“Free the mind from the limitations of even healthy bodies.”

DARPA's ambitious goals to program soldiers' brains


Wed, Nov 7th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Atlantic looks at the fascinating work taking place at DARPA where researchers are attempting to find ways to turn the limitations of the human body into a powerful tool that can control and manipulate things just by using their thoughts. What could go wrong?

To this, Bialy and Loeb offer a counter-explanation. If 'Oumuamua were in fact a comet, why then did it not experience outgassing when it was closest to our sun? In addition, they cite other research that showed that if outgassing were responsible for the acceleration, it would have also caused a rapid evolution in 'Oumuamua's spin (which was not observed).

Basically, Bialy and Loeb consider the possibility that 'Oumuamua could in fact be a light sail, a form of spacecraft that relies on radiation pressure to generate propulsion – similar to what Breakthrough Starshot is working on. Similar to what is planned for Starshot, this light sail may been sent from another civilization to study our solar system and look for signs of life. [...]



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