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Jun 6, 2019

Biodegradable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away

Posted by in category: futurism

A creative company in California called Reduce. Reuse. Grow has designed a coffee cup that is not only biodegradable, but even has seeds in its walls so that it can be planted and grown!

The cups, which are currently part of a Kickstarter campaign, will have seeds embedded in their walls based on their locations. Participating stores will encourage people to plant the cups themselves or to return them to be planted by the company.

Read on for designer Alex Henige’s answers to some of Bored Panda’s questions about his unique cup design!

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Jun 6, 2019

Organic House

Posted by in category: habitats

On a hilly site near Mexico City, architect Javier Senosiain has created a remarkable home inspired by the shape of a peanut.

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Jun 6, 2019

Scientists Discover Space’s Largest Intergalactic Bridge, Solving A Huge Dark Matter Puzzle

Posted by in category: cosmology

Dark matter’s naysayers latched onto one tiny puzzle. This new find may have solved it completely.

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Jun 6, 2019

How Peter Shor’s Algorithm is Destined to Put an End to Modern Encryption

Posted by in categories: computing, encryption, information science, internet, quantum physics

RSA Encryption is an essential safeguard for our online communications. It was also destined to fail even before the Internet made RSA necessary, thanks the work of Peter Shor, whose algorithm in 1994 proved quantum computers could actually be used to solve problems classical computers could not.

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Jun 6, 2019

Exponential Ciphers | Cipher | Public Key Cryptography

Posted by in category: encryption

Number Theory

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Jun 6, 2019

Michelin and GM Reinvent The Wheel With Airless Tire That’s Totally ‘Puncture Proof’

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Michelin and General Motors have teamed up to literally reinvent the wheel with a new generation of high-tech airless tires.

The automotive companies’ Uptis (Unique Puncture-proof Tire System) prototype grabbed headlines after it was presented at the Movin’On Summit on sustainable mobility in Montreal this week.

It doesn’t have a traditional sidewall and carries a load by the top via a resin-embedded fiberglass material that Michelin already has 50 patents for, according to Car and Driver.

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Jun 6, 2019

Google AI Blog

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The latest news from Google AI.

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Jun 6, 2019

Jeff Bezos wants to build the infrastructure for space startups

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI, space travel

At its re: Mars conference, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos took the stage today to be “interviewed” by Jenny Freshwater, Amazon’s director of forecasting. As any AWS machine learning tool could have forecasted, having an employee interview her boss didn’t lead to any challenging questions or especially illuminating answers, but Bezos did get a chance to talk about a variety of topics, ranging from business advice to his plans for Blue Origin.

We can safely ignore the business advice, given that Amazon’s principle of “disagree and commit” is about as well known as it could be, but his comments about Blue Origin, his plans for moon exploration and its relationship to startups were quite interesting.


He noted that we now know so much more about the moon than ever before, including that it does provide a number of resources that make it a good base for further space exploration. “The reason we need to go to space is to save the Earth,” he said. “We are going to grow this civilization — and I’m talking about something that our grandchildren will work on — and their grandchildren. This isn’t something that this generation is able to accomplish. But we need to move heavy industry off Earth.”

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Jun 6, 2019

Destiny 2 Google Stadia version is real and comes with everything through Shadowkeep

Posted by in category: entertainment

The complete Destiny 2 package is coming to Google’s new gaming platform.

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Jun 6, 2019

CORDURA® Ballistic Fabric

Posted by in category: military

Based on the original ballistic woven nylon developed for military body armor, dense, rugged CORDURA® Ballistic fabrics are made with high tenacity nylon 6,6 filament yarns and offer enhanced tear and abrasion resistance.

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