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Are You Ready for the Future of Transhumanism?

<i>The Transhuman Future</i><p>Are you ready for the future? A Transhumanist future? One where everyone around you--friends, family, and neighbors--has dipped into the transhumanist punch bowl. A future of contact lenses that see in the dark, endoskeleton attached artificial limbs that lift a half-ton, and …

Singularity

Graphics in Samsung's next super phone will look much prettier thanks to this chip

You may think your iPhone or Galaxy device works just fine today. But wait until you see what it could do with new chips coming in 2017.<p>Think: better battery life (of course), VR-ready graphics, and the ability to run at peak speeds for an entire game without killing your battery. You would even be …

Batteries

“Are We Alone in the Universe?” Is the Wrong Question

We’ve been asking ourselves “Are we alone?” for millennia. Greek philosopher Anaximander (circa 610–circa 546 B.C.) is credited with starting the …

Greek Philosophy

Hawking: Gravitational Waves Could Revolutionize Astronomy

Black hole theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has some thoughts on the discovery of gravitational waves.

Stephen Hawking

I Asked 12 Scientists: What Is The One Fact Humanity Needs To Know?

"If civilisation was destroyed, what scientific information would you pass on to the survivors?"<p>Richard Feynman, the physicist, was once asked: "If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generation of creatures, what …

How Does Gravity Escape a Black Hole?

Here’s the deal: nothing can travel faster than light. A black hole traps everything including light. So how does gravity escape a black hole? It’s a …

This is what happens when you fall into a black hole (pictures)

Sorry: You've been sucked into a black hole. So what--theoretically, anyway--happens now? Scientists, as it turns out, have plenty of crazy theories. Let's start with what wouldn’t happen: Anybody seeing or hearing you falling into the black hole. In a black hole, can no one hear you scream. And no …

2 studies have narrowed the search for dark matter and dark energy

Dark matter was first proposed more than 70 years ago to explain why the force of gravity in galaxy clusters is so much stronger than expected. If the clusters contained only the stars and gas we observe, their gravity should be much weaker, leading scientists to assume there is some sort of matter …

Dark Matter