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Singularitarianism - Wikipedia

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Singularitarianism is a technocentric ideology and social movement defined by the belief that a technological singularity—the creation of a superintelligence—will likely happen in the medium future, and that deliberate action ought to be taken to ensure that the Singularity benefits humans.
Singularitarians are distinguished from other futurists who speculate on a technological singularity by their belief that the Singularity is not only possible, but desirable if guided prudently. Accordingly, they might sometimes dedicate their lives to acting in ways they believe will contribute to its rapid yet safe realization.[1]
Some critics argue that Singularitarianism is a new religious movement promising salvation in a technological utopia.[2] Others, however, are concerned that the interest in the Singularity by corporate and military interests provides a clue as to the real direction and social implication of emerging technologies celebrated by Singularitarians.

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Hungry, hungry black holes gobble up huge gas and dust donuts

Hungry, hungry black holes gobble up huge gas and dust donuts | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
According to a new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, there's a breed of supermassive black holes out there a lot more ravenous than usual. Supermassive black holes are found in the middle of galaxies, measuring millions to billions of times the mass of our Sun. Some of them actively consume gas and dust, which form a "disc" around the mass -- as matter from that disc fall into the black hole, a jet of particles stream out, appearing as cloudy streaks. These are called quasar black holes, and they usually shine more brightly than the galaxy itself, since that disc radiates huge amounts of energy. The ones discovered by Bin Luo and his team of astronomers, however, "[dine] at enormous rates, at least five to ten times faster than typical quasars."
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These are the coolest cars you'll never drive

These are the coolest cars you'll never drive | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Our ability to drive innovation through creative visualization has helped us explore the reaches of space, put powerful computers into our pockets and design some bad-ass car concepts. There's always been a seed of futurism in automobiles: Manufacturers and hobbyists alike have been crafting unique vehicles for decades, sometimes to test out fresh, new tech and other times to indulge in space-age fantasies. Below, we explore some of the more notable concept cars that have been created over the years, from the utilitarian to the fantastic.

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Tesla starts selling used electric cars on the web

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Tesla is a big fan of selling electric cars directly to the public (much to dealers' chagrin), and it's now doing the same for used vehicles. The automaker has opened an online pre-owned store where you can buy someone's former Model S at a relative discount. You're limited to shopping in a handful of cities in the US and Canada, but the cars come with a 4-year, 50,000-mile warranty to assuage fears that you've bought a lemon. No, the move doesn't make the company's luxury EVs much more attainable -- the best offer we've seen so far is for a $59,000 'entry' model. Even so, this beats having to scrounge through third-party websites and indie dealers in hopes of finding a rare bargain in eco-friendly transportation.
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audio books - YouTube

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Anthony Murphy Interview on Newgrange and Boyne Valley Mysteries - YouTube

Published on 4 Jan 2014
In this interview, Anthony Murphy discusses the mysteries surrounding Newgrange and other Boyne Valley monuments in Ireland. In particular, he sheds light on some of the intriguing connections that Newgrange has to the cosmos, such as equinoxes, solstices, lunar cycles, precession, Venus, the star Sirius and the Cygnus constellation. He refers to astronomy, archaeology, and folklore to help piece together some of the mysteries of this perplexing site.
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Jazzradion | Sveriges Radio

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God och blandad jazz från förr och nu, från det välkända till det oväntade.
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Tesla unveils batteries to power homes - BBC News

US electric carmaker Tesla Motors has unveiled batteries that can power homes and businesses as it attempts to expand beyond its vehicle business.
Chief executive Elon Musk announced the firm would build batteries that store solar energy and serve as a back-up system for consumers during blackouts.
The device would allow consumers to get off a power grid or bring energy to remote areas that are not on a grid.
Tesla plans to start shipping the units to installers in the US by this summer.
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F.A.A. Raised Questions About Andreas Lubitz’s Depression Before Germanwings Crash

F.A.A. Raised Questions About Andreas Lubitz’s Depression Before Germanwings Crash | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

The Federal Aviation Administration raised questions in 2010 about whether it should grant a pilot’s license in the United States to Andreas Lubitz, who in March flew a Germanwings jetliner into a French mountainside, but was assured by his doctors in Germany that he had fully recovered from an episode of depression the year before, according to newly released documents.

