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Feb 4, 2017

Will the LHC Prove the Existence of Higher Dimensions?

Posted by in category: physics

And possibly an elegant Theory of Everything.

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Feb 4, 2017

Technical details on Zaptec Plasma Drill which could drill 2000 meters down with gear that could fit in a SpaceX Dragon capsule

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Zaptec has a new plasma drilling technology which could achieve practical, affordable, and reliable deep drilling on the Moon, asteroids, Mars, and its moons. The drilling system comprises a freely advancing drill head tethered by a power cable to a power source topside and high voltage generator downhole. The drill advances by generating a high-energy density plasma at the drill head which breaks down and pulverizes the target rock. A key enabling technology is the system’s ability to deliver high energy plasma discharges via low mass, small volume power transformers located in the drill head section. Powder cuttings may be removed by circulating compressed CO2.

Zaptec on the Moon

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Feb 4, 2017

Senescent cells are the driver of many age-related diseases, you can help us to develop ways to detect and remove them

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Check out our campaign today: https://www.lifespan.io/campaigns/cellage-targeting-senescen…c-biology/

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Feb 4, 2017

Why Transfusions With Young Blood Are Probably Not The Key To Eternal Youth

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

Automation has even put poor old Dracula out of a job.


Find out why young blood from transfusions isnt likely to work and why Dracula is out of a job.

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Feb 4, 2017

Humans With Amped Intelligence Could Be More Powerful Than AI

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

George Dvorsky from 2013. Intelligence Augmented vs Artificial Intelligence.

Elan Musk has been having the same idea.

Elon Musk could soon share more on his plan to help humans keep up with AI

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Feb 4, 2017

Biomimetic Artificial Skin Layer with Significant Temperature Sensitivity (VIDEO)

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

temperature sensitive artificial skin

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have developed a material that can sense changes in temperature with more sensitivity than human skin. The team discovered that flexible films made from pectin demonstrate an electrical response, caused by the release of calcium ions, following very small changes in temperature. Increased temperature causes the pectin molecules to “unzip”, allowing the release and movement of calcium ions.

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Feb 4, 2017

Jetpack pioneer David Mayman’s new electric VTOL flying car project

Posted by in category: transportation

Jetpack Aviation’s David Mayman and Nelson Tyler have already brought honest-to-god jetpacks out of the pages of science fiction books and onto the market. Now, they plan to do the same with flying cars. We spoke with Mayman at length about Jetpack Aviation’s new manned VTOL multirotor project.

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Feb 4, 2017

The Promise of Gene Therapy

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

When Karen was told her daughter had an incurable disease, she started a gene therapy company to find a cure.

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Feb 4, 2017

Architects Reveal What They Think “The City of the Future” Will Look Like

Posted by in categories: space, sustainability

In Brief

  • From colonies on Mars to massive pods under the sea, architects and urban planners have come up with some wildly imaginative designs for the future of city living.
  • Given current population trends and our ever-worsening environment, we need to start thinking now about how humanity will live in the future.

When you imagine what the cities of the future will look like, it’s hard to think that we can do more than what some nations have already achieved. For instance, Dubai, Japan, and Singapore feature some of the world’s most impressive modern architectural marvels; Helsinki is pioneering a future in data transparency; Brazil is setting the standard for efficient and sustainable mass transportation and eco-consciousness; and Korea is defining an urban landscape anchored on digital connectivity.

But architects and urban planners are letting their imaginations run wild — after all, where else can we go but toward our most outlandish, exciting, and sometimes even dystopian imaginings of the future?

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Feb 4, 2017

China’s Manufacturing cost advantage is eroding so China will spend trillions for automation, robotics, 3D manufacturing and research

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

While the USA has been extremely concerned about losing jobs (particularly manufacturing jobs to China), China performed a survey of businesses in the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing and found that 25% had moved or were planning to move their businesses out of China. Half were going to other Asian countries and 40% to America, Canada or Mexico.

China’s worker wages are rising about 7–8% each year and they have a shrinking working age population as the people age.

China is making big moves in automation and large scale deployment of robotics. In 2014, President Xi Jinping talked about a robotics revolution. China has been the number one buyer of industrial robots since 2013. However, China lags other nations in terms of robots per worker.

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