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Dec 20, 2015

Luna Is The World’s Most Compact Consumer VR Camera

Posted by in categories: electronics, virtual reality

Consumer-level VR cameras are steadily on the rise, due to the growth of VR experiences and the wide array of things that virtual reality has to offer. To read more…

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Dec 20, 2015

‘Star Wars’ Tech: 8 Sci-Fi Inventions and Their Real-Life Counterparts

Posted by in categories: innovation, space

While the science and technologies behind the franchise are firmly rooted in fantasy, their enduring appeal has served as inspiration for many real-life scientists and engineers. Here are some of the most notable attempts to turn “Star Wars’” science fiction into science fact.

Exoplanets

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Dec 20, 2015

The beautiful, invisible world of microbes

Posted by in category: biological

Watch the beautiful, brutal world of invisible microbes.

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Dec 20, 2015

Introducing the Aipoly Vision App

Posted by in category: futurism

Aipoly posted this video on 2015/12/19.

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Dec 20, 2015

Borophene: This New, 2-Dimensional Material May Be Stronger Than Graphene

Posted by in categories: materials, nanotechnology, particle physics

Graphene is a super strong, two-dimensional material with atom-thick layers. But now, a team of scientists have developed a new material with a similar structure that they’re calling borophene, and it may have graphene beat.

Borophene, a one atom thick sheet of boron, is being introduced by scientists as the next big thing after graphene, another two-dimensional material that made headlines back in 2004. If you aren’t aware, graphene is basically a supermaterial. A single layer of this is about 100 times stronger than steel and it is extremely flexible.

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Dec 20, 2015

This virtual reality bike could kill the boredom of exercise

Posted by in categories: health, virtual reality

Society isn’t ready to take a medium seriously until it can provide certain things. The first, and most obvious, achievement is it must work with porn. Virtual reality passed that benchmark a long time ago, and it seems to have no problem revisiting it over and over again. So what’s the next trial that virtual reality must face on its quest to becoming a true consumer medium?

Someone has to try and make me exercise with it.

That someone are the makers of the Virzoom, an exercise bike and app suite for the Oculus Rift headset. The VirZOOM is available for preorder today, with the first 300 units are $200 (it’s regular price $250).

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Dec 20, 2015

NASA’s Starshade

Posted by in category: alien life

Finding aliens with sunglasses!

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Dec 20, 2015

Solar Frontiers

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

From Haiti to Alabama – discover the Solar Frontiers where clean energy is sparking a revolution in how our planet is powered – and by whom.

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Dec 20, 2015

Ben Goertzel: Transitioning to a Post-Employment, Post-Scarcity, Post-Money Economy

Posted by in categories: economics, robotics/AI

Full Title:
Transitioning to a Post-Employment, Post-Scarcity, Post-Money Economy in Which Collective Human and Machine Meaning Making Reigns.

Speaker:
Ben Goertzel, AGI Society, OpenCog Foundation.

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Dec 20, 2015

NASA shows off their humanoid robot that they want to send to Mars

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel

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