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Mar 10, 2018

A Magnetic ‘Wormhole’ That Connects Two Regions of Space Was Created in The Lab

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics, space travel

Back in 2015, researchers in Spain created a tiny magnetic wormhole for the first time ever. They used it to connect two regions of space so that a magnetic field could travel ‘invisibly’ between them.

Before you get too excited, it wasn’t the kind of gravitational wormhole that would theoretically allow humans to travel rapidly across space in science fiction TV shows and films such as Stargate, Star Trek, and Interstellar, and it wouldn’t have been able to transport matter.

But the physicists managed to create a tunnel that allowed a magnetic field to disappear at one point, and then reappear at another, which is still a pretty huge deal.

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Mar 10, 2018

Scientists warn of mysterious and deadly new epidemic called Disease X that could kill millions around the world

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

The World Health Organisation has added the unknown future pathogen to a list of deadly threats to mankind

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Mar 10, 2018

SpaceX rocket launches are getting boring — and that’s an incredible success story for Elon Musk

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

Elon Musk has pushed his still-fledgling aerospace company, SpaceX, into a remarkable rhythm of frequent and routine launches.

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Mar 10, 2018

The FCC says a space startup launched four tiny satellites into orbit without permission

Posted by in categories: government, satellites

Satellite operators must get government approval to launch hardware into orbit. The FCC says that Swarm Technologies launched four small satellites in January without authorization.

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Mar 10, 2018

Google thinks it’s close to “quantum supremacy.” Here’s what that really means

Posted by in category: quantum physics

It’s not the number of qubits; it’s what you do with them that counts.

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Mar 10, 2018

We should be getting paid to use Facebook and Google

Posted by in category: futurism

Technology companies are making billions of dollars selling your private personal information to advertisers at premium costs. Where’s your cut?

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Mar 10, 2018

Zoltan Istvan for CA Governor

Posted by in categories: food, space, transhumanism

My free event tomorrow w/ free food in San Francisco at Stock and Trade, 4-6PM. Come here me talk transhumanism and politics, and ask questions. Network TV is on hand to film it and would love to hear from you. Free tickets are below:


The Libertarian Party of San Francisco invites you to join us as we host Zoltan Istvan in his run for governor of California. Come and discover Zoltan’s unique perspective on Libertarianism and Transhumanism, and learn how he is working to spread these ideas in California and across the nation.

Join us at Stock in Trade where you will hear Zoltan speak and have an opportunity ask questions, followed by plenty of time to socialize with other LIbertarians. We will provide appetizers and addtional food and drinks are available for purchase from the bar.

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Mar 10, 2018

TASKA redefines the limits of what a prosthetic hand can do

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

It’s waterproof, dustproof, ultra-durable, and ready to amplify your life. TASKA makes it easier for you to do more. For more information, check out the product page on our site: https://hubs.ly/H0bf1t80

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Mar 10, 2018

This New Hybrid Solar Cell Can Harvest Electricity From Actual Raindrops

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability, transportation

As advanced and efficient as our solar panels are becoming, they’re still pretty much useless when rain clouds arrive overhead. That could soon change thanks to a hybrid cell that can harvest energy from both sunlight and raindrops.

The key part of the system is a triboelectric nanogenerator or TENG, a device which creates electric charge from the friction of two materials rubbing together, as with static electricity – it’s all about the shifting of electrons.

TENGs can draw power from car tyres hitting the road, clothing materials rubbing up against each other, or in this case the rolling motion of raindrops across a solar panel. The end result revealed by scientists from Soochow University in China is a cell that works come rain or shine.

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Mar 10, 2018

Bill Gates Just Purchased an Enormous Amount of Land to Build His Own “Smart City”

Posted by in category: innovation

24,800 acres of land will soon become a “smart city” in Arizona. One of Bill Gates’ investment firms is investing millions into this project, hoping that its proximity to local hubs and ability to be completely molded will allow for innovation.

Bill Gates has started laying out his plans for creating a “smart city” in Phoenix, Arizona, about 45 minutes west of downtown. Located in the far west valley, the piece of land is comprised of approximately 24,800 acres. Belmont, the proposed name for the city, will embrace and push forward innovation and technology. One of Gates’ investment firms has already solidified the plans by devoting $80 million to the project.

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