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Oct 5, 2016

‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Keeps Getting Stranger

Posted by in category: alien life

World ring desighned to collect hellium 3?


The more scientists learn about “Tabby’s Star,” the more mysterious the bizarre object gets.

Newly analyzed observations by NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope show that the star KIC 8462852 — whose occasional, dramatic dips in brightness still have astronomers scratching their heads — has also dimmed overall during the last few years.

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Oct 5, 2016

(Im)mortality: Researchers Find That Human Lifespan Has A Max Limit

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

In Brief.

  • New research concludes that human lifespan has already reached its peak of 125 years.
  • The research does not take into account synthetic biology and advancements in biotech that could extend lifespans further.

Scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine assert that they have discovered the maximum lifespan of human beings, and it’s a range we may no longer be able to exceed. Dr. Jan Vijg, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Einstein, lead the research, which was published online today in the journal Nature.

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Oct 5, 2016

‘Smart clothing’ could someday power cell phones with the sun’s rays

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, solar power, sustainability

Batteries in smart phones and other portable electronics often die at inopportune times. Carrying a spare battery is one solution. As an alternative, researchers have tried to create fibers to incorporate in clothing that would power these devices. However, many of these fibers can’t withstand clothing manufacturing, especially weaving and cutting.

Now, in the journal ACS Nano, scientists report the first fibers suitable for weaving into tailorable textiles that can capture and release solar energy.

To collect solar power, Wenjie Mai, Xing Fan and colleagues created two different types of fibers. One contained titanium or a manganese-coated polymer along with zinc oxide, a dye and an electrolyte. These fibers were then interlaced with copper-coated polymer wires to create the solar cell section of the textile. To store power, the researchers developed a second type of fiber. This one was made of titanium, , a thin carbon shell to prevent oxidation and an electrolyte. These were woven with cotton yarn.

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Oct 5, 2016

Boeing says it will overtake Elon Musk in race to Mars

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

Now THIS is a competition I’m absolutely ecstatic to see take hold!


Elon Musk wants to put humans on Mars by 2025, but the Boeing CEO says the first person to arrive on the planet will do so on a Boeing rocket.

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Oct 5, 2016

This New Material Will Help Smartphones Use 100x Less Power

Posted by in categories: energy, mobile phones

That’s one way to increase your iPhone battery.

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Oct 5, 2016

Nike’s self-lacing Mags are hot, won’t catch fire

Posted by in category: futurism

When syfy becomes sicence FACT!


Take a closer look at the Nike Mag, aka ‘Back to the Future’ shoes.

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Oct 5, 2016

A new private space race as Boeing CEO says he’ll beat SpaceX to Mars

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

You may be thinking this is not a big deal but u would be wrong. Competition DRIVES INNOVATION!


Competition breeds progress, so it’s a bit thrilling to hear Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg say that he’s going to beat SpaceX to Mars in terms of delivering real humans to the surface of the red planet.

Muilenburg said that he’s “convinced the first person to step foot on Mars will arrive there riding a Boeing rocket,” speaking at a conference in Chicago Tuesday, according to Bloomberg. Boeing is working on a heavy-lift rocket project called the Space Launch System which would aim for a similar goal to what SpaceX is hoping to achieve with its Interplanetary Transport System, the details of which SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared in a keynote presented at an international aeronautics convention last week.

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Oct 5, 2016

This Device Helps Induce Lucid Dreams

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Now you can lucid dream every night! ✨🔮.

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Oct 5, 2016

Food production in a world without meat — By Mbali Kgame | Design Indaba

Posted by in categories: environmental, ethics, food, futurism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cimOBpVMLxU

“Meat production is detrimental to the environment and at the high rate at which it is consumed, it can also increase the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 per cent. This is according to a review of 800 studies conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO).”

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Oct 5, 2016

Google Wants Robots to Acquire New Skills

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Google is combining cloud robotics and deep neural networks to accelerate robot learning.

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