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Russian scientists crowdfunding to rebuild Tesla's free energy tower

Russian scientists crowdfunding to rebuild Tesla's free energy tower | Science, Technology, Internet | Scoop.it

Two Russian physicists are fundraising to realize their project for wireless energy transmission once proposed by brilliant 20th-century scientist Nikola Tesla. Solar panels and an upgraded Tesla Tower could solve global energy hunger, they say.

 

Leonid and Sergey Plekhanov, graduates of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, claim they have spent years scrutinizing the Nikola Tesla’s patents and diaries and they believe that with his most ambitious project – transcontinental wireless energy transmissions – Tesla came very close to unprecedented scientific discovery that could be brought to fruition.


The enthusiasts say they need about $800,000 to reconstruct the famous Wardenclyffe Tower once created by Tesla himself to implement his ideas and find a commercial application for his ideas on long-distance wireless energy transmission.


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Earth is around 60 million years older than previously thought -- and so is the moon, new research finds

Earth is around 60 million years older than previously thought -- and so is the moon, new research finds | Science, Technology, Internet | Scoop.it

Geochemists from the University of Lorraine in Nancy, France have analysed xenon gas found in South African and Australian quartz, which had been dated to 3.4 and 2.7 billion years respectively. The gas sealed in this quartz is preserved as in a "time capsule," allowing researchers to compare the current isotopic ratios of xenon, with those which existed billions of years ago. Recalibrating dating techniques using the ancient gas allowed them to refine the estimate of when the Earth began to form. This allows them to calculate that the Moon-forming impact is around 60 million years (+/- 20 m. y.) older than previously thought.

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Beam Me Up: Bits of Information Teleported Across Computer Chip

Beam Me Up: Bits of Information Teleported Across Computer Chip | Science, Technology, Internet | Scoop.it

Recently, scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich made a step toward building a working quantum computer by teleporting bits of information across a computer chip. 

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NASA Reveals New Design for a Warp Drive Ship

NASA Reveals New Design for a Warp Drive Ship | Science, Technology, Internet | Scoop.it
In 2012, NASA physicist Harold White revealed that he and a team were working on a design for a faster-than-light ship. Now he's collaborated with an artist to create a new, more realistic design of what such a ship might actually look like.
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Dutch Scientists Achieve Quantum Teleportation Breakthrough

Dutch Scientists Achieve Quantum Teleportation Breakthrough | Science, Technology, Internet | Scoop.it

We may not have Star Trek-esque transporter technology any time soon—or ever—but Dutch researchers this week reported a breakthrough in the quantum teleportation of information, opening the door to a potential revolution in computing and networking.

Scientists at the Delft University of Technology's Kavli Institute of Nanoscience managed to transfer information contained in one quantum bit, or qubit, to another "entangled" qubit about 10 feet away "without the information having travelled through the intervening space," Prof. Ronald Hanson, head of the research group wrote in a summary.

In other words, as Hanson noted, "teleportation."

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