Archive for the ‘innovation’ category

Nov 15, 2018

Fusion breakthrough as China’s “artificial sun” reaches 100 million degrees

Posted by in categories: innovation, nuclear energy

The day of clean, limitless energy from nuclear fusion has taken another step closer thanks to China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST). During a four-month experiment, the “Chinese artificial sun” reached a core plasma temperature of over 100 million degrees Celsius – that’s more than six times hotter than the interior of the Sun – and a heating power of 10 MW, enabling the study of various aspects of practical nuclear fusion in the process.

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Nov 12, 2018

How Bill Gates Aims to Save $233 Billion by Reinventing the Toilet

Posted by in categories: business, innovation

Bill Gates thinks toilets are a serious business, and he’s betting big that a reinvention of this most essential of conveniences can save a half million lives and deliver $200 billion-plus in savings.

The billionaire philanthropist, whose Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation spent $200 million over seven years funding sanitation research, showcased some 20 novel toilet and sludge-processing designs that eliminate harmful pathogens and convert bodily waste into clean water and fertilizer.

“The technologies you’ll see here are the most significant advances in sanitation in nearly 200 years,” Gates, 63, told the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing on Tuesday.

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Nov 11, 2018

Sci-Fi Writer Greg Egan and Anonymous Math Whiz Advance Permutation Problem

Posted by in categories: innovation, mathematics

A debate over the most efficient way to watch a cult classic TV series’ episodes, in every possible order, lies at the heart of this mathematical breakthrough.

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Nov 10, 2018

Dubai Police Receive First Delivery of Innovative Hoversurf Drone, Begin Training

Posted by in categories: drones, innovation

Hoversurf showed its rideable drone off in Dubai last October, and now, police are actively training to operate them for routine use.

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Nov 7, 2018

A venture under pressure

Posted by in categories: economics, innovation

“The problems the Bay Area is facing are the problems of success,” says Grant. The northern California metropolis is among the top 50 science cities in the Nature Index, measured by its contribution to the authorship of 82 high-quality research journals. When assessed solely on the output of its corporate institutions, it ranks number one. The question is whether the Bay Area can, in the face of mounting social problems, retain these companies and the brilliant researchers whose work they depend on.

Scientific innovation has long powered the San Francisco Bay Area’s economy, but community and political challenges could undermine progress.

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Nov 5, 2018

Scientists Do Too Much Research on the Old Instead of the New

Posted by in categories: innovation, particle physics

Spending billions on a huge particle collider won’t give us the breakthrough discoveries we need.

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Nov 1, 2018

I did a live 15 minute interview on Armenia’s Public TV and the country’s most popular morning show

Posted by in categories: innovation, transhumanism

I did a live 15 minute interview on Armenia’s Public TV and the country’s most popular morning show, sharing information about transhumanism and the FAST Global Innovation Forum I spoke at. Give it a watch here:

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Oct 29, 2018

The Birth of Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

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In the last video in this series we discussed the ancient origins of artificial intelligence progressing forward to the beginnings of the development of modern computing based artificial intelligence, encompassing the philosophies, theories and inventions of many talented individuals and groups.

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Oct 28, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Life Of A Fighter Podcast — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, bioengineering, biotech/medical, DNA, futurism, genetics, health, innovation, life extension, neuroscience


Oct 26, 2018

Optics Breakthrough That Makes the Internet 100X Faster May Save the Web

Posted by in categories: innovation, internet

A new component makes existing fiber optic cables 100 times faster.

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