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Stephen Hawking leaves behind 'breathtaking' final multiverse theory - A final theory explaining how mankind might detect parallel universes was completed by Stephen Hawking shortly before he died, it has emerged.
S. Korea pushes to commercialize 10-gigabit Internet service - South Korea is pushing to commercialize 10-gigabit (Gb) transfer speeds for its online network systems, which is 10 times faster than Giga Internet, the fastest broadband service currently available, the ICT ministry said Sunday.
Researchers have fused living and non-living cells for the first time in a way that allows them to work together, paving the way for new applications. The system, created by a team from Imperial College London, encapsulates biological cells within an artificial cell.
Stem cell transplant 'game changer' for MS patients - Just over 100 patients took part in the trial. After one year, only one relapse occurred among the stem cell group compared with 39 in the drug group.
Elon Musk Predicts How the Martian Government Will Operate: “Most likely, the form of government on Mars would be something of a direct democracy […] where people vote directly on issues instead of going through representative government.”
High tech food labels that turn 'bumpy' when products have gone off are set to be introduced by dairy company to show high street shoppers when food is no longer safe to eat...scheme is being tested by Arla, which has developed labels which deteriorate at same rate as products it is used on.
Elon Musk: SpaceX and Tesla Are in a "Different League" From Richard Branson - “there is a pretty big distinction: what he’s doing will be a really fun joyride, but there’s no path to making life multi-planetary, which is our goal. We want to put life on Mars.”
Space stations: our future among the stars - Once the ISS is decommissioned in 2028, what will the next generation of orbital bases look like? Chinese Large Modular (2022), NASA’s Deep Space Gateway (2030s), Bigelow Aerospace’s B330 (2024), Axiom (2020s), Russian Space Hotel (2021).
FedEx Follows Amazon Into the Robotic Future - The robot team, part of the automation trend rippling through the worlds of shipping and online retail, was the first significant deployment of mobile robots inside a FedEx hub.
Cosmic Thinker Worries about the Ends of Science and Humanity - Cosmologist Martin Rees holds forth on multiverses, biothreats, AI, utopia, God and “posthuman” science: “it’s these spacefaring adventurers, not those of us comfortably adapted to life on Earth, who will spearhead the post-human era.”
Space Radiation is Increasingly More Hazardous - Radiation dose rates over last four years exceeded trends from previous solar cycles by at least 30%, showing that the radiation environment is getting far more intense, with implications for future missions to the moon, Mars, asteroids and beyond.
Airbus is testing a big harpoon to snare rogue or redundant satellites and pull them out of the sky. The 1m-long projectile would be attached, through a strong tether, to a chase spacecraft. The chase vehicle would then drag its prey down into the atmosphere to burn to destruction.
Russia will beat NASA to Mars and find water in the Moon, says Putin: "We are planning unmanned and later manned launches, into deep space, as part of a lunar program and for Mars exploration. The closest mission is very soon, we are planning to launch a mission to Mars in 2019."
A Bold Plan For The World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper In Tokyo - At a height of 350 meters and comprised of 90% wood, the building has been dubbed the W350. Construction for the ‘plyscraper’ is planned for Tokyo in 2041 to commemorate the company’s 350th anniversary.
"Cyber balkanisation, splinternet, the cyber cold war – whatever you want to call it, the division of the internet into smaller parts due to technological, political, economic or nationalistic agendas is a real prospect"
Elon Musk brings back the Age of Exploration - “NASA used to partake of this same spirit. Once upon a time, American kids had glossy photos of rockets and astronauts on their walls. That was before the end of the Apollo program...”
Stephen Hawking's final Reddit post was an ominous warning about the future of humanity and capitalism: “The trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality”