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Oct 13, 2018

Inside Ocado’s new warehouse where thousands of robots zoom around a grid system to pack groceries

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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Thousands of robots zoom around a grid system to pack groceries in this warehouse.

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Oct 13, 2018

Hovercraft Inspired By ‘Back To The Future’

Posted by in category: futurism

“Back To the Future” fans will swoon over this ‘DeLorean’ hovercraft. 🆒.

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Oct 13, 2018

Could Tech Make Government As We Know It Irrelevant?

Posted by in categories: climatology, governance, government, sustainability

Governments are one of the last strongholds of an undigitized, linear sector of humanity, and they are falling behind fast. Apart from their struggle to keep up with private sector digitization, federal governments are in a crisis of trust.

At almost a 60-year low, only 18 percent of Americans reported that they could trust their government “always” or “most of the time” in a recent Pew survey. And the US is not alone. The Edelman Trust Barometer revealed last year that 41 percent of the world population distrust their nations’ governments.

In many cases, the private sector—particularly tech—is driving greater progress in regulation-targeted issues like climate change than state leaders. And as decentralized systems, digital disruption, and private sector leadership take the world by storm, traditional forms of government are beginning to fear irrelevance. However, the fight for exponential governance is not a lost battle.

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Oct 13, 2018

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes Kurile islands in Russia

Posted by in category: futurism

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck an area 175 miles northwest of the Kurile islands off Russia in the northwest Pacific on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

There was no immediate tsunami warning or any reports of any damage or casualties resulting from the quake, which the USGS said had occurred at a depth of 292 miles.

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Oct 13, 2018

California earthquake: NASA finds 217 MILE-LONG fault under California and Mexico

Posted by in category: space

NASA’S scientists found evidence of a 217-mile-long earthquake fault line system extending from Southern California to Northern Mexico.

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Oct 13, 2018

Recycling in Space — Design Challenge

Posted by in categories: space, sustainability

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Oct 13, 2018

China legalizes Xinjiang ‘re-education camps’ after denying they exist

Posted by in categories: education, government, law

Authorities in China’s far-western Xinjiang region appear to have officially legalized so-called re-education camps for people accused of religious extremism, a little more than a month after denying such centers exist.

The Xinjiang government on Tuesday revised a local law to encourage “vocational skill education training centers” to “carry out anti-extremist ideological education.

Human rights organizations have long alleged the Chinese government has been detaining hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs — a Turkic-speaking, largely Muslim minority native to Xinjiang — in such centers as part of an effort to enforce patriotism and loyalty to Beijing in the region.

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Oct 13, 2018

Five in a row—the planets align in the night sky

Posted by in category: space

For the second time this year, the five brightest planets can be seen at the same time. You can catch them by looking towards the western sky after sunset. The planets will form a line rising up from the horizon.

Mercury and Venus are low to the west, with bright Jupiter shining just above. Higher up in the northwestern sky is Saturn, and completing the set of five is the red planet Mars, high overhead.

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Oct 13, 2018

Hundreds of Drone Pilots Violate FAA Restricted Airspace to Get the Perfect Shot of Hot Air Balloons

Posted by in category: drones

The 47th annual Balloon Fiesta kicked off earlier this month and has a new obstacle to contend with. The flagship event held in Albuquerque, NM has had logistical problems in the past, but a new problem has arisen in the form of drone enthusiasts looking for the perfect shot.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a popular event held every year that draws a crowd of around 100,000 people who want to see the spectacle of hundreds of balloons in the air at once. As the years pass, Balloon Fiesta has grown into an event that hosts over 500 hot air balloons and massive crowds.

In the past, Balloon Fiesta has seen its share of dangers that have resulted in tragedy. For example, the 1982 explosion of a giant 12-story hot air balloon called the El Globo Grande that killed four people and injured five, or the numerous instances of hot air balloons colliding with power lines throughout the years. Though hot air ballooning is reportedly a very safe form of aviation, unique dangers still exist. As technology advances, one of those dangers comes in the form of hobbyist drone pilots attempting to get the perfect aerial photo.

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Oct 13, 2018

Life Extension & Human Longevity with Dr. Aubrey de Grey on MIND & MACHINE

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

New Aubrey interview.


Today we explore human longevity and life extension efforts focused on adding healthy years to a person’s lifespan, and even reversing the aging process.

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