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MIT Scientist Offers $100,000 to Anyone Who Can Prove Quantum Computing Is Impossible | Popular Science

MIT Scientist Offers $100,000 to Anyone Who Can Prove Quantum Computing Is Impossible | Popular Science | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Scott Aaronson, a scientist at MIT who works mostly with theoretical quantum computers, issued a challenge to all of those deniers out there: prove that "scalable quantum computing is impossible in the physical world," and Aaronson will personally pony up $100,000 to the winner.

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Floating Cities Could Be A Reality Within Decades (VIDEO)

Floating Cities Could Be A Reality Within Decades (VIDEO) | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
It's not just a pipe dream. The Seasteading Institute, a think-tank out of California, is working on developing sustainable cities on the world's oceans.
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Short Sharp Science: 'Stirling' power should propel spacecraft, experts say

Short Sharp Science: 'Stirling' power should propel spacecraft, experts say | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

A new way to use plutonium for power could help NASA explore the solar system, and should be flight tested as soon as possible, a new report says.

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Why Windows 8 Will Put Microsoft Back on Top

Why Windows 8 Will Put Microsoft Back on Top | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The question isn’t whether Windows 8 be the best platform, but whether it will be...
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Translating Brain Waves to Reconstruct Sounds and Conversations You've Heard | Popular Science

Translating Brain Waves to Reconstruct Sounds and Conversations You've Heard | Popular Science | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Researchers see a way to eavesdrop on our brains...
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No future without scarce metals

No future without scarce metals | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
It is not just in laptop computers, mobile telephones and LED screens that scarce metals are to be found but also in solar cells, batteries for mobile technologies and many other similar applications.
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Futuristic three wheeled vehicle is shown to Florida Motorcycle Safety Coalition.

Futuristic three wheeled vehicle is shown to Florida Motorcycle Safety Coalition. | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
A prototype three wheeled vehicle known as the Treycycle is attempting to make inroads with law enforcement as a possible replacement for motorcycle squads.  Former NASA workers are involved in the project.
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The Dilemma of Being a Cyborg

The Dilemma of Being a Cyborg | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Many of the keepsakes we used to hold in our hands now exist as data on digital devices. What happens when the data disappears?
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Parking sensors to take pain out of finding a space - tech - 01 February 2012 - New Scientist

Parking sensors to take pain out of finding a space - tech - 01 February 2012 - New Scientist | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
A parking patch could bring together wireless sensors and mobile apps to steer drivers towards vacant spots, and lead traffic wardens to parking offenders...
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Modern day telepathy? Scientists develop method for reconstructing thoughts

Modern day telepathy? Scientists develop method for reconstructing thoughts | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
While many people often wish they could hear what people around them are thinking, telepathic skills are often written off as science fiction.
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Tough Times for U.S. EV Battery Makers - Technology Review

Tough Times for U.S. EV Battery Makers - Technology Review | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Companies need more consumer demand for electric vehicles to grow rapidly.
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Device Could Drive Down Solar's Cost - Technology Review

Device Could Drive Down Solar's Cost - Technology Review | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
ArrayPower says its "sequenced inverter" will cut the cost of solar by more than 10 percent.
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Scientists create first free-standing 3D cloak | KurzweilAI

Scientists create first free-standing 3D cloak | KurzweilAI | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Researchers led by the University of Texas at Austin have cloaked a three-dimensional object standing in free space, bringing the invisibility cloak one step closer...

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Augmented Reality Will Help Future Astronauts Perform Surgery on Each Other | Popular Science

Augmented Reality Will Help Future Astronauts Perform Surgery on Each Other | Popular Science | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Augmented Reality Medical Exam The Computer Assisted Medical Diagnosis and Surgery System, CAMDASS, is a wearable augmented reality prototype that could someday allow space travelers to diagnose and treat their own medical issues.ESA/Space Applications Service NV

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Project Icarus: The Interstellar Communication Problem : Discovery News

Project Icarus: The Interstellar Communication Problem : Discovery News | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Guest contributor Pat Galea discusses how a starship may transmit signals across the light-years between the stars.
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This Is NASA's Cancer-Sniffing Cellphone Sensor

This Is NASA's Cancer-Sniffing Cellphone Sensor | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
What if you could use your phone to test the air for toxins? What if you could monitor your health simply by blowing on it? Sounds amazing, right? Nanosensor technology developed by NASA Ames is going to make that a reality.
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IBM creates 9nm carbon nanotube transistor

IBM creates 9nm carbon nanotube transistor | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

IBM has created 9nm transistors from carbon nanotubes, the same versatile material that the world's lightest material is constructed from and can also camouflage objects. In contrast...

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Nanotube Paint Can Spot Structural Defects and Alert Authorities Before Damage Occurs | Popular Science

Nanotube Paint Can Spot Structural Defects and Alert Authorities Before Damage Occurs | Popular Science | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Nano Paint Mohamed Saafi of the University of Strathclyde examines a piece of material coated with a new nano paint, which can detect structural damage when electrodes are attached.University of Strathclyde

A new paint made of power plant waste and carbon nanotubes can automatically detect structural faults, alerting authorities before damage occurs. It could be a cheaper, easier way to monitor facilities like bridges, mines and even wind turbines.

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FDA approves computer chip for humans

FDA approves computer chip for humans | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration approved an implantable computer chip that can pass a patient’s medical details to doctors, speeding care.
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Scientists decode brain waves to eavesdrop on what we hear | KurzweilAI

Scientists decode brain waves to eavesdrop on what we hear | KurzweilAI | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

Neuroscientists may one day be able to hear the imagined speech of a patient unable to speak due to stroke or paralysis...

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Mind-reading program translates brain activity into words

Mind-reading program translates brain activity into words | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
The research paves the way for brain implants that would translate the thoughts of people who have lost power of speech...
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Mind-Reading Computer: US Scientists Manage To Decode Brain Activity And Put Into Words | Technology | Sky News

Mind-Reading Computer: US Scientists Manage To Decode Brain Activity And Put Into Words | Technology | Sky News | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
Scientists believe they have found a way to read people's minds in what could be the first step towards helping brain-damaged patients who cannot speak.
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Mind-Reading May Be Reality Soon : Discovery News

Mind-Reading May Be Reality Soon : Discovery News | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
By linking sounds to patterns of brain activity, scientists may be on the way to helping us hear the thoughts of other people.
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Mills and Ottino: The Coming Tech-led Boom

Mills and Ottino: The Coming Tech-led Boom | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Mark P. Mills and Julio M. Ottino write that three breakthroughs are poised to transform this century as much as telephony and electricity did the last.
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DARPA takes aim at ‘Achilles’ heel’ of advanced computing: power | KurzweilAI

DARPA takes aim at ‘Achilles’ heel’ of advanced computing: power | KurzweilAI | FutureChronicles | Scoop.it

The power required to increase computing performance, especially in embedded or sensor systems, has become a serious constraint and is restricting the potential...

DARPA plans to announce a new program to develop power technologies that could bolster computer system performance per watt from today’s 1 GFLOPS/watt to 75 GFLOPS/watt.

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