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27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012

27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012
We may never have our flying cars, but the future is here. From creating fully functioning artificial leaves to hacking the human brain, science made a lot of breakthroughs this year. 1. Quadriplegic Uses Her Mind to Control Her Robotic Arm At the University of Pittsburgh, the neurobiology department worked with 52-year-old Jan Scheuermann over the course of 13 weeks to create a robotic arm controlled only by the power of Scheuermann’s mind. The team implanted her with two 96-channel intracortical microelectrodes. 2. Once the robot figures out how to do that without all the wires, humanity is doomed. 3. Photo Courtesy of Indigo Moon Yarns. At the University of Wyoming, scientists modified a group of silkworms to produce silk that is, weight for weight, stronger than steel. 4. Using an electron microscope, Enzo di Fabrizio and his team at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa snapped the first photos of the famous double helix.Source: / via: davi296 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

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This Drivable Tron Light Cycle Can Be Yours in May Mar 23, 2015 On May 2, 2015 RM Sotheby’s will be auctioning off a fully functional, electric version of the Tron: Legacy motorcycle. The bike features a 96 volt, direct-drive electric motor with lithium batteries, a computer controlled throttle, rebound and compression damping with spring-preload front suspension and rigid rear suspension, and front and rear hydraulic brakes. RM Sotheby’s adds: The Neiling II House About 30 miles outside of Berlin, Germany the landscape gets a tad rural and monotonous. However, the rugged wilderness setting in this part of the country gave architect Peter Grundmann the chance to create a forest-dwelling that was both minimal in style but contemporary in form; suited to blend in with the landscape, not detract from its surroundings. Dubbed the House Neiling II, it’s comprised totally from glass and wood, including a beautiful glass facade, a handful of homemade furniture and a custom bathroom and kitchen thanks to Grundmann’s collaboration with Thomas Pohl.

How 3D printing is changing health and medicine In this extract from Print Shift, our one-off publication about 3D printing, editor Claire Barrett reports on the growing number of medical applications for the emerging technology and asks how soon we can expect 3D-printed organ transplants. Imagine printing a human liver. Or a kidney. One day this will be possible, and with a desperate global shortage of organs for transplant, the medical industry is pouring resources into developing technologies that will make this a reality. "Eighteen people die every day in the US waiting for a transplant," says Michael Renard, executive vice president for commercial operations at San Diego-based Organovo, one of the companies that is leading the way in tissue engineering. There is a huge amount of excitement around the potential for printing human tissue.

Why the mantis shrimp is awesome. They all look the same to me SCORE 109 That escalated quickly SCORE 111 Weird Al Magic Trick SCORE 116 Mexican proverb SCORE 110 These 20 Photos Are Going To Make You Cry. But You'll See Why It's Totally Worth It. These 20 Photos Are Going To Make You Cry. But You’ll See Why It’s Totally Worth It. By WA There’s no denying that the world is full of cruel, evil people capable of things you probably couldn’t even imagine. We see it on the news pretty much every day. But believe it or not, there’s a lot more good and kindness out there than you probably realize.

Boeing Patents Electromagnetic Forcefield By Dutchsinse The patent is for a shockwave attenuation system, which consists of a sensor capable of detecting a shockwave-generating explosion and an arc generator that receives the signal from the sensor to ionise a small region, producing a plasma field between the target and the explosion using lasers, electricity and microwaves. See sources here You Might Also Like Promoted Content From The Web:Promoted Content From The Web:Promoted Content From The Web:Promoted Content From The Web:Promoted Content From The Web:

Deus Ex Machina Ago TT Any fan of motorcycle culture has heard of the Tourist Trophy racing days of the 1960’s and ‘70s. And we’ll bet those same individuals remember the name of Giacomo Agostini, winner of 13 Grand Prix championships and 10 Isle of Man TT’s during that time frame. Now, in conjunction with MV Agusta, Deus Ex Machina introduces The Ago TT, a tribute to commemorate such a golden era of motorcycle racing, and the riders who competed with style. At first glance, you’ll notice this bike was built specifically for the track. Late nights 'sap children's brain power' 8 July 2013Last updated at 19:45 ET By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online Late nights may have knock-on effects Late nights and lax bedtime routines can blunt young children's minds, research suggests. The findings on sleep patterns and brain power come from a UK study of more than 11,000 seven-year-olds.

A Modern Pop-Up Children's Storybook That Uses Augmented Reality Australia-based Resin is a company that has recently developed a modern pop-up book using augmented reality. By taking an existing storybook, “Two Left Feet”, they have brought it to life using 3D animation and augmented reality. To experience the fun, one does not need to own the storybook.You are also able to print out images to experience the same augmented reality.

25 Mysteries That Have Scared The Creeps Out of Everyone 1. The Taos Hum In the small town of Taos, New Mexico, there is a certain buzz often heard on the horizon that can be compared to the sound of a distant diesel engine. It is a humming sound that is very disorienting for a person who experiences it and it seems to have an effect on people- it has been known to cause insomnia and/or sleep disturbances, nausea, headaches, dizziness and nosebleeds. New Spy Tech to Watch: Automated Vehicle Occupancy Detection By Dave Maas Journalists and transparency activists across the country have done a phenomenal job of shining light on how local law enforcement agencies use emerging technologies to surveil everyday people on a massive scale. It’s often like playing Whac-A-Mole and Go Fish at the same time. One day, the question may be whether police are using drones.

Pan Speed Shop Meka Motorcycle Sometimes, when people decide to open up a custom vehicle shop – motorcycle, car, or otherwise – it can take years of planning and work to get off the ground. And that can mean that a viable product won’t be released for at least that amount of time or more. That wasn’t the case with Pan Speed Shop out of Madrid. This Spanish firm, born from the minds and experience of Pedro Garica-Tapia and Efraón Triana, was just formed in June of 2016, but they’ve already released their first project, The Pan Meka Motorcycle, and it is a thing to behold. Based on a BMW K1200S this bike has been stripped of the original plastic body, instead featuring a custom-designed exhaust and raw steel plates fitted onto the frame.

'Virtual Lolita' aims to trap chatroom paedophiles 11 July 2013Last updated at 10:03 ET The Negobot strikes up conversations to catch paedophiles in online chatrooms Spanish researchers have created a robot posing as a 14-year-old girl to spot paedophiles in online chatrooms. Negobot uses artificial intelligence (AI) software to chat realistically and mimic the language used by teenagers. The "virtual Lolita" starts off neutral but will adopt any of seven personalities according to the intensity of interactions.

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