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Jul 20, 2019

This sustainable way of growing rice produces bumper harvests

Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

African farmers earned 41% more when using this method.

🔎 Learn more about innovative methods of growing rice: https://wef.ch/2GjlJjW

Jul 20, 2019

Over 8,400 NASA Apollo moon mission photos just landed online, in high-resolution

Posted by in category: space

Interesting.

Jul 20, 2019

Taking the sting out: Australian gene editing is crossing the pain threshold

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

A Sydney team has developed a box jellyfish antidote so simple it can go on as a spray. But it’s only the first step.

Jul 20, 2019

What if you were immune to chronic pain?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, information science, neuroscience

Our current approach to treating chronic pain is drug-based, but a vaccine-based approach can cut addiction out of the equation. In this video, Big Think contributor Lou Reese, co-founder of United Neuroscience, explains how soon we may soon be able to vaccinate people, en masse, against pain!

Jul 20, 2019

How to Build An AntiGravity Engine

Posted by in category: anti-gravity

For those interested, I just published “How to Build an AntiGravity Engine” on Gizmodo’s blog.

https://xof-solo.kinja.com/how-to-build-an-antigravity-engin…3639207246

Jul 20, 2019

Future moon missions probably won’t carry astronauts

Posted by in categories: futurism, space

Unlike the Apollo missions, the new era of moon exploration might be about mining, tourism or art. The reason we pick to return will define the moon’s future.

Jul 20, 2019

Physicists Have Reversed Time on The Smallest Scale

Posted by in categories: energy, quantum physics

It’s easy to take time’s arrow for granted — but the gears of physics actually work just as smoothly in reverse. Maybe that time machine is possible after all?

An experiment earlier this year shows just how much wiggle room we can expect when it comes to distinguishing the past from the future, at least on a quantum scale. It might not allow us to relive the 1960s, but it could help us better understand why not.

Researchers from Russia and the US teamed up to find a way to break, or at least bend, one of physics’ most fundamental laws on energy.

Jul 20, 2019

SDCC 2019: Star Trek Panels Detail Picard, Discovery, And Lower Depths

Posted by in category: electronics

Now Playing: Star Trek: The History of Jean-Luc Picard.

There’s a lot happening in the Star Trek TV universe, and much of it will feature at the franchise’s San Diego Comic-Con event later today, Saturday, July 20. Details of what fans can expect from the various Star Trek panels have now been announced. [Update: The panels are ongoing, but we’ve already learned a lot. Check out the links below for all of our coverage.].

Jul 20, 2019

Italy’s Etna volcano erupts on Sicily, disrupting flights | 20.07.2019

Posted by in category: transportation

Italy’s Mount Etna began spewing hot ash and lava overnight, forcing authorities to close two airports in eastern Sicily. Experts detected “lively spattering” at the volcano last month.

Jul 20, 2019

A Walk on Future-Moon — July 20, 2044 (Op-Ed)

Posted by in categories: energy, space

Industrial development of the moon, based on mining water ice for rocket propellant, could jumpstart new energy and material markets on Earth as it drives the human settlement of interplanetary space.