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Sunday, October 15, 2017

This unassuming powder could change the way we feed the world

https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/food-from-air-finland-scientists

Scientists Figure Out Possible New Threat to Spacecraft

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/space-flight/scientists-figure-out-possible-new-threat-to-spacecraft

How LIGO Found a Gravitational Wave in a Haystack

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/astrophysics/how-ligo-found-a-gravitational-wave-in-a-haystack

China Unveils World's Largest Single-Dish Radio Telescope

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/astrophysics/china-unveils-worlds-largest-singledish-radio-telescope

Can Ultraprecise Time Measurements Warp Space?

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/at-work/test-and-measurement/can-ultraprecise-time-measurements-warp-space

Nobel Awarded for Discovery of Neutrino Mass

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/astrophysics/nobel-awarded-for-discovery-of-neutrino-mass

Infrared Light Promises Ultrafast Wireless Communications

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/telecom/wireless/infrared-light-promises-ultrafast-wireless-communications

Swirly Antennas Will Hunt for the Twists of Ancient Gravitational Waves

https://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/astrophysics/swirly-antennas-will-hunt-for-the-twists-of-ancient-gravitational-waves

Nobel Prize Awarded for Detection of Gravity Waves

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/astrophysics/nobel-prize-awarded-for-detection-of-gravity-waves

US and Russia agree to research future lunar space station - But the agreement is more ceremonial than anything else

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/28/16378056/us-and-russia-agree-to-research-future-lunar-space-station

It’s Getting Hard to Tell If a Painting Was Made by a Computer or a Human

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-hard-painting-made-computer-human

Who Needs Flying Cars? "Smart Societies" Are Still Far From Science Fiction

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/who-needs-flying-cars-smart-societies-still-far-from-chakravorti/

NSIDC Visually Eliminates Record Arctic Sea Ice Gains Autumn 2017

https://greenjihad.com/2017/10/10/nsidc-visually-eliminates-record-arctic-sea-ice-gains-autumn-2017/

The Future of Deep Learning Research (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTnxE0wjZaM

The Scientific Quest to Explain Kepler’s Most Enigmatic Find

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/the-scientific-quest-to-explain-kepler-s-most-enigmatic-find/

Why it’s good news that Pluto doesn’t have rings


https://www.sciencenews.org/article/why-its-good-news-pluto-doesnt-have-rings

Sunday, October 1, 2017

New drug to supercharge immune cells in the fight against cancer

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-09-drug-supercharge-immune-cells-cancer.html

Lockheed Martin adds lander to Mars Base Camp concept

http://spacenews.com/lockheed-martin-adds-lander-to-mars-base-camp-concept/

A Brain Built From Atomic Switches Can Learn

https://www.quantamagazine.org/a-brain-built-from-atomic-switches-can-learn-20170920/

Richard Dawkins: If AI Ran the World, Maybe it Would Be a Better Place

https://futurism.com/videos/richard-dawkins-if-ai-ran-the-world-maybe-it-would-be-a-better-place/

Harri Valpola dreams of an internet of beautiful AI minds

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/harri-valpola-curious-ai-artificial-intelligence-third-wave

Google Brain chief: AI tops humans in computer vision, and healthcare will never be the same

https://siliconangle.com/blog/2017/09/27/google-brain-chief-jeff-dean-ai-beats-humans-computer-vision-healthcare-will-never/

Hypersonic Missile Nonproliferation (video)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YNHM5cl_8g

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility Ribbon Cutting (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smTcsodvEqM

Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/23/five-billion-dollar-businesses-for-the-driverless-future/

Scientists Say That Being Forgetful Is Actually A Sign You Are Unusually Intelligent

https://www.littlethings.com/forgetting-makes-you-smarter/

The crazy laciness of martian TARs

http://cosmicdiary.org/lfenton/2017/09/25/the-crazy-laciness-of-martian-tars/

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the Solar System

https://phys.org/news/2017-09-hubble-unique-solar.html

Microsoft plans to own quantum computing like it owns Windows PCs


https://www.pcworld.com/article/3226783/computers/microsoft-plans-to-own-quantum-computing-like-it-owns-windows-pcs.html

