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This fall, the world's largest telescope will begin its scientific mission. Made up of radio telescopes in Chile, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, South Africa, and Sweden, the e-VLBI - for electronic very long baseline interferometer - creates in effect a telescope with a diameter of 11,000 kilometers.
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Made popular on August 01 2008, submitted by Andres
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Perhaps the most striking fact revealed by the global financial crash -- or rather, by the reaction to it -- is the staggering, astonishing, gargantuan amount of money that the governments of the world have at their command.
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Made popular on October 12 2008, submitted by Arlind
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Ray Kurzweil believes we stand on the threshold of the most profound and transformative event in the history of humanity, the “Singularity." He sees a radical evolution of the human species in the next 40 years. The merger of man and machine, coupled with the sudden explosion in machine intelligence and rapid innovation in gene research and nanotechnology, will result in a world where there is no... More
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Made popular on August 30 2008, submitted by Andres
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Researchers at The Wistar Institute have deciphered the structure of the active region of telomerase, an enzyme that plays a major role in the development of nearly all human cancers. The landmark achievement opens the door to the creation of new, broadly effective cancer drugs, as well as anti-aging therapies.
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Made popular on September 01 2008, submitted by Arlind
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Intel's chief technology officer has predicted that humans will create computers smarter than themselves within the next 40 years. Speaking at the final keynote of the Intel Developer Forum Justin Rattner said that the company, currently celebrating its 40th birthday, would create true artificial intelligence by 2048.
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Made popular on August 31 2008, submitted by Andres
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Scientists have made a genetic breakthrough which they claim could extend human life and even protect against cancer. They carried out experiments on mice which made them live 45 per cent longer and left them free from tumours.
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Made popular on September 01 2008, submitted by Arlind
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Raymond Kurzweil plans to release two new films about the singularity. Transcendent Man, in post-production (2009) and The Singularity is Near which is going to complete filming this summer and is scheduled to be released early 2009. In regards to Transcendent Man, Felicia Ptolemy wrote: "This film tells the story of Ray Kurzweil's early days as an inventor, including his influences, successes a... More
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Made popular on August 01 2008, submitted by Andres
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This week a group of leading technology vendors and users have formed the IP for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance, whose goal is promoting the Internet Protocol (IP) as the networking technology best suited for connecting sensor- and actuator-equipped or "smart" objects and delivering information gathered by those objects. Smart objects are objects in the physical world that - typically with the he... More
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Made popular on September 21 2008, submitted by Andres
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One of the biggest challenges facing brain-computer interface researchers today is the basic mechanics of the interface itself. The easiest and least invasive method is a set of electrodes -- a device known as an electroencephalograph (EEG) -- attached to the scalp. The electrodes can read brain signals. However, the skull blocks a lot of the electrical signal, and it distorts what does get through... More
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Made popular on July 17 2008, submitted by Andres
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In this paper, James Hughes sets out to defend human genetic engineering with a new bioethical approach, post-humanism, combined with a radical democratic political framework.
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Made popular on July 17 2008, submitted by Andres
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Technological evolution is the name of a science and technology studies theory describing technology development, developed by Czech philosopher Radovan Richta.
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Made popular on July 17 2008, submitted by Andres
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The “consensus” on man-made global warming may have received a mortal wound. Physics & Society, The journal of the 46,000-member American Physical Society, just published “Climate Sensitivity Revisited,” by Viscount Christopher Monckton. [...] Viscount Monckton contends that the climate alarmists have mistakenly pre-programmed their computer models with equations that overstate the ... More
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Made popular on July 25 2008, submitted by Donjoe
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Anthropologists recently conducted a fly-by over a tribal village in the Envira rain forest near the Brazilian-Peruvian border. It is strongly suspected that these Amerindians have never made contact with the modern world. Assuming this is not a hoax or error of some sort, the captured images are nothing short of incredible -- as if the anthropologists had traveled back in time, as George Dvorsk... More
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Made popular on July 17 2008, submitted by Andres
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Magnetic forces at the center of the galaxy have twisted a nebula into the shape of DNA, the first time it has been observed in the cosmos. The DNA nebula is about 80 light-years long and about 300 light-years from the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Magnetic field lines at the galactic center are about 1,000 times stronger than on Earth. They run perpendicular to the ... More
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Made popular on July 17 2008, submitted by Andres
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The sun has been lying low for the past couple of years, producing no sunspots and giving a break to satellites. This is usually a normal process, but this period is extending longer than usual and some scientists are starting to worry.
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Made popular on July 17 2008, submitted by Andres
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A new discovery by a scientist from The University of Western Ontario provides conclusive evidence which supports decades-old evolutionary doctrines long accepted as fact.
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Made popular on July 17 2008, submitted by Andres
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The much anticipated H Plus Magazine, a transhumanist webzine, is now available online.
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MIT professor Neil Gershenfeld and technology futurist Ray Kurzweil both believe that we are on the event horizon of a technological singularity.
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Made popular on August 01 2008, submitted by Andres
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The IEEE Spectrum has a special report on the Technological Singularity.
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Here is an emotional and important essay on Parenting, Living & Dying. It is titled "Love You and Miss You, Mommy" and it is the diary of Michelle Mayer, a 39 year old mother of 2 battling a rare autoimmune disease called scleroderma. "I spent my morning finishing the birthday cards that will accompany the children's future birthday gifts. I bought each child a birthday gift for every birthday b... More
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Made popular on September 03 2008, submitted by Better_world
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Secure optical data storage could soon literally be at your fingertips thanks to work being carried out in Japan. Yoshio Hayasaki and his colleagues have discovered that data can be written into a human fingernail by irradiating it with femtosecond laser pulses. Back in 2005 capacities were said to be up to 5 mega bits and the stored data lasted for 6 months - the length of time it takes a fing... More
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Made popular on August 06 2008, submitted by Andres
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People sometimes ask me why am I such an optimist about the progress of technology in general and the technological singularity in particular? Well, my reply is simple. I choose to focus on the upside. I choose to be a deliberate, conscious optimist. That is not to say that I suggest we ought to ignore the many dangers that lie certainly ahead of us. What it means is that, once I’ve done... More
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"The main idea behind transhumanism can be summarized in a single sentence: it is possible and desirable to switch from blind evolution to self-directed, self-conscious evolution. We are ready to do what science makes possible today, namely to take our destiny in our hands. We are ready to accept the challenges arising from the world of biotechnology, cognitive sciences, robotics, nanotechnology, A... More
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Made popular on August 13 2008, submitted by Navras
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Teachers and textbooks beware -- your future could be under threat from a quickly developing and very smart technology. University of California researchers programmed this computer to react to facial expressions. University of California researchers programmed this computer to react to facial expressions. Click to view previous image 1 of 3 Click to view next image At the center of this ... More
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Made popular on August 08 2008, submitted by Patricia
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We want athletes to break world records. We want them to remain extraordinary. So the increased use of human-enhancement technologies will become a necessity, perhaps even an obligation. Here’s what it could look like: A swimmer, impossibly long arms swinging at his side, takes to the starting block. He has trained for this moment for months. Keeping up with the latest developments, he has end... More
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