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Oct 13, 2018

Hundreds of Drone Pilots Violate FAA Restricted Airspace to Get the Perfect Shot of Hot Air Balloons

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The 47th annual Balloon Fiesta kicked off earlier this month and has a new obstacle to contend with. The flagship event held in Albuquerque, NM has had logistical problems in the past, but a new problem has arisen in the form of drone enthusiasts looking for the perfect shot.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a popular event held every year that draws a crowd of around 100,000 people who want to see the spectacle of hundreds of balloons in the air at once. As the years pass, Balloon Fiesta has grown into an event that hosts over 500 hot air balloons and massive crowds.

In the past, Balloon Fiesta has seen its share of dangers that have resulted in tragedy. For example, the 1982 explosion of a giant 12-story hot air balloon called the El Globo Grande that killed four people and injured five, or the numerous instances of hot air balloons colliding with power lines throughout the years. Though hot air ballooning is reportedly a very safe form of aviation, unique dangers still exist. As technology advances, one of those dangers comes in the form of hobbyist drone pilots attempting to get the perfect aerial photo.

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Oct 13, 2018

Life Extension & Human Longevity with Dr. Aubrey de Grey on MIND & MACHINE

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

New Aubrey interview.

Today we explore human longevity and life extension efforts focused on adding healthy years to a person’s lifespan, and even reversing the aging process.

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Oct 13, 2018

Introducing the NAD+ Mouse Project

Posted by in category: life extension

Can we delay or even reverse the aging process? The scientists at the Sinclair Lab at Harvard Medical School think so, and you can help them find out!

So far the NAD+ Mouse Project by Dr. David Sinclair and his team at Harvard Medical School has raised over $43,265 for an exciting research project that is targeting the aging process. Help us reach $45,000 so we can expand the project even more.

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Oct 13, 2018

NASA Releases 4K Video Of The Moon Ending The Moon Landing Conspiracy

Posted by in category: space travel

A 4K video tour of the Earth’s moon has been released by NASA, showing off the surface in an extraordinary detail. The footage explores the features of the moon and it is stunning… collected by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft over a period of nine years, the footage is dubbed as “virtual tour of the moon” in a fascinating 4K detail.

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Oct 13, 2018

‘Your Blood Will Freeze’: How Foreigners Seek Immortality in Russia

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

Sputnik’s interlocutor has a medallion with a phone number and instructions for what to do if he dies. So it’s highly likely that if he dies he will end up where he and Sputnik have come.

Freeze Your Own Grandma

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Oct 13, 2018

A Look Inside Your Surgeon’s Brain, Before the Surgeon Looks Inside You

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Scans could reveal which doctors are less skilled. Is it ethical to do so? Is it ethical not to?

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Oct 12, 2018

Parkour Atlas

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Watch Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot Atlas show off its parkour skills 😍.

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Oct 12, 2018

Air Pollution Could Reduce Your Intelligence

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, sustainability

Air pollution could reduce your intelligence and mental capacity.

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Oct 12, 2018

Invitation to Join Data Science Central

Posted by in categories: business, mathematics, robotics/AI, science

Join the largest community of machine learning (ML), deep learning, AI, data science, business analytics, BI, operations research, mathematical and statistical professionals: Sign up here. If instead, you are only interested in receiving our newsletter, you can subscribe here. There is no cost.

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Oct 12, 2018

Here’s how to find out if your Facebook was hacked in the breach

Posted by in category: futurism

Are you one of the 30 million users hit by Facebook’s access token breach announced two weeks ago? Here’s how to find out.

Facebook breach saw 15M users’ names & contact info accessed, 14M’s bios too

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