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Oct 24, 2015

Tears Of Steel Cyberpunk Action Scifi HD 3D Animation Short Film 1080P FullHD Español English

Posted by in categories: entertainment, media & arts

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Directed by Ian Hubert.
Produced by Ton Roosendaal.
Written by Ian Hubert.
Starring Derek de Lint,
Sergio Hasselbaink,
Rogier Schippers,
Vanja Rukavina,
Denise Rebergen,
Jody Bhe,
Chris Haley.
Music by Joram Letwory.
Cinematography Joris Kerbosch.
Distributed by Blender Foundation.
Release date(s) September 26th, 2012.
Running time 12 minutes 14 seconds.
Country Netherlands.
Language English.

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Oct 24, 2015

Upgrading the quantum computer

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Theoretical physicists have proposed a scalable quantum computer architecture. The new model, developed by Wolfgang Lechner, Philipp Hauke and Peter Zoller, overcomes fundamental limitations of programmability in current approaches that aim at solving real-world general optimization problems by exploiting quantum mechanics.

Within the last several years, considerable progress has been made in developing a quantum computer, which holds the promise of solving problems a lot more efficiently than a classical computer. Physicists are now able to realize the basic building blocks, the quantum bits (qubits) in a laboratory, control them and use them for simple computations. For practical application, a particular class of quantum computers, the so-called adiabatic quantum computer, has recently generated a lot of interest among researchers and industry. It is designed to solve real-world optimization problems conventional computers are not able to tackle. All current approaches for adiabatic quantum computation face the same challenge: The problem is encoded in the interaction between qubits; to encode a generic problem, an all-to-all connectivity is necessary, but the locality of the physical quantum bits limits the available interactions.

“The programming language of these systems is the individual interaction between each physical qubit. The possible input is determined by the hardware. This means that all these approaches face a fundamental challenge when trying to build a fully programmable quantum computer,” explains Wolfgang Lechner from the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Innsbruck.

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Oct 24, 2015

Deus Ex Live Action Trailer

Posted by in categories: entertainment, singularity

An interesting look at the singularity gone awry. No other form of fiction (in any medium) even comes close to truly and honestly exploring our immediate future — be it for good OR for ill.
Fantastic game, too.


The political and moral struggle of Deus Ex: Human Revolution (http://www.lazygamer.net)

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Oct 24, 2015

CGI **AWARD-WINNING** Sci-Fi Short Film “Abiogenesis”

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space

Watch this fantastic and breathtaking science fiction short film by the incredibly talented Richard Mans! See how a strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation, that has profound implications for an entire galaxy. For more information about this film, please see the details and links below:

http://www.abiogenesisfilm.com
http://www.facebook.com/abiogenesisfilm

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Oct 24, 2015

REWIND — Cancelled TV show pilot — Time Travel Sci-fi/Action (Promo)

Posted by in categories: entertainment, military, time travel

Interesting pilot. Too bad it was never picked up for a full run.


Cancelled TV pilot of the sci-fi series; REWIND (Series 01 — episode 01)

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Oct 24, 2015

E N V O Y

Posted by in categories: entertainment, futurism

Fantastic short film… AND it’s aparently getting expanded to full feature film. Which is AWESOME.


For best viewing please watch in 1080 HD, Full Screen, on High Volume.

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Oct 24, 2015

Physicist finds mysterious anti-electron clouds inside thunderstorm

Posted by in category: climatology

A terrifying few moments flying into the top of an active thunderstorm in a research aircraft has led to an unexpected discovery that could help explain the longstanding mystery of how lightning gets initiated inside a thunderstorm.

University of New Hampshire physicist Joseph Dwyer and lightning science colleagues from the University of California at Santa Cruz and Florida Tech describe the turbulent encounter and discovery in a paper to be published in the Journal of Plasma Physics.

In August 2009, Dwyer and colleagues were aboard a National Center for Atmospheric Research Gulfstream V when it inadvertently flew into the extremely violent thunderstorm—and, it turned out, through a large cloud of positrons, the antimatter opposite of electrons, that should not have been there.

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Oct 24, 2015

When Facebook Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, privacy

Every time you log in to Facebook, every time you click on your News Feed, every time you Like a photo, every time you send anything via Messenger, you add another data point to the galaxy they already have regarding you and your behavior. That, in turn, is a tiny, insignificant dot within their vast universe of information about their billion-plus users.

It is probable that Facebook boasts the broadest, deepest, and most comprehensive dataset of human information, interests, and activity ever collected. (Only the NSA knows for sure.) Google probably has more raw data, between Android and searches–but the data they collect is (mostly) much less personal. Of all the Stacks, I think it’s fair to say, Facebook almost certainly knows you best.

They can use this data for advertising, which is contentious, I suppose; but much worse, it’s boring. What’s long been more interesting to me is the possibility of interpolating from this data, i.e. deducing from your online behavior things that you never explicitly revealed to Facebook–and extrapolating from it, i.e. predicting your reactions to new information and new situations. What’s interesting is the notion that Facebook might be able to paint an extraordinarily accurate pointillist picture of you, with all the data points you give it as the pixels.

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Oct 24, 2015

Male And Female Hearts Don’t Age In The Same Way

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

After a 10 year study of 3000 people, researchers have made the surprising discovery that hearts age differently in men and women.

We need personalised medicine

We know people age differently, both inside and outside. This is down to a complex interplay of genetics and environment, which leads to significant variation in the aging process for all of us. What we didn’t expect was that such a striking difference would emerge between the genders. So what does this mean? Could there be more we’re missing?

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Oct 24, 2015

Next-gen 5G mobile networks may use spectrum up to 71 GHz

Posted by in category: internet

5G networks are still several years off, but the Federal Communications Commission is already gearing up for their deployment by drafting rules that would allow companies to broadcast cellular signals in extremely high frequency spectrums.

The FCC has proposed new “flexible user service rules” that would permit the transmission of signals in the 28, 37, 39, and 64 to 71 GHz bands, all of which are well above the 700 to 2600 MHz bands that today’s 4G LTE networks typically use. The Commission is also seeking public comment on any other bands above 24 GHz that could be suitable for use.

There are obviously complications in getting mobile networks to work effectively using spectrum above 28 GHz, including distance limits and the ease of obstruction. However the FCC believes that these complications can be overcome, paving the way for 5G networks between 1 and 10 Gbps.

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