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Jun 11, 2016

Eric Clapton Struggling to Play Guitar Because of Nerve System Damage

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

One more example, one more reminder why many of us who work on technologies that improves people’s lives and they can enjoy their own passions like we do.


The 71-year-old rocker reveals he’s “been in a lot of pain”.

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Jun 11, 2016

Six-Foot 3D Printer To Build Massive Mobius Strip Landscape House: Dutch Architect Designs ‘Endless’ House

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, habitats

Wow — if Mrs. Winchester (of famed Winchester Mystery House in SF) had lived today; she could have had her dream infinity house.


Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars has done something with a large 3D printer that few have probably ever attempted. He took a concrete structure and turned it into a Mobius strip, or “Landscape House,” so the building literally has no ends.

There are currently no practical reasons for this structure to be made, which is probably why nobody has jumped at the chance to build it. Other than being artistic, having such an odd form would serve almost no purpose and prove to be problematic as a home. Moving furniture or any appliances into the structure would prove to be an obstacle, even for the fully-abled. It would likely end up being a playground for children at a science museum or an exhibit at a university.

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Jun 11, 2016

Female WWII Pilots Win Battle To Be Buried At Arlington National

Posted by in categories: employment, military

I am glad that the lady pilots of WWII finally won their right recently to be recognized and accepted after all these 60+ years to be buried at Arlington Cemetery. As a civilian female pilot; I truly respect these women that opened up doors for me and others so that we had a chance.

BTW — to clarify I am not flying for the airlines; just for fun and a passion of mine.

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Jun 11, 2016

Why Cognitive Business Operations Will Change The Way We Work — By Vijay Pandiarajan | Forbes

Posted by in categories: big data, business, computing

Cloud shaped set of icons with symbols of services and activities connecting planet Earth, floating in the outer space, surrounded by a complex network of glowing nodes linked by bright lines, extending in the deep blue space around the globe. Global business and communication technology connecting everything through cloud computing and the Internet of Things. Dark blue background.

“What does it mean for a business to get things done? How does it channel the energy and activities of all its knowledge workers as they work?”

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Jun 11, 2016

Humans With Amplified Intelligence Could Be More Powerful Than AI

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

With much of our attention focused the rise of advanced artificial intelligence, few consider the potential for radically amplified human intelligence (IA). It’s an open question as to which will come first, but a technologically boosted brain could be just as powerful — and just as dangerous – as AI.

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Jun 11, 2016

Singapore is turning off the internet in drastic plan to bolster cybersecurity

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, government, internet, quantum physics, satellites

Wow and just in time for China’s Quantum Satellite launch next month.


News about this “extreme” decision has drawn ire from many Singaporeans who have criticised the government’s decision on social media.

But, in a surprise move, the Singaporean government has resorted to limiting the Internet access for government work stations for over a year for security reasons. The system of “No internet” for public servants should be more clear-cut, experts say.

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Jun 11, 2016

Don’t freak out, but Elon Musk is totally building the Pentagon an Iron Man suit*

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, military, robotics/AI

Maybe Musk is building this for himself to take on those killer robots smile


*Or maybe not. We’re not sure. Nobody knows.

Although Barack Obama joked before that DARPA and the Pentagon were working on an Iron Man suit, a recent tweet by billionaire genius Elon Musk has thrown more fuel on the fire.

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Jun 11, 2016

Automakers Don’t Care That People Don’t Trust Self-Driving Cars

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

What happens when the consumers you chose to ignore refuses to buy your cars and buys from others who still produce non-autonomous cars.


The survey results are coming in.

We need to be honest with ourselves: the era of autonomous vehicles will soon begin. In fact, it already has. Automakers and major technology companies such as Google and Apple are all heavily investing in the technology, and there’s not going to be any slowdown. According to a new IHS Automotive study, sales of self-driving vehicles are now expected to reach nearly 21 million by 2035, an even higher number than previously predicted.

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Jun 11, 2016

3D Printing Diamonds

Posted by in category: 3D printing

Video claiming they have a 3D printer mass producing synthetic diamonds; still need to investigate further.

If true; is the quality there for QC?

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Jun 11, 2016

Tiny diamonds could enable huge advances in nanotechnology

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

The process begins with tiny, nanoscale diamonds that contain a specific type of impurity: a single nitrogen atom where a carbon atom should be, with an empty space right next to it, resulting from a second missing carbon atom. This “nitrogen vacancy” impurity gives each diamond special optical and electromagnetic properties.

By attaching other materials to the diamond grains, such as metal particles or semiconducting materials known as “quantum dots,” the researchers can create a variety of customizable hybrid nanoparticles, including nanoscale semiconductors and magnets with precisely tailored properties.

“If you pair one of these diamonds with silver or gold nanoparticles, the metal can enhance the nanodiamond’s optical properties. If you couple the nanodiamond to a semiconducting quantum dot, the hybrid particle can transfer energy more efficiently,” said Min Ouyang, an associate professor of physics at UMD and senior author on the study.

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