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China reveals long-range heat ray gun

December 16th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/China_reveals_long-range_heat_ray_gun/40012/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

This Device Turns Plastic Trash Into Edible Mushrooms

December 15th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/This_Device_Turns_Plastic_Trash_Into_Edible_Mushrooms/40000/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The Fungi Mu​tarium 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.

DARPA creates first ever self-guiding bullets

December 14th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/DARPA_creates_first_ever_self-guiding_bullets/39954/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

The bracelet that turns your ARM into a touchscreen: Cicret projects emails, videos and games onto skin - Video

December 13th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2871401/The-bracelet-turns-ARM-touchscreen-Cicret-projects-emails-videos-games-skin.html

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.

Not Sci-Fi anymore: Navy’s 'fully operational' laser gun blows up boats, drones (VIDEO)

December 11th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/213583-navy-laser-gun-drones/

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.

Skin bacteria could be used to identify you

December 10th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Skin_bacteria_could_be_used_to_identify_you/39851/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

Microchip implants in humans grow in popularity, some 50 Dutch people are ‘chipped’

December 9th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Microchip_implants_in_humans_grow_in_popularity%2C_some_50_Dutch_people_are_%E2%80%98chipped%E2%80%99/39806/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

The new technology that can read your face, and your mind - Video

December 4th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_new_technology_that_can_read_your_face%2C_and_your_mind/39642/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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.

Underneath THIS tiny hut lies the 'Noah's Ark' for world's food supply: Vault deep beneath the coldest city on the planet to become home to massive stockpile of seeds and plants

December 2nd, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2857114/Underneath-tiny-hut-lies-Noah-s-Ark-world-s-food-supply-Vault-deep-beneath-coldest-city-planet-home-massive-stockpile-seeds-plants.html

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.

Stephen Hawking Warns Artificial Intelligence Could End Mankind

December 2nd, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.cryptogon.com/?p=45512

Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain’s pre-eminent scientists: efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to our very existence. Development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”

Amazon unleashes 15,000 hauler robots for Cyber Monday packaging - Video

December 1st, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/210435-amazon-warehouses-robot-carriers/

Ten Amazon warehouses in five US states are making use of 15,000 Kiva robots, hoping they can cut operating costs 20 percent, showcased the technology on Sunday at its year-old warehouse in Tracy, California. This facility has more than 3,000 Kiva carriers working along with 1,500 humans.

Always Be Chatty: Japanese robot Pepper will sell you a coffee machine… with a smile

December 1st, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/210487-japan-robot-pepper-coffee/

Chatty robots in human form have started selling coffee machines to customers in Japan Monday, their makers claiming that they can understand 80 percent of conversations, able to play games with customers, answer questions. It has a smiling human face and a interactive tablet on its chest.

Flying robots to work as waiters in Singapore

November 27th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/209567-flying-robots-waiters-singapore/

Flying robotic waiters, known as Infinium-Serve, will be launched in Singapore restaurant chain by end of 2015, believed to be world’s first commercial attempt at replacing humans with machines in this field. “This will result in an enhanced dining experience, lead to increased sales and revenue for the restaurants; Woon Junyang, chief executive officer at Infinium Robotics.

Snowpiercer: Geoengineering climate fixes 'could harm billions'

November 27th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Snowpiercer%3A_Geoengineering_climate_fixes_%27could_harm_billions%27/39451/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Ideas include aircraft spraying out sulphur particles at high altitude to mimic reverse decline of sea-ice or using artificial "trees" to absorb CO2. Effort would have to be maintained for years, implications for rainfall patterns

Mindblowing Microscopic Footage of Cancer Cells Being Eliminated by Cannabis Oil - Video

November 26th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Mindblowing_Microscopic_Footage_of_Cancer_Cells_Being_Eliminated_by_Cannabis_Oil/39448/0/38/38/Y/M.html

In 1974, a study from The Washington Post said that THC effectively “slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers and a virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and prolonged their lives by as much as 36% information was suppressed. 1998, nother study came outa from Madrid’s Complutense University that indicated THC can cause cancer cells to die, unlike chemotherapy the THC kills nothing but the cancer cells.

Dutch researchers to produce electricity from ‘blue energy’

November 26th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/11/27/387678/dutch-company-opens-blue-energy-plant/

Blue energy employs the difference between the salt concentration levels in sea water and fresh water in order to produce electricity. Blue energy employs two filters with salt and fresh water. One filter allows the entry of positively charged sodium ions while the other lets in negatively charged chlorine ions, producing a natural battery.

