Emerging Technologies. 7 Theories on Time That Would Make Doc Brown's Head Explode. There are a few things in this world that we can always rely on as constants: The sun will always rise each morning, the seasons will always change and time will inevitably march forward at its predictable clip.
Except the sun doesn't actually rise, seasons are disappearing and time ... well, see, time is tricky, too. For example ... #7. We May Not Live in the Present What if we told you that what you think of as "the present" is actually slightly in the past? Scientists create the first digital 'tree of life' Scientists from 11 organizations have digitized a “tree of life,” a genetic map of 2.3 million named species of animals, plants, fungi and microbes that all branched off over time from a common ancestor.
In a September 18 paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers wrote that "The Open Tree Taxonomy" is likely the first to aggregate tens of thousands of already published smaller trees into a comprehensive map of all life. The digital tree is free for anyone to use and update on opentreeoflife.org. In what looks like a kaleidoscope of rainbow-colored high-rises, the latest digital diagram depicts the evolution of living things since the beginning of life on Earth more than 3.5 billion years ago. And because scientists believe that all life on Earth shares a common genetic ancestor, understanding how millions of species are related helps them improve agricultural methods and better understand viruses, the research team says. How Many Dimensions Does the Universe Really Have? - The Nature of Reality. An engineer, a mathematician and a physicist walk into a universe.
How many dimensions do they find? The engineer whips out a protractor and straightedge. Multiverse. The KnowhowCompany: Foglets! Are they still a concept? Space-time AND time-space. Space Time Travel – Relativity Visualized. Spacetime invisibility cloaks can hide entire events inside temporal voids. Time travel with proof. Discovery - First Time Machine. Faster then light travel to be rechecked in May 2012. UPDATE 8 June 2012 Neutrinos sent from CERN to Gran Sasso respect the cosmic speed limit At the 25th International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics in Kyoto today, CERN Research Director Sergio Bertolucci presented results on the time of flight of neutrinos from CERN to the INFN Gran Sasso Laboratory on behalf of four experiments situated at Gran Sasso.
The four, Borexino, ICARUS, LVD and OPERA all measure a neutrino time of flight consistent with the speed of light. This is at odds with a measurement that the OPERA collaboration put up for scrutiny last September, indicating that the original OPERA measurement can be attributed to a faulty element of the experiment’s fibre optic timing system. “Although this result isn’t as exciting as some would have liked,” said Bertolucci, “it is what we all expected deep down. UPDATE 16 March 2012. Particles Broke The Speed Of Light. CERN: Neutrino particles travel faster than light speed. NASA Science. Space the final frontier (learn more about space and technology)
Astronomy. Amazing Electron Microscope Shots... - melodymaker's posterous. The Worlds of David Darling. PlayMate - Activities. Nanotech breakthrough: get ready for graphene. The exciting one-atom thick super material can now be produced in ample quantities and high quality.
Rapid improvements in nanotechnology are now expected. Technology improvements are about to get dramatically ultra-fast. Exciting sustaining and disruptive innovations are on the way for just about every digital appliance, from touchscreen tablet computing to solar cells, according to a Science Daily report. Graphene is a new form of carbon, one atom in thickness, extremely strong and highly conducive. High performance can be achieved with graphene transistors that can operate at much faster speeds and in higher heat conditions compared to current silicon chip technology. Here Come The Nanobots.
A team of New York University researchers has taken a major step in building a more robust, controllable machine from DNA, the genetic material of all living organisms.
Constructed from synthetic DNA molecules, the device improves upon previously developed nano-scale DNA devices because it allows for better-controlled movement within larger DNA constructs. The researchers say that the new device may help build the foundation for the development of sophisticated machines at a molecular scale, ultimately evolving to the development of nano-robots that might some day build new molecules, computer circuits or fight infectious diseases. The research team was led by NYU chemistry professor Nadrian C. Seeman. Their findings are reported in the January 3, 2002 issue of Nature.
Professor Seeman has led research teams to previous breakthroughs in the construction of structures and devices from DNA molecules. Report on Nanobots (Nanotechnology Robots) Sixty Amazing But True Facts!!! Quantum Stuff. Universe & Multiverse. Extreme Planet Makeover. Future. Future Exploration Network. The Future of Human Evolution Website. Future. Accelerating Future » 10 Interesting Futuristic Materials. 1.
Aerogel Aerogel holds 15 entries in the Guinness Book of Records, including "best insulator", and "lowest-density solid". Sometimes called "frozen smoke", aerogel is made by the supercritical drying of liquid gels of alumina, chromia, tin oxide, or carbon. It's 99.8% empty space, which makes it look semi-transparent. Aerogel is a fantastic insulator -- if you had a shield of aerogel, you could easily defend yourself from a flamethrower. 2. Carbon nanotubes are chains of carbon held together by the strongest bond in all chemistry, the sacred sp2 bond, even stronger than the sp3 bonds that hold together diamond. 3.
"Metamaterial" refers to any material that gains its properties from its microscopic structure rather than bulk composition. 4. We're starting to lay down thick layers of diamond in CVD machines, hinting towards a future of bulk diamond machinery. 5. Diamonds may be strong, but aggregated diamond nanorods (ADNRs) are stronger. 6. 7. 8. 9. Futurism.
Quantum - String Theory.