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May 8, 2021

K-MAX TITAN, the world’s first commercial heavy-lift unmanned helicopter

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

The aircraft can lift up to 2722 kg with unmatched performance in hot and high conditions.

Kaman Air Vehicles performed the maiden flight with the world’s first heavy-lift unmanned helicopter for the commercial market, the K-MAX TITAN, last month.

Kaman’s K-MAX helicopter has been flying unmanned cargo missions for US forces in Afghanistan for roughly a decade now. Now, the company is introducing a commercial version to the market.

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May 8, 2021

Chinese Physicists Measure Speed of Quantum Entanglement

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

A team of Chinese physicists are making some serious progress in the field of quantum mechanics. Recently, this team has measured the speed of quantum entanglement – more affectionately known as “spooky action at a distance”, as Einstein called it.

To summarize quantum entanglement, two or more particles are entangled, which means they share the same wave form. The more technical definition is: “Quantum entanglement occurs when particles such as photons, electrons, molecules as large as buckyballs, and even small diamonds interact physically and then become separated; the type of interaction is such that each resulting member of a pair is properly described by the same quantum mechanical description (state), which is indefinite in terms of important factors such as position, momentum, spin, polarization, etc.”

When most people describe this interesting process, they’ll describe the information transfer as ‘instantaneous’ or ‘near-instantaneous’. Several research teams have attempted to measure the actual speed seen in the transfer of information in entangled systems, but have failed in one way or another, usually resulting from flawed methodology dealing in quantum nonlocality.

May 8, 2021

Perseverance Mars rover captures video, audio of fourth Ingenuity flight

Posted by in categories: chemistry, space, sustainability

For the first time, a spacecraft on another planet has recorded the sounds of a separate spacecraft. NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover used one of its two microphones to listen as the Ingenuity helicopter flew for the fourth time on April 30, 2021. A new video combines footage of the solar-powered helicopter taken by Perseverance’s Mastcam-Z imager with audio from a microphone belonging to the rover’s SuperCam laser instrument.

The laser zaps rocks from a distance, studying their vapor with a spectrometer to reveal their chemical composition. The instrument’s records the sounds of those laser strikes, which provide information on the physical properties of the targets, such as their relative hardness. The microphone can also record , like the Martian wind.

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May 8, 2021

Quantum Entanglement Has Now Been Directly Observed at a Larger Macroscopic Scale

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

Quantum entanglement is the binding together of two particles or objects, even though they may be far apart – their respective properties are linked in a way that’s not possible under the rules of classical physics.

It’s a weird phenomenon that Einstein described as “spooky action at a distance”, but its weirdness is what makes it so fascinating to scientists. In new research, quantum entanglement has been directly observed and recorded at the macroscopic scale – a scale much bigger than the subatomic particles normally associated with entanglement.

The dimensions involved are still very small from our perspective – these experiments involved two tiny aluminum drums one-fifth the width of a human hair – but in the realm of quantum physics they’re absolutely huge.

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May 8, 2021

The visitors from deep space baffling scientists

Posted by in category: space

Astronomers spent decades looking for objects from outside our own solar system. Then two arrived at once. When should we expect the next one? And what can they teach us?

