S.A. Barton

3,741 Flips | 6 Magazines | 2,978 Likes | 27 Following | 170 Followers | @StuartABarton | I write. Published in Daily Science Fiction, others. A Gernsback Writing Contest winner. Self-published author. sabarton dot com. Twitter @Tao23.

Ray Kurzweil Has a Prediction About Linking Our Brains to the Cloud

Once we eventually figure out how to connect our brains to computers, most thinking will happen in our synthetic computer brains, futurist Ray …

Moth Eyes Inspire Glare-Resistant Coating For Cellphone Screens

If you're standing in the blazing sun struggling to read this on your cellphone, there may be some relief in sight.<p>And you'll have a moth to thank.<p>The reason you have to find shade to read your phone is the way the light reflects off the screen. The reflection reduces contrast, washing out …

ISS Researchers Will Experiment on Artificial Organs

Could the International Space Station go commercial? (via NASA)<p>Scientists on the International Space Station (ISS) will soon begin using …

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

by Karla Lant June 24, 2017 Hard Science 25156<p>CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State …

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Photographed from Space by Orbiter

Trundling along the rocky terrain of lower Mount Sharp, the lonely Curiosity rover was recently photographed from space by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance …

Imaging

Meteorologists are running out of colors to map extreme heat waves

Global warning is upending weather maps. With temperatures reaching a near-record high of 119°F (48°C) in Arizona earlier this week, meteorologists ran out of colors to indicate extreme temperatures in southwestern regions of the US. In a June 21 projection of the Phoenix metropolitan area by …

News: Locus Award Winners 2017

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced winners in each category of the 2017 Locus Awards. The winners in each category are given <b>in</b> …

Science Fiction

High Hopes Ride on Marijuana Painkillers Amid Opioid Crisis

A handful of drugmakers are taking their first steps toward developing marijuana-based painkillers, alternatives to opioids that have led to …

India Looks for Its Own Elon Musk to Win the Space Race with China - WSJ

NEW DELHI—India is going up against China in a new Asian space race, trying to tighten its control of regional skies and alliances by leveraging its ability to send satellites into orbit inexpensively.<p>In recent rounds of space diplomacy, China offered to build telecommunications satellites for Sri …

Sri Lanka

Future Car Tires Might Be 3D Printed, Airless, And Biodegradable

Michelin explores how biomimetics might reinvent a critical automotive component<p>Michelin have created a concept automotive tire that is radically …

This Solar Paint Will Turn Your House into a Power Station

This solar paint will turn your house into a power station

Finland’s Universal Basic Income Program Is Already Reducing Stress for Recipients

Start With the Finnish<p>Earlier this year, Finland launched a pilot program to test a universal basic income (UBI) policy by giving 2,000 of its …

Volkswagen Brings Back the Beloved Microbus as an Electric Vehicle

Are we getting one step closer to having the beloved Volkswagen Microbus back in production? All signs point in the right direction, with VW CEO Herbert Diess' recent statements. “Emotional cars are very important for the brand,” he shared. “We are selling loads of Beetles still, particularly in US …

Why is China suddenly leading the climate change effort? It’s a business decision.

By Roselyn Hsueh<p>China watchers and other commentators debate China’s resolve and capability to fill the political vacuum left by the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord this month. Why would China be eager to take leadership on climate change? To understand this transition requires …

U.S. Politics

Indian Railways installing rooftop solar panels on 250 trains

Some of the world’s most polluting cities may be found in India, but the country’s government, as well as private corporations, are working hard to …

World's Biggest Coal Company Closes 37 Mines as Solar Prices Plummet

The rapid growth in renewable energy continues to put a dent in the demand for coal.<p>Coal India, the world's biggest coal mining company and producer …

Rising temperatures and acidification threaten Mediterranean sea species

VILLEFRANCE-SUR-MER, France (Reuters) - Water temperatures in the northwestern Mediterranean are increasing much faster than global averages, threatening the survival of several species, French researchers said.<p>Weekly water temperature readings by researchers at the Villefranche-sur-Mer …

From heatwaves to hurricanes, floods to famine: seven climate change hotspots

Global warming will not affect everyone equally. Here we look at seven key regions to see how each is tackling the consequences of climate change<p>It could have been the edge of the Sahara or even Death Valley, but it was the remains of a large orchard in the hills above the city of Murcia in …

Climate Change

Extreme Heat Waves Will Change How We Live. We’re Not Ready

Extreme heat struck across the Southwest U.S. this week, sending temperatures in Phoenix soaring to near 120°F and grounding airplanes that were …

Syracuse University

Melting and cracking – is Antarctica falling apart?

Although fracturing and surface melting on the Larsen C ice shelf might sound like indicators of climate change, these processes are natural<p>Antarctica boasts a great many superlatives: it is the driest continent, the coldest, the remotest, the windiest and the highest on average. Right now, during …

Is the US Paying $300 Million Too Much to Launch Rockets? Elon Musk Thinks So.

<b>Special deal: buy a SpaceX flight and get a satellite (cost: $300m) for free!</b><p>That appears to be the deal that SpaceX’s founder Elon Musk is offering …

NASA calls Goop's ridiculous bio-frequency healing stickers exactly what they are: ridiculous

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow's "Goop" lifestyle brand — which sells everything from handbags to $75 monthly pill subscriptions — has no problem hawking …

Blade Runner 2049’s New Making-Of Featurette Gives You a Sneak Peek Inside the Long-Awaited Sequel

All of us who excitedly write about <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, the upcoming sequel to <i>Blade Runner</i>, have at some point described the film as "long-awaited." …

If This Goes On: Healthcare “Reform”

This is where things could go if they go very, very wrong for the American people — not quite the wrongest. The worst case, as usual, is And, as a …

NASA’s Archived Photos of the Moon Landing Animated into Beautiful Short Film

The Apollo space missions have long captured the imaginations of anyone interested in mankind's relationship with space. Started in 1961 by President Kennedy, with the stated goal of “landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth,” the program is a symbol of America's Cold War …

Trump Tariffs Could Trigger Job Losses in Trump Country

U.S. news<p><b>This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C.</b><p>DALTON, GA. — Beneath the "Buy American" roadside signs here, a globalist heart beats in this mostly rural corner of Northwest Georgia.<p>In the …

Creative Personalities Literally See the World Differently

With different personalities come different experiences. But which one is better?<p><b>By Luke Smillie; Anna Antinori, University of Melbourne</b><p>What is it …

TED Talk: Why Brainstorms Lead to Unoriginal Ideas, and What to Do Instead

In one of the sharpest talks at TED 2017, viral music video veterans OK Go explain why brainstorming isn't the best route to smart, original ideas<p>For all the great talks I saw live at TED 2017, most focused on executing ideas brilliantly after you have them. But how exactly do you get those …

I just gave my $5+ patrons a free copy of Maladapt today…

…everyone else has to wait until June 8th to buy a copy (Preorder @ Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, (have I missed any? OMG) or Smashwords). …