US Special Operations Command is testing two rapid DNA readers in the field, identifying targets using devices that have all the capabilities of a laboratory, only as big as a photocopier. Can return a result in 90 minutes, a process that used to take weeks.
Courts could one day be peering directly into a person’s brain for evidence using “Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging” (FMRI), turning a medical procedure into the new lie detector. FMRI measures blood oxygenation in the brain correlating brain states with ongoing behavior under different conditions. Inferences are made based on contrasting measurements between “lying” and “not-lying” conditions. Usefulness in lie detection is questionable.
Pentagon hosting a $3.5 million, international competition that will pit robot against robot in an obstacle course designed to test their physical prowess, agility, and even their awareness and cognition. It can walk over a mess of jagged cinder blocks, cut a hole in a wall, even drive a car.
Articles on Internet forums stating a 250-million-year-old microchip found in Labinsk, Russia confirmed by “University of Southern Polytechnic Nowoczerkaskiej.”The university sent a statement to the Max Portal Russian news agency November 2014 clarifying the “microchip” is actually a 410-million–450-million-year-old sea lily fossil.
Daimler, world’s largest truck manufacturer, created the first self-driving semi, unveiled Tuesday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Their system will connect to other autonomous vehicles to avoid heavy traffic,radar unit situated on front bumper monitors objects up to 250 meters away. Vehicle first tested in Germany, certified to operate on Nevada’s public roadways.
Electric car producer Tesla Motors has adapted battery technology for household and business applications. The wall-mounted batteries will make solar power more accessible. Estimated 160 million packs could shift US to renewables, 900 million units enough for entire world. In countries with underdeveloped power grids, could leapfrog infrastructure the way mobile phones outpaced landlines.
Chinese scientists have reported editing the genomes of human embryos. Researchers warned Nature2 genetic changes to embryos, could have unpredictable effect on future generations, expressed concerns gene-editing research on human embryos could be a slippery slope towards unsafe or unethical uses of the technique.
Scientists in Japan have successfully transmitted electric energy wirelessly through the air, proving that Nikola Tesla was onto something big. For years debates have raged about whether or not power could be transferred through the air, and while there have been many reports of this being achieved on a small scale, there has never been a major mainstream study into the phenomenon, until now.
1,000 NATO soldiers will spend 12 days in June in Hungary testing smart energy technology like self-contained power grids, solar panels and wind turbines, Bloomberg reports citing Susanne Michaelis, the organization’s action officer for smart energy.
Through a DARPA-funded program, scientists at the University of California invented a tiny rig that connects to an insect’s brain and flight muscles. Once implanted, the device takes over the insect’s body, turning it into a remote control cyborg capable of receiving flight commands wirelessly from a nearby laptop.
Costa Rica obtained 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources for 75 days straight this year, huge milestone in that country and push for alternative energy. Country was able to completely run the country on renewables such as wind, solar, biomass and geothermal. During January, February and March so far (75 days) it has been unnecessary to use oil to fuel the country's grid.
Trams fueled by hydrogen could soon be appearing on the streets of China. The country has mastered the technique of using this clean energy source, widely used elsewhere for cars and other forms of mass transport. Source of clean energy, water being its only emission. Help to cut energy running costs. Takes three minutes to refuel. Can carry 380 passengers.
Intentional mutation, a new way that biotech is getting around regulatory approval for genetically modified crops. Genome editing will be used instead of previous methods for altering living organisms by genetically altering DNA material through artificial manipulation in a laboratory. In this way, they can bypass FDA and other agencies trying to ban GMOs.
The FREAK security bug that allows attackers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) connections encrypted using an outmoded cipher claimed another victim, Microsoft's Secure Channel stack. Microsoft said it is "actively working" with its Microsoft Active Protections Program partners to protect them, once it has completed an investigation, it would "take appropriate action to help protect customers".
Streetcap1 able to catch this UFO near our sun. There is a geometric shape to it. This shape is impossible for any comet, meteor or natural phenomenon other than crystals. Military satellite destroyed Feb 1, 2015. The satellite detected a sudden spike in temperature and then gone. This was a decommissioned satellite, all fuel was dumped, all electrical connections disconnected, assumption this UFO near our sun destroyed this satellite as a warning.
Technology companies scrambling to fix major security flaw that for more than a decade left Apple and Google devices vulnerable to hacking when they visited millions of supposedly secure Web sites, including Whitehouse.gov, NSA.gov and FBI.gov. The flaw resulted from former U.S. government policy that forbade export of strong encryption, required weaker “export-grade” products be shipped to customers in other countries.
Russia has long experimented both economically and militarily with Tesla technology, heightened interest in moving from tests to implementation. According to Russian sources, once fully online, the Marx Generator has the "power equal to all power generation facilities in Russia – including thermoelectric, hydroelectric, nuclear, solar, and wind power stations combined.
Called the TaigaPhone, will be manufactured by Taiga Systems, will synergize with other tools provided by the company to its high-profile clients, photos and work-related files, as well as phone conversations and metadata will not “leak” without the user’s consent, according to Taiga Systems.
Filmmakers, authors, and media have widely speculated about how human life on Earth will end; scientists have come up with serious assessment, presenting 12 possible causes of the Apocalypse. Asteroid impact, Super-volcano eruption, Global pandemic, Nuclear war, Extreme climate change, Synthetic biology, Nanotechnology, Unknown consequences, Ecological collapse, Global system collapse, Future bad governance, Artificial Intelligence.
"Geoengineering "theory that humans could slow, stop, or reverse global warming by "hacking" the planet with technological feats that alter chemical composition of the atmosphere; pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, burying it underground, "seeding" the atmosphere with particles that increase its reflectivity, send more sunlight back into space.
China will focus more on the study and supervision of genetically-modified organisms (GMO), as well as invest in public education about GMO products. “GM technology is very promising and we must stand on top of GM research as China has quite limited agricultural resources,” Han Jun, deputy head of the office for the central leading group on agricultural work.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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,
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Canadian scientists have shown the deadliest form of ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species without any direct contact between them. Believe that airborne transmission might be contributing to spread of the disease in Africa.Concerned that pigs might be a natural host for the infection
China and Russia on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly build 2 high-tech parks, one in each country. Authorities expect to open satellite offices.
A recent pro-GMO editorial in Scientific American takes aim at labeling laws for genetically engineered foods, calling them “unscientific.” But proponents of non-GMO food and people’s right to know are saying that Scientific American is the one without a scientific leg to stand on.
The new energy policy announced in April outlines plans to decrease Japan’s nuclear dependence as much as possible, while boosting renewable energy sources. Government will promote the use of hydrogen to pave the way for a “hydrogen society.”Hydrogen viewed as key to energy needs.
Governments must shift subsidies and research funding from agro-industrial monoculture to small farmers using 'agroecological' methods, UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. Modern industrial agricultural methods can no longer feed the world, due to impacts of overlapping environmental and ecological crises linked to land, water and resource availability.
Team used light to erase specific memories in mice. Could control neurons which have been genetically sensitised to light, Hope work will reveal how different parts of the brain work together to retrieve memories.
You and I are not allowed to know about the existence of giants in History! By whom? By the Academia, media, State Triumvirate! Then how did we find out? Well, look at all these century old press items from days of yore,
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is delaying the dismantling of the nation’s old nuclear weapons until a thorough evaluation can measure "their use in planetary defense against earth-bound asteroids."
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