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Apr 11, 2018

Five Years After The Higgs, What Else Has The LHC Found?

Posted by in category: physics

Sure, we found the Higgs Boson at the LHC earlier this decade. But what else has, and more importantly, hasn’t turned up?

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Apr 11, 2018

Turbulent Hydro in 2 Minutes

Posted by in category: futurism

Our founder introduces you the new hydropower technology that is going to make hydropower Green again!

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Apr 11, 2018

The Cities of the Future Might Have Drone Highways

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

A futuristic plan for Shenzhen, China proposes self-driving car tunnels and drone-specific highway lanes.

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Apr 11, 2018

Using Sound To Levitate And Move Things In Three Dimensions

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

ultrasonic 3D levitation
Japanese researchers have developed a way of not only levitating, but also moving objects three dimensionally using sound waves. The device uses four arrays of speakers to make soundwaves that intersect at a focal point that can be moved up, down, left, and right using external controls. And to human ears the device is completely quiet, as it uses ultrasound.

Occupational exposure to ultrasound in excess of 120 dB may lead to hearing loss. Exposure in excess of 155 dB may produce heating effects that are harmful to the human body, and it has been calculated that exposures above 180 dB may lead to death.[45] The UK’s independent Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation (AGNIR) produced a report in 2010, which was published by the UK Health Protection Agency (HPA). This report recommended an exposure limit for the general public to airborne ultrasound sound pressure levels (SPL) of 70 dB (at 20 kHz), and 100 dB (at 25 kHz and above).

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Apr 11, 2018

An Invisibility Cloak That Uses Quantum Stealth

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Using quantum stealth, the technology provides complete imperceptibility across the visible, infrared, and ultraviolet spectrum by bending light around objects.

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Apr 11, 2018

What’s the Future of Graphic Design? | Expert Roundup

Posted by in category: futurism

View our exclusive interviews with graphic design experts as they discuss where the future of their industry is headed.

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Apr 11, 2018

Sensors Lead A New Age Of Man-Machine Collaboration

Posted by in categories: energy, health

“We shape our tools”, the old maxim goes, “and thereafter our tools shape us.” But what if both man and tools could shape and guide each other — as equals?

That’s the dream of the Senior Director of Advanced Technology at InvenSense, a TDK Group Company, Dr. Peter G. Hartwell, who believes we are heading into a profound new age of man-machine collaboration, led by breakthroughs in sensor technology. “Some problems simply can’t be solved using human senses or machine capabilities alone; we need a fusion of the two,” says Hartwell.

The problems which Hartwell targets are at the very core of a life well lived: customized health care, more energy-efficient infrastructure, productive workplaces, safer cities, and improved environmental monitoring.

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Apr 11, 2018

Earthscraper: Inverted Pyramid Spans 1000 Vertical Feet Down

Posted by in category: habitats

Skyscrapers shoot up in most cities, but what are developers to do in growing places where new building construction is limited to less than ten stories tall?

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Apr 11, 2018

Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years

Posted by in category: futurism

Explore our graphical guide to the advances of the future, from 2013 to 2150.

As we begin a new year, BBC Future has compiled 40 intriguing predictions made by scientists, politicians, journalists, bloggers and other assorted pundits in recent years about the shape of the world from 2013 to 2150.

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Apr 11, 2018

This New Google Project Is So Futuristic You Won’t Be Able To Understand It

Posted by in categories: entertainment, futurism

Get ready to lift your jaw off the floor.

It seems that the intricacies of technology are only speeding up, and every day we get closer to the sci-fi future predicted in so many novels and movies.

In a recent video from Google, we got a look into what that future might look like. Google introduced a new product called Project Soli, which uses radar technology to detect movements to such a detailed degree that you can use subtle finger movements to control it.

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