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Apr 10, 2016

Antipode Plane

Posted by in category: transportation

London to New York…

…in 11 minutes. MINUTES.

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Apr 10, 2016

Scientists May Have Just Discovered a Parallel Universe Leaking Into Ours

Posted by in category: cosmology

Strange light in space could prove to be earth-shattering.

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Apr 9, 2016

Japan is considering giving away free money

Posted by in categories: economics, finance, government

The Japanese government is considering giving away money ‘vouchers’ to poor young people to boost consumption, according to reports.

Following the examples of Finland, Canada and the Netherlands, Japan is considering the introduction of basic income, a tax-free income, after recent surveys showed that under-34s in Japan have cut spending by 11.7 per cent year on year.

Proponents of basic income say that not only does it reduce financial poverty but it has a number of other benefits, such as rewarding unpaid activities not recognised as economic contributions (parenting, for instance).

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Apr 9, 2016

Global warming is changing the way the Earth spins on its axis

Posted by in category: sustainability

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds.

Melting ice sheets — especially in Greenland — are changing the distribution of weight on Earth.

And that has caused both the North Pole and the wobble, which is called polar motion, to change course, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science Advances.

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Apr 9, 2016

Obama warned by China against undermining ‘national security’ interests

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, quantum physics

Interesting: China wants more cross sharing of Cyber Security information with US. This will only get more interesting with the advancement of Quantum tech.

Article’s headline “Obama warned by China against undermining ‘national security’ interests”.


He made the remarks while addressing the Korean Peninsula situation in separate meetings here with U.S. President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye on the sidelines of the fourth Nuclear Security Summit (NSS).

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Apr 9, 2016

Why E.T. Would Also Breathe Oxygen

Posted by in category: alien life

As the third most abundant element in the universe, oxygen is both abundant and the best element in the periodic table from which to produce energy for metabolism. That’s one reason planetary scientist David Catling argues that E.T. would also breathe oxygen; as noted in this article blast from the past.


What are the odds that visiting space aliens could simply walk off their craft and start breathing our own oxygen-rich atmosphere?

Better than is generally appreciated; even among some astrobiologists.

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Apr 9, 2016

Building Trust in Self-Driving Cars Through Biofeedback

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Nice


BraiQ wants to use bio sensors to teach you to trust your self-driving car.

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Apr 9, 2016

Why Carbon’s M1 3D Printer Subscription-Pricing Model Is a Brilliant Move

Posted by in category: 3D printing

Here’s everything you should know about the much-anticipated launch of Carbon’s (formerly Carbon3D’s) M1 3D printer, powered by its speedy CLIP technology.

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Apr 9, 2016

Nanoporous Material Displays Odd “Breathing” Habit

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, materials

Simulation of DUT-49 atom arrangement when it has not contracted. Image: © F.-X. Coudert/CNRSHigh-tech sponges of infinitely small, nanoporous materials can capture and release gaseous or liquid chemicals in a controlled way. A team of French and German researchers from the Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris (CNRS/Chimie ParisTech) and the Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier (CNRS/Université de Montpellier/ENSCM) has developed and described one of these materials, DUT-49, whose behavior is totally counterintuitive.

When pressure is increased for a sample of DUT-49 to absorb more gas, the material contracts suddenly and releases its contents — as if, when inhaling, the lungs contracted and expelled the air that they contained. This work, published in Nature, makes it possible to envisage innovative behavior in materials science.

Capturing toxic molecules in ambient air, storing hydrogen, targeting drug release — the list of applications that could use flexible nanoporous materials is endless. These materials use the large surface area in their pores to capture and store gaseous or liquid molecules: this phenomenon is called adsorption. Their pores can adsorb impressive quantities of products; they keep getting bigger until they reach their flexibility limit.

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Apr 9, 2016

China Is Launching Oil Into Space in Order to Find More Oil on Earth

Posted by in category: space

Very odd.


Here are some of the stories we’re reading this morning.

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