Regin, new computer spying bug, discovered by Symantec

November 24th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014951075

computer security company Symantec discovered one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.The bug, named Regin, used for six years against targets around the world in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Ireland. Steals passwords or recover deleted files.

Navy's first ever LASER gun that sets fire to enemy aircraft and ships is deployed to the Gulf

November 20th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=4394

The US military has deployed its first laser weapon ever to be used in combat cost $40 million. Devices was installed onto the USS Ponce. Navy says the weapon can set fire to targets at the speed of light. Those targets include aerial drones, speed boats.

Microsoft Hires Dalek-style Robocops to Guard Silicon Valley HQ

November 17th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/microsoft-hires-dalek-style-robocop-guard-silicon-valley-hq-1474993

Microsoft hired 5ft tall robot security guard to guard Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus. Fitted with lasers, GPS and heat-detecting technology, can predict where criminals will strike next and likelihood of future crimes, operate without human control, are equipped with surveillance cameras and sensors, a thermal imaging system, can read 300 car registration plates a minute, and odour detectors. The robots analyse information from government, businesses and social media sources, alert authorities it if comes across anything suspicious.

Microsoft quietly yanks botched October patch KB 3000061

November 13th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.infoworld.com/article/2847337/microsoft-windows/microsoft-yanks-botched-october-patch-kb-3000061.html

Microsoft has yanked yet another botched patch without telling anybody. KB 3000061 is no longer being offered through Windows Update. Problems arose when the KB 3000061 installer failed, triggering a rollback.

Why the Pentagon Dreads the “Sale” of IBM’s Chip Business

November 12th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Why_the_Pentagon_Dreads_the_%E2%80%9CSale%E2%80%9D_of_IBM%E2%80%99s_Chip_Business/39126/0/38/38/Y/M.html

IBM’s chip business is one of the only suppliers to the defense industry that is US owned. There are a few like Honeywell, but they can’t do advanced fab processes needed. Department of Defense worried about sending critical chip designs outside US; that they could be back-engineered or altered prior to fabrication. Foreign power could, theoretically, insert a hardware backdoor into the chip almost impossible to detect.

China reveals sophisticated stealth fighter jet

November 12th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/11/11/385636/china-unveils-new-stealth-fighter-jet/

The J-31 stealth aircraft was unveiled at the annual China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition. The fighter jet is expected to compete with the US-made F-35 stealth aircraft, presents an attractive option to countries that are cut off from US arms exports. Second domestically-produced stealth fighter by China.

New drone leaves no trace after crash

November 12th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/11/12/385787/biodrone-melts-in-nature-after-crash/

NASA introduced a drone mostly made of materials from living things, which makes it degradable in nature. Machine crash not only harmful to environment but also exposes fact that it has been flown there, not quite favorable to spies. The new drone simply melts away.

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY WORKING TO DECODE BRAINS & READ YOUR THOUGHTS

November 11th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/CARNEGIE_MELLON_UNIVERSITY_WORKING_TO_DECODE_BRAINS_%26_READ_YOUR_THOUGHTS/39102/0/38/38/Y/M.html

At Carnegie Mellon University, they are decoding brains and reading thoughts.“For the first time, we can get inside people’s heads the way you’ve never been able to before,” CMU’s Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging Director Marcel.

Potentially catastrophic bug bites all versions of Windows. Patch now

November 11th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/11/potentially-catastrophic-bug-bites-all-versions-of-windows-patch-now/

Microsoft has disclosed a potentially catastrophic vulnerability in virtually all versions of Windows. People operating Windows systems, particularly those who run websites, should immediately install a patch Microsoft released Tuesday morning.

Scientists use web-powered telepathy to link human thoughts (VIDEO)

November 10th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/203823-usa-brain-communicate-telepathy/

Brain signals transmitted via the internet from one person to another have enabled two people to play a computer game by telepathy – with only one person seeing it and controlling the other’s hand movements in an experiment by US researchers.

India successfully test-fires nuclear capable ballistic missile

November 10th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/11/09/385385/india-testfires-nuclearcapable-missile/

The Indian army has successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni-II (Fire-II) missile with a range of more than 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles).

