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Oct 7, 2018

On the Nature of Causality in Complex Systems, George F.R. Ellis

Posted by in categories: biological, cosmology, mathematics

When listening to world science festival’s latest episode on youtube, Pondering the Imponderables: The Biggest Questions of Cosmology, I found myself to be most in line with George F.R. Ellis’ line of thinking overall.


Big Bang cosmology, chemical and biological evolutionary theory, and associated sciences have been extraordinarily successful in revealing and enabling us to understand the development of the.

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Oct 7, 2018

On Finally Understanding The Matrix Sequels

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, singularity

The Singularity is Near.


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Oct 7, 2018

Why the Mind–Body Problem Can’t Have a Single, Objective Solution

Posted by in category: futurism

We cannot escape our subjectivity when we try to solve the riddle of ourselves.

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Oct 7, 2018

A Man Of 3 Worlds: The Russian-American Billionaire Giving Millions To U.S. and U.K. Universities

Posted by in categories: business, education

Len Blavatnik, the Ukrainian-born and Russian-raised billionaire businessman with a net worth of $17.9 billion, says he has given away $500 million to charity so far, mostly to world-renowned universities like Oxford, Harvard, Stanford and Yale. When asked why he favors donating to higher education institutions, he explains shrewdly that for him, conducting philanthropy is like running a business.


Len Blavatnik, who made his first billions in Russia, credits much of his success to his academic parents and to his education. He’s given hundreds of millions to universities mostly in America and England.

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Oct 6, 2018

MCA & DfT awarded £1million to boost autonomous shipping industry

Posted by in categories: business, government, robotics/AI

The funding, awarded by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Regulators’ Pioneer Fund, will be used to pioneer new ways of regulating the autonomous and smart shipping industries to help them deliver innovative new technologies to the traditional maritime sector.

The global autonomous shipping industry is predicted to grow into a $136 billion behemoth by 2030, with UK businesses already playing a key role. The funding will see the creation of the Maritime Autonomy Regulation Lab, where regulators from the MCA and DfT can work with academia and support industry to promote on-water testing and flagship projects and help the UK grow its presence in the global marketplace.

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Oct 6, 2018

The space race on steroids: Fight to get off Earth is more competitive than ever

Posted by in category: space

Billionaires and political leaders are vying to land on the Moon, colonize Mars or mine asteroids.

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Oct 6, 2018

The Insane Physics of Airbags

Posted by in categories: physics, transportation

I can imagine the meeting: A dozen engineers are gathered around a conference table to discuss automobile safety. How can we protect people during a car crash? We have already added seat belts and crumple zones to cars. Is there anything else we can include? One attendee reluctantly raises their hand with a suggestion: “How about we add an explosive in the steering wheel?”

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Oct 6, 2018

Meghnad Saha the physicist also known for Planning Commission and providing national calendar

Posted by in categories: government, physics

New Delhi, Oct 6: There are many unsung and forgotten heroes that India has in abundance. One such man whose 125th birth anniversary falls today is Meghnad Saha who was not only nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physics more than once but was also elected to the first Lok Sabha in 1952 as an independent candidate defeating the Congress nominee Prabhu Dayal Himatsingka. But more interestingly he was the chairperson of Calender Reforms Committee set up in 1952.

No one can forget the role of Planning Commission of India in the growth trajectory of the country which was actually conceived by Subhash Chandra Bose at the Haripura Congress in 1938. Bose as a president proposed it as National Planning Committee in which Saha had shown very keen interest.

Also Read Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad awarded 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Oct 6, 2018

Everything You Need To Know About The Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

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Here’s the self-driving, electric, body-swappable car of the future.

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Oct 6, 2018

Can supplementation with NMN Increase Longevity?

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

Recently, we have shown that by administering the NAD+ precursor NMN (Nicotinamide Mononucleotide)in normal drinking water to older mice, NAD+ levels were restored to those normally associated with younger healthy animals. By administering NMN to mice for just one week, our lab demonstrated a robust correction in age-associated metabolic dysfunction and restored muscle mitochondrial function in old mice to levels seen in younger control mice (Gomes et al. 2013).

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