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Aug 15, 2017

CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically invisible) | Exhibition by Alejandro G. Iñárritu | LACMA

Posted by in categories: media & arts, virtual reality

“Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s conceptual virtual reality installation CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically invisible) explores the human condition of immigrants and refugees.”

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Aug 15, 2017

Instagram’s Kevin Systrom Wants to Clean Up the Internet — by Nicholas Thompson | WIRED

Posted by in categories: governance, internet

“To Systrom, it’s pretty simple: Freedom of speech does not mean the freedom to @&#$post.”

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Aug 15, 2017

The Andromeda Study: A Femto-Spacecraft Mission to Alpha Centauri — Draft report finally published!!!

Posted by in categories: energy, engineering, physics, space

“This paper discusses the physics, engineering and mission architecture relating to a gram-sized interstellar probe propelled by a laser beam. The objectives are to design a fly-by mission to Alpha Centauri with a total mission duration of 50 years travelling at a cruise speed of 0.1c. Furthermore, optical data from the target star system is to be obtained and sent back to the Solar system. The main challenges of such a mission are presented and possible solutions proposed. The results show that by extrapolating from currently existing technology, such a mission would be feasible. The total mass of the proposed spacecraft is 23g and the space-based laser infrastructure has a beam power output of 15GW. Rurther exploration of the laser — spacecraft tradespace and associated technologies are necessary.”

https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.03556

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Aug 15, 2017

Ships fooled in GPS spoofing attack suggest Russian cyberweapon

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

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Aug 15, 2017

Welcome to the Future of Work

Posted by in categories: education, futurism

The Associated Press is launching a series of stories called Future of Work that explore how workplaces across the U.S. and the world are being transformed by technology and global pressures. As more employers move, shrink or revamp their work sites, many employees are struggling to adapt. At the same time, workers with in-demand skills or knowledge are benefiting. Advanced training, education or know-how is becoming a required ticket to the 21st-century workplace.

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Aug 15, 2017

Internet majors launch ‘AI Challenger’ platform to advance research with huge China data pool

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

Three Chinese internet majors have set up what is claimed to be the one of the largest open databases for artificial intelligence (AI) in the world, aimed at helping global talent advance AI research by harnessing the huge data pool generated by China’s 750 million internet users.


The platform wants to empower AI researchers and developers to advance their research without constraints of data resources, say its backers.

PUBLISHED : Monday, 14 August, 2017, 5:52pm.

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Aug 14, 2017

Where there’s water, there’s probably life—just ask these robots

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

http://cnnmon.ie/2vyHh5D Via CNN Tech.

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Aug 14, 2017

These five robots do some very dirty jobs so humans don’t have to

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

Bots are now tackling tricky and dangerous jobs to help the environment, from clearing invasive species to fighting wildfires.

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Aug 14, 2017

SpaceX landed another rocket on target after launching supplies to the Space Station — watch live footage of the perfect landing

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

(SpaceX) SpaceX launched 6,400 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station on Monday afternoon, and the roughly 100,000 people watching the live video online got to experience a rare shot of the reusable portion of the rocket sticking its landing in real time.

It was SpaceX’s 40th Falcon 9 mission and 11th rocket launch this year.

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Aug 14, 2017

Husband of China’s first cryogenics subject keeps his love and hope frozen in time

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

You never hear much about cryogenics outside of the US.


Bereaved partner believes science will one day find a cure for the cancer that took his wife, and return her to him.

PUBLISHED : Monday, 14 August, 2017, 8:31pm.

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