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Forget fears of automation, your job is probably bullshit anyway - A subversive new book argues that many of us are working in meaningless “bullshit jobs”. Let automation continue and liberate people through universal basic income
CRISPR knockout mutations usually work by causing nonsense mediated mRNA decay. A new study finds that these types of mutations can trigger the up-regulation of homologous (similar) genes. This presents another potential hurdle for CRISPR, both in conventional research and in the clinic.
NASA currently developing a stasis chamber that could induce an extended state of torpor, or metabolic inactivity medically brought on by lowering body temperature to the point of mild hypothermia, that could allow astronauts to snooze for at least two weeks on end during longer missions.
Calls for junk food to have graphic cigarette-style warnings on packaging - Graphic health warnings on food packets – similar to those used for cigarettes – could prompt people to abandon “hedonistic impulses” and choose healthier foods, an Australian study suggests.
What NOAA Expects in 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. A total of 10 to 16 named storms, tropical-strength or stronger, will likely cross the basin, threatening people, real estate, crops and energy resources in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean
Blue Origin, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’ ambitious, privately-funded aerospace venture company has formally invited the Australian Government’s nascent national space agency to play a role in its mission to achieve space tourism and establish a lunar presence.
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt says Schmidt also argued that contrary to concerns that automation and technology will eliminate jobs, “The embracement of AI is net positive for jobs.” In fact, he said there will be “too many jobs”
Mark Zuckerberg responds to Elon Musk's warnings against AI - Zuckerberg expressed optimism about the possibilities of AI, saying that he agrees with a point that Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently made about negativity and how it hinders progress.
The US military released a study on time travel and warp drives — here’s what a theoretical physicist thinks of it: there's "zero chance that anyone within our lifetimes or the next 1,000 years" will see it happen.
Asahi Kasei starts green hydrogen demonstration project in Soma, Fukushima. The new project aims at the development of a large-scale production system for green H2 by using power input from renewable energy sources.
A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s already happening - there are seven countries already at, or very, near 100 percent renewable power: Iceland (100 percent), Paraguay (100), Costa Rica (99), Norway (98.5), Austria (80), Brazil (75), and Denmark (69.4).
Bowery Farming is using robotics and software to raise crops in warehouses outside big cities. The U.N. projects by 2050, food production need to increase by about 60% to feed global population. 1 square foot within indoor farms is 100 times more productive than 1 square foot of arable land.
The Scottish Government is to propose new climate change laws that would require a 90% cut in emissions by 2050. At the moment the commitment is to reduce emissions by 80% by that date, a move hailed as world-leading when it was first introduced.
Scientists at the University of Alberta have applied a machine learning technique using artificial intelligence to perfect and automate atomic-scale manufacturing, something which has never been done before. 'An atom-scale manufacturing revolution is sure to follow,' they say.