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Apr 29, 2017

The Flying Taxi That Saves People from Danger

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

This flying vehicle can make decisions on its own.

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Apr 29, 2017

Cars will be lowered into the tunnel from the roads on a car “skate.”

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Apr 29, 2017

#ymazing interview with Natasha Vita-More (Professor, University of Advancing Technology) about #AI and the future of humanity

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

Natasha is faculty and Program Lead of Graduate Studies at the University of Advancing Technology. Her book The Transhumanist Reader — Classical and Contemporary essays on the Science, Technology and Philosophy of the Human Future is the most read book on transhumanism. She designed the first whole body prosthetic and establishing groundbreaking science on long-term memory after vitrification of C. elegans. Her creative works have been featured in WIRED, The New York Times, The Observer, MIT Technology Review, U.S. News and World Report, YMAZING smile and in more than a dozen documentaries. She is Chair of Humanity Plus.

Natasha Vita-More World Business Dialogue #facingchange #20thwbdialogue #FutureOfHumanity #wow #ymazing Sam Dawkins

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Apr 29, 2017

Cell Aging Solved, Full Telomere Lengthening Solution Trial late 2017- w/Dr. Bill Andrews

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Over 2 million for one human treatment. Late 2017 trial on thumb sized primates.

This is perhaps the most significant medical breakthrough in human history. Dr. Bill Andrews explains the primate trial starting late 2017 and the first human treatments that are planned to fully lengthen human telomeres. While the treatment is expensive, the money will go towards finding a less expensive option so more people can afford the treatments. This is a segment cut from the full episode recorded March 22nd, 2017.

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Apr 29, 2017

Parkinson’s linked to gut bacteria

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, health, neuroscience

For the first time, researchers have found a functional link between the bacteria in the gut and the onset of Parkinson’s disease, one of the world’s most common debilitating brain disorders.

A team of scientists from several institutions in the United States and Europe showed how changing the bacteria in the guts of mice affected the manifestation of Parkinson’s symptoms — even including bacteria taken from the guts of humans with the disease.

The findings suggest a new way of treating the disease: The best target for treatment may be the gut, rather than the brain. The researchers hope the new information can be used to develop “next generation” probiotics, more sophisticated than the sort of probiotics found on the shelves of health food stores today.

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Apr 29, 2017

Russian combat robot can shoot guns, train at the gym and drive a car

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Not sure why he’d want to go to the gym though;

Oh, and in seriousness, i hope the Russians actually deploy this thing in the field so that Google gets a well deserved kick in the ass for what they’ve done to Boston Dynamics.

Russian ‘combat robot’ can shoot guns, lift weights in training at the gym and even drive a car The Kremlin are planning on launching the robot into space and are working on technology that would allow even it to make its own decisions.

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Apr 28, 2017

This Skyscraper Concept Would Heal Icebergs and Eat Carbon Dioxide

Posted by in categories: climatology, food, sustainability

The “reverse climate change machine” is an honorable mention in the Evolo Skyscraper Design Competition.

A one-stop skyscraping shop for urbane living and fighting climate change called the HEAL-BERG is among the selected entries in eVolo’s annual Skyscraper Competition, which invites the world’s designers to “challenge the way we understand vertical architecture.” The mammoth pearlescent structure would simultaneously cool Antarctic ocean water, scrub carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and generate electricity with saltwater and wind turbines, creating what the designers call, a “reverse climate change machine.”

Luca Beltrame and Saba Nabavi Tafreshi created HEAL-BERG as a response to a potential future in which, “climate was changing at a rate exceeding most scientific forecasts; oceans warming, air pollution and climate change were caught in a discernible self-boosting loop. In the speculative world they’ve created, it’s 2039, 21.5 million people are being displaced annually due to climate change and, “the complex patterns representing the world were doomed to collapse.”

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Apr 28, 2017

Scientists Discover Extinct Human DNA in Cave Dirt

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

A group of German scientists have found the DNA of extinct humans — without finding any skeletal remains.

The researchers, who are currently excavating even dig sites in Belgium, Croatia, France, Russia and Spain, have found genetic remains of ancient humans like the Neanderthals and their cousins, the Denisovans, in sediment samples, the New York Times reports.

Ancient human DNA has been found in cave dirt in Croatia, but without any skeletal remains, scientists say.

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Apr 28, 2017

This doctor plans to perform a human head transplant this year

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Sergio Canavero, a controversial professor and neurosurgeon, wants to perform the first human head transplant in December.

He told German magazine OOOM that the procedure will take place in China. According to the Observer, it will take 80 surgeons, 36 hours and $10 million to execute.

Like a sci-fi tale come to life, Canavero, who’s also the former director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, claims that people whose brains have been cryogenically frozen could be revived within three years.

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Apr 28, 2017

A Russian tycoon’s $100 million effort to listen for aliens has published its first results

Posted by in category: alien life

Breakthrough Listen’s radio telescopes heard millions of possible signals, but only 11 rose to significance.

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