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Apr 14, 2016

Flexible Sheet Camera Captures Images (Selfies) No Matter How You Bend It

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The applications for a bendable lens are endless.

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Apr 14, 2016

James Cameron confirms he is making four Avatar sequels

Posted by in category: entertainment

We’d already heard rumors that James Cameron had found three sequels a little limiting for his Avatar follow-ups, and on stage at CinemaCon today he made it official. The filmmaker announced that no less than four new sequels to his 3D epic are in the works, with the first hitting theaters in 2018.

The filmmaker discussed the many ways in which he is expanding the world — a theme park with Disney in in the works, and his company has signed a deal with Dark Horse Comics for graphic novel spin-offs — but the movies themselves are obviously the biggest component. The Avatar sequels have been a moving target since he first announced he was working on them, and Cameron has since assembled what amounts to a screenwriting superteam to break the story for the various films. As it stands, the second film in the series will be coming out in the holiday season of 2018, with the subsequent films arriving in 2020, 2022, and 2023.

“It’s going to be a true epic saga that’s told in this rich and complex world,” Cameron assured the theater owners, while also taking the moment on stage to voice his support for exclusive theatrical windows for movie releases — a hot topic at this year’s show thanks to the recent emergence of Sean Parker’s The Screening Room initiative, which would allow audiences to rent first-run movies from their living room. As Cameron framed it, technology threatening movie theaters was nothing new. “There’s always been some kind of threat to the theater-going experience,” he said, “but we’ve always answered that threat in the same way. By being great, and showmanship.”

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Apr 14, 2016

Someone’s made an actual, working hoverboard

Posted by in category: transportation

Introducing… the ZR Flyboard.

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Apr 14, 2016

Carbyne: Scientists create ‘holy grail’ strongest material in the world that’s tougher than graphene

Posted by in category: materials

Elusive ‘wonder material’ takes graphene’s title as the strongest substance ever made.

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Apr 14, 2016

Apple Car Spy Video

Posted by in category: transportation

First ever leaked footage of Apple’s secret electric car project.


Apple Car prototype testing at ‘Project Titan’ secret indoor facility. Recorded by unknown employee. This is the first ever leaked footage of Apple’s secret electric car.

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Apr 14, 2016

Stem Cell Technique Could Regenerate Any Human Tissue Damaged

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Taking their cue from salamander regeneration, a team led by the University of New South Wales says that a stem cell therapy capable of regenerating any human tissue damaged by injury, disease, or aging could be available within a few years, thanks to an innovative new technique.

While stem cells have worked wonders in medicinal research, showing signs of curing everything from spinal cord injuries to blindness, they’ve always had their shortcomings. But one study is promising a new “game changing” technique for stem cells.

Taking their cue from salamander regeneration, new research led by the University of New South Wales says that a stem cell therapy capable of regenerating any human tissue damaged by injury, disease, or aging could be available within a few years, through an innovative new technique.

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Apr 14, 2016

Clothes that Transmit Digital Data Are Coming

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, electronics, health, mobile phones, neuroscience, wearables

Imagine shirts that act as antennas for smartphones or tablets, workout clothes that monitor fitness level or even a flexible fabric cap that senses activity in the brain!

All this will soon be possible as the researchers working on wearable electronics have been able to embroider circuits into fabric with super precision — a key step toward the design of clothes that gather, store or transmit digital information.

“A revolution is happening in the textile industry. We believe that functional textiles are an enabling technology for communications and sensing and one day, even for medical applications like imaging and health monitoring,” said lead researcher John Volakis from Ohio State University.

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Apr 14, 2016

Ghost In The Shell Begins Production

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While she’s still in the thick of her publicity tour for Captain America: Winter Soldier, Scarlett Johansson’s next big genre project is getting underway.

Today, Paramount Pictures announced that The Ghost in the Shell has started filming, providing fans with their first look at the anticipated adaptation.

The film is based onShirowMasamune’s cyberpunkmanga of the same name.

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Apr 14, 2016

Presenting Oscar

Posted by in category: futurism

Hello world, here is Oscar! #projectoscar

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Apr 14, 2016

Researchers at New York University are looking 25 years ahead to predict the role artificial intelligence will play in living, learning and research

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

“Advanced cyber-learning environments that involve virtual reality and artificial intelligence innovations are becoming powerful tools that can facilitate the explorations and conversations needed to solve society’s challenges,” said NYU engineer Dr Winslow Burleson. “Cyber-learning is an essential tool for envisioning, refining, and creating a utopian world in which we are actively ‘elearning to be’ — deeply engaged in intrinsically motivating experiences that empower each of us to reach our full potential.”

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