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Jun 23, 2019

Military Robotic Vehicle Ready to Kick Ass With Minigun

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

They plan to use this robot in combat situation in the future.

All the video content used in this clip come from the U.S Department of Defense.

Jun 23, 2019

Uru Armor

Posted by in category: futurism

This page is based on the Marvel Comics.

Please take note that most of the information here does not relate to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Jun 23, 2019

These Contacts Let You Shoot Lasers From Your Eyes

Posted by in categories: futurism, security

Scientists developed a laser-shooting membrane that could be the future of security.

Jun 23, 2019

You Can Now Buy A Practical Gauss Gun

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel

Occasionally we come across a piece of information which reminds us that, while flying cars are still nowhere to be found, we’re definitely living in the future. Usually it’s about some new application of artificial intelligence, or maybe another success in the rapidly developing field of private spaceflight. But sometimes it’s when you look at a website and say to yourself: “Oh cool, they have 1.5kW electromagnetic accelerators in stock.”

Arcflash Labs, a partnership between [David Wirth] and [Jason Murray], have put their EMG-01A Gauss gun up for sale for anyone who’s brave enough and willing to put down $1,000 USD on what’s essentially a high-tech BB gun. The creators claim it obtains an efficiency of 6.5% out of its RC-style 6S LiPo battery pack, which allows it to fire over 100 rounds before needing to be recharged. Firing 4.6g steel projectiles at a rather leisurely 45 m/s, this futuristic weapon would be more of a match for tin cans than invading alien forces, but at least you’ll be blasting those cans from a position of supreme technical superiority.

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Jun 23, 2019

This Homemade Rail Gun Shoots ‘Ionized Plasma’ Bullets

Posted by in category: energy

Of all the crazy garage-built weapons I’ve ever come across, this one from YouTuber/tinkerer Alex Smyth is definitely one of the craziest. Aside from the fact that it looks like a prop that was stolen from the set of District 9, Smyth’s “phased plasma” gun doesn’t just fire normal projectiles. It’s actually designed to fire rounds filled with ionized plasma, which in turn should, at least in theory, explode on impact.

If you’re unfamiliar, a railgun is a type of weapon that uses electricity instead of gunpowder to fire a projectile. Leveraging a phenomenon called the Lorentz Force, rail guns work by delivering a high power electric pulse to a pair of conductive rails, which in turn generates a magnetic field and rapidly accelerates the bullet situated between them.

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Jun 23, 2019

Would you like to be able to shoot laser beams out of your eyeballs like Superman?

Posted by in categories: entertainment, materials

The flexible lasers, less than a thousandth of a millimetre thick, work as free-standing films and can stick to different materials including banknotes and contact lenses.…/science-has-peaked-we-can-now…/

Jun 23, 2019

Ministry of Defence appoints first female Chief Scientific Adviser

Posted by in category: futurism

The Ministry of Defence has appointed an Oxford University professor as its first female Chief Scientific Adviser.

Dame Angela McLean, 58, will oversee the department’s core research programme and technology strategy in the role.

She has been a senior research fellow at Oxford University since 1990 and currently works on Theoretical Life Science at All Souls College.

Jun 23, 2019

How Jeff Bezos came up with the name ‘Blue Origin’

Posted by in categories: economics, space travel

What’s in a name? A little thought and a good cause, according to Jeff Bezos who was recently pressed about why he named his space company “Blue Origin.”

The Amazon founder recently spoke at the JFK Library for a fireside chat event. During the 50 minute conversation, he was asked about his other company, Blue Origin.

Northwest is primed for the space economy.

Jun 23, 2019

Carl Sagan’s Solar Sail Is Finally Ready To Fly

Posted by in category: futurism

The Planetary Society is launching LightSail 2 to fulfill a vision rooted in the future.

Jun 23, 2019

Nano-Tech in Mcdonald’s Fake So-Called All White Meat Chicken Nuggets

Posted by in categories: food, nanotechnology

Would you like fries with your nano-nuggets?