Posts Tagged ‘Science’
 
 
 
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So “Direct Brain-To-Brain Communication” Is Real Now

The idea that we'll someday be able to read each other's minds, either with technology or because we evolve to become psionic, is as beloved in science fiction as spaceships and energy weapons. But it seemed as out of reach as ...
 
News Stories
 
Mantis Hexapod
Mantis Hexapod
Mantis Hexapod

Mantis is Here The Real-Life Driveable Hexapod (video)

[GR]1h9Mw-s9mzI[/GR] Working with game developers, software engineers and comic book creators can often lead to some incredibly geeky conversations, like who would win a fight Captain America vs. Wolverine? or Which console sta...
 
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Activision Realtime Face
Activision Realtime Face
Activision Realtime Face

Activision’s New Lifelike Rendering Technology For Facial Expression

[GR]l6R6N4Vy0nE[/GR] Let s talk faces--our soul's canvas for emotional expression. Our faces tell vivid tales as the windows into our temperament.  Some video games bank their realism and immersion on the tech powering their fa...

 
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Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan
Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan
Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan

Image of the Day: Volcano Erupting from Space

Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009, as seen from space.
 
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LA sync signals
LA sync signals
LA sync signals

Los Angeles Syncs 4,398 Traffic Signals, Commute Speeds Up, Emissions Down

And here were are. I just finished a post talking, in exaggeration, about the implications of "Big Brother". This is in today's piece on Watch Dogs, Ubisoft's PlayStation 4 launch title that thumbs its nose at lines crossed by ...
 
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Back to the future hoverboard
Back to the future hoverboard
Back to the future hoverboard

Back to the Future Still Inspiring Hoverboard Inventions While Quantum Locking Brings Them to Life (pics/video)

The famous hoverboard scene from 1989's movie blockbuster, Back to the Future Part II inspired my buddies and I to etch countless drawings of future cars, boats and hoverboards.  Needless to say we, in all our adolescent fervor...

 
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Artas
Artas

ARTAS: Hair Regrowth Machine

Hair loss regrowth, on a mythical level, is probably equitable to that of the Holy Grail.  And while there are a myriad of pills and shampoos available, none have achieved full hair regrowth and an alarmingly positive rate.  So...
 
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Hand Transplants Are Here And Ready to Shake (video)

[GR]JgaMZT1Z2dw[/GR] Back in the day if you lost a hand you were SOL.  Not any more.  This young woman in SoCal received a donor hand after losing her's a number of years ago.  It's not clear how much dexterity she'll achieve, ...
 
Science
 
Skin Gun
Skin Gun
Skin Gun

Skin Gun – See It To Believe It (video)

You have to watch it to believe it, and even then you'll be in complete awe.  Scientists have developed a gun that saves lives.  That's right, SAVES not TAKES lives. It effectively sprays healthy skin cells (stem cells) onto bu...

 
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Monkeyarm_1
Monkeyarm_1

Monkey Controls Robot Arm With Its Brain, Plans World Domination (video)

In news both awesome and terrifying, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh implanted a monkey's brain with sensors that allow it control a seven-axis robot arm. Two implants control the arm and hand controlling areas of t...
 
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Air Force Darpa Glider
Air Force Darpa Glider
Air Force Darpa Glider

Hypersonic Air Force Glider Goes Mach 20, Disappears, Rouses Crazy Conspiracy Theorists

Here's a cool (and kinda scary) government tech story: DARPA's Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2) is a super fast, super deadly weapon built by Lockheed Martin that is capable of reaching speeds of Mach 20. Its aim ...
 
Household
 
ionator
ionator
ionator

The Ionator Converts Tap Water Into A Powerful Household Cleaner…Maybe

Remember Sharper Image?  They're the company that made the word ionize synonymous with snake oil.  So pardon my skepticism when I say I have a hard time believing that the Ionator spray bottles can replace household cleaners.  ...