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Nov 24, 2015

The Dawn of the Space Mining Age

Posted by in category: space

New legislation and interest from a number of private ventures could lead to extraction of valuable minerals from asteroids—and sooner than you might think.

STAFFBy Richard Yonck on November 24, 2015 3.

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Nov 24, 2015

Historic Rocket Landing

Posted by in category: space

First successful reusable rocket landing from space!!


Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing a historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas.

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Nov 24, 2015

Biometric ‘tech tattoos’ could be the future of wearables

Posted by in categories: health, privacy

A development firm in Austin, Texas is working on wearable health monitors that come in the form of temporary tattoos.

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Nov 24, 2015

The Drug Lords of Tomorrow Will Be Biohackers

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

New article for Vice Motherboard on the future of drugs and implants:


Brain stimulation is the future of drugs.

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Nov 24, 2015

Circuit Board Tattoos That Actually Work Will Bring Your Cyborg Fantasies To Life

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

There’s a common misconception that tattoos are only a way to express your individuality (just like everyone else does), or only serve as loving tributes to moms. But they have practical medical applications too, especially now that circuit board temporary tattoos exist.

Developed by Chaotic Moon Studios, which describes itself as a “creative technology studio,” these Tech Tats use conductive inks (in lieu of actual tattoo inks) that only sit on the surface of the skin so they’re not permanent. After all, given the speed at which technology evolves, the last thing you want is a permanent circuit board tattoo on your arm that’s outdated within a year.

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Nov 24, 2015

China to build world’s biggest animal cloning factory in Tianjin

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business

Tianjin is building the world’s largest animal cloning factory, aiming to produce one million cattle embryos annually, state media reported yesterday.

According to a Xinhua, mainland scientists have signed a deal to establish a 200 million yuan (HK$242 million) commercial animal cloning centre in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area, a government-sponsored business development park.

Its main building was already under construction and due to be completed by June next year, the report said. Among the animals it will clone are sniffer and pet dogs, high-grade beef cattle, racehorses and “non-human primates”. These animals will be used for commercial services and improving breeds.

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Nov 24, 2015

“Later that same life” — a 56-year-old man talks to his 18-year-old self

Posted by in category: futurism

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Nov 24, 2015

This startup is trying to take down the diamond industry

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This startup is trying to take down the diamond industry with Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Nov 24, 2015

The reusable space rocket is nearly here with Blue Origin’s first successful landing

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space

Private spaceflight company Blue Origin, helmed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, says it has landed its main rocket, New Shepard, back on Earth after launch. That would make it the first rocket ever to have gently landed and remained intact after taking off into space. It also means that Blue Origin has beaten SpaceX in the race to make the first reusable rocket; the Elon Musk-led space venture has been trying to soft-land its main rocket, the Falcon 9, for the past year.

To commemorate the landing, Bezos tweeted for the first time since setting up his Twitter account seven years ago.

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Nov 24, 2015

Ray Kurzweil: This is your future

Posted by in categories: food, Ray Kurzweil, solar power, sustainability

By 2030 solar energy will have the capacity to meet all of our energy needs. The production of food and clean water will also be revolutionized.

Kurzweil believes solar energy could satisfy 100% our power needs. — CNN

If we could capture one part in ten thousand of the sunlight that falls on the Earth we could meet 100% of our energy needs, using this renewable and environmentally friendly source.

As we apply new molecular scale technologies to solar panels, the cost per watt is coming down rapidly. Already Deutsche Bank, in a recent report, wrote “The cost of unsubsidized solar power is about the same as the cost of electricity from the grid in India and Italy. By 2014 even more countries will achieve solar ‘grid parity.’”

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