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Sep 9, 2015

Alien Nuclear Wars Might Be Visible From Earth

Posted by in category: existential risks

With the right telescope and a lot of luck.

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Sep 9, 2015

Watch this little girl unwrap her 3D printed prosthetic arm!

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, cyborgs

This is awesome!


Watch this little girl unwrap her 3D printed prosthetic arm!

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Sep 9, 2015

This is how Boeing is building the first commercial Starliner spacecraft ever

Posted by in categories: futurism, space

NASA and Boeing have released a little teaser on their newest spacecraft, the CST-100 Starliner, which will be built and tested at Kennedy Space Center and hopefully, eventually taxi people to space.

Imagine touring space inside one of these awesome pods in the future. The video below highlights some features of the Starliner.

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Sep 9, 2015

Creating a Culture of Innovation and Breakthroughs — Peter Diamandis | SENS Research Foundation Conference

Posted by in categories: innovation, life extension

Sep 9, 2015

The bright spots on Ceres come into focus

Posted by in category: space

Before New Horizons completed its trip to Pluto, space geeks around the world were just as fascinated with another one of our solar system’s icy orbs: Ceres. Now that New Horizons is well on its way to the outer edges of the Solar System — and we’re stuck waiting to see the images it took — some of the spotlight is back on Ceres. And while much has already been learned about this other dwarf planet, one question still remains — what the hell are those bright spots?

This new image taken by the Dawn spacecraft doesn’t answer that outright, but it does give us the most detailed look at the spots yet, which are located in what NASA scientists have named the Occator crater. What we do know is that they are undoubtably and remarkably bright. The difference in brightness between the spots and the rest of Ceres is so great that this new glimpse of Ceres is actually made from two images: one specifically exposed capture the detail you see in the bright spots, and one exposed for the surface detail of the crater around those spots.

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Sep 9, 2015

Scientists built the most powerful physics machine on earth to study the fate of our universe, and it may break the laws of physics

Posted by in categories: energy, particle physics

Right now, the most powerful physics machine ever constructed by man is running at maximum power after a major upgrade that took two years to complete.

And recently, two different experiments reported that they may have discovered a particle that behaves in ways that cannot be explained with any existing physical laws, as Scientific American reports.

Shown below is one of four major detectors that are crucial to the machine’s purpose:

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Sep 9, 2015

NASA probe sees Ceres’ bright patches up close, but scientists are still stumped

Posted by in category: space

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has spotted the bright, reflective patches in a crater on Ceres from a closer orbit.

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Sep 9, 2015

The Largest Air Purifier Ever Built Sucks Up Smog And Turns It Into Gem Stones

Posted by in category: environmental

What’s 23 feet tall, eats smog, and makes jewelry for fun?

In Rotterdam this week, the designer Daan Roosegaarde is showing off the result of three years of research and development: The largest air purifier ever built. It’s a tower that scrubs the pollution from more than 30,000 cubic meters of air per hour—and then condenses those fine particles of smog into tiny “gem stones” that can be embedded in rings, cufflinks, and more.

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Sep 9, 2015

Verizon to start 5G wireless testing ahead of schedule

Posted by in categories: innovation, transportation

US telecom giant Verizon announced Tuesday it would start field testing of the superfast fifth generation of wireless technology or 5G, in 2016.

The announcement aims to accelerate the deployment of the new wireless system that could unleash innovation and new services such as and remote surgery.

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Sep 9, 2015

A stem cell adventure

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, entertainment

A comic book about stem cells, covering basic concepts related to stem cells, their properties and possible uses. TEXT: João Ramalho-Santos; ART: André Caetano.

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