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Nov 29, 2016

The Case Against Dark Matter

Posted by in categories: cosmology, particle physics

A proposed theory of gravity does away with dark matter, even as new astrophysical findings challenge the need for galaxies full of the invisible mystery particles.

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Nov 29, 2016

Extraterrestrial Gold Rush: What’s Next for the Space Mining Industry?

Posted by in category: space

Multiple companies are pursuing space mining activities, so what’s standing in the way of a space mining gold rush?

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Nov 29, 2016

Take Part In Today’s Worldwide Quantum Physics Experiment

Posted by in categories: entertainment, quantum physics

There is a worldwide scientific experiment today aiming to test the laws of quantum physics via a video game – and you’re invited!

The BIG Bell Test: worldwide quantum experiments powered by human randomness aims to conduct a series of quantum experiments in labs around the world that, for the first time, will be controlled by human decisions made by volunteers (aka Bellsters). Here’s how you can take part.

Coordinated by ICFO, the Institute of Photonic Sciences, the experiments will test Albert Einstein’s idea of “local realism,” a phenomenon at the very core of the mysteries of the quantum world.

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Nov 29, 2016

Depression Treatment

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

The Happy Headband. Take my money.

The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is a wearable neurostimulation device that is cleared by the FDA to treat depression and anxiety. During each 20-minute treatment session, the device gently stimulates the brain to produce serotonin and other neurochemicals that reduce depression and anxiety (and support healthy mood and sleep). The device has been proven to be safe and effective in multiple published studies conducted at top institutions such as Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital.

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Nov 29, 2016

There’s E Ink everything now, even wallets

Posted by in category: mobile phones

I could live with e-paper everything. I’m talking billboards, monitors, keyboards, remotes, watches, phones, and wallets. Yes, we now have an e-paper wallet called the Wonder Wallet. It just launched on Kickstarter. Why an e-paper wallet, you ask? Because e-paper looks cool and because on Kickstarter, anything can maybe become reality with your blind trust.

I don’t have many details on Wonder Wallet, but I do know that users can display an image on their wallet and that it connects to phones through Bluetooth. Do you really want to keep your phone connected to your wallet all day? That sounds like a battery drain to me. Oh yeah, you also have to charge the wallet, although it should last for around three days.

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Nov 29, 2016

Scientists to Challenge Albert Einstein’s ‘Speed of Light is Constant’ Theory

Posted by in category: physics

A team of scientists from London and Canada is set to challenge one of Albert Einstein’s accepted theories regarding the classification of the speed of light as constant, which means that light in a vacuum will have the same numerical value under any conditions.

The new theory of the scientists, described in a paper published in the journal Physical Review, hypothesizes that the speed of light might actually be a variable.

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Nov 29, 2016

Microsoft update left Azure Linux virtual machines open to hacking — By Rene Millman | SC Magazine UK

Posted by in category: computing

“Microsoft patches configuration hole that allowed hackers to upload software packages to its Azure update infrastructure.”

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Nov 29, 2016

Vote for your scientific breakthrough of the year!

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Vote for senolytics and help get aging research into public view.

Please VOTE NOW for senescent cell removal (The purge that refreshes) and help make aging research the science breakthrough of the year and get rejuvenation biotechnology into the public eye.

#aging #sens

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Nov 29, 2016

Disney’s new animatronic robots are getting too realistic for me

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Disney will soon be opening a new Avatar-themed experience in Disneyworld Florida, and a group of the brand’s biggest fans got to see a preview last week.

One of the highlights of the ride are the ridiculously realistic Na’vi robots that talk to the visitors. The movie’s CGI already looked stunning, but these animatronics are just ridiculously realistic.

Disney’s Imagineering team has been experimenting with various ways to bring its famous characters to life, like mixing animatronics with digital screens and hopping one-legged robots.

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Nov 29, 2016

Testing for Methane on Mars

Posted by in category: space

The methane seems to bloom in the Martian summers when the atmosphere is viewed with spectrography lenses on powerful telescopes I read once. Which always made me wonder if there’s algae of some form in the subsoil.

Scientists are getting closer to solving one of the biggest Martian mysteries.

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