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Jul 26, 2019

Radiation protection vest could take Israeli flag to Moon and beyond

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NASA has vowed to “use all means necessary” to ensure the success of the mission, and that could include technology developed by StemRad, a Tel Aviv-based company behind the AstroRad radiation protection vest.

Developed in partnership with aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin, the AstroRad vest is personal protective equipment for astronauts to wear beyond Low Earth Orbit, mitigating space radiation exposure outside the Earth’s magnetosphere.

Boasting the Israeli flag, the AstroRad uses a proprietary smart shielding design to selectively protect organs and tissues which are most sensitive to radiation exposure. The company has developed an adapted suit for women, who are particularly vulnerable to space radiation.

Jul 26, 2019

Fly Me to the Moon… International Airport

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Meet Henk B. Rogers, a successful entrepreneur who lives in Hawaii and wants to build an underground settlement on the Moon. This is his vision.

Jul 26, 2019

Can we stay young forever?

Posted by in category: life extension

Being forever young has long been a dream for many. Now there are new ways to slow down the aging process. Switzerland is jumping on the trend, with a growing hub of science and economic activity around staying young. Harvard Medical School’s David Sinclair says the “fountain of youth pill” could soon become a reality.

Jul 26, 2019

A Primer on Regulating Big Tech

Posted by in category: futurism

This article provides a brief primer by describing a handful of clever approaches that have been suggested by politicians and other civic leaders to address the complaints about big tech.


FILE — This photo combo of images shows the Amazon, Google and Facebook logos. A review into competition in the U.K.’s digital market says the country needs tough new rules to help counter the dominance of big tech giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon. The independent review published Wednesday, March 13, 2019 says global tech giants don&s;t face enough competition and that existing rules are outdated and need to be beefed up. (AP Photo, file)

Jul 26, 2019

About Life Extension

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

The Life Extension Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to extend the healthy human lifespan by discovering scientific methods to control aging and eradicate disease. continue

Since its inception in 1980, the Life Extension Foundation has continued its dedication to finding new scientific methods for eradicating old age, disease and death. continue .

Jul 25, 2019

Former NASA engineer reflects on her historic Apollo 11 role

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Thanks to Judy Sullivan, the first female engineer in NASA’s Spacecraft Operations, Apollo 11 was also a big leap for womankind. https://gma.abc/2Z4gmew

Jul 25, 2019

A camera mounted to the Falcon 9 booster recorded this spectacular view of the rocket coming back to Cape Canaveral and sticking a picture-perfect landing this evening.

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Jul 25, 2019

Liftoff of SpaceX Cargo Mission to the Space Station

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Dragon’s solar arrays have deployed and the spacecraft is safely in orbit following a launch on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 6:01 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, carrying more than 5,000 pounds of research, hardware and supplies to the International Space Station. Dragon is scheduled to arrive at the orbiting laboratory Saturday, July 27. Details: https://go.nasa.gov/2GwcjjF

Jul 25, 2019

Opening Solar Sails in Space

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This week, we set sail on sunlight and made history. #LightSail2

Jul 25, 2019

Why ‘upgrading’ humanity is a transhumanist myth

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI, transhumanism

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Though some computer engineers claim to know what human consciousness is, many neuroscientists say that we’re nowhere close to understanding what it is — or its source.

In this video, bestselling author Douglas Rushkoff gives the “transhumanist myth” — the belief that A.I. will replace humans — a reality check. Is it hubristic to upload people’s minds to silicon chips, or re-create their consciousness with algorithms, when we still know so little about what it means to be human?

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