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Jul 8, 2014

The Planet’s Biggest Water Supply Might Be Hidden 400 Miles Below the US

Posted by in categories: environmental, water

Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan — Gizmodo

When most of us imagine what the mantle of the Earth is like, we see burning hot rock and magma (and maybe satan hanging out for good measure or something). But scientists have discovered evidence that all that rock may be hiding huge amounts of water—three times the volume of all our oceans combined.

The scientists behind the study, which was published online today in the journal Science, think they’ve figured out the answer to a question that has long plagued Earth science: Just how much water is there on Earth in total? “I think we are finally seeing evidence for a whole-Earth water cycle, which may help explain the vast amount of liquid water on the surface of our habitable planet,” said study co-author and Northwestern geophysicist Steve Jacobsen to PhysOrg. “Scientists have been looking for this missing deep water for decades.”

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Jul 8, 2014

Scientists have found that memories may be passed down through generations in our DNA

Posted by in category: DNA

The Unleashed Mind
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New research from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. During the tests they learned that that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations.

According to the Telegraph, Dr Brian Dias, from the department of psychiatry at Emory University, said: ”From a translational perspective, our results allow us to appreciate how the experiences of a parent, before even conceiving offspring, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations.

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Jul 8, 2014

How to build an optical invisibility cloak for a diffusive medium

Posted by in category: physics

Kurzweil AI

Invisibility cloaks can’t make objects fully invisible in all directions, colors, and polarizations, but Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) physicists have developed a workaround: an ideal invisibility cloak for diffusive light-scattering media, such as fog.

Their results are published in the journal Science.

In diffusive media, light is scattered by the particles in the medium. Examples are fog, clouds, or frosted glass panes that let the light in, but hide the light source. “This property of light-scattering media can be used to hide objects inside,” says Robert Schittny, first author of the study.

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Jul 8, 2014

Rethinking Mass Production: Why Making Things One At A Time Is More Efficient

Posted by in category: business

Joann Muller - Forbes


It’s a basic tenet of mass production: Making things in batches is the most efficient way to manufacture anything. So why, then, is lean manufacturing evangelist Ted Duclos arguing that America can revitalize its manufacturing base by making things one at a time?

“It’s counterintuitive in the minds of many,” admits Duclos, president of Michigan-based Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (a joint venture between Germany’s Freudenberg and Japan’s NOK). Having obsessively thought for years about how to improve manufacturing processes, he’s convinced he’s on to something big.

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Jul 8, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.amazon.com/author/agostini

Posted by in category: futurism

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3 Things You Should Know About The Network Economy http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregsatell/2014/07/07/3-things-y…k-economy/

Google’s new wearable project is a smart contact lens with medical uses http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/16/google-smart-contact-lens/

Neuroscientists Object to Europe’s Human Brain Project http://www.technologyreview.com/news/528796/neuroscientists-…ce=twitter

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Jul 7, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.amazon.com/author/agostini

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THE GUARDIAN: Links with China: why Australian universities are leading the way http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/201…CMP=twt_gu

BUSINESS INSIDER: Future Food: How Scientists And Startups Are Changing The Way We Eat http://www.businessinsider.com/scientists-and-startups-chang…2014-7

Was During The Credit Bubble http://www.businessinsider.com/warren-buffett-stock-market-i…z36ohOW7kK

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Jul 7, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.amazon.com/author/agostini

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THE GUARDIAN: 3D printer drones will take to skies by 2040, claim BAE scientists http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/06/3d-printer-dron…CMP=twt_gu

Researchers regrow human corneas in mice http://www.kurzweilai.net/researchers-regrow-human-corneas-in-mice

A transistor material intended to replace silicon by 2024 http://www.kurzweilai.net/a-transistor-material-intended-to-…on-by-2024

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Jul 6, 2014

By 2045, Physicist Says ‘The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans

Posted by in categories: human trajectories, posthumanism, singularity

Dylan Love — Business Insider

“Today there’s no legislation regarding how much intelligence a machine can have, how interconnected it can be. If that continues, look at the exponential trend. We will reach the singularity in the timeframe most experts predict. From that point on you’re going to see that the top species will no longer be humans, but machines.”

These are the words of Louis Del Monte, physicist, entrepreneur, and author of “The Artificial Intelligence Revolution.” Del Monte spoke to us over the phone about his thoughts surrounding artificial intelligence and the singularity, an indeterminate point in the future when machine intelligence will outmatch not only your own intelligence, but the world’s combined human intelligence too.

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Jul 5, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation Worldwide Ambassador White Swan Update and Published Amazon Author by Andres Agostini at www.amazon.com/author/agostini

Posted by in category: futurism

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“The Artificial Intelligence Revolution. http://www.businessinsider.com/louis-del-monte-interview-on-…z36cuf3TIC

By 2045 ‘The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,’ And That Could Be A Problem http://www.businessinsider.com/louis-del-monte-interview-on-…z36cwH40nU

“IN THE FUTURE WHEN MACHINE INTELLIGENCE WILL OUTMATCH NOT ONLY YOUR OWN INTELLIGENCE!” http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140705210305&#4…telligence

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Jul 5, 2014

Löw – the Lion – demonstrates to the World that Perseverance can win a Palm

Posted by in categories: existential risks, particle physics

My repair of the global constancy of the speed of light c – the loss of which had stopped Einstein from publishing on gravitation for 4 years – has revived Einstein’s early greatest strength.

If c is globally constant, black holes are radically different – nonevaporating – in contradistinction to Hawking. And the by definition superluminal expansion speed of the “Big Bang” is likewise exploded.

Two canonized postulates gone: So it is no wonder that CERN refuses to defend its six years old safety report?

Suppose the young Einstein was indeed stronger: Would it not be worthy to check on this fact, especially so if it could save the planet from a catastrophe?

The world needs a voice capable of defending the older Einstein against the younger one. Anyone able to hit that goal?