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Sep 7, 2020

Interactive map of Earth shows where your home was 500 million years ago

Posted by in category: futurism

Over the course of Earth’s four billion-year history, things have moved around rather a lot – including the continents of today.

An online interactive map shows exactly where your hometown has wandered over the course of hundreds of millions of years of continental drift.

Created by California palaeontologist Ian Webster in a web application, the map is based on geological models created by Christopher Stoese, CNN reported.

Sep 7, 2020

Amazon Braket: Get started with quantum computing

Posted by in categories: computing, information science, quantum physics

Amazon’s quantum computing service is currently good for learning about quantum computing and developing NISQ-regime quantum algorithms, but stay tuned.

Sep 7, 2020

DeLorean DR7 Wants To Fly Us Back To The Future

Posted by in categories: futurism, military

The DR7 is designed to be a personal commuter aircraft. So far, a 1/3 scale full composite proof-of-concept aircraft has been tested successfully. In order to minimize the propeller hazards, the rotors have been enclosed. They are tilted downwards for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) launches and landings. They tilt horizontally to go forward. And all of this fits into a regular car garage.

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Sep 7, 2020

The Inspirational Impact of Space on The Global Civilization

Posted by in categories: human trajectories, space

Malak Trabelsi Loeb

The present generation has witnessed a rare phenomenon during one’s life: the rise of a new civilization. Fueled by the global-minded elite who influenced and controlled the comprehensive economic policies and strategies, a new wave of globalization has emerged. Targowski (2014) defined “global civilization” as the following:

Global Civilization is a large Global Society living in integrated horizontally whole or partial spaces of contemporary, autonomous civilizations as a fuzzy reification (invisible-visible) which is not a part of the larger one and exists over an extended period of time.”

For Targowski, this new global civilization is characterized by an advanced global culture, a “wealth and power-driven global business religion,” and global societal values based on shared knowledge systems.

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Sep 7, 2020

The Air Force Just Tested “Robot Dogs” For Use In Base Security

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, security

The quadrupedal robots secured the perimeter of a base during a recent test of the USAF’s Advanced Battle Management System.

Sep 7, 2020

Scientists target Hep C virus using CRISPR-Cas technology

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Scientists in the US have used the CRISPR-Cas system to target the RNA of hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Sep 7, 2020

Why Do Cambrian Creatures Look So Weird?

Posted by in category: futurism

These creatures look downright bizarre by today’s standards.

Sep 7, 2020

Scientists Detected a New Kind of Black Hole Being Born in a Bizarre Event

Posted by in category: cosmology

A merger with a black hole possessing an unexplained ‘forbidden mass’ created the first conclusive example of an intermediate black hole in the most massive merger ever detected using ripples in spacetime.

Sep 7, 2020

New Species Found in the Hottest Place on Earth

Posted by in category: futurism

Shrimps are tough: 3.

A new species of freshwater Crustacea has been discovered during an expedition of the desert Lut, known as the hottest place on Earth.

The newly identified species belongs to the genus Phallocryptus of which only four species were previously known from different arid and semiarid regions.

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Sep 7, 2020

Adam Savage Builds Working IRON MAN Suit That Flies

Posted by in category: futurism

If anyone in the world had the actual real-life know-how of Tony Stark, it’d be Adam Savage. He proved this by building a working, flying Iron Man suit.