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Our civilization may not exist for long (science documentary).

June 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Our civilization may not exist for long (science documentary).

A 40 minute-long science documentary on why our civilization may not exist for long, with Joscha Bach, VP of Research at the AI Foundation, who is exploring the workings of the human mind, intelligence, consciousness, life on Earth, and the possibly-simulated fabric of our universe.

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The Tesla of AI robot tanks (science news).

June 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Tesla of AI robot tanks (science news).

The Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle (TX-RCV) has landed, and it’s the 12-ton Tesla of AI tanks. Built as a joint venture by Milrem Robotics and John Cockerill Defense, it is dropped into battle by parachute or heavy lift helicopter, then the AI fighting vehicle can back up infantry formations or operate independently, in unmanned formations. […]

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One robot dog, going cheap? (news)

June 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
One robot dog, going cheap? (news)

There’s now an advert out for Boston Dynamics’ robot dog, Spot, that nimble four-legged, no-headed (spooky) robot dog that can climb stairs and traverse rough terrain. How much, you ask? A snip at $75,000, along with various accessories at https://shop.bostondynamics.com/ – maybe we’ll wait until it comes on sale at Christmas! 

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Could interstellar viruses travel between worlds? (science video)

June 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Could interstellar viruses travel between worlds? (science video)

In this 20-minute-long science video (thanks PBS), we examine the field of astrovirology, which, although very new, is actually an emerging subfield of astrobiology. That’s because it transpires viruses don’t just influence organisms – they’re incredibly important on a planetary scale. Perhaps even an interplanetary scale? 

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The truth about graphene – what’s the hold up? (science video)

June 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
The truth about graphene – what’s the hold up? (science video)

Ever since it was discovered in 2004, graphene has been hailed as one of the most important breakthroughs in materials since the plastics revolution more than a century ago. The early predictions were that graphene would almost immediately enable the kinds of products and technologies that we’re used to seeing in sci-fi movies. Cut to […]

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The eerie silence? SETI discussion (video).

June 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
The eerie silence? SETI discussion (video).

A technologically advanced extraterrestrial civilization could likely detect life on Earth if such beings exist. Life on Earth would be detectable in our planet’s atmospheric spectral lines for over a billion years. Most of our atmospheric oxygen is due to life, and can be observed over interstellar distances — across thousands of light-years. Over this […]

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SpaceX: first private manned mission to space (news).

May 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
SpaceX: first private manned mission to space (news).

For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley lifted off at 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday 30th May 2020 on the […]

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Mars Colony: a million settlers by 2060 (documentary: video).

May 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
Mars Colony: a million settlers by 2060 (documentary: video).

Here’s a 30-minute-long documentary on the planning for the first Mars Colony Documentary, which, if Elon Musk has his way, might see a million residents living on the Red planet by 2060.

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Why humanity might be the universe’s sole intelligent lifeform.

May 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Why humanity might be the universe’s sole intelligent lifeform.

Prof. David Kipping of the Cool Worlds lab at Columbia University spoke with John Michael Godlier about his most recent paper. What are the odds for intelligent life? Are there alien civilizations in the galaxy? Or are the odds against intelligent life? Prof. Kipping attempts to find answers to these questions using a Bayesian Analysis […]

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Are there alien artifacts in our Solar System?

May 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Are there alien artifacts in our Solar System?

Von Neumann probes, self-replicating spacecraft, or Alien lurkers and alien artifacts … all represent the idea that somewhere in our solar system there could be evidence of an alien civilization and that they may have been silently watching us from space for millions of years or longer. Jonh Michael Godier spoke to SF author Dr. […]

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