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Sep 12, 2016

Loren Grush on Twitter

Posted by in category: space

“And we have Bezos’ plans for an orbital rocket”

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Sep 12, 2016

Turing’s new phone: Too good to be true in reality

Posted by in categories: energy, internet, mobile phones, robotics/AI

Turing Robot Industries (TRI) has huge plans regarding its new phone. The third in the series phone, has such high-tech plans lined up for it that these plans itself make you cringe on the grounds of practicality and reality. The plans of the company for this phone include an 18 GB RAM, three Snapdragon 830’s, 6.4-inch 4K display, 1.2 TB storage 60MP iMAX 6K Quad Rear Camera Triplet Lens at f/1.2, and a 20MP front camera.

It will have 4G VoLTE enabled 4 Nano SIMs, support Parallel Tracking and Mapping API. This entire package will be powered by a 120wh battery which will also use a triple power source. This would be in the form of a supercooled 3,600mAh graphene battery and a pair of 2,600mAh Li-Ion Hydrogen Fuel cells powering your device (and maybe also your home).

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Sep 12, 2016

DARPA working on safe Gene Editing Research

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

DARPA’s Safe Genes program aims to build a biosafety and biosecurity toolkit to reduce potential risks and encourage innovation in the field of genome editing

The Safe Genes program could help unlock the potential of advanced gene editing technologies by developing a set of tools to address potential risks of this rapidly advancing field. The Safe Genes program envisions addressing key safety gaps by using those tools to restrict or reverse the propagation of engineered genetic constructs.

“Gene editing holds incredible promise to advance the biological sciences, but right now responsible actors are constrained by the number of unknowns and a lack of controls,” said Renee Wegrzyn, DARPA program manager. “DARPA wants to develop controls for gene editing and derivative technologies to support responsible research and defend against irresponsible actors who might intentionally or accidentally release modified organisms.”

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Sep 11, 2016

Elon Musk: ‘We Have Not Ruled Out’ That UFO Caused Space X Explosion (VIDEO)

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space

Hmmm.


The statement by the vaunted entrepreneur that he couldn’t rule out that UFO hunters were correct that an unidentified object or weapon initiated the explosion has alien enthusiasts out in full force.

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Sep 11, 2016

Gravitation under human control? This proposal could transform physics

Posted by in categories: physics, space

Produce and detect gravitational fields at will using magnetic fields, control them for studying them, work with them to produce new technologies — it sounds daring, but Prof. André Füzfa of Namur University has proposed just that in an article published in the scientific journal Physical Review D. If followed, this proposal could transform physics and shake up Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

At present, scientists study gravitational fields passively: they observe and try to understand existing gravitational fields produced by large inertial masses, such as stars or Earth, without being able to change them as is done, for example, with magnetic fields.

It was this frustration that led Füzfa to attempt a revolutionary approach: creating gravitational fields at will from well-controlled magnetic fields and observing how these magnetic fields could bend space-time.

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Sep 11, 2016

Big businesses must be ready to ‘radically change’ to survive

Posted by in categories: business, singularity, transportation

In a future where cars drive themselves, how does a company like BMW, which engineers ‘The Ultimate Driving Machine’ stay relevant? Embrace change even if it challenges company tradition, advises Salim Ismail of Singularity University.

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Sep 11, 2016

These Tiny Robots Adapt To Avoid Collisions, Outclassing Most Of Humanity

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

It may seem like dancing, but these charming automatons actually show off a sophisticated ability to navigate in closer quarters than has previously been achieved (even by bigger bots).

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Sep 11, 2016

Tech groups urging Congress to sue Obama admin to block giving control of Internet to authoritarian regimes

Posted by in categories: energy, government, internet

An alliance of technology organizations and conservatives are urging Congress to file suit against the Obama administration to block the transference of control over Internet domain names to an international board. The alliance claims that doing so will give authoritarian regimes power to decide who can and cannot have a presence on the web, Fox News reported Saturday.

Since 1998, a division of the U.S. Commerce Department called the National Telecommunications Information Administration, or NTIA, has issued domain names. But in September the Obama administration is set to allow the U.S. government’s contract to lapse so that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will then be operated by a global board of directors, and the responsibility will fall to it instead.

Critics of the administration’s decision fear that it will allow Russia, China and Iran to then have a stake in governing the Internet, giving them “de facto” power to tax domain names and quash free speech.

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Sep 11, 2016

How Israel Stole the Bomb

Posted by in categories: materials, military

Exclusive: When Israel launched a covert scheme to steal material and secrets to build a nuclear bomb, U.S. officials looked the other way and obstructed investigations, as described in a book reviewed by James DiEugenio.

By James DiEugenio

In 1968, CIA Director Richard Helms was presented with a disturbing National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) stating that Israel had obtained atomic weapons, a dangerous development that occurred earlier than the CIA had anticipated.

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Sep 11, 2016

Latest SpaceX-plosion Sparks a Legal Battle in Israel — The Motley Fool

Posted by in categories: law, space travel

But last week’s disaster in Florida could leave SpaceX still mostly unscathed.

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