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Jul 1, 2019

Eye-tracking, depth-sensing “autofocal” glasses keep everything looking sharp

Posted by in category: futurism

No matter how good your eyesight, there’s a decent chance that it’ll start to fade at a certain point in your life. Presbyopia is a common form of age-induced far-sightedness, where the lenses in the eyes become stiff and have trouble focusing on close-up objects. Now a Stanford team has developed a pair of high-tech specs called autofocals, which use fluid-filled lenses, depth-sensing cameras and eye-tracking technology to make sure whatever a wearer is looking at stays sharp.

Jul 1, 2019

The Worm That Nearly Ate the Internet

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet

Today, thanks to extraordinary sleuthing by the F.B.I. and some of the world’s premier cybersecurity experts, there are answers to these questions. They offer an unsettling reminder of the remarkable sophistication of a growing network of cybercriminals and nation states — and the vulnerability of not just our computers, but the internet itself.

It infected 10 million computers. So why did cybergeddon never arrive?

Credit Credit Cathryn Virginia

Jun 30, 2019

Mars May Become a Socialist Nation of Strong-Boned Ship-Dwellers

Posted by in category: space

A city on Mars could lead to something completely unpredictable.

Jun 30, 2019

‘Near’ Infinite Data Compression Possible

Posted by in category: computing

Student from Canberra, Australia confirms that ‘near’ infinite data compression is possible.

Has proven that ‘near’ infinite compression of data is possible. Can shrink Terabytes of data to under 1440KB.Could technically store known, or ‘explored’, universe in an object smaller than a grapefruit.

  • (Smaller than a grapefruit seed in fact!).
  • How close to ‘zero’ (infinite) can you get?, much smaller than 1440KB he’ll say that much.

Jun 30, 2019

Laser Interferometry and Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Posted by in categories: futurism, quantum physics

The Division focuses on the detection of gravitational waves and the development of gravitational-wave astronomy. This comprises the development and operation of large gravitational-wave detectors on the ground as well as in space, but also a full range of supporting laboratory experiments in quantum optics and laser physics.

According to Einstein´s theory of General Relativity, accelerated masses produce gravitational waves – perturbations of spacetime propagating at the speed of light through the universe, unhindered by intervening mass. The direct observation of gravitational waves on September 14, 2015 added a new sense to our perception of the Universe.

In the future, we will for the first time listen to the Universe.

Jun 30, 2019

China’s water-fueled car is too good to be true

Posted by in category: transportation

China’s first hydrogen car is a tale of exaggeration.

Jun 30, 2019

Dr. Leroy Hood, Co-founder, Chief Strategy Officer, and Professor, Institute for Systems Biology — ideaXme Show — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biological, bioprinting, biotech/medical, business, DNA, genetics, health, life extension

Jun 30, 2019

Rocket Lab successfully launches seventh Electron rocket for ‘Make It Rain’ mission

Posted by in category: satellites

Private rocket launch startup Rocket Lab has succeeded in launching its ‘Make It Rain’ mission, which took off yesterday from the company’s private Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand. On board Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket (its seventh to launch so far) were multiple satellites flow for various clients in a rideshare arrangement brokered by Rocket Lab client Spaceflight.

Payloads for the launch included a satellite for Spaceflight subsidiary BlackSky, which will join its existing orbital imaging constellation. There was also a CubeSat operated by the Melbourne Space Program, and two Prometheus satellites launched for the U.Special Operations Command.

Rocket Lab had to delay launch a couple of times earlier in the week owing to suboptimal launch conditions, but yesterday’s mission went off without a hitch at 12:30 AM EDT/4:30 PM NZST. After successfully lifting off and achieving orbit, Rocket Lab’s Electron also deployed all of its payloads to their target orbits as planned.

Jun 30, 2019

NCSU scientists find antibiotic resistant Salmonella; new outbreak hits 62 people in US

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a gene that gives Salmonella resistance to antibiotics of last resort in a sample taken from a human patient in the U.S. The find is the first evidence that the gene mcr-3.1 has made its way into the U.S. from Asia.

The news comes as a new Salmonella outbreak has hit the US, leaving 62 people ill across eight states.

There are more than 2,500 known serotypes of Salmonella. In the U.S., Salmonella enterica 4,[5],12:i:- ST34 is responsible for a significant percentage of human illnesses. The drug resistance gene in question – known as mcr-3.1 – gives Salmonella resistance to colistin, the drug of last resort for treating infections caused by multidrug-resistant Salmonella.

Jun 30, 2019

Space station mold survives 200 times the radiation dose that would kill a human

Posted by in category: space

New study suggests that fungi are an overlooked interplanetary contamination threat.