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Untitled. WHY PEOPLE THINK COMPUTERS CAN'T Marvin Minsky, MIT First published in AI Magazine, vol. 3 no. 4, Fall 1982.


Reprinted in Technology Review, Nov/Dec 1983, and in The Computer Culture, (Donnelly, Ed.) Laser Crosswalk Saves Pedestrians From a Painful Death. When the light turns red, a huge laser wall projecting apparitions of crossing pedestrians spans across the crosswalk.

Laser Crosswalk Saves Pedestrians From a Painful Death

The concept is designed to keep crossing pedestrians safe from any overzealous drivers who otherwise might have ran the red light. Link [via] Doctor Who Timeline Infographic. Check out this complete timeline of Doctor Who from 1963 to present, including episodes, seasons, companions, villains, and more.

Doctor Who Timeline Infographic

Scroll down to follow all the Doctor's adventures through time. A Fantastic resource for any Doctor Who fan. Adventure Titles. World's smallest car fuels nanotech advance. A CGI of the electric-powered nano car created by Dutch researchers Dutch scientists create the smallest vehicle in the worldNano car is the first to be powered by electricityCar traveled a distance of six nano meters Scientists hope nanomotors will power nanorobots of the future London (CNN) -- A tiny nano-sized car which can propel itself forward in response to electrical pulses has been created by scientists in the Netherlands.

World's smallest car fuels nanotech advance

Tanning Printer by Hosung Jung, Junsang Kim, Seungin Lee & Yonggu Do. The Art of Solar Printing It’s here in concept and I simply love it!

Tanning Printer by Hosung Jung, Junsang Kim, Seungin Lee & Yonggu Do

The Tanning Printer is a solar powered printer that doesn’t use cartridges. Instead it uses the process of sun-tanning the paper! You got that right sir…sun tan! Cold fusion debate heats up after latest demo. 3d nuclear reaction, generic,the nuclear explosion and radiation, Nuclear Power Station, Hydrogen Bomb, Atom, Nuclear Reactor, Space, Radiation, Science, Planet, Sun, Earth Italian physicist and inventor Andrea Rossi has conducted a public demonstration of his "cold fusion" machine, the E-Cat, at the University of Bologna, showing that a small amount of input energy drives an unexplained reaction between atoms of hydrogen and nickel that leads to a large outpouring of energy, more than 10 times what was put in.

Cold fusion debate heats up after latest demo

The first successful cold fusion experiment was reported two decades ago, but the process has forever been met with heavy skepticism. It's a seemingly impossible process in which two types of atoms, typically a light element and a heavier metal, seem to fuse together, releasing pure heat that can be converted into electricity. The process is an attractive energy solution for two reasons: Unlike in nuclear fission, the reaction doesn't give off dangerous radiation. One weird theory could make anti-gravity and faster-than-light travel possible. "Famously, physicist John Reed noted in 2006 that some parts of the theory don't yield the exact quantities that Heim claimed they did, only to reverse his opinion the next year and publicly say he believed that Heim was onto something.

One weird theory could make anti-gravity and faster-than-light travel possible

" More recently, Reed came to the conclusion that Heim's theory wasn't deriving the particle masses, but using them as inputs and then regurgitating them. (Among other evidence, it gives correct masses for particles whose masses were known in 1947, but not for those discovered later. Ultimate FPS Simulator Actually Shoots You. October 18th, 2011 by Shane McGlaun This is the most awesome, intense, realistic (and painful) video game simulator I have ever seen.

Ultimate FPS Simulator Actually Shoots You

It’s not a fancy driving or flight simulator; this is a simulator for FPS games. It looks like you could train real soldiers in this thing. The dome screen uses five HD resolution projectors and a lot more. MIT Creates New Energy Source. This is some pretty exciting news.

MIT Creates New Energy Source

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. The odd thing is that the only way you can see this energy source is with a very powerful microscope, because it is created by using nanotechnology. For a few years now, we have been hearing about the possibilities offered by the new field of nanotechnology.

Now it looks like the first usable breakthrough has been accomplished. MIT has devised a process to generate electricity using nanotechnology. The researchers built tiny wires out of carbon nanotubes. The nanotechnology batteries will have a couple of other advantages over current batteries. Second, these batteries are non-toxic since they are made of carbon.

Computers, cell phones and other electronic devices will be the first to benefit from the nanotechnology batteries. 12 bizarre real-life places that are stranger than science fiction. Science fiction is home to some fantastic societies, from Cloud City to Bartertown.

12 bizarre real-life places that are stranger than science fiction

Scientists reconstruct images from our brains, plan to do the same for dreams (video) Stumbling, Bumbling LittleDog Can Tiptoe Across Tops of Cylinders. Who says you can't teach robots new tricks? In this new video, Boston Dynamics' LittleDog delicately navigates a mini-forest of cylinders like a Chinese wuxia martial artist, but also shows plenty of clumsy pratfalls in the course of its training. LittleDog is the little sibling of the much scarier and noisier BigDog. The latter has gone on to become a robot Sherpa and mule for U.S. Army troops in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan. The latest footage comes courtesy of Katie Byl, a robotics researcher at Harvard University whose previous exploits include beating casinos with the MIT Blackjack Team.

Physicists Observe Neutrino Quick-Change in Japan. There was big news on the neutrino front last week, when the Japanese T2K (Tokai to Kamioka) experiment announced the first evidence (PDF) of a rare form of neutrino oscillation, whereby muon neutrinos turn into electron neutrinos. And this, in turn, gives physicist a potential clue to a critical mystery in cosmology: why there is something in the universe, rather than nothing. It’s a small signal, just shy of of “3-sigma,” but statistically strong enough, given the rarity of the event, to be a genuine signal, not just background noise. The probability of this being real, and not simply due to chance, is around 99.3 percent.

EDWARD_BSL.jpg (JPEG Image, 919x768 pixels) Boston Dynamics Robots Tiptoe Toward Terminator. A new video of a Boston Dynamics robot has surfaced--possibly the scariest yet. The company's name alone should give you the willies if you've watched the Terminator movies or seen the previous chilling robots BD makes. We've rounded up the videos for you. Happy Halloween. Boston Dynamics is a small engineering and robotics firm spun off from MIT in 1992. 7 Man-Made Substances that Laugh in the Face of Physics.

The universe is full of weird substances like liquid metal and whatever preservative keeps Larry King alive. But mankind isn't happy to accept the weirdness of nature when we can create our own abominations of science that, due to the miracle of technology, spit in nature's face and call it retarded. That's why we came up with... #7. Ferrofluids. Militants may try bomb implants to attack - US. Who wants to live forever? Scientist sees aging cured.

Meet the Matrix, er, Elephant Trunk-Inspired Arm of Your Future Robot Overlord. Meet Festo, a prototype robotic arm that takes its design inspiration from the way an elephant's trunk moves every which way thanks to its series of highly flexible muscle segments. Clever? Yes. On the way to real robots? Probably. Astrolabe – Magnificent Computer of the Ancients. Photo-twitpic-login-future-28theyE28099re.jpg (JPEG Image, 600x4090 pixels) Them Punks: The Reality of Cyber, the Rise of Steam « Since my work with SciFi4me began I’ve had to catch up on some science fiction films I’ve never seen before, essentials I should have seen years ago. Starting with the classic Blade Runner the theatrical cut, we are brought to the topic at hand, “Cyber Punk”. Science fiction becomes fact as filmmaker with bionic eye explores the technology of Deus Ex.