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May 19, 2022

Surveying for Habitable Interstellar Star Systems

Posted by in categories: alien life, futurism

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One day humanity might journey to new worlds and settle them, or discover life already on them, but first we’ll have to find those exoplanets under aliens suns.

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May 19, 2022

Super-sized atoms can be used as a receiver to stream live video

Posted by in category: particle physics

When excited by lasers, a tiny glass container filled with rubidium atoms can act as a receiver for streamed video signals.

May 19, 2022

Rare monkeypox outbreak in U.K., Europe and U.S.: What is it and should we worry?

Posted by in category: futurism

The cases point to possible sexual transmission of this cousin of smallpox — a previously unknown method of spread for monkeypox.

May 19, 2022

This $6,500, solar-powered electric car is coming to Europe in 2023 — see the Squad

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Squad city car. Squad Mobility. Dutch startup Squad Mobility unveiled its first car, the all-electric Squad. The tiny city car charges through a built-in solar panel and has 62 miles of driving range.

May 19, 2022

45 Years Later, Scientists Hone in on a Mysterious Alien Signal’s Origin

Posted by in category: futurism

A new study finds a few possible sources for the Wow! Signal, detected in 1977. The star, located 1,800 light years away, could be a good target for alien searches.

May 19, 2022

A bridge to Dath Ilan? Improved governance on the critical path to AI alignment

Posted by in categories: governance, robotics/AI

Showcasing my finalist entry in the Future of Life Institute’s AI worldbuilding competition.

May 19, 2022

U.S. monkeypox case reported, as Spain, Portugal report infections in growing outbreak

Posted by in category: futurism

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Two more European countries reported unusual monkeypox cases on Wednesday, a development that suggests an outbreak first spotted in the United Kingdom is more widespread than first believed.

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May 19, 2022

China Says Rover Discovered Glass Spheres on the Dark Side of the Moon

Posted by in category: space

Probs just an exterrestial’s ear ring or something 🤔


China’s Yutu-2 rover just won’t stop making — or at least claiming – weird discoveries on the Moon. Case in point, Chinese space authorities now say it’s found several mysterious glass spheres found on the far side of the lunar surface.

The team behind the discovery published a paper about the findings in the journal Science Bulletin, in which they describe the objects as “translucent glass globules.”

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May 19, 2022

Memory-restoring molecule provides new hope in the search for a cure for Alzheimer’s

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

An experiment in mice has shown that a protein in the nervous system can have a rejuvenating effect on older animals, a finding which may help with future research into how to treat the neurological disease.

May 18, 2022

More than 200 apps on Play Store with millions of downloads are stealing users’ passwords and sensitive information

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, finance, mobile phones

Researchers at Trend Micro identified a set of mobile apps available on the Google Play Store performing malicious tasks in the background, including stealing user credentials and banking details from Android users. Some of these apps have nearly 100,000 downloads, so the scope of the problem is considerable.

In total, the analysis revealed the detection of 200 malicious applications that hide code from dangerous malware variants, capable of putting users of the affected devices in serious trouble.

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