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Mar 29, 2017

SMDC announces 60kW laser test successful

Posted by in categories: energy, military

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. — The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command announced the successful completion of the Factory Acceptance Test for the 60kW Spectrally Combined High Power Solid State Fiber Laser program March 16.

During the testing conducted last week, the laser demonstrated a sustained power of 57.5kW for a duration of 200 seconds with good beam quality. This level exceeds the contract threshold for success, and with the addition of three more channels planned before delivery, power will exceed the 60kW program objective.

This important technical milestone represents the first successful demonstration of a high power fiber laser at this power level for defense applications. After delivery, the laser will be integrated with the High Energy Laser Mobile Test Truck where it will be used in test environments to support analyses and studies related to warfighting applications.

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Mar 29, 2017

Not all discriminations are born equal

Posted by in category: life extension

Some fear that expensive rejuvenation treatments would give rise to discrimination, but what about the discrimination against old people resulting from not developing rejuvenation?


It’s been quite a while since I posted anything new. I’ve been quite busy lately with a lot of things, including rebooting looking4troubles, my other blog. As a result, my topic list for Rejuvenaction has been growing dangerously long, so I decided it’s about time I tackled some of the lengthiest items on my list.

People like talking about justice, equality, and discrimination a lot. I mean a lot. In my experience, though, most tend to focus mainly or entirely on the type(s) of discrimination they’re more interested in for whatever reason, sometimes minimising others or not even noticing they exist in the first place. Some other times, they even end up endorsing one type of discrimination for the sake of warding off another.

As if poor people cared

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Mar 29, 2017

Robot Nannies Are Here, But Won’t Replace Your Babysitter — Yet

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

Robot nannies in Forbes today. Interesting story! https://www.forbes.com/sites/centurylink/2017/03/29/robot-na…e6632c56b7 #transhumanism


Would you let a robot care for your child?

As our population ages, these caregiver robots will also be useful for the old as well as the young.
As our population ages, these caregiver robots will also be useful for the old as well as the young.

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Mar 29, 2017

Vision Accomplished: The Bionic Eye

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, transhumanism

Valerie C. Coffey

Optoelectronic technology, novel prosthetic devices and surgical implant techniques are offering the miracle of vision to sufferers of retinitis pigmentosa and other sight-stealing conditions.

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Mar 29, 2017

Blue Origin releases first interior photos of the capsule that will take tourists to space

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

Private spaceflight company Blue Origin has released the first interior photos for the New Shepard, offering a glimpse at what the finished crew capsule will look like.

New Shepard is a reusable vehicle aimed at taking tourists to the edge of space, where they can float around weightless for a few minutes. The rocket has been successfully launched and landed five times already, but no people have ridden in the capsule yet. Blue Origin is planning to take its first paying customers to space by 2018, according to CEO Jeff Bezos.

The photos of New Shepard look quite different from the interior of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule. But while the New Shepard focuses on tourism, the main purpose for Crew Dragon is to send astronauts to the International Space Station. (Though CEO Elon Musk recently announced that he plans to send two tourists around the moon in the spaceship in 2018.)

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Mar 29, 2017

Quantum computer startup Rigetti Computing Raised $64 Million

Posted by in categories: chemistry, quantum physics, robotics/AI

Rigetti Computing, a leading quantum computing start-up, announced it has raised $64 million in Series A and B funding.

Rigetti Computing is building a cloud quantum computing platform for artificial intelligence and computational chemistry. Rigetti recently opened up private beta testing of Forest, its API for quantum computing in the cloud. Forest emphasizes a quantum-classical hybrid computing model, integrating directly with existing cloud infrastructure and treating the quantum computer as an accelerator.

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Mar 29, 2017

Scientists Reverse Aging in Mice. Human Trials are Next

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

DNA damage reversed in mice. Humans are next.


Scientists reverse aging in mice by repairing DNA damage. Human trials are on the cards in the next six months.

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Mar 29, 2017

Space Nation collaborators

Posted by in category: space

The Space Nation Astronaut Program starts worldwide in 2017. Anyone can become an astronaut and travel to space.

Take part in real world adventures through a mobile app and climb up the leaderboard. In order to collect points, you need to perform challenges that develop your physical, intellectual and social skills. The best candidates from the app enter a filmed astronaut training competition and every year we select at least one to travel to space!

Space Nation makes the universal dream of space travel a possibility for everyone.

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Mar 29, 2017

Cycon: Taking place in Tallinn from May 30th to June 2nd 2017 2017 will cover issues ranging from international cooperation and conflict in cyberspace to technical challenges and requirements

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, government, internet, law, military

Legal frameworks, regulations and standards under the topic Defending the Core.


2017 will focus on the fundamental aspects of cyber security with a theme of Defending the Core. The 9th International Conference on Cyber Conflict will be held in Tallinn from May 30 through June 2, 2017.

CyCon is organised by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. Every year, over 500 decision-makers and experts from government, military and industry from all over the world approach the conference’s key theme from legal, technology and strategy perspectives, often in an interdisciplinary manner.

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Mar 29, 2017

International Telescope Shaping up to be a Gamma-Ray Panopticon

Posted by in category: space

The Cherenkov Telescope Array, which India has invested in, will improve upon the data from Indian instruments like MACE and HAGAR.

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