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Accessing the Universal Energy of Qi

Mainstream science does not yet acknowledge the existence of qi (chi), the invisible life energy of the universe that is said to flow through all things. Qi, also called prana by yoga practitioners, seems to exist somehow between the worlds of mind and body. The ancient masters speak of it as a …

Everything you see is an illusion, scientist warns – and reality is MUCH weirder

It sounds like something you’d hear at a yoga retreat – or from someone who has fried their brain on LSD.<p>But the reality we all see might actually be …

TED Talks

The incredible 257-year history of Guinness dominating the beer world

257 years later, the brand is one of the most iconic beers in the world — and believes the best is yet to come.<p>Here are some of the highlights of Guinness' incredible journey from a local brewery to international icon.

Robots at CES 2016 (pictures)

This 3D printing pen allows you to draw in thin air

Drawing in the air<p>3D printing pen 3Doodler allows you to create anything you can imagine<p>Paid Content by<p>Drawing in the air<p>3D printing pen 3Doodler …

How Microsoft’s HoloLens May Change Everything For Industrial And Mechanical Designers

By integrating Microsoft’s “mixed reality” system and Autodesk’s Fusion 360 design software, designers can see 3-D holograms of their work.<p>Soon, product designers will be able to get up close and personal with their creations while they’re still planning them. Rather than just look at digital …

Augmented Reality

DARPA's biotech office aims to make science fiction real

“They’re not interested in anything that’s run-of-the-mill or incremental. They’re interested in quantum advances. It’s exciting to work on quantum …

DARPA

3D printed Twin Blade 360 utility knife can be used as a spear, scythe and axe

Nov 16, 2015 | By Benedict<p>Although the interests of children are forever changing, the Swiss Army Knife still represents a rite of passage for …

Swiss Army Knives

Ninja or Saiyan, who tops the list of the 15 most powerful male anime heroes?

These are the <b>most powerful anime heroes</b> as chosen by fans outside of Japan. Who will claim the top spot and does <b>your favorite</b> make the list?<p>Heroes …

Anime

The force awakens: tractor beam becomes a reality

Science fiction becomes fact as scientists develop an acoustic hologram which can hold and move objects, but its uses will be more surgical than Star Wars<p>A sonic tractor beam that can grab tiny objects and move them around has been created by scientists in Spain.<p>They used the same technology to …

Holograms

China Reveals Flying Robot Car

Jetsons meets Google Car<p>AVIC, the leading Chinese aviation conglomerate, unveiled a flying robot car during the September 2015 Third China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin. The Swift Gazelle (Sai Ling in Mandarin Chinese) currently weighs 100 kg, and uses its six side-mounted, digitally controlled …

The three things humans will always do better than robots

Hello?<p><i>This is Lucy. How are you today?</i><p>Oh hai Lucy. I’m doing fine. You?<p>(pause) <i>Hi. Thanks for asking. I was wondering if you might a few minutes to answer some questions for me; we’re giving away a free wireless home security system.</i><p>Um. Sure. What can I answer for you?<p><i>Do you own your home?</i><p>Yeah, sure.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

Stephen Hawking Says We Should Really Be Scared Of Capitalism, Not Robots

"If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed."<p>Machines won’t bring about the economic robot apocalypse ― but greedy humans will, according to physicist Stephen Hawking.<p>In a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on Thursday, the scientist predicted that …

Woman Uses Medieval Combat Skills and Ninja Sword to Beat up Home Invader

(Photo: Karen Dolley in training)<p>Karen Dolley, 43, of Indianapolis woke up in the middle of the night to find a strange man in her bedroom. She's a …

Self Defense

New Prosthetic Arms Are Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars Themed

In the world of prosthetic limbs, you’ll find that there is a lot of variety. There are some that are stripped down to be as cheap as possible, others that are attempting to be nearly identical to a normal limb, and everything in between. While some people have added personal flair and decoration, …

Feral pig caught eating cannabis refuses to give up his stash

A law-breaking pig has been caught munching on a cannabis plant in Queensland<p>If police thought they had their work cut out catching criminals, then they will be alarmed to hear they may also have to start keeping tabs on feral pigs.<p>When officers in Queensland, Australia, responded to reports of a …

How Growing More Weed Can Help California Fix Its Water Problems

Last Tuesday, the Humboldt County Courthouse in Eureka, California was swarming with potheads. A pro-cannabis rally had been organized by State …

Cannabis

Breakthrough rectenna converts light into DC current

Rectifying antennas – "rectennas" – are used as parasitic power capture devices that absorb radio frequency (RF) energy and convert it into usable …

Nanotech

Paralyzed man becomes first person to “feel” sensations through a prosthetic hand connected to his brain

A 28-year-old paralyzed man became the first person to gain a sense of touch with a prosthetic hand. It was developed by DARPA's Revolutionizing …

Johns Hopkins University

The 5 Foods to Avoid If You Want a Six Pack

<i>By Lisa Freedman for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: John Ashley/Flickr)</i><p>Carrying a spare tire around your belly? You're not alone: Fifty-four percent of U.S. adults now have abdominal obesity, up from 46 percent in 2000, according to a recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Association. If you fall …

Six Reasons Why Exercising Is Better When You Consume Marijuana

Marijuana

The 10 Best Robot Characters Featured In Movies

Movies<p>The 10 Best Robot Characters Featured In Movies<p>Thursday, July 9th, 2015<p>Source: Terminator.wikia.com<p>Robot themed movies are alive and well in …

10 Proven Medical Uses For Cannabis

I'm in!<p>The widespread use of cannabis as a medicine can be traced back millennia, where early Chinese doctors, such as surgeon Hua Tuo (c. 140-208), …

Hackers to Military: Replace Us With Robots? Ha!

<b>LAS VE­GAS</b> — Every year, thou­sands of in­form­a­tion-se­cur­ity spe­cial­ists, com­puter sci­ent­ists, and a few mo­hawked geeks who proudly wear …

Superhumans Exist And Their DNA Is Worth Billions

Most of you would be familiar with Stan Lee’s superhumans – The Unbreakable, The Electro Man, The Hammer Head and numerous more. People who can …

People are demanding justice for the hitchhiking robot destroyed in Philadelphia

Social media today is alight with tributes to hitchBOT, the beloved hitchhiking android that was reported mutilated in the city over the weekend.<p>Some of this attention has also escalated into anger toward Philadelphia, a city that, despite having a name that means "City of Brotherly Love," is also …

We should embrace ‘killer robots’ – not ban them

The open letter signed by more than 12,000 prominent people calling for a ban on artificially intelligent killer robots, connected to arguments for a …

Why American Reporters Don't Take Japanese Comics Seriously

If you’re looking for something completely different from the average comic, you might want to try <i>Attack on Titan</i>.<p>With an action-packed plot and post-apocalyptic setting, <i>Attack on Titan</i> appeals to the superhero set, but presents a fresh horror element that the likes of Ant Man will never have to …

Graphic Novels

The guys behind MegaBots say their giant fighting robot will pioneer an entirely new, worldwide sport

There is a massive square-city-block building in West Oakland called American Steel. It used to be a repair shop for huge cargo ships. But as the industry left Oakland, the giant, rusted hull of a building took on a new purpose, housing artists, tinkerers and makers who need space to build big …

Martial Arts