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May 10, 2016

A leading physicist says it’s ‘childish’ to think there are no aliens

Posted by in categories: alien life, quantum physics

Interesting approach to the topic.


Do aliens exist? Carlo Rovelli, a founder of loop quantum gravity theory and author of the best-selling book “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics,” says it’s an easy question.

“There is so much space up there that it is childish to think that in a peripheral corner of an ordinary galaxy there should be something uniquely special,” he writes. “Life on Earth gives only a small taste of what can happen in the universe.”

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May 10, 2016

American aircraft will be the first to fire laser weapon

Posted by in category: transportation

StarWars fighting is here! Wow; all we need is Yoda, and a Jedi Academy; then we can say life is indeed imitating art.


Experts believe that US aircraft could be fitted with the so-called death rays early in the next decade once scientists have managed to reduce the size of the devices while increasing their power.

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May 10, 2016

Draper Gets DARPA Contract to Improve Stealth Capabilities for Undersea Vehicles

Posted by in categories: government, military, robotics/AI, surveillance

I love contract season with the US Government because you get to see all of the cool projects being awarded.


CAMBRIDGE, MA — The U.S. military’s unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) depend on stealth as they conduct surveillance and reconnaissance and other missions in the deep oceans. With Global Positioning System (GPS) signals unable to penetrate the ocean’s surface, these UUVs can rely on inertial sensors to provide acceptable positioning information during short missions. On longer missions, however, inertial sensors accumulate error, forcing the vehicles to risk exposing themselves to enemies as they periodically surface to obtain a GPS fix.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is addressing this issue by funding the development of a small number of acoustic transmitters that can be anchored to fixed locations around ocean basins to serve as an undersea navigation constellation, according to a May 10 release by the Cambridge-based nonprofit company Draper.

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May 10, 2016

US investigates security of mobile devices

Posted by in categories: electronics, mobile phones, security

Not saying that the whole Apple situation cause this; it just odd timing.


The Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission have asked mobile phone carriers and manufacturers to explain how they release security updates amid mounting concerns over security vulnerabilities, the U.S. agencies said on Monday.

The agencies have written to Apple, AT&T and Alphabet, among others, in order “to better understand, and ultimately to improve, the security of mobile devices,” the FCC said.

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May 10, 2016

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Posted by in categories: mobile phones, robotics/AI

DARPA was tied to this; and when you click on the article the page states content was removed. I will keep trying to track down because it is a great report; so not sure if someone has intervene.


Forget telltale finger grease prints: researchers have come up with a robot that mimics the swipe touch gestures we use to get into our phones.

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May 10, 2016

Hyperloop firm shows off the magnetic tech that will help it move at 760 mph

Posted by in category: transportation

Very neat!


Here’s the first look inside a Hyperloop.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has released video of what it will look like to travel inside the Hyperloop.

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May 10, 2016

Is NASA about to announce that aliens exist?

Posted by in category: alien life

One can hope.

Although it’s likely to be a hope in vain, I’m afraid.

That said, you never know.

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May 10, 2016

Kepler Findings: NASA Announces Discovery of More Than 1,200 New Alien Planets

Posted by in category: space

NASA just made a new announcement regarding the findings made by the Kepler Space Telescope.

NASA just announced that they have found 1,284 new planets. This is the most exoplanets that have ever been announced at one time, and it doubles the number of known Kepler exoplanets (informally known as ‘alien planets’).

“This announcement more than doubles the number of known exoplanets,” says Timothy Morton, associate research scholar at Princeton University, and a member of the study.

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May 10, 2016

Interesting Futurism Animation 30

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May 10, 2016

Technology Will Replace the Need for Big Government

Posted by in categories: employment, government, habitats, robotics/AI, security

My new article on how some technologies will inevitably make the government smaller:


However, there’s reason to believe that in the near future, government might dramatically shrink—not because of demands by fiscally astute Americans, but because of radical technology.

Indubitably, millions of government jobs will soon be replaced by robots. Even the US President could one day be replaced, which—strangely enough—might bring sanity to our election process.

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