Matheus Germano de Moraes

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14 Things That Happen In "Interstellar", Ranked By Scientific Accuracy

An astrophysicist ranks parts of Interstellar, from the totally plausible to the "you'd definitely need aliens for that". SPOILERS AHEAD, of course.<p>Professor Kip Thorne, the science advisor and executive producer of Interstellar, has written an excellent book called <i>The Science of Interstellar</i> in …

'Starshade' helps find planets by blocking out the stars

"Starshade" technology that could help astronomers find and characterize rocky, Earth-like alien worlds was put to the test earlier this year in the …

SpaceX Is Entering The Micro-Satellites Game

On Twitter this week, SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted that the company is going to be enacting a program involving “advanced micro-satellites operating in large formations.” The formal announcement for the project is “2-3 months” away.<p>The fact that the announcement is months away, however, hasn’t …

You Can Now Ask Google Search To Flip A Coin Or Roll A Die

You can add a few new tricks to the list of stuff Google search does. Just ask your phone or tablet to flip a coin, and it will be done. This was …

ONR augmented reality system allows Marines to train anywhere

While products like Google Glass tend to be the most publicized applications of augmented reality, uses of the technology extend far beyond niche …

Augmented Reality

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

Universe

Why Use 3D-Printed Drones?

Glenn Murphy, Student, University of Virginia<br>If you were to go out today and fly the plane and it comes down hard, and you break a piece, we can come back here, we can hit “print,” get the piece out of the printer, snap it into place and we’re ready to fly again, immediately.<p>Michael Balazs, Chief …

Lasers and atoms simulate ‘shaky’ graphene

Graphene is the miracle material of the future. Consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice, the material is …

Quantum Physics

Death should be optional

<b>Max von Sydow and Bengt Ekerot in "The Seventh Seal"</b><p>As we march into the technological frontier, new possibilities for humanity are emerging — along with new questions<p>John G. Messerly<p>November 16, 2014 12:30am (UTC)<p>Now more than ever, the topic of death is marked by no shortage of diverging opinions.<p>…

China's New Exoskeletons: Not Just For Call Of Duty Or Tom Cruise Anymore

Powered exoskeletons have long been a staple of future warfare visions, seen in everything from movies like <i>Aliens</i> and <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i> to the latest <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> video game. Their real world equivalents have been under development in a number of US programs, ranging from …

The Prosthetics Industry Gets A Human Touch

<i>NPR — along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America's troops where they live. We're calling the project "Back at Base." This is the latest in the ongoing series.</i><p>"There's been more advancement in the field of prosthetics since 1945 than there has …

The Age of the Cyborg is Approaching!

<b>What does the future hold in store for amputees?</b><p>The world of robotics is constantly expanding, and as our technology progresses the world of science …

Singularity

Scientists study felines falling in mid-air to create super-agile droids

The ninja robots based on CATS: Scientists study felines falling in mid-air to create super-agile droids<p><b>Scientists are studying how cats and athletes</b> …

Purr-plexed? Cats teach a robot how to land on its feet

Cats teach human beings things all of the time. Like how to be patient when an animal is screaming, "Meow" in your face at 6 a.m. and why it's not a good idea to leave your headphones on the floor. Now researchers are trying to use them to teach robots how to land upright.<p>The old adage is true: …

Robotics

A Swarm of a Thousand Cooperative, Self-Organising Robots

In a lab at Harvard’s Wyss Institute, the world’s largest swarm of cooperative robots is building a star… out of themselves. There are 1024 of these inch-wide ‘Kilobots’, and they can arrange themselves into different shapes, from a letter to a wrench. They are slow and comically jerky in their …

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The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.<p>But don’t give up! Try finding the page …

Scientists Create Artificial Retina That May Help Restore Vision

A team of researchers has created a wireless and light-sensitive, flexible film that could potentially substitute a damaged retina.<p>The team from Tel …

Scientists Invent Nanomaterial TF Protein Capable of Interacting with Endogenous DNA

Written by AZoNano<p>Rutgers University Chemistry Associate Professor Ki-Bum Lee has developed patent-pending technology that may overcome one of the …

Alien Life Could Thrive on 'Supercritical' CO2 Instead of Water

Alien life might flourish on an exotic kind of carbon dioxide, researchers say. This "supercritical" carbon dioxide, which has features of both …

Carbon Dioxide

How DNA Is Reshaping How We See Ourselves—and Our History

Many of our traits and decisions are shaped by our ancestors, author says.<p>In her early 20s, Christine Kenneally discovered something about her Australian forebears that upended her sense of identity and family history. In her new book, <i>The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History</i> …

Star Trek's Faster Than Light Drive May Actually Work

In the "Star Trek" TV appearances and movies, the U.S.S. Enterprise's warp device lets the ship to travel faster than light, an ability which is, as …

TARS, the Interstellar robot, should be the future of artificial intelligence.

The plot of sci-fi blockbuster <i>Interstellar</i> focuses primarily on space exploration, black holes, and time travel, so it isn’t surprising that a lot …

The Worrying Future of the Mars One Mission

Welcome to the nearing death of another weekend and, of course, another Reading List, gathering together some of this week's best words, phrases, and …

The Futuristic Technology That Could Enable Interstellar Travel

Technically savvy scientists and engineers have put much effort into conceiving far-future technologies that might make possible near- light-speed …