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Jul 15, 2019

Britain makes Alan Turing, the father of AI, the face of its 50-pound note

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI

Decades after his chemical castration by the British government and subsequent suicide, Alan Turing, the wartime codebreaker, pioneering computer scientist, and founder of artificial intelligence, will appear on the nation’s 50 pound note.

Jul 15, 2019

‘Digital alchemy’ reverse-engineers useful crystals

Posted by in category: materials

Rather than waiting around for serendipity, materials scientists would like to dream up a wonder material and then figure out how to make it. It’s this “inverse” approach to designing materials—working backward from the desired properties—that the team is calling “digital alchemy.”

“It really allows us to focus on the outcome and leverage what we know to find a starting point to building that material,” says Greg van Anders, a corresponding author of the paper and now an assistant professor of physics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Jul 15, 2019

Some Parents Are Feeding Parasites to Their Kids With Autism

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Evidence connecting the condition to the human microbiome is growing stronger. Could swallowing tapeworms really help?

Jul 15, 2019

To Prepare for the Dangers of Space, Scientists Are 3D Printing Human Skin Upside Down

Posted by in category: 3D printing

Who knows what could happen out there?

Jul 15, 2019

The Moment That Made Neil Armstrong’s Heart Rate Spike

Posted by in category: space

Real-time data from the Apollo 11 astronauts, carefully monitored by Mission Control, capture the frenzied maneuvers that put men on the moon.

Jul 15, 2019

In the Philippines students have to plant 10 trees before they can graduate

Posted by in category: sustainability

Growing up.


Jul 15, 2019

Aging Analytics Agency Photo 8

Posted by in category: life extension

€œTop-30 Longevity Conferences 2019–2020 € is a 60-page open-access analytical report by Aging Analytics Agency that uses cost-benefit analysis to identify the Top-30 Longevity Conferences globally taking place in 2019–2020, including detailed analysis and infographics on their regional distribution, cost, and focus.

Link to the Report:

The report is complemented by a comprehensive online Longevity Conferences IT-Platform that contains data on 150 Longevity-related conferences taking place in 2019–2020.

Jul 15, 2019

7 astonishing statistics you need to know to understand modern China

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Home to the world’s largest floating solar energy plant.


Jul 15, 2019

China has 99% of the world’s electric buses

Posted by in categories: futurism, sustainability

Next stop: a cleaner future.


Jul 15, 2019

This start-up has invented an amazing way to make food last longer

Posted by in category: food

A natural solution to food waste.