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Sep 2, 2019

Brain-reading tech is coming. The law is not ready to protect us

Posted by in categories: law, neuroscience

Human rights law isn’t ready to protect your brain’s privacy in the neurotechnology era, says Marcello Ienca.

Sep 2, 2019

Physicists Have Finally Built a Quantum X-Ray Device

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, quantum physics

A team of researchers has just demonstrated quantum enhancement in an actual X-ray machine, achieving the desirable goal of eliminating background noise for precision detection.

The relationships between photon pairs on quantum scales can be exploited to create sharper, higher-resolution images than classical optics. This emerging field is called quantum imaging, and it has some really impressive potential — particularly since, using optical light, it can be used to show objects that can’t usually be seen, like bones and organs.

Quantum correlation describes a number of different relationships between photon pairs. Entanglement is one of these, and is applied in optical quantum imaging.

Sep 2, 2019

Could a Rusty Bridge Generate Electricity?

Posted by in category: futurism

DARPA-funded researchers led by Northwestern University recently demonstrated that running saltwater over very thin films of rust (10−20 nanometers) can generate electricity!

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Sep 2, 2019

The problem with wanting to reverse aging that no one talks about

Posted by in categories: life extension, robotics/AI, transhumanism

In its most hubristic and unquestioning form, bolstered by unapologetic and brash advanced capitalist logics, transhumanism poses myriad threats: from automation unemployment to the end of democracy, to the risk that humans will branch into different species, making questions of inequality infinitely more urgent. Even if immortality arrives it will be accompanied by crimes, wars, and accidents—as Cantona states.

Technology is on the brink of making it possible to live forever—but should we?

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Sep 1, 2019

Artifical-Death (maintaining a signal from the living person using MVT aware circuits) is possible using current technology

Posted by in categories: cryonics, life extension, robotics/AI, sustainability

There are good technical reasons why prototypes use the ancient game of Zenet as the interface. Although I do not rule out alternative approaches using the underlying designs and principles, there are unique reasons to choose Zenet — the only method recorded in ancient Egypt whereby the dead and living could communicate. Notwithstanding my background in neural net and hybrid AI in game software development, especially active divination systems; Zenet is the most elegant solution to bridge the worlds (between living and dead) since the rules and objectives vary slightly between the two, and smooth transition between these perspectives can occur in real-time. An objection to Cryogenics is the dead take energy and resources from the living. By making the Zenet boxes solar powered this will not impact on resources of the living, and also will provide a more authentic experience of sun rise and solar changes, important in solar theology of Ra and in Zenet. The game concerns movement of the solar b(ark). On a pragmatic note — the range of awareness can extend just to events and moves in the Zenet game. Even this task is far from trivial using silicon technology, and I don’t envisage anything like “full resurrection” or retention of current memories and so on as feasible for some time.

Sep 1, 2019

20000+ RPM magnetic levitation motor

Posted by in category: futurism

EasyEDA parts online store LCSC offers a wide selection of genuine, high-quality electronic components at unbeatable prices and delivers parts for free with PCB order in a speedy manner.

Sep 1, 2019

Scientists isolate drought-resistant gene in barley

Posted by in category: food

Research led by Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, will help crops resist global heating.

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Sep 1, 2019

Cambridge scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain stem cells

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

New research reveals how increasing brain stiffness as we age causes brain stem cell dysfunction, and demonstrates new ways to reverse older stem cells to a younger, healthier state.

Sep 1, 2019

Astronomers capture rare cosmic collision that’s a chance to ‘understand the chemistry of the universe’

Posted by in categories: chemistry, cosmology

It’s a cosmic collision that has astronomers rethinking one of the universe’s most colossal events: the collision of massive stars.

In a new paper published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, astronomers reveal the finding of a kilonova produced by the collision of two massive stellar objects called neutron stars. The collision is roughly 1,000 times brighter than the death of a massive star called a supernova. And they say it produced several hundred planets’ worth of gold and platinum.

But astronomers almost missed it.

Sep 1, 2019

NASA’s Daring Solar Probe Is Skimming Past the Sun Today!

Posted by in category: space

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission to better understand the sun makes its third close pass by its target on Sept. 1, 2019.