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Jan 13, 2016

World’s Simplest Electric Train

Posted by in category: transportation

http://www.crazy.aafvideo.com/vfresh/world-39-s-simplest-electric-train/

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Jan 13, 2016

Half of plastic trash in oceans comes from 5 countries

Posted by in categories: economics, health, materials

If true, this might mean there’s a “low hanging fruit” solution to ocean gyre garbage — a targeted effort to improve garbage collection in a small number of cities in developing nations, might dramatically reduce it. Hint, hint, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation! Side benefit would be greatly improving the lives of people in those cities, with some obvious health benefits along the way.


Economic growth in these countries is outpacing infrastructure, and their trash is collecting in the sea.

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Jan 13, 2016

Airplane Safety System

Posted by in category: transportation

Solution to save lives in a plane crash.


This interesting concept could save thousands of lives from plane crashes.

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Jan 13, 2016

This 3D display on Kickstarter is straight out of Star Wars

Posted by in category: futurism

Play Video.

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Jan 13, 2016

Artificial intelligence: Who’s regulating the robots?

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, quantum physics, robotics/AI

Run away AI & Robots in particular do not worry me at this point. When we have Quantum based AI and Robots meaning they can fully operate themselves; that’s when we have to truly consider our real risks and ensure we have proper safe gaurds. The bigger issue with current AI and Robots that are not developed on a Quantum platform or technology is hacking. Hacking by others is the immediate threat for AI & Robots.


In this photo taken Thursday, July 9, 2015, SoftBank Corp.'s new robot Pepper performs during an interview at the technology company's headquarters in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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Jan 13, 2016

45 scientists coming to Davos

Posted by in category: materials

The scientists below will all be bringing their perspectives to our meeting of leaders from every sector in Davos next week.

Neil Alford, materials scientist working on the creation of a room-temperature maser – the laser’s older sister, capable of amplifying microwaves rather than light for use in chemical detection or diagnostics.

Abir Al-Tabbaa, engineer investigating the potential of self-healing concrete for low-carbon infrastructure.

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Jan 13, 2016

Why UK researchers hope to try gene-editing on human embryos

Posted by in category: genetics

With a decision imminent on permitting UK gene-editing research using human embryos, New Scientist explains the potential pay-off and limitations of the work.

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Jan 13, 2016

Watch Scientists Make These Microbots Move With A Magnetic Force Field

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

Interesting and could change as well as acellerate our efforts around bot technology and humans as well as other areas of robotic technology.


Like Jedi Knights, researchers at Purdue University are using the force — force fields, that is. (Photo : Windell Oskay | Flickr)

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Jan 13, 2016

7 Mind-Blowing Digital Health Tools That Could Disrupt Health Care in 2016

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, cyborgs, electronics, existential risks, health, wearables

Wow!!! Chewing gum wearable technology, Cyborg Chips, Ingestible sensors to let doctors know if you’re taking your meds, etc. 2016 is going to be interesting


The phrase “Brave New World” has become one of the most often used clichés in medical technology in recent years. Google the title of Aldous Huxley’s 1932 dystopian, and anticipatory, novel with the word medicine and 2,940,000 results appear.

But could there be better shorthand to describe some of the recent developments in medical, health and bio-tech? Consider these possibilities coming to fruition, or close to, in 2016:

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Jan 13, 2016

Stephen Hawking just published a new solution to the black hole information paradox

Posted by in categories: cosmology, quantum physics

Last year, British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking hinted at research he and a couple of colleagues were working on that could solve the infamous black hole information paradox, which states that information about matter that gets destroyed by a black hole, according to Einstein’s general theory of relativity, is supposed to be fundamentally conserved, according to our understanding of quantum mechanics.

Now, that paper has finally been posted online, and as hinted by Hawking back in August, the solution to this paradox could be black hole ‘hairs’ that form on the event horizon, making a kind of two-dimensional holographic imprint of whatever’s been sucked in. He says the existence of these hairs is provable, and their existence could win him a Nobel Prize.

But let’s back up a bit, because there’s a lot to wrap your head around here.

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