Friedlander On The Wang Bullet, And On Boiling Down To Bedrock With The Tsar Bomba: A Conversation With Goat Guy

A guest post by Joseph Friedlander for Next Big Future The reader known as Goat Guy is a regular in the talkbacks at Next Big Future, many have been entertained by his opinions, backed up by hard engineering calculations.  I had a correspondence with him about, among other subjects, the Wang Bullet and Tsar Bomba …

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The Future Of Canal Transport–Take The Elevated

A guest post by Joseph Friedlander George Friedman of Stratfor,  in writing about America’s  “Inevitable Empire” http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/geopolitics-united-states-part-1-inevitable-empire touches on the vital capital saving aspects of waterborne transport over land transport. Large cargo carrier ships are often many times cheaper than small river barges. Small river barges are often many times cheaper than railroads, which are …

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Friedlander Cold Crown 2: A Conversation With Goat Guy

A guest post by Joseph Friedlander for Next Big Future The reader known as Goat Guy is a regular in the talkbacks at Next Big Future, many have been entertained by his opinions, backed up by hard engineering calculations. This is a follow up examination of the Friedlander Cold Crown and managing large scale lunar …

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Wider War Risks – Israel air strikes Weapon convoys in Syria

Syrian state television said that military command had confirmed a “scientific research centre” north-west of Damascus was struck at dawn on Wednesday, causing damage. Two people were killed and five wounded in the attack on the site, which was engaged in “raising the level of resistance and self-defence”. Earlier, diplomatic and security sources were cited …

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Multimaterial multiverse simulation

Technology Review discusses the metamaterial multiverse simulation Various theoreticians have pointed out that there is a formal mathematical analogy between the way certain metamaterials bend light and the way spacetime does the same thing in general relativity. In fact, it ought to be possible to make metamaterials that mimic the behaviour of not only our …

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GE putting $1.5 billion to scale Industrial Internet and targets 1.5% Worker Productivity Growth Each Year

In November, GE announced it would invest $1.5 billion in efforts to fine-tune its machines’ performance and capture big efficiency gains by connecting them to its enterprise software and to the wider Internet. GE thinks that cheaper computing power and sensors are now poised to usher in a new era of big data for industry. …

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Ray Kurzweil’s Artificial Intelligence Work at Google

Kurzweil’s AI will be designed to analyze the vast quantities of information Google collects and to then serve as a super-intelligent personal assistant. He suggests it could eavesdrop on your every phone conversation and email exchange and then provide interesting and important information before you ever knew you wanted it. It sounds like a scary-smart …

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3D spintronic microchip created

New type of microchip created which not only moves information from left to right and back to front, but up and down as well. Scientists from the University of Cambridge have created, for the first time, a new type of microchip which allow information to travel in three dimensions. Currently, microchips can only pass digital …

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Optimal Guaranteed Quantum Computing Versus Quantum Annealing

This is from a 2007 Geordie Rose talk (CTO of Dwave). He indicated that the difference between quantum annealing where the optimal answer is not guaranteed versus a guaranteed optimal answer approach is the speed with which adjustments are made to the adiabatic (thermal analog system) In reply to: Combinatorics 11 minutes ago Side note: …

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Towards Molecular Quantum Computing

Towards Molecular Quantum Computing: Laser Pulse Shaping of Quantum Logic Gates on Diatomic Molecules The intent of this study is to determine the feasibility of diatomics as molecular quantum computing candidates and shed insight into the use of such experimental laser pulse shaping methods to represent quantum logic gates. Four appropriate rovibrational states of model …

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Star War Video Parodies – Arnold as Darth and Gunnery Sargent as Darth

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Darth Vader Constant Profanity in Full Metal Star Wars If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News …

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