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Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation [Acoustic Levitation] (2013,2014-)

Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation [Acoustic Levitation] (2013,2014-)

Tagged sharks send Twitter messages to warn tourists if they are approaching a beach Scientists have fixed transmitters to sharks around Western AustraliaWhen a tagged shark swims within range of a beach, an alert is triggeredThis generates an automatic tweet with the size and location of the sharkIt is sent from Surf Life Saving Western Australia's (SLSWA) Twitter feed By Victoria Woollaston Published: 13:57 GMT, 30 December 2013 | Updated: 22:15 GMT, 30 December 2013 Western Australia is now considered the world's deadliest place for shark attacks and since 2012 six people have been killed - with the number of attacks said to be rising. In a bid to solve this problem, scientists from the area have fitted 320 sharks with special transmitters that track the animals’ movements. If a tagged shark swims within a kilometre of any beach along the west coast, a receiver will trigger an alert, which then generates an automatic warning tweet. If a tagged shark swims within a kilometre of any beach along the west coast, a receiver in the water triggers an alert.

Earth Biggest Volcano Discovered The biggest volcano on Earth has been discovered. In fact it is around the size of the state of New Mexico and is in fact is rivaling some of the largest volcanoes in our solar system. This monster is underwater and has been named Tamu Massif. It was discovered approximately 1,000 miles off the eastern coast of Japan. The volcano is in the Pacific Northwest to the giant, stated William Sager. It was formerly thought that the area, where the volcano is located, was a spot that had many eruption spots instead of just one. The volcano is reported to cover an area of over about 120,000 square miles. The shape of this massive volcano is different from any other sub-marine volcano that has ever been found on Earth. But even with its enormous size, the scientist’s research believe the volcano has never peaked above the ocean. This massive volcano is also thought to be around 145 million years old. The volcano was named partly in honor of the university where Sager was first employed. Sources:

The Psychopath’s Relationship Cycle: Idealize, Devalue and Discard Because they suffer from incurable personality disorders, psychopaths repeat over and over the same relationship cycle, no matter whom they’re dating or for how long. Relationships with them are always castles–or, sometimes, marriages–built on sand. Today I’ll describe the entire process of psychopathic seduction, from its seemingly ideal beginning to its invariably bitter end. In their book on psychopaths in the workplace, entitled Snakes in Suits, Babiak and Hare state that the psychopathic bond follows certain predictable stages: idealize, devalue and discard. This process may take several years or only a few hours. Babiak and Hare explain that although psychopaths are highly manipulative, the process of idealize, devalue and discard is a natural outgrowth of their personalities. During the manipulation phase, Babiak and Hare go on to explain, psychopaths construct the “psychopathic fiction.” This raises the question of why a psychopath idealizes his targets in the first place.

Scientists have found that memories may be passed down through generations in our DNA New research from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. During the tests they learned that that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations. According to the Telegraph, Dr Brian Dias, from the department of psychiatry at Emory University, said: ”From a translational perspective, our results allow us to appreciate how the experiences of a parent, before even conceiving offspring, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations. “Such a phenomenon may contribute to the etiology and potential intergenerational transmission of risk for neuropsychiatric disorders such as phobias, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.” Research link-

Most amazing NASA space photos of Earth of the year By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 16:19 GMT, 27 December 2013 | Updated: 17:46 GMT, 27 December 2013 When it comes to a room with a view, one several hundred miles above earth is hard to beat. Satellites orbiting the planet and astronauts aboard the International Space Station often take pictures of volcano eruptions, hurricanes and other examples of nature’s fury. And now NASA has rounded up the most spectacular images taken from space all year. The images also include some of the most beautiful sights our planet has to offer – from Princess Charlotte Bay, in Australia, to the surprising beauty of Reno, Nevada’s city lights set against the mountains that surround it. A picture was captured just weeks ago of a new island forming in the Pacific. The past year provided some amazing images, the ones below are from a NASA collection made public. Terrifying beauty: Supertyphoon Haiyan the day before it made landfall in the Philippines.

BUG-A-SALT: The Original Salt Gun A miniaturized shotgun effect is generated through this ingenious design. Ordinary table salt is utilized as a lethal projectile with accuracy range of within 3 feet. Bugs will remain whole for easy clean up. Insect hunting as sport has entered the 21st century with this fun, new non-toxic device. Lift LOADER CAP and pour in ordinary granulated table salt (Holds about 50 shots). Non-ToxicNo batteriesExtremely inexpensive to useExcellent for flies on windowsExcellent for bugs on ceilings and in cornersFun—Say goodbye to insect intruders

