Friday Futures: life in space, live for 1,000 years

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Welcome to Friday Futures, our weekly guide to the latest visions of The Future from around the web. This week: life in space; living for 1,000 years; soft robots; diabetes breakthrough; moon mission to South Pole; time.

Life survived on the outside of the Space Station

The German Aerospace Center just made a bombshell discovery: they found that samples of organisms including bacteria, algae, lichens and fungi survived on the exterior of the International Space Station for 533 days. Read more…

Someone alive today could live to 1,000 – easy

Aubrey de Grey, a scientist who studies regenerative medicine, thinks that new biotechnology will let people who are already alive today reach the ripe old age of 1,000. Read more…

And maybe drive/fly one of these cool motorbikes

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