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Sep 23, 2019

Space-tech startups in India are gaining ground

Posted by in categories: government, space

India’s space programme has thus far been a government-backed effort. But now that is changing, with the emergence of a clutch of space technology startups. From propulsion and rocket technology ventures such as Bellatrix, to satellite makers such as Dhruva Space and Team Indus that aspire to bid for entire programmes rather than supply piece-meal components, there are now about two dozen startups in this field compared to only a handful three years ago.


India’s space programme has, so far, been a government backed effort with Isro. With new technology and falling costs, a clutch of space technology startups are garnering domestic and global clients.

Sep 22, 2019

Novel anti-cancer nanomedicine for efficient chemotherapy

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

Researchers at the University of Helsinki in collaboration with researchers from Åbo Akademi University (Finland) and Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China) have developed a new anti-cancer nanomedicine for targeted cancer chemotherapy. This new nano-tool provides a new approach to use cell-based nanomedicines for efficient cancer chemotherapy.

Sep 22, 2019

A deepfake pioneer says ‘perfectly real’ manipulated videos are just 6 months away

Posted by in category: futurism

Deepfake artist Hao Li said that soon we will get to the point where there is no way to actually detect deepfakes.

Sep 22, 2019

Feast your eyes on this ‘dead’ nearby galaxy, thanks to Hubble

Posted by in category: space

Galaxies come in all shapes and sizes, and the galaxies most pleasing to the eye are always in the most recognizable shapes. Dramatic spirals with outstretched arms, bursting with newborn stars are always a jaw-dropping sight, after all. Messier 110 is most definitely not in that group.

Messier 110 is what is known as an elliptical galaxy. It doesn’t have well-formed features, and it’s not a swirling mass of eye candy. It’s just a big blob of stars hanging out around the nearby Andromeda galaxy. As far as galaxies go, it’s rather small, but NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has a certain knack for making even “small” destinations in space look larger than life.

As NASA explains, this photo of Messier 110 reveals the galaxy’s true personality. It’s not particularly flashy or fun, but it is absolutely packed with stars, and while there are no obvious star nurseries to be seen, scientists think new stars are still being born here.

Sep 22, 2019

Mike Adams: Google Close To Cracking All Cryptocurrency With 256 Bit Encryption, Including Bitcoin…US Military Secrets Also Breakable

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, encryption, military

Other companies are even closer than Google, and it’s about more than just cracking cryptocurrency. Mike has the details in this breaking report…

Sep 22, 2019

Honey I shrunk the kids! Real life ‘shrink ray’ reduces 3D structures to 1/1000th their original size

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, robotics/AI

SCIENTISTS have created a “shrink ray” that can reduce objects to one-thousandth of their original size.

The mind-blowing gizmo could one day be used to create nano-robots that are smaller that we can physically produce today.

This brings us a step closer to making 1989 sci-fi comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids a reality.

Sep 22, 2019

Neil deGrasse Tyson: How to Stop the Sun from Burning Out

Posted by in categories: futurism, internet

What could we do to stop our Sun from eventually expanding and burning out? In this Cosmic Query, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how we can prolong the life of a star. Co-host Chuck Nice offers his sci-fi option for Earth’s future.

This “Behind the Scenes” video was shot during the recording of our episode, “Cosmic Queries: The Sun and other Stars.” If you’d like to listen to the full podcast, click here: http://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-the-sun-and-other-stars/.

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Sep 22, 2019

A Sputnik Moment For The U.S. As China Forges Ahead In Tech Innovation

Posted by in category: innovation

A new Council on Foreign Relations Report concludes that the U.S. better put in place a national innovation strategy if it is to keep its world-leading position against its number one challenger, China.

Sep 22, 2019

Artificial Intelligence: it will kill us | Jay Tuck | TEDxHamburgSalon

Posted by in categories: drones, military, policy, robotics/AI

For more information on Jay Tuck, please visit our website www.tedxhamburg.de

US defense expert Jay Tuck was news director of the daily news program ARD-Tagesthemen and combat correspondent for GermanTelevision in two Gulf Wars. He has produced over 500 segments for the network. His investigative reports on security policy, espionage activities and weapons technology appear in leading newspapers, television networks and magazines throughout Europe, including Cicero, Focus, PC-Welt, Playboy, Stern, Welt am Sonntag and ZEITmagazin. He is author of a widely acclaimed book on electronic intelligence activities, “High-Tech Espionage” (St. Martin’s Press), published in fourteen countries. He is Executive Producer for a weekly technology magazine on international television in the Arab world. For his latest book “Evolution without us – Will AI kill us?” he researched at US drone bases, the Pentagon, intelligence agencies and AI research institutions. His lively talks are accompanied by exclusive video and photographs.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Sep 22, 2019

A Database of 100,000 AI Generated Faces Is Changing the Way We Think about Stock Photos

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

You have to admit it. Some of the uses of artificial intelligence are simply fascinating. One of the more exciting aspects of artificial intelligence is seeing all the potential ways the technology can be applied to our daily lives, even if it at times it seems a little creepy. We have seen artificial intelligence technology shape everything from the medical world to art. However, did you ever think that AI would go on to shape the world of stock images?

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