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Feb 18, 2016

The next tallest building in the world could be in Tokyo — here’s what it would look like if built

Posted by in category: habitats

At almost double the height of the world’s current tallest building, the Sky Mile Tower would rise a mile high into the sky.

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Feb 18, 2016

World’s first wireless flexible smartphone lets you ‘feel’ an ebook

Posted by in category: mobile phones

Flexible smartphones were once talked about as being the ‘next big thing’ for the industry, but apart from the occasional limited demonstration at a convention, the hype surrounding the technology has died down – possibly because it’s taking so long to arrive. But now, Canadian researchers have created a device that may be the first step toward a truly flexible smartphone screen.

Created by researchers at Queen’s University Human Media Lab, the prototype ReFlex is the world’s first flexible smartphone to feature a full-color, high-resolution display and wireless technology.

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Feb 18, 2016

Welcome to Major Mouse Testing Project

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, life extension

The MMTP needs your support!

Have you ever considered your destiny may depend upon, you personally? And beyond that, have you considered the destiny of many others may depend upon your actions? People who have changed the world, didn’t have any doubts that the future depended on their actions. Scientists, businessmen and famous public figures didn’t wait until someone did something important for the world. They took responsibility for what was happening around and acted, despite all the difficulties. Are you ready to become such a person? Maybe you too have always wanted to make a significant difference, but didn’t know where to begin? So spend a moment to read the information below.

Today there is a unique project being prepared by a group of scientists, activists and other like minded people from many countries. A project which will give us the opportunity to rescue millions of people from future suffering. The project brings the fight against aging to a global level. Each day people suffer and die from the many diseases associated with aging. Researchers worldwide are engaged in a valiant effort to save countless lives in the near future.

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Feb 18, 2016

Radio Flyer Partners With Tesla Motors to Release a Miniature Model S Electric Car for Children

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Radio Flyer has partnered with Tesla Motors to release a miniature Model S electric car for children. The vehicle has a top speed of six miles per hour, advanced battery technology, working headlights, a sound system, and other Model S inspired design elements.

The tiny cars will begin shipping in May 2016, and customers can preorder and build their little Model S now. The preorder process involves picking the color as well as optional spare batteries, a cover, and customizable license plate and parking sign.

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Feb 18, 2016

Tetrahedron Super Yacht appears to levitate over the sea

Posted by in category: transportation

Tetrahedron Super Yacht, designed by London-based architect Jonathan Schwinge, appears to fly above the water line thanks to a vertical strut attached to a submerged torpedo-shaped hull.

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Feb 18, 2016

The First Planet Discovered By Math

Posted by in categories: mathematics, physics, space

Two astronomers fought for credit when Neptune’s presence was confirmed in 1846: John Couch Adams from Britain, and Urbain Le Verrier from France. Both had used math and physics to predict Neptune’s position, but Le Verrier’s prediction turned out to be more accurate. See references.

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Feb 18, 2016

Google wants you to be able to vote online

Posted by in categories: governance, health

Like the idea of using Google to vote online for the best airline, steamed dumpling or health app?

What about using Google to vote for governor or president? That seems to be Google’s plan.

The search giant received a U.S. patent for a voting user interface (VUI). The interface would appear along with search results and would allow the user to vote for one or more contestants competing in a campaign.

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Feb 17, 2016

Atom Thick, 2D Semiconducting Material Could Revolutionize Computer Speed

Posted by in categories: computing, materials, particle physics

This 2D material is only one atom thick and allows electrical charges to move through it much faster, which would make computers remarkably faster.

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Feb 17, 2016

Leap Motion’s new motion-sensing tech is built for VR

Posted by in categories: electronics, virtual reality

For several years now, Leap Motion has been working on bringing hand gestures to virtual reality. And it makes sense; using your hands to move digital objects is way more natural than fiddling with a controller. But to do this, you needed to strap one of the company’s motion sensor peripherals in front of an existing VR headset, which is a little clunky to say the least. Plus, the sensor was still running the same software built for desktop PCs; a holdover from the days when Leap Motion’s main focus was the aforementioned PC accessory. Now, however, the company is ready to take the next leap forward. Today it’s announcing Orion, a brand new hardware and software solution that’s built just for VR.

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Feb 17, 2016

Neuroscientists reverse autism symptoms

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, neuroscience

Autism has diverse genetic causes, most of which are still unknown. About 1 percent of people with autism are missing a gene called Shank3, which is critical for brain development. Without this gene, individuals develop typical autism symptoms including repetitive behavior and avoidance of social interactions.

In a study of mice, MIT researchers have now shown that they can reverse some of those behavioral symptoms by turning the gene back on later in life, allowing the brain to properly rewire itself.

“This suggests that even in the adult brain we have profound plasticity to some degree,” says Guoping Feng, an MIT professor of brain and cognitive sciences. “There is more and more evidence showing that some of the defects are indeed reversible, giving hope that we can develop treatment for autistic patients in the future.”

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