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Feb 19, 2021

Using plasma technology to feed the world

Posted by in category: sustainability

Using state-of-the-art plasma technology to make cheap fertilizer for small farmers may sound like magic, but it has now become reality. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have built a small plasma-powered plant that produces nitrogen-based liquid fertilizer only using sun, water and air. “The plant is easy to set up, sustainable and very efficient,” says TU/e researcher Fausto Gallucci, who together with partners in Africa, Germany and Portugal has done successful tests of the device in Uganda. “We now want to bring the mini-plant to the market, so that it becomes available to farmers around the world.”

Feb 19, 2021

Non, merci: French village rejects Elon Musk and his satellite internet antenna

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet


To realise his dream of satellite-powered internet, tech billionaire Elon Musk needs to install antennas around the world. In northern France, a village hopes he’ll decide to keep those antennas far…

Feb 19, 2021

Ageing can be cured—and, in part, it soon will be

Posted by in categories: humor, life extension

Anti Aging Tech gradually going mainstream. The comments from the public are the usual joke, with people praising how wonderful it is to get old and die.

Who wants to live forever?

Feb 19, 2021

Catch up on your favourite BBC radio show from your favourite DJ right here, whenever you like

Posted by in category: futurism

Listen without limits with BBC Sounds.

Feb 19, 2021

Bitcoin hits $1 trillion in market value as cryptocurrency surge continues

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies

The price of bitcoin crossed another major milestone on Friday.

Feb 19, 2021

UK plans to launch $1.1 billion ‘high-risk, high-reward’ science research agency

Posted by in categories: innovation, science

ARIA’s launch comes hot on the heels of the European Innovation Council’s new fund, which stands at $12 billion. The EIC was set up by the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, to try to help start-ups across Europe to scale up and compete with rivals in the U.S. and Asia, which have spawned several tech giants with market caps that run well into hundreds of billions of dollars.

The Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA) will fund “high-risk, high-reward” scientific research in the hope of achieving “groundbreaking” discoveries.

Feb 19, 2021

Hackers abuse Google Apps Script to steal credit cards, bypass CSP

Posted by in category: business

Attackers are abusing Google’s Apps Script business application development platform to steal credit card information submitted by customers of e-commerce websites while shopping online.

Feb 19, 2021

A Longtime Educator Says K-12 Schools Need To Encourage Creativity And Curiosity

Posted by in categories: education, innovation

It is about time to revisit our assumptions about the public school system. What should be the goal of school education?

If we want to change a classroom to embrace innovation and questioning, we need the leaders and the school system as a whole to embrace innovation and questioning.

Feb 19, 2021

Dr. Hassan Tetteh, MD, Health Mission Chief, Dept. of Defense, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, ethics, government, health, military, policy, robotics/AI

Dr. Hassan A. Tetteh, MD, is the Health Mission Chief, at the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, serving to advance the objectives of the DoD AI Strategy, and improve war fighter healthcare and readiness with artificial intelligence implementations.

Dr. Tetteh is also an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, adjunct faculty at Howard University College of Medicine, a Thoracic Staff Surgeon for MedStar Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and leads a Specialized Thoracic Adapted Recovery (STAR) Team, in Washington, DC, where his research in thoracic transplantation aims to expand heart and lung recovery and save lives.

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Feb 19, 2021

Incredible Sneak Peek of Mars Landing Sent Back

Posted by in categories: health, robotics/AI, space

The six-wheeled robot’s latest data since touching down yesterday include a series of images captured as the rover’s “jet pack” lowered it to the ground.

Less than a day after NASA ’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars, engineers and scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California were hard at work, awaiting the next transmissions from Perseverance. As data gradually came in, relayed by several spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet, the Perseverance team were relieved to see the rover’s health reports, which showed everything appeared to be working as expected.