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May 6, 2023

I toured an apartment built in a factory, and I’m convinced that these high-tech homes are the future of city living

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I was shocked by how luxurious it was, from a bed that descends from the ceiling to built-in surround sound to lighting that can change to your mood.

May 5, 2023

Twinning? Two Side-by-Side Mansions in Florida Built for Twin Brothers Just Listed for $54 Million

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Located in Fort Lauderdale, the French country-style homes have their own pools, but share the bass-stocked lake between them.

Apr 30, 2023

NASA’s next space station will be 1,000 times farther from Earth

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While NASA prepares to launch its lunar space station, other groups are working to ensure we still have an off-world home closer to Earth.

Apr 28, 2023

Memory Across Time & Space — Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Biologist

Posted by in categories: evolution, habitats, physics, space

Dr. Rupert Sheldrake believes that memory is inherent to nature, and has spent the last forty years of his career investigating slippery, esoteric phenomena at the very edges of empiricism. Some of the results are intriguing — dogs that know when their owners have started the long journey home, crosswords that become easier to solve a few days after they’ve been published in the papers, IQ scores increase generation after generation. His work is ongoing, the territory marginal, and the implications immense.

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Apr 28, 2023

Building Human Intelligence at Scale, to Save the Next Generation from ChatGPT

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Po-Shen Loh (Carnegie Mellon University)…ation-chat

Apr 24, 2023

AI will Not Become Conscious — Rupert Sheldrake

Posted by in categories: biological, food, habitats, robotics/AI

This clip is from the Before Skool Podcast ep. # 4 with Rupert Sheldrake. Full podcast can be accessed here:

Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. At Cambridge University he worked in developmental biology as a Fellow of Clare College. He was Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Hyderabad, India. From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick project for research on unexplained human and animal abilities, administered by Trinity College, Cambridge. Sheldrake has published a number of books — A New Science of Life (1981), The Presence of the Past (1988), The Rebirth of Nature (1991), Seven Experiments That Could Change the World (1994), Dogs That Know When Their Owners are Coming Home (1999), The Sense of Being Stared At (2003), The Science Delusion (Science Set Free) (2012), Science and Spiritual Practices (2017), Ways of Going Beyond and Why They Work (2019).

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Apr 24, 2023

Trillions of Miles Away — Distant Supernovae May Impact the Diversity of Life on Earth

Posted by in categories: biological, evolution, habitats, space, sustainability

A new study published in Ecology and Evolution by Henrik Svensmark of DTU Space has shown that the explosion of stars, also known as supernovae, has greatly impacted the diversity of marine life over the past 500 million years.

The fossil record has been extensively studied, revealing significant variations in the diversity of life forms throughout geological history. A fundamental question in evolutionary biology is identifying the processes responsible for these fluctuations.

The new research uncovers a surprising finding: the fluctuation in the number of nearby supernovae closely corresponds to changes in biodiversity of marine genera over the last 500 million years. This correlation becomes apparent when the marine diversity curve is adjusted to account for changes in shallow coastal marine regions, which are significant as they provide habitat for most marine life and offer new opportunities for evolution as they expand or shrink. Thus, alterations in available shallow marine regions play a role in shaping biodiversity.

Apr 22, 2023

Meet LOOP: Airbus’ new space station includes sci-fi-like centrifuge

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And it could fly to orbit, in only one launch, by the early 2030s.

European aerospace giant Airbus has just revealed a new concept space habitat called LOOP. The 26-foot-wide (8 meters) multi-purpose orbital module will feature three customizable decks, all of which will be connected by a tunnel overlooking a space greenhouse.

In a press statement, Airbus said its new space station design could accommodate up to eight crew members, and it could be deployed to orbit, in only one launch, by the early 2030s.

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Apr 20, 2023

Revisiting China’s Lost “Sky City”

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Sky City was an ambitious leap, an entire mini-city contained within a single building. At some 1.05 million square meters and.

The story of China’s Sky City, a prefabricated megastructure that hoped to cut the cost of housing, and why Sky City failed.

Apr 19, 2023

Elon Musk Dishes On AI Wars With Google, ChatGPT And Twitter On Fox News

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, habitats, robotics/AI, space travel

The world’s wealthiest billionaires are drawing battle lines when it comes to who will control AI, according to Elon Musk in an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, which aired this week.

Musk explained that he cofounded ChatGPT-maker OpenAI in reaction to Google cofounder Larry Page’s lack of concern over the danger of AI outsmarting humans.

He said the two were once close friends and that he would often stay at Page’s house in Palo Alto where they would talk late into the night about the technology. Page was such a fan of Musk’s that in Jan. 2015, Google invested $1 billion in SpaceX for a 10% stake with Fidelity Investments. “He wants to go to Mars. That’s a worthy goal,” Page said in a March 2014 TED Talk.

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