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Lockheed lands contract for more-secure GPS military signals

http://spacenews.com/lockheed-lands-contract-for-more-secure-gps-military-signals/

Jupiter’s Auroras Present a Powerful Mystery

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/jupiter-s-aurora-presents-a-powerful-mystery

Study finds Humans Have 27 Emotions

http://www.teenvogue.com/story/study-human-emotions

Wolves understand cause and effect better than dogs

https://phys.org/news/2017-09-wolves-effect-dogs.html

Farewell Cassini: Saturn Spacecraft Makes Fiery, Final Dive

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/09/15/farewell-cassini-saturn-spacecraft-makes-fiery-final-dive/

Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - Sept 4 - 10, 2017

http://seti.org/where-in-the-worlds-has-seti-been-sept-10-2017

Bridenstine outlines challenges he foresees for NASA

http://spacenews.com/bridenstine-outlines-challenges-he-foresees-for-nasa/

NASA Tests First 3-D Printed Rocket Engine Part Made with Two Different Alloys

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news/news/releases/2017/nasa-tests-first-3-d-printed-rocket-engine-part-made-with-two-different-alloys.html

What Uber, Amazon, and Facebook Don’t Want You to Know - David Sable

href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-uber-amazon-facebook-dont-want-you-know-david-sable

“Something Special Is Happening”: Cassini’s Scientists Honor Their Favorite Photos

https://www.theringer.com/tech/2017/9/14/16305632/nasa-cassini-mission-scientists-pick-their-favorite-photos

Introducing: Unity Machine Learning Agents

https://blogs.unity3d.com/2017/09/19/introducing-unity-machine-learning-agents/

How Cassini Managed to Live Such a Long and Useful Life at Saturn

https://www.space.com/38190-how-cassini-lasted-so-long-at-saturn.html

New DNA Evidence from #Africa Reinforces Bad Old Stereotypes

http://www.unz.com/isteve/new-dna-evidence-from-africa-reinforces-bad-old-stereotypes/

AI Startup Invents Trick For Robots To More Efficiently Teach Themselves Complex Tasks

https://www.forbes.com/sites/aarontilley/2017/09/19/ai-startup-invents-trick-for-robots-to-more-efficiently-teach-themselves-complex-tasks/

London is close to kicking Uber out; Walmart wants to open your fridge

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/airports-getting-less-miserable-walmart-tests-in-home-rundown

Messy Chemistry: A New Way to Approach the Origins of Life


http://www.manyworlds.space/index.php/2017/09/21/messy-chemistry-a-new-way-to-approach-the-origin-of-life/

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dear E.T.: Math on Voyager's Golden Record Tells a Story

https://www.space.com/38024-math-of-voyager-golden-record.html

SpaceVR thinks VR-enabled robots are the future for colonizing space

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/08/spacevr-thinks-vr-enabled-robots-are-the-future-for-colonizing-space/

World’s First All-Electric VTOL Jet Tested – Are Flying Cars Here? (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r3kpl5Ao5s

NASA's Cassini Completes Last Flyby Of Saturn's Moon Titan

http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/nasas-cassini-completes-last-flyby-of-saturns-moon-titan-1749204

Rise of Planet of Robots - How AI killed Sex and Humans

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/rise-planet-robots-how-ai-killed-sex-humans-ankur-gupta

The "technology-comet" and the Indian IT industry

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/technology-comet-indian-industry-sudhir-brahma

New Horizons Team Planning Additional Extended Missions

https://www.space.com/38140-new-horizons-additional-extended-missions.htm

Two new ways to turn ‘garbage’ carbon dioxide into fuel

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/09/two-new-ways-turn-garbage-carbon-dioxide-fuel

Will you buy a $1,000 iPhone?; Equifax hit with over 30 lawsuits

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/apples-new-iphone-almost-here-irma-weakens-tropical-rundown

Cassini Makes its 'Goodbye Kiss' Flyby of Titan

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/cassini-makes-its-goodbye-kiss-flyby-of-titan/

EXPERT ON WEATHER WEAPON TECHNOLOGY: HURRICANE IRMA 100% MAN-MADE (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8eedmYPBLE

Researchers uncover mechanism behind calorie restriction and lengthened lifespan


https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-09-uncover-mechanism-calorie-restriction-lengthened.html