Ray Kurzweil: This is your future Ray Kurzweil says health and medicine is an information technology and is therefore subject to the "law of accelerating returns" which implies a doubling of capability each year. Kurzweil believes solar energy could satisfy 100% our power needs. Kurzweil sees the early 2020s as a "golden era" of 3D printing. Google is creating a system that will read every document on the web and every book for meaning. Kurzweil says this will provide a rich search and question answering experience based on the true meaning of natural language. Humans will be able to augment real reality so it appears someone is present, even if that person is hundreds of miles away, Kurzweil says. The future of humanity Editor's note: Ray Kurzweil is one of the world's leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a 30-year track record of accurate predictions. (CNN) -- By the early 2020s, we will have the means to program our biology away from disease and aging. Ray Kurzweil Read more: Le Web, the next ten years

I want to dip everything in this magic hydrocoating water paint From what I gather it's pretty similar to an art project you did. Even put paint in water then dip paper in it to make a fun pattern? That's all that's happening. Decal on-the-fly - (really) thin image floated on liquid, "glue" sprayed on, done. It's basically paint on a dissolvable substrate.

Black holes are 'portals to other universes,' according to new quantum results According to Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, black holes are uninhabitable chasms of space-time that end in a “singularity,” or a mass of infinite density. It’s a place so bleak that even the laws of physics break down there. But what if black holes aren’t so forbidding? What if they are instead some kind of intergalactic stargate, or maybe even a passageway into a whole other universe? It may sound like the premise for a clever science-fiction movie, but new calculations by quantum physicists now suggest that the stargate idea might actually be the better theory. This new theory is based on a concept known as ‘loop quantum gravity’ (or LQG). Researchers Jorge Pullin from Lousiana State University, and Rodolfo Gambini from the University of the Republic in Montevideo, Uruguay, crunched the numbers to see what would happen inside a black hole under the parameters of LQG. Your experience would be much different traveling into a black hole according to LQG, however.

Someone Recorded Crickets then Slowed Down the Track, And It Sounds Like Humans Singing Composer Jim Wilson has recorded the sound of crickets and then slowed down the recording, revealing something so amazing. The crickets sound like they are singing the most angelic chorus in perfect harmony. Though it sounds like human voices, everything you hear in the recording is the crickets themselves. The recording contains two tracks played at the same time: The first is the natural sound of crickets played at regular speed, and the second is the slowed down version of crickets’ voices. “I discovered that when I slowed down this recording to various levels, this simple familiar sound began to morph into something very mystic and complex……..almost human.” You can purchase a copy of the recording, called God’s Chorus of Crickets, here. And who would have thought… Comments comments

'Invisible' Bike Helmets Are A Real Thing This woman is wearing her bike helmet, no, really, she is. ARE YOU A cyclist who is also concerned about how you look while cycling around town. If so, then two Swedish industrial design students have solved your problem and have created an “invisible helmet” for cyclists. Safety Bike helmets are a very important safety feature, especially for those who cycle around a busy city where both drivers and pedestrians can be a problem. But there is no denying that it can be difficult to find a stylish bike helmet and then there is the issue of the helmet hair. The idea for the invisible helmet came to life in 2005 as part of a Masters’ thesis, when Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin were studying industrial design at the University of Lund. The Hövding (invisible helmet) is actually an air bag, which uses a helium gas cylinder to inflate when its sensors detect a sudden jolt. The helmets are also CE labelled, which means they comply with EU safety standards and have undergone a variety of safety tests.

IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet A team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration Photo Voltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate energy safely up to 5,000X, that’s huge. The process of trapping the sunlight produces water that can be used to produce filtered drinkable water, or used for other things like air conditioning etc. Scientists envision that the HCPVT system could provide sustainable energy and fresh water to communities all around the world. “Each 1cmX1cm chip can convert 200-250 watts, on average, over a typical eight-hour day in a sunny region. The heat is absorbed into hundreds of tiny solar cells called photovoltaic chips. According to Greenpeace, this technology can establish itself as the third largest player in the sustainable power generation industry. A common problem with modern-day solar collectors is that they can only take in a minimal amount of energy. Credits:

A first: Stanford engineers build basic computer using carbon nanotubes By Tom Abate Norbert von der Groeben This wafer contains tiny computers using carbon nanotubes, a material that could lead to smaller, more energy-efficient processors. A team of Stanford engineers has built a basic computer using carbon nanotubes, a semiconductor material that has the potential to launch a new generation of electronic devices that run faster, while using less energy, than those made from silicon chips. This unprecedented feat culminates years of efforts by scientists around the world to harness this promising but quirky material. The achievement is reported today in an article on the cover of the journal Nature written by Max Shulaker and other doctoral students in electrical engineering. "People have been talking about a new era of carbon nanotube electronics moving beyond silicon," said Mitra, an electrical engineer and computer scientist. But until now it hasn't been clear that CNTs could fulfill those expectations. As Mitra said: "It's not just about the CNT computer.