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May 17, 2019

NASA’s ‘warp drive’ engine WORKS and it could take humans to Mars in WEEKS

Posted by in categories: internet, quantum physics, space travel

THE results of a NASA test into “warp drive” technology have been leaked onto the internet — and apparently show it is possible.

The findings appear to be good news — that the new technology that could fly spaceships to Mars, put men on the moon in four hours and make flying cars possible actually works in theory.

The much-anticipated review of EmDrive space propulsion was not supposed to be released until December according to the International Business Times.

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May 17, 2019

Scientists are building a plane that doesn’t run on any fuel, and it could look like something out of ‘Star Trek’

Posted by in categories: futurism, space travel

Scientists have taken a major step towards creating an aircraft of the future, one powered by an ion drive rather than using moving parts and fuel like conventional aircraft.

In a paper published today in Nature, a team led by Steven Barrett from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) described how they created a so-called electroaerodynamic-powered plane, one that uses solid-state propulsion, meaning no propellers or jet engines with expendable fuel.

“The future of flight shouldn’t be things with propellers and turbines,” Barrett says in the video below. “[It] should be more like what you see in Star Trek, with a kind of blue glow and something that silently glides through the air.”

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May 17, 2019

Did ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Get the Science Right? A Lesson in Supersymmetry and Economy Class

Posted by in categories: cosmology, economics, physics, science

Is super asymmetry a thing? And do big physicists really travel economy class?

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May 17, 2019

Quantum black hole study opens bridge to another universe

Posted by in categories: cosmology, quantum physics

Circa 2013

Physicists have long thought that the singularities associated with gravity (like the inside of a black hole) should vanish in a quantum theory of gravity. It now appears that this may indeed be the case. Researchers in Uruguay and Louisiana have just published a description of a quantum black hole using loop quantum gravity in which the predictions of physics-ending singularities vanish, and are replaced by bridges to another universe.

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May 17, 2019

A Eurovision song created by AI: Blue Jeans and Bloody Tears

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

70 votes and so far on Reddit.

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May 17, 2019

Drone Could Help Firefighters

Posted by in categories: drones, entertainment

Latvian company Aerones created the machine, which — according to the company — can fly up to 984 feet, compared to 100-foot-height that firefighter ladders can reach. The drone is fitted with a water hose from a fire truck, and is controlled by a pilot on the ground remotely. However, the drone does suffer from low battery life, providing only 30 minutes flight time from a 90-minute charge. It’s still in development, but Aerones hopes to use the machine for real-life operations soon.

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May 17, 2019

Creating Superhumans Through Gene Manipulation and More

Posted by in category: futurism

Superhuman powers are rare, but some do exist. But what if scientists used gene manipulation to create humans with super strength and abilities in the future — like super soldiers?

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May 17, 2019

Self-repairing batteries: engineers develop a way to create high-capacity long-life batteries

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, mobile phones

Engineers at the University of Tokyo continually pioneer new ways to improve battery technology. Professor Atsuo Yamada and his team recently developed a material that can significantly extend the life of batteries and afford them higher capacities, as well.

From smartphones to pacemakers and cars, batteries power much of our world and their importance only continues to grow. There are two particular aspects of batteries that many believe need to improve to meet our future needs. These are the longevity of the and also its capacity—how much charge it can store.

The chances are your devices use a type of battery called a . But another kind based on sodium rather than lithium may become commonplace soon. Both kinds of battery can store and deliver a large amount of charge, thanks to the way constituent materials pass electrons around. But in both lithium and in sodium batteries, repeated cycles of charging and usage can significantly reduce the storage capacity over time.

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May 17, 2019

Darfon’s super-thin Maglev Keyboard will make notebooks even slimmer

Posted by in category: futurism

Instead of rubber cups, the Maglev Keyboard uses magnets to pop your keys right back up.

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May 17, 2019

Triumph Is Building an Electric Motorcycle

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Just like Harley-Davidson and Ducati.

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