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Here is a 3D-printed engine transmission, fully working.

3Dprint.com wrote (12 Mar 2015) "...a 3D printed 5-speed transmission for a Toyota 22RE engine, created by a mechanical engineer named Eric Harrell of Santa Cruz, California. Not only does it look legitimate, but it also is completely functional."
Who says that you can't make anything useful on a desktop 3D printer? Sure, there are plenty of designs that you can find on 3D printing repository websites whi
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With wearables gaining some traction, smartphones and tablets are by no means the only mobile devices around nowadays. Now, though, Cicret is looking to take things a step farther and turn your ar...
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As a thought experiment, we might think of a massive, global-scale kickstarter for a new civilization . . .
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Awesome Paper Plane Maker! Where was it all my life..

#gifs   #paperplane   #techgifs  
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HTTP/2 is done: http://bit.ly/1AjHFzJ - hooray! Time to undo all of those HTTP/1 hacks: http://bit.ly/1MvZdiw.
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Here are some good quotes regarding Space colonisation, published via the Daily Mail (26 Jan 2015). A key point is regarding how the cost of computers shrank dramatically, which is likewise expected to happen regarding Space technology. The article is a good illustration of the massive size of our universe entailing an essentially endless supply of resources.

"A single kilometer-sized metallic asteroid could supply hundreds of times the total known worldwide reserves of nickel, gold and other valuable metals."

"Since our solar system contains millions of such asteroids, they could support a population many times that of Earth, in air-conditioned comfort, with a fraction of the effort and none of the exotic technologies envisioned to terraform Mars, for example."

"The commercialisation of space flight promises to bring the cost of space travel down considerably, from tens of thousands of dollars per kilogram to just hundreds of dollars per kilogram, through economies of scale and reusable rockets."

"The hyper-exponential growth that we have seen in other areas like automobiles and computers can now take place for space technology."

An earlier version of the article was published via: http://theconversation.com/if-earth-falls-will-interstellar-space-travel-be-our-salvation-35523

#resources #spacecolonization #ftl #Space #abundance  
Humanity's best hope is to create spinning habitats that would become home to millions of people in space, rather than finding another world, according to scientists at the University of Texas.
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Efficent and handy cross tab communcation. I just wish more apps would use something like this. Because many web-apps totally break when you start to use those in parallel tabs.
#html5 #javascript #crosstabcommunication #webapplications #webapps  
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Here is relatively reasonable view of #artificialintelligence paranoia. PopSci does well to condemn the hysteria in the two quotes below.

"Journalists can't possibly be any more clueless, or callously traffic-baiting, when it comes to robots and AI. And readers have to get tired, at some point, of clicking on the same shrill headlines, that quote the same non-AI researchers—Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, to be specific—making the same doomsday proclamations. Fear-mongering always loses its edge over time, and even"

"The speedier, and more dramatic course of action is to provide what looks like context, but is really just Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking talking about a subject that is neither of their specialties. I'm mentioning them, in particular, because they've become the collective voice of AI panic. They believe that machine superintelligence could lead to our extinction. And their comments to that effect have the ring of truth, because they come from brilliant minds with a blessed lack of media filters."

However, when we consider the SECRETIVE EVENT on "AI safety" (very Bilderberg-esque) we can see this is not merely an issue of the media distorting the issues regarding Future of Life Institute.

PopSci added: "On January 2, roughly 70 researchers met at a hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a three-day conference on AI safety. This was a genuinely secretive event. The Future of Life Institute (FLI) hadn't alerted the media in advance, or invited any reporters to attend, despite having planned the meeting at least six months in advance. Even now, the event's organizers won't provide a complete list of attendees."

Clearly the focus is "safety," which naturally implies there is a potential danger. The question to consider is should AI be configured based on the view it is inherently dangerous, and if so how will such configuration alter or hinder its intelligence? Imagine you assumed a human child would be dangerous therefore you genetically engineered the child's brain prior to fertilisation to ensure the child - an intelligent being - is safe. How would such enforced safety impact upon the child's intelligence?

The PopSci journalist condemned the doom-views of Musk, but Musk (note the update) has recently made a unsubstantial donation to FHI, which means FHI does to some extent tally with the views of Musk: http://futureoflife.org/misc/AI
Don't believe the hype about artificial intelligence, or the horror.
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DNA nanobots designed to destroy leukemia.
“No, no it’s not science fiction; it’s already happening,” said Ido Bachelet to a somewhat incredulous audience member at a London event
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