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DNA makes lifeless materials shapeshift

Researchers have engineered tiny gold particles that can assemble into a variety of crystalline structures simply by adding a bit of DNA to the …

Searching for Phenomena in Physics that May Serve as Bases for a Femtometer Scale Technology - h+ Media

• authors Hugo de Garis<p>In the winter of 1990/1991, I was spending two months in Boston, staying at an MIT frat house with a very young (16 year old) …

What is the natural timescale for making a Dyson shell? – Andart II

KIC 8462852 (“Tabby’s Star”) continues to confuse. I blogged earlier about why I doubt it is a Dyson sphere. SETI observations in radio and optical …

Dyson

The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Part 1

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p><i>Note: The reason this post took three weeks</i> …

Singularity

Scientists May Have Just Discovered a Parallel Universe Leaking Into Ours

Strange light from space could have been left over from a neighboring universe.<p>We may have, for the first time ever, just glimpsed another universe. …

Comment on Ray Kurzweil’s Wildest Prediction: Nanobots Will Plug Our Brains Into the Web by the 2030s by Рэй Курцвейл: к 2030-му году наш разум будет загружен в сеть — Spacemorgue

[…] Автор: Peter Diamandis Оригинал публикации: Ray Kurzweil’s Wildest Prediction: Nanobots Will Plug Our Brains Into the Web by the 2030s […]

Antimatter rockets could make humans an 'interstellar species'

WIRED 2015 is our annual two-day celebration of the innovators, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs who are reinventing our world. For more from the …

NASA Has Trialled an Engine That Would Take Us to Mars in 10 Weeks

And may have inadvertently created a warp drive in the process.<p>NASA scientists have reported that they've successfully tested an engine called the …

INFOGRAPHIC

911 Metallurgist explains why asteroid mining is needed: many metals that underpin our modern economy are quickly being depleted.<p>Without any new …

INFOGRAPHIC: Why asteroid mining can create a trillion-dollar industry

Space mining start-up Planetary Resources has put together quite the infographic to explain how asteroid mining will create a trillion-dollar …

Universes Within Universes

The theory of the multiverse seems to be increasingly accepted in the scientific community these days...

Multiverse

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

7 Deadly Compositional Sins

<i>Simple, Clean View</i><p>Most of us have heard of the "rules" of composition, but how many of us have ever contemplated the "sins" of composition? Despite …

This Is The Submarine NASA’s Wants To Use To Explore Titan

Saturn is orbited by 62 official moons, the largest of which is Titan. However, Titan is not your average satellite - larger than the planet Mercury, …

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

Gravitational Space Balloons

Very Preliminary Thoughts on a Hybrid Taper Solution<p>Material strength is the enemy in the design philosophy of the gravity balloon, as I have laid it …

Gravity Balloons: Colonizing the Asteroid Belt

The following article was submitted to us by an actual real-life scientist who asked us not to mention his full name for SEO reasons. Let’s call him …

The Entire Milky Way Might Be a Huge Wormhole That's Stable and Navigable

Our very own Milky Way could be home to a giant tunnel in spacetime.<p>At least, that’s what the authors of a new study have proposed. According to the …

A Universe of 10 Dimensions

When someone mentions “different dimensions,” we tend to think of things like parallel universes – alternate realities that exist parallel to our …

situ Materials and a Really Hot Laser

Recently, we have been hearing of the multiple methods that 3D printing will provide for the construction of buildings and other large structures …

NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities for Venus Exploration

It has been accepted for decades that Mars is the next logical place for humans to explore. Mars certainly seems to offer the most Earth-like …

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

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<b>TRAVERSABLE WORMHOLES: SOME IMPLICATIONS</b><p><b>by Michael Clive Price <br>price@price.demon.co.uk..</b><p><b>First draft, later published in Extropy.</b><p><b>[This paper has been</b> …

Physics

Cosmic Concept: Visiting Asteroids With Fleets of Nanoprobes

Only the largest asteroids have enough gravity to allow a probe to enter their orbit. So, to study the litany of smaller ones—the debris from the early solar system—let's send a swarm of tiny explorers.<p><b>Exploration of asteroids has been limited to</b> bodies large enough to allow a probe to enter its …

Cosmic Concept: Exploring the Solar System With a Fleet of Flat Landers

Tiny two-dimensional rovers could be the key to exploring the most exciting places in our solar system.<p><b>If all goes according to plan</b>, Hamid Hemmati's plan will fall flat.<p>Hemmati is the project lead on the Two Dimensional Planetary Surface Landers, a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) project …

Cosmic Concept: Exploring Titan's Great Lakes in a Submarine

Saturn's enormous moon has great lakes made of methane. Let's send a robot to explore them.<p><b>Saturn's Titan is the only moon in our solar</b> system with a significant atmosphere. Its chemistry resembles a prebiotic Earth. And there are liquid natural gas pools in lakes on the moon's surface, which is …

The Shkadov Thruster, or: How to Move an Entire Solar System

In our cosmic megastructures series, PM explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in building gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today: the Shkadov Thruster, a mirror potentially larger than the sun.<p><b>Name</b>: Shkadov Thruster<p><b>Named for</b>: Russian physicist Leonid Shkadov, …