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Feb 12, 2016

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Posted by in categories: electronics, materials, particle physics

Graphene is going to change the world — or so we’ve been told.

Since its discovery a decade ago, scientists and tech gurus have hailed graphene as the wonder material that could replace silicon in electronics, increase the efficiency of batteries, the durability and conductivity of touch screens and pave the way for cheap thermal electric energy, among many other things.

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Feb 12, 2016

Interesting Futurism Animation 20

Posted by in category: futurism

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Feb 12, 2016

Google Wants to Take the Steering Wheel out of Its Autonomous Cars, Doesn’t Trust Humans

Posted by in categories: law, robotics/AI, transportation

Robots could be considered legal drivers in the United States. This means human occupants inside the vehicle wouldn’t require a valid license in order to ride inside—the software would be the vehicle’s legal “driver.”

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Feb 12, 2016

There’s going to be a new Transformers every year for the next three years

Posted by in category: entertainment

Paramount has announced the dates of the next Transformers trilogy, with movies number 5, 6, and 7 set to hit theaters in 2017, 2018, and 2019 respectively. That’s right, after this year, 2020 will be the next time you won’t be able to see a new Transformers movie at the cinema. Unless, of course, that’s when number eight is coming out. According to The Wrap, Transformers 5 will be released on June 23rd, 2017; Transformers 6 on June 8th, 2018; and Transformers 7 on June 28th, 2019.

The last move in the franchise — Transformers: Age of Extinction — was derided by critics when it was released in 2014, but that didn’t stop it racking up more than $1 billion at the global box office. That makes it the 15th highest-grossing film of all time, and the second-highest grossing title in the Transformers franchise. For movie studios, an average rating of 18 percent on Rotten Tomatoes just isn’t as important.

The next Transformers trilogy will have a lot to prove though. Although Michael Bay is directing again, and actor Mark Wahlberg is also contracted for at least a few more films in the franchise, Transformers 5 will be the product of a writers’ room, rather than an individual or a pair of script-writers. It’s hoped that this new approach (nabbed from the TV industry), will keep the franchise fresh and exciting. We’ll find out whether it succeeds or not in 2017. And 2018. And 2019.

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Feb 12, 2016

New satellites could bring 1 terabit of internet bandwidth to remote regions

Posted by in categories: internet, satellites

The next-generation satellites from ViaSat could have more bandwidth than the 400 communication satellites already in orbit.

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Feb 12, 2016

$15 Super Computer

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones

Pine A64


Meet the $15 super computer that’s the size of an iPhone.

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Feb 12, 2016

Transhumanist Party leader Zoltan Istvan supports basic income

Posted by in categories: economics, geopolitics, transhumanism

Interview with Zoltan Istvan, US presidential candidate and leader of the Transhumanist Party. He supports basic income as part of his campaign platform.

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Feb 12, 2016

First fully approved ‘off the shelf’ stem cells launch in Japan

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The long anticipated age of the stem cell is upon us. Temcell prevents organ transplants attacking their hosts but will be followed by therapies for more common problems.

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Feb 12, 2016

Moonwalking Shoes “Defy Gravity”

Posted by in category: space

These shoes make you feel like you’re walking on the moon.

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Feb 12, 2016

Half Helicopter, Half Plane Drone Could Be The Future Of Delivery

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

More Videos by NowThis Future.

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