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Sep 16, 2016

This robot has learned how to balance itself on one leg like a real human being

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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Sep 16, 2016

Asteroids Will Be Rest Stops on the Journey to Mars, Says NASA Chief

Posted by in category: space travel

NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission will enable us to mine asteroids, exist in cislunar space, and facilitate the journey to Mars.

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Sep 16, 2016

VIDEO: Self-replicating machines and galactic supremacy — Looking at von Neumann probes

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology, space travel

A look at the concept of Self-Replicating Machines, Universal Assemblers, von Neumann Probes, Grey Goo, and Berserkers. While we will discuss the basic concept and some on-Earth applications like Medical Nanotechnology our focus will be on space exploration and colonization aspects.

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Sep 15, 2016

5 Epic Inventions You MUST SEE! ▶8

Posted by in categories: futurism, innovation

New amazing inventions, cool gadgets, futuristic new technology, and things you didn’t know exist. Mind blow!

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Sep 15, 2016

Let’s formulate the task of life extension slightly differently

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, sex

Something like this…How can we extend sex appeal?

Gyms and beauty salons are in charge of this question now. There is some success, but it’s mostly superficial. Plastic surgery only masks, but doesn’t delay the processes of aging.

Expanding sex appeal is a complex task. Its aspects include both beauty and the activity of the brain. To be sexually attractive we have to be smart and fun. One cannot solve the problem of dementia with makeup.

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Sep 15, 2016

Brain-sensing tech helps people with movement disorders communicate via text

Posted by in category: neuroscience

New Stanford tech enables typing directly from brain signals.

How many monkeys does it take to type a passage of Shakespeare? One monkey, equipped with brain-sensing technology.

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Sep 15, 2016

PSA inks 3D printing deal with U.S. firm aimed at cutting car costs

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, transportation

I remember several years ago when me and another peer at Microsoft discuss and presented the impact of 3D Printing would have across various industries and how SCM and even PLM would change forever. Nice to see the revolution in play.


PSA Group said it has agreed a partnership with a Los Angeles-based 3D printing startup to develop metal printing processes for PSA production lines. The automaker said the deal could lead to cheaper production of whole vehicle structures as well as parts for its models.

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Sep 15, 2016

Hotel de Slaapfabriek to construct Europe’s first zero-footprint 3D printed building in 2017

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, business, energy, transportation

3D printing obviously has many advantages, but energy efficiency is one that is rarely mentioned. In fact, depending on the application and scale, 3D printing produces far few carbon emissions than many other manufacturing options. In an attempt to harness that advantage, the luxurious Dutch Hotel De Slaapfabriek from Teuge is planning to build a unique, 3D printed and zero-footprint conference location that provides a highly inspiring and modern environment. Construction is scheduled to kick off in July 2017, and could be completed in as little as ten days. If successful, it could pave the way for a new environmentally-friendly construction 3D printing paradigm.

This forthcoming structure could not have picked a more inspiring location in the Netherlands. De Slaapfabriek is a luxurious experience hotel in Teuge, The Netherlands (very near to International Airport Teuge in Gelderland). With unique twelve rooms available to clients, it’s a premier location for honeymoons and business trips. Since opening its doors in 2009, De Slaapfabriek has also won award after award, and currently boasts a Booking.com appreciation score of 9.3. The only thing that’s missing is a conference location, and when necessary the luxury breakfast and lounge area is transformed into a conference room. But this is not the best solution, and founders Arvid and Marjo Prigge developed an ambitious plan: to construct a completely new, environmentally-friendly conference location.

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Sep 15, 2016

Thyssenkrupp Unveils Latest Technology to Transform the Elevator Service Industry, Microsoft HoloLens, for Enhancing Interventions

Posted by in category: augmented reality

Servicing elevators more effectively with Microsoft Hololens.


NEW YORK, September 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

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Sep 15, 2016

‘Thermal metamaterial’ innovation could help bring waste-heat harvesting technology to power plants, factories

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

An international research team has used a “thermal metamaterial” to control the emission of radiation at high temperatures, an advance that could bring devices able to efficiently harvest waste heat from power plants and factories.

Roughly 50 to 60 percent of the energy generated in coal and oil-based power plants is wasted as heat. However, thermophotovoltaic devices that generate electricity from thermal radiation might be adapted to industrial pipes in factories and power plants, as well as on car engines and automotive exhaust systems, to recapture much of the wasted energy.

In new findings, researchers demonstrated howto restrict emission of thermal radiation to a portion of the spectrum most needed for thermophotovoltaic technology.

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