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Sep 14, 2019

Devices onboard Chandrayaan-2 orbiter gamechangers

Posted by in category: space

Former chairman of Isro A S Kiran Kumar on Thursday described the Chandrayaan-2 mission as a success, despite the loss of the Vikram lander on the lunar surface.

“Yes, there is sadness because we came so close to making a landing on the moon, but the mission itself cannot be called a failure because, for one, it is still ongoing,” Kumar said, speaking at the convocation of IISc.

Sep 14, 2019

Google Earth finds remains of man missing since 1997

Posted by in category: futurism

For 22 years, a missing person case in Florida went unsolved. Until, someone saw something strange on Google Earth. Manuel Bojorquez explains.

Sep 14, 2019

Drinking a cup of tea each day is good for your brain

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Three dozen adults who were all aged 60 or above were asked to take part a range of cognitive tests for the study.

Researchers led by a team based at the National University of Singapore also took MRI scans of the volunteers.

All of the participants, from Singapore, were also asked about how often they drink green, black or oolong tea, as well as coffee.

Sep 14, 2019

Switzerland: Hub of a new ‘Longevity Valley’?

Posted by in category: life extension

Aging Analytics Agency special case study reveals how Switzerland could become the new European Longevity hotspot.

Sep 14, 2019

You Can Now Prove a Whole Blockchain With One Math Problem – Really

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, mathematics

The Electric Coin Company (ECC) says it discovered a new way to scale blockchains with “recursive proof composition,” a proof to verify the entirety of a blockchain in one function. For the ECC and zcash, the new project, Halo, may hold the key to privacy at scale.

A privacy coin based on zero-knowledge proofs, referred to as zk-SNARKs, zcash’s current underlying protocol relies on “trusted setups.” These mathematical parameters were used twice in zcash’s short history: upon its launch in 2016 and first large protocol change, Sapling, in 2018.

Zcash masks transations through zk-SNARKs but the creation of initial parameters remains an issue. By not destroying a transaction’s mathematical foundation – the trusted setup – the holder can produce forged zcash.

Sep 14, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Detects Heart Failure From One Heartbeat With 100% Accuracy

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

Amazing 100% I hope it is real and next we can detect more diseases easier and more accurate.

Doctors can detect heart failure from a single heartbeat with 100% accuracy using a new artificial intelligence-driven neural network.

That’s according to a recent study published in Biomedical Signal Processing and Control Journal, which explores how emerging technology can improve existing methods of detecting congestive heart failure.

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Sep 14, 2019

New cinematic trailer for Occupy Mars simulation game released

Posted by in categories: entertainment, food, space travel

The Martian frontier is yours in Occupy Mars — the upcoming (as of today: Coming soon) highly technical open world simulation game about Mars colonization from Polish indie game developer Pyramid Games. In the game you will be able to “build and upgrade your base, discover new amazing regions, conduct mining operations, retrieve water and generate oxygen, grow crops, fix broken parts, learn how to survive on Mars!”

Here is the newest cinematic trailer of the game and beautiful HD images from it. Note the SpaceX’s Starman style spacesuit and ITS v2016 Starship.

Sep 14, 2019

NASA Nabs Emmy Nominations for SpaceX Launch, Mars Landing

Posted by in category: space travel

NASA coverage of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon test flight and the InSight landing on Mars have nabbed two Emmy nominations for 2019.

Sep 14, 2019

Uncovering how the body ages is leading to drugs to reverse it

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Young blood not required

Sep 14, 2019

International Space Station Streaks Across Jerusalem’s Night Sky (Photo)

Posted by in category: space

Miguel Claro is a professional photographer, author and science communicator based in Lisbon, Portugal, who creates spectacular images of the night sky. As a European Southern Observatory Photo Ambassador, a member of The World At Night and the official astrophotographer of the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, he specializes in astronomical “skyscapes” that connect Earth and the night sky. Join him here as he takes us through his photograph “A Sky Without Religious Boundaries Shows the ISS Above the Historic Old City of Jerusalem.”

The image shows the path of the International Space Station (ISS) crossing a sky free of any religious, cultural or ethnic boundaries above the beautiful and historic city of Jerusalem.