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May 13, 2019

NASA Is Working on Electric Planes Powered by Cryogenic Hydrogen

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

To clean up the aviation industry, NASA-funded scientists are working to develop an all-electric aircraft powered by cryogenically-liquified hydrogen fuel.

The University of Illinois scientists behind the project nailed down $6 million over three years from NASA to develop the tech, according to a university-published press release — tech that could, if the project pans out, revolutionize the aviation industry.

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May 13, 2019

Amazon Now Has Machines to Automatically Box Up Orders

Posted by in category: futurism

But there are still plenty of humans involved in preparing orders.

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May 13, 2019

Fertilize the ocean, cool the planet?

Posted by in category: futurism

MIT researchers find unintended consequences of an idea to stimulate ocean phytoplankton growth in order to geoengineer a cooler atmosphere.

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May 13, 2019

US Army to test radical ‘Iron Man’ bullet-proof liquid armour

Posted by in category: entertainment

Circa 2016


U.Scientists are working on next-generation combat wear for soldiers inspired by the nano suit worn in the Iron Man films — and say it could be just two years away.

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May 13, 2019

Want a tougher space suit? Just add liquid

Posted by in category: space

Using a special liquid, engineers are designing new treatments for spacesuits so that they can better resist puncturing from tiny meteorites and other hazards.

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May 13, 2019

Atlas is rockstar cross-stepper over tricky terrain

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Robot enthusiasts were sending up cheers this month to the team advancing Atlas into an even more human-like walker through obstacles including a bunch of cinder blocks and a balance beam. They have turned Atlas into the very credible hulk, who wins the spotlight with its display of walking, which was recorded May 1.

The video is “IHMC Atlas Autonomous Path Planning Across Narrow Terrain.” Don’t miss the key word “narrow.” This is why the walk is being eyed as a big deal.

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May 13, 2019

Scientists Trained AI To Write Poetry, It’s Ready To Replace Shakespeare

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

Computer scientists the University of Melbourne in Australia and the University of Toronto in Canada have developed an algorithm that is capable of writing poetry following the rules of rhyme and metre.

With the use of poetries rules and taking the metre into account, this AI algorithm creates weaves of words and grouped them together to produce meaningful sentences.

This AI is trained extensively on the rules it needed to follow to craft an acceptable poem and the dataset researcher used to train the AI has over 2,600 real sonnets.

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May 13, 2019

Bacteria use cool trick to make ice

Posted by in category: futurism

By reordering nearby water molecules, Pseudomonas syringae bacteria can make ice.

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May 13, 2019

What’s going on with Iron Man’s armor in Avengers: Infinity War?

Posted by in category: futurism

Model-Prime armor is heading to the MCU.

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May 13, 2019

Watch Future Mars Settlers Ride a Space Elevator in This ‘Aniara’ Sci-Fi Film Clip

Posted by in categories: futurism, space

See some alternate posters, too!

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