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NASA’s DART Mission Hits Asteroid in First-Ever Planetary Defense TestAfter 10 months flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration – successfully impacted its asteroid target on Monday, the agency’s first attempt to move an asteroid in space.
Losing to China in AI, Emerging Tech Will Cost U.S. Trillions, Threaten Security, Says Panel - USNI NewsA grim future awaits the United States if it loses the competition with China on developing key technologies like artificial intelligence in the near future, the authors of a special government-backed study told reporters on Monday. If China wins the technological competition, it can use its advancements in artificial intelligence and biological technology to enhance …
Without Egg, Sperm or Womb: Synthetic Embryo Models May Enable Growing Organs for TransplantationWithout Egg, Sperm or Womb: Synthetic Mouse Embryo Models Created Solely from Stem Cells An egg meets a sperm – that’s a necessary first step in life’s beginnings. In embryonic development research, it’s also a common first step. However, in a new study published on August 1, 2022, in the journal C
The Future of Work – Understand how to build a better tomorrowThe future of work is not written, and still it's a big topic for policymakers around the world. This article explains the challenges, current limitations and possible future developments in the future of our work world. We need new ideas and built a better tomorrow.
Mathematical calculations show that quantum communication across interstellar space should be possibleA team of physicists at the University of Edinburgh's School of Physics and Astronomy has used mathematical calculations to show that quantum communications across interstellar space should be possible. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review D, the group describes their calculations and also the possibility of extraterrestrial beings attempting to communicate with us using such signaling.
A Weekend By Foresight Institute - A Community For Future TechnologiesThere are many technologies that are rapidly advancing and converging. Longevity biotechnology is not standing still. Here are the highlights from a recent Foresight Institute meeting on the Longevity Tech Trees that transpired in San Francisco in May 2022.
AI’s Threats to Jobs and Human Happiness Are Very RealIEEE Spectrum spoke to Kai-Fu Lee about his book <i>AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future</i>, focusing on the last few chapters that take on the big issues of job displacement, the need for new economic models, and the search for meaning and happiness in an age of abundance.
NASA Beamed a Doctor to The ISS in a World-First 'Holoportation' AchievementThere's never been a house call quite like this. In a first for telepresence communication, a NASA flight surgeon was 'holoported' to the International Space Station (ISS), appearing and conversing as a virtual presence in real time, hundreds of mile
Quantum LeapHow can the world create better medicines? More powerful solar cells? New batteries? The answers could come from a revolutionary research tool known as the quantum computer. It can seem like magic—harnessing the power of quantum physics to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges. But there are unmitigated risks too, as the technology continues to develop. What would a quantum-led future hold?
Brain Implant Allows Completely Locked-In Patient To CommunicateA man left in a completely locked-in state by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has been able to communicate with his family and carers thanks to an implant. The device helped the patient, who was unable to move any muscles or even open his eyes, contact the outside world using only his brain activity.