Dec 02

Pentagon Plans to Invest Billions in Undersea Drone Network:

Despite ongoing evidence of colossal economic waste and manifest ineptitude by the Pentagon’s network of defense contractors, it isn’t stopping their commitment to spending many more billions of taxpayer money. Moreover, their plans are becoming even more long-range, saddling future generations with even more debt to service.

Their latest brainchild, according to a report in the Washington Post is an undersea network of drones and drone launch “pods” that will cover the 7 seas with patrol and defense capabilities.

Some of this was put on display during the recent military exercise among many of the allied nations known as “Unmanned Warrior 2016” that took place off the Scottish coast. A wide range of autonomous systems were tested, as well as a test of an overall web of communication between land, air, and sea vehicles.

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Nov 23

Modern alchemy: Russian scientists discover how to extract gold from coal:

Researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Far East branch say they are building a facility to make gold out of coal.

Although the science is no fairy tale, to the dismay of business owners, the process is not as productive as they might hope – burning a ton of coal yields one gram of gold, tops.

At present, the scientists are setting the bar even lower, expecting a yield of 0.5 grams, or 1,500 rubles, per ton. Continue reading »

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Nov 20

After 20 Minutes of Listening, New Adobe Tool Can Make You Say Anything:

Ever wanted to make Natalie Portman yell obscenities at your neighbors? What if Garey Busey could leave your mother a sexy voicemail on her birthday? Wanted to prank your little brother by forcing him to call his crush and profess his love? Adobe has you covered.

When Adobe released photoshop in 1990, it dreamed of a world where movie studios and photo editors could do in minutes what once took hours. It never dreamed the world would take the digital editor and use it to put celebrity heads on porn star bodies, distort women’s bodies in magazine cover, and create vile memes. Continue reading »

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Nov 20

H/t reader kevin a:

“This is an Amazing engine.”


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Toyota developing free piston engine linear generator for hybrid cars:

Toyota is hot on hydrogen fuel cells for its next-generation cars, but it’s not going cold on internal combustion just yet.

The company’s R&D division has developed a Free Piston Engine Linear Generator that can convert gasoline and other fuels into electricity more efficiently than existing systems.

It’s a technology that could lead to lighter, more efficient, better-packaged powertrains for plug-in hybrid cars. Continue reading »

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Nov 17

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Leaked NASA paper shows the ‘impossible’ EM Drive really does work:

Did we just achieve fuel-less propulsion?

The results of NASA’s tests on the ‘impossible’ EM Drive have been leaked, and they reveal that the controversial propulsion system really does work, and is capable of generating impressive thrust in a vacuum, even after error measurements have been accounted for.

The EM Drive has made headlines over the past year, because it offers the incredible possibility of a fuel-free propulsion system that could potentially get us to Mars in just 70 days. But there’s one major problem: according to the current laws of physics, it shouldn’t work. Continue reading »

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Nov 17

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Nov 14

Harry Reid Erupts Over Steve Bannon Appointment: “White Supremacists Now Represented In The White House”

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Nov 14

H/t reader squodgy:

“Why do we have droughts and floods?????

Because the powers that be decide to, that’s why.”


Sep 25, 2013

Physicist Michio Kaku talks about sinister weather modification to nervous CBS crew:

In an interview with CBS, a leading physicist named Dr. Michio Kaku has blown the lid on secret experiments into weather modification. He described the experiments in great detail, and many have noted that they sound remarkably similar to the experiments that have been carried out at the HAARP facility in Alaska. In both cases, the weather modification has been achieved by shooting lasers and nanoparticles into the sky.

Physicist tells all about amazing weather modification technology

Dr. Kaku is not the only scientist to have attested to the feasibility of advanced weather modification technology. In a paper published in ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’, Professor Wolf Kasparian has described the process in some detail. He claims that laser beams can be used to create a strong effect of ice multiplication in thin cirrus ice clouds. This increases the optical thickness of the cloud and causes a corresponding change in the weather in the atmosphere. Continue reading »

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Nov 08

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Performance of military personnel can slump if the demands of the job become too intense. The study found that electrical brain stimulation can stave off the drop in performance.

