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Where Virtual Reality Is Going

Posted by on January 14, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
Where Virtual Reality Is Going

Jon Rappoport: I want to sketch the path along which virtual reality is going. Right now, companies are selling improved tech that allows a helmet-wearer to see landscape and people in a wider perspective, and hear layers of sounds to the left and right, and above and below him. He can also walk inside the virtual set up. He can’t touch everything he sees yet, but that’s coming. And perhaps one day, he’ll be able to sit down at a lavish meal and smell and taste the food. Sight, sound, touch, smell, taste. A five-sense envelope.

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Brain Imaging Tech Opens Up New Door to Predicting Behavior

Posted by on January 11, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Brain Imaging Tech Opens Up New Door to Predicting Behavior

The ongoing investment in the field of neuroscience has opened up many pathways to theoretically making direct remote mind control possible, as well as mapping the brain for other social engineering applications. We are now beginning to enter an era where new findings are starting to become openly actionable.

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WATCH: Ice Cream Robot Attracts Large Crowds in China (1-min video)

Posted by on January 10, 2015 in Technology with 0 Comments
WATCH: Ice Cream Robot Attracts Large Crowds in China (1-min video)

Large crowds are being attracted to a shopping center where a robot salesgirl prepares ice cream for customers in the city of Shenyang in north-east China. The robot is installed in a transparent vending machine and makes six flavors of ice cream.

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Attractive Tree Turbines Are A Quiet, Affordable New Way To Generate Energy

Posted by on January 9, 2015 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Attractive Tree Turbines Are A Quiet, Affordable New Way To Generate Energy

Real trees offer something substantive to the world in the way they omit oxygen. Now, the French company, New Wind has created fake trees that serve a great purpose as well –- they generate electricity. The “wind trees” they have created have steel trunks and mini plastic turbine leaves that can generate electricity form even the slightest breeze. They are extremely affordable, nice to look at, and much quieter than more traditional larger turbines.

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What This Year’s Extra Second Could Mean For the Internet (2-Min Video)

Posted by on January 7, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
What This Year’s Extra Second Could Mean For the Internet (2-Min Video)

Chunks of the Internet went offline in 2012, the last time scientists added an extra second (a leap second) to clocks to match Earth’s slowing rotation. Will we have the similar problems this year.

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6 Things I Learned From Riding In A Google Self-Driving Car

Posted by on January 1, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
6 Things I Learned From Riding In A Google Self-Driving Car

Riding in a self-driving car is not the white-knuckled, cybernetic thrill ride one might expect. The car drives like a person, and after a few minutes you forget that you’re being driven autonomously.

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Top 10 Science Breakthroughs of 2014: Rosetta, DNA Breakthrough, Ancient Cave Art, Minibots, Brain Implants, and More

Posted by on January 1, 2015 in Archaeology, Earth & Space, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Top 10 Science Breakthroughs of 2014: Rosetta, DNA Breakthrough, Ancient Cave Art, Minibots, Brain Implants, and More

When looking back at 2014’s biggest moments, don’t forget to take a look at the biggest innovations in science. From monumental gains in space exploration to DNA and ancient dinosaurs, intrepid intellectuals made great discoveries. RT’s Lindsay France has more.

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Google’s Self-Driving Car Hits Roads Next Month—Without a Steering Wheel or Pedals

Posted by on December 30, 2014 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Technology with 0 Comments
Google’s Self-Driving Car Hits Roads Next Month—Without a Steering Wheel or Pedals

The self-driving, goofy-looking car with no steering wheel or pedals that Google revealed in May is now “fully functional” and should start testing on public roads next month, the tech giant says. Over the past seven months, Google has made a series of prototypes, testing different aspects of the design, from steering and braking to the sensors and software that brings it all together. The result, it says, is “our first complete prototype for fully autonomous driving.”

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AirAsia Flight 8501: How Can Airliners Still Go Missing?

Posted by on December 29, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
AirAsia Flight 8501: How Can Airliners Still Go Missing?

The question many people have been asking since the first hours passed, is how can an airliner go missing again after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

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How Can An Entire Plane Go Missing When Technology Tracks Our Every Move? Revisiting MH Flight 370

Posted by on December 29, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
How Can An Entire Plane Go Missing When Technology Tracks Our Every Move? Revisiting MH Flight 370

Radar only extends so far. Most of us landlubbers understand that air traffic controllers typically use radar to monitor a flight’s progress. That’s all very well over land. But radar also has a limited range, and you can’t put a radar station in the middle of the ocean.

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These Infrastructure Advances in the Rest-of-the-World Will Blow Your Mind

These Infrastructure Advances in the Rest-of-the-World Will Blow Your Mind

While we’re “debating” torture, access to basic health care and the veracity of climate change, the rest-of-the-world is simply advancing transformational infrastructure like you would not believe. In Switzerland, the world’s longest rail tunnel — straight through the Alps — is about to open. Italy now boasts Europe’s fastest high-speed train — capable of speeds up to 400 km/h (249 mph) — that will cut travel times between Rome and Milan — about the distance between Washington, D.C. and Providence — to two hours and some change. Meanwhile, Amtrak still has no concrete plan — and no government support — to bring true high-speed rail to our most densely-populated, north-south corridor. Our “high-speed” Acela train runs slower than most “regional” trains in Europe and Asia.

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Pew, Pew, Pew! NASA Space Lasers to Map Earth’s Forests in 3D

Posted by on December 28, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Pew, Pew, Pew! NASA Space Lasers to Map Earth’s Forests in 3D

A new laser instrument developed for the International Space Station is expected to generate incredible 3D maps of Earth’s forests. The instrument called Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) uses lidar, a special kind of laser technology, to create detailed 3D maps and measure the biomass of forests.

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Space Technology Had Great Achievements, Some Setbacks in 2014

Posted by on December 25, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Space Technology Had Great Achievements, Some Setbacks in 2014

Space technology this year reached some important goals, culminating with the spectacular landing of a space probe on a comet, millions of kilometers from Earth. But there were some setbacks, too. This video shows some of the highlights and lowlights.

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Invisibility Cloaks: “We’re Closing In… It’s Well Within the Laws of Physics” – Michio Kaku

Posted by on December 21, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Invisibility Cloaks: “We’re Closing In… It’s Well Within the Laws of Physics” – Michio Kaku

“We don’t have the Harry Potter invisibility cloak yet. However, we’re closing in and we now realize that it’s well within the laws of physics.”

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How Can Open Source and 3D Printing Help Get New Energy Technologies Out Into the World? (Video)

How Can Open Source and 3D Printing Help Get New Energy Technologies Out Into the World? (Video)

The THRIVE Movement has received over 500 breakthrough projects in the past three years, both technological and social innovations. This excerpt from the ThriveTogether event describes the potential for Open Source and 3D printing in getting new energy technologies out to the world.

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