Category: Futuristic

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Combat Suit: Future Of Sports?

A team of inventors have created a weapon resistant combat suit they say is the future of sports. It’s called the Lorica and it’s a high tech suit designed for full-contact weapon combat.  It looks like something out of the video game Mass Effect with its sleek edges, armor covering just about every inch of the body, and of course its black paint job.  It’s being developed by an independent design company called Unified Weapons Master with the goal of creating a new full-contact weapons-based martial arts sport. Its creators claim it’s much more than a suit.  Sensors built into the...

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NASA plans to help create a Tractor Beam

NASA plans to help create a Tractor Beam. A start up company called Arx Pax is expecting to utilize hover engine technology to create a tractor beam using by using micro-satellites. Last year, the company debuted their near 90 pound hover board. The Magnetic Field Architecture technology (or MFA) has proved itself for magnetic levitation capabilities. Their ideas for the MFA including levitating houses and buildings to protect them from certain natural disasters. They are also considering its uses for attracting satellites towards one another. The News is breaking that NASA’s interest lies in using hover engine technology and Arx...

Researchers at NASA Langley have created a type of autonomously self-healing material that will repair itself rapidly from bullet holes. 0

NASA Self-Healing Material Can Repair Bullet Holes

Space and military technology just got creepy this week, with an announcement that NASA Langley’s Advanced Materials and Processing Branch has now created a type of self-healing material that can autonomously repair itself. When tri-layered materials are punctured, a type of ‘ thiol–ene–trialkylborane’ resin polymer is released upon atmospheric oxygen exposure. The ballistics tests carried out by Langley reveal that while similar methods of self-healing materials have been implemented in the past, this new material reacts and responds much more rapidly to surface breach trauma. This specific type of resin was selected due to its reaction to compounds reliably present in human-occupied environments....

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Underground Amusement Park In Transylvania

What does one do with a defunct salt mine dating back to the middle ages? Build an amusement park in it, apparently. At least, that’s the concept behind Salina Turda, a museum and tourist attraction located in the Transylvania region of Romania and built into what began as a salt mine in the year 1075. As a mine, the Salina Turda was fully operational for several centuries until 1932, after which it was used to store cheeses (which seems weirdly perfect). Then, in 1992, the man-made cavern was converted into a subterranean amusement park complete with fairground classics like mini...

Cyborg Hears Colors  – Wants to Receive Them From Space 0

Cyborg Hears Colors – Wants to Receive Them From Space

Cyborg activist Neil Harbisson is back in the news this week after giving a presentation at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, about the latest updates to his permanently-attached antenna that allows this color-blind human to hear colors. Cyborg activist? Hear colors? Wait, what? Neil Harbisson was born in 1982 with an extreme form of color blindness called achromatopsia that limits his vision to black, white and grayscale – a severe restriction for someone who wants to become an artist. In 2003, Harbisson and cybernetics student Adam Montandon designed a sensor that converted color frequencies into sound frequencies. An engineer expanded...

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World’s first REAL hoverboard

It’s impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we’re not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from Back to the Future Part II? It’s one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to crowdfund the Hendo Hoverboard as a proof of concept for its hover engine technology — it’s not quite the floating skateboard Marty McFly rode through Hill Valley (and the Wild West), but it’s an obvious precursor to the imagined ridable: a self-powered, levitating platform with enough power to lift a...

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NASA & ESA Prep Public for Aliens

First NASA chief scientist, Ellen Stofan openly admitted that alien life is ‘imminent’ and just last Tuesday, Dr. John Grunsfeld of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate announced that the agency was ‘on the verge’ of discovering life on planets other than earth. Stofan and Grunsfeld hide the fact that NASA has been lying to the public about known extraterrestrial life for decades now, and that ETs have likely have been visiting earth for centuries. Grunsfeld told a House Committee: “Are we alone? Many, many people on planet Earth want to know…. We are on the cusp of being able to answer...

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Video of the Jerk Who Killed hitchBOT

Last night on Dark Matter News we reported that sad news of the savage murder of the traveling robot known as Hitchbot while traveling in Philadelphia after safely touring Canada, Germany and the Netherlands. Today footage of what is claimed to be the final moments of the traveling robot ‘hitchBOT’ has been released. But there are suspicions of a cruel prank. Popular local vlogger Jesse Wellens, who was among the last people to see hitchBOT ‘alive’ on Saturday together with another vlogger Ed Bassmaster, claimed Monday that he had acquired footage of the attack. Hitchbot, which was designed as a...

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The Most Awesome Robots

Will robots take over the world one day? Check out the next generation of NAO Robots, Honda Asimo Plus, Paul the drawing robot Boston Dynamics robots: Wild Cat robot, Petman robot and Nasa’s curiosity mars rover robot – Bionic Kangaroo

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Hitchhiking robot’s cross-country trip in US ends in Philly

A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S. The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment said someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair early Saturday, ending its first American tour after about two weeks. “Sadly, sadly it’s come to an end,” said Frauke Zeller, one of its co-creators. The kid-size robot set out to travel cross-country after successfully hitchhiking across Canada in 26 days last year and parts of Europe. It’s immobile on its own, relying on the kindness of strangers. Those who picked it up often passed...

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Stealth Bomber in Denver Sky

  KUSA in Denver received many reports of a stealth Bomber flighing in the Denver Skies just prior to the MLS All Star Game.  The aircraft appeared right after the national anthem. KUSA – We got lots of calls and emails from people who saw a different-looking aircraft in the sky Wednesday night. Many of the viewers were in the north metro area – which makes sense, because a stealth bomber flew over Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City ahead of the MLS All-Star game — and that’s the aircraft they saw (which means it wasn’t so stealth …)...

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NASA’s Golden Record made for alien ears now on SoundCloud

The sounds of Earth. We Earthlings listen to them all the time. A baby cries. A bus rolls by. The wind keens and rain falls. These sounds and many more are included on NASA’s Golden Record, a compendium of the sounds of our planet that traveled out into space with the twin Voyager 1 and 2 missions in 1977. The phonograph disk itself was 12 inches and made from copper plated in gold. Previously, the tracks on the album were available as individual clips, but NASA this week released them as a whole recording available to listen to on streaming...