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Apr 29, 2017

Inside a Dominican Archaeologist’s Drama-Filled Quest to Find Cleopatra’s Tomb

Posted by in category: futurism

Kathleen Martinez, a maverick, self-made archaeologist from the Dominican Republic, may just hold the keys to unearth one of history’s greatest mysteries.

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Apr 29, 2017

A New Study Challenges Assumptions About How Memories Are Made

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Memory might form simultaneously in the hippocampus and the cortex, but remain “silent” in the cortex for several weeks before maturing.

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Apr 29, 2017

The Patch That Makes Vaccines More Accessible

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Afraid of needles? You may want to look into this patch.

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Apr 29, 2017

HYPER-REALITY on Vimeo

Posted by in category: futurism

Hyper-Reality presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media. If you are interested in supporting the project, sponsoring the next work or would like to find out more, please send a hello to [email protected] by Keiichi Matsuda | km.cx

More at hyper-reality.co

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Apr 29, 2017

This Window Film Is Like A Cloaking Device For The Workplace

Posted by in category: entertainment

This razor-thin film can protect your workplace from information theft.

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Apr 29, 2017

ChargePoint is ready for flying EVs

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Yesterday I wrote about a poll conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan that found people were interested in flying cars if they were autonomous, shared and electric. As soon as I posted that, I found an email in my inbox saying that ChargePoint and Uber Elevate, among others at the recent conference on flying vehicles, had partnered to prepare for just that exact scenario.

ChargePoint announced the Express Plus charging platform at CES 2017, which allows for faster, more powerful charging and modularity. That means that owners of the stations can expand their charging options as they need to — which includes charging electric flying cars. The latest estimates say that it will take a minimum of 300 kW to charge a flying car 25 percent in 5 minutes, or 25–90 percent in 15 minutes. ChargePoint’s Express Plus stations can deliver up to 400 kW per port right now, so operators could add a station for flying vehicles in the future without ripping out infrastructure that’s already in place.

ChargePoint already knows that charging quickly generates a lot of heat, which is why it developed liquid-cooled hoses for its Express Plus stations. But charging a flying vehicle would likely require extended cooling, even around the battery pack itself during fast charging. The vehicle needs to be able to ascend to altitude within about 90 seconds, and the batteries need to be cool enough to take that strain.

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Apr 29, 2017

Scewo: Going upstairs in wheelchair is not a problem any more

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Apr 29, 2017

How Adobe Wants to Turn Flat 360-Degree Videos Into True Virtual Reality (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by in categories: futurism, virtual reality

Hardly a day has gone by this month without the announcement of a new virtual reality (VR) camera system. Facebook, Google and GoPro all aim to make VR more immersive with new cameras, some of which won’t be commercially released for the foreseeable future. However, researchers at Adobe believe that you may not need new camera hardware at all for a big leap in immersion.

Adobe’s head of research Gavin Miller is going to present new cutting-edge technology at NAB in Las Vegas this Tuesday that could one day be used to turn flat, monoscopic 360-degree videos shot with consumer-grade spherical cameras into fully immersive VR video, complete with the ability to lean into the video — something that’s being called six degrees of freedom (6DoF) among industry insiders.

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Apr 29, 2017

Harvard Researchers Are Preparing to Geoengineer the Atmosphere

Posted by in category: futurism

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists will disperse aerosols into the stratosphere in initial tests of a controversial technique for blocking incoming solar radiation.

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Apr 29, 2017

Book spine art

Posted by in category: media & arts

These books have hidden paintings within them.

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