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Nov 17, 2016

The Matrix-esque Short Sundays Will Become A Feature Film

Posted by in categories: entertainment, virtual reality

Short proof-of-concept Sundays video is getting a feature film thanks to Warner Bros. Wonderful, we’ve had a real dearth of virtual reality, “this isn’t real”, Matrix-like features. If that’s what this short film is actually about???

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Nov 17, 2016

Stamping Out Disease: Russian Scientists Aim to Bioprint Human Kidneys By 2030

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, bioprinting, biotech/medical

After 3D-printing a mouse thyroid gland and successfully transplanting it last year, Russia’s 3D Bioprinting Solutions is aiming to make a human kidney by 2030, the company’s scientists told Sputnik.


© Sputnik/ Sergey Guneev

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Nov 17, 2016

Colonizing the Solar System, part 2: the Outer Solar System

Posted by in categories: engineering, environmental, habitats, space

This is a nice vid but there are two things to note.

1. he does not mention Callisto in place of Europa. Europa gets enough radiation to kill you in a day where on Callisto you would not even get the radiation you get here on Earth.

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Nov 17, 2016

Stephen Hawking: Humans will die out within 1,000 years unless we leave Earth

Posted by in categories: cosmology, habitats

Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that mankind will not survive another millenia unless it makes a home beyond Earth’s atmosphere.

The celebrated physicist was addressing a lecture audience at the Oxford Union debating society on Monday evening when he gave the stark warning.

“Most recent advances in cosmology have been achieved from space where there are uninterrupted views of our Universe,” he said “but we must also continue to go into space for the future of humanity.

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Nov 17, 2016

Seabird Crap Could Help Save the Arctic

Posted by in category: habitats

Seabird poop: good for ruining your picnic at the beach, and apparently good for keeping the Arctic cool, too. But if the birds want to stop their summertime home from melting away, they’re going to have to start taking laxatives.

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Nov 17, 2016

Genetic breakthrough: Crops use more sunlight to grow

Posted by in categories: food, genetics

A genetic technique makes plants produce more food from sunlight — a key step in feeding the growing global population, scientists say.

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Nov 17, 2016

Runner’s High? You’re Growing New Brain Cells

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Time to hit the trail and run for your life!

Your brain creates new cell growth and repair during aerobic exercises, such as running.

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Nov 17, 2016

Looking back at the past year and celebrating another SRF Victory this time for ALT Cancer fundraising

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

As the year moves on and we look back at the achievements this year we would be remiss to not mention the fantastic result we got for the OncoSENS fundraiser hosted on We raised an amazing $72,002 for ALT cancer research thanks to the amazing supporters we have. Thank you to everyone who helped and donated to OncoSENS to make it another victory for SENS Research and for Science!

#aging #sens

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Nov 17, 2016

Microsoft Unites with Elon Musk on Breakthrough AI Project

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

This Tuesday, Microsoft announced it is partnering with OpenAI, the non-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research company founded and funded by Elon Musk and other industry luminaries. OpenAI seeks to develop AI to benefit all of humanity — a goal Microsoft isn’t foreign to, with its open-source deep learning software.

“It’s great to work with another organization that believes in the importance of democratizing access to AI,” reads OpenAI’s official blog announcement about the partnership. For their part, Microsoft sees a valuable partner in OpenAI. As one spokesperson said in an interview for TechCrunch: “Through this partnership, Microsoft and OpenAI will advance their mutual goal to democratize AI, so everyone can benefit.”

OpenAI will make Microsoft Azure its preferred cloud platform. “Azure has impressed us by building hardware configurations optimized for deep learning — they offer K80 GPUs with InfiniBand interconnects at scale,” says OpenAI. Azure is optimized for AI workloads, using its Azure Batch and Azure Machine Learning, coupled with Microsoft’s rebranded Cognitive Toolkit.

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Nov 17, 2016

Gravity Loss Clip From The New Movie ‘Passengers’

Posted by in category: entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence dives head first into total chaos in this exclusive clip from Passengers: 😱.

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