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May 17, 2016

Faraday Future Says Its Tesla Competitor Could Get 30% Better Battery Range — By Mike Brown | Inverse

Posted by in categories: environmental, transportation

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“Speaking to The Verge, Farady Future’s vice president of global marketing Dag Reckhorn said that the company has big plans to beat the competition on distance per battery charge. The company plans to release its first car within the next two years.”

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May 17, 2016

An Interview with the Advocates of the Major Mouse Testing Program Team

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

New MMTP Interview on Fightaging! discussing longevity, advocacy and the urgent need to support research!


By way of following on from today’s AMA over at /r/futurology, I recently had the chance to ask a few questions of the Major Mouse Testing Program (MMTP) volunteers, a mix of scientists and advocates who aim to do their part to speed up progress towards effective treatments for the causes of aging. The group formed six months ago or so, and are presently seeking funds for their first mouse studies through crowdfunding with the Lifespan.io organization. The initial focus is on senolytic treatments capable of removing senescent cells from old tissues. I encourage you all to take a look at the details of their research proposal.

Growth in the number of dysfunctional, senescent cells is a contributing cause of degenerative aging, involved in the progression and pathology of all of the common age-related diseases. A growing body of evidence supports the outright removal approach as a way to minimize or eliminate this portion of the aging process. Unfortunately there is — as ever in the aging research field — a paucity of funding and always the need for more and better animal data in order to pull in other players with deep pockets. At this stage in the progression from laboratory to clinic, prior to the involvement of any large institutions or companies, all such efforts are important work. I’m pleased to have been able to contribute to this Major Mouse Testing Program fundraiser, and hope to see great things from this group in the future.

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May 17, 2016

Want to build a moon base? Easy. Just print it

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, space

What I really want to do is to use the machine to complete the Sagrada Familia. And to build on the moon.


Why carry building materials from Earth into space, when we can build structures by 3D printing using materials found out there?

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May 16, 2016

Singularity is Near! Full Documentary Michio Kaku | Ray Kurzweil

Posted by in categories: computing, education, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity

Michio Kaku and Ray Kurzweil explains the exponential rate at which Technological Singularity is approaching and the future is far near than we can Imagine!

2029 : Singularity Year — Neil deGrasse Tyson & Ray Kurzweil — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyFYFjESkWU

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May 16, 2016

Nanorobots: Where We Are Today and Why Their Future Has Amazing Potential

Posted by in categories: computing, health, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

This post is a status update on one of the most powerful tools humanity will ever create: nanotechnology (or nanotech).

My goal here is to give you a quick overview of the work going on in labs around the world, and the potential applications this nanotech work will have in health, energy, the environment, materials science, data storage and processing.

As artificial intelligence has been getting a lot of the attention lately, I believe we’re going to start to see and hear about incredible breakthroughs in the nanotech world very soon.

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May 16, 2016

Physicists just discovered a totally new form of light

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Physicists have just discovered a new form of light that doesn’t follow our existing rules of angular momentum, and it could shake up our understanding of the electromagnetic radiation and lead to faster, more secure optical communication.

Because of how well-studied and, well, everywhere, light is, you might assume that we’ve pretty much learnt all there is to know about it. But just last year, researchers identified a fundamental new property of light, and now a team of Irish scientists has shown that light can take on unexpected new forms.

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May 16, 2016

World’s first head transplant to be carried out on Chinese patient next year

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Surgeon plans to cool both the donor and the recipient down to 12 degrees Celsius (53 Fahrenheit) and keep the patient in an induced coma for several weeks after the operation.

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May 16, 2016

Fast food workers are becoming obsolete

Posted by in category: food

The age of the restaurant self-service kiosks has dawned, and it’s the end of fast food as we know it.

McDonald’s is striding into the 21st century with the rollout of the “Create Your Taste” touchscreen kiosks, on which custom burgers can be built as well as full-menu ordering.

The kiosks are incredibly convenient and improve order accuracy, to which I can personally attest.

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May 16, 2016

Meet George Church, the brash biologist out to upend evolution

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, evolution, life extension

George Church is pushing the boundaries of science!


Harvard biologist George Church wants to reverse aging, reanimate a mammoth, and build an entire human genome from scratch. What makes him tick?

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May 16, 2016

Wireless, Super-Fast Internet Access Is Coming to Your Home

Posted by in categories: electronics, habitats, internet

Coming this summer: Wireless internet access 100 times faster than today’s average home connection.


The Supreme Court shut down his last venture, Aereo, after it riled TV broadcasters. Now Chet Kanojia wants to overturn how broadband is delivered.

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