US military successfully tests electrical brain stimulation to enhance staff skills:

Study paves way for personnel such as drone operators to have electrical pulses sent into their brains to improve effectiveness in high pressure situations

US military scientists have used electrical brain stimulators to enhance mental skills of staff, in research that aims to boost the performance of air crews, drone operators and others in the armed forces’ most demanding roles.

The successful tests of the devices pave the way for servicemen and women to be wired up at critical times of duty, so that electrical pulses can be beamed into their brains to improve their effectiveness in high pressure situations. Continue reading »

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Nov 07

For my German speaking readers.

Related info:

Apple’s Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Own Children Use iPads

Not Only … NZ Pupils Struggling To Speak

Employees Of Silicon Valley Giants Like Google, Apple, Yahoo And Hewlett-Packard Send Their Children To A Waldorf School

Toddlers Becoming So Addicted To iPads They Require Therapy


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Moderatorin Will hat Mühe, den aufgebrachten Wissenschaftler Spitzer zu bändigen. Dieser verliert völlig die Fassung. Er spricht von „armen Kindern“ und davon, dass Jugendliche erst ab 14 oder 16 Jahren an die digitalen Medien herangeführt werden dürften. Programmieren frühestens ab der achten Klasse. Er sieht schon jetzt viele „seelenlose, willenlose Menschen“, versaut durch Smartphone und Tablet. Lobo und Lindner versuchen, zu widersprechen. Vergeblich. „Sie haben keine Ahnung!“, redet sich der Psychiater weiter in Fahrt. Anne Will versucht es: „Herr Spitzer? Herr Spitzer! Können Sie mich hören?“

Er kann nicht. „Dick, dumm und gewalttätig“ würden Kinder durchs Digitale. Lobo und Lindner versuchen, zu widersprechen. Vergeblich. „Sie haben keine Ahnung!“ Böse Antwort von Christian Lindner: „Sie sind das lebende Beispiel dafür, dass der Verzicht auf digitale Medien nicht zu besseren Umgangsformen führt.“ Es braucht eben nicht jeder Mensch die Digitalisierung, um sozial inkompetent zu sein.

Manfred Spitzer (Psychiater und Leiter der Psychiatrischen Universitätsklinik in Ulm)

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Oct 28

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Facebook Faces High Profile Lawsuit Over Facial Recognition Technology “DeepFace”:

As the technology becomes increasingly ubiquitous and far more accurate, facial recognition and the lack of any laws or regulations around the practice is slowly starting to enter mainstream consciousness. It’s a very important issue that isn’t getting the attention it deserves.

For example, as I highlighted in the recent post, Half of American Adults Exist in a Government Accessible Facial Recognition Network:

Half of all American adults are already in some sort of facial recognition network accessible to law enforcement, according to a comprehensive new study. Continue reading »

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Oct 27

Experts say mysterious aluminium object dating back 250,000 years ‘could be part of ancient UFO’:

METALLIC aluminium was not produced by mankind until around 200 years ago, making the manufactured object a sensational find.

A PIECE of aluminium that looks as if it was handmade is being hailed as 250,000-year-old proof that aliens once visited Earth.

Metallic aluminium was not really produced by mankind until around 200 years ago, so the discovery of the large chunk that could be up to 250,000 years old is being held as a sensational find. Continue reading »

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Oct 26

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The idea of implanting brain chips into people to give them supersonic memory might sound like the plot of the latest science fiction film. But one pioneering neuroscientist is ready to start trialling this futuristic technology in humans

The brain chip that could turn you into a SUPERHUMAN: £80 million project will trial memory-boosting implants:

  • The chip mimics electrical signals that create long-term memories
  • Tests of the chip are initially being done on patients with epilepsy
  • But in the future the chips could be commercially available allowing anyone to boost their memory  

The idea of implanting brain chips into people to give them superhuman memory might sound like the plot of the latest science fiction film.

But one pioneering neuroscientist is ready to start trialling this futuristic technology in humans.

