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“The static fire is one of the last major tests prior to the maiden launch.”

SpaceX tests the engines of the Falcon Heavy

#Space
Sat, January 20th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Posed to eventually bring humans to Mars, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy — a rocket powerful enough to lug 54 metric tons into orbit — has had…

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“World's first passenger drone.”

A drone just big enough for one person

#Technology
Fri, January 19th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Personal aviation craft technology from China. There is also a flying Segway. World's first passenger drone delivers Christmas gifts! Chinese-made #Ehang184 marks the holiday's festivity…

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“Changes to the platform announced by Zuckerberg, will likely make the problem worse.”

Facebook trying to make up the mess it made

#Internet
Thu, January 18th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Sounding like an attempt at redemption, Zuckerberg is reinventing the news feed as a "plea for mercy" after breaking demiocracy and journalism. Not everyone thinks…

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“AI codes its own ‘AI Child’.”

How Google's machine learning software created a better version of itself

#Future
Wed, January 17th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

In this video, ColdFusion explains what Auto ML is and how it managed to create its own child. And speaking of AI children, check this…

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“I can’t wait for the day robots rule.”

Robots as political leaders

#Politics
Tue, January 16th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Albeit AI is accused of widening the wealth gap, shutting down colleges and universities, and an overall bleak future for normies, it also offers the…

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“The first-ever driverless mass transit test program.”

The Las Vegas shuttle

#Travel
Mon, January 15th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Business Insider looks at the driverless bus on the Las Vegas strip. Keolis, the French transportation company behind the project, reports that albeit the distance…

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How to Escape Planet Earth

Evacuating Earth

#Space
Sun, January 14th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

If you are tired of the ride and want to get off planet Earth, how do you go about it? Isaac Arthur explains it all.…

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“Some of us will do anything to be liked.”

Long-term effects of social media

#Internet
Sat, January 13th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

The official Anonymous YouTube channel has this short documentary explaining how Facebook is reprogramming its users by using psychology tricks.

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“Automation doesn't have to be a replacement for human workers.”

Minimum wage increase reducing the number of jobs

#Food
Fri, January 12th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

The restaurant industry employs circa 10% of the American workforce, now are at risk to be displaced by automation. Ironically, minimum wage increases are making…

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“The idea is to extract value from customers in the name of absurd growth.”

How the Internet is using us in the name of corporate greed

#Companies
Thu, January 11th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

On Big Think Media Theorist Douglas Rushkoff explains how corporate aristocracy is using the internet to steal users' time and energy for profit. Media Theorist…

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“The e-Palette, a vehicle that may one day not only deliver, but cook Pizza Hut offerings en route.”

Autonomous pizza delivery vehicle

#Food
Wed, January 10th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

TheNextWeb brings to attention the e-Palette, a self-driving vehicle capable of making pizzas and delivering them all by itself. It's kinda like the grocery store…

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“Scientific evidence that digital distraction is damaging our minds.”

Smartphones make you dumb

#Health
Tue, January 9th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Amazing as these miniature technological wonders might appear, The Globe and Mail points to the growing body of scientific evidence highlighting how smartphones are killing…

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“Imagine if you were allowed to eat as many M&M’s as you wanted.”

Direct air capture

#Environment
Mon, January 8th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

According to the WeForum website, direct air capture — a method in which carbon dioxide is pulled out of the air and, in some cases,…

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“An autonomous grocery store department on wheels”

Robomart

#Food
Sun, January 7th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

The concept of the grocery store itself is now under assault with the idea of the Robomart, an autonomous vehicle loaded with the kind of…

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Cellular agriculture production costs slashed by 50% last September

Test tube fish food

#Food
Sat, January 6th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

The cleverly named Finless Foods, a biotechnology company trying to figure out how to make cellular agriculture cheap and plentiful, has reportedly cut costs of…

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Fly a DeLorean

The DeLorean DR7 from DeLorean Aerospace

#Travel
Fri, January 5th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Reportedly, DeLorean Aerospace promises that their DR7, a personal commuter aircraft, should be fully flying by the end of 2018. The shape looks less like…

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“It is hard to fully appreciate what it did for the city and, really, the nation.”

The New York Subway system

#Opinion
Thu, January 4th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

If you are one that loves subways — I mean, c'mon, you get to ride a train in the middle of a city — you…

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“What went wrong with the 21st century.”

Dude, you broke the future

#Future
Wed, January 3rd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Charlie Stross' angry opinion rambled from the pulpit of his soap box will tell you everything that went wrong with the 21st century, where we…

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“An inevitable era where humanity merges with AI, eradicates disease and spreads to the stars.”

Science Reinaissance

#Future
Tue, January 2nd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

FirstPost brings to attention the Renaissance Age, an era where genomics, nanotechnology, space exploration, and robotics (GNR) will completely redefine humans. In the next two…

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“The surface of the road is made of transparent concrete.”

China opens solar road

#Technology
Mon, January 1st, 2018 11:00 by capnasty

Clean Technica reports that China has opened a 1-kilometer long solar road capable of producing 1 million kilowatt-hours of power annually. The energy will be…

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