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Nov 19, 2018

Kids Try VR

Posted by in category: virtual reality

Kids Try Virtual Reality

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Nov 19, 2018

Humanoid robot mirrors user movements

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, virtual reality

Control this humanoid robot in VR.

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Nov 19, 2018

Virtual Reality Waterslide

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This VR waterslide looks amazing.

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Nov 19, 2018

Robot VR Experience

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, virtual reality

Robots help extend VR into the real-world.

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Nov 19, 2018

Is Artificial Intelligence Dangerous? 6 AI Risks Everyone Should Know About

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Misalignment between our goals and the machine’s

Part of what humans value in AI-powered machines is their efficiency and effectiveness. But, if we aren’t clear with the goals we set for AI machines, it could be dangerous if a machine isn’t armed with the same goals we have. For example, a command to “Get me to the airport as quickly as possible” might have dire consequences. Without specifying that the rules of the road must be respected because we value human life, a machine could quite effectively accomplish its goal of getting you to the airport as quickly as possible and do literally what you asked, but leave behind a trail of accidents.

Discrimination.

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Nov 19, 2018

Thin, Flexible New Solar Cells Could Soon Line Your Shirt

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability, transportation

A new kind of solar cell called a perovskite is improving rapidly, bringing the prospect of solar-powered vehicles, clothing, and windows closer to reality.

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Nov 19, 2018

Scientists Just Proved A Fundamental Quantum Physics Problem is Unsolvable

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

Scientists have proven for the very first time that one of the most fundamental problems of particle and quantum physics is mathematically unsolvable.

In short, they show that regardless of how no matter how perfectly we can mathematically describe a material on the microscopic level, we are never going to be able to predict its macroscopic behavior. Never.

The work was published in Nature.

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Nov 19, 2018

New VR simulation lets you explore supermassive black hole

Posted by in categories: cosmology, virtual reality

For the first ever time, scientists have created a virtual reality (VR) simulation of Sagittarius A*- the black hole at the center of our galaxy. The simulation allows helps viewers to better visualize the phenomenon and study the black holes as well.

With the aim of creating a VR simulation of Sagittarius A*, scientists at Radboud University, The Netherlands and Goethe University, Germany come together and used an astrophysical model of Sagittarius A*. Through this model, they were able to capture an image series that then put together to create a 360-degree virtual reality simulation of the black hole.

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Nov 19, 2018

Lockheed Martin begins building ‘son of Concorde’ supersonic plane

Posted by in category: transportation

It can fly from London to New York in THREE HOURS 🤯.

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Nov 19, 2018

Star Trek–like Tech Seals Wounds With a Laser

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, materials

On Star Trek: The Next Generation, Commander Riker had an impressive ability to receive head wounds. Luckily for him, Dr. Crusher could whip out the “dermal regenerator,” a handheld sci-fi tool that healed skin wounds with a colorful laser.


In early tests, this laser-activated silk and gold material held wounds together better than stitches or glue.

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