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Jun 13, 2016

A classic formula for pi has been discovered hidden in hydrogen atoms

Posted by in categories: mathematics, particle physics, quantum physics

For the first time, scientists have discovered a classic formula for pi in the world of quantum physics. Pi is the ratio between a circle’s circumference and its diameter, and is incredibly important in pure mathematics, but now scientists have also found it “lurking” in the world of physics, when using quantum mechanics to compare the energy levels of a hydrogen atom.

Why is that exciting? Well, it reveals an incredibly special and previously unknown connection between quantum physics and maths.

“I find it fascinating that a purely mathematical formula from the 17th century characterises a physical system that was discovered 300 years later,” said one of the lead researchers, Tamar Friedmann, a mathematician at the University of Rochester in the US. Seriously, wow.

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Jun 13, 2016

Elon Musk: The Hyperloop is easy, my interns can do it

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, transportation

The ideal long distance transportation mechanism is a supersonic vertical take off and landing electric jet.


Elon Musk is the billionaire CEO and Chief Designer of (SpaceX). Builders of the most advanced space rockets in the world, and others.

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Jun 13, 2016

The first ‘Star Trek’ VR game arrives this fall

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space travel, virtual reality

If you’re a Star Trek fan, the odds are that your dream game (outside of a Holodeck) involves helming a starship as if you were really on the bridge. Well, you’re about to get your wish: Ubisoft has teased Star Trek: Bridge Crew, the sci-fi series’ first-ever virtual reality game. The title is set in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek universe, and has you taking on the captain, engineer, helm or tactical stations of the remarkably Enterprise -like starship Aegis as it resettles what’s left of the Vulcan population. Think of it as a very sophisticated VR version of Spaceteam — you have to coordinate with the rest of your crew to explore the galaxy and fight off enemies.

Bridge Crew arrives this fall and will support both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on PCs as well as PlayStation VR. More details will have to wait until Ubisoft’s E3 press event on Monday, but it’s already clear that the publisher is making good on its promise of a big VR gaming push this year. We wouldn’t be surprised if Ubi has more extra-immersive games to show when it takes to the stage.

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Jun 12, 2016

No robots required: AI will eliminate these jobs first

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

AI is poised to shake up IT work, eliminating jobs and creating opportunities alike.

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Jun 12, 2016

Investors Can Now Participate in the Quantum Computing Revolution

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Want to invest in Quantum Computing; well, you may soon be able to according to this article.


Harris & Harris Group (TINY) a company that builds companies from disruptive science, believes D-Wave’s System’s quantum computers can solve challenging and relevant problems.

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Jun 12, 2016

Computers may be evolving but are they intelligent?

Posted by in categories: business, computing, cyborgs, Elon Musk, robotics/AI, transhumanism

Has anyone ever run the numbers on just how many people hours and $ spent on AI since 1950? Think about it for a minute; and how little we have advance v. the enhancement of people since the 1990 with BMI technology, bionics, etc. and it’s cost. My guess is Mr. Elon Musk understands the ROI extremely well between AI/ Robots v. human enhancement technology especially where there is a larger return and repeat business opportunity.


Computing has been getting much smarter since the idea of artificial intelligent was first thought of 60 years ago. But are computers intelligent?

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Jun 12, 2016

Nick Bostrom: ‘We are like small children playing with a bomb’

Posted by in categories: climatology, cybercrime/malcode, engineering, robotics/AI, sustainability

Some truth to this if the engineering team and designers are not reflective of the broader world population. Good example, is the super race research of the Nazis and attempts to make it happen. Today, AI in the hands of a N. Korea for example could be bad for the world. However, the larger threat that I see with AI is still the hacking of AI, and stolen AI by criminals to use against society.


Sentient machines are a greater threat to human existence than climate change, according to the Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom.

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Jun 12, 2016

Down Under: Missing 3D Printer Used to Make Illegal Gun Found & More Bikies in Cuffs

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, drones, government, law enforcement, robotics/AI, transportation

Several months ago I warned folks about how criminals can use AI (drones, robots, self driving cars, 3D printers printing drugs, etc.) against the public. Here is another example of how stolen technology can place people at risk.


Australia definitely has a love/hate relationship with 3D printing. There are numerous research programs and innovative ideas coming to us from Down Under, from a periodontist bioprinting jaw and gum cells for future dental surgeries to a group of entrepreneurs using the technology to benefit a charity for children at risk. New partnerships and distribution agreements abound.

3D printing is undoubtedly responsible for an inordinate amount of good happening—with much more to come—on the Australian continent. But the subject of fabricated weaponry has led the government to explore the dark side of this technology, with some police even admitting that they are terrified of 3D printed guns. Whether law enforcement approves or not, the flow of hardware is certainly on the rise for offering the tools of the trade to designers on nearly every level, legal or otherwise.

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Jun 12, 2016

Connect with the Universe with the 3D Printed Crystal Jewelry of STONEDALONE

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, health

3dp_stonedalone_logoNaturally formed crystals have been used to create beautiful and exotic pieces of jewelry for thousands of years, probably far earlier than we could even imagine. Many cultures have even claimed that they have mystical properties that can improve the wearer’s health, offer spiritual protections and guidance or enhance their life in some measurable way. Clearly it isn’t really necessary to believe in magic in order to fully appreciate jewelry designed using crystals, as the natural beauty is obvious. But for those that do believe in the magical properties of crystals, jewelry made from them can often take on powerful symbolic roles in their lives, and become important sources of inspiration and focus.

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Jun 12, 2016

The U.S. Navy’s New Super Frigate: Armed to ‘Sink’ Russia and China

Posted by in category: military

Hmmm;


The Navy’s new Frigate, to be operational by 2023, will be armed with a wide range of new weapons to include long-range missiles. electronic warfare ability and anti-submarine technologies.

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