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Aug 31, 2017

Burning Man keeps Silicon Valley fired up

Posted by in category: media & arts

Unlike other festivals, everyone at Burning Man is expected to participate. With no vendors, attendees have to rely on each other’s skills and their own packing to survive. Drugs, art, music and orgy tents encourage Burners to push boundaries, just as start-ups defy laws and cultural norms.

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Aug 30, 2017

Mining the moon for rocket fuel to get us to Mars

Posted by in category: space travel

To get us to Mars and beyond, a team of students from around the world has a plan involving lunar rovers mining ice and a space station between the Earth and the moon.

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Aug 30, 2017

Researchers Develop Microscopic RFID Chip to Embed in Human Cells

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, health

The smallest chip the team has developed so far measures 22 microns (about a fifth the thickness of a human hair), which they plan to test reading with a specialized RFID interrogator.

By Claire Swedberg

Tags: Health Care, Innovation, Sensors

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Aug 30, 2017

Hyperloop WARR pod run to 201 mph (324 km/h) in 0.8 mile near vacuum tube

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, transportation

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Aug 30, 2017

A THREE MILE wide asteroid is set to graze past Earth this Friday

Posted by in category: asteroid/comet impacts

A massive asteroid estimated to be 2.7 miles wide is set to make a ‘relatively close encounter’ with Earth on 1 September.

Dubbed ‘Florence,’ the huge space rock will pass just 4.4 million miles from our planet on Friday – or, about 18 times the distance between Earth and the moon.

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Aug 30, 2017

Great going everyone

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, life extension, transhumanism

Fantastic momentum so far on the MouseAge campaign, which raised over 10% of its goal on the first day! To learn more about how we are speeding up research and helping reduce animal suffering vist the campaign page:

A big thanks to Elena Milova, Thomas Klauset Aurdal, Jim Mellon (Juvenescence), James Joyce, Emanuele Ascani, Louie Helm, Martin Kleman, William DeVore, John D Gauchat, Peter Svensson, Poly Mamoshina, Felix Weimer, Reason (Fight Aging), Gennady Stolyarov (US Transhumanist Party). Alexey Strygin, Aleksandr Popov, Lars Christensen, Matthew Clarke and our Anonymous donors!

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Aug 30, 2017

Explore humanity’s journey through the future, to a time where the lines between human and artificial intelligence have become blurred

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

New # YearMillion starts Saturday at 9pm.

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Aug 30, 2017

Japan’s SoftBank Is Investing Billions in the Technological Future

Posted by in category: futurism

Remember the 1980s movie Brewster’s Millions, in which a minor league baseball pitcher (played by Richard Pryor) must spend $30 million in 30 days to inherit $300 million? Pryor goes on an epic spending spree for a bigger payoff down the road.

One of the world’s biggest public companies is making that film look like a weekend in the Hamptons. Japan’s SoftBank Group, led by its indefatigable CEO Masayoshi Son, is shooting to invest $100 billion over the next five years toward what the company calls the information revolution.

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Aug 30, 2017

Phase two of NASA’s deep space habitat challenge finds a winner in architect & tech firm collaboration

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, habitats, space travel, sustainability

As part of its support for the application 3D printing technology to deep space exploration, NASA has awarded a $250,000 prize to a joint team consisting of members from Foster+Partners California and Branch Technology (based in Chattanooga, Tennessee).

NASA’s competition, which has now reached level three of its second phase, aims to “advance construction technology needed to create sustainable housing solutions for Earth and beyond”, most notably with the aim of accommodating astronauts on Mars and building human colonies in outer space.

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Aug 30, 2017

Edited embryos mean U.S. scientists have passed a major milestone

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

It is important to note that none of the embryos were allowed to develop for more than a few days, and that the team never had any intention of implanting them into a womb. However, it seems that this is largely due to ongoing regulatory issues, as opposed to issues with the technology itself.

In the United States, all efforts to turn edited embryos into a baby — to bring the embryo to full term — have been blocked by Congress, which added language to the Department of Health and Human Services funding bill that forbids it from approving any such clinical trials.

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