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May 18, 2019

Kirk Douglas Is 102 Years Old, But His Wife Just Turned 100! Take A Look At Their History Together

Posted by in category: life extension

KIRK DOUGLAS AND HIS WIFE are now centenarians together. I have always liked Kirk and his Son Michael Douglas, so much so, over two decades ago I reached out to their Hollywood agent at William Morris and asked if Kirk Douglas would be interested in buying a script and playing a part of the main character in the script which is-was a telling of a biographical segment of my Life and a Jewish War hero from Russia I had met and befriended just months before he died.

Kirk Douglas is 102 years old and will reach his next birthday milestone on December 9th. Most loyal Douglas fans know this! However, many people don’t realize that his wife, Anne Buydens, just turned 100. Talk about longevity in their family! The lovely couple has been married for 64 years and the actor calls his wife his “soulmate.” Aww!

Part of the Douglas family includes his son, Michael Douglas, and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. With this being said, Anne often doesn’t make headlines as much as the other members of the family do, but she is this time!

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May 18, 2019

How a year in space affected Scott Kelly’s health

Posted by in categories: health, neuroscience, space

Nearly a year in space changed Scott Kelly’s genes, brain function and more, NASA’s Twin Study shows.

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May 18, 2019

The universe may be a billion years younger than we thought. Scientists are scrambling to figure out why

Posted by in category: cosmology

New research suggests that the Big Bang that birthed the cosmos occurred 12.5 billion years ago.

The Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, is nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth. ESA / Hubble / Josh Lake / via AFP — Getty Images.

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May 18, 2019

How data centers will breathe life into 5G

Posted by in categories: computing, internet, mobile phones, virtual reality

Is the future finally here? The arrival of 5G (fifth generation mobile networks) has been keenly anticipated and long discussed. And if you attended the latest Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona in February, you would have seen plenty to suggest that 5G will take off in 2019. Smartphone manufacturers are busy preparing their 5G models, the wireless networks on which they will run are being planned, and there is no shortage of visionary use cases highlighting how virtual reality and other technologies will harness 5G’s amazing power and connectivity. In short, our lives are about to change.

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May 18, 2019

The Next Battlefield: Connected, Augmented and Urban

Posted by in categories: military, neuroscience

The wars of the future will be fought in megacities around the world by soldiers connected — and possibly even augmented — by neural implants and AIn this episode, we examine how military leaders are preparing for a radical shift in combat.

Looking for more episodes? Find them wherever you listen to podcasts.


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May 18, 2019

Hyperdimensional computing theory could lead to AI with memories and reflexes

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

A team of scientists from the University of Maryland recently came up with a take on the hyperdimensional computing theory that could give robots memories and reflexes. This could break the stalemate we seem to be at with autonomous vehicles and other real-world robots, and lead to more human-like AI models.

The solution

The Maryland team came up with a theoretical method by which hyperdimensional computing – a hypervector-based alternative to computations based on Booleans and numbers – could replace current deep learning methods for processing sensory information.

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May 18, 2019

How did Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video conquer the world in 2012? Researchers now think they know

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Do viral videos spread in the same way as infectious diseases?

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May 18, 2019

Hundreds of Americans Are Naming Babies “Elon” and “Tesla”

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Car Culture

Other automotive name choices include “Ford,” “Bentley,” and “Audi,” as Mashable reports, accounting for thousands of innocent newborns.

Whether the decision will help the car company overcome hurdles like hitting the lowest stock valuation since 2017 or dealing with multiple reports of Teslas randomly catching fire is unknown.

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May 18, 2019

Tiny Human Brains Inside Rats Are Sparking Ethical Concern

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Clusters of human brain cells can integrate into rat brains, and that’s raising concerns about giving animals some form of human consciousness.

Researchers can grow stem cells into tiny clumps of cells, called organoids, that display similar activity and structure to human brains. To find out more about how exactly that works, read our primer from when we made the technique one of our Ten Breakthrough Technologies of 2015.

Now, though, reports Stat, several labs have inserted those organoids into rat brains and connected them to blood vessels; some of the organoids have even grown physical links with the rat brains. From Stat’s report:

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May 18, 2019

Scientists create a four-winged robot insect that flies with grace

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Researchers have built a tiny insect-like robot that can fly with realistic poise.

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