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Oct 6, 2020

SpaceX in the News Episode 115

Posted by in categories: internet, space travel

Today we catch up on all the latest Starship and Super Heavy updates. Go over recent Dragon news. Talk Starlink and other upcoming missions, and finish with today’s Honorable Mention.

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Oct 6, 2020

Mercedes Future Truck!

Posted by in category: futurism

Does this make you feel uncomfortable?? Take a look at the tech 🤩 in this truck! Mercedes-Benz truck of the future…thoughts?

Oct 5, 2020

A Thai scientist and his family decide to cryonically freeze their cherished, dying toddler

Posted by in categories: cryonics, education, life extension

This heartfelt documentary follows their journey.

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Oct 5, 2020

Tesla in talks with Vale to buy Canadian nickel for electric cars

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Tesla CEO Elon Musk in July urged miners to produce more nickel, a key ingredient in the batteries that power the company’s electric cars. Musk offered a “giant contract” if supplies could be produced in an environmentally sensitive way.

While EVs are expected to help reduce global carbon emission, environmentalists are concerned that production of EV parts and increased mining may damage the environment.

Oct 5, 2020

Futurist Neologisms You Should Know As We Enter the Cybernetic Era

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, robotics/AI, transhumanism

Terms such as ‘Artificial Intelligence’ or ‘Neurotechnology’ were new some time not so long ago. We can’t evolve faster than our language does. We think in concepts and evolution itself is a linguistic, code-theoretic process. Do yourself a humongous favor, look over these 33 transhumanist neologisms. Here’s a fairly comprehensive glossary of thirty three newly-introduced concepts and terms from The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind’s Evolution by Russian-Amer… See More.

Oct 5, 2020

Researchers find ‘Queen of the Ocean’ ancient great white shark off Nova Scotia coast

Posted by in category: futurism

The shark, named Nukumi by researchers, is more than 17 feet long, 3,541 pounds and believed to be about 50-years-old.


Researchers off the coast of Nova Scotia found a nearly 2-ton great white shark believed to be roughly 50 years old, dubbing her a true “Queen of the Ocean.”

Coming in at more than 17 feet long and 3,541 pounds, she is the largest shark the group has been able to sample in the Northwest Atlantic, according to a Friday Facebook post by OCEARCH, a non-profit marine research organization. She’s been named Nukumi for “the legendary wise old grandmother figure” of the Indigenous Mi’kmaq people, a First Nations group native to that region of Canada.

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Oct 5, 2020

Tesla Model 3 crushes Dodge Charger in 1-year review of cost of operation as police car

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Tesla Model 3 is crushing Dodge Charger as a police car when it comes to the cost of ownership as the Bargersville Police Chief who pushed to electrify his fleet shares a 1-year review of the cost of operation.

Last year, we reported on the Bargersville, Indiana, police department updating their fleet with Tesla Model 3 vehicles.

Bargersville Police Chief Todd Bertram commented at the time:

Oct 5, 2020

How the Brain Helps Us Navigate Social Differences

Posted by in category: neuroscience

When we talk to someone from a different socioeconomic background, our brain reacts differently than when we address someone with a similar status to our own. Researchers found higher activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with language and attentional control when people speak with those of different socioeconomic status. different socioeconomic background, our brain reacts differently than when we address someone with a similar status to our own. Researchers found higher activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with language and attentional control when people speak with those of different socioeconomic status. different socioeconomic background our brain reacts differently than when we address someone with a similar status to our own. Researchers found higher activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with language and attentional control when people speak with those of different socioeconomic status.

Oct 5, 2020

Russian surfers say mystery ocean pollution is poisoning them and killing animals

Posted by in category: futurism

Images on social media show masses of sea life washed up on the beaches of Kamchatka, and water tests found high levels of oil products and other compounds.

Oct 5, 2020

Can AI Detect Disinformation? A New Special Operations Program May Find Out

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command fund year-long effort to train a neural net to rank credibility and sort news from misinformation.