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May 16, 2016

Physicists just discovered a totally new form of light

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Physicists have just discovered a new form of light that doesn’t follow our existing rules of angular momentum, and it could shake up our understanding of the electromagnetic radiation and lead to faster, more secure optical communication.

Because of how well-studied and, well, everywhere, light is, you might assume that we’ve pretty much learnt all there is to know about it. But just last year, researchers identified a fundamental new property of light, and now a team of Irish scientists has shown that light can take on unexpected new forms.

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May 16, 2016

World’s first head transplant to be carried out on Chinese patient next year

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Surgeon plans to cool both the donor and the recipient down to 12 degrees Celsius (53 Fahrenheit) and keep the patient in an induced coma for several weeks after the operation.

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May 16, 2016

Fast food workers are becoming obsolete

Posted by in category: food

The age of the restaurant self-service kiosks has dawned, and it’s the end of fast food as we know it.

McDonald’s is striding into the 21st century with the rollout of the “Create Your Taste” touchscreen kiosks, on which custom burgers can be built as well as full-menu ordering.

The kiosks are incredibly convenient and improve order accuracy, to which I can personally attest.

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May 16, 2016

Meet George Church, the brash biologist out to upend evolution

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

George Church is pushing the boundaries of science!


Harvard biologist George Church wants to reverse aging, reanimate a mammoth, and build an entire human genome from scratch. What makes him tick?

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May 16, 2016

Wireless, Super-Fast Internet Access Is Coming to Your Home

Posted by in categories: electronics, habitats, internet

Coming this summer: Wireless internet access 100 times faster than today’s average home connection.


The Supreme Court shut down his last venture, Aereo, after it riled TV broadcasters. Now Chet Kanojia wants to overturn how broadband is delivered.

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May 16, 2016

If Life Exists Beyond Earth, There Are 82 Stars That Could Spot Us

Posted by in category: futurism

Maybe they’ve already found us.

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May 16, 2016

Awesome invention, yes?

Posted by in categories: food, health

Plug & Plant.


Healthy Food Fridge.

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May 16, 2016

Floating City

Posted by in category: futurism

Meet the floating city of the future.

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May 16, 2016

We’re about to see a mind-blowing demographic shift unprecedented in human history

Posted by in category: futurism

The world is about to see a mind-blowing demographic situation that will be a first in human history: There are about to be more elderly people than young children.

For some time now, demographers and economists have observed that the proportion of elderly adults around the world is rising, while the proportion of younger children is falling.

But within a few years, just before 2020, adults aged 65 and over will begin to outnumber children under the age of 5 among the global population, according to a chart shared by a Bank of America Merrill Lynch team led by Beijia Ma, citing an earlier report from the US Census Bureau.

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May 16, 2016

The Big Bang is not the beginning of our universe — it’s actually the end of something else entirely

Posted by in category: cosmology

Caltech theoretical physicist Sean Carroll explores what existed before the Big Bang in his new book, “The Big Picture.”

Produced by Delano Samuels and Jessica Orwig

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