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Apr 18, 2017

A look at China’s most exciting hypersonic aerospace programs

Posted by in category: transportation

The 21st International Space Plane and Hypersonic Systems and Technology in Xiamen, China, offers details on key fast technologies. Read on.

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Apr 18, 2017

Calling all the Heroes!

Posted by in category: life extension

Calling all the Longevity Superheroes, science needs you! We are proud to launch our brand new campaign and this time there is a twist.

We have launched our Lifespan Heroes campaign to raise funds for LEAF so we can continue delivering quality content, exclusive interviews, scientific commentaries, advocacy and more. We have done an amazing job over the last two years with our volunteers but now we need some help from our heroes — the longevity community.

Spring is the best time to celebrate life and remember all the good things we have achieved to improve and protect human life. One of the organizations which contributed the most to the development of healthcare systems around the globe is the World Health Organization founded by the United Nations. WHO’s Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day.

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Apr 18, 2017

Watch F8 Live

Posted by in category: futurism

Live at our annual F8 developer conference.

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Apr 18, 2017

In 10 days, I’m speaking at the 2017 California Libertarian Party convention

Posted by in category: transhumanism

It’s in San Jose, and I’ll be doing a short talk at the reception on Friday night, April 28, and giving a formal 45-min talk on Saturday, April 29, 1:30PM on Technology and Liberty, and how radical science like transhumanism needs freedom to grow. Please join me at this major event!

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Apr 18, 2017

How Anaconda’s data science platform will help IBM speed up enterprise machine learning adoption

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

IBM announced that it will offer open data science platform Anaconda on IBM Cognitive Systems. Here’s how it could help your business.

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Apr 18, 2017

Neural networks explained

Posted by in categories: mathematics, mobile phones, neuroscience, robotics/AI

In the past 10 years, the best-performing artificial-intelligence systems—such as the speech recognizers on smartphones or Google’s latest automatic translator—have resulted from a technique called “deep learning.”

Deep learning is in fact a new name for an approach to artificial intelligence called neural networks, which have been going in and out of fashion for more than 70 years. Neural networks were first proposed in 1944 by Warren McCullough and Walter Pitts, two University of Chicago researchers who moved to MIT in 1952 as founding members of what’s sometimes called the first cognitive science department.

Neural nets were a major area of research in both neuroscience and computer science until 1969, when, according to computer science lore, they were killed off by the MIT mathematicians Marvin Minsky and Seymour Papert, who a year later would become co-directors of the new MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

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Apr 18, 2017

These five trends are shaping technology development in Australia

Posted by in category: business

Tech development is no longer a linear process, and businesses have to respond accordingly.

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Apr 18, 2017

China’s first robotic resupply freighter transferred to launch pad

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel

Chinese engineers rolled out a Long March 7 rocket to a seaside launch complex on Hainan Island in the South China Sea on Monday, aiming to fire a robotic refueling freighter into orbit as soon as Thursday to test technology for China’s future space station.

The Tianzhou 1 spacecraft mounted on top of the 174-foot-tall (53-meter) Long March 7 launcher will dock with the Tiangong 2 space lab around two days after liftoff, the first of three linkups planned during the cargo carrier’s mission.

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Apr 18, 2017

There are more urgent issues

Posted by in category: life extension

Haven’t we all heard it a billion times? ‘There are other priorities’ more urgent than defeating ageing. This article attempts to rebut that objection.

Somebody think of the children!!!

—Every social justice warrior ever


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Apr 17, 2017

Are Genetically Modified Astronauts Key To Colonizing Mars?

Posted by in categories: genetics, space

Some think the only way for humans to survive in space is to genetically modify them.

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