The memory chips have already been successfully tested in rats, and could one day be a commercially available product to allow anyone to boost their memory. Continue reading »

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Oct 22

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Scotland building the world’s first underwater energy farm – could power 175,000 homes:

The “world’s first large-scale underwater energy farm” is being built off the coast of Scotland, and is expected to start producing power in 2017.

When completed, the MeyGen project will produce enough power to light up 175,000 Scottish homes, and may ultimately include the construction of as many as 269 undersea turbines – the first four of which are scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. Continue reading »

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Oct 13

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Russia tests ‘unrivaled’ new radio-electronic weapon – producer:

Russia has developed and successfully tested radio-electronic weapons systems unmatched anywhere in the world, RIA Novosti reports, citing the manufacturer.

#Russia tests ‘unrivaled’ new e-weapon

A video posted by RT (@rt) on

“Real prototypes of such weapons have already been created and they have proven their efficiency,” a representative of Russia’s United Instrument Manufacturing Company (OPK), which is in charge of the production,  RIA Novosti.  Continue reading »

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Sep 28

Caught On Tape: Hackers Take Control Of A Moving Tesla From Miles Away:

The first video evidence emerges of hackers taking remote control of Tesla Model S vehicles and controlling everything from internal displays to slamming on the brakes while in motion. 

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Sep 25

Same place, same computer memory, 58 years later (PIC):

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I was just in Target where I saw I could buy a 1 TERABYTE XBox 1 for $300. $300!

This is the beauty of innovation, and competition, and capitalism. Do you think the Soviet Union would ever have come up with a 1 terabyte personal computer? Never mind at a cost that most middle class families can manage? No, ahem, way.

You socialists are nuts (I say respectfully.) Now, if you’ll excuse me I’m going to go spend some time in my custom holodeck.

Click here for the Reddit thread associated with the above photo.

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Sep 19

China says it has stealth-defeating quantum radar:

A Chinese firm has reportedly developed and tested a radar system that uses quantum entanglement to beat the stealth technology of modern military craft, state media said.

The first Chinese quantum radar was developed by the Intelligent Perception Technology Laboratory of the 14th Institute in CETC, according to Xinhua news agency. CETC stands for Electronics Technology Group Corporation, a defense and electronics firm. Continue reading »

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Sep 14

Apple’s new ‘wireless’ headphones emit radiation … right next to your brain:

To much fanfare and excitement, Apple has announced that the iPhone 7 will come with wireless earbuds, ditching the much-reviled and ever-tangled cords of conventional earbuds. The wireless earbuds, dubbed “AirPods,” will be water-resistant and are, in the words of company CEO Tim Cook, the first step to a “wireless future.”

They will also fire dangerous, cancer-causing radiation directly into the brains of users, experts have warned.

The iPhone will communicate via Bluetooth directly with the right earbud, which will send a separate Bluetooth signal to the left earbud. This means the radiation carrying the signal will pass directly through the user’s brain. Continue reading »

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Sep 07

Dutch Tesla Model S Driver Dies After Hitting Tree, Battery Catches Fire:

Less than a month after the latest incident involving a Tesla, when a Model S spontaneously burst into flames in France during a European “electric road trip”, early this morning in Baarn in the Netherlands, a 53-year old Tesla Model S driver tragically died in a crash Electrek reports. His Model S left the road and hit a tree at high speed. The vehicle caught on fire and the driver was reportedly dead by the time the firefighters were on the scene.

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Sep 05

‘Robotic sex may become addictive as sexbots can’t say no’ – expert:

As scientists hold the world’s first conference on sex robots, one expert warns that making love to machines could become addictive.

Robot experts from around the world will converge on Manchester in northern England this week for the Human Choice and Computers Conference, where they will explore the latest research and theories about how humans will engage with robots.

Academics will also touch on moral issues, such as whether sex robots are potentially harmful and should be banned. Continue reading »

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Aug 31

….to ‘optimize’ labor costs….


Ship Operators Explore Autonomous Sailing:

More automation will enable them to optimize use of cargo vessels, cut fuel consumption and labor costs

“All hands on deck” may become a thing of the past.

