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Nov 19, 2019

Tardigrades, Cryptobiosis, and Survival at the Extremes!! — Dr. Thomas Boothby, University of Wyoming — ideaXme — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, alien life, bioengineering, biotech/medical, chemistry, cryonics, DNA, futurism, genetics, health

Nov 19, 2019

I spent a week with a doomsday prepper in the outback. This is how it changed me

Posted by in category: existential risks

“Doomsday prepping”, or “survivalism”, is on the rise in Australia, as it is in the US and UK.

This is despite “preppers” being widely met with ridicule or fear (as the New York Times writes, prepping reality TV shows “are full of people lovingly cradling their weaponry, which in many cases is frighteningly extensive”).

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Nov 18, 2019

An imitation learning approach to train robots without the need for real human demonstrations

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

Most humans can learn how to complete a given task by observing another person perform it just once. Robots that are programmed to learn by imitating humans, however, typically need to be trained on a series of human demonstrations before they can effectively reproduce the desired behavior.

Researchers were recently able to teach robots to execute new tasks by having them observe a single human demonstration, using meta-learning approaches. However, these learning techniques typically require real-world data that can be expensive and difficult to collect.

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Nov 18, 2019

Breakthrough discovery in plants’ DNA may lead to slowing aging process in humans

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

A “missing link” of cellular immortality has been found between single-celled animals, humans and the plant kingdom, according to a new study.

Nov 18, 2019

Chrome, Safari, Edge, Office 365 Hacked During Chinese Contest—But iPhone 11 Attack Fails

Posted by in category: mobile phones

A Chinese contest has pitched the country’s greatest hackers against the world’s leading technologies—and sent a message to the West.

Nov 18, 2019

Landmark Longevity Summits at King’s College London

Posted by in categories: finance, governance, government, life extension, policy, robotics/AI

“Demonstrate That Top Financial and Tech Corporations Are Committed to Longevity”

This week two Landmark International Longevity Summits in London attracted the attention of scientists, government officials, major financial corporations, insurance companies, investment banks, and technology companies from around the world. The Landmark AI for Longevity Summit and the First International Longevity Policy and Governance Summit at King’s College London are expected to become the world-leading forums for the Longevity Industry.

Nov 18, 2019

What Happens When We Die? Insights from Resuscitation Science, Sessions 1 & 2

Posted by in category: science

By the new york academy of sciences on livestream —

Nov 18, 2019

China Killing Prisoners To Harvest Organs For Transplant: New Report Exposes Cover-Up

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

We must use the power of #Capitalism to destroy #Communist #China and their illegal organ harvesting that is killing millions of people and is a human rights violation because of #genocide. Free #HongKong, #Tibet, and #Taiwan.

China has been accused of the “state-run mass murder” of prisoners for their organs. Now the country is also accused of a systematic cover-up.

Nov 18, 2019

NASA Picks SpaceX, Blue Origin and More to Join Private Moon Lander Project

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, satellites

NASA has recruited SpaceX’s Starship, Blue Origin’s Blue Moon and three other commercial lunar lander ideas to join its Artemis moon program.

Today (Nov. 18), NASA announced the selection of SpaceX, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp., Ceres Robotics and Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc. to join its Commercial Lunar Payload Services program (CLPS). The five companies can now vie to deliver robotic payloads to the lunar surface for NASA, helping to pave the way for the return of astronauts to the moon by 2024.

Nov 18, 2019

Third case of plague linked to Black Death found in China after hunter eats wild rabbit

Posted by in category: food

Plague reported after hunter eats wild rabbit is third such case of the illness in China this month. Officials said it is not linked to the other cases.