Eliezer S. Yudkowsky. Tiny Nanomotors Successfully Placed Inside Live Human Cells For The First Time. Scientists have successfully placed tiny synthetic motors in live human cells through nanotechnology.
Using ultrasonic waves as the power source and magnets to steer, the nanomotors can zip around the cell and perform tasks. The main obstacle for placing nanomotors in cells is the power source. Previous nanomotors needed toxic fuels to propel them. Ready for your electronic tattoo? Opinion March 15, 2014 07:00 AM ET.
Injected Oxygen Particle Allows You to Live Without Breathing. September 22, 2012 “A team of scientists at the Boston Children’s Hospital have invented what is being considered one the greatest medical breakthroughs in recent years.”
From TechWench.com, "Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without Breathing. " By Damien S. Wilhelmi. NASA's Warp Drive Project: "Speeds" That Could Take a Spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in Two Weeks Even Though the System is 4.3 Light-Years Away. (Before It's News) NASA’s Warp Drive Project: “Speeds” that Could Take a Spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in Two Weeks — Even Though the System is 4.3 Light-Years Away.
A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the development of a faster-than-light warp drive. His proposed design, an ingenious re-imagining of an Alcubierre Drive, may eventually result in an engine that can transport a spacecraft to the nearest star in a matter of weeks — and all without violating Einstein’s law of relativity. The above image of a Vulcan command ship features a warp engine similar to an Alcubierre Drive. Image courtesy CBS. The Alcubierre Drive. Hybrid Medical Animation.
Medical tec. Future Society & Enviroment. The 150 Things the World's Smartest People Are Afraid Of. Every year, the online magazine Edge--the so-called smartest website in the world, helmed by science impresario John Brockman--asks top scientists, technologists, writers, and academics to weigh in on a single question.
This year, that query was "What Should We Be Worried About? ", and the idea was to identify new problems arising in science, tech, and culture that haven't yet been widely recognized. The Turing Test. First published Wed Apr 9, 2003; substantive revision Wed Jan 26, 2011 The phrase “The Turing Test” is most properly used to refer to a proposal made by Turing (1950) as a way of dealing with the question whether machines can think.
According to Turing, the question whether machines can think is itself “too meaningless” to deserve discussion (442). However, if we consider the more precise—and somehow related—question whether a digital computer can do well in a certain kind of game that Turing describes (“The Imitation Game”), then—at least in Turing's eyes—we do have a question that admits of precise discussion. MIT Creates New Energy Source. This is some pretty exciting news.
It seems that researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the most prestigious science and engineering schools in the United States, has created a new energy source -- and it's clean and renewable. Markus Kayser Builds a Solar-Powered 3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun-Powered Cutter. Industrial designer and tinkerer Markus Kayser spent the better part of a year building and experimenting with two fantastic devices that harness the sun’s power in some of the world’s harshest climates.
The first he calls a Sun Cutter, a low-tech light cutter that uses a large ball lens to focus the sun’s rays onto a surface that’s moved by a cam-guided system. 19-Year-Old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World's Oceans. 19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans.
The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. Instead of moving through the ocean, the array would span the radius of a garbage patch, acting as a giant funnel. The angle of the booms would force plastic in the direction of the platforms, where it would be separated from plankton, filtered and stored for recycling.
At school, Boyan Slat launched a project that analyzed the size and amount of plastic particles in the ocean’s garbage patches. His final paper went on to win several prizes, including Best Technical Design 2012 at the Delft University of Technology. Slat went on to found The Ocean Cleanup Foundation, a non-profit organization which is responsible for the development of his proposed technologies. Bioengineers Build Open Source Language for Programming Cells. Drew Endy wants to build a programming language for the body.
Endy is the co-director of the International Open Facility Advancing Biotechnology — BIOFAB, for short — where he’s part of a team that’s developing a language that will use genetic data to actually program biological cells. On Line Index of Artificial Intelligence Journals. Artificial neural network. An artificial neural network is an interconnected group of nodes, akin to the vast network of neurons in a brain.
27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012. We may never have our flying cars, but the future is here. From creating fully functioning artificial leaves to hacking the human brain, science made a lot of breakthroughs this year. 1. Quadriplegic Uses Her Mind to Control Her Robotic Arm. Google's long-awaited 'smart' glasses will go on sale this year for a hefty $1,500. YouTube video reveals what wearers actually see for the first timeShows how pictures are taken, emails sent and how voice commands workComes as Google lets developers play with the glasses for the first time By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 05:00 GMT, 23 February 2013 | Updated: 18:06 GMT, 23 February 2013.
New Sony Nose Buds Allow Users To Blast Different Smells Into Nostrils. The new Sony HD-340 nose buds offer crystal-clear smells and enhanced nostril comfort. NEW YORK—Hailing the product as a revolution in smelling technology, Sony released its sleek new line of nose buds Monday, which will allow consumers to blast a variety of scents directly into their nostrils whenever and wherever they please. The new Sony Nasal HD-340s, which retail for $49.99, have been designed to comfortably fit into users’ nostrils and are said to rely on advanced olfactory technology to deliver a wide array of high-quality aromas, including lavender, fresh-baked bread, tennis ball, Fourth of July barbecue, and public pool, offering each user a highly personalized smelling experience.
Pop-Sci Core77 Design Challenge. PC AI sucks at Civilization, reads manual, starts kicking ass. The Massachusetts institute of technology have been experimenting with their computers' AI. Specifically the way they deal with the meaning of words. BREAKING NEWS: New Discovery Provides Unprecedented Control of Magnetic Fields. In a new study, physicists have shown that surrounding a magnetic source with a magnetic shell can enhance the magnetic field as it moves away from the source, allowing magnetic energy to be transferred to a distant location through empty space. Telekinesis 2.0. Telekinesis is tough work. Brain-computer interfaces are increasingly becoming a reality, enabling neuro-prosthetics, brain-powered wheelchairs, and even thought-controlled pinball machines. Biotechnology Corp. High Speed Travel Tubes Can Take You From NY To Beijing In 2 Hours. 12 Events That Will Change Everything, Made Interactive. The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2012.
One wheel motorcycle: The McLean Wheel. Seawater Greenhouses Produce Tomatoes in the Desert. According to the World Health Organization, about 20 percent of the world’s people live in regions that don’t have enough water for their needs. With the global population increasing by 80 million each year, a third of the planet will likely face water shortages by 2025. This looming water crisis is inextricably linked to food production because agriculture accounts for 70 percent of all fresh water used, and obtaining irrigation water in arid regions has serious environmental impacts. Virtual Reality Contact Lenses May Exist By 2014. By: Charles Q. Choi, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor Published: 02/02/2012 02:34 PM EST on InnovationNewsDaily Contact lenses that help enhance normal vision with megapixel 3D panoramic images are being designed by scientists using military funding. For those who do not want to rely on contact lenses, future versions could involve lenses directly implanted within the eye, researchers added.