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Aug 19, 2018

Turbine creates energy from oncoming traffic

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

Our freeways and highways could really use this. What do you think?

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Aug 19, 2018

Renewable resort: Greek island to run on wind, solar power

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

The innovative 800-kilowatt wind turbine is an effort to protect the environment and attract tourism.

TILOS, Greece (AP) — When the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, the small Greek island of Tilos will become the first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power.

The sea horse-shaped Greek island between Rhodes and Kos has a winter population of 400. But that swells to as many as 3,000 people in the summer, putting an impossible strain on its dilapidated power supply.

This summer, technicians are conducting the final tests on a renewable replacement system that will be fully rolled out later this year. It will allow Tilos to run exclusively on high-tech batteries recharged by a wind turbine and a solar park.

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Aug 19, 2018

A $1 Billion Telescope That Will Take Pictures 10 Times Sharper Than Hubble’s Is Now Officially Under Way

Posted by in categories: alien life, transportation

In astronomy, cutting-edge technology often begins with a bunch of bulldozers, busted rocks, and dump trucks.

So it goes with the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), which will be the world’s largest and most powerful when it sees “first light” in 2024. Astronomers hope to use the huge observatory to study the ancient universe and look for signs of alien life.

Construction crews atop a Chilean mountain range broke ground for the $US1 billion project on Tuesday.

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Aug 19, 2018

The Technological Future of Surgery: New Surgical Robots are About to Enter the Operating Theatre

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

The SPORT Surgical System is a versatile Single Incision advanced robotic surgical system that features state of the art Multi-Articulated Instruments.

Credit: titan medical SPORT surgical system

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Aug 19, 2018

Disruptive Technologies and Dangerous Ideas — Ray Kurzweil & Peter Diamandis

Posted by in categories: Peter Diamandis, Ray Kurzweil

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Aug 19, 2018

Combating Crime in a Virtual Future Filled with Love and Sex

Posted by in categories: sex, virtual reality

It’s unclear whether we’ll actually reach the point of achieving legitimate mind-uploading, which addresses the dilemma of physical continuity. What is clear, however, is that virtual reality is quickly making room for the ability of users to fall in love. In so doing, this will also make room for other ventures—both positive (sex) and problematic (crime).

As we continue pushing forward towards a future of sexual abundance, whereby getting into bed with technology is the new norm, we’ll also need to remain vigilant against criminals who wish to exploit us — even sexually.

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Aug 19, 2018

Workhorse brings an electric pickup truck, helicopter to Manhattan

Posted by in category: transportation

Workhorse, with its 120 employees, hopes to beat larger players to market.

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Aug 19, 2018

Why Alien Life Would be our Doom — The Great Filter

Posted by in category: alien life

Finding alien life on a distant planet would be amazing news — or would it? If we are not the only intelligent life in the universe, this probably means our days are numbered and doom is certain.

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Aug 19, 2018

Get an Inside Look at SpaceX’s Astronaut Training Sims

Posted by in category: space travel

SpaceX’s first crew is starting training on cockpit simulators and replicas of the spacecraft that will take them to the ISS.

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Aug 19, 2018

Super-resolution microscope reveals secrets of deadly Nipah virus

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The deadly Nipah virus and others like it assemble themselves in a much more haphazard manner than previously thought, new UBC research has found. The discovery could allow scientists to develop more effective vaccines and rule out many approaches to fighting these viruses.

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