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Aug 1, 2018

NASA is about to announce the 8 astronauts who will fly SpaceX and Boeing’s spaceships for the first time — here’s who they might be

Posted by in categories: government, space travel

Here’s who we think they might be:


NASA is about to name the first eight astronauts ever to fly Boeing and SpaceX’s brand-new spaceships.

The Commercial Crew Program, as it’s called, is a spaceflight competition that NASA started about two years before retiring its space shuttles in July 2011. The goal: ensure NASA astronauts can access the International Space Station and end US reliance on Russia’s increasingly expensive Soyuz spaceships to get there.

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Aug 1, 2018

Will Lockheed Martin Change The World With Its New Fusion Reactor?

Posted by in category: nuclear energy

Lockheed Martin has filed a patent for a revolutionary “Compact Fusion Reactor.” If it succeeds where past fusion reactor plans have failed, the technology portends a paradigm shift for humanity on the scale of steam power and the internal combustion engine.

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Aug 1, 2018

Rejuvenation Roundup July 2018

Posted by in categories: futurism, life extension

The July 2018 Rejuvenation Roundup is out!


Another month, another series of great news items for healthy life extension enthusiasts! It’s hard to believe that July is already behind us and, with it, the first Lifespan.io conference in New York City; let’s take a look back and review the past month before diving into the next one.

The Rejuvenation Roundup podcast

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Aug 1, 2018

Heatwave deaths will rise steadily by 2080 as globe warms up

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

If people cannot adapt to future climate temperatures, deaths caused by severe heatwaves will increase dramatically in tropical and subtropical regions, followed closely by Australia, Europe and the United States, a global new Monash-led study shows.

Published today in PLOS Medicine, it is the first global study to predict future heatwave-related deaths and aims to help decision makers in planning adaptation and mitigation strategies for climate change.

Researchers developed a model to estimate the number of deaths related to heatwaves in 412 communities across 20 countries for the period of 2031 to 2080.

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Aug 1, 2018

Small amounts of pharmaceuticals found in north central Pa. rural well water

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Drinking water from wells in rural north central Pennsylvania had low levels of pharmaceuticals, according to a study led by Penn State researchers.

Partnering with volunteers in the University’s Pennsylvania Master Well Owner Network, researchers tested water samples from 26 households with private wells in nine counties in the basin of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. All samples were analyzed for seven over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals: acetaminophen, ampicillin, caffeine, naproxen, ofloxacin, sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim.

At least one compound was detected at all sites. Ofloxacin and sulfamethoxazole—antibiotics prescribed for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections—were the most frequently detected compounds. Caffeine was detected in approximately half of the samples, while naproxen—an anti-inflammatory drug used for the management of pain, fever and inflammation—was not detected in any samples.

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Aug 1, 2018

The futuristic Naked 3D fitness tracker creates a model of your naked body

Posted by in category: futurism

https://youtube.com/watch?v=xJMMdcLEgbs

The Naked 3D fitness tracker is a new way to stay healthy. With a scale and a smart mirror, it creates a 3D model of your body, to help you get fitter.

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Aug 1, 2018

LG to open next AI research lab in Canada

Posted by in categories: business, habitats, robotics/AI

LG will build its next artificial intelligence (AI) research lab in Toronto, it announced Wednesday.

The South Korean electronics company said the Canadian lab is an extension of its newly expanded Silicon Valley AI Lab in Santa Clara, California. It also has AI labs in South Korea, India and Russia.

“Early implementations of AI in connected devices today are setting the stage for tomorrow’s smart cities, smart homes, smart businesses and smart devices, all with capabilities that no one has even dreamed of yet.” said LG President and Chief Technology Officer Il-pyung Park.

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Aug 1, 2018

Ancient Blue Crystals Trapped in Meteorite Reveal the Sun’s Violent Past

Posted by in category: space

According to a study released Monday in Nature Astronomy ancient blue crystals unearthed from meteorites are the key to understanding what the sun was like during it’s earliest days. Scientists removed these microscopic crystals, technically called hibonites, from the chunk of the Murchison meteorite.

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Aug 1, 2018

Killer Nanorobots Are Coming For Your Cancer

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

These are literally tiny metallic robots capable of attacking diseases at the cellular level. It’s mind-blowing.

It’s also the result of where we are in the current technology landscape. Scientists, engineers and software specialists are coming together to solve problems that most laypeople think are impossible.

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Aug 1, 2018

The ordinary people making medical breakthroughs via crowdsourcing – solving problems that have doctors beat

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

The WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases developed the guide to help boost public health by using crowdsourcing, where a group of experts and non-experts solve a problem and then share the solution with the public.


Researchers can get too close to their subject and a layman’s intuition can achieve medical breakthroughs, as World Health Organisation crowdsourcing initiatives continue to show.

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