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Oct 4, 2018

DARPA high-resolution neural interfaces for controlling drones and cybertech

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, drones, neuroscience

DARPA seeks to achieve high levels of brain-system communications without surgery, in its new program, Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3).

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Oct 3, 2018

What If a Coin-Sized Black Hole Appeared On Earth

Posted by in category: cosmology

What trouble could a coin-sized black hole cause?

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Oct 3, 2018

More Cancers Occur

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Two-thirds of all cancers are caused by DNA replication errors, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. But don’t light a celebratory cigarette just yet.

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Oct 3, 2018

Solar on water, robots, and 2-sided panels, oh my: solar tech’s near future

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Today’s hottest solar tech is all about supporting old-fashioned silicon panels.

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Oct 3, 2018

Angus the robot could soon be cultivating your salads in a robo-farm

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI, sustainability

Angus, a 1,000lb robot, rolls about the indoor farm on omnidirectional wheels.

Its main job is to shuttle maturing produce to another, as-yet unnamed robot, which transfers plants from smaller growing pods to larger ones.

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Oct 3, 2018

Jeff Bezos plans to build and launch a ‘large lunar lander’ in his quest to colonize space

Posted by in categories: economics, robotics/AI, space travel

Jeff Bezos, the richest person on Earth, is designing a spacecraft to land on the moon with his rocket company, Blue Origin. The “Blue Moon” robot is expected to deliver several metric tons of supplies to the surface, though Blue Origin is working with others to establish a larger lunar economy.

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Oct 3, 2018

The clock is ticking on Google’s smartwatch platform

Posted by in category: futurism

Google’s Wear OS smartwatches recently got a software update, but is it enough? In this video, Dieter Bohn examines what the company needs to do to stay competitive with the Apple Watch.

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Oct 3, 2018

Scientists think they’ve found the first moon outside our solar system

Posted by in category: space

The newfound “exomoon” is giant — about four times as big as Earth.

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Oct 3, 2018

Is this the first moon found outside our solar system?

Posted by in category: satellites

For the first time, astronomers have discovered what could be an exomoon, a moon outside our solar system. The exomoon was found around the gas giant exoplanet Kepler-1625b, which orbits a star 8,000 light-years from Earth.

Although moons are common in our solar system, which has nearly 200 natural satellites, the long search for interstellar moons has been an empty one. Astronomers have had success locating exoplanets around stars outside our solar system, but exomoons are harder to pinpoint because of their smaller size.

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Oct 3, 2018

Do we really live longer than our ancestors?

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Is the lifespan today longer than in ancient times, an interesting article.


The wonders of modern medicine and nutrition make it easy to believe we enjoy longer lives than at any time in human history, but we may not be that special after all.

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