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The quantum source of space-time

The quantum source of space-time | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
Many physicists believe that entanglement is the essence of quantum weirdness — and some now suspect that it may also be the essence of space-time geometry.
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CONTRARY BRIN: Envisioning the World of Tomorrow: a catalog of future-looking web sites

CONTRARY BRIN: Envisioning the World of Tomorrow: a catalog of future-looking web sites | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
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Watch Live As A Platinum Asteroid Worth Trillions Of Dollars Flies Past Earth

Watch Live As A Platinum Asteroid Worth Trillions Of Dollars Flies Past Earth | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
Asteroid UW-158 is set to wizz past Earth today, carrying an estimated five trillion dollars in platinum. Spectroscopic analysis has revealed the composition of the asteroid, and made it a prime target for future asteroid-mining missions. It is approximately 452 metres by 1,011 metres in size. If the analysis is correct, it could be carrying an astonishing 90 million tons of platinum. It will swing past Earth at a distance of 2.4 million km, and will not be visible to the naked eye.
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Ah, y a pas que Pluton dans la vie.

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The Road Less Traveled… To Quantum Gravity — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

The Road Less Traveled... To Quantum Gravity - Starts With A Bang! - Medium
An interview with theoretical physicist Lee Smolin.
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The Cryptocurrency-Based Projects That Would Pay Everyone Just for Being Alive | VICE | United States

The Cryptocurrency-Based Projects That Would Pay Everyone Just for Being Alive | VICE | United States | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
Although there's a 0 percent chance of the US Congress enacting universal basic income, techies have launched their own DIY basic income schemes through the distribution of online currencies like Bitcoin.
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Incredible 3D Printing Technique Looks Like Sci-Fi

Incredible 3D Printing Technique Looks Like Sci-Fi | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
You've never seen a 3D printer like this
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Démographie: l'étrange destin de la bombe "P"

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Disseminators: The Year in Pop Science

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Ten books from 2014 that bridge the gap between laboratory and living room.
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Contrôler les gènes par la pensée, c’est possible !

Contrôler les gènes par la pensée, c’est possible ! | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
Des chercheurs suisses ont développé une méthode permettant à des ondes cérébrales de contrôler l'expression d'un gène en protéine. Dans l'avenir, un implant commandé par la pensée pourrait aider...
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White House Seeks Advice On "Bootstrapping A Solar System Civilization"

White House Seeks Advice On "Bootstrapping A Solar System Civilization" | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is planning ahead — way ahead. The agency wants you to email ideas for how "the Administration, the private sector, philanthropists, the research community and storytellers" can develop "massless" space exploration and a robust civilization beyond Earth.
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Harvard veut des robots mous pour tous

Harvard veut des robots mous pour tous | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
Harvard ne se contente plus de développer des robots mous, il veut que vous aussi, vous en fabriquiez à la maison ! Un kit de création pour robot mou est disponible en téléchargement libre. Vous souhaitez vous lancer dans la fabrication d’un robot mou, mais vous ne savez pas par où commencer ? Les chercheurs [...]
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Le futur sera mou. Merci @Yann Minh !

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Your Brain Isn't a Computer. It's a Quantum Field. | Big Think

Your Brain Isn't a Computer. It's a Quantum Field. | Big Think | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
By examining our minds at a quantum level, we change them, and by changing them, we change the reality that shapes them.
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Could Plastic “Lego” Roads Pave The Way To A Greener Future?

Could Plastic “Lego” Roads Pave The Way To A Greener Future? | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
Some adults never “grow up,” and it seems that these engineers still have their minds in the toy box. They have designed “road blocks” that are like enormous Lego pieces, able to be snapped in and out of place easily. Even better, they're designed to be made from recycled plastic dredged from the oceans.
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Artificial Recreation Of Happy Memories May Become The Next Big Weapon Against Depression

Artificial Recreation Of Happy Memories May Become The Next Big Weapon Against Depression | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
Urging a depressed person to stay positive by remembering the good things in life is unlikely to be helpful advice. That is because depression blocks access to happy memories. But what if we could somehow artificially recreate such memories to allow for some more positive thinking? A study suggests that this is indeed possible – at least in rats.
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Nirvana, mode d'emploi. (Et oui, j'adoooore quand de braves chercheurs cherchent dans des directions qui ont l'air de pointer là où l'un de mes textes préférés à moi que j'ai pointais…)

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Alzheimer’s origins tied to rise of human intelligence

Alzheimer’s origins tied to rise of human intelligence | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
Factors that drove evolution of intellectual capacity also implicated in memory disorder.
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DNA editing takes a serious step forward -- for better or worse

DNA editing takes a serious step forward -- for better or worse | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
It's a scenario that has haunted biologists since the dawn of the DNA age: the evil scientist custom-crafting a human being with test tubes and Petri dishes.
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The dystopian lake filled by the world’s tech lust

The dystopian lake filled by the world’s tech lust | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
Hidden in an unknown corner of China is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, gadgets and green tech, discovers Tim Maughan.
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L'architecture climatique | ARTE

L'architecture climatique | ARTE | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
Alors que la météo se déchaîne, l’architecture remplit-elle encore son rôle protecteur ? Architectes et ingénieurs du monde entier s’interrogent : comment construire pour demain ?
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L’univers de l’astronomie est-il vraiment le nôtre ? - Sciences - France Culture

L’univers de l’astronomie est-il vraiment le nôtre ? - Sciences - France Culture | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
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Wild Biomorphic Spacesuits Designed to Survive Hostile Planets | WIRED

Wild Biomorphic Spacesuits Designed to Survive Hostile Planets | WIRED | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
These speculative bio-augmenting spacesuits offer a wild glimpse of a future in which the barriers between biology and technology have fallen away.
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When parallel worlds collide ... quantum mechanics is born

When parallel worlds collide ... quantum mechanics is born | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
Parallel universes – worlds where the dinosaur-killing asteroid never hit, or where Australia was colonised by the Portuguese – are a staple of science fiction. But are they real? In a radical paper published…
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Turning food scraps into bioplastics - Telegraph

Turning food scraps into bioplastics - Telegraph | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
See how these bioplastics are made from the left-over parts of vegetables
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#ACCELERATE MANIFESTO for an Accelerationist Politics

#ACCELERATE MANIFESTO for an Accelerationist Politics | Sylvie's science (and other helpful stuff for science-fiction writers). | Scoop.it
By Alex Williams and Nick Srnicek - The Left must accelerate towards global post-capitalism or risk planetary catastrophe.
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