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May 25, 2017

DARPA Picks Boeing To Build Its New Space Plane

Posted by in categories: military, satellites

The research agency hopes its XS-1 jumpstarts a whole new industry of very-low-cost satellite launches.

Boeing did such a good job plotting out the commercial future of a reusable satellite-launching plane that they’re going to get to build it — and just maybe, launch a whole new low-cost satellite industry.

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May 25, 2017

NASA Just Fast-Tracked Its Mission to Explore a $10,000 Quadrillion Metal Asteroid

Posted by in categories: economics, space

The science community just figured out why we wont actually be doing space mining, until capitalism is no longer a factor anyways.

It might have just pushed back its manned mission to Mars, but NASA just fast-tracked a planned journey to 16 Psyche — an asteroid made almost entirely of nickel-iron metal.

Estimated to contain $10,000 quadrillion in iron alone, if we could somehow mine Psyche’s minerals and bring them back to Earth, it would collapse our comparatively puny global economy of $78 trillion many times over. Fortunately for the economic stability of our planet, NASA plans on looking but not extracting.

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May 24, 2017

I’ve just returned from some busy travels and I’m still dealing with my own father’s recent death, so I’m a bit late with this post, but legendary futurist Jacque Fresco passed away last week

Posted by in categories: economics, futurism

He was 101 years old. I had the honor to meet Jacque and Roxanne Meadows last year at The Venus Project in Florida. I wrote an extensive article for Vice Motherboard on Jacque and the Resource-based economy:…chnoutopia And Now This Future did a video on my visit with him that now has 14 million views and over 180,000 Facebook shares: I’m grateful I met Jacque. He was an amazing person! And his important work will live on.

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May 24, 2017

New Research Points to a Genetic Switch That Can Let Our Bodies Talk to Electronics

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, robotics/AI

  • Our bodies are biologically based and therefore are not equipped to communicate with electronics efficiently. New research could make it possible to genetically engineer our cells to be able to communicate with electronics.
  • The development has the potential to allow us to eventually build apps that autonomously detect and treat disease.

Microelectronics has transformed our lives. Cellphones, earbuds, pacemakers, defibrillators – all these and more rely on microelectronics’ very small electronic designs and components. Microelectronics has changed the way we collect, process and transmit information.

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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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