Monthly Archive: September 2009
Pretty cool name for a festival, no? Well, it’s happening in Liverpool, England from September 23 – 27. h+ friend and contributor Natasha Vita-More will be speaking on human enhancement. Filmmakers Ken Russell and Nicolas Roeg (one of my personal favorites) will also be interviewed (I suggest you hang out by the bar, if you want to meet them) and, for you tricksters, the Yes Men will be holding a workshop.
InterOrbital Systems (IOS) is — in the words of their website — "a rocket and spacecraft manufacturing company" that locates itself at the Mojave Airport and Spaceport in Mojave, California.
This past May, I joined some 14,000 of my closest friends at the international biotechnology conference, BIO 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia. The gossip started immediately: What happened to the other 6,000 of us that came last year? Is biotech in trouble?
Part of the reason that many people read h+ and other radical technology publications is to get ideas about how to live longer. People tend to become like those they are around, so it makes sense if you want to live to 150, you want to help your friends live longer.
For years, engineers have been working on making smaller and smaller UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles). DARPA (Defense Research Advanced Projects Agency) has been taking the lead for years, and is now pushing the envelope by providing a second round of funding for the development of nano-UAVs, unmanned flyers with a mass of just 10 grams, approximately equivalent to two nickels.
Carl Zeiss is known for creating desirable lenses, but did you know their creations aren’t limited to just enabling you to get a crisp clean snapshot of your night out on the town?