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Oct 21, 2015

Producer of Russia’s brand new Armata tanks plans to create army of AI robots

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

Sexy Russian Lady killer robots!!

A Russian defense firm that produces the brand-new Armata T-14 tank also plans to build an army of new combat robots within the next two years. This would be a next step towards machines guided by artificial intelligence, the manufacturer says.

Uralvagonzavod, the company that introduced the ‘super tank’ Armata T-14 back in May, is now trying to step away from piloted military technologies and is eager to develop artificial intelligence.

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Oct 21, 2015

Laser produced blackhole interstellar drive

Posted by in category: space travel

PBS space time reviews interstellar travel options.

They reviewed
* the Orion pulsed nuclear drive.

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Oct 20, 2015

Engineered viruses provide quantum-based enhancement of energy transport

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, engineering, genetics, quantum physics, solar power, sustainability

How cool is this!

Rendering of a virus used in the MIT experiments. The light-collecting centers, called chromophores, are in red, and chromophores that just absorbed a photon of light are glowing white. After the virus is modified to adjust the spacing between the chromophores, energy can jump from one set of chromophores to the next faster and more efficiently. (credit: the researchers and Lauren Alexa Kaye)

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Oct 20, 2015

Mailman of the future

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Click on photo to start video.

This ingenious unicycle robot could reinvent the way we get mail.

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Oct 20, 2015

A Robot Uses Specific Simulated Brain Cells to Navigate

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, robotics/AI

One robot has been given a simulated version of the brain cells that let animals build a mental map of their surroundings.

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Oct 20, 2015

Scientists’ Open Letter on Cryonics

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryonics, health, life extension, neuroscience

To whom it may concern,

Cryonics is a legitimate science-based endeavor that seeks to preserve human beings, especially the human brain, by the best technology available. Future technologies for resuscitation can be envisioned that involve molecular repair by nanomedicine, highly advanced computation, detailed control of cell growth, and tissue regeneration.

With a view toward these developments, there is a credible possibility that cryonics performed under the best conditions achievable today can preserve sufficient neurological information to permit eventual restoration of a person to full health.

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Oct 20, 2015

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days

Posted by in category: cosmology

SCIENTISTS conducting a mindbending experiment at the Large Hadron Collider next week hope to connect with a PARALLEL UNIVERSE outside of our own.

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Oct 20, 2015

Lyft will pick you up in a DeLorean for ‘Back to the Future’ day in NYC

Posted by in categories: futurism, transportation

1980s hero Marty McFly travels to Oct. 21, 2015, in Back to the Future II, otherwise known as this Wednesday — and nobody is more excited than the brands.

In a partnership with Verizon, ride-sharing service Lyft will be bringing a fleet of DeLorean DMC-12s to New York City to offer users free rides on Back to the Future day, Oct. 21, 2015.

See also: Live your ‘Back to the Future’ dreams with Ford’s $1.21M flux capacitor.

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Oct 20, 2015

eora 3D | High-Precision 3D Scanning on Your Smartphone

Posted by in categories: electronics, mobile phones

eora 3D is raising funds for eora 3D | High-Precision 3D Scanning on Your Smartphone on Kickstarter!

Green lasers are cool, especially when they turn your smartphone into a highly accurate and affordable 3D scanner.

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Oct 20, 2015

DNA Is Multibillion-Year-Old Software

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, information science

Nature invented software billions of years before we did. “The origin of life is really the origin of software,” says Gregory Chaitin. Life requires what software does (it’s foundationally algorithmic).

1. “DNA is multibillion-year-old software,” says Chaitin (inventor of mathematical metabiology). We’re surrounded by software, but couldn’t see it until we had suitable thinking tools.

2. Alan Turing described modern software in 1936, inspiring John Von Neumann to connect software to biology. Before DNA was understood, Von Neumann saw that self-reproducing automata needed software. We now know DNA stores information; it’s a biochemical version of Turning’s software tape, but more generally: All that lives must process information. Biology’s basic building blocks are processes that make decisions.

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