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Apr 27, 2017

Lilium: Lilium enables you to travel 5 times faster than a car by introducing the world’s first all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet: an air taxi for up to 5 people

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Apr 27, 2017

The changing space race | The Economist

Posted by in categories: business, government, space, space travel

“The space race has changed since the Soviet Union sent Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, into space in 1957. The fight for domination is now between private companies rather than governments.”

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Apr 27, 2017

From Vienna to Madrid and beyond: how the priorities of the United Nations relating to aging have changed over time

Posted by in categories: education, life extension

Elena Milova continues her coverage of the recent conference on aging in St-Peterberg.

During my recent journey to Saint-Petersburg to attend the in situ education program of the International Institute on Ageing of the United Nations, Malta (INIA), I asked one of the main speakers, former Head of the UN Programs on Ageing Dr. Alexandre Sidorenko, to find a few minutes to talk about his work.

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Apr 27, 2017

The key to finding alien life will be locating ‘new quackers’

Posted by in category: alien life

A new “super-Earth” some 40 light-years away has been deemed the best candidate in the search for signs of life, but don’t go high-fiving strangers on the street just yet.

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Apr 27, 2017

China and Europe to build a base on the moon and launch other projects into space

Posted by in category: space

China and Europe are looking to build a human outpost on the moon.

Representatives of the Chinese and European space agencies have discussed collaborating on a moonbase and other possible joint endeavours, according to spokespeople and media reports.

The work was first revealed by Tian Yulong, the secretary general of China’s space agency, who told Chinese state media about the talks. Pal Hvistendahl, a spokesperson for the European Space Agency, confirmed the discussions.

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Apr 27, 2017

Research is underway on the Targeted Neuroplasticity Training program

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Yesterday DARPA announced it is funding eight teams led by seven universities to perform the fundamental science and technological development that may help us reach our goal of delivering a 30% improvement in the rate at which people can learn new cognitive skills.

The teams are led by: Arizona State University Johns Hopkins University University of Florida University of Maryland The University of Texas at Dallas University of Wisconsin-Madison Wright State University.

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Apr 27, 2017

This ‘artificial womb’ is like science fiction—but uteruses aren’t out of a job yet

Posted by in categories: futurism, transhumanism

Many people thought I was way too optimistic with my prediction (read the Popular Science article) about artificial wombs in 2004 with my Vice Motherboard story (which went viral). It turns out the tech is coming sooner than many imagined. Enjoy! http://www.popsci.com/artificial-womb-science-fiction #transhumanism

A bag-like device kept lamb fetuses alive longer than anything else has before. What does that mean for human pregnancy? Read on.

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Apr 27, 2017

24 Natural DHT Blockers to Stay Away From

Posted by in category: futurism

I don’t advocate natural DHT blockers and especially not natural DHT blockers. I advocate increasing DHT to the maximal. DHT is the greatest male hormone to have roamed the body. This post is to show you what to stay away from in terms of DHT.

DHT gets a lot of shit for prostate issues and hair loss. I haven’t seen a single conclusive study though. Some studies say its the DHT/testosterone ratio that causes hair loss, some say its low testosterone, and others say its high DHT. Bottom line is there is no conclusion.

Even if DHT cause hair loss, I don’t give a damn. Its just hair and nothing else. I’m going to stay far away from these 24 natural DHT blockers.

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Apr 27, 2017

Stephen Hawking’s question to China: will AI help or destroy the human race?

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Stephen Hawking has warned China that the rise of powerful artificial intelligence could be “either the best or the worst thing ever to happen to humanity” as the country’s technology companies pour resources into competing with Western rivals in a race to dominate the field.

World-renowned physicist’s stark warning comes amid fierce global competition to develop artificial intelligence technology.

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 27 April, 2017, 3:48pm.

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Apr 27, 2017

Designing the hanging gardens of Mars

Posted by in categories: business, food, space

NASA is all about solving challenges, and the goal of having a prolonged presence in space, or a colony on Mars or some other world, is full of challenges, including the necessity of growing food. Scientists at Kennedy Advanced Life Support Research are working on the Prototype Lunar/Mars Greenhouse Project to try and meet that challenge.

The Prototype Lunar/Mars Greenhouse Project (PLMGP) is all about growing vegetables for astronauts during extended stays on the moon, on Mars, or anywhere they can’t be resupplied from Earth. Beyond growing food, the Project aims to understand how food-growing systems can also be a part of systems.

We’re working with a team of scientists, engineers and small businesses at the University of Arizona to develop a closed-loop system. The approach uses plants to scrub carbon dioxide, while providing food and oxygen,” said Dr. Ray Wheeler, lead scientist in Kennedy Advanced Life Support Research.

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