Page 8543

May 7, 2017

This New Instrument Will Be Able to Locate Alien Worlds from the Ground

Posted by in category: alien life

A team of astronomers is set to build a new exoplanet hunter. In theory, this instrument could lead to finding the first truly habitable world beyond Earth.

NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have selected a team of astronomers to build their new exoplanet hunter. In order to get the best minds on the job, the scientists were selected after holding a national competition. The resulting team will be led by Penn State University assistant professor Suvrath Mahadevan.

Read more

May 7, 2017

Capitalism 2.0: the economy of the future will be powered by neural lace

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, economics, robotics/AI, transhumanism

My new article at Wired UK: #Future #BasicIncome

But it’ll take more than just a mind tapped into the cloud to be widely competitive in the overall job market. Augmented limbs, bionic organs, and widespread use of exoskeleton technology will be needed to compete against robotic strength.

For years I’ve been supportive of a basic income, which would provide a monthly income for the poor – mostly because I saw it as the only logical way to keep people fed and housed, while still allowing for technological and economic evolution. Now, with neural prosthetics and upgraded bodies, I see the future may, instead, be full of capitalistic enterprise, fuelled by transhumanist technologies that allow us to more closely resemble the machines.

Continue reading “Capitalism 2.0: the economy of the future will be powered by neural lace” »

May 7, 2017

Elon Musk: The future we’re building — and boring

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel, sustainability

May 7, 2017 Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson.

Read more

May 7, 2017

Unmanned U.S. Air Force space plane lands after secret, two-year mission

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

By Irene Klotz

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) — The U.S. military’s experimental X-37B space plane landed on Sunday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completing a classified mission that lasted nearly two years, the Air Force said.

The unmanned X-37B, which resembles a miniature space shuttle, touched down at 7:47 a.m. EDT (1147 GMT) on a runway formerly used for landings of the now-mothballed space shuttles, the Air Force said in an email.

Continue reading “Unmanned U.S. Air Force space plane lands after secret, two-year mission” »

May 7, 2017

We are currently organizing our Longevity Panel with Alexandra Stolzing, Aubrey de Grey and a number of other guests

Posted by in category: life extension

The major mouse testing pogram is organizing a special 1.5 hour long longevity panel with Dr. Alexandra Stolzing, Dr. Aubrey de Grey and other guests in early June. This was one of the rewards for their campaign on last year.

They are asking the community to suggest questions to ask Dr. Stolzing and Dr. de Grey so head on over there if you would like to ask them something and maybe it will make the show. The show will be broadcast live on Facebook and the dates will be announced shortly.

We hope to lifestream the science panel to facebook in June and will confirm the time and date shortly.

Continue reading “We are currently organizing our Longevity Panel with Alexandra Stolzing, Aubrey de Grey and a number of other guests” »

May 7, 2017

How to be a lawyer without going to law school

Posted by in categories: education, law

Nearly all those who await results have followed the traditional route to lawyerdom: They’ve toiled through three years of rigorous study at an American Bar Association-approved law school. They’ve taken $5,000+ bar exam prep courses. They’ve spent summers fetching coffee for district attorneys and corporate lawyers.

A select few, however, have completely bypassed these steps. Several U.S. states offer a little-known alternative path to the bar exam room: “reading the law” — or serving as an apprentice in the office of a practicing attorney or judge.

Last year, out of 83,963 bar exam takers, only 60 were apprentices. A mere 17 succeeded in passing the bar exam and becoming eligible to practice law. It is a long, difficult road, requiring four years of mentorship and thousands of hours of self-led work, but when completed, it can save a prospective lawyer hundreds of thousands of dollars in law school debt.

Continue reading “How to be a lawyer without going to law school” »

May 7, 2017

NASA’S STUNNING BREAKTHROUGH: It’s First Warp Drive…Is a TRUE Mindblower!

Posted by in categories: information science, physics, space travel

A few months ago, physicist Harold White shocked the aeronautics industry when he announced that his team at NASA was in the process of developing a faster-than-light warp drive. His design could one day transport a spacecraft to the nearest star in a matter of weeks.

The idea originally came to White while he was considering an equation formulated by physicist Miguel Alcubierre in his 1994 paper titled, “The Warp Drive: Hyper-Fast Travel Within General Relativity. Alcubierre suggested a mechanism by which space-time could be “warped” and behind a spacecraft.

Michio Kaku dubbed Alcubierre’s theory a “passport to the universe,” which harnesses a quirk in the “cosmological code” that allows for the expansion and contraction of space-time. If proven true, it could allow for hyper-fast travel between interstellar destinations. In order to accomplish this, the starship would need able to expand the space behind it rapidly to push it forward. For passengers, it would look like a lack of acceleration.

Continue reading “NASA’S STUNNING BREAKTHROUGH: It’s First Warp Drive…Is a TRUE Mindblower!” »

May 7, 2017

April 2017

Posted by in category: futurism

It has been an eventful 12 months for SpaceX. Many successful launches were interspersed with a high-profile test failure which led to the loss of the Spacecom satellite, AMOS 6, making headlines across the world, far beyond the traditional coverage of space publications. However, the launch service provider is dusting itself off and ready to go again with some hugely ambitious targets in 2017.

Mark Holmes

On September 1, 2016, at Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, SpaceX observed an anomaly about eight minutes in advance of a scheduled test firing of a Falcon 9 rocket. This resulted in the loss of Spacecom’s Amos 6 satellite. It was headline news around the world.

Continue reading “April 2017” »

May 6, 2017

How Crispr Could Snip Away Some of Humanity’s Worst Diseases

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Hiding a gene-editing snipper inside a peaceful virus could treat everything from HIV to cancer.

Read more

May 6, 2017

China increases solar power output

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

China electricity output from photovoltaic plants rose 80 per cent in the first quarter after the world’s biggest solar power market increased installed capacity.

Solar power generation rose to 21.4 billion kilowatt-hours in the three months ending 31 March from a year earlier, the National Energy Administration said on Thursday in a statement on its website. China added 7.21 gigawatts of solar power during the period, boosting its total installed capacity to almost 85 gigawatts, the NEA said.

The power-generation increase comes even as more solar plants stand idle because of congested transmission infrastructure. China idled about 2.3 billion kilowatt-hours of solar power in the first quarter, up from 1.9 billion kilowatt-hours a year earlier, according to the NEA data.

Continue reading “China increases solar power output” »