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Dec 6, 2019

Scientists Are Studying a Massive Underwater Volcano off the Coast of Oregon

Posted by in category: futurism

300 miles off the coast of Oregon lies an active volcano, with a magma reservoir two thirds the length of Manhattan, that the world has never seen before.

Dec 6, 2019

Harvard, MIT, Duke, US Army Team Up on Terahertz Technology

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, security

Researchers have created a new terahertz radiation emitter with coveted frequency adjustment capability. The compact source could enable the development of futuristic communications, security, biomedical, and astronomical imaging systems.

Harvard University Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Duke University U.S. Army #lasers #photonics

Dec 6, 2019

Study finds aging tends to shift gears as you turn 34, 60 and 78

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

The blood-borne signs of aging – and indeed, perhaps the causes of aging – make three big shifts around the ages of 34, 60 and 78, a new Stanford-led study has discovered, potentially leading to new diagnostic tests and avenues of anti-aging research.

The study measured levels of nearly 3,000 individual proteins in the plasma of small blood samples from 4,263 people aged between 18 and 95, and found that 1,379 of these proteins varied significantly with a subject’s age. Indeed, with information about levels of just 373 of these proteins, the researchers found they could predict a subject’s age “with great accuracy,” and an even smaller subset of just nine proteins could do a “passable” job.

Proteins are the body’s workhorses, carrying out instructions from all the body’s cells. Changes in their levels in our blood reflect the starting, stopping and changing of different biological processes. The researchers found that these changes were often quite sudden – levels of a protein would remain stable in the blood for years, and then rapidly plunge or leap, rather than showing a steady increase or decline.

Dec 6, 2019

The Language You Speak Influences Where Your Attention Goes

Posted by in category: futurism

It’s all because of the similarities between words.

Dec 6, 2019

This A.I. pocket device translates languages in real-time

Posted by in categories: media & arts, robotics/AI

The ONE Mini is a Swiss Army knife of translation tech, interpreting 12 different foreign languages with a host of features. The audio recorder captures speech, then uses cutting-edge neural machine AI to produce highly accurate text or verbal translations. If you’re in a foreign country, ONE Mini can literally be your voice as you navigate the culture.

ONE Mini also provides premium live interpreter service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for conversations that require more complex interaction. With a single button push, ONE Mini connects via Bluetooth with a qualified interpreter able to offer full nuanced communication so important details don’t get lost in translation.

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Dec 6, 2019

Israeli start-up to process blood test in 10 minutes cleared by US FDA

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Israeli startup Sight Diagnostics said on Wednesday the US Food and Drug Administration had cleared its device that can process results for the most commonly needed blood test in about ten minutes. The regulator’s nod means that laboratories that run relatively lesser tests on a day to day basis may also be able to conduct the complete blood count (CBC) test with just two drops of blood.

Dec 6, 2019

U Cast Studios

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Just before the 14 minute mark: “I believe that most people today have a respectable chance of living to 1,000, or indeed any other number you might think of.”


The Talk Spot is an interview show where we have guests of all backgrounds on. This episode features author and biomedical gerontologist, Aubrey de Grey.

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Dec 6, 2019

Scientists Are Contemplating a 1,000-Year Space Mission to Save Humanity

Posted by in categories: climatology, Elon Musk, space, sustainability, virtual reality

VR and Interstellar Travel

Crew members in route to a distant planet may best be accommodated by full immersion VR. The actual spaceship could be reduced to a relatively simple, small, well-shielded vehicle. Inside the crew’s biological material could be supported by a simplified nutrition, waste and maintenance system. Their minds could inhabit a fully immersive VR environment that would provide them with all the luxuries of vast, diverse spaces and experiences — complete with simulated gravity, simulated pleasant nature-like and artificial environments, and simulated meals.

They could also engage in simulating the type of society they intend to build once they arrive in their new physical environment, using similar constraints to the ones they will encounter. This could allow many years for actual human experiences to test and refine what they will build and how they will interact in their new home.

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Dec 5, 2019

Singapore’s human-centric artificial intelligence strategy | The Straits Times

Posted by in categories: education, finance, habitats, robotics/AI, security

The national artificial intelligence strategy, which was unveiled in November, will focus on five key sectors — transport and logistics, smart cities and estates, safety and security, healthcare, and education.

Read the full story: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/tapping-ai-to-deliver…ect-issues

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Dec 5, 2019

No-tank scuba diving

Posted by in category: futurism

This floating device lets you dive without scuba gear.

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