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Aug 28, 2016

Pal-V One Flying Car

Posted by in category: transportation

This is hands down the most impressive flying car I’ve seen to date.

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Aug 28, 2016

Flirtey flies pies for Domino’s in New Zealand

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises has demonstrated delivery of hot pizzas by drone in Auckland, New Zealand.

The company has a long history of embracing high-tech concepts. Last year, they tested out a four-wheeled, driverless pizza delivery vehicle. And in 2012, Domino’s launched a casual build-a-pizza game that also let players order the pizza they built digitally for real life delivery.

The company also uses e-bikes and electric scooters for delivery. In a press statement, Domino’s Group CEO and Managing Director Don Meij said:

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Aug 28, 2016

The Cosmic Speed Limit

Posted by in category: futurism

Einstein’s theory of special relativity establishes the cosmic speed limit, which is the speed of light. However, some things in our universe don’t really follow this rule to the letter…

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Aug 27, 2016

Quantum correlations do not imply instant causation

Posted by in category: quantum physics

A research team led by a Heriot-Watt scientist has shown that the universe is even weirder than had previously been thought.

In 2015 the universe was officially proven to be weird. After many decades of research, a series of experiments showed that distant, entangled objects can seemingly interact with each other through what Albert Einstein famously dismissed as “Spooky action at a distance”.

A new experiment by an international team led by Heriot-Watt’s Dr Alessandro Fedrizzi has now found that the universe is even weirder than that: entangled objects do not cause each other to behave the way they do.

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Aug 27, 2016

Liquid Metals to “Soft-Wire” Elastic Electronics

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biological, particle physics, robotics/AI

“Liquid Metals to “Soft-Wire” Elastic Electronics”

A few years ago, some friends shared with me an amazing experiment of theirs involving liquid/ fluid base circuitry. Definitely is amazing; and is going to be amazing in where we are taking this type of technology along with synthetic biology.

The shape-shifting metals behind the T-1000 android assassin in the sci-fi movie Terminator 2 may not remain science fiction for long with the development of self-propelling liquid metals that could lead to the replacement of solid state circuits by elastic electronics.

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Aug 27, 2016

A Brain Circuit to Push Past Nutritional Stress

Posted by in categories: biological, food, neuroscience

When we go hungry, we have the ability to ignore the urge to eat such that we can carry out the task at hand. It has long been known that the brain is involved in such decisions. But how the brain coordinates the response to nutritional stress so that the body can function normally is not understood very well. Now, researchers from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, have discovered a brain circuit that allows fruit flies to take a major .

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Aug 27, 2016

This russian billionaire has a plan to explore Proxima b, our closest Earth-like planet

Posted by in categories: innovation, space travel

Back in April, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner pledged US$100 million toward a crazy plan to visit another star system.

The mission — Breakthrough Starshot — aims to get this done by propelling teeny, tiny spaceships to 20 percent the speed of light with powerful lasers.

Milner and famed physicist Stephen Hawking initially said their destination would be Alpha Centauri: a star system located some 4.37 light-years (25.7 trillion miles) away from Earth.

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Aug 27, 2016

Tesla Unveils the World’s Fastest Production Car: 0 to 60 in 2.5 Seconds

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

It’s also the first electric automobile with a range of more than 300 miles.

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Aug 27, 2016

Google says robots are going to be bigger than search

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Billions on billions.

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Aug 27, 2016

DeLorean Motor Company will release new car in 2017

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, law, transportation

The first prototype of DeLorean appeared in October 1976, and production officially began in 1981 in Dunmurry, a suburb of south west Belfast, Northern Ireland (with the first DMC-12 rolling off the production line on January 21). The car features gull-wing doors and an innovative fiberglass chassis and underbody structure, along with a brushed stainless steel body.

DMC became famous for its appearance and was modified as a time machine in the Back to the Future film trilogy. A little more than 8,500 DMC-12s left DeLorean’s factory in Northern Ireland between 1981 and 1983, until its founder John DeLorean’s was arrested by the FBI on charges of drug trafficking.

Actually, it is quite impressing that Texas-based DeLorean Motor Company could soon initiate again its production thanks to a new law which exempts small volume car manufacturers from the safety requirements applied to the newly cars. On January 27, 2016, in Humble, Texas location, the car maker announced that production will resume and “new” DMC-12’s will be rolling off the assembly line in early 2017.

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