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Dec 4, 2018

Scientists create ‘liquid crystal’ that gets THICKER when stretched

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, engineering

The discovery by researchers at the University of Leeds marks a major breakthrough which has eluded material scientists for more than 30 years.

The ‘auxetic’ stretching property, which is found in human tendons and cat skin, had only been recreated using conventional materials.

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Dec 4, 2018

Physicists Have Announced The Discovery Of Four Black Hole Mergers After Observation Of Gravitational Waves

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics

Physicists creating the Gravitational Wave Transient Catalog have discovered four new black hole mergers through the detection of gravitational waves.

Over the weekend in Maryland, physicists involved in the Virgo and LIGO project made the exciting announcement that they had discovered four completely new black hole mergers which came about after gravitational waves were detected around these black holes. This includes what is thought to be the largest black hole collision that we currently know about, which occurred a whopping 5 billion years ago. This monstrous collision created a black hole so big that it is 80 times larger than the sun.

As Ars Technica reports, the four new black hole mergers that have been discovered will be included in a very special piece of research known as the Gravitational Wave Transient Catalog, or GWTC-1, whose aim will be to report on gravitational wave events like these and document them thoroughly. Including the four new black hole mergers that were just detected, there will now be 11 gravitational wave events to catalog.

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Dec 4, 2018

The US Military Is Genetically Engineering New Life Forms To Detect Enemy Subs

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics, military

The Pentagon is also looking at living camouflage, self-healing paint, and a variety of other applications of engineered organisms, but the basic science remains a challenge.

How do you detect submarines in an expanse as large as the ocean? The U.S. military hopes that common marine microorganisms might be genetically engineered into living tripwires to signal the passage of enemy subs, underwater vessels, or even divers.

It’s one of many potential military applications for so-called engineered organisms, a field that promises living camouflage that reacts to its surroundings to better avoid detection, new drugs and medicines to help deployed forces survive in harsh conditions, and more. But the research is in its very early stages, military officials said.

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Dec 4, 2018

9 Pieces of Bionic Tech That Will Make You Superhuman

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, transhumanism

Check out these bionic technologies that equip people to do more and give a glimpse of our superhuman future.

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Dec 4, 2018

SpaceX is attempting to launch 64 small satellites into orbit

Posted by in category: satellites

WATCH LIVE: SpaceX is attempting to launch 64 small satellites into orbit. Launching so many satellites at once is not easy. Each one has to deploy without hitting the rocket or one another.

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Dec 4, 2018

US life expectancy drops again as opioid deaths and suicide rates rise

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

An American born in 2017 is expected to live to be 78.6 years old, according to data from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. That’s one-tenth of a year lower than the previous year, or, put another way, it shaves 1.2 months off the life expectancy of a baby born in 2016. Life expectancy dropped from 2014 to 2015, then held steady in 2016, the CDC said.

The decline is a troubling sign for the United States, which already usually ranks lowest among other wealthy countries for life expectancy.

The top three causes of death, unchanged from previous years, were heart disease, cancer and unintentional injuries. The report attributed the drop in life expectancy to increases in mortality from unintentional injuries, which includes most fatal drug overdoses, among other factors.

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Dec 4, 2018

Geminids meteor shower in PH skies from Dec. 14 to Dec. 17, says PAGASA

Posted by in category: futurism

By Ellalyn de Vear-Ruiz

Amazing streaks of light from the Geminids meteor shower will be dazzling the Philippine night skies until December 17.

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Dec 4, 2018

Jedi Master in VR

Posted by in categories: entertainment, virtual reality

I want to play!

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Game: facebook.com/beatsaber

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Dec 4, 2018

Microsoft is building its own Chrome browser to replace Edge

Posted by in category: internet

This is a massive change for Microsoft and Windows 10.


Redmond makes a big change to compete on the web.

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Dec 3, 2018

Hello, asteroid Bennu

Posted by in category: space travel

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission flew over two billion miles through space to meet you. Here, the spacecraft’s camera captures a full rotation of the asteroid from only about 50 miles away: https://go.nasa.gov/2rhr6a3&h=AT1i_D7IINmmgUy-jZJD7S-NBK6d4F…dBHOk_2iFA OSIRIS-REx will study Bennu for almost a year and eventually select a location to collect a sample to return to Earth. #WelcomeToBennu

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