Ship designers, their operators and regulators are gearing up for a future in which cargo vessels sail the oceans with minimal or even no crew. Advances in automation and ample bandwidth even far offshore could herald the biggest change in shipping since diesel engines replaced steam. Continue reading »

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Aug 29

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China’s Quantum Satellite Could Change Cryptography Forever:

QUESS could hold the key to uncrackable communications

In the age of relentless cyberattacks and global electronic surveillance, nations and citizens are looking for any means to secure their communications. China is poised to launch a project that may provide the path to an uncrackable communications system, by turning messages quantum and taking them into space. The new Quantum Space Satellite (QUESS) program is no mere science experiment. China is already becoming a world leader in quantum communications technology; a satellite that delivers quantum communications will be a cornerstone for translating cutting-edge research into a strategic asset for Chinese power worldwide. Continue reading »

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Aug 27

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Have you looked around lately? The zombie apocalypse is already here. It’s as if people have merged with their smartphones, as if the device is now a part of their bodies like another hand or another foot.

Reality is becoming a little less real by the day. Can you even imagine what it will be like when virtual reality hits the mainstream?

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Aug 25

Uber & Out? nuTonomy Launches First Driverless Taxi Service In Asia:

You won’t find too many technology companies that could lose this much money, this quickly.  For a private business to raise as much capital as Uber has been able to is unprecedented.”

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Aug 17

Ford Announces Plans To Self-Destruct Starting In 2021:

Ford CEO, Mark Fields, sat down with Bloomberg to discuss plans to introduce a completely autonomous car by 2021.  The only real problem we see with that plan is that it pretty much ensures their own demise.  That said, they’re pretty much doomed anyway so might as well go for it.

The company said it plans to have a fully autonomous vehicle — no steering wheel, no gas or brake pedals — available by 2021 for ride-hailing services. Continue reading »

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Aug 15

U.S. Navy Turns Seawater into Jet Fuel, Flies Aircraft using Ocean’s CO2 and H2:

Source: Anon HQ

In a groundbreaking discovery, scientists at the United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have successfully developed and demonstrated a revolutionary technology to extract carbon dioxide (CO2) and produce hydrogen (H2) from seawater, subsequently converting the two gasses into hydrocarbon liquid fuel. This fuel can power a jet engine without generating harmful byproducts.

U.S. Naval Reserve Commander Felice DiMascio, one of the inventors, commented: Continue reading »

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Aug 15

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Tesla Spontaneously Catches Fire, Burns Down During Test Drive In France:

After Tesla’s latest problem involving a Model S crash in Beijing while in autopilot mode (which has since prompted the carmaker drop remove “autopilot” from its Chinese website), Elon Musk may have to return to a more familiar problem plaguing his vehicles: spontaneous combustion.

According to Electrek, as part of its ‘Electric Road Trip’ tour for the summer, Tesla stopped in Biarritz, France to promote Model S and Model X over the weekend. During a test drive in a Model S 90D, the vehicle suddenly sent a visual alert on the dashboard stating that there was a problem with “charging”. The Tesla employee giving the test drive made the driver park the car on the side of the road and all three (the driver, the Tesla employee and another passenger) exited the vehicle. Continue reading »

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Aug 13

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Designer brains: Mice ‘reprogrammed’ by laser-guided neuron manipulation:

Scientists at Columbia University in New York have used light technology to control the mind of a living creature, demonstrating that brains can be manipulated to change behavior and processes far beyond what was previously thought possible.

Part of a $300 million “brain-mapping” project, the ‘U.S. BRAIN Initiative’ is, ahem, the brainchild of neuroscience professor Rafael Yuste and his team, and its results offer hope to millions of people around the globe suffering from neurological conditions such as epilepsy. Continue reading »

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Aug 13

Insect-sized ‘dragonfly drones’ for urban warfare among new £800mn UK tech projects:

Tiny drones for urban warfare are among the projects that could soon be funded under an £800 million injection into UK military technology research.

The new innovation and research insights (IRIS) unit is meant to breathe fresh life into military tech research and help the UK compete with other nations’ equipment and weapons.

This new approach will help to keep Britain safe while supporting our economy, with our brightest brains keeping us ahead of our adversaries,” Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said in statement. Continue reading »

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