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Nov 30, 2015

China Searches For Aliens? World’s Largest Radio Telescope To Explore Far Reaches Of Space In 2016

Posted by in category: alien life

Will FAST be able to communicate with aliens? China will search for extraterrestrials in outer space when the world’s largest radio telescope is complete in 2016.

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Nov 30, 2015

Japanese scientists create touchable holograms

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Watch the video Japanese scientists create touchable holograms on Yahoo News. Japanese scientists create touchable holograms, believing this could contribute to architecture and medicine. Jim Drury reports.

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Nov 30, 2015

Is Media Attention Hindering The Development Of Artificial Intelligence?

Posted by in categories: ethics, robotics/AI

Image Credit: LinkedIn

Image Credit: LinkedIn

As the line between tabloid media and mainstream media becomes more diffuse, news items such as Ebola, pit bulls, Deflategate, and Donald Trump can frequently generate a cocktail of public panic, scrutiny, and scorn before the news cycle moves on to the next sensational headline. According to Robotics Expert and self-proclaimed “Robot Psychiatrist” Dr. Joanne Pransky, the same phenomenon has happened in robotics, which can shape public perception and, by extension, the future development of robots and AI.

“The challenge, since robotics is just starting to come into the mainstream, is that most of the country is ignorant. So, if you believe what you read, then I think people have a very negative and inaccurate picture (of robotics),” Pransky said. “I spend a lot of time bashing negative headlines, such as ‘ROBOT KILLS HUMAN,’ when actually the human killed himself by not following proper safety standards. A lot of things are publicized about robotics, but there’s nothing about the robot in the article. It leads people on the wrong path.”

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Nov 30, 2015

Researchers find new phase of carbon, make diamond at room temperature

Posted by in categories: engineering, materials, space

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed a technique for using Q-carbon to make diamond-related structures at room temperature and at ambient atmospheric pressure in air.

Phases are distinct forms of the same material. Graphite is one of the solid phases of ; diamond is another.

“We’ve now created a third solid phase of carbon,” says Jay Narayan, the John C. Fan Distinguished Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at NC State and lead author of three papers describing the work. “The only place it may be found in the natural world would be possibly in the core of some planets.”

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Nov 30, 2015

Simple electric train

Posted by in category: transportation

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Nov 30, 2015

How Microsoft’s HoloLens May Change Everything For Industrial And Mechanical Designers

Posted by in category: augmented reality

By integrating Microsoft’s “mixed reality” system and Autodesk’s Fusion 360 design software, designers can see 3D holograms of their work.

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Nov 30, 2015

World’s first anti-ageing drug could see humans live to 120

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, neuroscience

The world’s first anti-ageing drug will be tested on humans next year in trials which could see diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s consigned to distant memory.

Scientists now believe that it is possible to actually stop people growing old as quickly and help them live in good health well into their 110s and 120s.

Although it might seem like science fiction, researchers have already proven that the diabetes drug metformin extends the life of animals, and the Food and Drug Administration in the US has now given the go ahead for a trial to see if the same effects can be replicated in humans.

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Nov 30, 2015

Stanford Physicists Set a New Record for Quantum Entangling Distant Electrons

Posted by in categories: internet, quantum physics

The quantum internet is closer than ever.

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Nov 30, 2015

This is the biggest shift going on in artificial intelligence

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

There might never be robots that think like you.

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Nov 30, 2015

Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design — By Drew Olanoff & Frederic Lardinois | TechCrunch

Posted by in categories: business, drones

“Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project today — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its drone.”

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