Space

This category contains posts that cover anything related to the outer space.

Our Cosmic Origins

What is the cosmic origin of the elements in the human body? We know we are made of stars. But what kind of stars? You are made of elements that have been forged in exploding massive stars, in slowly dying low-mass stars, but also exploding white dwarfs, and merging neutron stars. On top of all …

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Going to Space

Aren’t we spoiled that just 50 years after the Moon landing many of us pretend that space travel should be ubiquitous? The history of innovation is not linear. After an idea becomes applicable, and before it spreads reliably, and affordably to a large number of people, there can pass a lot of time. It took …

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“Robots will colonize space, without human beings”

Robots will colonize space, without human beings There’ll be a new civilization, the sum of human intelligence and artificial intelligence, where artificial intelligence will be able to analyze a problem, identify the resources needed to deal with it, plan a strategy, adapt and improve itself to resolve the problem.” It will do this not only …

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Are We Better Than The Dinosaurs? They Didn’t Have Telescopes

The only difference between us and the dinosaurs is that they didn’t have telescopes! There are millions of asteroids that can be fatal to humanity and we only know a fraction of them. If we want to prevent going the way of the dinosaurs, we have to get serious about mapping asteroids. More in general, …

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Genome Surgery: Extraordinary And Imminent

Biology is becoming digital at an accelerated pace. The latest techniques are making it possible to as easily manipulate our genes via CAG (Computer Aided Genetics) tools as designing a building with CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems. The more and more sophisticated approaches have recently been upgraded through CRISPR. A new word with which all …

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Bitcoin Mars Colony

The First Mars Colony Will Be Funded Through Bitcoin

Distributed consensus as Bitcoin’s Fundamental InnovationNew York, February 2014 Blockchain A lot of analyses concentrate on the issues of Bitcoin and crypto currencies in general as a payment platform and tool, or as an investment class. Both of these as well as other uses of Bitcoin can be interesting. However everything in the recent evolution …

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4G Networks will Most Influence the World Over the Next Decade

Here is reprinted from his Facebook note, Alex Lightman’s writing about why 4G networks deserve to win the first ever The Economist Innovation Conference Readers’ Award. Why 4G Networks Deserves Your Vote as the Innovation that will Most Influence the World over the Next Decade The Economist magazine is, for the first time, having a …

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