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May 27, 2016

Techies seek refuge from devices — By Wendy Lee | San Francisco Chronicle

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“This summer, more than 2,000 people, many of them employees of the Bay Area’s tech giants and startups, will participate in six Camp Grounded events in California, New York, North Carolina and Texas as a way to reconnect with fellow human beings without a laptop, smartphone or Apple Watch.”

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May 27, 2016

Two-hundred-terabyte maths proof is largest ever

Posted by in category: computing

A computer has cracked the Boolean Pythagorean triples problem — but is it really maths?

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May 27, 2016

8 Reasons The Business World is Looking For Sustainability Experts

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More and more businesses are upping their green game — in both senses of the hue — and are looking to hire people who can help them do it.

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May 27, 2016

The New ‘Deus Ex’ Trailer Is a Scary Dystopian Movie

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Next game in the franchise is all about social commentary.

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May 27, 2016

Tesla driver asleep

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, sustainability, transportation

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A Tesla driver was caught sleeping on the highway with his car on Autopilot.

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May 27, 2016

MMTP — Major Mouse Testing Program — Interview with Daria Khaltourina — ILA

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, life extension

MMTP Campaign update “Aging is a disease”.

Crowdfunding Campaign:

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May 26, 2016

These ‘stealth motorcycles’ DARPA commissioned could run on nearly any fuel

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

Say this for DARPA, it’s not shy about picking ominous names for its projects. Or, in this case, not worried when the partners it works with choose them. Pictured above: the “Nightmare” a “stealth bike” developed by LSA Autonomy for DARPA that has just been moved on to the second stage of development, according to Defense One. DARPA commissioned both it and another bike from Logos Technologies to meet some specific goals: run quietly on electric power, but also run on whatever fuel a soldier in the field.

Alex Dzwill of Logos told Defense One that its bike, the SilentHawk, could run on anything from gasoline to propane to jet fuel:” It will figure it out.”

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May 26, 2016

Apple’s flirtation with buying HBO parent hints at content ambitions

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, business, media & arts, mobile phones, singularity, virtual reality

While Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are moving forward with nextgen technologies such as VR & AR, QC, bio & nano technologies, etc used to advance areas such as Singularity and longevity.; Apples going bigger in the entertainment and media space.

Even if Apple never made an actual move to buy Time Warner, a tentative approach shows that the iPhone maker is serious about getting into media content.

Eddy Cue, who’s in charge of iTunes and Apple Music, brought up the idea of a possible deal with Time Warner corporate strategy head Olaf Olafsson in a meeting late last year, according to a person familiar with the situation. While the two never started negotiations, Time Warner, which owns HBO and the Warner Brothers studio, is on the top of the list of media companies Apple would buy should it eventually commit to the content business, the person said.

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May 26, 2016

China may send the first unhackable messages with quantum encryption

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, encryption, quantum physics, satellites

I sure hope US, Canada, UK, etc. are already for a Quantum Net China.

China is set to become the first nation in the world to launch a quantum communications satellite, which might make its data hacker-proof.

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May 26, 2016

Doubling down on Schrödinger’s cat

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

Could Yale physicists finally give Schrödinger’s cat a second box to play in proving the superposition of states.

Yale physicists have given Schrödinger’s famous cat a second box to play in, and the result may help further the quest for reliable quantum computing.

Schrödinger’s cat is a well-known paradox that applies the concept of superposition in quantum physics to objects encountered in everyday life. The idea is that a cat is placed in a sealed box with a radioactive source and a poison that will be triggered if an atom of the radioactive substance decays. Quantum physics suggests that the cat is both alive and dead (a superposition of states), until someone opens the box and, in doing so, changes the quantum state.

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