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Oct 19, 2017

Moderate Amounts of Walking Reduces Mortality

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

Exercise is a sensible part of any personal health strategy, and a new study suggests that even low levels of walking are associated with lower mortality compared to inactivity[1].

U.S. public health guidelines recommend that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of intense exercise per week. However, surveys show that only half of U.S. adults actually reach this ideal target level of activity. Worse than that, older adults are even less likely to reach these recommendations, with only 42% of people between the ages of 65 and 74 and 28% of people age 75 or over meeting this goal.

Walking is a great choice for exercise, as it is low impact, convenient, free to do, and requires no special equipment. It is the most common kind of physical activity and is associated with a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes. While there are many studies that have focused on moderate to intense physical activity and mortality, there are considerably fewer studies looking at walking.

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Oct 19, 2017

Relativity Space planning to use Stargate 3D printer to make rockets on Mars

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, space travel

Based in Los Angeles, Relativity Space is developing a new 3D printer for, “scaling and sustaining an interplanetary society”.

Since founding in 2015, Relativity Space has received $10 million in funding – with backers including Mark Cuban and Y Combinator.

The company promises that 3D printing will allow them to go, “from raw material to flight in less than 60 days” and claims their Stargate 3D printer is, “the largest metal 3D printer in the world.”

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Oct 19, 2017

This is Disney World on steroids!

Posted by in category: futurism

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Oct 19, 2017

Richard Branson Jabs Elon Musk on Goals for Space Exploration

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

This reveals the fundamental difference in how they think about space.

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Oct 19, 2017

China aims to outspend the world in artificial intelligence, and Xi Jinping just green lit the plan

Posted by in categories: economics, robotics/AI

The inclusion of technology in the leader’s most important address in an official imprimatur that underscores the continued push by China’s top leaders to identify new pillars for an economy struggling to maintain its rapid growth amid overcapacity and rising debt.

China’s State Council laid out goals in July to build a domestic artificial intelligence industry worth nearly US$150 billion in the next few years, and to make the country a “innovation centre for AI” by 2030. Xi’s speech gave the official imprimatur to the plan.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 October, 2017, 6:56pm.

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Oct 19, 2017

Future Cars

Posted by in categories: futurism, transportation

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Oct 19, 2017

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, virtual reality

Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and headsets are now available to buy. Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality.

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Oct 19, 2017

Google’s Machine Learning Software Has Learned to Replicate Itself

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Google designed its AutoML project to be an artificial intelligence that could help humans create other AI systems. Now AutoML can do that, and it’s creating more powerful, efficient systems than human engineers can.

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Oct 19, 2017

When you die you KNOW you’re dead: The mind still works say scientists

Posted by in categories: entertainment, neuroscience

A person’s consciousness continues to work after the body has died, a study from New York University Langone School of Medicine finds. The findings echo the new Hollywood film Flatliners.

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Oct 18, 2017

Google Maps just added a bunch of planets and moons for you to explore

Posted by in category: space travel

Google Maps launched itself into space once again with new opportunities to explore parts of the galaxy.

Google announced this week that it added a dozen new places including Pluto, Venus and several moons to its galactic exploration feature. There are now 17 different planetary maps to look through.

The feature allows users to explore planets Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, along with some dwarf planets, like Pluto. For Earth, zooming in offers 3D Google Maps showing borders, cities, countries and terrain. When looking at Google Maps in the terrain view, you can also zoom out until it shows Earth in space. Clicking on specific places will also provide some basic information.

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