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Nov 27, 2019

Cyborg Soldier 2050: Human/Machine Fusion and the Implications for the Future of the DOD

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, health, law, military

[Editor’s Note: Mad Science Laboratory is pleased to excerpt below the Executive Summary from a DoD Biotechnologies for Health and Human Performance Council (BHPC) study group report entitled, Cyborg Soldier 2050: Human/Machine Fusion and the Implications for the Future of the DOD. This report, authored by Peter Emanuel, Scott Walper, Diane DiEuliis, Natalie Klein, James B. Petro, and James Giordano (proclaimed Mad Scientist); and published by the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (CCDC CBC), culminates a year-long assessment to forecast and evaluate the military implications of machines that are physically integrated with the human body to augment and enhance human performance over the next 30 years. This report summarizes this assessment and findings; identifies four potential military-use cases for new technologies in this area; and makes seven recommendations on how the U.S. should proceed regarding human/machine enhancement technologies. Enjoy!]

A DoD BHPC study group surveyed a wide range of current and emerging technologies relevant to assisting and augmenting human performance in many domains. The team used this information to develop a series of vignettes as case studies for discussion and analysis including feasibility; military application; and ethical, legal, and social implication (ELSI) considerations.

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Nov 27, 2019

Is CRISPR Therapeutics the Best Gene-Editing Stock Right Now?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Following strong results for its flagship CTX001 drug, should you add CRISPR to your portfolio?

Nov 27, 2019

AI recreates videos people are watching

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

By analysing people’s brainwaves, artificial intelligence could work out what videos people were watching and roughly recreate them on a screen.

Nov 27, 2019

Time Travel! — ideaXme — University of Connecticut’s Dr. Ron Mallet — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, alien life, anti-gravity, astronomy, bionic, cosmology, cryonics, general relativity, gravity, health

Nov 27, 2019

Theoretical Physicist Explores Real World Time Travel Possibilities

Posted by in categories: health, information science, mathematics, physics, space, time travel

Ira Pastor, ideaXme exponential health ambassador, interviews Dr. Ronald Mallett, Professor Emeritus, Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics at the University of Connecticut.

Ira Pastor Comments:

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Nov 27, 2019

A Fifth Fundamental Force Could Really Exist, But We Haven’t Found It Yet

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

The universe is governed by four fundamental forces: gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. These forces drive the motion and behavior of everything we see around us. At least that’s what we think. But over the past several years there’s been increasing evidence of a fifth fundamental force. New research hasn’t discovered this fifth force, but it does show that we still don’t fully understand these cosmic forces.

The fundamental forces are a part of the standard model of particle physics. This model describes all the various quantum particles we observe, such as electrons, protons, antimatter, and such. Quarks, neutrinos and the Higgs boson are all part of the model.

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Nov 26, 2019

The Expanse Season 4

Posted by in categories: alien life, futurism

Discover what lies beyond the Ring Gate as the Rocinante lands on Ilus to find tensions at a full boil. Full season coming December 13, 2019 on Amazon Prime Video.

» The Expanse returns 12/13. Watch the current season with Prime:

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Nov 26, 2019

ESA studies impact of hibernating astronauts on space missions

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space travel

Looking forward to the first manned Mars mission, ESA is delving into how astronaut hibernation would affect space missions. Based on sending six humans on a five-year mission to the Red Planet, the study suggests that using hibernation would allow the mass of the spacecraft to be reduced by a third, and the amount of consumables cut by roughly the same amount.

The idea of astronauts sleeping their way through a deep-space mission lasting months or years has been a staple plot device of science fiction since at least the 1930s and has featured in many movies as a way to speed up the story. Despite the chance of waking up to find one’s self on a planet run by apes, it’s an idea that is very attractive to real-life mission planners as a way to both reduce the supplies needed for lengthy missions and to keep the crew from going crazy.

The technology to actually make humans hibernate like bears or other mammals is still in its infancy, but that hasn’t stopped ESA from looking at how hibernation could impact spacecraft designs and missions in general. Originally, studied as part of the space agency’s Basic Activities research, hibernation is regarded as a key enabling technology and now ESA’s Concurrent Design Facility (CDF), along with scientists from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the University of Goethe, Frankfurt, are looking at the advantages that sleeping astronauts might bring to a Mars mission.

Nov 26, 2019

Samsung’s roadmap for Android 10 update leaks online

Posted by in category: mobile phones

Samsung’s leaked Android 10 roadmap has a lot of blanks which raise questions about many devices and there should be an official confirmation soon.

Nov 26, 2019

Using light to generate order in an exotic material

Posted by in categories: materials, physics

Physics experiment with ultrafast laser pulses produces a previously unseen phase of matter.