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Sep 13, 2019

Mysterious waves have been pulsing across Oklahoma

Posted by in category: energy

A buzz that rocked the state all summer sent geologists on a labyrinthine chase—and unearthed new mysteries about how energy moves through land and air.

Sep 13, 2019

A space elevator to the moon could be doable — and surprisingly cheap

Posted by in categories: materials, space

Proposed “Spaceline” space elevator to the moon could be feasible, and could simplify efforts to mine raw materials from the lunar surface.

Sep 13, 2019

Toyota Wants to Slather Solar Panels All Over Its Prius Hybrid

Posted by in categories: solar power, space, sustainability, transportation

Since July, Toyota has been working on a brand-new design. It features special, much higher efficiency solar panels that are mounted on the hood, roof and even hatchback of the car, charging the car’s batteries even when it’s moving.

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The new solar system could allow the Prius to cover 50 kilometers, four days a week, on solar alone, Bloomberg reports.

Sep 13, 2019

Felix does it AGAIN! Another epic WORLD RECORD from the 53 year old strongman!

Posted by in category: futurism

53 year old Felix does it again! 3 world records in one year! What an absolute legend! Competing against guys half his age, it’s another win for old man strength!

Come and see Felix compete LIVE on the Giants Live World’s Strongest Man Qualifying Tour! Tickets: www.giants-live.com

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Sep 13, 2019

Toyota Is Trying to Figure Out How to Make a Car Run Forever

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability, transportation

Put together the best solar panels money can buy, super-efficient batteries and decades of car-making know-how and, theoretically, a vehicle might run forever.

That’s the audacious motivation behind a project by Toyota Motor Corp., Sharp Corp. and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan, or NEDO, to test a Prius that could revolutionize transportation.

Sep 13, 2019

Morgan Levine at Ending Age-Related Diseases 2019

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, life extension

Today, we’re offering another talk from Ending Age-Related Diseases 2019, our highly successful two-day conference that featured talks from leading researchers and investors, bringing them together to discuss the future of aging and rejuvenation biotechnology.

In her talk, Morgan Levine of the Yale School of Medicine discussed epigenetic biomarkers in detail, discussing the ways in which co-methylation networks provide insight into senescent cells and other facets of biological age.

Sep 13, 2019

Getting Ready for Launch

Posted by in category: space

In the 50 years since the moon landing, humanity has made tremendous leaps in technology. But how close are we to turning our sci-fi aspirations—from space colonies to asteroid mining—into reality? (Partner content)

Sep 13, 2019

Lab-Grown Human Mini Brains Show Brainy Activity

Posted by in category: neuroscience

As the little structures grow, their constituents specialize into different types of brain cells, begin to form connections and emit brain waves. They could be useful models for development and neurological conditions.

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It’s not easy to study the early development of the human brain.

Sep 13, 2019

Researchers Have Issued A Serious Bitcoin Security Warning

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, security

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency adoption has failed to live up to expectations over recent years and fears around scams, fraud, and theft have not helped.

The bitcoin price, after its epic 2017 bull run, slumped last year– though has rebounded in 2019, climbing back above $10,000 per bitcoin.

Now, researchers have warned a staggering four out of the first five results returned when asking Google for a “bitcoin qr generator” led to scam websites–potentially furthering negative public perception around bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

Sep 13, 2019

The Brave New World of Sports

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, ethics, transhumanism

I’m excited to share my new article for The New York Times on the brave new world of #cyborg ability and coming #transhumanism sports:


I wonder whether the sporting industry might create some new competitions where — just like technology — performance-enhancing drugs are encouraged. Innovations like the new oxygen-infused injection, which might one day allow humans to hold their breath for 15 to 30 minutes, could allow competitive free divers to reach new depths, showing just how far the human body can go.

Critics will complain that the human body was not designed to compete using enhancements and that it violates the code given to us by the ancient Greeks and their first Olympics Games, where “arête,” or excellence and moral virtue, was cherished. As a longtime competitive athlete, I appreciate the sportsmanship angle; but I also think that in the 21st century we can develop both the drugs and the technology to see humans compete in new sporting events that are even more exciting than their predecessors.

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