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agricultureAir Force Future UAV munitions and One Pilot Flying 12 UAVs

air Force Research Lab (AFRL) is also developing munitions systems for the UAVs . One is a precision missilelike bomb for urban strikes that could be mounted on multiple platforms. Designed to cut down on collateral damage, Suburb Warrior could …

concreteEnhancing Brains and Bones

New Scientist covers progress in understanding how to speed up the brain. Van den Heuvel’s team to build connectivity networks for each volunteer, and to measure the efficiency of each network. “It more or less reflects how many steps a …

climate changeConcern that Swine Flu Could Become Pandemic

CNN reports that 8 people have died from swine flu, according to a statement from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico. The presence of swine flu in Mexico and the United States is “a serious situation” that could develop into …

contour craftingSmart Dew. 25 cent sensor can detect intruders up to 50 meters away. Cost Effective US-Mexico or Israel Border Control

A Tel Aviv University researcher’s fingertip (bottom right) points to a “Smart Dew” droplet. Proposed smart dust designs were of comparable size. More advanced concepts exist for even smaller version of smart dust but this is the smallest and cheapest …

contour craftingQuantum Computer Update: Tuneable qubits, molecular qubits, 128 qubit Chip Close to Commercial Sales

1. Multi qubit synchronization of compound Josephson junction rf-SQUIDs is discussed in a research paper. It is one of the key components of Dwave Systems adiabatic quantum computer. In the comments, CTO Geordie Rose reveals that after – another rev …

contour craftingThe Singularity as Wave After Wave of Outsourcing

J Storrs Hall, President of the Foresight Institute, posited that a technological singularity where artificial human or greater than human intelligence becomes very cheap would mean an early retirement for all people. I propose that although some people may early …

contour craftingUnderground Burning Variations for Oilsand Recovery and Gasifying Coal Underground

Alberta has several large scale pilot projects to perform many more oil refining and combustion steps underground and coal gasification underground. The advantages can be significantly lower costs and improved environmental effects. This site has covered the work of Petrobank …

contour craftingDIY Segways

There are Do It Yourself (DIY) Segway projects where people can spend about $1000-1200 and build their own Segway vehicle. Now University of Louisiana Students have made a crawling version of a DIY Segway that is more stable but has …