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Jul 17, 2019

8 of the surviving Apollo astronauts got together for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and Buzz Aldrin’s outfit stole the show

Posted by in category: space

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A few months ago, ahead of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, eight of the 17 surviving Apollo astronauts gathered together for an early celebration at The Explorers Club in New York City.

The group was: Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7), Rusty Schweickart (Apollo 9), Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins (Apollo 11), Fred Haise (Apollo 13), Al Worden (Apollo 15), Charlie Duke (Apollo 16), and Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17).

Jul 17, 2019

Could artificial intelligence be the future of cancer diagnosis?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

The authors of a recent paper believe that in the future, artificial intelligence might be able to tell benign from malignant lesions without a biopsy.

Jul 17, 2019

Why plastic pollution shouldn’t distract from other environmental challenges

Posted by in category: futurism

Via environment — world economic forum

Issues like biodiversity loss are much bigger threats to the future of the planet than plastic pollution, according to a recent paper.

Jul 17, 2019

To The Stars Academy

Posted by in category: entertainment

We are working to achieve our mission via an entertainment, science and aerospace consortium that engages with global citizens to investigate the outer edges of science and unconventional thinking in order to push human knowledge and ultimately, our collective capability forward.

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Jul 17, 2019

Humans are causing larger species to go extinct faster

Posted by in categories: existential risks, habitats

Via environment — world economic forum

Larger animals are at greater risk of extinction as relentless human pressure on their habitats takes its toll.

Jul 17, 2019

A ‘repair economy’ might fix more than just stuff. It could fix us as well

Posted by in category: economics

From: environment — world economic forum

Repairing goods, rather than disposing of them, might not only have environmental and economic benefits, but social ones too.

Jul 16, 2019

India has suffered its driest June in 5 years

Posted by in category: food

Via environment — world economic forum

If the rains don’t improve over the next two to three weeks, India could face a crisis that hammers harvests and rural demand, analysts said. Companies supplying farmers with everything from tractors to consumer goods would be vulnerable.

The country is still recovering from a drought last year that ravaged crops, killed livestock, emptied reservoirs and drained water supplies to city dwellers and some industries.

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Jul 16, 2019

Elon Musk unveils Neuralink’s plans for brain-reading ‘threads’ and a robot to insert them

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, Elon Musk, mobile phones, robotics/AI

Elon Musk’s Neuralink, the secretive company developing brain-machine interfaces, showed off some of the technology it has been developing to the public for the first time. The goal is to eventually begin implanting devices in paralyzed humans, allowing them to control phones or computers.

Jul 16, 2019

Elon Musk’s Neuralink hopes to put sensors in human brains next year

Posted by in categories: computing, Elon Musk, neuroscience

Tonight Elon Musk will present the results of Neuralink’s work on brain-computer interfaces, watch live right here.

Jul 16, 2019

Meet the women behind NASA’s historic Apollo 11 launch

Posted by in category: space travel

Tuesday marks 50 years since three men in space suits set off on the greatest scientific adventure of all time. As the astronauts of Apollo 11 headed to the moon, the women of NASA were blazing new trails on Earth. “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell has their story.

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