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Nov 19, 2019

The danger of AI is weirder than you think | Janelle Shane

Posted by in categories: business, food, information science, robotics/AI

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Nov 19, 2019

Physicists Just Created the Most Detailed Simulation of the Universe in History

Posted by in categories: physics, space

An international team of scientists has created the most detailed large-scale model of the universe to date, a simulation they call TNG50.

Nov 19, 2019

Beyond Stem Cells: Regenerating Tissue with Our Immune System | Under 30 Summit 2019

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism

Researchers working on ways to accelerate the body’s healing and regeneration. But what are the limits of that science and what does its future look like?

Nov 19, 2019

Bill Gates-backed solar startup announces major breakthrough

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Heliogen is a startup that wants to “replace fuels with sunlight.” And the Bill Gates-backed solar startup, which has flown under the radar until today, has made a major green-energy breakthrough for heavy industry. Heliogen “has created the world’s first technology that can commercially replace fuels with carbon-free, ultra-high temperature heat from the sun.”

Nov 19, 2019

ESA studies human hibernation for space travel

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space travel

In movies and books, fictional astronauts enter ‘suspended animation’ to cross the vastness of space. Recently ESA investigated how real-life crew hibernation would impact a space mission to Mars.

Nov 19, 2019

Google Confirms Android Camera Security Threat: ‘Hundreds Of Millions’ Of Users Affected

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, security

Vulnerabilities in the Google Camera app left hackers able to take photos, and silently record audio and video, even when the phone was locked.

Nov 19, 2019

First detection of sugars in meteorites gives clues to origin of life

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, space

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/goddard/2019/sugars-in-meteorites

An international team has found sugars essential to life in meteorites. The new discovery adds to the growing list of biologically important compounds that have been found in meteorites, supporting the hypothesis that chemical reactions in asteroids—the parent bodies of many meteorites—can make some of life’s ingredients. If correct, meteorite bombardment on ancient Earth may have assisted the origin of life with a supply of life’s .

The team discovered ribose and other bio-essential sugars including arabinose and xylose in two different meteorites that are rich in carbon, NWA 801 (type CR2) and Murchison (type cm2). Ribose is a crucial component of RNA (). In much of modern life, RNA serves as a messenger molecule, copying genetic instructions from the DNA molecule (deoxyribonucleic acid) and delivering them to molecular factories within the cell called ribosomes that read the RNA to build specific proteins needed to carry out life processes.

Nov 19, 2019

New Data From First Human Crispr Trials Shows Promising Results

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

The clinical trials show that two patients have potentially been cured of their genetic illnesses.

Nov 19, 2019

Peak phosphorus

Posted by in categories: futurism, materials

Peak phosphorus is a concept to describe the point in time when humanity reaches the maximum global production rate of phosphorus as an industrial and commercial raw material. The term is used in an equivalent way to the better-known term peak oil.[2] The issue was raised as a debate on whether a “peak phosphorus” was imminent or not around 2010, but was largely dismissed after USGS and other organizations increased the world estimates on available phosphorus resources.[3]

Phosphorus is a finite (limited) resource that is widespread in the Earth’s crust and in living organisms but is relatively scarce in concentrated forms, which are not evenly distributed across the Earth. The only cost-effective production method to date is the mining of phosphate rock, but only a few countries have significant reserves of it. The top four are Morocco, China, Algeria and Syria. Estimates for future production vary significantly depending on modelling and assumptions on extractable volumes, but it is inescapable that future production of phosphate rock will be heavily influenced by Morocco in the foreseeable future.[4]

Means of commercial phosphorus production besides mining are few because the phosphorus cycle does not include significant gas-phase transport.[5] The predominant source of phosphorus in modern times is phosphate rock (as opposed to the guano that preceded it). According to some researchers, Earth’s commercial and affordable phosphorus reserves are expected to be depleted in 50–100 years and peak phosphorus to be reached in approximately 2030.[2][6] Others suggest that supplies will last for several hundreds of years.[7] As with the timing of peak oil, the question is not settled, and researchers in different fields regularly publish different estimates of the rock phosphate reserves.[8].

Nov 19, 2019

Brent Nally interviews Dr. Michael Fossel about Telocyte and telomerase gene therapy on 11/16/2019

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, ethics, finance, life extension, media & arts, neuroscience, transhumanism

Haven’t heard from Fossel in awhile. This is long but well indexed in the notes.


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