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We are looking for an intern, possibly more than one! We need someone to help us moderate this community and help us with other business tasks. We got a lot going on this year and we want to start expanding our team!
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+Brian Sullivan Those are great communities! Thanks for sending us those. We will stay in touch.
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Jeff O'Connor

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Check out my post "Genetic Engineering Moves from Speculative Science Fiction to Established Science Fact in 2016" on Wellness and Technology.
The United Kingdom has recently green-lit gene editing in human embroyos, marking the first time that a country has made the decision to approve such a procedure before its having been conducted. Scientists in the Peoples’ R...
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Scott Nelson

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"To avoid these unpalatable conclusions, why not acknowledge that sufficiently complex robots have motives, intentions, goals, and consciousness? They are like you; owing their existence to being a survival machine that has evolved into something autonomous by its encounter with the world..."
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Sam Kazee

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Within 10 years, an ear piece might emit real time translation from any language, in the approximate voice of the speaker, via the cloud. 
Within 10 years, earpieces will whisper nearly simultaneous translations—and help knit the world closer together
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Ummm... There will never be "realtime" translators of spoken language, with the possible exception for heavily related languages like French and Spanish.

The reasons are numerous:
1. Grammar differences (English = subject - verb - object. But Japanese = subject [optional] - object - verb [optional]).
2. Degree of verbosity (English restates the obvious in each sentence and you can overhear a conversation half way through and understand the first thing you hear. In Japanese this is almost impossible. Sentences strip out everything and rely on context that was provided 2 or 3 sentences ago).
3. Some languages have words for ideas that your language does not. You simply need to be familiar with the foreign word.
4. Respect differences. You'd blow a deal with Japanese customers if you simply spoke English into a device and it didn't choose the proper respectful language level. This can change depending on who you're talking with and switching between the respect levels shows you understand and appreciate the importance of various people in a meeting. This is utterly crucial in Japan. In English respect is just showed by using words like "please" and "thank you". The concept simply doesn't translate.
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Mehwish Moiz

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The more amazing trick would be to see them set all those magnets up without them starting to pull in one direction or another. I agree that there is a magnet under the table. Still cool.
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Porsche 911 GT3 is the first model of the German carmaker, equipped with rear-axle active steering and it was first experimented as passive steering on the 928. // Fitted as standard, the new rear …
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+Lim An Rui you comment seems utterly unrelated to rear axle steering
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Super-achromatic Lens: A New Flat, Ultralight Lens that could change how Cameras are designed
#camera   #technologynews  
Imagine digital cameras or smartphones without the bulky lenses, or eyeglasses with lenses that are paper thin.

Researchers have always thought that flat, ultrathin optical lenses for cameras or other devices were impossible because of the way all the colors of light must bend through them. Consequently, photographers have had to put up with more cumbersome and heavier curved lenses. But University of Utah electrical and computer engineering professor Rajesh Menon and his team have developed a new method of creating optics that are flat and thin yet can still perform the function of bending light to a single point, the basic step in producing an image.

Instead of the lens having a curvature, it can be very flat so you get completely new design opportunities for imaging systems like the ones in your mobile phone

Results of this research correct a widespread misconception that flat, diffractive lenses cannot be corrected for all colors simultaneously.

In order to capture a photographic image in a camera, or for your eyes to focus on an image through eyeglasses, the different colors of light must pass through the lenses and converge to a point on the camera sensor or on the eye’s retina. 

How light bends through curved lenses is based on the centuries-old concept known as refraction, a principle that is similar to when you put a pencil in a glass of water and notice that it “bends” in the water. To do this, cameras typically will use a stack of multiple curved lenses in order to focus all of the colors of light to a single point.

Multiple lenses are needed because different colors bend differently, and they are designed to ensure that all colors come to the same focus.

Menon and his team discovered a way to design a flat lens that can be 10 times thinner than the width of a human hair or millions of times thinner than a camera lens today. They do it through a principle known as diffraction in which light interacts with microstructures in the lens and bends.

In nature, we see this when you look at certain butterfly wings. The color of the wings is from diffraction. If you look at a rainbow, it’s from diffraction

Menon’s researchers use specially created algorithms to calculate the geometry of a lens so different colors can pass through it and focus to a single point. The resulting lens, called a “super-achromatic lens,” can be made of any transparent material such as glass or plastic.