The release of the information, in response to Freedom of Information Act requests from news organizations, helps to fill in gaps in the timeline of Mr. Lubitz’s illness and treatment, and shows that the authorities in the United States were aware at the time that he had suffered from psychiatric problems.

According to the documents made public by the aviation administration, Mr. Lubitz was treated from January 2009 to that October with at least two drugs, Cipralex and mirtazapine. During that period, he was on leave from Lufthansa’s pilot-training school, a program that normally lasts around two years and included a period of several months at a Lufthansa-owned center in Arizona where he would learn to fly small planes.

Ultimately the agency decided that Mr. Lubitz could travel to the United States and continue his training, but warned him that he would be prohibited from flying if his depression recurred.

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Self-Driving Car Travels 3,400 Miles Across America

Self-Driving Car Travels 3,400 Miles Across America | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
It’s not so much a question of if, but when autonomous cars will hit the roads. With Google, Apple, and Tesla investing heavily in the industry, the integration of the technology into our everyday lives is inevitable. That future got a little bit closer earlier this year, as one autonomous car company took their driverless tech on a road trip.  
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This small-scale hybrid energy device harvests both sun and wind

This small-scale hybrid energy device harvests both sun and wind | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Combining solar PV and vertical axis wind turbines into a single modular unit, the SolarMill is billed as "world’s first integrated hybrid technology."
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No More Fake News Jon Rappoport Investigative Reporter

No More Fake News Jon Rappoport Investigative Reporter | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Jon Rappoport has worked as a free-lance investigative reporter for over 30 years.
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GMO war in Hawaii: EPA liars on parade

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GMO war in Hawaii: EPA liars on parade

EPA testimony on Monsanto pesticides

by Jon Rappoport

April 27, 2015
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NASA's 10-engine electric UAV now flies as well as it hovers

NASA's 10-engine electric UAV now flies as well as it hovers | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
NASA's ten-engine UAV, dubbed the Greased Lightning (GL-10), recently showed off a slick new trick in the skies over Hampton, Virginia. The drone, which is under development by a team at the Langley Research Center, had already passed its initial hovering tests last August; but that was the easy part. As the long and miserable development of the V-22 Osprey has shown, the real challenge is switching over from hover mode to conventional forward flight without the vehicle falling out of the sky. But on Thursday, NASA's battery-powered tilt-rotor aircraft successfully did just that.
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Recommended Reading: Can Apple avoid a fate similar to IBM?

Recommended Reading: Can Apple avoid a fate similar to IBM? | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Apple's growth is staggering. It's also unsustainable... just ask IBM. The folks in Cupertino may still have room to expand the company's reach, but there are some signs that the ceiling may be approaching. Of course, IBM, a company that was once on top, is doing great work, but its market cap is estimated to be less than a quarter of Apple's.
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WSJ: Facebook to start hosting other sites' content this May

WSJ: Facebook to start hosting other sites' content this May | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Facebook might start natively hosting full Buzzfeed, National Geographic and The New York Times articles and videos as soon as this month, according to The Wall Street Journal. This new feature is called "Instant Articles," and the social network has been working on it since March, at the very least. Facebook is reportedly offering news organizations special ad models that maximize their earning potential to entice them to sign up. One of the models it's proposing will even allow publishers to keep 100 percent of what they earn from ads they themselves sell, as well as 70 percent of the revenues from ads Facebook sells for them.
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P1 - Rosetta Tharpe

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Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973) från Arkansas, USA, lyckades inte bara förena gospel med glamour och decibelstarkt gitarrspel, utan även lägga grunden till vad som kom att kallas för ”rockmusik”. Hon kallade sig för Sister Rosetta Tharpe och tog gospelmusiken från kyrkan till klubbar, där hon slog publiken med häpnad genom sitt självsäkra gitarrspel, starka röst och sprakande personlighet.
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ljudböcker - YouTube

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L'Irlande mystique - YouTube

Des scientifiques se sont rassemblés pour éclaircir les mystères entourant les rites irlandais. Parmi eux, des astronomes ont découvert que des pluies de météorites se seraient abattues, au IIIe millénaire avant J- C, sur l'île, bouleversant alors les cultes humains en cours à cette époque. A partir de là, la provenance des dieux aurait changé pour les croyants. Lugh, divinité traversant le ciel d'ouest en est, serait une expression de ce changement. La ressemblance avec la comète est assez édifiante pour convaincre les scientifiques de tenter une reconstitution.

