Want to gain entry to your office, get on a bus, or perhaps buy a sandwich? We're all getting used to swiping a card to do all these things. But at Epicenter, a new hi-tech office block in Sweden, they are trying a different approach - a chip under the skin. Along with access to doors and photocopiers, they're promised further services including the ability to pay in the cafe with a touch of a hand.
Use of "smart drugs"s, compounds that may increase cognitive function a rising trend among Silicon Valley entrepreneurs: so-called nootropics help business owners to beat off a cut-throat global competition, boosts memory, helps to focus, bolsters vision. Some require prescription, like Modafimil, a narcolepsy medicine, prevents a person from falling asleep.
Coffee contains a protein that has an effect similar to morphine, specialists at the University of Brasilia and Brazilian agriculture research company Embrapa have discovered. Moreover, the new substance’s effect lasts longer.
USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and a unnamed corporation plans to address the ‘boar taint problem’ which causes a pig’s meat to smell of male reproductive organs that can make their meat ill-fit for market by altering a pig’s genome.
A bell that has been ringing, nonstop, for at least 175 years at Oxford University. It's powered by a single battery that was installed in 1840. Researchers would love to know what the battery is made of, but they are afraid that opening the bell would ruin an experiment to see how long it will last.
As genetically-modified microbes take on ever more tasks – from creating new pharmaceuticals to turning out clean fuel sources – researchers have searched for a way to biologically isolate them from their wild counterparts, so that if they were ever accidentally released, they wouldn’t be able to survive.
Drones cheaper tooperate than regular fighter jets. An armed MQ-9 Reaper drone runs about $14 million, compared to $180 million or more for an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Drones that DARPA is envisioning would not be firing on human targets without approval from another human. What are those rules when it comes to robots?
Already, in developing countries people are storing money digitally on their phones and using their phones to make purchases, as if they were debit cards. By 2030, 2 billion people who don’t have a bank account will be storing money and making payment with their phones. By then, mobile money providers will be offering the full range of financial services, from interest-bearing savings accounts to credit to insurance.”
US Navy to demonstrate an electromagnetic gun, a fire-fighting robot, a helicopter drone and other examples of new military gear at an upcoming exhibition, February 4-5 at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO in Washington by Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mat Winter and other experts from the US Office of Naval Research.
Each weapon is mounted with a digital scope that runs on Linux, includes several sensors that measure range, wind velocity and direction, target size, temperature, and barometric pressure. All these numbers are crunched by on-board computer, which displays the spot you need to aim for. The scope follows the target as it moves, when you pull the trigger the rifle doesn’t fire until you are on target.
A new robot designed to have functions comparable to a human being, revealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin at Central Institute for Scientific Research Tochmash Tuesday. Robot made five shots with its gun, able to effectively work on its own travel a variety of terrains, drive a vehicle, provide emergency medical aid. New types of guns also presented to Putin, including a new sniper rifle.
What if everyone could access the tools required to modify DNA, in the comfort of their own home?
It has already been invented; funded by mega corporations like Google, unveiled a device that can create millions of strands of DNA from scratch, they think it will allow DNA to become a “consumer product. Hand off the keys to creation to any jackass who can afford their machine Obvious consequences of this genetic tinkering, potential for mistakes to be made on a wide scale, creating new viruses, could unleash unspeakable horrors onto our planet.
FDA approval of the ‘Maestro system,’ an electrical implant to ‘treat obesity’ by impairing the ability of certain nerves to do their job, jamming them with electrical pulses that block signals that your brain sends to your stomach to indicate that it needs food, shuts down your biological instinct to eat.
Travelling in a foreign country has often been a challenge – now technology comes to the rescue. Google has updated its Translate app to do voice and sign translations - just point your smartphone at signs, menus or whatever you want to understand.
China is planning to build a mine on the Moon in order to search for a rare helium isotope scientists believe could be the key source of energy in the future. The moon is apparently rich with Helium 3. 40 tons of Helium 3; Cargo bays of two space shuttles can power U.S. for a whole year at current rate of energy consumption.
The US Navy is set to unveil a new electromagnetic weapon that uses magnetic fields to launch projectiles at six times the speed of sound rather than using traditional chemical propellants and explosives to destroy targets.
Microsoft will not add new features to Windows 7, will continue to issue security updates to all users in the next five years. As for any non-security fixes, including stability and reliability updates, they will be issued only to organizations that earlier signed support contracts.
Security expert has found a way to install malicious code on a tiny chip built into Apple laptops which resist any attempt at removal, replacing the entire hard disk will not delete it. Thunderstrike, is undetectable; because it is new no security software will be looking for it.
Cannabis oil gathering momentum as world class healer, Western Governments unable to stop it. Cases all over the world show cannabis oil healed very serious diseases; anxiety disorders, epilepsy, MS (Multiple Sclerosis), cerebral palsy and cancer.
