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The synthetic human genome could be around the corner - ExtremeTech

By on May 19, 2016 at 4:15 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In biology, more than any other …

A Japanese Monk Is Making a VR World to Reflect the True Feudal Tokyo

Oishi Shinkyo, a Buddhist monk turned IT entrepreneur wants people to experience the real Edo Japan.<p>In 1603, Japan severed diplomatic relations with the rest of the world and effectively became a hermit kingdom. The period from 1603 to 1868 was known as the Edo Period, and is often portrayed in …

At Venus, a Japanese spacecraft is almost ready for big science

A Japanese spacecraft's long-awaited Venus campaign is finally about to begin.<p>Japan's Akatsuki probe was originally supposed to arrive at Venus in December 2010, but an engine failure caused the spacecraft to miss its target and zoom off into orbit around the sun. But this past December, Akatsuki's …

How EVE Online's greatest military leader once fooled the entire galaxy

andrew groen<p>On March 30, 2007, 1,300 pilots logged into EVE Online—an online science fiction virtual world—to participate in what was to be the …

Band of Brothers

This Swedish Scientist’s Transparent Wood Could Transform Architecture

A new material design innovation has made wood practically invisible. Just watch for splinters.<p>You don’t have to shop at Ikea to see that Sweden is obsessed with wood. Over 57% of the country is covered in upwards of 51 billion trees, and lumber and paper products are one of the country’s biggest …

7 Reasons to Play Computer Games

Be honest, you want to be smarter. There’s nothing wrong with that. Studies consistently demonstrate that intelligence is among the most desirable …

Panasonic shows how its robotic suits ease your burden

If you ask Panasonic, the future is full of wearable robotic assistants... lots of them. The Japanese tech giant has posted a video highlighting all the exoskeletons and service robots it's working on, and it's clear that the company wants to bring bionics to just about every facet of life. The …

Robotics

The 15 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Do you want to make your commute or lunch hour more productive? Then you should give these podcasts a listen.<p>Podcasts have become a very useful tool for the busy entrepreneur. They're easy to create, are quick to digest (especially for those with longer commute times or who use public transport), …

Researchers Create Matrix-Like Instant Learning Through Brain Stimulation

You know Kung Fu. Researchers at HRL Laboratories have discovered that when you use transcranial direct current stimulation to send the brain activity of commercial and military pilots into the heads of novice pilots, subjects can essentially learn to fly in a realistic flight simulator.<p>The …

A New Algorithm Found to Print the Impossible Objects by Using 3D Printers

The method that discovered; create a mathematical process before the 3D printing, it automatically calculates the object’s structure on desired data …

Algorithms

Maybe - See What A Program Does Before Deciding Whether You Really Want It To Happen

rm -rf pic*<br>Are you sure? Are you <i>one hundred percent</i> sure?<p>... allows you to run a command and see what it does to your files <i>without actually doing it!</i> …

Long-term cement study seeks nuclear waste solution

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35571793<p><b>UK scientists say they have produced a new mix of cement that should be much more effective at containing nuclear waste in a deep repository.</b><p>The material develops mineral phases that readily trap radioactive isotopes trying to pass through …

Nuclear Waste

25 Timeless RPGs You Need to Play Before You Die

Shining Force 2 is both one of the best RPGs of the Sega Genesis era, and one of the best tactical role-playing games of all time. In the game, you play Bowie, a leader who must assemble an army and save the world in a traditional "demons and dragons" RPG storyline.<p>The story is interesting, but the …

16 Great Unsung TV Shows of the Past Few Years That Everybody Should Watch

We’re living in a goddamn Golden Age of television. But there’s also way too much TV to keep track of, and a few shows get the lion’s share of …

Haters, shhhhh! The V-22 Osprey is an unbelievably accomplished aircraft

Without question, designing, building and operating a platform that could fly like an airplane and take off and land like a helicopter was a challenging endeavor.<p>So much so that it took several decades from the time the V-22 first flew to work out the kinks and learn the Osprey's unique aerodynamic …

