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Sep 25, 2017

Humans could soon live on the moon and Mars in LAVA tunnels

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

Two separate teams of researchers have been working on ways to exploit these lava tubes.

They are found in many volcanic areas on Earth, including Lanzarote, Hawaii, Iceland, North Queensland in Australia, Sicily and the Galapagos islands.

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Sep 25, 2017

Fears grow Bali’s volcano could erupt at any time

Posted by in category: futurism

More than 35,000 people have fled the largest volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali, fearing it will erupt for the first time in more than half a century.

A natural disaster has been declared in parts of Bali as authorities imposed an exclusion zone around Mount Agung following increasing volcanic activity on Sunday.

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Sep 25, 2017

Robert Shmookler Reis Joins the LEAF Advisory Board

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, life extension

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Shmookler Reis has joined the LEAF scientific advisory board. He studied at Harvard University (B.A.) and Sussex University (D.Phil.). He joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1980, where he holds the Udupa Chair of Gerontologic Research; he also serves as Affiliate Professor of Pathology at the Univ. of Washington in Seattle WA.

Dr. Robert Shmookler Reis is an expert in genetics whose work focuses on the molecular genetics of longevity and age-associated diseases and his team holds the world record for life extension in C. elegans (roundworms) making them live ten times their normal lifespan.

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Sep 25, 2017

Useful Idiots: A wonderful guide to how Russian bots synchronized with far right trolls to target German election

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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Sep 25, 2017

When a tanker vanishes, all the evidence points to Russia

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Introducing: GPS attacks. “By creating a false signal it is possible to fool a system into thinking it’s in a different place.” Russian oligarchs undertaking piracy? Check.

“Spoofing is currently used in Russia. Around the Kremlin, GPS devices typically show the location 20 miles away,” says Nathan Brubaker, head of the cyber-physical intelligence unit at FireEye.

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Sep 25, 2017

The large parts of America left behind

Posted by in category: economics

Most of America is deteriorating economically.

Economic prosperity is concentrated in America’s elite ZIP Codes, but economic stability outside of those communities is rapidly deteriorating.

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Sep 25, 2017

Boeing 747 with Space Shuttle Endeavor at Los Angeles International Airport

Posted by in category: space travel

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Sep 25, 2017

Closing in on cancer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, neuroscience

THE numbers are stark. Cancer claimed the lives of 8.8m people in 2015; only heart disease caused more deaths. Around 40% of Americans will be told they have cancer during their lifetimes. It is now a bigger killer of Africans than malaria. But the statistics do not begin to capture the fear inspired by cancer’s silent and implacable cellular mutiny. Only Alzheimer’s exerts a similar grip on the imagination.

Confronted with this sort of enemy, people understandably focus on the potential for scientific breakthroughs that will deliver a cure. Their hope is not misplaced. Cancer has become more and more survivable over recent decades owing to a host of advances, from genetic sequencing to targeted therapies. The five-year survival rate for leukemia in America has almost doubled, from 34% in the mid-1970s to 63% in 2006-12. America is home to about 15.5m cancer survivors, a number that will grow to 20m in the next ten years. Developing countries have made big gains, too: in parts of Central and South America, survival rates for prostate and breast cancer have jumped by as much as a fifth in only a decade.

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Sep 24, 2017

AI Will Turn Graphic Design On Its Head

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Apple’s 1984 Macintosh revolutionized graphic design—but that was nothing compared to the coming wave of websites that’ll design themselves.

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Sep 24, 2017

Scientists at the University of Southern California found a way to synchronise drones so they fly like a flock of birds

Posted by in category: drones

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