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Aug 11, 2017

Donald J. Trump

Posted by in category: military

@realDonaldTrump “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!”

#LockedAndLoaded

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Aug 11, 2017

The billionaire space race

Posted by in categories: business, government, space

How the tech billionaires are planning to send you into space.

John Thornhill investigates whether big government or big business will fund the future of space exploration.

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Aug 11, 2017

Kalpana Two was the result of a collaboration with a number of colleagues to design a comfortable 500 person space station

Posted by in category: space

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Aug 11, 2017

EmDrive: Designs for reusable launch vehicle and personal flight vehicle revealed

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, satellites

The inventor of the EmDrive, a controversial space propulsion device that may speed up space travel, has revealed details of how it could be used to create a reusable launch vehicle to take rockets and satellites into space, as well as for personal flight.

Roger Shawyer has published a presentation about the third generation of the EmDrive, which he says is an improvement on the second generation. The original concept for the EmDrive, developed in 2008, was designed to enable in-orbit propulsion. The second generation, which has been in development since 2010, uses a superconducting cavity.

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Aug 10, 2017

Cleaning up space rubbish means thinking like a gecko. Here’s why

Posted by in category: space

Gecko-like grippers could provide a solution to cleaning up space junk.

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Aug 10, 2017

Immortality: welcome to the transhumanist era

Posted by in categories: life extension, transhumanism

I’m excited to announce a feature on transhumanism and my governor run in one of Asia’s premier publications, the South China Morning Post. This is in their weekend magazine:


Enter Zoltan Istvan, the wannabe governor of California whose transhumanist agenda has influential fans, including dotcom billionaires hoping to live forever.

By Richard Godwin

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Aug 10, 2017

DeepMind and Blizzard open StarCraft II as an AI research environment

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

DeepMind’s scientific mission is to push the boundaries of AI by developing systems that can learn to solve complex problems. To do this, we design agents and test their ability in a wide range of environments from the purpose-built DeepMind Lab to established games, such as Atari and Go.

Testing our agents in games that are not specifically designed for AI research, and where humans play well, is crucial to benchmark agent performance. That is why we, along with our partner Blizzard Entertainment, are excited to announce the release of SC2LE, a set of tools that we hope will accelerate AI research in the real-time strategy game StarCraft II. The SC2LE release includes:

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Aug 10, 2017

Ossia thinks it’s licked the problems with through-the-air charging

Posted by in category: electronics

Plenty of companies are working on through-the-air charging for consumer electronics, but they face a lot of problems. One company believes it has licked all of these problems.

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Aug 10, 2017

First CRISPR-ed human embryos reported in US

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

The first successful attempt to remove inherited disease by genetically modifying human embryos has reportedly taken place in the US using CRISPR.

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Aug 10, 2017

There’s A Free Stock Waiting For You

Posted by in category: futurism

This is the future of personal trading. Just like udacity free collage. This is free trading. No fees for sign up, no fees to buy stocks.


There’s A free stock waiting for you

Shane invited you to Robinhood! Sign up now to find out what free stock you’ll get. It could be a stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint.

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