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Apr 12, 2017

Physicists Say They’ve Created a Fluid With ‘Negative Mass’

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics

Researchers in the US say they’ve created a fluid with negative mass in the lab… which is exactly as mind-bending as it sounds.

What it means is that, unlike pretty much every other known physical object, when you push this fluid, it accelerates backwards instead of moving forwards. Such an oddity could tell scientists about some of the strange behaviour that happens within black holes and neutron stars.

But let’s take a step back for a second here, because how can something have negative mass?

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Apr 12, 2017

150 trillion dollars of mostly unused Federal land and resources divided by 300 million Americans is $500,000 each

Posted by in categories: economics, health, policy

Where’s my money, you’re asking? Me too! There shouldn’t be poverty in America or people that can’t reasonably afford health insurance—it’s that simple. Below I’m resharing my TechCrunch California Governor policy article on a Universal Basic Income. If you’re in California, you will be able to vote for me to try to see this become a reality:…ic-income/

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Apr 12, 2017

NASA Cuts A Huge Check To Underwrite Asteroid Mining

Posted by in categories: materials, space

NASA awarded $125,000 to a mining company to develop technology to extract minerals embedded in asteroids.

NASA will pay Deep Space Industries (DSI) for technology to return mined minerals from asteroids to Earth’s orbit. DSI is developing a way to use aerobraking to bring minerals back to Earth.

DSI said the grant will support the company’s research into creating aerobrakes out of materials found on near-Earth asteroids.

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Apr 12, 2017

Billionaire Jim Mellon invests in anti-ageing research firm

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, information science, life extension

Billionaire investor Jim Mellon has joined the push to solve age-related diseases and bring rejuvenation biotechnology to the world.

Billionaire biotechnology investor Jim Mellon has unveiled an investment in an ambitious new venture which seeks to tackle ageing and age-related diseases.

Insilico Medicine is a big data analytics company which says its mission is to ‘extend healthy longevity’.

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Apr 12, 2017

Amazon Web Services plays role in NASA’s first ultra-HD live video from space

Posted by in category: alien life

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson stars in the highest-resolution video ever broadcast live from the International Space Station, bur Amazon Web Services plays a supporting role.

Wednesday’s 4K ultra-high-definition live stream, set to start at 10:30 a.m. PT (1:30 p.m. ET), makes use of a UHD-capable video encoder from AWS Elemental that was sent up to the space station just last December aboard a Japanese cargo craft.

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Apr 12, 2017

Second ‘Great Spot’ found at Jupiter, cold and high up

Posted by in category: space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Another “Great Spot” has been found at Jupiter, this one cold and high up.

Scientists reported Tuesday that the dark expanse is 15,000 miles (24,000 kilometers) across and 7,500 miles (12,000 kilometers) wide. It’s in the upper atmosphere and much cooler than the hot surroundings, thus the name Great Cold Spot. And unlike the giant planet’s familiar Great Red Spot, this newly discovered weather system is continually changing in shape and size. It’s formed by the energy from Jupiter’s polar auroras.

A British-led team used a telescope in Chile to chart the temperature and density of Jupiter’s atmosphere. When the researchers compared the data with thousands of images taken in years past by a telescope in Hawaii, the Great Cold Spot stood out. It could be thousands of years old.

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Apr 12, 2017

‘Doomsday’ Library Joins Seed Vault in Arctic Norway

Posted by in category: existential risks

Major Ed Dames predicted that “a series of powerful, deadly solar flares” he termed “the killshot” would impact the Earth and wipe out civilization (preceding this event was an event in North Korea)

A second “doomsday” vault will join the seed vault on Svalbard, with the new one offering an offline archive for important literature, data and other cultural relics.

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Apr 11, 2017

Scientists make cells RESISTANT to HIV in major breakthrough

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

A new report from The Scripps Research Institute in California has found a way to make cells resistant to HIV. Antibodies bind to cell receptors that block the virus from infecting it.

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Apr 11, 2017

Digital Projections Are the Future of Augmented Reality

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, entertainment

Digital Projections For Gaming

Gaming is about to become incredibly immersive.

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Apr 11, 2017

FAA Approves 3D-Printed Titanium For Planes

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, transportation

3D-printed parts could save aircraft manufacturers billions of dollars.

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