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Mar 31, 2018

5th day of water shortages in Greece’s second-largest city

Posted by in category: futurism

Associated Press historical news archive articles dating back to 1985.

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Mar 31, 2018

Excitement Mounts As The Large Hadron Collider Is Switched On Again And Begins A New Year Of Experiments

Posted by in categories: business, particle physics

This marks the seventh year that the particle accelerator has been in operation.

At 12:17 p.m. on Friday, March 30, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN was switched on once again, making 2018 the seventh year that the world’s largest particle accelerator has been in operation. It is also excitingly the fourth year running now that the LHC will have achieved 13 TeV collision energy.

Over the past four months, much maintenance has been conducted on the LHC, but with the work now completed the ATLAS experiment has begun a glorious new year as the Large Hadron Collider is now back in the business of circulating proton beams, as ATLAS report.

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Mar 31, 2018

Interplanetary CubeSats Are Go!

Posted by in category: space

NASA’s latest Mars probe has a couple of very special hitchhikers.

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Mar 31, 2018

No-limits China sets its sights on AI top spot

Posted by in categories: drones, government, mobile phones, robotics/AI, surveillance

O n the outskirts of Beijing, a policeman peers over his glasses at a driver stopped at a motorway checkpoint. As he looks at the man’s face, a tiny camera in one of the lenses of his glasses records his features and checks them with a national database.

The artificial intelligence-powered glasses are what Chinese citizens refer to as “black tech”, because they spot delinquents on the country’s “blacklist”. Other examples include robots for crowd control, drones that hover over the country’s borders, and intelligent systems to track behaviour online. Some reports claim the government has installed scanners that can forcibly read information from smartphones.

In the last two weeks, Facebook has been mired in a privacy storm in the UK and US over potential misuse of personal data. But such an event might baffle many in China, where the country’s surveillance culture eclipses anything Facebook has done.

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Mar 31, 2018

Whisper From the First Stars Sets Off Loud Dark Matter Debate

Posted by in category: cosmology

A surprise discovery announced a month ago suggested that the early universe looked very different than previously believed. Initial theories that the discrepancy was due to dark matter have come under fire.

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Mar 31, 2018

Your WhatsApp buddies might be spying on you with this invasive new app (Update)

Posted by in category: futurism

If you rely on WhatsApp to message friends and family, it’s important to know that the service lets your contacts know about when you’re available to chat, and whether you’ve read their texts.

That’s not all: Lifehacker has spotted Chatwatch, a new iOS app that uses WhatsApp’s public online/offline status feature to tell users how often their friends check the app, and estimate when they go to bed each day; it can even correlate data on two contacts you choose to guess if they’ve been talking to each other.

Yeah, there’s no need to give anyone that sort of ammo. I prefer to maintain a low profile on messaging services so I can chat and respond on my own terms, so it’s rather alarming to know that my contacts can keep tabs on me this way.

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Mar 31, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Natural Awakenings Magazine — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, bees, biological, biotech/medical, chemistry, cosmology, genetics, health, neuroscience, transhumanism

Mar 31, 2018

It’s Official: A British Man Has Contracted The First Case of Untreatable ‘Super-Gonorrhea’

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

It’s not a great feeling to know that you scared your doctors. Unfortunately for a man in the UK, he recently did so: he displayed a case of gonorrhea that so dramatically resisted treatment that it chilled his physicians.

That’s partially because gonorrhea isn’t the best thing to leave untreated. But another reason: this case is a harbinger of a looming crisis.

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Mar 31, 2018

This Ultra-Thin Material Can Stop Bullets

Posted by in categories: entertainment, materials

Researchers use the world’s strongest material to create a film that can harden like a diamond upon impact.

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Mar 31, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Hispanic MPR Podcast — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, biotech/medical, disruptive technology, DNA, economics, finance, futurism, genetics, health

https://player.fm/series/hispanic-marketing-and-public-relations/hmpr-ira-pastor