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Oct 11, 2018

Australian researchers DOUBLE the number of known fast radio bursts

Posted by in category: alien life

Mysterious signals are being sent from deep in space.

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Oct 11, 2018

Almost like Columbia: Two crew members dodge death by an inch in botched Russian space launch

Posted by in category: space

Today’s launch abort was the first ever failure of the Soyuz FG launch vehicle, since it started in service in 2001.


A botched launch of the Russian spaceship Soyuz narrowly avoided becoming the latest fatal space incident on Thursday. Rescue systems managed to save the lives of two crew members and conduct an emergency landing.

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Oct 11, 2018

Soyuz Rocket Launch Failure Forces Emergency Landing for US-Russian Space Station Crew

Posted by in category: space

Aleksey Ovchinin and Nick Hague were scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 11, 2018.

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Oct 11, 2018

Moons can have moons and they are called moonmoons

Posted by in category: space

If a moon is big enough and far enough from its planet, it can host its own smaller moon, called a ‘moonmoon’ — and four worlds in our solar system fit the bill.

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Oct 11, 2018

Astronauts escape malfunctioning rocket

Posted by in category: space

A Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned during lift-off to the International Space Station.


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Oct 11, 2018

Cellular Senescence — Why we Age

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

As we get older, more and more of our the cells in our bodies become dysfunctional and enter into a state known as senescence. These senescent cells no longer divide or support the tissues and organs of which they are part; instead, they secrete a range of harmful inflammatory chemical signals, which are known as the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP).

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Oct 11, 2018

Lab-Grown Collagen Is Vegan and Eco-Friendly — and Identical to the Real Stuff

Posted by in category: futurism

Researchers have found a way to create lab-grown collagen without harming a single animal or placing an added strain on the environment.

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Oct 11, 2018

Why Futurism Has a Cultural Blindspot

Posted by in categories: futurism, space

In early 1999, during the halftime of a University of Washington basketball game, a time capsule from 1927 was opened. Among the contents of this portal to the past were some yellowing newspapers, a Mercury dime, a student handbook, and a building permit. The crowd promptly erupted into boos. One student declared the items “dumb.”

Such disappointment in time capsules seems to run endemic, suggests William E. Jarvis in his book Time Capsules: A Cultural History. A headline from The Onion, he notes, sums it up: “Newly unearthed time capsule just full of useless old crap.” Time capsules, after all, exude a kind of pathos: They show us that the future was not quite as advanced as we thought it would be, nor did it come as quickly. The past, meanwhile, turns out to not be as radically distinct as we thought.

In his book Predicting the Future, Nicholas Rescher writes that “we incline to view the future through a telescope, as it were, thereby magnifying and bringing nearer what we can manage to see.” So too do we view the past through the other end of the telescope, making things look farther away than they actually were, or losing sight of some things altogether.

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Oct 11, 2018

Chinese tech giant Huawei unveils A.I. chips, taking aim at giants like Qualcomm and Nvidia

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

Huawei unveiled two new artificial intelligence chips aimed at data centers and smart devices, pitting it against major silicon players including Qualcomm and Nvidia, as the Chinese giant laid out a strategy it hopes will drive growth in the next few years.


Huawei’s new chipsets are called the Ascend 910 and Ascend 310 and are designed to be used in data centers and internet-connected consumer devices.

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Oct 10, 2018

SpaceX Falcon9 Rocket Launch from San Diego

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