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Mar 29, 2017

Scientists Reverse Aging in Mice. Human Trials are Next

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

DNA damage reversed in mice. Humans are next.


Scientists reverse aging in mice by repairing DNA damage. Human trials are on the cards in the next six months.

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Mar 29, 2017

Space Nation collaborators

Posted by in category: space

The Space Nation Astronaut Program starts worldwide in 2017. Anyone can become an astronaut and travel to space.

Take part in real world adventures through a mobile app and climb up the leaderboard. In order to collect points, you need to perform challenges that develop your physical, intellectual and social skills. The best candidates from the app enter a filmed astronaut training competition and every year we select at least one to travel to space!

Space Nation makes the universal dream of space travel a possibility for everyone.

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Mar 29, 2017

Cycon: Taking place in Tallinn from May 30th to June 2nd 2017 2017 will cover issues ranging from international cooperation and conflict in cyberspace to technical challenges and requirements

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, government, internet, law, military

Legal frameworks, regulations and standards under the topic Defending the Core.


2017 will focus on the fundamental aspects of cyber security with a theme of Defending the Core. The 9th International Conference on Cyber Conflict will be held in Tallinn from May 30 through June 2, 2017.

CyCon is organised by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. Every year, over 500 decision-makers and experts from government, military and industry from all over the world approach the conference’s key theme from legal, technology and strategy perspectives, often in an interdisciplinary manner.

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Mar 29, 2017

International Telescope Shaping up to be a Gamma-Ray Panopticon

Posted by in category: space

The Cherenkov Telescope Array, which India has invested in, will improve upon the data from Indian instruments like MACE and HAGAR.

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Mar 29, 2017

Nanotweezers to Handle DNA

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Manipulating DNA with tweezers is now possible, using technology developed at a cutting-edge French-Japanese laboratory (LIMMS). The researchers designed silicon nanotweezers capable of grabbing and analyzing cells or molecular fibers. This microscopic instrument has already been used in Lille to test the resistance of DNA to irradiation.

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Mar 29, 2017

Rupture- iTunes

Posted by in category: genetics

RUPTURE follows Renee Morgan (Noomi Rapace), a single mom, who is deathly terrified of spiders. While in route to meet up with a friend, she is violently abducted by a group of strangers. After enduring intense yet strange questioning and examinations, some about her fear of spiders, Renee soon discovers that she is now the subject of an underground experiment. Her captors explain to her that she has a genetic abnormality that can potentially allow her to “rupture” and reveal her alien nature. Renee must find a way to escape before it is too late.

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Mar 28, 2017

NATO to spend 3 billion euros on satellite, cyber defenses

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, drones, military, robotics/AI, space

BRUSSELS NATO plans to spend 3 billion euros ($3.24 billion) to upgrade its satellite and computer technology over the next three years as the Western military alliance adapts to new threats, a senior official said.

Seeking to deter hackers, and other threats including Iranian missiles, the investments underscore NATO’s recognition that conflicts are increasingly fought on computer networks as well as in the air, on land and at sea.

A senior official at the NATO Communications and Information Agency said the plans include a 1.7-billion-euro investment in satellite communications to better support troops and ships deployed across the alliance, as well as aiding the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones.

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Mar 28, 2017

Physicist Wants To Beam Solar Energy Back From Moon’s Surface

Posted by in categories: solar power, space, sustainability

The Moon as a collecting point for solar energy for use on Earth and maybe even into the outer solar system.


One man’s decades-long dream of harnessing sunlight from the lunar surface.

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Mar 28, 2017

AutoX Has Built a Self-Driving Car That Navigates with a Bunch of $50 Webcams — By Rachel Metz | MIT Technology Review

Posted by in categories: automation, transportation

“Now, Xiao said, he imagines a future where kids don’t have to depend on their parents to drive them around, for instance, and can instead summon a self-driving ride.”

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Mar 28, 2017

Robots do destroy jobs and lower wages, says new study

Posted by in categories: economics, employment, robotics/AI

The fear that automation in the form of robots or artificial intelligence is going to destroy jobs is widespread. But it can be difficult to gauge just how serious to take the threat. Different reports offer different estimations of how many jobs will be lost, while politicians and economists argue that technology creates as many jobs as it destroys, maintaining an equilibrium in employment over the long run.

But is this really true? A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research aims to add some solid numbers to the debate, looking at the historical effects of robots on employment in the US. Economists Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo studied the US labor market between 1990 and 2007, looking at employment rates in different areas and industries while controlling for the influence of factors like increased imports from China and the offshoring of jobs.

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