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Feb 14, 2019

This Giant Cargo Drone Can Carry 500 Pound Pods Hundreds of Miles

Posted by in category: drones

A hybrid powertrain could give it a range of 300 miles.

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Feb 14, 2019

New Map of Dark Matter Spanning 10 Million Galaxies Hints at a Flaw in Our Physics

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics

An invisible force is having an effect on our Universe. We can’t see it, and we can’t detect it — but we can observe how it interacts gravitationally with the things we can see and detect, such as light.

Now an international team of astronomers has used one of the world’s most powerful telescopes to analyse that effect across 10 million galaxies in the context of Einstein’s general relativity. The result? The most comprehensive map of dark matter across the history of the Universe to date.

It has yet to complete peer-review, but the map has suggested something unexpected — that dark matter structures might be evolving more slowly than previously predicted.

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Feb 14, 2019

Soon you may be able to 3D print clothing in your own home

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, habitats

In contrast, 3D-printed clothes can simply be dumped into blenderlike machines that turn the plastics into powder that can then be used to print out something new. And since 3D printing easily allows for custom sizing, the process is inherently frugal with materials.

But there are plenty of challenges that must be overcome before 3D-printed apparel goes mainstream.

One is cost. Even the smallest home 3D printers run several hundred dollars. A printer capable of printing human-sized apparel is beyond the reach of individual consumers. And it takes far longer to print an article of clothing than to produce a similar article via weaving or knitting. Peleg’s jacket, for example, takes about 100 hours to print.

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Feb 14, 2019

Pill that reverses brain damage could be on the horizon

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have made important progress in designing a drug that could recover brain function in cases of severe brain damage due to injury or diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

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Feb 14, 2019

U.S. Soldiers to Wear Microsoft AR Goggles During Combat Missions

Posted by in category: augmented reality

But Microsoft still has a lot of work to do.

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Feb 14, 2019

Insects Are Dying Off at an Alarming Rate

Posted by in category: life extension

Forty percent of insect populations have seen declines in recent years and will drop even more without immediate action.

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Feb 14, 2019

‘Bioluminescent’ trees that glow like fireflies created at MIT

Posted by in category: futurism

To create their glowing plants, engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) turned to an enzyme called luciferase.

Luciferase acts on a molecule called luciferin, causing it to emit light.

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Feb 14, 2019

Amazing New AI Churns Out “Coherent Paragraphs of Text”

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The system wrote a news article that’s almost good enough to print.

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Feb 14, 2019

We find out more about the inventor behind the jet-powered hoverboard

Posted by in category: transportation

We take a closer look at the amazing turbine-powered hoverboard invented by former jet ski world champ Franky Zapata.

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Feb 14, 2019

A ‘Quantum Radar’ System Will Watch for Stealth Aircraft and Missiles in the Arctic

Posted by in categories: military, quantum physics

Canada is investing $2.7 million to develop quantum radar technology.

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