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Nov 24, 2014

Chopsticks Of The Future Will Count Your Calorie Intake For You

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By — Huffington Post

While normally just a vehicle to get food from plate to mouth, chopsticks have been capable of some pretty incredible feats — like creating a larger-than-life portrait of Jackie Chan. And in the very near future, they’re being programed to do a whole lot more.

Chinese search engine Baidu is working on a technology for chopsticks, called Kuaisou, that’ll enable them to test PH levels, the temperature of food and track nutritional information. They’ll also be able to detect the freshness of oils, helping to prevent the use of contaminated foods like gutter oil. (Gutter oil is something that should never — EVER — exist, but does in Chinese and Taiwanese street food.)

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Nov 24, 2014

I need Advice from the Young

Posted by in category: Uncategorized

If I were young, I would jump the bandwagon of cryodynamics and the implied new cosmology and free energy.
And I would motivate friends to help me write down the new global–c transform of general relativity.

And above all, I would tell my elders that f&w – food and water – is the only way to stop the exponential growth of Ebola on a continent.

You can make a difference, my young friends, please, start. Politics is boring and sterile. This is a young planet on which you can make a difference. Don’t let the establishment kill Africa. You can stop CERN and you can save Liberia. Monrovia is about to die, see J.A. Lewnard, M.L. Ndefoh Mbah, Yale University, http://biostat.gru.edu/Journal%20Club/Rao_2014.pdf

Be human. Don’t kill by inaction like your elders do. f&w is the only lifeline of a mega city and, at the moment, its West Point area. Please, start.

What advice can you hand out to me in return?

Nov 23, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 24, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

Posted by in category: futurism

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 24, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

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FORBES: How Nanotechnology Is Gaining Momentum In Manufacturing http://lnkd.in/e-VmGQV

CNN: Wireless electricity? It’s here http://lnkd.in/en_fhb2

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Nov 23, 2014

BitCoin, Cryptocurrency, and Blockchain Technology — The Ethereum Primer

Posted by in categories: automation, big data, bitcoin, business, complex systems, computing, disruptive technology, economics, encryption, energy, engineering, ethics, finance, futurism, geopolitics, government, hacking, hardware, human trajectories, information science, innovation, internet, journalism, law, materials, medical, military, neuroscience, open access, open source, philosophy, physics, policy, privacy, science, scientific freedom, security, software, supercomputing, transparency

Quoted: “Ethereum will also be a decentralised exchange system, but with one big distinction. While Bitcoin allows transactions, Ethereum aims to offer a system by which arbitrary messages can be passed to the blockchain. More to the point, these messages can contain code, written in a Turing-complete scripting language native to Ethereum. In simple terms, Ethereum claims to allow users to write entire programs and have the blockchain execute them on the creator’s behalf. Crucially, Turing-completeness means that in theory any program that could be made to run on a computer should run in Ethereum.” And, quoted: “As a more concrete use-case, Ethereum could be utilised to create smart contracts, pieces of code that once deployed become autonomous agents in their own right, executing pre-programmed instructions. An example could be escrow services, which automatically release funds to a seller once a buyer verifies that they have received the agreed products.”

Read Part One of this Series here » Ethereum — Bitcoin 2.0? And, What Is Ethereum.

Read Part Two of this Series here » Ethereum — Opportunities and Challenges.

Read Part Three of this Series here » Ethereum — A Summary.

Nov 23, 2014

General Motors Reportedly Launching Cars That Detect Distracted Driving

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

By — The Consumerist

(Ashley)

For years, laws have been put into place to discourage distracted driving: no texting while driving, no talking on the phone while driving, the list goes on. General Motors is taking things a step further by commissioning a vehicle that detects and alerts drivers to their distracted behavior.

The Financial Times reports that General Motors is preparing to launch the first mass-produced vehicles with eye– and head-tracking technology to detect distracted behaviors in drivers.

