There's all sorts of things being developed and invented these days. Our technology is accelerating at an exponential rate, and every day it seems we're inventing a new field or crossing two seemingly distant fields together to crate something amazing. It also seems more and more these days that I'm living in a sci-fi novel. This tree is an attempt for me to organize all the crazy things I hear about on the internet and plot the sci-fi relationships they take in my head. Oct 5
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Canadian scientists create a functioning, virtual brain
"Human's May be One of the Early Intelligent Species in the Universe" (Weekend Feature)
Arthur C Clarke once wrote that a trillion years from now an advanced civilization will look back at us with envy and say "They knew the Universe when it was young." We may soon discover that intelligent life, indeed, may be in it's "very young" stage in the observable Universe. Its 200 billion galaxies show a clear potential to continue on as we see them today for hundreds of billions of years, if not much longer. Because planets and life are so young in our Universe, says Harvard's Dimitar Sasselov, perhaps "the human species are not late comers to the party. We may be among the early ones." That may explain why we see no evidence of "them" and may go a long way to explaining the famous Fermi Paradox, which asks if there's advanced intelligent life in the Universe, where are they?
because Chicago-style pizza is DELICIOUS. I wouldn't want to eat it every day, let alone 3 times a day, but I wouldn't want to eat Lean's pizza 3 times a day either - especially for breakfast. Also: "100 taste testers said it was as good or better than other frozen pizzas available on the market" - 100 out of how many? Even if a high percentage preferred it to other frozen pizzas, I'm guessing he only polled people from the UK, and I think we all know the reputation British food has ;) This pizza is much close to an Italian pizza in style, I believe.
Scientist Creates Pizza Healthy Enough to Eat 3 Times a Day, Every Day
CA Governor Brown Signs SB1298 (Autonomous Vehicles)
This Is Humanity’s Greatest Achievement, But Mainstream News Will Never Report It
Some day it’s entirely possible that the human race will be wiped out. Maybe we’ll do it ourselves, maybe we’ll be taken out by a rogue asteroid, or maybe we’ll survive until the sun turns into a red giant and burns away the Earth’s crust. Maybe we’ll make it out of the solar system in time to colonize other planets before that happens, but even if we don’t, somewhere out there in the universe at least something will survive as a signpost to say “hey we were here”.
Man and robot linked by brain scanner
5 July 2012Last updated at 08:55 ET The man-machine link was used to control a small humanoid robot Robot avatars have got a step closer to being the real world doubles of those who are paralysed or have locked-in-syndrome. Scientists have made a robot move on a human's behalf by monitoring thoughts about movement, reports New Scientist. The man-machine link joined a man in a brain scanner in Israel and a robot wandering a laboratory in France.
Plastic-eating fungi found in Amazon may solve landfill problems
Just when you thought that plastic waste was never going to break down in the environment, along comes Mother Nature to solve the problem. The Amazon contains more species of flora and fauna than virtually anywhere else on earth. In a report by NZ Herald it was stated that a group of students from Yale University found a species which appears to be happy eating plastic in airless landfills. The group of students are part of Yale's annual Rainforest Expedition and Laboratory. Travelling with professor Scott Strobel of the molecular biochemistry lab into the jungles of Ecuador, the mission was to allow "students to experience the scientific inquiry process in a comprehensive and creative way."
NIF facility fires record laser shot into target chamber
(PhysOrg.com) -- The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California has set a new record for a laser shot. This past week, its combined 192 lasers fired a single 1.875-megajoule shot into an empty test chamber. After passing through the last of its focusing lens, the shot reached 2.03 megajoules, making it the first 2 megajoule ultraviolet laser.
Lab-grown burgers will be served up in October Link to video: Lab-grown burger to be served up in October Lurking in a petri dish in a laboratory in the Netherlands is an unlikely contender for the future of food. The yellow-pink sliver the size of a corn plaster is the state-of-the-art in lab-grown meat, and a milestone on the path to the world's first burger made from stem cells. Dr Mark Post, head of physiology at Maastricht University, plans to unveil a complete burger – produced at a cost of more than £200,000 – this October.
£200,000 test-tube burger marks milestone in future meat-eating | Environment
Email Ross Technology Corp, a company that focuses on steel products has created a new product based on the spray known as NeverWet – which aside from being useful, is also pretty cool. Now, this doesn’t seem particularly interesting, but it is – at least if you ask me; it is built from nanoparticles and it is hydrophobic – not only that it stops water from wetting it, but it shoots water right of from the surface on which it was applied. Even if at first they wanted to apply this technology to steel, they quickly realized the enormous list of applications this can have, from shoes and clothes that wouldn’t require washing any more, to your phone that could become waterproof, or just on stuff that you don’t want bacteria to get on.
So, here's a Vision Of The Future that's popular right now. It's a lot of this sort of thing. As it happens, designing Future Interfaces For The Future used to be my line of work.
Human Machine Integration
The Transition® is the transportation of the future today. A street-legal airplane that converts between flying and driving modes in under a minute, the Transition® brings a new level of freedom, flexibility, and fun to personal aviation. It gives the pilot the option to land and drive in bad weather, provides integrated ground transportation on both ends of the flight, and fits in a standard single car garage at home. The Transition® can fly in and out of over 5,000 public airports in the U.S. and is legal to drive on public roads and highways. It is the only light aircraft designed to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, and it is also equipped with a full-vehicle parachute for additional safety.
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Welcome to the future! Below, you will find a speculative timeline of future history. Part fact and part fiction, the timeline is based on detailed research that includes analysis of current trends, long-term environmental changes, advances in technology such as Moore's Law, future medical breakthroughs, the evolving geopolitical landscape and more. Where possible, references have been provided to support the predictions. We also have a blog covering the latest news and breakthroughs. FutureTimeline is an ongoing, collaborative project that is open for discussion – we welcome ideas from scientists, futurists, inventors, writers and anyone else interested in future trends.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s a fast-flying stun-gunning robocopter? You better believe it. The Shadowhawk is the latest development in automated grenade flinging – a remote controlled toy-sized helicopter that can record footage as easily as it can shoot a stun baton. You might spot the mini-drone zipping over the coast of East Africa looking out for pirates, or back at home helping the police hunt down criminals.
Fear the Zippy Zapping Robo-Chopper | Danger Room
Physicists Create a Working Transistor From a Single Atom