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Jun 22, 2020

A First-of-Its-Kind Robotic Dolphin? SeaWorld, Take Note

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Dolphins used in “swim with dolphins” programs endure misery. But these innovators are throwing exploited dolphins a lifeline—a robotic dolphin counterpart.

Jun 22, 2020

Photo of the Day: Eclipse shots from across Taiwan

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Taiwanese shutterbugs capture slew of photos of rare annular eclipse.

Jun 22, 2020

David Sinclair seeks £100m for anti-aging fight

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, life extension

One of the world’s greatest anti-aging scientists continues his groundbreaking efforts. In the photo next to Dr David Sinclair, there is a fella who kind of looks like my friend, Dr Yuancheng Ryan Lu. Is that you? (Dr Lu has confirmed that he is indeed the scientist on the right. Dr Sinclair is on the left.)

I can’t wait to see what they develop next!

Harvard scientist David Sinclair is one of Longevity’s big hitters. Just a year after raising $50M in Series B financing, his company Life Biosciences LLC is looking for $100M to progress its anti-aging research [1].

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Jun 22, 2020

Scientists plan a new orbiter mission to Pluto

Posted by in category: space

Researchers already are planning an ambitious spacecraft that will orbit the mysterious world.

Jun 22, 2020

Japanese supercomputer is world’s fastest

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, supercomputing

The supercomputer Fugaku – jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu, based on Arm technology – has taken first place on Top500, a ranking of the world’s fastest supercomputers.

It swept other rankings too – claiming the top spot on HPCG, a ranking of supercomputers running real-world applications; and HPL-AI, which ranks supercomputers based on their performance in artificial intelligence applications; and Graph 500, which ranks systems based on data-intensive loads.

This is the first time in history that the same supercomputer has achieved number one on Top500, HPCG, and Graph500 simultaneously. The awards were announced today at the ISC High Performance 2020 Digital, an international high-performance computing conference.

Jun 22, 2020

WWDC Special Event Keynote — June 22, 2020 – Apple

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Full stream ahead. Join us for the Apple Special Event Keynote on June 22, 2020 at 10 a.m. PDT. Set a reminder and we’ll send an update before the show.

Jun 22, 2020

Shares of Virgin Galactic surge after announcement that it will train astronauts for NASA

Posted by in category: space

Shares of Virgin Galactic shares jumped Monday after it signed an agreement with NASA that will allow the space tourism venture to train astronauts for trips to the International Space Station on flights to the edge of space.

The company — which is publicly traded but largely owned by founder Richard Branson and chairman Chamath Palihapitiya — announced on Monday that it signed a “Space Act Agreement” with NASA’s Johnson Space Center, which leads the agency’s astronaut program in Houston.

Shares of Virgin Galactic rose as much as 14% in early trading from its previous close of $15 a share.

Jun 22, 2020

Lab Mice Telomeres Do Not Break Them as Disease Models

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

With comments from Aubrey de Grey.

Bret Weinstein was interviewed on the Joe Rogan show and Bret claimed that the breeding protocols and telomeres of lab mice are broken. Bret claims that this problem is so severe that it calls into question the safety and correctness of decades of pharmaceutical studies.

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Jun 22, 2020

“Intelligent Concrete” Heals Itself – Enabling Highways and Bridges to Prevent Their Own Damage

Posted by in categories: materials, transportation

‘Intelligent concrete’ could cut down on road repairs and traffic.

Roads always seem to need repairs. Luna Lu is giving concrete the ability to “talk” and even heal itself.

Her lab at Purdue University is developing technology that would allow concrete-paved bridges and highways to reveal more accurately when they need repairs and to come equipped with materials that respond to potential damage.

Jun 22, 2020

NS-12 New Shepard Rocket Flight and Landing

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