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May 26, 2024

World’s 1st nuclear fusion-powered electric propulsion drive unveiled

Posted by in categories: nuclear energy, space travel

A concept that began as a doodle at a conference years ago is now becoming a reality.

RocketStar Inc. has showcased its advanced nuclear-based propulsion technology called the FireStar Drive.

It is said to be the world’s first electric device for spacecraft propulsion boosted by nuclear fusion.

May 26, 2024

Generation of a Focused THz Vortex Beam from a Spintronic THz Emitter with a Helical Fresnel Zone Plate

Posted by in category: particle physics

Similar to optical vortex beams, terahertz (THz) vortex beams (TVBs) also carry orbital angular momentum (OAM). However, little research has been reported on the generation of TVBs. In this paper, based on the detour phase technique, we design a series of spintronic terahertz emitters with a helical Fresnel zone plate (STE-HFZP) to directly generate focused TVBs with topological charges (TCs) of l = ±1, ±2 and ±3, respectively. The STE-HFZP is a hybrid THz device composed of a terahertz emitter and a THz lens, and it has a high numerical aperture (NA), achieving subwavelength focal spots. Its focus properties are surveyed systemically through accurate simulations. This STE-HFZP can also generate focused TVBs with higher order TCs.

May 26, 2024

New method minimizes alignment errors in microlens array production

Posted by in category: futurism

Double-sided microlens arrays (DSMLAs) play a crucial role in improving the performance of optical devices, supporting applications from advanced imaging systems to laser beam homogenization. However, traditional manufacturing methods often struggle with alignment errors that diminish the functionality and efficiency of these arrays.

May 25, 2024

In a first, MRI-compatible surgical robot enters human clinical trials

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

AiM’s MRI robot successful in trial:


A recent cadaver trial demonstrated the success of AiM’s MRI-guided robot in deep brain stimulation, marking a milestone in neurosurgery.

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May 25, 2024

Metals strengthen with increasing temperature at extreme strain rates

Posted by in category: futurism

Microballistic impact testing at strain rates greater than 106 s−1 shows that pure metals, including copper, gold and titanium, become stronger with increasing temperature.

May 25, 2024

DARPA Unveils Concepts for Future VTOL Uncrewed Aerial Systems

Posted by in categories: innovation, transportation

DARPA has showcased six innovative design concepts for its AdvaNced airCraft Infrastructure-Less Launch And RecoverY (ANCILLARY) program, aimed at enhancing the capabilities of small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) uncrewed aerial systems (UAS).

May 25, 2024

‘Intelligence Explosion’ Theory Explained by Dr. Ben Goertzel #bengoertzel #raykurzweil #agi #ai

Posted by in categories: Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI

May 25, 2024

Euryphysics: a (somewhat) new conceptual model of mind, reality and psi

Posted by in category: mathematics

Awodey, Steve, Álvaro Pelayo, Michael A. Warren (2013). Voevodsky’s Univalence Axiom in homotopy type theory. Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

Bakhtin, Mikhail (1984). Bakhtin’s analysis of Dostoevsky. Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics. U. Minn. Press.

Carpenter, James (2012). First Sight: ESP and Parapsychology in Everyday Life. Rowan & Littlefield.

May 25, 2024

Giving advanced AI human like values

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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May 25, 2024

Media: Artificial to cosmist intelligence

Posted by in category: futurism

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