Harvard scientists discovered most earth-like planet in Lyra constellation, 470 light years away. Kepler 438b is slightly bigger than Earth in orbit of orange dwarf star, gives it 40 percent more warmth than the sun gives our planet, discovered seven other planets in habitable zones of their stars.
Biometrics is the use of technology to measure human characteristics and traits, and at the cutting edge of biometrics is pupillometry, the science of using measurements of the pupil of the human eye to make psychological predictions and gather predictive intelligence.
The complaint, filed in federal court by Miami residents Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara, claims iOS 8, Apple’s exclusive operating system, is marketed as having more storage space than actually available to purchasers, 23.1 percent of advertised storage capacity of the devices will be unavailable for consumers."
Scotts Miracle-Gro Companyis once again developing genetically modified grass that would need less mowing, be a deeper green and resistant to damage from weedkiller Roundup. Will not need federal approval before it can be field-tested and marketed.
A prominent climate scientist Dr. Matthew Watson from Bristol University who’s actively involved in developing technologies to thwart the natural weather patterns of the globe says he’s disturbed by the prospect of having to make such drastic changes to the common order of things in order to fight so-called “global warming.”
Moscow State University is going to amass the samples of all living, extinct and disappearing organisms on Earth and store them in the world's first cryogenic biomaterial bank for subsequent reproduction. The challenging project has been named "Noah's Ark".
Despite claims by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) blaming Pyongyang for the destructive cyber intrusion, one such expert from the California-based Norse cyber-security corporation said on Wednesday that not a North Korean, but a former Sony employee identified only as “Lena” was chiefly involved in the hack.
Chicago’s O’hare Airport has an enormous, vertical, indoor organic garden with 44 different varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Indianapolis International Airport (IIA) has the nation’s largest airport-based solar farm. 86 acres of solar panels installed at the IIA,
Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs), combined with the ability to harvest energy, will enable insect-sized drone swarms to be dropped from military aircraft to stay aloft for a prolonged amount of time, offering a host of functions, including assassination.
A university in Istanbul has announced plans to develop a new lie detector, designed especially for Turkish people. The usual polygraph test requires alterations, as some statements considered to be false in Western cultures might be not a lie for Turks.
Google on Monday announced that the first completed prototype of its self-driving car is ready to be road tested. "They won't have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal... because they don't need them. Our software and sensors do all the work.
World’s largest indoor farm inside an old, 25,000-square-foot semiconductor factory, uses 100 times less water than an outdoor farm. Claim their produce contains 8 to 10 times more beta-carotene, twice the vitamin C, calcium and magnesium as its outdoor-grown counterparts. The produce grown at this weather-resistant, climate controlled plant uses LED lights, can yield 10,000 heads of lettuce per day.
China developed a long-range pain gun that works by shooting microwaves into people’s bodies and heating up water under their skin, according to reports, and might plan to fit it onto its ships or for crowd control. US government developed a similar weapon.
The Fungi Mutarium is a prototype device that uses fungi to break down plastic, grow edible, biomass in its place. Plastic that make up shopping bags doused in UV light to sterilize them, break the plastic down, placed in pod of edible, algae-based gelatin. After a few weeks, edible fungi begin to grow, completely decompose the plastic, leaving a natural, edible growth.
These .50 cal. projectiles can change direction mid-flight and function much like the laser-guided bombs first developed by the United States during the Vietnam war. EXACTO bullet has optical sensors on the surface of its nose that gathers in-flight information that’s transmitted to internal electronic systems for interpreting incoming data. Data is used to adjust fins located along the exterior of the bullet to change its direction.
Bracelet designed to replace smartphone or tablet
Using a projector, could project a screen onto the forearm. Array of sensors allows wearer to manipulate the 'screen' could be used to watch films, write emails, make phone calls.
The US Navy continues to tout its sophisticated warship laser system, saying it has performed above expectations for the last four months of operational testing aboard the USS Ponce during its deployment in the Persian Gulf.
Each human being supports trillions of microorganisms and any 2 people share only about 13 percent of their skin bacteria population. other 87 percent of bacteria types so distinct they act like a bacterial fingerprint, could be used to identify individual person. When we touch things such as door knobs, ATM keys, a computer keyboard or mouse, we leave behind an identifying trace of bacteria.
Worldwide some 2,000 people have been ‘chipped’ and their number is growing. People who have been chipped can unlock or lock their phones or make payments simply by scanning their hand.
Camera in your personal device, the new facial recognition software interprets your emotions by mapping the minute movements of your eyes when you smile, your mouth when you gasp or the furrow of your brow when you are confused.
Facility will use natural cold of Siberia's thick permafrost to preserve samples up to 100 years. 1.5million seeds from plants and vegetables will be housed in the cryostorage unit in Yakutsk. Enable scientists to protect many of the world's important foods and endangered plant life against Doomsday.
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