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Oct 29, 2016

Mars Medical Challenge Asks Students to Design 3D Printable Items to Keep Astronauts Healthy on Mars

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, education, engineering, space travel

The team of NASA, the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), and online educational platform Future Engineers has been a lot of fun to follow over the last year. Their collaborative 3D Printing in Space Challenges have resulted in some amazing, ingenious inventions from children as young as five years old, all aimed at improving the daily lives of astronauts now and in the future, on the International Space Station and, one day, on Mars.

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Oct 29, 2016

First Surgeries Performed with 3D Printed Posterior Spine Truss System

Posted by in category: 3D printing

Curved posterior spine truss system implant.

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Oct 29, 2016

The Nine Billion Names Of God

Posted by in categories: information science, mathematics, particle physics, quantum physics

Quantum theory is strange and counterintuitive, but it’s very precise. Lots of analogies and broad concepts are presented in popular science trying to give an accurate description of quantum behavior, but if you really want to understand how quantum theory (or any other theory) works, you need to look at the mathematical details. It’s only the mathematics that shows us what’s truly going on.

Mathematically, a quantum object is described by a function of complex numbers governed by the Schrödinger equation. This function is known as the wavefunction, and it allows you to determine quantum behavior. The wavefunction represents the state of the system, which tells you the probability of various outcomes to a particular experiment (observation). To find the probability, you simply multiply the wavefunction by its complex conjugate. This is how quantum objects can have wavelike properties (the wavefunction) and particle properties (the probable outcome).

No, wait. Actually a quantum object is described by a mathematical quantity known as a matrix. As Werner Heisenberg showed, each type of quantity you could observe (position, momentum, energy) is represented by a matrix as well (known as an operator). By multiplying the operator and the quantum state matrix in a particular way, you get the probability of a particular outcome. The wavelike behavior is a result of the multiple connections between states within the matrix.

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Oct 29, 2016

FUNCTION FOLLOWS FORM in the Quantum world, with a NEW splitting and pairing massless Black Hole

Posted by in categories: cosmology, quantum physics

Perfect for Halloween — the big Pumpkin Star story.


According to Quantum FFF Theory, stars are formed between dual new physics black holes called Herbig Haro pressure cookers.

The dual black holes can have different sizes and different capacities to produce different sized stars.

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Oct 29, 2016

New Evidence for the Existence of Majorana Fermions Has Been Uncovered

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

In Brief:

  • 80 years after it was first theorized, researchers have found more evidence for the existence of a fermion that’s its own antiparticle.
  • The discovery of Majorana fermions could be the key to developing usable quantum computers.

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Oct 29, 2016

Multipurpose Robot Named Leonardo is Your Mars Companion of the Future

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

As we continue moving forward in the colonization of Mars, how might we get along with our future Martian robot companions? — B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder.

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Oct 29, 2016

Tesla Solar

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

The sun provides more than enough energy in just one hour to supply our planet’s energy needs for an entire year. Your home can capture this free, abundant energy source through rooftop solar tiles, turning sunlight into electricity for immediate use or storage in a Powerwall battery.

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Oct 29, 2016

Google’s AI created its own form of encryption

Posted by in categories: encryption, robotics/AI

Just two neural networks passing secret notes without you.

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Oct 29, 2016

This company wants to put a computer in your brain

Posted by in categories: computing, neuroscience

*BREAKING NEWS* This tech company is investing $100 million dollars to put computers inside our brains!

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Oct 29, 2016

Nothing Teaches a Robot Like Another Robot

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Cloud robotics is changing the way robots learn.

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