Category: Futuristic

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Physicist Claims The Use Of Photonics Technology Could Revolutionize Our Search For Extra Terrestrial Intelligence

  In a paper soon to be published in Reviews in Human Space Exploration, Physicist Philip Lubin  from the University of California, believes by using directed energy lasers we could send a detectable beam outwards to let others know we are here. Lubin suggests that by using  photonics technology we could revolutionize the way we search for extra-terrestrial intelligence. Lubin theorizes if advanced life forms are out there and want to be found, that they could be  using the same kind of ‘directed energy’ systems to be broadcasting their presence to us and says the type of laser propulsion system...

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VIDEO: New ‘Star Trek’ TV Series Trailer

CBS has revealed the trailer for their new “Star Trek” series premiering next January. New characters will be introduced “seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966,” CBS said in a statement. “Star Trek” celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and is one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time.  It was the brain child of Gene Roddenberry and debuted on September 8th, 1966. “Everyone here has great respect for this storied franchise, and we’re excited to launch its next...

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Would You Live In An unidentified Floating Object?

Italian mini yacht-maker Jet Capsule has designed a revolutionary new two story house, that allows you to live off-grid on the ocean in an Unidentified Floating Object. According to designers Pierpaolo Lazzarini and Luca Solla, the UFO will have a battery-powered motor gets its energy from 40 square meters of solar panels and travel at a maximum speed of 6.5 km/h or 3.5 knots by using this water-jet propelled electric motor. Wind and water turbines could also be added that would create enough power for you to operate the rest of the house. The water would be provided by solar-powered desalination,...

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Blue Dwarf Galaxy Located 30 Million Light-Years Away

  An astonishing new discovery was recently published in the Astrophysical Journal, where astronomers found a small blue galaxy located 30 million light-years away, which has the smallest fraction  of heavy elements ever seen in a galaxy. Professor John J. Salzer, of Indiana University and senior author of the paper said “Finding the  most metal-poor galaxy ever is exciting since it could help contribute to a quantitative test of  the Big Bang,” suggesting that the material hasn’t changed much since and that very little star  formation has happened. However, Salzer goes on to explain, “There are relatively few ways to...

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Frozen Planets May Get Second Chance At Life

  Astronomers now believe that currently frozen planets may become habitable once our sun dies. A team from Cornell University in New York are suggesting that as our sun swells hundreds of times in size, they could warm up frozen planets and provide suitable conditions for life. According to Lisa Kaltenegger and her team, when our Sun starts to swell up into a red giant, the ‘goldilocks’ zone of our Solar System will shift from around Earth’s orbit to include the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn instead. Team member Ramses M. Ramirez explained “When a star ages and brightens, the...

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The Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure Calls For Jupiter Watchers

  A researcher with the French Astronomical Society has organized a group of amateur astronomers from all over the world, to watch for and report fireballs caused by meteors crashing into Jupiter. Sky-gazers from Australia, Europe, Japan, the United States and elsewhere have identified four  Jupiter fireball impacts since June 2010 so Marc Delcroix created the Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure, a collaborative research program sponsored by the European Union. His goal is to integrate and support planetary science activities throughout Europe. “Dramatic impacts with Jupiter can be captured with standard amateur equipment and analyzed with easy-to-use software,” Delcroix explained. “But...

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Blind Man Sees Again After 40 Years Thanks To A Bionic Eye Transplant

  A Texas man has had his vision restored after 40 years of blindness thanks to a bionic eye implant. John Jameson was born with perfect eyesight, but due to retina damage cause by infection and  further vision reduced by botched laser eye surgery this pea sized telescope was successfully implanted into his eye and astonishingly, he was able to read again clearly within 4 hours of the procedure. Jameson is one of only a handful of patients to receive the bionic eye since it was approved by  the FDA less than two years ago. The implantable miniature telescope itself...

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Drake Equation Reinvented With Startling Results

  Researchers have reinvented the 1961 Drake equation and came to the mathematical likelihood that the chances of humans on Earth being the only intelligent life in the universe is ten-billion-trillion to one. Researchers Adam Frank of the University of Rochester and Woodruff Sullivan the University of  Washington both respectively found that if you change the wording of the equation to ask if wither we “have been” the only intelligent life in the universe rather than “are we” the only intelligent life you get the astronomical answer that no, we could not have been the only ones ever. As Frank...

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Astronomers Question Their Direction In The Search For Extra Terrestrial Life

  Astronomers are torn as to which direction to look in the search for signals from intelligent  beings on distant worlds, Jupiter’s fourth largest moon Europa or Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. Despite Mars being most commonly associated with the exploration of extraterrestrial life, research shows the conditions would be extremely dry away from its polar caps, with the exception of ice trapped beneath its surface. A vast ocean is thought to exist beneath the frozen surface of Europa, and researchers suggest the salty oceans could harbor enough chemical energy to give rise to lifeforms. Steve Vance from the Jet Propulsion...

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Dark Thirty Radio – May 19th, 2016

Tonight on “Dark Thirty” Radio Show   Astronomers Question Their Direction In The Search For Extra Terrestrial Life Astronomers are torn as to which direction to look in the search for signals from intelligent  beings on distant worlds, Jupiter’s fourth largest moon Europa or Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. A vast ocean is thought to exist beneath the frozen surface of Europa while Titan is covered in massive pools of hydrocarbons. Regardless, both Europa and Titan present wonderful possibilities for finding new lifeforms Source: Tech Times   Drake Equation Reinvented With Startling Results Researchers have reinvented the 1961 Drake equation and...

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Humans, Not Robots, Will Discover Life on Mars

NASA’s Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan said the only way to find evidence of life on Mars is to send real astronauts rather than robots and she aims to do just that by 2040. “We’re not looking for skeletons; we’re looking for fossil microbes if life on Mars did indeed go extinct.  And those are going to be hard to find,” she said. Being a geologist herself, Stofan points out that field geologists here on Earth can study rocks rich in fossil microbes but never see the tiny structures.  Therefore, she thinks robots won’t be able to do the job by...

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Nanotechnology May Lead Human Life Longevity

New studies suggest that human life extension may become a very real possibility by the year 2029. Ray Kurzweil, a longtime advocate of the creation of artificial intelligence and the eventual merging between man and machines, says at the present rate of development of new innovations in human life extension and anti-aging therapies, we will be able to see this longer lifespan within the next few decades. The present state of such technologies is focused primarily on warding off the negative effects of aging and Kurzeil says: “I believe we will reach a point around 2029 when medical technologies will...