May 8, 2021

Super Long HealthSpans: In The Making

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

0:00 — Title.
0:35 — Into.
1:15 — Super People of The Future.
1:46 — Neal VanDeree ‘Living Long Healthy Lives Will be Possible’ —
3:24 — Dr. Bill Andrews ‘Super Wonderful Future’ —
6:27 — Selim Bakırcı ‘1000 years long life’
6:58 — Rodrigo Guinea ‘Great Responsibility’ —
9:22 — Significant Research.
9:40 — Significant Research — Liz Parrish —
10:44 — Significant Research — Brent Nally —
13:10 — Significant Research — Cain Hillier —
14:43 — Significant Research — Chris Curwen —
17:16 — The Threshold Times.
18:41 — The Threshold Times — Brent Nally.
21:35 — The Threshold Times — Chris Curwen
24:25 — The Threshold Times — Liz Parrish.
26:21 — The Threshold Times — Nicolas Chernavsky
27:00 — The Threshold Times — Josh Martin.
27:42 — The Threshold Times — Cain Hillier.
28:50 — The Threshold Times — Vikram Pandya —
31:24 — Ageing Is a Disease.
32:49 — Ageing Is a Disease — Neal VanDeree.
34:09 — Ageing Is a Disease — Dr. Bill Andrews.
37:48 — Ageing Is a Disease — Liz Parrish.
39:28 — Ageing Is a Disease — Brent Nally.
42:10 — Ageing Is a Disease — Aaron King.
44:44 — Ageing Is a Disease — Lukas Vismantas —
46:07 — Ageing Is a Disease — Cain Hillier.
48:02 — Ageing Is a Disease — Chris Curwen.
50:23 — Ageing Is a Disease — Nicolas Chernavsky.
52:49 — The Big Times.
54:40 — The Big Times — Dr. Bill Andrews.
56:52 — The Big Times — Liz Parrish.
59:16 — The Big Times — Brent Nally.
01:03:50 — The Big Times — Nicholas Mohnacky —
01:05:00 — The Big Times — Bolek Kerous —
01:08:24 — The Big Times — Nicolas Chernavsky.
01:08:58 — The Big Times — Chris Curwen.
01:09:48 — The Big Times — Nicolas Chernavsky.
01:11:19 — The Big Times — Jeremy Rumble —
01:12:22 — The Big Times — Jakub Czubak —
01:14:20 — The Big Times — Josh Martin.
01:14:50 — The Big Times — Nicolas Chernavsky.
01:20:15 — The Big Times — Brent Nally.
01:22:09 — Ending.

Omitting natural disasters like an asteroid smashing Earth or a volcano eruption we can say that improving human health and condition is the most important safety case/concern and the fundamental thing to consider and accomplish on our way to be super cosmic humanity. Significant health improvements will free us from all diseases, allow us to develop superhuman intelligence, let us totally self-realize, and consequently, help realize the infinity in the matter for the common good. However intensively we focus on intelligence, it is not possible to experience its natural consequence or the next level of its advancement/evolution if there is no good health. Coherent and consistent collective mind continuum experience is not possible without super health (Healthy life that is free from the danger of uncontrollable death). Our bodies are short-timed and not strong enough to hold up the Earth-Gravity-Geometry sized/adjusted thoughts that are necessary to naturally manage and effectively inhabit our planet.

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May 8, 2021

This lab-grown meat grows on spinach skeletons

Posted by in categories: biological, food, sustainability

In the last decade, lab-grown meat has emerged a sustainable alternative to traditional livestock methods. Livestock strain Earth’s land resources and account for about 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. But while scientists can grow thin sheets of cow meat and scrape it together to form a patty, people eat with their eyes as much as their mouths. For lab-grown meat to replace a fresh steak, it needs to look like a steak.

Growing lab-based meat into 3D structures is difficult because it needs constant delivery of oxygen and nutrients. In living organisms, vascular systems fill that need. Researchers at Boston College previously showed that skeletonized spinach leaves, stripped of everything but their veiny, oxygen-dispersing, vascular system, can support patches of heart muscle cells. Now, they show that lab-grown meat can grow on skeletonized spinach, an essential step to growing steak-shaped meat in the lab.

May 8, 2021

Inspiration4: The first all-civilian spaceflight on SpaceX Dragon

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, space travel

Jared Isaacman’s privately funded trip to Earth’s orbit will raise money for St. Jude’s.

Inspiration4 will be motivated in part by Isaacman’s effort to raise more than $200 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a pediatric cancer research hospital that does not charge the families of children for their treatment. Isaacman pledged $100 million out of his own pocket.

“I’ve been very lucky in life; you really don’t get to a position that I’m fortunate enough to be in without the ball bouncing your way a couple times,” said Isaacman in an interview with “These families [at St. Jude] were dealt horrible hands. They’re going through what no one should ever have to go through. It’s immense heartache, and the sad part is many of those kids will not grow up to have any of the experiences that I’ve been lucky enough to have in life. We’ve just got to do something about that.”

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May 8, 2021

Amazon partners with Tile to take on Apple AirTags

Posted by in category: futurism

Amazon partnered with Tile and smart lock maker Level to beef up its mesh network for tracking items.

May 8, 2021

How a 1981 conference kickstarted today’s quantum computing era

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Forty years ago, IBM researcher Charlie Bennett helped usher in the study of quantum mechanics’ impact on computing. IBM is still at it—and so is Bennett.

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