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Researchers coax human stem cells to rapidly generate bone, heart muscle

A new study shows that combining positive and negative signals can quickly and efficiently steer stem cells down complex developmental pathways to …

NASA Eyes First Carbon Nanotube Mirrors for CubeSat Telescope

Polish-less technology also offers "smart optics" for deforming the mirror in different telescope orientations Photo: W. Hrybyk/NASAJohn Kolasinski …

Watch These Tiny Living Creatures Play Microscopic Pac-Man

Ever wondered what Pac-Man in real life would look like? Well, here’s your chance.<p>In collaboration with University College of Southeast Norway, …

An electronic face ‘tattoo’ can biometrically map your mood swings

Here’s a tattoo your mom might actually condone you getting.<p>The temporary, electronic “tattoo,” developed by a team of scientists at Tel Aviv …

DARPA is Giving $2 Million To The Person Who Creates An AI Hacker

DARPA has been mostly focusing on <i>making</i> new things, pushing the boundary of what is possible to build. But it also dabbles in other areas as well. …

Oil Not Necessary?

An animation showing the future of fuels in the coming decades. (video)<p>A 2016 report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) found huge benefits in simply doubling the renewable share by 2030. For an outlay estimated at $290bn a year, IRENA saw annual net savings between $1.2tn and …

The future can be scary — here's how one futurist recommends dealing with it

In 2013, more than 15% of American households didn't have a computer and more than 25% didn't have internet. Those numbers have probably dropped a little since then, but internet access isn't as universal as we think it is, especially when you look beyond the US.<p>It's easy to laugh off when it …

Singularity

How Pokémon Go Is Disrupting Marketing as We Know It

The mobile game is as exciting for marketing as it is for players, offering new opportunities for bricks-and-mortar businesses and augmented …

Pokémon

'Pokémon Go' on Microsoft HoloLens looks freakin' incredible

If you've played <i>Pokémon Go</i> at all (and at this point, who hasn't?), you know that one of its most compelling features is its use of augmented reality …

Forget Pokémon Go, there’s another augmented reality game that’s way better

This week, millions of people got their first taste of augmented reality gaming with Pokémon Go. But for those who can’t stand Pokémon or would rather binge-watch campaign ads than capture another Zubat, there’s actually a much better AR game already out there: Ingress.<p>It’s easy to see why Pokémon …

Pokémon

Air Force wants to leap ahead in quantum computing

<b>WHAT:</b> A broad agency announcement from the Air Force Research Laboratory's Information Directorate for research related to quantum computing.<p><b>WHY:</b> …

Quantum Computing

Google is testing a Chrome browser that adds post-quantum encryption - ExtremeTech

By on July 12, 2016 at 11:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In a truly forward-thinking move, …

Chrome Browser

Synopsis: Making Hard Problems for Quantum Computers

Researchers have developed a computer algorithm that doesn’t solve problems but instead creates them for the purpose of evaluating quantum …

Algorithms

Truly Clean Nuclear Power: Wendelstein 7-X and Nuclear Fusion - Manufacturing Talk Radio Podcast

Nuclear power was supposed to be the world’s solution to burning fossil fuels back in the 1950’s. However, the world soon realized that the waste …

Energy

Could this be the first nuclear-powered airliner?

A supersonic airliner that flies at three times the speed of sound – and runs on nuclear fusion. Stephen Dowling investigates the challenges of making airliners run on atomic power.<p>It could whisk you from London Heathrow and have you stepping onto the air bridge at New York’s John F Kennedy airport …

Anonymous is crowdsourcing #OpParis, publishes 'noob guide' to hacking

In the 24 hours since Anonymous declared “total war” on Islamic State, the loose-knit hacktivist collective has claimed its first victims by way of leaked information of suspected extremists.<p>If future follows past, Anonymous will no doubt try to win this war through a series of coordinated attacks …

Crowdsourcing

Germany is about to start up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

And they're still dreaming.<p>But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, experts hope that might soon change.<p>Last year, after 1.1 million construction hours, the institute completed the world's largest nuclear-fusion machine of its kind, called a stellarator.<p>The machine, …

Physics

Is nuclear fusion about to change our world?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hey 21st century, where's that nuclear fusion power reactor you promised?<p>Tens of billions of dollars have been spent in the past 60 years, entire careers have been invested, but the ability to produce a commercially viable nuclear fusion reactor remains undemonstrated.<p>After beating our …

Nuclear Energy

Why Nonstop Travel In Personal Pods Has Yet To Take Off

The average American commuter spends 42 hours per year stuck in rush-hour traffic, according to one recent study.<p>More than four decades ago, West Virginia University thought it had found a solution to urban traffic woes: It built a transportation system known as personal rapid transit, or …

Your World This Week: Controlled Nuclear Fusion One Step Closer To Reality, California's "Plumbing" Spells Disaster And More

The Secret To Infinite Energy<p>A rendering of Tri Alpha Energy’s nuclear fusion reactor tube. Image Source: Popular Science<p>It’s hard to overstate what …

The Energy of the Future: The Status of Nuclear Fusion Research and the Role of the IAEA

Scientists are becoming increasingly excited about the prospects that within the foreseeable future a reactor can replicate the Sun’s energy source …

Nuclear Energy

'Renegade' UK physicists say they’re on fast track to nuclear fusion

<b>Venture capitalists take on establishment with experimental device, but are optimistic time frames damaging race?</b><p>CEO David Kingham with stage two …

Nuclear Energy

Levitating Magnet Brings Nuclear Fusion Closer to Reality

Physicists may be one step closer to achieving a form of clean energy known as nuclear fusion, which is what happens deep inside the cores of stars.<p>A …