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Jun 10, 2018

Berkeley’s desert water extractor is taking us one step closer to harvesting water out of thin air

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability

Right now, there are roughly 16 sextillion liters of water suspended in the atmosphere. The air around you is a river, you just can’t see it.

Harvesting water from air would be a game-changing solution to tackling freshwater scarcity, which is increasing as the world warms. It would be especially vital in places with very little humidity in the air, like the desert. But while it’s technically possible—you just need to get the water content in the air to condense around something—doing so efficiently has been difficult, until now.

The challenge with this technology is cooling. Water vapor will only condense into a liquid if the material it condenses on is cooler than the surrounding air. That’s why droplets of condensation will appear on a soda can the moment you take it out of the fridge. But how do you leave a piece of machinery in the desert sun all day and keep it cooler than the surrounding air? One way would be to install a cooling system. But it takes a a lot of energy to perpetually cool an object in a hot place, and isn’t feasible in places where energy is expensive. We also don’t want to increase the amount of energy demand in a world already struggling to reduce emissions.

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Jun 10, 2018

Ethical Artificial Intelligence is the need of the hour

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

At a time when governments and organisations across the world are trying to harness the powerful technology, the need for an ethical AI has never been more important.

Kul Bhushan

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Jun 10, 2018

Cancer hasn’t got a chance with this new immunotherapy technique

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Researchers now have an antibody that specifically targets cancer cells, while leaving healthy ones alone.

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Jun 10, 2018

Project Daedalus, Qiao Chen

Posted by in category: space travel

A concept of a space ship. Made by 3dsmax.

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Jun 10, 2018

Priests and scientists talk neuroscience, cosmology, and philosophy

Posted by in categories: cosmology, neuroscience

The typical contemporary view assumes that there is going to be some deep tension between faith and science. From our perspective that’s an illusion.

Washington D.C., Jun 10, 2018 / 05:00 am (CNA).- A Thomistic philosopher, an evolutionary biologist, and a Harvard astronomy professor walk into a bar. Well, not a bar.

But they did walk into a Washington, D.C. symposium this week, at which graduate students, professors, religious sisters, and other curious Catholics discussed highly technical scientific questions over bourbon and pecan pie, late into the night.

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Jun 10, 2018

The asteroid rush sending 21st-century prospectors into space

Posted by in categories: futurism, space

A race is on to mine billions of dollars in resources from the solar system’s asteroids, fuelling our future among the stars.

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Jun 10, 2018

What Is Cognitive Computing (How AI Will Think)

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

Recommended Books ➤

📖 Life 3.0 —
📖 The Master Algorithm —
📖 Superintelligence —

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Jun 10, 2018

Elon Musk has job openings for more than 500 people at SpaceX — here’s who the rocket company wants to hire

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

SpaceX’s careers page shows that the rocket company, which Elon Musk founded in 2002, is on a hiring spree. New hires seem to be working on the Starlink…

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Jun 10, 2018

What is Epigenetic Rejuvenation?

Posted by in categories: genetics, life extension

A quick 4-minute overview of Epigenetic Rejuvenation – a breakthrough approach to whole-body rejuvenation that can potentially add decades to our lives.

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Jun 10, 2018

Microsoft and Build 2018: Using AI-powered productivity to create the office of the future

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Imagine meetings that document themselves using AI tools to add real-time translation and accessibility support. How much of that is the future and how much can you do today?

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