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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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Apr 17, 2017

How President Trump Could Jumpstart Space Settlements

Posted by in category: space

If President Trump wants to truly lead the United States and world into the exploration and settlement of the solar system, he needs to do something different and game-changing.


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Apr 17, 2017

Is this the flying car you’ve been waiting for?

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

For the past several years, Urban Aeronautics has been developing a military VTOL aircraft called the Cormorant. The company’s Metro Skyways subsidiary is also exploring the possibility of a civilian aircraft based on the technology. The first details of that aircraft have now been released.

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Apr 17, 2017

From Here To Eternity: NASA Believes Humanity Will Travel Interstellar

Posted by in category: space travel

In order to boldly go where no man has gone before we first need to sort out a few things — achieving near-relativistic speeds is certainly one of it. Space travel would allow humanity to explore all the new worlds, visit other galaxies and more so, seek out new life.

Right now NASA scientists are weighing in on that subject again, claiming that the cutting-edge technologies needed to making this pipe dream a reality are getting closer by the day.

Imagine getting to Mars in just 3 days… or putting points beyond our solar system within our reach. New propulsion technologies could one day take us to these cosmic destinations making space travel truly interstellar! — Philip Lubin

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Apr 17, 2017

These haunting photos of the retail apocalypse reveal a new normal in America

Posted by in category: futurism

The retail apocalypse has descended on America. Here’s what it looks like.

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Apr 17, 2017

Hospital makes $119 million bet on virtual, augmented reality center

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, biotech/medical

“The 192,000-square-foot facility will house UNMCs Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning, or iEXCEL program, which aims to help physicians and other healthcare professionals do clinical training exercises and develop surgical skills via advanced simulation technologies, virtual immersive reality, augmented reality and holographic technologies, officials say.

The center’s advancements will include the creation of 3D/virtual and augmented reality content for clinical and surgical training modules; leading-edge technology such as the iEXCEL Helix – an extended 280-degree curved screen creating a 2-D/3D immersive environment; laser-based “3D iSpace,” a five-sided virtual immersive reality environment, and a 130-seat holographic auditorium.

The goal is to move beyond traditional lecture-based models to embrace more hands-on experiential learning, which can improve retainment of skills competencies proficiencies. Thus, the traditional mentor-based “see one, do one, teach one” training model for physicians will now be complemented by human patient simulators, surgical simulation, interactive visualization tools such as head-mounted displays, interactive “learning walls” and 3D virtual immersive reality environments.”

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Apr 17, 2017

Albert Einstein, In His Own Voice

Posted by in category: futurism

Have you ever heard Einstein’s real voice before? (Via Hashem Al-Ghaili)

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