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Jul 25, 2018

Big Tech is Throwing Money and Talent at Home Robots

Posted by in categories: economics, mobile phones, robotics/AI

That may be about to change. Behind the scenes, big tech companies are funding secret projects to develop robots. Amazon.com Inc. has been working on a robot version of its Echo voice-activated speaker for a while now and this year began throwing more money and people at the effort. Alphabet Inc. is also working on robots, and smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Inc. is building a model for the Chinese market that will teach kids to speak English.


Alphabet and Huawei join Amazon in the race to build androids, the first of which could debut by 2020.

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Jul 25, 2018

The Holographic Display Of The Future Is Here

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, holograms, virtual reality

The holographic display of the future is here and you can have one on your desk for under $600.

Ever since I saw Princess Leia appealing to Obi Wan that he was her only hope when I was 11, I’ve wanted a holographic display. Movies like Minority Report and Back to the Future II (do you remember the shark hologram that ate Marty?) have consumed thousands of people’s lives over the past few decades. But until now, no one has been able to make a scalable device that would let groups of people, unaided by a VR or AR headset, see and touch a living and moving 3D world.

That’s changing today with the launch of the Looking Glass, a new type of interface that achieves that dream of the hologram we’ve been promised for so long. The Looking Glass is technically a lightfield and volumetric display hybrid, but that’s pretty nerdy-sounding. I like to just call it a holographic display.

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Jul 25, 2018

Is DMT the chemical code that allows us to exit the Cosmic Simulation?

Posted by in category: transhumanism

If the cosmos is a simulation then does DMT provide us with a method to explore beyond the simulation? Is DMT the code that releases the human mind from the cosmic simulation?


Ed. Note: The following article below was originally published on The Transhuman Party. It’s been re-published here with permission from the author.

Is DMT the chemical code that allows us to exit the Cosmic Simulation?

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Jul 25, 2018

Closed Loophole Confirms the Unreality of the Quantum World

Posted by in category: quantum physics

A quickly closed loophole has proven that the “great smoky dragon” of quantum mechanics may forever elude capture.

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Jul 25, 2018

Liquid water spied deep below polar ice cap on Mars

Posted by in category: space

Orbiting radar instrument finds Martian analog to lake under Antarctic glaciers.

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Jul 25, 2018

Marines Who Fired Rocket Launchers Now Worry About Their Brains

Posted by in categories: health, military, neuroscience

Brain Injuries And Shoulder-Launched Assault Weapons : Shots — Health News The military is trying to figure out whether troops can sustain brain injuries from firing certain powerful weapons. A pair of Marines who used to shoot these weapons think they already know.

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Jul 25, 2018

Developing Brain Atlas through Deep Learning

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1807/1807.03440.pdf

Developing brain atlas using deep learning algorithms
https://techxplore.com/news/2018-07-brain-atlas-deep-algorithms.html

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Jul 25, 2018

Mars Ice Home

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

Clouds Architecture Office and SEArch conceived an inflatable structure that incorporates in situ resources and uses ice as radiation shielding and as a structural component.

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Jul 25, 2018

Mars: huge underground lake raises prospects of life on planet, astronomers say

Posted by in category: space

Scientists have spotted a 12 mile-wide stretch of water underneath a slab of ice at the Martian south pole.

Science editor.

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Jul 25, 2018

How to turn the waste crisis into a design opportunity

Posted by in category: sustainability

You might never have heard of expanded polystyrene, but you’ve definitely used it. It’s the lightweight white foam used for everything from packing peanuts to holding boxes of veggies at the supermarket.

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is versatile, waterproof, and surprisingly strong. Unfortunately, it’s also a nightmare to dispose of. It fragments easily into many small, light pieces which can be easily carried away by the wind, and is difficult to process.

Australia exports some EPS to be recycled overseas, but we have less than one collection point per state. All of this means that The NSW Evironmental Protection Agency estimates that some 12,000 tonnes of EPS is sent to landfill every year. According to the Australian Plastics Recycling survey, about 14% of EPS is recovered for recycling. Most of that is exported – only around 1.6% of all the EPS used in Australia is recycled here.

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