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May 23, 2016

World Humanitarian Summit

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Did you know that you can follow the Summit live? Tune in NOW for two High-Level Roundtables: “Political Leadership to Prevent and End Conflicts” and “Changing People’s Lives — From Delivering Aid to Ending Need:” whsummit.org/live

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May 23, 2016

2020 Tokyo Olympics May Open With Huge Meteor Shower Launched By Satellites

Posted by in category: satellites

You can’t make this stuff up — scary to think about the fallout.


Japan’s ALE startup plans to open the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with man-made meteor shower.

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May 23, 2016

China to Launch World’s First Quantum Space Satellite in July

Posted by in categories: government, quantum physics, space

Enough said; China officially makes Quantum communications available via Satellite in July. Now, what does this mean to government funded hackers and the US and Europe?


The launch of the world’s first quantum space satellite developed by China is scheduled for July, according to the project’s chief scientist Pan Jianwei.

BEIJING (Sputnik) — According to the physicist, cited by the People’s Daily Online, the quantum network will connect Beijing, Jinan, Hefei and Shanghai among other cities spanning a 2,000-kilometer (1,243 miles) area.

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May 23, 2016

Military Spider Man-like technology

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The military just unveiled a device that turns soldiers into Spider-Men.

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May 23, 2016

Senescent Cells, Cancer, and Aging — Dr. Judith Campisi

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Dr. Judith Campisi, a professor at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, focuses her lecture on senescent cells and their role in cancer and aging. She explains how cancer is an age-related disease by describing the many conditions beyond DNA mutations that must generally be met for a malignant tumor to form. Dr. Campisi acknowledges that while cellular senescence is a powerful anti-cancer mechanism and while senescent cells may even play a key role in wound healing, senescent cells can nonetheless cause inflammation in their local environment and actually support the formation of tumors.

Visit www.sens.org/videos to view the rest of our course lecture videos.

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May 23, 2016

Is the World Ready for Synthetic Life? Scientists Plan to Create Whole Genomes

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing

Last weekend, an invite-only group of about 150 experts convened privately at Harvard. Behind closed doors, they discussed the prospect of designing and building an entire human genome from scratch, using only a computer, a DNA synthesizer and raw materials.

The artificial genome would then be inserted into a living human cell to replace its natural DNA. The hope is that the cell “reboots,” changing its biological processes to operate based on instructions provided by the artificial DNA.

In other words, we may soon be looking at the first “artificial human cell.”

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May 23, 2016

Airbus has filed a patent for the world’s fastest helicopter — By Cailey Rizzo | Mashable

Posted by in categories: business, transportation

“Airbus has filed a patent for the world’s fastest helicopter.”

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May 23, 2016

Interesting Futurism Animation 31

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May 23, 2016

Google’s Superhuman Computer Can Tell Where Nearly Any Photo Was Taken

Posted by in categories: computing, food

PlaNet, made by a team led by Google computer vision specialist Tobias Weyand, can determine the location of photos just by studying its pixels.

You can usually tell where a picture was taken by recognizing certain location cues within the photo. Major landmarks like the Great Wall of China or the Tower of London are immediately recognizable and fairly easy to pinpoint, but how about when the photo lacks any familiar location cues, like a photo of food, of pets, or one taken indoors?

People do fairly well on this task by relying on all sorts of knowledge about the world. You could figure out where a photo was taken by looking at any words found on the photo, or by looking at the architectural styles or vegetation.

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May 23, 2016

New Chips Propel Machine Learning

Posted by in categories: computing, robotics/AI

Advances in microchips—particularly the graphics-processing units pioneered by Nvidia—are fueling growth in machine learning, a programming approach in which computers teach themselves without explicit instructions.

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