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NASA Warp Drive Project - "Speeds" that Could Take a Spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in Two Weeks

Results of his Alcubierre Drive rethink:
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20110015936_2011016932.pdf
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/23/science/faster-than-the-speed-of-light.html?_r=0
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21929300.300-meet-the-nasa-scientist-devising-a-starship-warp-drive.html#.Uht_atL0HmE
http://iopscience.iop.org/0264-9381/11/5/001
http://100yss.org/
http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive

Icarus Interstellar
http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/team/harold-white/

Michio Kaku dubbed Alcubierre's notion a "passport to the universe." It takes advantage of a quirk in the cosmological code that allows for the expansion and contraction of space-time, and could allow for hyper-fast travel between interstellar destinations. Essentially, the empty space behind a starship would be made to expand rapidly, pushing the craft in a forward direction — passengers would perceive it as movement despite the complete lack of acceleration.

Scientists speculate that such a drive could result in "speeds" that could take a spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in a mere two weeks — even though the system is 4.3 light-years away.

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Read more here:
http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive

The warp drive: hyper-fast travel within general relativity:
http://iopscience.iop.org/0264-9381/11/5/001

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/23/science/faster-than-the-speed-of-light.html?_r=0

100 Year Starship project
http://100yss.org/

Results of his Alcubierre Drive rethink:
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20110015936_2011016932.pdf

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Love Never Felt so Good
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Because it's tough to be a bird
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Imagine if he worked on his game

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Something Very Strange Is Happening To Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Jupiter is the largest and oldest planet in our solar system.
Its history spans 4.5 billion years. This gas giant is made of the same elements as a star, but it didn't grow massive enough to ignite.

Jupiter's appearance is the result of its swirling interior of gases and liquids - producing a tapestry of colorful cloud bands as well as the iconic Great Red Spot.

The Great Red Spot is a gigantic storm. It's an anticyclone, and with no land mass on the planet to slow it down, the Great Red Spot has rages for over a century.

But scientists studying the spot have noticed that it has been changing over time. The color is deepening, and it's actually shrinking and getting rounder.

Those studying it expected to therefore see the wind speeds inside the Great Red Spot increasing as the storm shrinks - like an ice skater who spins faster as she pulls in her arms. But this isn't the case. Data reveals the storm isn't spinning faster, it's actually getting taller. You can think of it like working with pottery. As the wide lump of clay spins, forces within are driving it taller.

So from our perspective, looking down on the clouds, we see the spot smaller and rounder.

The Great Red Spot used to be big enough to fit three Earths.
Now, it's just a little over one.

These discoveries were made by analyzing data from numerous space missions, including Voyager, Hubble, and most recently, Juno. And through more investigations, scientists hope to unlock more secrets of the mysterious Great Red Spot.

Clips, images credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Hubble space telescope, Voyager

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These are the worst foods diabetics can eat, according to doctors and nutritionists. These foods spell disaster for your blood sugar.

https://health-zone.org/15-foods-you-should-avoid-if-you-have-diabetes/
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A subset of studies also measured brain activity in students with growth and fixed mindsets, and showed that students with a fixed mindset showed stronger reaction to negative feedback, which slowed their ability to process new questions after missing a question.

https://thetechinside.com/does-teaching-students-neuroscience-help/
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19 Worst Habits for Your Heart

You know that eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly are important habits for a healthy heart. But did you know that you could still be undermining all your efforts with some surprisingly common bad habits?

https://medmd.org/19-worst-habits-for-heart/
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Could Your Next Holiday Home Be 3D Printed?

"From a distance, the concrete house in Milan resembles many other modern European designs — the exterior is bright white, and green plants sprout from the rooftop. Upon closer inspection, though, you’ll notice the perfectly straight lines etched in the building material throughout: The entire house was 3D printed. And while this particular model is a prototype, it’s one example of a revolution playing out worldwide, from the Netherlands to Nantes, France; El Salvador to Estonia; and Moscow to — if NASA has its way — even Mars.

While Washington debates a ban on 3D-printed guns, others are using the technology to help rebuild lives. Faced with a crippling housing crisis globally, an emerging set of companies and nonprofits is developing 3D-printing technology that can produce ready-to-use construction materials to build houses faster and often at lower costs than by conventional methods..."
https://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/could-your-next-holiday-home-be-3d-printed/85818

#future = #REALnews #tech #innovation #science #design #3dprinting #economy #engineering #revolution #singularity #robots #manufacturing #ubi #universalbasicincome #basicincome #jobs #automation #architecture
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Luckily, you can help reduce your risk of the disease by cutting certain foods out of your diet. This article reveals the 7 worst foods for your brain.

http://www.howfitness.info/7-worst-foods-for-your-brain/
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how to save money efficiently
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A fascinating story of trees that once stretched for the sky, but then had to contend with environmental changes that made that once adaptive behavior maladaptive, so they responded by moving underground.

Thanks to +Rhys Taylor for sharing.

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141103-why-some-trees-live-underground
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Rewiring the Brain to Fight Epilepsy

Researchers have discovered a novel treatment for reducing seizure activity in the brains of rodents, a discovery they hope might one day help people living with epilepsy.
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From the farms of Tulu Bolo to Caro High School in Michigan to become two-time state champ | #Ethiopia | http://bit.ly/2PBgQHl
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Scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can track a person's eye movements to identify their personality type. Researchers, including those from the University of Stuttgart in Germany and Flinders University in Australia used state-of-the-art machine-learning algorithms to demonstrate a link between personality and eye movements. Their findings show that people's eye movements reveal whether they are sociable, conscientious or curious, with the algorithm software reliably recognising four of the Big Five personality traits: neuroticism, extroversion, agreeableness, and conscientiousness.

https://todaysintech.com/new-ai-system-now-tracks-personality-traits-from-eye-movements/
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Space and Space Rockets Talk (for kids) by Dominic Walliman (http://dominicwalliman.com/).
This is a Professor Astro Cat talk: https://nobrow.lpages.co/professorastrocat/
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Perceptually, the top contenders are virtually indistinguishable.
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How Social Media Ripped Apart a Generation.

"Engineers at these companies have exploited the biological dopamine reward pathways in our brains, just to get us to spend more time on these sites."
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