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August 7, 2017

What good is consciousness?


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Sea fleas and smart drugs by Ian Woolf,
Peter Watts talks about biologically plausible aliens, why only two sexes, and suggests you don't need to be conscious.
In the conversation we name-checked these stories: "Starfish" by Peter Watts, "Ten Monkeys, Ten Minutes" by Peter Watts, "The Gods Themselves" by Isaac Asimov, the "Tales of Known Space: The Universe of Larry Niven", the TV series "Alien Nation", the TV series "Space Above and Beyond", the 1950's "The War of The Worlds" movie, "Rendezvous with Rama" by Arthur C. Clarke, "The Chanur Saga" by C. J. Cherryh, "Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand" by Samuel Delaney, "Probability Moon (The Probability Trilogy)" by Nancy Kress, "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind" by Julian James, "Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson.
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Peter Watts
Rifters
Peter Watt's blog

Museum identifies 'Flesh Eating Creatures'
Flesh-eating bugs at Brighton beach: What really ate Sam and why

Noradrenaline blockade specifically enhances metacognitive performance
Drug that boosts confidence in your own actions may help OCD


August 14, 2017

Run your own Space business


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Virus in your virus? by Ian Woolf,
Troy McCann from MoonshotX explains how to make money in Space.
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2017-08-9
Troy McCann
MoonshotX


Computer Security, Privacy, and DNA Sequencing:
Compromising Computers with Synthesized DNA, Privacy Leaks, and More

These Scientists Took Over a Computer by Encoding Malware in DNA
Scientists successfully infiltrate computer using malware coded into DNA


August 21, 2017

Cuberider, CubeSat and MathWorks - DIY Day part 1


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Stealthy sonar spying on cell phones by Ian Woolf,
Anh Nguyen, Flavia Ching Lu, Jenna Chan and Teresa Tran from Cerdon College develop space face cream with Cuberider data,
Dr Elias Aboutanio from UNSW talks about sending CubeSats into space,
Branka Dijkstra from Mathworks talks to Raspberry Pi and Arduino so you don't have to.
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2017-08-19 11.17.14
Anh Nguyen, Flavia Ching Lu, Jenna Chan and Teresa Tran from Cerdon College

2017-08-19 11.20.01
Cuberider module on Raspberry Pi

2017-08-19 11.06.10
Dr Elias Aboutanio
UNSW QB50 CubeSat

2017-08-19 13.14.47
CubeSat frames

2017-08-19 12.32.22

2017-08-19 12.32.04
Mathworks

2017-08-19 12.22.39

2017-08-19 12.21.59

2017-08-19 12.20.39

2017-08-19 12.20.50

MAAS DIY Day

CovertBand: Activity Information Leakage using Music (PDF)
Covertband: Activity Information Leakage using Music (samples)
Computer scientists use music to covertly track body movements, activity
Smart Devices Can Be Hijacked to Track Your Body Movements And Activities Remotely

August 28, 2017

Create UNSW, MakerSpace and Repair Cafe - DIY Day part 2


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Bionic bacteria get solar panels to make vinegar while yeast turns Astronaut urine into plastic by Ian Woolf,
Anthony from Create UNSW show the latest student projects,
Anna Lise explains MakerSpace,
Bob invites you to learn to fix your stuff at the Repair Cafe.
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2017-08-19 10.47.59
Anthony from Create UNSW

2017-08-19 10.49.01

2017-08-19 10.54.18

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2017-08-19 12.58.12
Bob from the Bower's Repair Cafe

2017-08-19 12.33.18
Repairing!

https://phys.org/news/2017-08-cyborg-bacteria-outperform-sunlight-compounds.html>Cyborg bacteria outperform plants when turning sunlight into useful compounds
There are microbes that eat and poo nnothing but electricity

Turning human waste into plastic, nutrients could aid long-distance space travel
Researchers Devise Method for Recycling Astronaut Urine to Make 3D Printing Plastics in Space
Urine space and need new parts? Researchers breathe life into space-made objects
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