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Oct 11, 2018

Chinese tech giant Huawei unveils A.I. chips, taking aim at giants like Qualcomm and Nvidia

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

Huawei unveiled two new artificial intelligence chips aimed at data centers and smart devices, pitting it against major silicon players including Qualcomm and Nvidia, as the Chinese giant laid out a strategy it hopes will drive growth in the next few years.


Huawei’s new chipsets are called the Ascend 910 and Ascend 310 and are designed to be used in data centers and internet-connected consumer devices.

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Oct 10, 2018

SpaceX Falcon9 Rocket Launch from San Diego

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Oct 10, 2018

Longevity World Forum

Posted by in categories: life extension, policy

1st conference upcoming in Nov. 2018, in Spain.


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Oct 10, 2018

Boston Dynamics The Coming Robot Revolution Marc Raibert

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Oct 10, 2018

Intel’s CES 2018 event in 15 minutes

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Oct 10, 2018

Scary ‘Dynamoterror’ dinosaur discovered

Posted by in category: futurism

The Tyrannosaurus rex may be among the most well-known and terrifying dinosaurs to walk the Earth, but a newly discovered relative may have been even scarier.

Dynamoterror dynastes, a variant of T. rex, was discovered in New Mexico in 2012 by a team of researchers, led by Western Science Center paleontologist Andrew McDonald. It has a slightly different bone structure compared to its successor cousin.

“Despite fragmentation of much of the axial and appendicular skeleton prior to discovery, the frontals, a metacarpal, and two pedal phalanges are well-preserved,” the study’s abstract reads. “The frontals exhibit an unambiguous autapomorphy and a second potential autapomorphy that distinguish this specimen from all other tyrannosaurids.”

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Oct 10, 2018

The Pentagon’s Push to Program Soldiers’ Brains

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

The military wants future super-soldiers to control robots with their thoughts.

I. Who Could Object?

“Tonight I would like to share with you an idea that I am extremely passionate about,” the young man said. His long black hair was swept back like a rock star’s, or a gangster’s. “Think about this,” he continued. “Throughout all human history, the way that we have expressed our intent, the way we have expressed our goals, the way we have expressed our desires, has been limited by our bodies.” When he inhaled, his rib cage expanded and filled out the fabric of his shirt. Gesturing toward his body, he said, “We are born into this world with this. Whatever nature or luck has given us.”

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Oct 10, 2018

Stephen Hawking’s final scientific paper released

Posted by in category: cosmology

Black Hole Entropy and Soft Hair was completed in the days before the physicist’s death in March.

Black holes and soft hair: why Stephen Hawking’s final work is important.

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Oct 10, 2018

Michigan wildlife officials warn hunters of ‘serious contagious disease’ in deer

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Heads up, hunting enthusiasts: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is warning hunters in the state to be wary of bovine tuberculosis in deer, a disease that’s transmissible to humans, WSMH-News reported.

The “serious contagious disease” is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium bovis, according to Purdue University. It’s spread “primarily through the exchange of respiratory secretions between infected and uninfected animals,” such as coughing or sneezing, according to the Michigan DNR.

Oklahoma Man Faces Charges For Shooting Deer Hours Before Hunting Season Starts

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Oct 10, 2018

Scientists discover massive volcano graveyard hidden off the coast of Australia

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It’s often said that we know less about what is hiding in Earth’s oceans than we do about what lurks in the depths of space. While that might be hyperbole, a new discovery off the coast of Australia certainly lends weight to the argument.

Hidden some 2,000 meters beneath the waves off the east coast of Australia, researchers stumbled upon something they didn’t even know was there: a massive volcano graveyard that they are calling the “Lost World” of extinct underwater volcanos.

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