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Oct 17, 2018

Howard S. Friedman

Posted by in categories: food, health

Surprising discoveries for health and long life.

“An extraordinary eighty-year study has led to some unexpected discoveries about long life.”

-O, The Oprah Magazine

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Oct 17, 2018

What can neuroscience tell us about ethics?

Posted by in categories: ethics, neuroscience

Today on The Neuroethics Blog is a post by Adina L. Roskies, Professor of Philosophy and chair of the Cognitive Science Program and Helman Family Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth College, entitled “What can neuroscience tell us about ethics?”

By Adina L. Roskies Image courtesy of Bill Sanderson, Wellcome Collection What can neuroscience tell us about ethics? Some say nothing – ethics is a normative discipline that concerns the way the world should be, while neuroscience is normatively insignificant: it is a descriptive science which tells us about the way the world is. This seems in line with what is sometimes called “Hume’s Law”, the claim that one cannot derive an ought from an is (Cohon, 2018). This claim is contentious and its scope unclear, but it certainly does seem true of demonstrative arguments, at the least. Neuroethics, by its name, however, seems to suggest that neuroscience is relevant for ethical thought, and indeed some have taken it to be a fact that neuroscience has delivered ethical consequences. It seems to me that there is some confusion about this issue, and so here I’d like to clarify the ways in which I think neuroscience can be relevant to ethics.

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Oct 17, 2018

Undoing Aging 2019 is on the horizon

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

It will be our second conference totally focussed on the science of actual human rejuvenation therapies to repair the damage of aging.

We are happy to begin introducing the speakers, starting with Dr. Jerry Shay.

Dr. Shay is the Vice Chairman of the Department of Cell Biology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Shay´s work on the relationships of telomeres and telomerase to aging and cancer is well recognized.

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Oct 17, 2018

How Robots and Drones Will Change Retail Forever

Posted by in categories: drones, internet, robotics/AI

We are in the early days of what might be called the “physical cloud,” an e-commerce ecosystem that functions like the internet itself. Netflix caches the movies you stream at a data center physically close to you; Amazon is building warehouse after warehouse to store goods closer to consumers. And the storage systems at those warehouses are looking more like the data-storage systems in the cloud. Instead of storing similar items in the same place—a helpful practice when humans were fetching the goods—Amazon’s warehouses store multiples of the same item at random locations, known only to the robots. Trying to find an Instapot at one of Amazon’s warehouses would be like trying to find where in the cloud one of your emails is stored. Of course, you don’t have to. You just tap your screen and the email appears. No humans are involved.

What if you could store and deliver goods as easily as data? Amazon, Walmart and others are using AI and robotics to transform everything from appliance shopping to grocery delivery. Welcome to the physical cloud.

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Oct 16, 2018

YouTube Went Down for Millions Around the World

Posted by in category: futurism


YouTube is down and reports are coming in worldwide about the service being unavailable.

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Oct 16, 2018

SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on the California coast for the first time

Posted by in categories: drones, space travel

Original Story: This evening, SpaceX is set to launch a used Falcon 9 rocket from California, a flight that will be followed by one of the company’s signature rocket landings. But this time around, SpaceX will attempt to land the vehicle on a concrete landing pad near the launch site — not a drone ship in the ocean. If successful, it’ll be the first time that the company does a ground landing on the West Coast.

Up until now, all of SpaceX’s ground landings have occurred out of Cape Canaveral, Florida, the company’s busiest launch site. SpaceX has two landing pads there, and has managed to touch down 11 Falcon 9 rockets on them. And each time the company has attempted to land on land, it’s been a success.

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Oct 16, 2018

How will NASA transform by joining forces with private space travel?

Posted by in category: space travel

60 years of NASA has brought us the first moon landing, the Voyagers, a progression of Mars rovers, Hubble, Cassini, TESS…and the next six decades are going to see it venturing even further into uncharted territory, but this time, the space agency will not be alone on the voyage.

NASA couldn’t even start fantasizing about private spaceflight—or collaborating with the private sector—when it first took off in 1958. Now companies like SpaceX, Boeing and Blue Origin will bring dreams that originally lived between the pages of science fiction books into reality. Dreams like space travel for anyone.

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Oct 16, 2018

Autonomous Flights Are One Step Closer to Reality

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

The air cargo industry is already considering one-person flight crews. Self-flying planes may be next.

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Oct 16, 2018

Yuval Harari & Russell Brand in conversation | Penguin Talks

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Hacking humanity — russell brand & noah yuval harari

Penguin Talks is a new series of free creative events which gives young people the opportunity to hear…

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Oct 16, 2018

“Space Force” is “not a crazy idea”

Posted by in category: space

The famed astrophysicist sits down with CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garret for “The Takeout”.

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