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May 29, 2016

Understanding A 10 Dimensional Universe

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

When someone mentions “different dimensions,” we tend to think of things like parallel universes — alternate realities that exist parallel to our own, but where things work or happened differently. However, the reality of dimensions and how they play a role in the ordering of our Universe is really quite different from this popular characterization.

To break it down, dimensions are simply the different facets of what we perceive to be reality. We are immediately aware of the three dimensions that surround us on a daily basis – those that define the length, width, and depth of all objects in our universes (the x, y, and z axes, respectively).

Beyond these three visible dimensions, scientists believe that there may be many more. In fact, the theoretical framework of Superstring Theory posits that the universe exists in ten different dimensions. These different aspects are what govern the universe, the fundamental forces of nature, and all the elementary particles contained within.

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May 29, 2016

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Posted by in categories: economics, energy, genetics, robotics/AI, supercomputing, transportation

Ubiquitous, mobile supercomputing. Artificially-intelligent robots. Self-driving cars. Neuro-technological brain enhancements. Genetic editing. The evidence of dramatic change is all around us and it’s happening at exponential speed.

Previous industrial revolutions liberated humankind from animal power, made mass production possible and brought digital capabilities to billions of people. This Fourth Industrial Revolution is, however, fundamentally different. It is characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human.

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May 29, 2016

10 TV Shows That Predicted The Future

Posted by in categories: entertainment, futurism

Top 10 episodes from popular television shows that predicted things that happened years in the future.

Screenrant: Hidden R Rated Easter Eggs In Disney Movies

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May 29, 2016

We talked to futurists about what sleep will be like in 2030

Posted by in categories: futurism, neuroscience


Futurists are accustomed to launching headfirst into some very complex subjects, but even the most high-minded and enthusiastic of prognosticators may take a pass when it comes to dealing with the future of sleep.

That’s no cop out.

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May 29, 2016

More Efficient CRISPR Gene Editing May Potentially Help Cure Diseases

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


Researchers have developed a new gene editing tool that is more efficient and easier to use. CRISPR-EZ addresses the issue of target RNA accuracy and embryo viability in IVF transgenic mice.

( andrew modzelewski/lin he | university of california berkeley )

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May 29, 2016

Computers may be given ‘human’ rights, says professor

Posted by in categories: computing, robotics/AI

Here we go again; push to give computers the same human rights in the US like other US citizens enjoy. It truly begs the question “when have we gone too far?”

Technically Incorrect: An Oxford University professor says artificial intelligence may reach the stage where computers have consciousness and therefore should be treated as living beings.

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May 29, 2016

These elevators operate without cables

Posted by in category: futurism

Meet the world’s first cable-less elevator.

Did you know that most elevators use cables to operate?

Meet the world’s first cable-less elevator.

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May 29, 2016

Happy Or Sad? This Face Recognition Technology Reads Your Emot…

Posted by in category: futurism

Meet FaceRecog — the machine that knows exactly which of 64 emotions you’re feeling today.

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May 29, 2016

Meet the startups 3D printing living cells, editing genes and growing meat in laboratories

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biological, cybercrime/malcode, food

Hacking o ser humano: a startups de impressão 3D de células vivas, edição de genes e de carne crescente em laboratórios.

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May 29, 2016

NASA inflates spare room in space

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, habitats, robotics/AI, space

With 3D printers (like the one in India) printing buildings while leveraging AI technology we could see the building of complexes in space v. needing an inflatable room.

NASA on Saturday successfully expanded and pressurized an add-on room at the International Space Station two days after aborting the first attempt when it ran into problems.

The flexible habitat, known as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), completed slowly extending 67 inches (170 centimeters) at 4:10 pm (2010 GMT) following more than seven hours during which astronaut Jeff Williams released short blasts of air into the pod’s walls from the orbiting lab using a manual valve.

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