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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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Microsoft’s Skype Moves Toward Auto-Translation

Posted by on December 16, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Microsoft’s Skype Moves Toward Auto-Translation

Microsoft announced Monday a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service.

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Smart Artificial Skin Could Give Prosthetic Limbs Feeling

Posted by on December 12, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Smart Artificial Skin Could Give Prosthetic Limbs Feeling

Scientists have created a smart prosthetic skin that’s stretchy and warm like real skin, and is jammed with tiny sensors that can pick up a variety of environmental cues such as heat, pressure and moisture.

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Michio Kaku: “Are We Ready For the Coming Age of Abundance?”

Posted by on December 5, 2014 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Michio Kaku: “Are We Ready For the Coming Age of Abundance?”

Dr. Michio Kaku discusses economics, technology, and our abundant future in this full video presentation of a lecture he gave.

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The Top 3 Revolutionary Public Transit Technologies

Posted by on December 4, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
The Top 3 Revolutionary Public Transit Technologies

Abby Martin discusses some of the top revolutionary public transportation ideas that could be implemented in the US.

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World’s Oldest ‘Computer’ May Be Older Than Previously Thought

Posted by on December 4, 2014 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
World’s Oldest ‘Computer’ May Be Older Than Previously Thought

The Antikythera Mechanism has had scholars scratching their heads over how the Greeks managed to build a mechanical computer a hundred years before the birth of Christ and thousands of years before anything similar.

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Stephen Hawking Warns Artificial Intelligence Could End Mankind

Posted by on December 2, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
Stephen Hawking Warns Artificial Intelligence Could End Mankind

Stephen Hawking: “Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete and would be superseded” Prof Hawking says the primitive forms of artificial intelligence developed so far have already proved very useful, but he fears the consequences of creating something that can match or surpass humans.

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New Technology May Reduce Pesticides in Contaminated Water

Posted by on December 1, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
New Technology May Reduce Pesticides in Contaminated Water

The process of making sea water potable, water desalinization has been a significant point of research for years in order to purify water. While there have been new technologies that aim at making sea water drinkable, many of our oceans, lakes, and rivers have become highly contaminated due to pesticide and industrial fertilizer ground water penetration, and run-off, as well as contaminated from petro chemicals and other corporate industry polluters. Luckily, researchers at Massachusetts Technology Institute (MIT) just might have a solution to this problem.

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Solar Technology Could Make Underground Parks In Cramped Cities Possible

Posted by on November 30, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Solar Technology Could Make Underground Parks In Cramped Cities Possible

It’s not easy to keep growing cities green when there is such a high demand for building space. But nobody wants to live in a concrete jungle, which is why a company in the US has proposed a rather unusual solution: underground parks

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