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Jun 4, 2016

Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World

Posted by in categories: business, education, Elon Musk, health, internet, space travel

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Legendary master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) examines the past, present and constantly evolving future of the Internet in Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World. Herzog conducted original interviews with cyberspace pioneers and prophets such as PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, Internet protocol inventor Bob Kahn, and famed hacker Kevin Mitnick. These provocative conversations reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works, from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.

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Jun 4, 2016

Flat lens promises possible revolution in optics

Posted by in category: nanotechnology

A flat lens made of paint whitener on a sliver of glass could revolutionise optics, according to its US inventors.

Just 2mm across and finer than a human hair, the tiny device can magnify nanoscale objects and gives a sharper focus than top-end microscope lenses.

It is the latest example of the power of metamaterials, whose novel properties emerge from their structure.

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Jun 4, 2016

Telomeres Collection

Posted by in category: life extension

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Jun 4, 2016

Fly with your drone in VR thanks to the Exo360’s five 4K cameras

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Queen B Robotics has combined drones with virtual reality, coming up with a drone with five cameras, able to capture 360-degree video.

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Jun 4, 2016

Watch: New Trailer for Werner Herzog’s Internet Doc ‘Lo and Behold’

Posted by in categories: education, internet

” The explosion of information technology on the internet has lead to some of its greatest glories.” Magnolia has released an official US trailer for the new Werner Herzog documentary Lo and Behold: Reveries of The Connected World, in which Herzog profiles the internet and how it has changed the world, for better or worse. The doc premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to mostly positive reviews. We featured the first two trailers a few months ago while waiting for release info to be revealed. The doc has 10 distinct chapters, from “The Early Days” to “The Future”, and explores both the good and bad of what the internet has provided. I’m still quite excited to see this doc, anything by Herzog is usually quite fascinating.

Official US trailer for Werner Herzog’s Lo & Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, via YouTube:

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Jun 4, 2016

Even cowboy jobs may not be safe from robots

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

An Australian professor is building a robot to keep an eye on livestock.

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Jun 4, 2016

World’s First 3D Printed Motorcycle

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, transportation

A 3D printed motorcycle weighs only 77 pounds.

The world’s first 3D printed motorcycle weighs only 77 pounds and is absolutely beautiful.

But it will cost you.

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Jun 4, 2016

A Camera Lens Breakthrough Could See Smartphones Outperforming DSLRs

Posted by in categories: electronics, mobile phones

If you’ve ever held a high-quality camera lens, the first thing you notice is the weight. Thanks to layers and layers of thick glass hunks inside, they end up being very heavy. However, thanks to research being done at Harvard on something called metalenses, one day those mgiant glass-filled lenses might be obsolete.

The curved surfaces on a glass lens focus incoming light onto a camera’s digital sensor. The more precise (and expensive) the lens is, the better the image it will produce.

Metalenses work in a similar way, but they’re not made of precision-ground glass. Instead, a layer of transparent quartz is completely covered in a layer of tiny towers made from titanium dioxide. When arranged in specific patterns, those complex tower arrays can focus light exactly like a glass lens does. Except that these tiny metalenses end up being thinner than a human hair, and weigh almost nothing.

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Jun 4, 2016

Snapchat’s new 3D scanning tech

Posted by in category: futurism

This is the tech behind Snapchat’s secret acquisition

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Jun 3, 2016

New Brain Implant Lets You Control Machines Using Your Thoughts

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Australian scientists are developing a biocompatible implant that will allow paralyzed patients to control machines with just their thoughts.

Forget Siri and Cortana. Soon, you may be able to give commands to machines just by “thinking” them.

A team of researchers and engineers at Melbourne University are developing a stentrode, a tiny implant to be placed into a blood vessel next to the brain, which can record electric activity from a specific part of the brain. The information will then be decoded and interpreted into thoughts.

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