- Scientists Teach Bacteria To Eat Electricity: Researchers at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, have coaxed a species of bacteria into trading their usual diet of partially-oxidized iron for a small current of electricity–a trick that may eventually make the microorganisms useful producers of biofuels.
- BETTER THAN THE BORG: THE NEUROTECH ERA: Long the stuff of science fiction, technology that can directly tap into, augment, and connect human brains is becoming science fact. And that means big changes for all of us. Consider what we’ve already done – getting data in and out of the human brain.
- Popper’s three worlds: Popper’s three worlds is a way of looking at reality, described by the Austrian philosopher Karl Popper in a lecture in 1978. The concept involves three interacting worlds, called World 1, World 2 and World 3.
- THE OVERPOPULATION OF POPPER’S WORLD 3:
RICK RODERICK’S VIEWS ON THE EXCESS OF INFORMATION IN THE POSTMODERN WORLD: The first part of this paper is an attempt to offer an overview of Popper’s World 3 in the light of philospher Rick Roderick’s concerns about the growing excess of information in our times (be they modern or post-modern).
- Data Storage in DNA Becomes a Reality: Scientists announced yesterday that they successfully converted 739 kilobytes of hard drive data in genetic code and then retrieved the content with 100 percent accuracy.
- Astronauts needed for one way trip to Mars: Mars One, a nonprofit organisation based in the Netherlands, intends to establish a human settlement on Mars in 2023. They need astronauts.