The Internet absolutely blew up yesterday with reports of America’s largest online retailer, Amazon.com, researching the move to a drone delivery platform called Prime Air. Some experts expect a complete elimination of the need for a human workforce by 2045.
When Harry Potter walks around with a visible head but an invisible body, the performance seems strongly rooted in fantasy. But in a new study, scientists have designed and fabricated an invisibility cloak that may make such a feat possible. The new cloak can conceal some arbitrarily chosen parts of objects while leaving other parts visible, making it a localized invisibility cloak.
Amazon is planning on using helicopter drones to drop your package on your doorstep in half an hour. Thats the thinking behind Amazon Prime Air, which CEO Jeff Bezos insists is not parody or a put-on. The autonomous drones would fly directly from one of Amazon’s 96 fulfillment centers to the address of the recipient, carrying packages under five pounds. Bezos told Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes
Augmented reality (AR) provides a live view of a physical, real-world environment whose are augmented by computer-generated input such as information, sound, video, graphics, or GPS data. AR isn’t just for complex technical tasks. It’s something within reach to the masses thanks to various smart phone apps.
This week a momentous event occurred somewhere in the universe, now dubbed GRB 130427A, and an “armada of instruments” from all over the world saw it produce a gamma ray burst more powerful than what many researchers believed theoretically possible. Now thought to be the collapse of a giant star and the birth of a black hole, the event has been described as a “Rosetta stone moment” for astronomy.
On November 20, 2013 the $100 billion International Space Station (ISS) created and maintained by several nations will celebrate its 15th birthday. Testing the boundaries of space and science, the International Space Station (ISS) has been an integral part in the advancements, research and desire to continue space exploration.
A recent project by designer Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg proposes that bioengineered creatures be released into the wild to save endangered species and clean up pollution. And she’s already designed four organisms to do it, including soil-scouring slugs and seed-dispersing porcupines.
“If your car was powered by thorium, you would never need to refuel it. The vehicle would burn out long before the chemical did. The thorium would last so long, in fact, it would probably outlive you. That’s why a company called Laser Power Systems has created a concept for a thorium-powered car engine. The element is radioactive, and the team uses bits of it to build a laserbeam that heats water, produces steam, and powers an energy-producing turbine.” Read more: This Radioactive Element Could Power the Planet. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks discuss.
A robot developed by Japanese scientists is so fast it can “win” the rock-paper-scissors game against a human every single time. It uses high-speed recognition and reaction, rather than prediction.
Just in case Hallowe’en didn’t quite meet your expectations this year, check this out: a rogue gang of mutant malware that can take over your computer, reconfigure it, delete your data at will (its will), and talk to its buddies that have taken over other computers, without having to rely on such Neanderthal inconveniences as Ethernet connections, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or even power cords. Your worst AI nightmare come true ……..
Members of the United Nations met with distinguished astronauts and cosmonauts this week in New York to begin implementing the first-ever international contingency plan for defending Earth against catastrophic asteroid strikes.
The digitizing of DNA in order to transform naturally evolving life forms into programmable computer code has been an ongoing mission of the elite. In 2010, the White House gave the all-clear to this type of research in the name of “clean energy, pollution control and medicine,” which included the ability to “manipulate DNA of organisms to forge new life forms.”
You have to crawl before you can walk—be you a baby or an asteroid-blasting space cannon. Now, after a successful test-fire here on Earth, Japan’s specially made cannon for its Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is ready to take its first, real steps in outer space. READ MORE: Japan Just Successfully Tested Its Asteriod Shattering Space Cannon
On October 22 and 23, the Climate Reality Project is presenting “24 Hours of Reality” – a worldwide, in-depth presentation on the realities and terrible costs of climate change on our planet. Be sure to spend some online time watching, listening, and learning about this inestimably important issue that affects the lives of everyone on earth.