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Jul 7, 2019

The Second Coming of the Robot Pet

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Man’s best friend isn’t a dog—it’s a doglike robot, designed to perform tricks and tug at your heartstrings.

Jul 7, 2019

The military is developing a shapeshifting wheel that is capable of transforming in just 2 seconds

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Jul 7, 2019

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says major Starship engine bug is fixed as Raptor testing continues

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

Starhopper awaits its first truly flightworthy Raptor as CEO Elon Musk says SpaceX may have solved the technical bug delaying hop tests. (NASASpaceflight — bocachicagal, SpaceX)

Jul 7, 2019

Scientists succeed in mapping every neuron in a worm, a breakthrough in neuroscience

Posted by in categories: mapping, neuroscience

In a way, the connectome is also a foundation for understanding far more complex nervous systems like our own.

“If a worm can do so much with so few neurons, and we have orders of magnitude more neurons,” Paul Sternberg, a biology professor at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, told Scientific American, “then we’re amazing.”

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Jul 7, 2019

How fast do we feel pain? Study overturns previous notions

Posted by in category: futurism

New research into the experience of pain challenges previous beliefs about how quickly pain signals travel in humans compared with touch signals.

Jul 7, 2019

Voracious Black Holes Could Feed Alien Life on Rogue Worlds

Posted by in categories: alien life, computing

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Black holes are engines of destruction on a cosmic scale, but they may also be the bringers of life. New research on supermassive black holes suggests that the radiation they emit during feeding frenzies can create biomolecular building blocks and even power photosynthesis.

The upshot? Far more worlds roaming the Milky Way and beyond could be suitable to life, the researchers speculated.

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Jul 7, 2019

Fermi Paradox: First Contact with Alien Syntellects in Extra Dimensions is More Than a Possibility

Posted by in categories: alien life, existential risks, physics

I used to think that we live in some sort of a “cosmic jungle”, so the Zoo Hypothesis (like Star Trek Prime Directive) should be the correct explanation to the Fermi Paradox, right? I wouldn’t completely rule out this hypothesis insofar as a theorist Michio Kaku allegorically compares our earthly civilization to an “anthill” next to the “ten-lane superhighway” of a galactic-type civilization. Over time, however, I’ve come to realize that the physics of information holds the key to the solution of the Fermi Paradox — indications are we most likely live in a “syntellect chrysalis” instead of a “cosmic jungle.”

Just like a tiny mustard seed in the soil, we’ll get to grow out of the soil, see “the light of the day” and network by roots and pollen with others, at the cosmic level of emergent complexity — as a civilizational superorganism endowed with its own advanced extradimensional consciousness. So, one day our Syntellect, might “wake up” as some kind of a newborn baby of the intergalactic family (or multiversal family, for that matter – that remains to be seen) within the newly perceived reality framework. Call it the Chrysalis Conjecture, if you’d like.*.

Jul 7, 2019

First Ever AI Simulation Of The Universe Is So Smart That Even Scientists Are Baffled

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

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How does the universe work? It appears that a new AI could help find the answer as it was able to work well beyond the parameters set by its developers.

Jul 7, 2019

What If Humanity Was A Type III Civilization? | Unveiled

Posted by in categories: futurism, space

According to the Kardashev Scale, a Type III Civilization should be able to harness the power of an entire galaxy… Humanity isn’t quite there yet, but what will our lives be like if we ever do become an advanced, Type III, intergalactic species? In this video, Unveiled looks far into the future, to see how far humankind could possibly go as we continue to explore and understand the universe around us…

This is Unveiled, giving you incredible answers to extraordinary questions!

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Jul 7, 2019

How to Track the LightSail 2 as It ‘Sails’ Around Earth

Posted by in categories: space travel, sustainability

Last week, the LightSail 2 officially made its first contact with Earth. The solar-powered spacecraft will be sailing around Earth’s orbit for the next year, all part of a mission to prove that solar sailing is a viable mode of space exploration.

If successful, the hope is that solar sailing could be used in other spacecraft going forward, something that could allow us to explore further in space at a lower cost than is currently possible.