Virus that 'makes humans more stupid' discovered

November 10th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014940762

The algae virus, never before observed in healthy people, was found to affect cognitive functions including visual processing and spatial awareness. Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medical School and University of Nebraska stumbled upon the discovery when undertaking an unrelated study into throat microbes.

Smart-gift: Putin presents Chinese leader with dual-screen YotaPhone - Video

November 9th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/203747-yotaphone-putin-present-china/

Russia's president Vladimir Putin has given his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping a Russian-developed world's first dual-screen smartphone. The smartphone includes a data protection system, developed by Russian engineers, which makes the phone "unique" in regard of safety levels,

CLAIM: 50% of today's occupations will no longer exist in decade...

November 8th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/CLAIM%3A_50%25_of_today%27s_occupations_will_no_longer_exist_in_decade.../39012/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Shift is expected in the way workplaces operate over the next 15 years, making nearly 50 per cent of occupations existing today redundant by 2025. Artificial intelligence will transform businesses and the work people do. Process work, customer work and vast swathes of middle management will disappear.

World's first 3D-bioprinted transplant-ready organ to be unveiled in early 2015

November 4th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/202175-3d-bioprinted-organ-transplant/

The first living organ, created with the use of 3D-bioprinter, will be released next year, Russian scientists announced. The experiment will start with a transplant-ready thyroid, with further work on a functional printed kidney scheduled for 2018.

China unveils laser drone defence system

November 3rd, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/China_unveils_laser_drone_defence_system/38929/0/38/38/Y/M.html

China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported. The machine has a 2km range and can bring down “various small aircraft” within five seconds of locating its target

Americans pay more for slower Internet

November 1st, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=75a_1414870991

Seoul, South Korea,Internet users can get ultra-fast connections of 1000 megabits per second for $30 a month, in Hong Kong and Tokyo for $37 and $39 per month. Average U.S. connection speed 9.8 megabits per second. New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. can get 500-megabit connections for $300 a month.

Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected Brain

November 1st, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Magic_Mushrooms_Create_a_Hyperconnected_Brain/38905/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The active ingredient in the psychedelic drug, psilocybin, seems to completely disrupt the normal communication networks in the brain, by connecting “brain regions that don’t normally talk together,” said study co-author Paul Expert, a physicist at King’s College London.

194 Countries Agree to Regulate Synthetic Biology - Video

October 31st, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/194_Countries_Agree_to_Regulate_Synthetic_Biology/38857/0/38/38/Y/M.html

United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity: 194 countries to regulate synthetic biology technology, regulations need to be based on precaution and not harming the environment.” As more synthetically engineered products are being developed, many see a potentially dangerous impact on the environment.

Isolated computer to be hacked with only a cellphone at Denver cybersecurity conference

October 30th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/200971-data-steal-computer-cellphone/

Security researchers at Ben Gurion University have found a way to infiltrate a closed network to lift data from an isolated computer using little more than a cellphone’s FM radio receiver.

English and Spanish Speaking Robots to Fill Orders at Lowe's - Video

October 29th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.techswarm.com/2014/10/english-and-spanish-speaking-robots-to.html

Retail home improvement chain, Lowe's, testing a bilingual robot to assist with order fulfillment. Four robots are being tested an Orchard Supply Hardware store owned by Lowe's Companies Inc. in San Jose, California.

Germany develops 'smart factories' to keep an edge: Germany is building completely automated "smart factories" that require no human workers.

October 29th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.orrazz.com/2014/10/germany-develops-smart-factories-to.html

Siemens AG plant produces automated machines to be used in other industrial factories, most units in this 100,000-plus square-foot factory able to fetch and assemble components without human input. Product on assembly line would tell "the machine what it needs" would immediately be put together.

Biotech’s Bizarre World: 7 Genetically Modified Animals

October 26th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/biotechs-bizarre-world-7-gmo-genetically-modified-animals/

A research team from Seoul National University (SNU) created a genetically modified female beagle, named Tegon. She was ‘born’ in 2009, and she glows fluorescent green under ultraviolet light if given a doxycycline antibiotic.

Supersized sunspot is largest in decades

October 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Science

Link: https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/supersized-sunspot-largest-decades

A colossal sunspot large enough to be seen with the naked eye now blemishes the nearside of the sun, covering an area wide enough to comfortably fit 10 Earths side by side. The new sunspot, dubbed AR 12192, is the largest observed since 1990.

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