Military

IT certification training: Learn security and ethical hacking: $30

The time has never been better to enter the Information Technology field, with demand for high-level security professionals rising as the evolution of malicious hackers intensifies.<p>If IT and digital security interest you, TNW Deals has put together an offer to greatly improve your employability in …

A Lord of the Rings-inspired space opera wants to reconnect people with African mythology

Artist Paul Louise-Julie counts among his inspirations the words of <i>Lord of the Rings</i> author J.R.R. Tolkien, the images of Star Wars and the whispers of a Senegalese elder who opened his eyes to the oral history of West Africa.<p>Six years ago, he challenged himself to combine these influences with his …

African Culture

The secret world of membership libraries

Public libraries are a relatively new phenomenon. Before the 1880s, when Andrew Carnegie started funding the more than 1,600 library buildings that bear his name, most libraries in America were subscription-based, with members funding and shaping the collections. As free public libraries sprouted …

Libraries

Why Being Awkward Could Be Your Key to Success

It may seem counterintuitive, but being confident through awkwardness is remarkably important for our long-term success and happiness.<p>We are all very well acquainted with awkward situations. Sometimes we fidget incessantly to get out of conversation, feign a phone conversation, or even pretend to …

25 books that every entrepreneur should read

We spoke with wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs like Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel and pored over years of interviews with star founders to find the books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.<p>Here are their top recommendations.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, Richard Feloni, Natalie Walters,</i> …

Self-improvement

Shaving will never be the same with this laser razor

It's 2015, so it only makes sense to shave our hair off with lasers, right?<p>Right. That's why Skarp Razor is replacing blade with a laser and plans to …

Video games have a diversity problem that runs deeper than race or gender

Blockbuster releases are homogenising around a narrow range of experiences and it could be driving creative people out of the industry<p>There’s been a lot of chat lately about why people might stop playing games – in particular why little girls who grew up with consoles don’t seem to stick with the …

CarbonFil 3D Printing Filament: Formfutura Offers a Powerful Material for Serious 3D Printing

There are so many unique and challenging 3D printed projects for the aspiring designer or engineer to embark on today–and a wide range of inviting …

"How not to build the Terminator" - two disturbing days at the 'world cup' for robots

It’s surprisingly transfixing watching robots – great, lumbering, 7ft-tall humanoids – trying to walk and use power tools and drive a car. But it’s not the only spectator sport on hand at the Darpa Robotic Challenge. There’s also spot-the-billionaire. The first one I clock is Larry Page, co-founder …

Robotics

A Self-Folding Origami Robot That Can Walk, Climb, Dig, Carry, Swim and Dissolve into Nothing | Colossal

<p>Scientists at MIT have pulled up a very tiny curtain on their newest invention: a 1.7cm square robot capable of assembling itself like a piece of …

NASA tested their giant flying saucer on Monday June 8

After back-to-back cancellations last week, NASA appears to be ready to launch their low-density supersonic decelerator— that looks a lot like a flying saucer — on Monday, June 8 at 1:30 pm ET.<p>This flying saucer is one of the many projects fulfilling NASA's big plans to land the first humans on …

TestFlight

Watch Out Google, DARPA Just Open Sourced All This Swish 'Dark Web' Search Tech

Google appears to be an indomitable force. But, with today’s release from the US military’s research arm of its Memex search technologies and Europe’s competition investigation into the Mountain View giant, it might be a propitious time for tech-minded entrepreneurs to start building a Google …

An Ice-Proof Coating For Airplanes Based On A Frog's Skin

Biomimicry takes to the air<p>Konrad Rykaczewski, an assistant professor of engineering at Arizona State University, has strived for years to develop a better anti-icing solution for airplanes. His drive is more than academic: He was once stranded for two days in London when a long snowfall depleted …

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Watch A Flock Of Drone Butterflies Flutter Around [Video]

Complex machines mimic simple beings<p>Festo is building a mechanical menagerie. The German industrial design firm specializes in bio-inspired robots, which may find a use in future factories, like these exoskeletal gloves or this elephant-inspired robotic arm. Others are more whimsical, like this …

Drones