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May 1, 2016

Aerial Reforestation

Posted by in category: sustainability

Seed bombing is a method for repairing deforested land.

And that means dropping *a lot* of seeds from the sky.

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May 1, 2016

Are wormholes or ‘gravastars’ mimicking gravitational-wave signals from black holes?

Posted by in category: cosmology

Interesting…


LIGO experiment could have detected signal from ‘exotic’ compact celestial object.

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May 1, 2016

Probability we’re the only intelligent life ever? Really low, say astronomers

Posted by in categories: alien life, information science

A new paper shows that the recent discoveries of exoplanets, plus a revised Drake’s equation, produces a new, empirically valid probability of whether any other advanced civilizations have ever existed.

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May 1, 2016

Video: New Guiness hoverboard flight record in France

Posted by in category: transportation

If we can just perfect this more; then I have found my answer in transporting me to meetings, conferences, etc. from building location to building location on a non-snowy or non-rainy day. This would be great to use to get around those traffic jams too.


SAUSSET-LES-PINS, France, May 1 (UPI) — A French jet ski champion found victory in another venue Saturday, setting a new Guinness World Record for the farthest hoverboard flight during a thrilling attempt off the coast of Sausset-les-Pins in the south of France.

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May 1, 2016

TO Understand IS TO Perceive Patterns

Posted by in category: futurism

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That moment when the dots connect.

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May 1, 2016

Man Made Black Hole

Posted by in category: cosmology

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Scientists have created the first artificial black hole.

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May 1, 2016

Smart Contact Lenses

Posted by in category: futurism

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These contact lenses can record and play back video.

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May 1, 2016

Self Healing Polymer

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

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These artificial muscles could revolutionize medical implants.

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May 1, 2016

The World’s Smallest Robots: Rise of the Nanomachines

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

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The world’s smallest robots: rise of the nanomachines.

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May 1, 2016

Optical Processing Pioneer wins Project with DARPA

Posted by in categories: computing, engineering, information science, mathematics

Cambridge University spin-out Optalysys has been awarded a $350k grant for a 13-month project from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The project will see the company advance their research in developing and applying their optical co-processing technology to solving complex mathematical equations. These equations are relevant to large-scale scientific and engineering simulations such as weather prediction and aerodynamics.

The Optalysys technology is extremely energy efficient, using light rather than electricity to perform intensive mathematical calculations. The company aims to provide existing computer systems with massively boosted processing capabilities, with the aim to eventually reach exaFLOP rates (a billion billion calculations per second). The technology operates at a fraction of the energy cost of conventional high-performance computers (HPCs) and has the potential to operate at orders of magnitude faster.

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