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HoloLens Hands-On: How We Built An App For Microsoft’s Augmented Reality Headset

HoloLens Hands-On: How We Built An App For Microsoft’s Augmented Reality Headset | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s HoloLens is no joke. We’ve now tried the company’s latest revision of its unreleased augmented reality headset and even built an app for it. The new hardware, which Microsoft also showcased during its Build developer conference keynote yesterday, feels very solid and the user experience (mostly) delivers on the company’s promises.

Earlier today, Microsoft gave developers and some of us media pundits a chance to spend some quality time with HoloLens by building our own “holographic application” using the Unity engine and Visual Studio.

HoloLens is all about augmented reality. It’s about placing objects into the real world, which you can still see while you’re wearing the headset. It’s not a virtual reality headset like the Oculus Rift, so it’s not about total immersion. Instead, it lets you see objects on a table in front of you that aren’t there in the real world, for example, and it lets you interact with them as if they were real objects.
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Entretien Colibris avec Etienne Chouard

La solution aux problèmes sociaux et environnementaux ? Une vraie démocratie ! Etienne Chouard nous expose sa vision lors de cet entretien, réalisé lors de l'Université des Colibris, en Juillet 2012 au centre agroécologique des Amanins (Drôme).
Trois cents participants se sont réunis du 10 au 14 juillet 2012 aux Amanins pour l’Université des Colibris. Cette première édition a été un véritable laboratoire de la coopération, entre Colibris des quatre coins de la France. Citoyens, responsables associatifs, entrepreneurs ont offert leurs talents, leur expertise et leur expérience pour définir le Plan des colibris.
Économie, énergie, éducation, démocratie, agriculture, santé, chaque journée de travail a permis de décliner des séries de priorités pour : aller vers une économie sociale et solidaire ; agir contre le chômage ; l’autonomie énergétique des territoires ; éduquer à la coopération ; relocaliser la production alimentaire ; bâtir un système de santé économique et durable ; rapprocher médecine conventionnelle et médecines alternatives...
Plus d'infos : revolution-colibris.org
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Beyond Minitel: France on the Internet

By Barry James
Published: January 8, 1996

PARIS— Fifteen years ago, France briefly took the lead in the race to develop the Information Society, offering its citizens simple video terminals with basic keyboards that used phone lines to connect witha nationwide teletext system.

Today, there are Minitel terminals in more than 6.5 million French homes and offices, but France never managed to capitalize on its lead in the technology or persuaded other countries to buy the system.

Worse, by concentrating all its efforts on the Minitel, the country lost ground in exploiting the Internet, with the result that the global system of interlinked networks is dominated by the English language.

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Italy plans to cut down thousands of olive trees to fight infections; counterfeit oil surge expected to hit market

Italy plans to cut down thousands of olive trees to fight infections; counterfeit oil surge expected to hit market | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
(NaturalNews) Olive tree growers in Italy, where a bulk of the world's olive oil is produced, are protesting a government plan to chop down thousands of olive trees in an attempt to stop the spread of xylella fastidiosa. The bacterium, which causes olive trees to shrivel and stop bearing fruit, threatens to substantially reduce olive oil production in the Puglia region, which currently generates some 11 million tons of olives per year.
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Remembering Nepal: Rafting on the Seti River

Remembering Nepal: Rafting on the Seti River | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
The earthquake tragedy in Nepal is constantly on my mind, especially since it was only a few months ago that I visited the country.  Here are more memories to share with you, in a new post, that remind me of the good days and good times in Nepal.
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Jon Rappoport's Blog

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Jon Rappoport has worked as a free-lance investigative reporter for 30 years.

He has written articles on politics, health, media, culture and art for LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, Village Voice, Nexus, CBS Healthwatch, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe.

In 1982, the LA Weekly submitted his name for a Pulitzer prize, for his interview with the president of El Salvador University, where the military had taken over the campus.

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