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May 28, 2024

Space Force taking the long view of satellite servicing, with an industry in the balance

Posted by in categories: finance, military, space

And officials can come at those in slightly different ways — meaning that there isn’t necessarily a disconnect between SPACECOM and Space Force, she noted.

But, writ large, Christensen isn’t convinced most new commercial space companies currently being funded by venture capital — whether looking to provide satellite servicing or remote sensing or delivery via rocket — will be able to make it long term without Pentagon and IC dollars.

“I think the US national security community is going to shape commercial space for the foreseeable future,” she said.

May 28, 2024

Researchers’ Study Suggests That, Once Upon a Time, There Was No Entanglement

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

Ask anyone working in quantum computing and they may tell you they have been dealing with the frustratingly contrarian and intricately delicate state of entanglement since the beginning of time. However, a new study suggests this might be impossible. In fact, entanglement may have been absent in the earliest moments of the universe, researchers are reporting — a hypothesis that would — if validated — challenge our understanding of quantum mechanics and the nature of time itself.

The research, detailed in a paper by Jim Al-Khalili, of the University of Surrey and Eddy Keming Chen, University of California, San Diego and published on the pre-print server ArXiv, explores the so-called entanglement past hypothesis. In the study, the researchers explore why time only flows in one direction, a fundamental concept in both quantum physics and thermodynamics.

According to the researchers the concept of quantum entanglement, where two particles become so deeply linked that their properties seem to remain interconnected regardless of the distance between them, is central to modern quantum mechanics. It’s also a key ingredient for the potential of quantum computers to tackle massively complex calculations. It’s also why quantum computing is so vexing, because entanglement can be disrupted by external influences, leading to a process known as decoherence.

May 28, 2024

Watergen USA

Posted by in category: sustainability

face_with_colon_three This device can save cities from lack of fresh water.


Discover Watergen’s patented atmospheric drinking water (AWG) technology that creates high quality drinking water from air for people everywhere.

May 28, 2024

Fake video showing ‘world’s first head transplant system’ could actually be a glimpse into the future

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism

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Medical technology has come a long way, with a whole heap of procedures becoming possible in ways that wouldn’t have been dreamed of by doctors a generation or two ago.

Still, there are always new ideas coming to the forefront, as demonstrated by the concept of BrainBridge, a fake start-up designed to look like it could complete a full human head transplant sooner than you might think.

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May 28, 2024

How Does Technology Shape the Toy Industry?

Posted by in categories: education, robotics/AI

New technology is shaping the toy industry by making manufacturing more efficient and the toy playing experience more immersive.

Modern smart toys, designed to provide a more immersive experience, often feature artificial intelligence (AI), Bluetooth connectivity, and sensors. These could include toys such as educational tablets that adapt to a child’s learning pace or robotic animals that can respond to voice commands.

May 28, 2024

World’s first bioprocessor uses 16 human brain organoids for ‘a million times less power’ consumption than a digital chip

Posted by in categories: biological, computing, neuroscience

Swiss startup claims its Neuroplatform is a first for biocomputing.

May 28, 2024

‘Dressed’ Laser Aimed at Clouds May be Key to Inducing Rain, Lightning

Posted by in categories: climatology, geoengineering, particle physics

This laser can simply control the weather to induce rain restoring regions back to their original states. It could also prevent weather aswell too. This could be used in cities to control the weather.


The adage “Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it,” may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of Central Florida’s College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona further develop a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger lightning.

The solution? Surround the beam with a second beam to act as an energy reservoir, sustaining the central beam to greater distances than previously possible. The secondary “dress” beam refuels and helps prevent the dissipation of the high-intensity primary beam, which on its own would break down quickly. A report on the project, “Externally refueled optical filaments,” was recently published in Nature Photonics.

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May 28, 2024

Dead birds made into drones could spy on animals or humans

Posted by in categories: alien life, drones, military

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Drones combining the bodies of taxidermy pheasants and pigeons, with flapping wing mechanisms closely mimic living birds.

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May 28, 2024

Thinking of Consciousness as Waves

Posted by in category: neuroscience

First written: Dec 14, 2018, Last update: Jan 2, 2019.

How can we think about the relationship between the conscious and the physical? In this essay, I wish to propose a way of thinking about it that might be fruitful and surprisingly intuitive, namely to think of consciousness as waves.

The idea is quite simple: one kind of conscious experience corresponds to, or rather conforms to description in terms of, one kind of wave. And by combining different kinds of waves, we can obtain an experience with many different properties in one.

May 28, 2024

Are the percentages of dark matter and dark energy stable?

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics, time travel

Are dark matter and dark energy stable and constant? Since we don’t understand their true physical nature, we can’t be sure. But astronomers can see if they vary depending on which direction in space they look. This is a test of whether the universe is lopsided or the same everywhere (the physics term for this is isotropic). It turns out that the amount of dark matter surrounding galaxies is the same in every direction, and the strength of dark energy is also the same in every direction.

To see whether the influence of dark matter and dark energy has changed over cosmic time, astronomers look deep into space. Distant light is old light, so telescopes act as time machines, probing billions of years into the past. By measuring the redshift and brightness of distant objects, astronomers map out the expansion history of the universe. Dark matter dominated for most of that history since the Big Bang. That’s because when the universe was smaller, the gravity exerted by dark matter was stronger, while the force exerted by dark energy has stayed the same. Now is the only time in the entire history of the universe when the two entities’ influences are about equal. In the future, the effects of dark energy will increasingly dominate, and the universe will accelerate forever.

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