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May 24, 2017

Amazon CEO tries to sell kids on working on the moon

Posted by in category: space travel

Hey, kids! Who wants to live on the moon!

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May 24, 2017

Body Part Regeneration Is in Our Future

Posted by in category: life extension

The acorn worm, an invertebrate, has an incredible ability to regenerate. By studying its abilities, humans could access our own latent regeneration.

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May 24, 2017

Scientists Have Found a Way to Photograph People Through Walls Using Wi-Fi

Posted by in categories: computing, holograms, internet, mobile phones

Wi-Fi can pass through walls. This fact is easy to take for granted, yet it’s the reason we can surf the web using a wireless router located in another room.

However, not all of that microwave radiation makes it to or from our phones, tablets, and laptops. Routers scatter and bounce their signal off objects, illuminating our homes and offices like invisible light bulbs.

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May 24, 2017

Chatbots Could Let You Talk With Deceased Loved Ones

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Artificial intelligence allows anyone to keep chatting away from beyond the grave.

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May 24, 2017

Trump budget would slash science programmes across government

Posted by in categories: government, health, science

Proposed cuts include 11% at the National Science Foundation, 18% at the National Institutes of Health and 30% at the Environmental Protection Agency.

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May 23, 2017

NASA invites scientists to submit ideas for Europa lander

Posted by in category: space

Now is the time to voice your opinions on the lander’s instruments.

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May 23, 2017

I’m excited that popular site Consequence of Sound rated my #Moogfest talk one of the top 5 most unique experiences at the festival

Posted by in category: transhumanism

The article with the other nominations is great reading of the event.…st-2017/4/ #transhumanism

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May 23, 2017

Trump’s Fiscal Plans for NASA

Posted by in category: government

While the space agency would see cuts across most of its programs, it has been spared the worst compared to the government’s other research agencies.

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May 23, 2017

Google AI beats Chinese master in ancient game of Go

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

BEIJING A Google artificial intelligence program defeated a Chinese grand master at the ancient board game Go on Tuesday, a major feather in the cap for the firm’s AI ambitions as it looks to woo Beijing to gain re-entry into the country.

In the first of three planned games in the eastern water town of Wuzhen, the AlphaGo program held off China’s world number one Ke Jie in front of Chinese officials and Google parent Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) chief executive Eric Schmidt.

The victory over the world’s top player — which many thought would take decades to achieve — underlines the potential of artificial intelligence to take on humans at complex tasks.

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May 23, 2017

Sex Equality: I’m With Her

Posted by in categories: education, ethics, policy, rants, sex

Lifeboat Editorial

Lydia Begag is a high school junior at Advanced Math and Science Academy in Massachusetts. She got our attention when she published an editorial critical of the school’s uniform policy. With eloquence and articulation, she laid out a brilliant and persuasive argument that the policy was anything but uniform. It was ambiguous, arbitrary and discriminatory.

I’m with Her
Ideas Regarding Sex Equality
—Forget the Rest

Political and social turmoil are everywhere we turn, especially in the early months of 2017. Lunch conversations, small talk at work, and, of course, the media we consume have all become related to a singular topic: the United States government and its workings. Emotionally, I want to curl up in a ball and block out the political nonsense being spewed left and right until the day I die (pun very much intended)—but I feel intellectually obliged to confront the controversy.

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