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The new technologies that will change human civilization as we know it - Where are technologies heading in the next 30 years ? How will they affect our lifestyle and human society ? Most adults alive today grew up without the Internet or mobile phones, let alone smartphones and tablets with voice commands and apps for everything. These new technologies have altered our lifestyle in a way few of us could have imagined a few decades ago. But have we reached the end of the line ? What else could turn up that could make our lives so much more different ? Ray Kurzweil, Google's director of engineering, predicts that by 2029 computer will exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to that of a human, and that by 2045 computers will be a billion times more powerful than all of the human brains on Earth. Let's start with cognitive computing. The X Prize Foundation, chaired by Peter Diamandis, co-founder of Singularity University in the Silicon Valley, manages incentivized competitions to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.

Speech Jammer Christmas Moments Banques d'images libres et gratuites Capture d'écran du site Foter, photographie de Nevit Dilmen / Foter / CC BY-SA Les photothèques d'images numériques se sont multipliées en même temps et au même rythme que la progression fulgurante d'Internet. On peut consulter et acheter des fichiers à partir de centaines de catalogues virtuels de photographies et d'illustrations. On commence d'ailleurs à y retrouver des images 3D, photographies et modélisations. Les catalogues papier ont donc été remplacés par des banques d'images en ligne ; certaines d'entre elles sont commerciales, et on doit s'attendre à payer un montant d'argent pour télécharger les photographies. En général, sur ces sites commerciaux, plus la photographie est en haute définition, plus le prix est élevé. d'images sont parfois faites par des individus qui mettent leurs oeuvres photographiques, documentaires ou artistiques, à disposition du grand public à des fins éducatives ou autres. Banques d'images généralistes peut faire des recherches, notamment par sujet.

Instrumented Bodies gives music and dance some backbone For the last three years, a small research team at McGill University has been working with a choreographer, a composer, dancers and musicians on a project named Instrumented Bodies. Three groups of sensor-packed, internally-lit digital music controllers that attach to a dancer's costume have been developed, each capable of wirelessly triggering synthesized music as the performer moves around the stage. Sounds are produced by tapping or stroking transparent Ribs or Visors, or by twisting, turning or moving Spines. Though work on the project continues, the instruments have already been used in a performance piece called Les Gestes which toured Canada and Europe during March and April. View all The aim was to develop instruments that could be played on their own, or as part of the dancer's body. "The use of digital fabrication technologies allowed us to quickly iterate through variations of the prototypes," says Malloch. Construction of the Spines is a little more involved. Source: IDMIL

History of nuclear weapons A nuclear fireball lights up the night in the United States nuclear test Upshot-Knothole Badger on April 18, 1953. Nuclear weapons possess enormous destructive power derived from nuclear fission or combined fission and fusion reactions. Starting with scientific breakthroughs made during the 1930s, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada collaborated during World War II in what was called the Manhattan Project to counter the suspected Nazi German atomic bomb project. In August 1945 two fission bombs were dropped on Japan ending the Pacific War. The Soviet Union started development shortly thereafter with their own atomic bomb project, and not long after that both countries developed even more powerful fusion weapons known as "hydrogen bombs." Physics and politics in the 1930s and 1940s[edit] In the first decades of the 20th century, physics was revolutionised with developments in the understanding of the nature of atoms. H. From Los Alamos to Hiroshima[edit]

Dürckheim Zentrum Rütte | Thérapie initiatique "...Distinguer entre vécu et transformation, entre expérience initiatique et chemin initiatique qui entend l´expérience vécue comme un appel à la métamorphose." Karlfried Graf. Dürckheim Troubles de l´âme et troubles psychosomatiques seront reconnus, en thérapie initiatique, comme des signes entravant le chemin de l´Individuation. Dans cet esprit, au premier plan du travail ne figure pas la disparition des symptômes de la maladie, mais bien plutôt la guérison totale de la personne et le retour à son centre immanent. Les médiums d´origine sont la Leibthérapie , le dessin dirigé , la méditation et l´Exerzitium . Entretiens et analyse, d´après la psychologie des profondeurs de C. De plus, conférences et travail de groupe - avec contes, mythes, dessin dirigé, exercices sur le Hara, Qi Gong et danse - seront également proposés.

