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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

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Life 3.0, by Max Tegmark 

Mountain Beltway [16:20:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (81 visits) info
A new book on artificial intelligence (AI) has just been published. It’s Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, by MIT physicist Max Tegmark. Tegmark was one of the trailblazing thinkers interviewed by James Barrat in his book Our Final Invention, which I thought was terrific, so I was eager to see what he had to say when writing for himself. I finished the audiobook version of

Early volcanic activity may have caused bumps to erupt across lunar plains 

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Scientists have discovered a new feature on the surface of the Moon: small mounds that grew on its dark plains, likely from volcanic

Blueskiesresearch.org.uk: Winton betting market 

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There could be something paywalled in the FT about this, the global warming policy foundation forum farce have copied a bit and managed to post a quote from somewhere saying "A leading global warming [...]

Educators: apply now to take part in the 2018 GIFT workshop! 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [13:00:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info
The General Assembly is not only for researchers but for teachers and educators with an interest in the geosciences also. Every year the Geosciences Information For Teachers (GIFT) is organised by the EGU [...]

Deutsche Rohstoff AG: Cub Creek beginnt mit der Produktion vom Haley-Bohrplatz 

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Mannheim. Cub Creek Energy (CCE) hat mit der Produktion von Öl und Gas von seinem Haley-Bohrplatz begonnen. Sieben Horizontalbohrungen wurden

Open House at NOAA Center in College Park, Maryland Sept. 16 

DC Geology Events [14:24:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (76 visits) info
The NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction will host an open house on Saturday, Sept. 16, at its College Park, Maryland, campus. The public is invited to tour the facility and meet NOAA research [...]

BlueSkiesResearch.org.uk: Blue Skies Research Ltd! 

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After thinking about it for a few years we have finally bitten the bullet and incorporated Blue Skies Research Ltd as a private company. Since there are two of us, we couldn’t very well set up as a sole [...]

Increasing rock avalanche size and mobility in Alaska may be associated with climate change 

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A new paper (Coe et al. 2017) strongly suggests that the cluster of 24 rock avalanches since 1984 in S. Alaska may be associated with rock permafrost
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