Posts By: David Solomonoff

Life Versus #DarkEnergy: How An Advanced #ETCivilization Could Resist Accelerating Expansion of the Universe

The presence of dark energy in our universe is causing space to expand at an accelerating rate. As a result, over the next approximately 100 billion years, all stars residing beyond the Local Group will fall beyond the cosmic horizon and become not only unobservable, but entirely inaccessible, thus limiting how much energy could one

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IEEE Report on #NanoNetwork Communications

Nanotechnology is enabling the development of devices on a scale ranging from one to a few hundred nanometers. At this scale, novel nanomaterials and nanoparticles show new properties and behaviors not observed at the microscopic level. In the future, networks of nano-devices will be a key component of almost every field of our society, with

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#Caltech Researchers develop artificial #NeuralNetwork from #DNA, shows capacity to program artificial intelligence into #SyntheticBiomolecular circuits

Researchers at Caltech have developed an artificial neural network made out of DNA that can solve a classic machine learning problem: correctly identifying handwritten numbers. The work is a significant step in demonstrating the capacity to program artificial intelligence into synthetic biomolecular circuits. https://www.caltech.edu/news/test-tube-artificial-neural-network-recognizes-molecular-handwriting-82679

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Seafood Commons: Decentralized Autonomous Industry (DAI) verifies origin, safety, labeling of seafood across supply chain; monitors environmental, human rights impact

[Disclaimer: I am a partner in the Seafood Commons] The Seafood Commons is a Decentralized Autonomous Industry (DAI) to verify the origin, safety and labeling of seafood across the supply chain, also monitoring the environmental and human rights impact of the industry. The seafood industry contributes US$230 billion to the global economy, jobs supporting 8%

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DNA Might Be Most Valuable Thing in Trade Deal With Aliens; US intel agencies building computers that store data inside DNA

Motherboard reports on a proposal made by Daniel Helman, professor of Labor Relations and Trade Unions at Ton Duc Thang University in Vietnam at the International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles in May – Offer aliens our DNA in trade to avoid the war with them that is so often envisioned in science fiction:

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New Peer-reviewed Paper in Mainstream Science Publication May Signal a Change in Attitude Towards #Paranormal Research

The Daily Grail reports on a new peer-reviewed paper in a mainstream science publication may signal a change in attitude towards paranormal research: In its latest issue, American Psychologist – the official peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Psychological Association – has published a paper that reviews the research so far into parapsychological (‘psi’) abilities,

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#Shamanism Enjoys Revival in Techno-Savvy South #Korea, Has been spreading in North since 90’s

Despite the belief in the West that modern technology is incompatible with traditional religious and magical beliefs, the practice of shamanism has had a resurgence across both North and South Korea. A NY Times article describes: Korean shamanism is rooted in ancient indigenous beliefs shared by many folk religions in northeast Asia. Most mudangs [shamans

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Trend Micro: Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware Targeting IoT, Being Offered in the Underground

Trend Micro reports that: Cryptocurrency malware is gaining traction as a topic in forums in the cybercriminal underground, with some dedicated to exploring whether compromising connected devices (however underpowered) for financial gain is a plausible venture. Still, it is not as profitable as other criminals may think — at least not yet. Mining for cryptocurrency

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How criminals manipulate crypto-currency markets

Asia Times reports: Crypto-currencies are fairly new, loosely regulated and often treated as speculative assets, like stocks or bonds. That leaves a lot of room for fraud. Bitcoin is more susceptible than stocks or bonds because so few people hold large amounts of Bitcoin and have been in the crypto-currency community for a number of

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Conversation with Tatiana Moroz, Singer, Songwriter and Crypto Activist

Tatiana Moroz is a libertarian singer and songwriter who uses Bitcoin-based crowdfunding to spread her message of peace and freedom. We had a wide-ranging conversation where we explore the ways this could support many other types of projects and initiatives, including other types of artists, small businesses and community networks. This is the first of

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