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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Grado Zero Espace 2013
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.
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
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
£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
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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.
Fear the Zippy Zapping Robo-Chopper | Danger Room
Physicists Create a Working Transistor From a Single Atom
The group of physicists, based at the University of New South Wales and Purdue University , said they had laid the groundwork for a futuristic quantum computer that might one day function in a nanoscale world and would be orders of magnitude smaller and quicker than today’s silicon-based machines. In contrast to conventional computers that are based on transistors with distinct “on” and “off” or “1” and “0” states, quantum computers are built from devices called qubits that exploit the quirky properties of quantum mechanics. Unlike a transistor, a qubit can represent a multiplicity of values simultaneously. That might make it possible to factor large numbers more quickly than with conventional machines, thereby undermining modern data-scrambling systems that are the basis of electronic commerce and data privacy.