The World-Changing Ideas Of 2014 Forecasting the future is never easy. We were, of course, supposed to have flying cars by now--and yet here we all are, still stuck in traffic on the ground. But lack of personal aerial-transportation options aside, we are living in a world in which the pace of innovation and scientific discovery makes reality seem more and more like science fiction. In the next year, those lines will get even more blurred: Think electronic pills that beam your vitals to your doctor, a drone swooping from the sky to save lives in a disaster, or even a fundamental rethinking of how businesses relate to society. One thing that's certain: The world will look very different a year from now. We predict that these 12 ideas, currently being shaped in labs, skunk works, and boardrooms around the world, will be some of the most revolutionary, changing how we live, for the better, in 2014 and beyond. We Will (Begin To) Destroy Malaria A Drone Will Save a Life You Will Make 4 Billion New Friends

Ani Choying Drolma – Ma voix pour la liberte @ Bouddhisme au féminin - Le blog sur et par des femmes bouddhistes - Zen, Tibétain et Théravada Ani Chöying Drolma est née au Népal en treize ans, elle a rejoint Nagi Gompa, un couvent bouddhiste situé sur les hauteurs de Katmandou où elle s'est mise au service des autres et de l'éducation des nonnes. Ensuite est née Foundation (Fondation pour le soutien des nonnes) à la fin des années 1990. Et en 2000, c'est son école, Arya Tara School, qui voit le jour. Pour financer son projet, Ani Chöying utilise sa voix. Grâce à sa musique qui mêle chants bouddhistes traditionnels et sonorités du monde entier, elle a conquis un public international. En 2004, elle a été élue meilleure interprète de l'année pour son disque Moments of bliss. Au dos du livre : "A dix ans, j'ai décidé que je ne me marierai jamais et que plus personne ne lèverait la main sur moi. .Chöying Drolma, à la voix magnifique qui donne des récitals un peu partout dans le monde pour rassembler des fonds pour son école de nonnes Arya Tara School à Kathmandou Nuns' Welfare foundation of Nepal.

12-Year-Old Discovers All U.S. Presidents Are Direct Descendents Of King John Of England What do Barack Obama, Thomas Jefferson, George W. Bush and the other past U.S. presidents have in common? Besides holding the coveted title of commander-in-chief, it appears that all of them but one are cousins. The remarkable discovery was made by 12-year-old BridgeAnne d’Avignon, of Salinas, California, who created a ground-breaking family tree that connected 42 of 43 U.S. presidents to one common, and rather unexpected, ancestor: King John of England. ‘They all have the trait of wanting power,’ d’Avignon told the station WFMY. King John, also known as John ‘Lackland’, is renowned for signing the Magna Carta in 1215, which limited the monarch’s power and helped form the British Parliament. John’s other claim to fame, or infamy, is that he was depicted as the villain in the Robin Hood tales. The only former commander-in-chief not linked to King John is the eighth president, Martin Van Buren, who had Dutch roots. Source: DailyMail

Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum Yesterday, we wrote about the Wellcome Library’s opening up of its digital archives and making over 100,000 medical images freely available online. If you’ve already made your way through this choice selection (or if the prospect of viewing a 19th century leg amputation doesn’t quite pique your curiosity) have no fear. Getty Publications just announced the launch of its Virtual Library, where readers can freely browse and download over 250 art books from the publisher’s backlist catalogue. The Virtual Library consists of texts associated with several Getty institutions. All of the Getty’s virtual library volumes are available in PDF format, and can be added to your Google Books library. Ilia Blinderman is a Montreal-based culture and science writer. Related Content:

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