Powerwalk energy harvester is being tested by Marines

Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion test out the PowerWalk, just one exhibit of energy saving gear at Camp Pendleton’s ExFOB14. The PowerWalk harnesses energy as the user walks, charging batteries and other devices. The PowerWalk may look like a brace, but reviews showed it actually made walking less of a chore while not restricting movement. …

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C3PO claims that Star Wars Episode 7 will be better than Empire Strikes Back

Anthony Daniels, probably fresh from the “Episode VII” wrap party over the weekend, made a pretty big claim on Twitter this weekend. I think Empire Strikes Back was the best of the Star Wars movies. Hopefully the actor who played C3PO is right that Episode 7 due December 15, 2015 is correct. The official title …

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Carnival of Space 361

Carnival of Space 361 is up at io9 Space io9 – The launch of the Orbital Carbon Observatory was a cliffhanger, getting scrubbed with less than a minute left in the countdown. The problem was resolved in time to try again the next day, this time blasting the observatory into orbit. Universe Today – ESA’s …

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What Comes After Pax Americana ?

Pax Americana (1946-today) followed Pax Brittanica (1815-1914). Those were where the world was often more at peace with America and Britain leading the world. Note- the theory is the world was more at peace but not completely at peace. What would the Soviet Union and Stalin had done if the United States had not been …

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Unlocking the solar system with water from asteroids

(Journal Nature) Ceres, a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt, is spewing water vapor out into space. In fact, Ceres might hold more water than Earth does. Over the next 2 years, NASA’s Dawn mission, which has already visited big asteroids such as Vesta, will arrive at Ceres to map the dwarf planet’s surface. And …

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Do you believe that you are a super-forecaster ? Then sign up for the IARPA good judgement project

The Good Judgment Project is a four-year research study organized as part of a government-sponsored forecasting tournament. Thousands of people around the world predict global events. Their collective forecasts are surprisingly accurate. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) invests in high-risk, high-payoff research programs that have the potential to provide the United States with …

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