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Jul 23, 2016

Un diseñador ruso crea un Audi propulsado por fusión nuclear

Posted by in category: futurism


Un diseñador ruso llamado Grigori Gorin ha creado un prototipo firmado por Audi que propone una nueva revolución en la industria del automóvil: un coche impulsado por la fusión nuclear.

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Jul 23, 2016

Japan is about to test out plans for a real-life space elevator

Posted by in categories: engineering, robotics/AI, space

The idea of a space elevator to lift us into orbit is one of the oldest concepts in sci-fi, but thanks to the efforts of scientists in Japan, we might soon be seeing this fantastic feat of engineering become a reality at last.

A mini satellite called STARS-C (Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite-Cube) is heading to the International Space Station in the coming months and is a prototype design that could form the basis of a future space elevator.

Once STARS-C has been delivered – on some to-be-determined date after the Northern Hemisphere’s summer – its makers at Shizuoka University will put it to the test: the orbiter will split into two 10-cm (3.94-inch) cubes and spool out a thin 100-metre tether made of Kevlar between them.

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Jul 23, 2016

CAD Is a Lie: Generative Design to the Rescue

Posted by in category: computing

Discover how, with generative design, computers can “learn” a designer’s project goals and collaborate to create products never before possible.

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Jul 23, 2016

What if instead of using the computer to draw what you already know, you could tell the computer what you want to accomplish?

Posted by in category: computing

Autodesk CTO Jeff Kowalski discusses the astonishing results driven by generative design.

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Jul 23, 2016

Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, education, mathematics

Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her “digital attic”—a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college.

She’d like to preserve the stuff “as long as I live, at least,” says Strauss, 37. But computers must be replaced every few years, and each time she must copy the information over, “which is a little bit of a headache.”

It would be much better, she says, if she could store it in DNA—the stuff our genes are made of.

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Jul 23, 2016

A team of scientists says they’ve found a way to reverse menopause

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A new blood treatment developed by researchers in Greece reportedly has the power to reverse menopause, enabling post-menopausal women to release eggs once again.

None of this has been peer-reviewed as yet, but if the results can be verified by others in the scientific community, the treatment might allow women to have offspring later in life.

It could also provide a treatment for those suffering from early menopause, a condition that affects roughly 1 percent of all women.

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Jul 22, 2016

Ray Kurzweil Outlines the Coming Biomedical Revolution [Video]

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, nanotechnology, Ray Kurzweil

Will we live longer lives in the future? According to Ray Kurzweil, it’s only a matter of time until technology begins successfully tackling age-related disease—and life expectancy grows longer and longer. At some point, technology will annually add more than a year to our life expectancy—allowing us to indefinitely increase lifespans, and perhaps eventually live as long as we want.

“We will get to a point where our longevity, our remaining life expectancy is moving on away from us. The sands of time will run in rather than run out,” Kurzweil says.

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Jul 22, 2016

Zoltan, a presidential candidate for the future

Posted by in categories: economics, geopolitics, transhumanism

A new story out on my time at the RNC from Orange County’s main paper. I’ll be at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday night and Tuesday day. Please join me and help spread #transhumanism! Some free Transhumanist Party t-shirts available (email me if you can make it: [email protected]) #ScienceCandidate #Election2016 #POTUS #TechVote

In Cleveland this week, I met the presidential candidate who’s looking farther into the future than any other.

I settled in at Chipotle’s with my chicken burrito and there he was, with two friends, sitting next to me.

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Jul 22, 2016

Another dark matter search comes up empty

Posted by in category: cosmology

Even though dark matter has not yet been found, scientists are confident it exists as its effects can be seen in the rotation of galaxies and the bending of light as it makes its way through the universe.

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment has found no traces of dark matter.

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Jul 22, 2016

YOO — Timeline

Posted by in category: innovation

Introducing the anti-earthquake bed!

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