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Nov 22, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 23, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

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FUTURISM UPDATE (November 23, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

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THE ECONOMIST: Quantum biology. How quantum theory is helping to explain the mysteries of life science http://lnkd.in/ePv-wAq

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: The Genetics Epidemic. The Revolution in DNA Science — And What To Do About It http://lnkd.in/diHn3YP

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Neuronal “Superhub” Might Generate Consciousness. Could a thin, enigmatic layer of nerve cells be a key component of the networks generating conscious experience? http://lnkd.in/dPmnSHz

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Nov 22, 2014

No nuclear waste: Fuel of future produced at Russia’s high-tech underground plant

Posted by in categories: nuclear, nuclear energy

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Photo from sdelanounas.ru

Russia’s ‘Breakthrough’ energy project enables closed a nuclear fuel cycle and a future without radioactive waste. The first batch of MOX nuclear fuel has been manufactured for the world’s only NPP industrially power generating breeder reactors.

The first ten kilograms of the mixed-oxide fuel (MOX) — a mixture of plutonium and uranium dioxides (UO2 and PuO2), have been industrially produced by Russia’s nuclear monopoly, Rosatom, at the Mining & Chemical Combine (GKhK) in the Krasnoyarsk region.

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Nov 22, 2014

INTERSTELLAR – Blockbuster Movie features Decisive Black-Hole Effect

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The movie is grandiose and beautifully done. Especially the young girl at the outset is an incredibly strong real-life personality. The movie brings together the issue of planetary survival – under the onslaught of a never explained progressive lethal scourge – with the redeeming power of black holes used as a vehicle to reach a distant twin earth to be colonized by a select few.

The scenario is ingenious because the two topics – planetary survival and black holes – are intertwined on our own planet as well. The movie therefore functions much like a nightly dream which reshuffles some elements of the daylight reality to enable the sleep to go on while still remaining decipherable after waking up. The current terrestrial situation is not at all unrelated – with black holes figuring decisively in it as well.

In this optically and acoustically overwhelming immersion, for the first time in history the basic effect which a black hole exerts on its vicinity is made palpable. The viewer becomes an eyewitness to the emotional ordeal gone through by the protagonist (a trained jet pilot originally) when he suddenly realizes what it means that he and his buddy are by a technical problem forced to stay for a few more minutes fairly deep down in the gravitational funnel of a giant black hole: That this means that decades will pass by on the outside during those very minutes – so his young daughter whom he so much longs to see again will afterwards be older than he is now. And indeed, when he returns at the end of the movie, she is lying on her death bed in old age, with all her descendants assembled around her.

The movie thereby makes “gravitational time dilation” a palpable experience on the viewer’s own body and mind. And it does the same thing to the specialists’ minds, so I am sure. Textbook knowledge can never replace being made an eyewitness in person. You are now able to realize yourself what happens if you get even closer to the surface (or “horizon” as my friend Wolfgang Rindler named it) of a black hole. The answer is that you will in the limit of going down to the horizon itself be faced with an infinitely old universe on your return.

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Nov 21, 2014

FUTURISM UPDATE (November 22, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

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FUTURISM UPDATE (November 22, 2014) — Mr. Andres Agostini, Amazon

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BBC NEWS: Robots face new test of creative abilities. A US professor is proposing a new way to test whether artificial intelligence (AI) is on a par with that of humans. http://lnkd.in/eq8HWGx

FINANCIAL TIMES: Google break-up plan emerges from Brussels. The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the technology group’s power. http://lnkd.in/eBaysU3

THE ECONOMIST: Is Germany’s economy getting too weak to pull Europe out of its crisis? http://lnkd.in/e6vF9kU

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Nov 21, 2014

Construction Starts on Jean Nouvel’s National Art Museum of China

Posted by in category: architecture

Dezeen Magazine

News: building work has begun in Beijing on the National Art Museum of China by French architect Jean Nouvel, who beat Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid in a competition for the project in 2013.

The design for the National Museum of China (NAMOC) by Jean Nouvel features an intricately patterned perforated facade, which wraps around part of the building.

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