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Nov 9, 2022

Studying complex criminal networks with new statistical tools

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The word “network” has become part of our everyday language, in particular since the rise of online social networks. However, human interactions are not only aimed at sociability and fun. Criminals also interact with each other to plan their illicit actions, especially in organized crime.

Motivated by openly available data and publicly released judicial documents from a law-enforcement operation named “Operazione Infinito,” which was conducted in Lombardy between 2007 and 2009 to tackle the ‘Ndrangheta mafia, Bocconi Professor Daniele Durante and his co-authors have developed a new class of statistical models for grouping together with similar connectivity patterns, thus shedding further light on the community structure of criminal organizations.

In fact, within most networks, not all the nodes—that here represent criminals—are connected to each other, and community structures typically arise. The simplest type of community structure is characterized by dense connections within each community, and sparser connections across different communities. This corresponds to the idea that each individual is more likely to connect with the individuals belonging to the same community.

Nov 5, 2022

Discovery of a law of friction leads to a material that minimizes energy loss

Posted by in categories: chemistry, energy, engineering, law

The fundamental laws of friction remain a mystery to this day.

Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have discovered a fundamental friction law that is leading to the design of two-dimensional materials capable of minimizing energy loss, according to a press release from the institution published on Thursday.

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Nov 5, 2022

Can Autonomous Weapons Be Compatible With International Humanitarian Law?

Posted by in categories: law, robotics/AI

Understanding autonomous weapons systems within the context of the laws of war.

Oct 31, 2022

Scientists Astonished

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, engineering, law, policy

‘Like conductive Play-Doh’: breakthrough could point way to a new class of materials for electronic devices.

University of Chicago.

Founded in 1,890, the University of Chicago (UChicago, U of C, or Chicago) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. Located on a 217-acre campus in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, near Lake Michigan, the school holds top-ten positions in various national and international rankings. UChicago is also well known for its professional schools: Pritzker School of Medicine, Booth School of Business, Law School, School of Social Service Administration, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, Divinity School and the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, and Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering.

Oct 28, 2022

Here are some of the best internet reactions to Elon Musk buying Twitter

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, Elon Musk, finance, internet, law, policy

There is a mix of excitement and fear and lots of memes.

After much back and forth and a lawsuit, four days ago, Elon Musk completed his $44 billion takeover of the social media platform Twitter. Musk had put the deal on hold after his initial offer earlier this year. Later he backed out, citing a high number of fake or spam accounts on the platform, a point that then-CEO Aggarwal had publicly denied.

Musk was then taken to court by Twitter’s lawyers. The court had given the two parties time till the month’s end to work out a deal.

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Oct 24, 2022

Alex Blyth at Rejuvenation Startup Summit 2022

Posted by in categories: law, life extension, policy

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Oct 21, 2022

Elon Musk could fire 5,000 employees at Twitter due to ‘bloat’

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, law

Tesla CEO sees Twitter as a ‘bloated’ organization, employing far more people for its revenues.

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover has entered an interesting stage where he can sit down with the company’s lawyers and iron out a deal. However, the deal could see 5,000 employees facing the axe at Twitter, Washington Post.

Difficult times at Twitter.

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Oct 20, 2022

The first prototype of the eight propeller flying car Alef unveiled

Posted by in categories: law, sustainability, transportation

The street-legal eVTOL costs only $300k.

A California-based sustainable electric transportation company unveiled the prototype of a flying car, according to a company release. The Alef “Model A,” the only flying automobile with street-legal driving and vertical takeoff abilities, is presented by Alef Aeronautics, a cutting-edge technology company developing alternative transportation solutions for soaring traffic patterns.

Alef uses innovative technology to elevate the vehicle securely above regular traffic, enabling quicker, simpler travel, and reducing the load of urban congestion.

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Oct 16, 2022

Cryonics with Dr Max More #10

Posted by in categories: climatology, cryonics, geopolitics, law, life extension, transhumanism

Do we need a new criteria for death, that covers the technicalities around neuro preservation, issues of legal identity upon reanimation and an approach to rehabilitation? What are the misunderstandings or misinformation that surround transhumanism and endeavour to make the distinction between transhumanism and technocracy? Should we be worried about the wrong headedness of The Population Bomb, climate catastrophism and the fashionability of long termism?

Today, I speak with Max More. As some of you may already know, Max is considered to be the founder of modern transhumanism, a philosopher and futurist who writes extensively on technology and humanity. He’s also currently ambassador and President Emeritus at Alcor Life Extension Foundation, having served almost 10 years as President and CEO there, and having been its 67th member. His 1995 University of Southern California doctoral dissertation, ‘The diachronic self identity continuity and transformation’, examined several issues that concern transhumanists, including the nature of death. He is the Co-editor of Rhe Transhumanist Reader, and he’s written many articles on transhumanism and extropianism, including the 1990 essay, ‘Transhumanism: toward a futurist philosophy’, in which he introduced the term transhumanism, in its modern sense.

This episode of The Future of You covers:

Oct 5, 2022

Musk u-turns again to buy Twitter at his original offer. But why?

Posted by in categories: business, Elon Musk, law

It looks like Musk’s buy-out will lead to the creation of his own app named X.

According to a report from Bloomberg News, Elon Musk has informed Twitter that he is once more prepared to purchase the business at his original offer of $54.20 a share. This news is also supported by an official U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing from the 3rd of October 2022.

“Elon Musk is proposing to buy Twitter Inc. for the original offer price of $54.20 a share… Musk made the proposal in a letter to Twitter, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified discussing confidential information,” states the Bloomberg report.

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