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Emergency Evacuation to the Asteroid Belt

In an emergency that could threaten the survival of our entire species, an evacuation from the planet would need to be considered. The asteroid belt is the most logical place for this because of the lack of gravity wells and the abundance of raw materials for building and life support. Ultimate Bug-Out Location = the […]

Super Intelligent Ethics

Ethics is an analysis of the best course of action, of what is most right. Morals are general rules derived from our experience with ethical analysis. The following video suggests that we need to “translate ethics into a set of correct unambiguous rules” and also suggests that is not possible. Think about how we humans […]

Morphable Robotic Furniture

We like to sit in chairs that can rock and recline. Power chairs that raise and lower themselves are becoming more common. Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, has also designed a wheelchair that can climb stairs and raise and lower itself. New exoskeleton designs make it easier for people to move large and heavy […]

Python Programming for a RNN

Recurrent Neural Networks Tutorial, Part 1 – Introduction to RNNs – [wildml.com] Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) are popular models that have shown great promise in many NLP tasks. But despite their recent popularity I’ve only found a limited number of resources that throughly explain how RNNs work, and how to implement them. That’s what this […]

Recurrent Neural Networks

Neural network software uses layers of computational cells that supply feedback across the layers to adjust coefficient values and “train” the network to provide a desired result. Once the network has been trained, it can be supplied input data that is not predetermined and it will output a result that offers some form of analysis […]

A Space Based Construction Factory

Habitats for living and other spacecraft will be built in space on site. Building materials will be mined and pre-processed to sort and bundle, then will be “thrown” away from the mining site into a trajectory toward the construction site. When they arrive, they will be “caught” and refined for final processing. Large solar arrays […]

Integrating Architecture With Construction

3D printing is being used for the construction of just about everything, from human organ tissues to buildings. Current building construction that uses 3D printing simply mimics older construction techniques using the new tools. We are just now beginning to create new techniques that were not possible or practical previously. The video below mentions the […]

A Mathematician Who Wants To Get You Laid

Clio Cresswell is a mathematician who believes in using math in her everyday life. She’s also good looking. Mathematics and sex | Clio Cresswell | TEDxSydney – [youtube.com] Mathematics and sex are deeply intertwined. From using mathematics to reveal patterns in our sex lives, to using sex to prime our brain for certain types of […]

3D Printing a House in 24 Hours

A mobile 3D printer has been used to fabricate the walls and partitions for a small (400 sq. ft.) house in 24 hours. Apis Cor: first residential house has been printed! – [youtube.com] Apis Cor company has successfully finished the residential house printing project, which was announced in December 2016.The developer of the unique equipment, […]

Superfluids Can Become Supersolids

When the isotopes Helium-3 and Helium-4 are cooled to extremely low temperatures, they become liquid and exhibit superfluid properties. This means they have a viscosity near zero and can flow without losing kinetic energy. A vortex created while a fluid is in this state will continue to rotate without dissipating. Under low temperatures and pressures, […]