Other applications of this potential lens system include medical devices in which thinner and lighter endoscopes can peer into the human body. It also could be used for drones or satellites with lighter cameras in which reducing weight is critical. Future smartphones could come with high-powered cameras that don’t require the lens jetting out from the phone’s thin body.

Now that Menon and his team have proved the concept can work, he believes the first applications of their research could become a reality within five years.
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Heterostructures formed by different three-dimensional semiconductors form the foundation for modern electronic and photonic devices. Now, University of Washington scientists have successfully combined two different ultrathin semiconductors — each just one layer of atoms thick and roughly 100,000 times thinner than a human hair — to make a new two-dimensional heterostructure with potential uses in clean energy and optically-active electronics.
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Armin von Kink

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"The key breakthrough was the quick perfusion of a deadly chemical fixative (glutaraldehyde) through the brain’s vascular system, rapidly stopping metabolic decay and fixing proteins in place by covalent crosslinks.”
FOR the first time, scientists have successfully managed to cryogenically freeze a brain and then revive it.
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and the first thing the "bunny brain" thought was "WTF!"
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Throwback Tech: 20 years ago, a computer won against a chess world champion 

http://goo.gl/XkZeS1  #technews 
Throwback Tech: 20 years ago, a computer won against a chess world champion - Electronic Products
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That computer is in a museum. Can't remember it's name. But the man thought they had humans running it to beat him instead of the computers ability. Idk which is true
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Aaliyah Visser

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HEY GUYS, my amazing friend made this video on the evolution of technology, from the 20th century into the future of the 21st century.  Enjoy!  Subscribe to him if you did!  :) 
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The Diligent Christian Apologetics

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I've known abt a company they own in the middle east for yrs to work outside of American law. They build files of information on everyone and sell to the highest bids. Where it's sales companies or terrorist groups. They don't care.
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Scott Nelson

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The next ten years technology rests on three big pillars. They look independent today, but they’re inextricably intertwi…
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Gary Lite (369)

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It might seem like science fiction but a new implant which attaches directly to the spine could help paralysed people walk again By Sarah Knapton Paralysed patients have been given new hope of recovery after rats with severe spinal injuries walked again through a ‘groundbreaking’ new cyborg-style implant.

http://369news.net/cyborg-spinal-implant-could-help-paralysed-walk-again/
'Cyborg' spinal implant could help paralysed walk again
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Mauricio CORTES

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A new technology, known as Li-Fi, could one day offer internet speeds one hundred times faster than the Wi-Fi we use today. Scientists have achieved speeds in the lab of up to 224 GB per ...
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Now they have WiFi Digital Interface Technology that makes everything you bought obsolete....WiFiDiT?
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Here is all about Leaf Air Home automation. Read more to know about Home Automation with Leaf Air
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Sonam Singh

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A new #Vivo smartphone has been spotted on the Chinese #smartphone certification website #TENAA as the Vivo Y31A.
This spotted smartphone is probably the #successor to the last years #VivoY31 and it might be launched in the coming days with the same name with which it is spotted on TENAA or with #VivoY32

bit.ly/210LtTc #VivoY31A #Android #VivoSmartphone #Gadget
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Titan ThinkTank

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Warning,  this is a bloody USA centeric vid.
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Vladimir Pecha

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USING THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER (LHC) AT CERN IN GENEVA, SCIENTISTS HAVE RECREATED THE UNIVERSES PRIMORDIAL SOUP, KNOWN AS QUARK-GLUON PLASMA, MEASURING ITS LIQUID PROPERTIES AND UNCOVERING THE ANCIENT PLASMA LIKE NEVER BEFORE.
Using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, scientists have recreated the universes primordial soup, known as quark-gluon plasma, measuring its liquid properties and uncovering the anc...
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B.J. Murphy

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If an artificial intelligence (A.I.) ran for President of your country, would you vote for it? Better yet, if said A.I. were to say it would give you universal healthcare coverage, free education, etc., would that sway your vote? The idea might not be as far-fetched as you think. Cue in Aaron Siegel, who is the Campaign Director for Watson for President 2016.

http://www.seriouswonder.com/watson-for-president-2016-interview-with-campaign-director-aaron-siegel/
Serious Wonder speaks with Aaron Siegel, Campaign Director of the online page Watson for President 2016. - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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