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futureDARPA working on jam resistant communication will also enable better usage of Wi-fi and other wireless spectrum

In a vision shared by innovators, entrepreneurs, and planners in both defense and civilian contexts, the skies of the future will be busy with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Unseen but central to the realization of this vision is wireless communication …

materialsBiohacking – converging on you #gsummit

Hannes Sjoblad is a SU Alumn (2010) and co-founder of the Sweden-based biohacker network Bionyfiken. Bionyfiken is a chartered non-profit which unites DIY-biologists, hackers, makers, body modification artists and health and performance devotees. In this role, Hannes is actively exploring …

microscopesUS Navy envisions submarines with drones attaching and detaching like Remoras to sharks

The United States Navy would like to develop two key features for its next-generation SSN(X) successor to the Virginia-class attack submarines. One feature would effectively turn the future attack submarine into a underwater mother-ship for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) while …

futureWill the Singularity Artificial General Intelligence winners be Hedge Fund Managers, the Military and Spy Agencies ?

When Artificial Intelligence (AI) work began over 50 years ago, the AI field was directly aimed at the construction of “thinking machines”—that is, computer systems with human-like general intelligence. The whole package, complete with all the bells and whistles like …

imagingNear term Commercial Fusion Power Possible – Laser induced fusion of ultra-dense deuterium with double net energy gain has been produced and gain of 20 times is within reach

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg and the University of Iceland are researching a new type of nuclear fusion process. This produces almost no neutrons but instead fast, heavy electrons (muons), since it is based on nuclear reactions in ultra-dense …

grapheneLow Cost Millimeter Sensors can provide Haptic Feedback for Robotic Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is becoming more popular. A surgeon uses video game like controls to manipulate robotic arms with long tools on them. These surgical robotic systems do not provide haptic feedback. This can result in accidents that cause bleeding …

futureUnited States producing 8.182 million barrels of crude oil per day

The United States is producing the most crude oil at 8.182 million barrels per day than they have produced since mid-1988 If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian Wang Brian Wang …

metamaterialsJury is in. Microsoft had vision. Just massive incompetence.

In mid-2000 (Just after Ballmer took over as CEO), Microsoft held a daylong series of sessions during which the company announced what it called the .NET strategy. To regain its place within the vanguard of personal computing, Ballmer’s Microsoft promised …

futurePrinting biomaterials out of thin air, deep sleep transfer to Mars and plasmonic thruster arrays

More of the new phase 1 selections for NASA Innovative advanced concepts. Biomaterials out of thin air: in situ, on-demand printing of advanced biocomposites Imagine being able to print anything from tools and composite building materials to food and human …

futureRestarting half of Japan’s nuclear reactors could save $20 billion per year

Japan can cut its power costs by 30 percent if it restarts at least half the country’s 50 nuclear reactors by 2014, a government adviser said. The savings would amount to 1.8 trillion yen ($20.3 billion), the Institute of Energy …