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May 12, 2017

‘Accidental hero’ finds kill switch to stop spread of ransomware cyber-attack

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Spread of malware curtailed by expert who simply registered a domain name for a few dollars, giving many across world time to protect against attack.

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May 12, 2017

NASA Just Revealed Its 4-Step Plan to Launch a Year-Long Mission to The Moon

Posted by in category: space travel

Upcoming missions to Mars have grabbed plenty of headlines in recent years, but before we set off for the Red Planet, a lot more research is needed – and that’s why NASA has a new plan for sending astronauts into orbit around the Moon.

It’s been a while – we last set foot on the Moon in 1972. But NASA thinks the cislunar orbit (between the Moon and the Earth) is going to be an essential testing site and launching pad for reaching Mars in the 2030s.

As NASA’s Greg Williams explained this week at the Humans to Mars Summit in Washington DC, the Moon mission is on the slate for 2027 and could see a crew spending a year sailing above the lunar surface.

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May 12, 2017

Robot Revolution: VICE on HBO

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

This is on tonight.

Robots are now advanced enough to do breast exams.

VICE on HBO, tonight at 7:30 and 11.

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May 12, 2017

Comet 67P Found to Be Producing Its Own Oxygen in Deep Space

Posted by in categories: cosmology, evolution

RELATED: Building Blocks for Life Found in Rosetta’s Comet

“Understanding the origin of molecular oxygen in space is important for the evolution of the Universe and the origin of life on Earth,” the researchers wrote.

The finding muddies the waters in how detecting oxygen in the atmospheres of exoplanets might not necessarily point to life, as this abiotic process means that oxygen can be produced in space without the need for life. The researchers say this finding might influence how researchers search for signs of life on exoplanets in the future.

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May 12, 2017

Virtual worlds so good they’ll change our grasp on real life

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, entertainment

New simulation technology is not just revolutionising gaming, it could transform the way we model everything from disease to economic markets and ecosystems.

By Chris Baraniuk

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May 12, 2017

How Close Would a Supernova Have to Be to Kill Us All?

Posted by in category: cosmology

New research suggests that exploding stars may still be deadly twice as far away as previously thought.

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May 12, 2017

Malware, described in leaked NSA documents, cripples computers worldwide

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, government, health, internet, privacy

Malicious software that blocks access to computers is spreading swiftly across the world, snarling critical systems in hospitals, telecommunications and corporate offices, apparently with the help of a software vulnerability originally discovered by the National Security Agency.

The reports of the malware spread began in Britain, where the National Health Service (NHS) reported serious problems throughout Friday. But government officials and cybersecurity experts later described a far more extensive problem growing across the Internet and unbounded by national borders. Europe and Latin America were especially hard hit.

“This is not targeted at the NHS,” British Prime Minister Theresa May told reporters. “It’s an international attack, and a number of countries and organizations have been affected.”

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May 12, 2017

The Anti-Aging Habits of Longevity Experts

Posted by in category: life extension

My own diet is eggs and hashbrowns and Raisin Bran cereal along with water, Ensure, and one scoop of whey protein. Lunch is usually Subway(veggie patty), and dinner is a smoothie currently consisting of broccoli, avocado, peanut butter, banana, yogurt, spinach, and two scoops of whey protein with 18 oz of water. i also take one 500 mg tablet of quercetin each day.

Aubrey de Grey, Judith Campisi, J. Craig Venter and David Sinclair, who all work on anti-aging research, describe their own life-extension practices.

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May 12, 2017

Interesting Futurism Animation 40

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May 12, 2017

The London startup hoping to ‘make the Matrix’

Posted by in category: entertainment

The London startup hoping to ‘build the Matrix’: Improbable reveals record breaking funding to ‘simulate the real world…

A London firm is hoping to turn the world into a simulation, and make ‘The Matrix’ a reality.

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