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A Canadian space company, has been granted the US patent for a space elevator which would take astronauts 20km above Earth so they could then be propelled into orbit..... WOOW... Great Technology.
Canadian company given US patent for pneumatically pressurised 20km-high tower from which astronauts would be launched.
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Watch Sony's prototype drone do a vertical takeoff
This is the drone Sony's developing under its collab company, Aerosense.
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Mass extinctions accelerate evolution +Peter Norvig 
Ecosystems are always in dynamic equilibrium. For an organism to evolve from a state of adaptive fitness to an even better or different state, it has to cross barriers that may be temporarily less fir which cannot happen in the struggle for survival. There fore it stands to reason that opening up of ecological opportunities through disasters and mass extinctions can accelerate the process of evolution, something which is difficult to prove in the real world . Scientists Joel Lehnman and +Risto Miikkulainen  working with computer simulaitons of evolving robots have shown just that. 
Extinction events can accelerate Evolution PLOS One
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0132886#references
A computer science team at UT Austin has found that robots evolve more quickly and efficiently after a virtual mass extinction modeled after real-life disasters such as the one that killed off the dinosaurs. Beyond its implications for artificial intelligence, the research supports the idea that mass extinctions actually speed up evolution by unleashing new creativity in adaptations.
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Google adds its replacement for addresses to Google Maps
Sure exact coordinates are useful if you're treasure hunting, but if you're just trying to find something in a part of the world where addresses are unco
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Toshiba's new flash chips hold twice the data
Judging by recent announcements, we're about to enter a golden age of fast, nearly unlimited storage for all the high-res selfies you can shoot. Followin
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The German car industry is buying Nokia's Here maps
Nokia is selling its Here maps service to a group of German car makers for €2.8 billion (roughly $3.07 billion). The consortium is comprised of Merc
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Philips' latest Hue kit gives you wireless light dimming
If you like the idea of dimmable lights but don't want to tear up your home to install them, Philips might have a solution for you in its Hue wireless dimming kit.
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New glass paint can help keep roofs, playground equipment, bleachers, etc. cool by reflecting the sun's UV rays -- lasts longer than white paint
This revolutionary paint may last hundreds of years without degrading like white paint does under the stress of Mother Nature. The paint is still being tested before it can be used commercially.

Read more via +National Geographic http://news.nationalgeographic.com/energy/2015/08/150816-glass-paint-keeps-metal-roofs-cool-on-sunny-days/

Learn about cool roofing here: http://www.hometownroofingcontractors.com/blog/cool-roofing-guide

#roofing #coolroofing #roofingcontractor #news  
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Samsung shows off a 2.5-inch hard drive with 16TB of storage
Hard drives are as ubiquitous as the desktops or they're made for. But as technology evolves, manufacturers continue to make these faster and smaller tha
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Simulating aerosol transport in the Earth's atmosphere

This simulation from NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office depicts the transport of aerosols around the Earth between September 2006 - April 2007. Aerosols play an important role in both weather and climate by scattering and reflecting solar and terrestrial radiation. The simulation was conducted on the GEOS-5 system using data collected from various NASA satellites. 

The different colors indicate different types of aerosols: dust is orange/red, sea salt is blue, organic and black carbon with green to yellow to white, and sulfates with ash brown to white. The yellow and red dots are wildfires and/or human-initiated burns detected by NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites. 

The most substantial aerosol releases are the dust (red) blowing westward from the Sahara Desert and the organic releases (green) from the rainforests of South America and Africa. The black carbon released from wildfires appears as white smoke. It's fascinating to see the global wind patterns create ornate twirls with the sea salt aerosols. 

Source: http://gmao.gsfc.nasa.gov/research/aerosol/modeling/nr1_movie/ (NASA GMAO)

#ScienceGIF   #Science   #GIF   #Earth   #Atmosphere   #Climate   #Aerosol   #Transport   #NASA   #GMAO   #Simulation   #Planet   #Model   #Weather  
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Slinky Drop

No matter how long the slinky is, the bottom of the slinky will stay still (hover) until the top reaches it. Even if the slinky is over 1000 feet long.

Why? Slinky Drop Answer

(Image source: http://goo.gl/y8KD5) #scienceeveryday  
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Sam Van Aken transformed reality with his "Tree of 40 Fruit," which bears 40 varieties of stone fruit. Find out how Van Aken cultivates each tree into a piece of art. #FutureofFood
Compass, Mirabelle, Long John, and Early Golden—they’re not a fleet of ships headed for the high seas. These are actually a few of the plum varieties artist Sam Van Aken worked with while creating ...
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