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Sep 24, 2019

The Future of Sports — Giant Fighting Robots

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Making the world more epic, one giant robot at a time.

Sep 24, 2019

2000 atoms in two places at once: A new record in quantum superposition

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

The quantum superposition principle has been tested on a scale as never before in a new study by scientists at the University of Vienna in collaboration with the University of Basel. Hot, complex molecules composed of nearly two thousand atoms were brought into a quantum superposition and made to interfere. By confirming this phenomenon—” the heart of quantum mechanics,” in Richard Feynman’s words—on a new mass scale, improved constraints on alternative theories to quantum mechanics have been placed. The work will be published in Nature Physics.

Quantum to classical?

The superposition principle is a hallmark of quantum theory which emerges from one of the most fundamental equations of quantum mechanics, the Schrödinger equation. It describes particles in the framework of wave functions, which, much like on the surface of a pond, can exhibit . But in contrast to water waves, which are a collective behavior of many interacting , quantum waves can also be associated with isolated single particles.

Sep 24, 2019

#UNGA: Address

Posted by in category: futurism

#UNGA : Address by France’s President Emmanuel Macron.

Sep 24, 2019

Never wash your clothes again: cotton fabric cleans itself when exposed to sunlight

Posted by in category: materials

Circa 2011


Imagine shirts, pants or socks that clean and remove unpleasant smells themselves when hung on your balcony – how would that be? If you ask me, few things could be better!

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Sep 24, 2019

Aston Martin’s new fully-electric Lagonda could be the future of SUVs

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

The brand claims it’s the first luxury battery electric vehicle promising both autonomous and zero-emissions driving, with an opulent touch.

The car will be powered by two electric motors, which will be mounted on its floor, one on each axle, freeing up a considerable amount of space in the shell for the occupant to enjoy.

The concept features gesture and voice control systems, a levitating key, which will work as the driver’s own personal assistant, rotating seats and premium materials.

Sep 24, 2019

Boston Dynamics Spot hands-on: new dog, new tricks

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Boston Dynamics is putting Spot to work. The company has announced a new leasing program for its Spot robot (formerly SpotMini), which is aimed at construction, entertainment, and other automation-friendly industries. But is the world ready for this semi-autonomous quadruped?

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Sep 24, 2019

Dr. Fernando Llorca Castro — Costa Rica’s Ambassador to the United States — ideaXme Show — Ira Pator

Posted by in categories: aging, biotech/medical, geopolitics, governance, government, health, innovation, life extension, science, transhumanism

Sep 24, 2019

SWIFT Provides Synthetic Organ Breakthrough

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

The ability to create synthetic organs has long been desired in medicine. If we could make synthetic organs for patients from their own cells, we could replace injured or damaged organs without risking the body rejecting the organ. This would have huge implications for the treatment of liver and kidney diseases, among others. For years, scientists have tried to perfect this technology but have been unable to solve the blood flow problem that has made the creation of synthetic organs impossible.

In the last few weeks, a group of scientists appear to have found the solution to this problem or, at least, a major part of it [1].

Sep 24, 2019

More Parkour Atlas

Posted by in category: information science

Atlas uses its whole body — legs, arms, torso — to perform a sequence of dynamic maneuvers that form a gymnastic routine. We created the maneuvers using new techniques that streamline the development process. First, an optimization algorithm transforms high-level descriptions of each maneuver into dynamically-feasible reference motions. Then Atlas tracks the motions using a model predictive controller that smoothly blends from one maneuver to the next. Using this approach, we developed the routine significantly faster than previous Atlas routines, with a performance success rate of about 80%. For more information visit us at www.BostonDynamics.com.

Sep 24, 2019

Even Huge Molecules Follow the Quantum World’s Bizarre Rules

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

A record-breaking experiment shows an enormous molecule is also both a particle and a wave—and that quantum effects don’t only apply at tiny scales.