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Jun 10, 2016

Cody Wilson: the man who wants Americans to print their own 3D guns

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, law, terrorism

Wow — scary. Not scary for law abiding citizens to do this; scary due to criminals & terrorists. And, we have seen the ammo and high quanity gun clip already produced as well.


The 28-year-old is the face of open-source 3D gun design, an online movement of enthusiasts who use 3D printers and machining tools to build their own homemade weapons – ones that can shoot very real, and very deadly bullets.

Wilson isn’t some gun loon on an online soapbox; he is a well-educated, well-spoken, very argumentative young man who’s as responsible for creating his press portrayal as the journalists who’ve written about him. “I’m now more and more of a self-caricature,” he tells me. “I’ve had to become a fanatic over the past three years just to move the ball another three yards.”

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Jun 10, 2016

Sikorsky successfully tests autonomous helicopter flight for DARPA

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Nice.


Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has successfully completed the first phase of an autonomous flight project being developed for DARPA with an autonomous.

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Jun 10, 2016

Why everything will be gone in a century and how to save it

Posted by in category: internet

The “Father of the Internet AL Gore” — (just joking)

Vint Cerfis (known as the real Father of the Internet) is worried about the Digital Age disappearing.


Vint Cerf worries we’ll be no more than an “enigma.”

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Jun 10, 2016

UChicago Physicists First to See Behavior of Quantum Materials in Curved Space

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

Check this out!

UChicago hasthis been able for the first time conduct an experiment shows the behavior of quantum materials in curved space. In their own words, “We are beginning to make our photons interact with each other. This opens up many possibilities, such as making crystalline or exotic quantum liquid states of light. We can then see how they respond to spatial curvature.”


Interplay of light, matter is of potential technological interestQuantum Hall state

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Jun 10, 2016

Google’s developing its own version of the Laws of Robotics

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Google is working on keeping robots from learning the wrong things, filtering their perceptions in a way we’re going to have to do more and more over time.

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Jun 10, 2016

Researchers demonstrate a 100x increase in the amount of information that can be ‘packed into light’

Posted by in categories: futurism, information science

The rise of big data and advances in information technology has serious implications for our ability to deliver sufficient bandwidth to meet the growing demand.

Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are looking at alternative sources that will be able to take over where traditional optical communications systems are likely to fail in future.

In their latest research, published online today (10 June 2016) in the scientific journal, Scientific Reports, the team from South Africa and Tunisia demonstrate over 100 patterns of used in an optical communication link, potentially increasing the of by 100 times.

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Jun 10, 2016

SkinGun helps burn victims quickly regrow skin

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business

RenovaCare is in the organ regeneration business and has a skin stem-cell spray gun that can heal a burn or chronic wound in just a few days.

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Jun 10, 2016

Sunspring | A Sci-Fi Short Film Starring Thomas Middleditch

Posted by in categories: entertainment, neuroscience, robotics/AI

AI escreveu este curta metragem e é surpreendentemente divertido.
Todo o roteiro do filme é o trabalho de uma rede neural treinada em scripts de sci-fi.

Fonte: Singularity Hub

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Jun 10, 2016

Your iPhone Weighs 200 Pounds

Posted by in category: mobile phones

Everything is getting easier, faster and lighter. The world as we know it, is dematerializing.

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Jun 10, 2016

Bluetooth 5 will be announced next week with four times the speed and double the range

Posted by in categories: energy, internet

The next version of the Bluetooth standard is called Bluetooth 5, and will be formally announced next week, Bluetooth Special Interest Group executive director Mark Powell has revealed. Bluetooth 5 is expected to be a significant upgrade over the current version of the wireless standard, offering double the range and four times the speed of current low-energy Bluetooth transmissions, but the Bluetooth SIG says it will also offer much more support for connectionless services — things like beacons that can help people navigate inside buildings or out in the open.

The roadmap for the next version of Bluetooth was sketched out last year, but the SIG — which has tech giants like Apple, Intel, and Microsoft as backers — will officially lift the lid on Bluetooth 5 on June 16th in London. The group explains that it chose the name to simplify its marketing and make the wireless standard easier to understand for users. That change should be beneficial as our homes get smarter and more connected, with many Internet-of-Things devices relying on Bluetooth to connect to your control devices, and each other.

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