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Pokemon Ad from 2015 and the recent Central Park Pokemon Go crowd

A Pokemon Go ad from 2015 shows a crowd gathering in Time's square to battle for a Myutwo. In real life hundreds (perhaps a thousand) gathered when a Vaporeon spawned in Central Park. Life imitating a commercial. Read more »

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Pokemon Go and other games will be the nexus of making the augmented reality everywhere and gaming enhancing wearables on everyone

Pokemon Go became the top US mobile game within days of its launch. Many see it reaching 1 billion global installs to surpass the 550 million peak of Candy Crush. Pokemon Go and the follow on Mario and Zelda augmented

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DARPA and Air Force Research making progress to mind controlled and autonomous drone swarms with prototype flight launches targeting 2020

A researcher at Arizona State University has discovered how to control multiple robotic drones using the human brain. A controller wears a skull cap outfitted with 128 electrodes wired to a computer. The device records electrical brain activity. If the

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World’s cheapest smartphone is $3.67

An Indian company has launched what is being billed as the world's cheapest smartphone. Ringing Bells said their Freedom 251 phone would cost just 251 rupees ($3.67; £2.56), and there was huge demand in the first hours of sale. But

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Moscow Starts Developing Heavy Engine for Joint Chinese-Russian Airliner

Russia has informed China about the beginning of the development of a heavy aircraft engine with a thrust of 35 tons for the Sino-Russian long-range wide-body aircraft. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters on Monday after a meeting

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China on track to 12 operation J-20 stealth fighters in 2017 for airpower edge over other countries in Asia

In July 2016, the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation rolled out two more low rate initial production (LRIP) J-20 stealth fighters. This brings to a total of four J-20 fighters built for service into the Chinese air force, as opposed to the

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Taiwan Semiconductor will fully implement extreme ultraviolet lithography to make 5 nanometer chips and Samsung plans EUV at 7 nanometers

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest foundry, said it will fully implement extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography to make 5 nanometer chips by the end of this decade. “We estimate that EUV will be a cost-effective tool for high-volume

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Super controversial Brilliant Light Power aka Blacklight Power claims to be generating bursts of megawatt power and claim independent validation

Here is the press release and videos of supercontroversial Brilliant Light Power aka Blacklight Power. They are like the energy catalyzer. They claim new power. Brilliant Light power claims hydrinos exist. Hydrinos are a new form of hydrogen theoretically predicted

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Manipulating superconducting plasma waves with terahertz light

Most systems in nature are inherently nonlinear, meaning that their response to any external excitation is not proportional to the strength of the applied stimulus. Nonlinearities are observed, for example, in macroscopic phenomena such as the flow of fluids like

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Scientists Grow Atomically Thin Transistors and Circuits

In an advance that helps pave the way for next-generation electronics and computing technologies—and possibly paper-thin gadgets —scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) developed a way to chemically assemble transistors and circuits that

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Tesla correcting car software with remote patches versus traditional carmaker delayed recall process

Tesla has been aggressive in its use of technologies that are just emerging. The company’s use of software to control more features of its cars, over-the-air updates, and a giant touch-screen dashboard interface show how it is taking more risks

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Elon Musk and Tesla will reveal this week a plan for the future of Tesla motors which will shape the future of cars

Elon Musk will release a second ten year plan for Tesla Motors. The first ten year plan will be done with the release of the more affordable Telsa 3. Working on Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2. Hoping to publish

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Russia putting up short range radar that can detect the F-35 and other stealth planes 310 miles away

Russia's powerful over-the-horizon Podsolnukh (Sunflower) radar is capable of detecting and tracking the F-35 stealth plane or any other fighter jet that was designed to avoid detection. The Podsolnukh short-range over-the-horizon surface-wave radar is developed by Moscow-based OJSC NPK NIIDAR.

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China completes 500 meter radio telescope which is 2.5 time the area of the Arecibo scope

Covering an area the size of 30 football pitches, China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) was officially completed this week, making it the largest radio telescope in the world. The telescope is larger than the Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory, which

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What is in store for us : Ai and the future

Julia Bossmann, Foresight Institute discusses AI and the future. Discusses the recent conquering of GO with AI. She notes how this success was more than ten years sooner than many expected. Policy is an Alphago neural network trained to make

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Big Data versus Cancer

Scientists develop a catalog of 1000 tumors with their alterations and drug sensitivities There are thousands of scientific papers dedicated to a particular type of tumor, a particular gene, a type of specific molecular lesion or the effect of a

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Light used to make gold crystal nanoparticles

A team of University of Florida researchers has figured out how gold can be used in crystals grown by light to create nanoparticles, a discovery that has major implications for industry and cancer treatment and could improve the function of

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US Navyrevamps larger drone strategy to primarily refuel manned planes flying a combat air patrol around the carrier

The US Navy has revamped its large drone strategy. Now midair refueling and spying are in the plan. The primary mission would be so-called “recovery tanking.” This involves refueling planes flying in a fixed orbit around the aircraft carrier. On

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3D printing with bamboo fiber

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using bamboo fiber in 3-D printing experiments to determine whether bio-based feedstock materials are feasible in additive manufacturing. Chopped bamboo fibers were added to a bio-polymer resin to create bamboo-based pellets, resulting in

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Naval exercises and talk of accelerated defense buildup in the South China Sea

On Tuesday, China began a week of naval exercises in waters around the Paracel Islands, in the northern part of the sea. They came a week before a United Nations-backed tribunal in The Hague rules on a case brought by

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