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Mar 29, 2020

We’re not going back to normal

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Mar 17 2020


Social distancing is here to stay for much more than a few weeks. It will upend our way of life, in some ways forever.

Mar 28, 2020

The Staggering Collapse of U.S. Intelligence on the Coronavirus

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism

An agency tasked with tracking future bio threats fell down on the job, causing us to wonder what else we don’t know.

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Mar 28, 2020

Billionaire refuses to pay sick leave after keeping stores open because ‘God spoke to him’

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Billionaire CEO told employees to ‘tighten their belts’.

Mar 28, 2020

Astrophysicist Brian May (of Queen!) teaches you how to play the Bohemian Rhapsody solo while in self-isolation

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Brian May is providing tutorials and a gear walkthrough for those practicing guitar in self-isolation.

Mar 27, 2020

Scientists discover moss that filters arsenic out of water, making it safe to drink

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Circa 2018


Discovery could provide environmentally friendly way to purify water contaminated by mining activity, say researchers.

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Mar 27, 2020

Defense Officials See Increased Threat from Chinese Russian ChemBio Weapon

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Circa 2019


Photo: iStock.

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Mar 27, 2020

Engineered Metamaterials Make Invisibility Cloaks and More

Posted by in categories: futurism, materials

The most common materials in the world, including plastic, steel, glass or wood have distinct molecular and chemical properties that give them intrinsic qualities, such as strength, flexibility or transparency. But an entirely different class of materials, called metamaterials, are coming onto the scene.

Artificially engineered, these materials have unique geometries and physical structures that can manipulate any mechanical or electromagnetic wave that passes through them. Metamaterials can perform a host of futuristic tricks; they can absorb sound waves to produce silence, bend light to create an invisibility cloak and dampen seismic waves to safeguard a building against an earthquake.

Metamaterial applications are numerous, but here are five of the coolest.

Mar 27, 2020

INHABIT: : A Permaculture Perspective : A new docuemntary introducing permaculture: designing a world where and planet can thrive

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A Permaculture Perspective : A new docuemntary introducing permaculture: designing a world where and planet can thrive.

Mar 27, 2020

The ozone layer is healing and redirecting wind flows around the globe

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The hole in the ozone layer is starting to recover thanks to regulations banning ozone-depleting substances, and this is now leading to changes in Earth’s atmosphere.

Mar 27, 2020

Note on Posthuman Resilience

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https://paper.li/e-1437691924


This post is adapted from a paper presented at a workshop organised by the Open University’s PRiME (posthuman resilience in major emergencies) research group held in London, 18th-19th October 2016.

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