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May 3, 2018

Launch: Did you know?

Posted by in category: space travel

I’ll be the 1st spacecraft to travel from the West Coast of the U.S. to another planet. My rocket can do that—we’ve got the power. 🚀 More on launch:

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May 3, 2018

Universal basic income: U.S. support grows as Finland ends its trial

Posted by in categories: economics, robotics/AI

Pilots programs are underway in Canada and rural Kenya. India — with a population of more than 1.3 billion residents — is considering establishing a universal basic income as well. Finland’s trial with a universal basic income, in which payments were given to 2,000 unemployed people, will come to an end this year.

Longtime basic income advocates say we’re closer than ever to adopting the program, as fears of automation mount.

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May 2, 2018

Creativity Is The Skill Of The Future

Posted by in categories: computing, futurism

So, since technology is only going to advance, the question is: what will be the most coveted skill of the future? In my opinion, it is creativity. Ultimately a computer lacks imagination or creativity to dream up a vision for the future. It lacks the emotional competent that a human being has. Thus, creativity will be the skill of the future.

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May 2, 2018

A Spectre is Haunting California State Government — the Spectre of Transhumanism

Posted by in categories: government, transhumanism

A new in depth article on transhumanism by Jean-Paul Teitu II:

But his mission didn’t end there. Zoltan Istvan will once again push the Transhumanist agenda under the Libertarian Party for the state of California.

The clock of your life is ticking. As your body ages, you get closer and closer to reach the dead end. But your vote can make a difference and slow down the speed of your time.

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May 2, 2018

Father Creates Bionic Organ for Son

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

A father’s quest to help his son with diabetes led him to develop an artificial pancreas that could change the lives of millions of people who suffer from the disease. (via Freethink)

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May 2, 2018

Scientists Announce Plan to Create Virus-Proof Cells

Posted by in category: biotech/medical


Scientists in Genome Project–write (GP-write) announce that they plan to start a project to make cells resistant to viruses.

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May 2, 2018

NASA sending robotic geologist to Mars to dig super deep

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is sending a robotic geologist to Mars that will dig deeper than ever before.

The Mars InSight spacecraft is set to launch this weekend from California.

The lander has a slender probe designed to burrow nearly 16 feet into the Martian soil. That’s for taking the planet’s temperature. To take the planet’s pulse, a quake-measuring seismometer will operate directly on the Martian surface.

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May 2, 2018

Physicists find signs of a time crystal

Posted by in category: particle physics

Yale physicists have uncovered hints of a time crystal—a form of matter that “ticks” when exposed to an electromagnetic pulse—in the last place they expected: a crystal you might find in a child’s toy.

The discovery means there are now new puzzles to solve, in terms of how form in the first place.

Ordinary crystals such as salt or quartz are examples of three-dimensional, ordered spatial crystals. Their atoms are arranged in a repeating system, something scientists have known for a century.

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May 2, 2018

Scientist, 104, begins trip to end his life

Posted by in category: futurism

David Goodall is not terminally ill but wants to die, and resents that he cannot elect to do so in Australia.

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May 2, 2018

Scientists create ultra-thin membrane that turns eyes into lasers

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, security, wearables

It will still be a while before scientists are able to harness Superman-like laser vision, but the technology is now closer than ever before thanks to a new development from the University of St Andrews. The team there have created an ultra-thin membrane laser using organic semiconductors, which is for the first time compatible with the requirements for safe operation in the human eye. Even though the membrane is super thin and flexible, it’s durable, and will retain its optical properties even after several months spent attached to another object, such as a bank note or, more excitingly, a contact lens.

The ocular laser, which has so far been tested on cow eyes, is able to identify sharp lines on a flat background — the ones and zeros of a digital barcode — and could be harnessed for new applications in security, biophotonics and photomedicine. Team member Professor Malte Gather said: “Our work represents a new milestone in laser development and, in particular, points the way to how lasers can be used in inherently soft and ductile environments, be it in wearable sensors or as an authentication feature on bank notes.”

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