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Feb 5, 2019

State of the Union 2019

Posted by in category: futurism

Buzz got a standing O! 👏🤠 #SOTU2019


WATCH: Trump gives the 2019 State of the Union address.

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Feb 5, 2019

Longevity Vision Fund: Fueling The Longevity Biotechnology Boom We’ve Been Waiting For

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, robotics/AI

The longevity industry gets a boost with the launch of a $100 million venture fund, Longevity Vision Fund, focused on longevity biotechnology and artificial intelligence. The fund will invest in infrastructure projects enabling the longevity biotechnology industry.

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Feb 5, 2019

From medical breakthroughs to clinical research to awards and achievements, our Annual Report showcases a selection of our most inspirational stories and accomplishments!

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

https://stanford.io/2RrRqbT

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Feb 5, 2019

This Photo Shows the Dark Side of the Moon and Earth in the Same Shot

Posted by in category: space

A Chinese satellite currently orbiting the moon has captured a beautiful photo showing both the far side (AKA dark side) of the Moon as well as planet Earth in the background.

The Dwingeloo Radio Observatory in the Netherlands reports that the photo was captured by China’s Longjiang-2 satellite on February 3rd, 2019.

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Feb 5, 2019

Germany Just Rolled Out the World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Trains

Posted by in category: transportation

One tank of hydrogen is enough to support 621 miles of travel.

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Feb 5, 2019

Russia Says the American Toilet on the Space Station Blew Up

Posted by in categories: government, space

One small step for man. One giant leap for…


Russian media is reporting that the American toilet on the International Space Station (ISS) burst late last week, spilling gallons of fluid that astronauts had to catch with towels.

Sure, it sounds like a story about an exceptionally bad roommate — but it might also be the latest escalation in the deterioration of relations between Russia and the U.S. in space, lending grim gravitas to the plumbing snafu.

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Feb 5, 2019

Penny-Sized Ionocraft Flies With No Moving Parts

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

The development of utility fog just took a significant step forward. The projected size for miniaturization is mm size. With increased nanofabrication should come sub-millimeter.

Absolutely no moving parts, either.

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Feb 5, 2019

China is developing a new laser satellite meant to hunt down submarines more than 1,600 feet underwater

Posted by in categories: military, surveillance

China is developing a satellite with a powerful laser for anti-submarine warfare that researchers hope will be able to pinpoint a target as far as 500 metres below the surface.

It is the latest addition to the country’s expanding deep-sea surveillance programme, and aside from targeting submarines — most operate at a depth of less than 500 metres — it could also be used to collect data on the world’s oceans.

Project Guanlan, meaning “watching the big waves”, was officially launched in May at the Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology in Qingdao, Shandong. It aims to strengthen China’s surveillance activities in the world’s oceans, according to the laboratory’s website.

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Feb 5, 2019

Russian media threatens US with 100 megaton nuclear doomsday device after key arms treaty fails

Posted by in categories: existential risks, geopolitics, military, treaties

With the dropping of the INF treaty, Putin and Trump have brought the dangers of nuclear war back into a more realistic possibility. I’m not posting this to engage in a political discussion but nuclear war is definitely a lifeboat type of issue.


Russia’s military and state-sponsored media have reacted with a fire and fury of their own to the news that the US will exit the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaties, one of the last barriers to a full-on Cold War-like arms race in Europe — and there’s already talk of a nuclear doomsday device visiting the US.

The INF treaty banned land-based nuclear capable missiles with a range between 300 and 3,200 miles in 1987 when Russia and the US had populated much of Europe with intermediate-ranged nuclear missiles. The ban eliminated this entire class of missiles and went down as one of the most successful acts of arms control ever.

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Feb 5, 2019

This conveyor belt is omnidirectional

Posted by in category: futurism

This conveyor belt can move in any direction.

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