Scientists spot new huge energy waves coming out of the Sun

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 17:37

GÖTTINGEN, Germany (PNN) - October 19, 2015 - Scientists have seen huge, extra-powerful particles shooting out of the sun, in what they have described as a brand new solar phenomenon.

Researchers have for the first time ever spotted what they describe as “large-scale” waves being thrown out of the sun, together with energetic particles that seem to be thrown out by the waves. The scientists have long known that such particle emissions were happening - but couldn’t explain how they were making their way into space.

We will become godlike when we connect our brains to the Net

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 19:19

Futurist Ray Kurzweil speaks at Singularity University about humans becoming more godlike when they are biologically connected to the Cloud. He envisions humans being hooked into the Internet on a permanent basis. Is this truly a desirable future?

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Google exec says robots in our brains will make us godlike

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 19:10

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Kalifornia (PNN) - October 1, 2015 - I suspect a few of you are looking forward to being robots.

Who wouldn't be fascinated by the idea of becoming someone other than themselves? We do get so tired of being the same dull soul every day.

What kind of robots will we be? I can provide an answer, because living inside my head all day have been the words of Google's director of engineering, Ray Kurzweil.

NASA scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 18:25

HOUSTON, Texas (PNN) - September 28, 2015 - Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to researchers who say the discovery raises the chances of being home to some form of life.

Scientists break distance record for quantum teleportation

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 18:22

BOULDER, Colorado (PNN) - September 23, 2015 - A new record distance has been set for the quantum teleportation of information over optical fibers. Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) claim to have transmitted the quantum information carried in light particles over 100 km (62 miles), four times farther than previously achieved.

How we will fly from Los Angeles to Tokyo in 30 minutes

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 17:46

NEW RICHMOND, Wisconsin (PNN) - September 23, 2015 - The Wright brothers aren’t the only siblings to push the limits of flight: In 1986, pilot Dick Rutan flew nonstop around the world, spending nine days in the air on a single tank of gas. He made the trip in a plane called Voyager, which his brother Burt designed. Today he’s still at the forefront of aviation, busy building a new hyper-efficient engine and reimagining what aircraft might be.

First driverless pods to travel public roads arrive in the Netherlands

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 17:35

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (PNN) - September 21, 2015 - The first self-driving electric shuttle for use on public roads has been delivered to the Netherlands. The "WEpod" will take passengers between the two towns of Wageningen and Ede in the province of Gelderland from November.

FPSA Air Force general says laser warfare in the sky is coming sooner than you think

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 17:33

WASHINGTON (PNN) - September 19, 2015 - Fighter jets may soon take enemies out of the sky using laser weapons.

“That day is a lot closer than I think a lot of people think it is,” said Fascist Police States of Amerika Air Force General Hawk Carlisle at this week’s 2015 Air Force Association Air & Space conference.

DARPA taps into the brain to give patients robo-touch and better memory

Submitted by Freedomman on Fri, 09/18/2015 - 18:49

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (PNN) - September 15, 2015 - By hard wiring into the brains of people with traumatic injuries, scientists have been able to restore the feeling of touch and to improve memories, according to researchers at DARPA.

Will your car obey you or the terrorist pig thug cops?

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 17:43

SANTA MONICA, Kalifornia (PNN) - September 3, 2015 - A few lines in a seemingly routine RAND Corp. report on the future of technology and law enforcement last week raised a provocative question: Should terrorist pig thug cops have the power to take control of a self-driving car?