Nuclear Reactor For A Railway Vehicle (1964)

The following document is a design filed in 1955 by the American physicist and inventor Lyle Benjamin Borst for a locomotive nuclear reactor, patented March 31st, 1964. I've condensed the document via omitting introductory title pages and three patent figures (images). A PDF of the complete original document may be read here. NUCLEAR REACTOR FOR A… Continue reading Nuclear Reactor For A Railway Vehicle (1964)

Reversing Time’s Arrow: Qubit Simulated Particle Regression

In 1927, British plumian professor of astronomy at the University of Cambridge, Arthur Stanley Eddington, developed the concept of time's arrow, which he sought to use to better explicate the asymmetry or mono-directionality of time. One year later, in 1928, Eddington described the concept in his book, The Nature of the Physical World, "Let us… Continue reading Reversing Time’s Arrow: Qubit Simulated Particle Regression

Triadic Neurolink: 3 Patient Brain-to-Brain Thought-Sharing Study A Success

Researchers from Cornell University have created a "non-invasive, direct brain-to-brain interface for collaborative problem solving." The technology is presently dubbed BrainNet and has been utilized to allow two participants (senders) of a tetris-type game to transmit information pertinent to the game to a third, linked-participant (the receiver) in collectively maneuvering within the parameters of the game (rotation… Continue reading Triadic Neurolink: 3 Patient Brain-to-Brain Thought-Sharing Study A Success

He Jiankui Under Investigation For Genetically Modifying Humans With CRISPR

He Jiankui, associate professor at Shenzhen’s Southern University of Science (南方科技大学) and Technology of China, made headlines for announcing that he had successfully genetically modified two human twins for HIV resistance. His claim has yet to be verified --- as his work was not published in a peer-reviewed journal --- but caused a firestorm of… Continue reading He Jiankui Under Investigation For Genetically Modifying Humans With CRISPR

Researcher Claims Genome Edited Twins Born Healthy

A Chinese researcher named He Jiankui of Shenzhen has recently released a video via Youtube wherein he declares that twin girls Lulu and Nana (pseudonyms to protect their identity) whose father was HIV positive and whose genes the Chinese scientist edited for increased resistance, "came crying into the world a few weeks ago," and that… Continue reading Researcher Claims Genome Edited Twins Born Healthy

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Upon the AI Being Foreign Born

It’s entirely possible that the first AI to achieve general intelligence won’t be homegrown in the friendly AI lab nearest you. The lucky inventors may hail from Russia while you are from the USA; they may be native to South Korea while you are domiciled in Japan; etc. When navigating the task of getting to… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Upon the AI Being Foreign Born

THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Test Your Personality for Compatibility

The general capacity to get along with a superintelligent robot may not be in your wheelhouse. Maybe you’re hardwired for turning into a whiny, self-pitying brat in the face of anyone or thing smarter than you. Or perhaps you’re a diehard loner—never had any friends, so why would you expect to make one now? Or,… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Test Your Personality for Compatibility