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Sep 30, 2017

SpaceX’s Musk unveils plan to reach Mars by 2022

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

Futurist and inventor Elon Musk unveiled ambitious plans Friday to send cargo ships to Mars in five years and use rockets to carry people between Earth’s major cities in under half-an-hour.

The founder of SpaceX said a planned interplanetary transport system, codenamed BFR (Big Fucking Rocket), would be downsized so it could carry out a range of tasks that would then pay for future Mars missions.

“The most important thing… is that I think we have figured out how to pay for (BFR),” Musk told a packed auditorium at a global gathering of experts in Adelaide.

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Sep 30, 2017

Federal, State Governments React to Eventual Arrival of Autonomous Cars

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Autonomous cars are on the radar of the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT), as well as state legislators.

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Sep 30, 2017

Hands Off With Cadillac Super Cruise, the Masterful One-Trick Pony of Self-Driving

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Despite minor gotchas—not glitches—Super Cruise is a powerful tool that is the pinnacle of Level 2 autonomy. You’ll want it on your car.

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Sep 30, 2017

Aston Martin just showed off designs for a $4 million limited edition submarine

Posted by in category: futurism

I’m sold, take my money.

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Sep 30, 2017

Scientists Just Used Gene Editing to Remove a Fatal Blood Disorder From Human Embryos

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

A team of researchers from Sun Yat-sen University have used gene editing to correct a potentially fatal blood condition. This world-first accomplishment represents the first step to a future where we literally edit disease out of our bodies.

Beta-thalassemia is a blood disorder that plagues individuals throughout the entirety of their lives. There is no truly viable cure. The only real hope that people have of overcoming this disease is either a stem cell or bone marrow transplant; however, these procedures are rarely performed due to the life-threatening risk that comes with them.

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Sep 30, 2017

The First Successful Full-System Test of a Hyperloop Just Happened

Posted by in category: transportation

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Hyperloop One announces completion of first successful full-system hyperloop test.

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Sep 30, 2017

Mexico is planning to build its own Hyperloop

Posted by in category: transportation

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Sep 30, 2017

Watch this MIT-engineered crib put crying babies to sleep in minutes

Posted by in category: neuroscience

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Sep 30, 2017

This robot looks just like a real bird and can fly like one too

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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Sep 30, 2017

This robot suit allows disabled people to walk and gives workers super strength

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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