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Apr 6, 2016

Samsung granted patent for smart contact lenses with a tiny camera

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In an ever expanding universe of wearables, Samsung is doing its best to keep all bases covered. Today, the publication of a patent application shows the company is developing smart contact lenses.

The patent application, filed in South Korea, shows a contact lens equipped with a tiny display, a camera, an antenna, and several sensors that detect movement and the most basic form of input using your eyes: blinking.

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Apr 6, 2016

Modernizing Manufacturing: How to Build the Satellite of the Future

Posted by in categories: futurism, satellites

Satellite manufacturing today is a lengthy, meticulous process; its high tech nature, and the cost in time and money make advances slow compared to sectors like the mobile industry. But an explosion in demand for connectivity and other space services is driving the need for ever-more capable satellites. It is at this crossroads, that bold new ideas are being forged.

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Apr 6, 2016

Do Aliens Exist? Here’s What Scientists Say About Life on Other Planets

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Aliens might be out there…watching.

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Apr 6, 2016

We have a very real opportunity to change how we age, be part of that change!

Posted by in category: life extension

Dear Friends,

This month we at the MMTP are launching our crowdfunding campaign on Our Senolytics research is very important to the field of aging and longevity research and if we successfully raise sufficient funds, we will be ready to make a significant impact on aging!

We are seeking like minded groups and organisations to show their support, by becoming our official supporters. Showing your support means your logo will be displayed on some of our official media and website, demonstrating you are standing with us to get this vital work underway.

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Apr 6, 2016

Elon Musk’s Space Dream Almost Killed Tesla

Posted by in categories: business, Elon Musk, military, space travel, sustainability

SpaceX started with a plan to send mice to Mars. It got crazier from there.

In late October 2001, Elon Musk went to Moscow to buy an intercontinental ballistic missile. He brought along Jim Cantrell, a kind of international aerospace supplies fixer, and Adeo Ressi, his best friend from Penn. Although Musk had tens of millions in the bank, he was trying to get a rocket on the cheap. They flew coach, and they were planning to buy a refurbished missile, not a new one. Musk figured it would be a good vehicle for sending a plant or some mice to Mars.

Ressi, a gangly eccentric, had been thinking a lot about whether his best friend had started to lose his mind, and he’d been doing his best to discourage the project. He peppered Musk with links to video montages of Russian, European, and American rockets exploding. He staged interventions, bringing Musk’s friends together to talk him out of wasting his money. None of it worked. Musk remained committed to funding a grand, inspirational spectacle in space and would spend all of his fortune to do it. And so Ressi went to Russia to contain Musk as best as he could. “Adeo would call me to the side and say, ‘What Elon is doing is insane. A philanthropic gesture? That’s crazy,’” said Cantrell. “He was seriously worried.”

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Apr 6, 2016

Planes Drop Seed Bombs

Posted by in category: sustainability

Seed Bombs = Aerial reforestation to foster new growth on damaged land.

Via Reuters.
Via Next Animation Studio.

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Apr 6, 2016

Famous Movie Scenes Before And After Visual Effects

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Dima Koslowski.

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Apr 6, 2016

New Discovery May Allow Us to Harness the Power of a Photon’s Spin

Posted by in category: particle physics

A strange new property of light, which correlates the spin of a light wave’s electric field with its momentum, could usher in a new age in photonics.

A new discovery links the spin and momentum of light waves, and could mean a major advance in the development of new photonic and spintronic devices.

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Apr 6, 2016

Salesforce: Future Works

Posted by in categories: finance, neuroscience

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Apr 6, 2016

I4is featured in Aerospace America: PROXIMA CENTAURI

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BY 2099.

The April issue of Aerospace America, the flagship journal of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), features an article on interstellar travel. Among the topics presented, i4is’ Project Dragonfly.

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