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Nov 1, 2016

SRF Newsletter — November 1st 2016

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The SRF November newsletter is out now!


SENS Research Foundation email newsletter from 1st November 2016.

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Nov 1, 2016

360 Degree VR Treadmill

Posted by in category: virtual reality

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Nov 1, 2016

Intuitive Surgical da Vinci Sp Single Port Robotic Surgical System

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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Nov 1, 2016

Leaked Pentagon Video About The Future Of Megacities Is So Very Grim

Posted by in categories: futurism, military

The website The Intercept has obtained what they say is a leaked Pentagon video that glumly describes a hellish future of massive, chaotic megacities, and pretty much admits the U.S. Army is not remotely ready to deal with this particular manner of shit.

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Nov 1, 2016

Who wants to live forever?

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, cryonics, disruptive technology, DNA, futurism, genetics, health, life extension, posthumanism

Bioquark Inc. (www.bioquark.com) Interview in MoneyWeek

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Nov 1, 2016

Robot Bees

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Oct 31, 2016

Physicists have achieved superconductivity in a non-superconductive material

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, physics

For the first time, researchers have achieved superconductivity — the phenomenon of electrical conductivity with zero resistance — in a material that’s not a superconductor.

The new technique demonstrates a concept that was first proposed back in the 1970s, but until now had never been proven, and it could lead to ways to make existing superconductors, like the ones used in MRI machines or maglev trains, cheaper and more efficient at higher temperatures.

“Superconductivity is used in many things, of which MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is perhaps the best known,” said lead researcher Paul C. W. Chu from the University of Houston.

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Oct 31, 2016

Could We Turn Other Planets and Moons Into a Second Earth?

Posted by in category: space

This planet of ours, it ain’t gonna last forever. And though who the heck knows what’s going to happen to the world that far off into the future (or even after November 8th), Life Noggin decided to conduct a little brain exercise about how we could convert a planet like Mars or Venus, or a moon like Europa, into a second Earth.

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Oct 31, 2016

Would You Like to Be Uploaded to a Computer When You Die?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, cyborgs, life extension, neuroscience

Rattling around inside a hard drive doesn’t sound like an awful lot of fun — but then, neither does death.

Both eventualities are rather difficult to imagine, but we’ll all have to give them some thought sooner rather than later. Neuroscientist and neuroengineer Randal Koene thinks it’s only going to be another 10 years before we replace parts of the brain with prosthetics.

From there, it’s just a matter of replacing each region systematically, to end up with someone whose brain is immortal and electronic. Could the last person to die have already been born?

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Oct 31, 2016

Teslas Are Teaching Each Other How to Drive Better Than You

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, sustainability, transportation

Your Tesla can drive itself. Not just on the highway, not under strict guidance, but everywhere. Or at least, it will have all the necessary gadgets to do so soon.

We are excited to announce that, as of today, all Tesla vehicles produced in our factory – including Model 3 – will have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver.

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