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May 6, 2019

German research promised a decade of budget increases

Posted by in categories: economics, government

BERLIN—German research organizations cheered a decision announced today by state and federal ministers to increase research budgets by 3% a year for the next decade—a total boost of €17 billion over that time. For more than a decade, German research organizations have enjoyed consistent budget increases—3% boosts every year since 2006, even during downturns in the German economy. But some observers have worried that falling tax revenues and deep disagreements between state and federal ministers could bring an end to the largesse.


State and federal government pledge €17 billion in extra funds through 2030.

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May 1, 2019

NASA: Manufacturer’s Lies Caused Two Satellite Launches to Fail

Posted by in categories: government, satellites

The lies cost NASA more than $700 million and years of scientific work.


On Tuesday, NASA revealed that aluminum manufacturer Sapa Profiles, Inc. (SPI) “altered test results and provided false certifications” for materials used in the rockets, causing their fairings not to separate as designed.

“For nearly 20 years, Sapa Profiles and Sapa Extrusions [SPI’s corporate parent] falsified critical tests on the aluminum they sold — tests that their customers, including the U.S. government, depended on to ensure the reliability of the aluminum they purchased,” Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski said in an April 23 statement.

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May 1, 2019

Here’s an image of Max More, Natasha Vita-More, Jim Strole, Bernadeane, and myself with the final version of our XPRIZE work at their event yesterday

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government, life extension, policy

We submitted the Longevity Peace Prize, worth $5 million dollars to be awarded to any longevity activist(s) in the next 5 years who can get a major world government or the UN to declare “aging a disease” as a policy and to help reverse regulatory hurdles on life extension research. Hopefully, this early version of a prize may one day become reality. https://xprize.org/

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Apr 28, 2019

Australia plans to kill uncountable wild cats with poisoned sausage

Posted by in categories: food, government

Australian officers square measure airdropping toxic sausages across the country so as to kill many untamed cats that have to confiscate the continenthat is calculable to be between a pair of and half dozen million.

On twenty-nine December 2014, the country’s government proclaimed a thought to kill a pair of million untamed cats by 2022, in keeping with a recent report from MTV.

An outstanding conservationist has planned a cat free future, with each domestic and untamed cats either controlled or culled.

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Apr 26, 2019

Burzynski: The Cancer Cure Cover Up (Cancer Documentary) | Full Documentary | Reel Truth

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, government, law

A documentary by Eric Merola

Burzynski: The Cancer Cure Cover-up is the story of a pioneering biochemist who discovered a unique and proprietary method of successfully treating most cancers. This documentary takes the audience on a near 50-year journey both Dr. Burzynski and his patients have been enduring in order to obtain FDA-approved clinical trials of Antineoplastons. Defying the face of skepticism, legal attacks from state and federal agencies, and a powerful propaganda campaign to stop Burzynski – this doctor and his patients are still going strong.

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Apr 25, 2019

How to hide from the AI surveillance state with a color printout

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI, surveillance

AI-powered video technology is becoming ubiquitous, tracking our faces and bodies through stores, offices, and public spaces. In some countries the technology constitutes a powerful new layer of policing and government surveillance.

Fortunately, as some researchers from the Belgian university KU Leuven have just shown, you can often hide from an AI video system with the aid of a simple color printout.

Who said that? The researchers showed that the image they designed can hide a whole person from an AI-powered computer-vision system. They demonstrated it on a popular open-source object recognition system called YoLo(v2).

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Apr 17, 2019

Canada’s $5,000 EV incentive starts next month, Tesla officially disqualified

Posted by in categories: government, sustainability, transportation

Canada’s newly announced $5,000 incentive for electric vehicles is officially going into effect on May 1st next month and the federal government has released the list of eligible vehicles.

Tesla vehicles are officially ineligible for the incentive.

As we reported last month, the Canadian federal announced a new $5,000 incentive for electric cars with a $45,000 price limit, which virtually excluded Tesla vehicles.

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Apr 15, 2019

Even more frightening than military AI: an AI President of the Republic?

Posted by in categories: government, military, robotics/AI, supercomputing

A recent survey by the IE University in Madrid reveals that one in four Europeans would be ready to put an artificial intelligence in power. Should we be concerned for democracy or, on the contrary, welcome Europeans’ confidence in technology?

Europeans ready to elect an AI?

According to the study in question, about one in four out of the 25,000 Europeans surveyed would be prepared to be governed by an AIt worth noting that there are significant variations between countries, because where the European average is around 30%, respondents in the Netherlands are much more open to having a government run by a supercomputer (+ 43%) than in France (+ 25%). “The idea of a pragmatic machine, impervious to fraud and corruption” is one of the reasons that seems most compelling to the interviewees. Added to this are the options that Machine Learning would enable: in fact, the AI described would be able to improve by studying and selecting the best political decisions in the world… It would then be able to make better decisions than existing politicians.

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Apr 14, 2019

One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

Posted by in categories: government, information science, robotics/AI

In a major ethical leap for the tech world, Chinese start-ups have built algorithms that the government uses to track members of a largely Muslim minority group.

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Apr 12, 2019

Undoing Aging 2019: Highlights and Impressions

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government, life extension, policy

Guest writer Dr. Asimina Pantazi gives her impressions of the recent Berlin Undoing Aging Conference from the point of view of someone working in research.


As a millennial with limited orientation abilities but expertise with digital tools, I used Google Maps to find the venue, fearing that I would have no data and would get lost in Berlin, only to find out that I was only a couple of meters away from to the venue entrance.

The Undoing Aging 2019 conference took place on May 28–30 at Umspannwerk Alexanderplatz: a multi-level industrial setting, with metal stairs, funky lights, and a balcony overlooking the minimal conference hall. This gave me my first positive vibes.

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