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Mar 7, 2016

New ‘meta-skin’ to cloak objects from radars

Posted by in category: materials

New skin for keeping you under the radar.

Because the meta-skin is stretchable, it can be pulled tight to augment the range of radar frequencies trapped by the resonators.

The project set out to prove that that electromagnetic waves — “perhaps even the shorter wavelengths of visible light” — can be adequately suppressed with flexible, tunable liquid-metal technologies. The material is made up of rows of rings, with a radius of 0.1 inches (2.5mm) and gaps of 0.04 inches (1mm). They’re filled with galinstan, a metal alloy that remains liquid at room temperatures and is less toxic than metals who share this property, such as mercury. Each resonator acts like a small curved piece of liquid wire.

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Mar 7, 2016

A transgender, biotech-running cybercreator debates artificial intelligence

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

I find this all amusing. However, wide spread adoption is a hurdle that has to be addressed first around AI; and at it’s core is the lack of trust by consumers & businesses around technology that still has not eradicated and blocked cyber hacking and attacks.

Martine Rothblatt takes on the notion that AI is dangerous to humanity.

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Mar 7, 2016

Six Flags Entertainment : and Samsung Partner to Launch First Virtual Reality Roller Coasters in North America

Posted by in categories: entertainment, virtual reality

Wow; Six Flags new VR Roller coaster. My nephews are going to be excited.

Samsung is “Official Technology Partner” at Six Flags Theme Parks Nationwide.

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), and Samsung Electronics America, Inc., today announced a broad marketing partnership which appoints Samsung as the “Official Technology Partner” of the world’s largest regional theme park company. The partnership includes the debut of ground-breaking experiences coming to nine Six Flags parks — North America’s first Virtual Reality (VR) Roller Coasters, using Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus.

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Mar 7, 2016

Beauty brands hope virtual makeovers encourage shoppers to try new looks

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, virtual reality

VR latest experience in shopping.

Some beauty product retailers have turned to virtual reality technology to let customers try on products from their smartphones.

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Mar 7, 2016

Virtual reality on the cusp of enterprise adoption

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, internet, virtual reality, wearables

Many opportunities in the VR/ AR space for enterprise Apps, Platforms, and services. Over the years we all have seen many opportunities missed where companies did not do the proper value map assessment and apply their finding to their own prod roadmaps. I personally have created my own value map of VR & AR opportunities across various industries and their biz caps.; and hope that others have done the same around this technology.

But augmented reality might be the best stepping stone, Hardware, Gadgets, Developer, Internet of Things, Wearables, Google, HTC, Fujitsu, Epson.

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Mar 7, 2016

Google Ventures‘ Bill Maris Investing in Idea of Living to 500

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

This article is a year old, but it is the first I’ve seen it. This guy has access to hundreds of millions of dollars per year and has this wonderful quote to go with it: “If you ask me today, is it possible to live to be 500? The answer is yes,” Bill Maris says.

Bill Maris has $425 million to invest this year, and the freedom to invest it however he wants. He’s looking for companies that will slow aging, reverse disease, and extend life.

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Mar 7, 2016

Quantum mechanics is so weird that scientists need AI to design experiments

Posted by in categories: computing, information science, quantum physics, robotics/AI

Don’t let the title mislead you — Quantum is not going to require AI to operate or develop it’s computing capabilities. However, what is well known across Quantum communities is that AI will greatly benefit from the processing capabilities & performance of Quantum Computing. There has been a strong interest in marrying the 2 together. However, Quantum maturity gap and timing has not made that possible until recently resulting from the various discoveries in microchip development, programming language (Quipper) development, Q-Dots Silicon wafers, etc.

Researchers at the University of Vienna have created an algorithm that helps plan experiments in this mind-boggling field.

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Mar 7, 2016

The quantum computer that could ‘spell the end of encryption’: Device uses lasers on atoms to quickly crack ‘impossible’ codes

Posted by in categories: computing, encryption, government, internet, quantum physics

Much of the Quantum Internet technology has been in testing at Los Alamos. And, China has stepped up it’s own efforts in Quantum Internet and Computing in order to replace their whole infrastructure before the US and anyone else does due to both the opportunity as well as the threat of not being on Quantum.

The next 5 years will prove for US and it’s allies a critical period. And, their real challenge is how quickly the US can mature the technology & how soon they can onboard everyone that are high targets for less friendly government backed hackers.

The researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) call their scalable quantum computer ‘the beginning of the end for encryption schemes’.

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Mar 7, 2016

One HAL of a Ship: ‘Space Odyssey’ Model Shows Astounding Detail

Posted by in category: space travel

A painstakingly accurate re-creation of the Orion III space plane from the science fiction epic “2001: A Space Odyssey” has landed at the offices.

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Mar 7, 2016

The latest results from CERN reveal that we might be on the verge of new physics

Posted by in category: particle physics

Science is always pushing the limit of accepted theories until we find that they don’t work anymore.

And the latest results from CERN indicate that we might be on the verge of new physics.

The data looks at a special particle called a B meson.

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