The future of commuting: Fly to work in a mini eco-friendly Citycopter

Fly Citycopter is new urban aerial vehicle designed by Eduardo Galvani Photo courtesy of : Eduardo Galvani @ hemisferiocriativo.com View all 11 photos From the ancient Greek Icarus to the Wright brothers our desire to fly has inspired some of our greatest scientific, cultural and political achievements. Now though with our urban population explosion and …

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Science: Google Trends keywords that predict Dow Jones rise and fall

A study, “Quantifying Trading Behavior in Financial Markets Using Google Trends,” published in Scientific Reports by a team of UK and US researchers, found Google Trends keywords can predict the rise and fall of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Using historic data from January 2004 to February 2011, researchers analyzed the use of 98 commonly …

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Fears of the ultimate computer: Star Trek’s Captain Kirk to Stephen Hawking

What happens when machines become smarter than humans? Will they take over the world? Is the survival of the human species at risk? These may seem like questions for science fiction enthusiasts, but with the release of recent movies like “Her” with Joaquin Phoenix and “Transcendence” with Johnny Depp, scientists are voicing their trepidation and …

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Spooky lecture from 1996 prophesizes the future of the WWW and its spiritual dimension

On February 1st 1996, at Mpath’s Internet Game Developers Conference in San Jose, California a video game developer named Brain Moriarty gave an amazing lecture “to a crowd that seemingly grew smaller and smaller as he talked on.” “The Point Is,” (1996) is a virtual and hypnotic roller-coaster ride that starts from a point of …

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World’s first lamp that changes color with the power of your mind

Mind Matter Interaction Lamps (Psyleron) Thanks to over 27 year’s research at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory and the company Psyleron, we can now own a lamp that reads our minds. PEAR was an experimental program that examined the anomalies that arise when humans interact with machines. Years of research produced evidence of …

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The new age of psychotherapy: All you need is a PC and an Avatar

Desktop Virtual Reality NeuroVR The use of virtual environments for the treatment of specific phobias like the fear of heights, flying, and public speaking has been around for over a decade. Psychotherapists have used different forms of these virtual spaces to safely expose their patients to their phobias in the relatively “safe? and controlled environment …

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Morse Code Day: Samuel Morse and how God inspired the telegraph

The telegraph divinely inspired Flickr: Matthew Boyle “7 Days of Shooting” April 27 is Morse Code Day, which commemorates the birthday of Samuel Morse, inventor of the Telegraph and Morse code. Morse was not only “the Father of American photography,? painted some of the most famous portraits and landscapes in America, invented the Telegraph and …

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Scientists proven formula for making a hit song on iTunes

Play According to a study conducted at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University (MNI), listening to music we love stimulates production of the pleasure chemical, dopamine, in our brain. Samuel Barber Music appears to have no biological/survival value and unlike other more physically rewarding stimuli like food, sex and drugs, is considered …

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Rice University engineers revolutionize online shopping with Xbox 360 Kinect

Play Rice students have created what they call a “virtual fitting room.” Their goal is simple and consumer-friendly: to assure online clothing shoppers a perfect fit and a perfect look with every purchase YouTube Rice University No more ordering a wrong size T-shirt, baggy dress or too short, shorts online. Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University Rice …

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Is the computer really a modern day invention after all?

The three main fragments of the Antikythera Mechanism are on display at the Bronze Collection of the National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece. The Mechanism is kept within the Museum collections since its discovery in 1901. National Archaeological Museum Recently, when Jane Smiley, a Pulitzer prize-winning novelist was asked in her recent interview in Wired magazine; …

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