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Walls might be the next frontier for urban farming.
“Micro-organisms like algae are like bacteria—it’s one of those things that in our culture people try to get rid of,” Griffa says. “But algae offer incredible potential because of their very intense photosynthetic activity.” Algae take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen while growing. Compared to a tree, micro-algae are about 150 to 200 times more efficient at sucking carbon out of the air.
Audi Tests Driverless-Car Technology at 190 MPH
Full Story: Bloomberg
AudiMediaTV will broadcast a run of the autonomous Audi RS7 at Hockenheimring now, starting at 12:40 p.m. (CEST)!
F05 MYF (October work)
According to SpaceNews, Obama nominated Dava Newman for the position of Deputy Administrator at NASA. The position was held by Lori Garver from 2009 to 2013 and has since been vacant.
Dava Newman is a professor at MIT and director of the MIT Portugal Program. She is most well known for her work on a formfitting spacesuit, pictured above.
[Image: Dava Newman in the form fitting Biosuit.]
"cool lol" tHEYRE ACTUALLY TESTING TO FIND OUT IF WE’RE LIVING INSIDE A COMPUTER SIMULATION AND YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT IS
They’ve done the tests, and have evidence that our universe may actually be a simulation: http://www.nature.com/news/simulations-back-up-theory-that-universe-is-a-hologram-1.14328
It’s less that we may be living within a computer simulation, but more like the foundations of our universe ( the laws of physics) are written on a lower dimensional plane, and the observable universe that we see is a projection (simulation) up onto a higher dimension.
are you telling me that
we’re in someones fucking sims game
How can anyone even begin to take this seriously. Here’s a product aimed solely at people who watched Gattaca and thought ‘I want in.’ It’s more saddening than maddening that reductionism is accepted at such a level that when an engineer says ‘everything can be broken down’ carefully skipping around ‘even people,’ in reference to a product perilously close to the eponymous dystopian science fiction film, VC’s jump at the idea.
Of course, this just forms another part of the war on the home-life of wealthy middle class consumers. The responsibility for care and enjoyment of looking after yourself and your home are gradually eroded, replaced by automation and smart fridges so that the time you spend cooking, eating and cleaning could be better turned to kick-boxing, or, more accurately, performing labour.
There’s a potential here for something that could actually help people who need nutrition in any of the thousands of places around the world suffering from mass, systemic malnutrition. But no, the tagline ‘What if you never had to worry about eating again?’ is moronically angled at a music producer who has no idea what he’s doing, some hikers and an executive.
I’m aware this isn’t a new video, and I’ve been touting it for ages as an example of blinkered and reckless innovation, and honestly, I thought I would be more vitriolic when it came to writing these paragraphs but I just don’t think it’s necessary.
StreetView Pointcloud On Oculus Rift
Proof-of-concept demo by Graham Reeves shows how depth data captured in Google Maps can be applied in a virtual reality experience - video embedded below:
I took google street view + depth data + oculus rest + three.js and made a rift compatible point cloud viewer …
… replace Lat/Lon with your own destination… this is just a good example, edges of buildings work well :)
It is nowhere near a finished user-friendly experience but does show potential where the Street View experience could go to in the future.
A link to the illustrated position can be found here (you can change the location with different coordinates in the url)
I AM ACTUALLY SCREAMING LOOK AT THE M
holy shit wasabi is the fucking nerdiest person ever
I would be so afraid to see what fred’s internet search history would be omfg
I need this movie ya’ll. I need uniquely designed animated nerd superheroes
You guys wanna know the coolest part about all of this? Every single technological element in this scene/movie exists :D!!!
Gogo’s electro-mag suspension, Wasabi’s precision plasma-cutters, Honey’s chemical science, Baymax’ huggable inflated vinyl design (soft robotics), Hiro’s neuro-controlled nanobots, the powered armor Fred gets later on in the movie, all of it! The only major difference is, like most superhero stuff, it’s been slightly exaggerated and improved to fit the setting/story/plot. Other than that, this stuff actually exists, and could literally get to this level of awesome with experimentation, innovation, and good old-fashioned human stick-to-it-iveness.
This is where the future takes off, literally. Can you imagine how many kids this is going to inspire to take up the sciences?! How many intellects the ideas in this movie is going to tickle and start pondering on how to make this stuff a reality? Things like this are why I love science fiction in pop culture, it gets us thinking and moving towards that better future we’re all dreaming about at some level.
Needless to say, I’m so stoked to see this when it comes out :D!!!