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Feb 4, 2019

These Four Universities Are Trying to Figure Out Space Law

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, law, military, space, treaties

Jack Beard, a professor in the University of Nebraska College of Law’s Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law Program, told Politico that the Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Space Operations “will become the definitive document on military and security law as it applies to space.”

The Woomera Manual won’t actually lay out any new guidelines. Instead it will organize and present the laws that are already on the books so that politicians, industry leaders, and others can make better informed decisions regarding activity in space.

Given the fact that the Outer Space Treaty, which banned military actions in outer space, has all but been tossed aside, it’s unclear how much they’ll actually listen.

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Feb 4, 2019

“Invisible” reusable labels are written and read using light

Posted by in category: futurism

Currently, package labels contain certain information – such as barcodes, serial numbers or buyers’ addresses – that would be best left unseen by wrongdoers. Newly-developed rewritable labels could address that issue, as they’re blank and transparent unless exposed to a certain type of light.

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Feb 4, 2019

This Wild Moon Base Idea Came from Architecture Students (Video)

Posted by in categories: engineering, habitats, space, sustainability

Interesting concept.

Architectural students working with the European Space Agency (ESA) have created a new concept for a sustainable lunar habitat.

The ESA’s astronaut center in Cologne, Germany, partners with universities and research institutions to study moon-related concepts in preparation for future missions. Angelus Chrysovalantis Alfatzis is one of the researchers who has contributed to the development of a promising concept for a moon base, according to a statement from ESA.

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Feb 4, 2019

Evidence mounts that gut bacteria can influence mood, prevent depression

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Researchers find certain bacteria may make compounds that affect mental well-being.

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Feb 4, 2019

Peter Diamandis’ right hand man Sergey Young wants to reverse aging via his $100M Longevity Vision Fund

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, finance, life extension, Peter Diamandis

Great news!

Inspired by British billionaire Jim Mellon, chairman of anti-aging upstart biotech venture Juvenescence, Sergey Young unveiled a $100 million fund on Monday to catalyze the development of a comprehensive solution to counteract the damaging consequences of aging.

“I’ve never looked like my age…and with my name, I think it was predetermined that I was going to work in the space (of aging),” Young told Endpoints News. The 47-year-old considers himself a product of Peter Diamandis — the man behind the non-profit XPRIZE and venture capital fund BOLD Capital Partners — and is in charge of all things longevity at both organizations.

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Feb 4, 2019

Perhaps the most terrifying space photograph around

Posted by in category: space

Astronaut Bruce McCandless floats untethered away from the safety of the space shuttle, with nothing but his Manned Manoeuvring Unit keeping him alive. The first person in the history to do so.

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Feb 4, 2019

The DIY designer baby project funded with Bitcoin

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency, biohacking, and the fantastic plan for transgenic humans.

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Feb 4, 2019

Longevity Investor Network Member Spotlight – Sebastian Aguiar

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

Longevity Investor Network member Sebastian Aguiar discusses the rejuvenation biotechnology industry and bridging the gap between research and development.

Sebastian Aguiar is a Venture Fellow at Apollo Ventures, an aging-focused venture capital fund and company builder that invests across Europe and the United States. He can be found at and

What initially attracted you to aging as a general discipline?

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Feb 4, 2019

Visualizing the World’s Top Plastic Emitting Rivers

Posted by in category: materials

Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic enters the world’s oceans – much of it through our river systems. See which rivers are polluting the most.

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Feb 3, 2019

Transparent Solar Panels Will Turn Windows Into Green Energy Collectors

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

A team of researchers from Michigan State University managed to develop a fully transparent solar panels – a breakthrough that could lead to countless applications in architecture, as well as other fields such as mobile electronics or the automotive industry. Previous attempts to create such a device have been made, but results were never satisfying enough, with low efficiency and poor material quality.

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