Lockheed Martin SR-72: The fastest commercial airplane in the world

Lockheed Martin SR-72: The fastest commercial airplane in the world

Technology
Space tourism is the next big thing, but the companies are not neglecting the transatlantic flights, given the fact that the famous Concorde is still available. The Lockheed Martin, an "American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company" (Wikipedia) is working on a jet engine that is three times faster than the engines found on Concorde. The Lockheed Martin's engine could reach Mach 6 (ie 7.349 km/h) (more…)
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A short study on Ender’s Shadow vs Ender’s Game

A short study on Ender’s Shadow vs Ender’s Game

Technology
Last week I had the pleasure of watching Ender's Game movie for the first time. I'm writing for the first time because I plan to buy it on Blu-Ray in order to watch it again. I've read the original book 5 years ago and I absolutely loved it. At that time, the general perception about it was that the movie adaptation would be pretty difficult to film because of all its complexity. Of course, we could have witnessed a fast-wrapped summer release, but it would have not complimented the book. The fans needed the real deal and they were ready to wait for it. Time passed and the technology finally got where it needed to be in order to make it happen. I loved the movie (although it's a stripped…
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A new method to eradicate nosocomial infections in hospitals

A new method to eradicate nosocomial infections in hospitals

Science
One of the main problems in hospitals is to create and maintain a sterile environment that will protect the patients from getting diseases from the contaminated objects around them. These types of infections are called nosocomial infections (urinary and respiratory tract infections, wound infections) and they could become very dangerous to the human body, since they are resistant to antibiotics and natural treatments. (more…)
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Scientists observed how memories are formed in the brain

Scientists observed how memories are formed in the brain

Science
Once upon a time, the human memory was considered the unique diary that we carry with us until we depart from this world. Now, a team of researchers led by Don Arnold and Richard Roberts at the University of California managed to observe the way this diary is written by our brain. In order to perform the experiment, scientists used microscopic probes that "lighted" the neuron synapses by attaching fluorescent markers in synaptic proteins, without affecting the normal function of the neurons to function. Fluorescent markers allowed the team of researchers to observe how synapses are excited or inhibited and, for the first time, they have observed the way memories are formed in the brain. (more…)
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Starting with the year 2045 we could achieve digital immortality

Starting with the year 2045 we could achieve digital immortality

Science
They say that if you have money you can buy anything, except immortality. Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov is trying to achieve the ultimate goal of humanity, unlocking the ultimate power of digital devices. In this regard, this weekend, he invited several experts in this field in order to talk to them about how people could achieve immortality. Itskov is 32 at this time, he has over 20,000 supporters, and the meeting held at the Congress Global Future 2045 was founded by him. The bold Russian strongly believes that in year 2045 every human could buy an android robot, just like Data from Star Trek. Itskov wants to make a digital/robotic revolution, entitling the new world created by him and his followers "neo-human". (more…)
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Graphene ink could lead to flexible gadgets

Graphene ink could lead to flexible gadgets

Technology
Ever since 2010, when two scientists from Russia received the Nobel Prize for Physics, everyone is talking about graphene, the amazing material of this millennium. It all started back in 2004, when a group of researchers led by Andre Geim have exfoliated graphite and have discovered an excellent conductor of electricity: graphene. To learn about graphene, we must start from carbon. This element may exist in nature in various forms, with different physical properties such as diamond, graphite (amorphous carbon), carbon nanotubes and fullerenes (it was discovered in 1985 and it led to a Nobel Prize in 1996). Graphene is the basic element of the last three from the previous list, therefore we can assume that it is found in large quantities in nature (because graphite resources are pretty large…
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World Cities Seen from Space

World Cities Seen from Space

Science
We, as humans, have achieved a great deal of things in the last century especially in the fields of medicine and technology. Even so, as we look at the sky at night we never stop wondering about what's really out there in Space. Although scientists are trying really hard to explain physical phenomena related to the planets and stars, when the night comes, we feel increasingly smaller in an infinite Universe and this thought can only fade away when we switch on the artificial lights around us. (more…)
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A young girl of only 18 years old reinvents smartphone batteries

A young girl of only 18 years old reinvents smartphone batteries

Science
Esha Khare is a young 18 year old woman from Saratoga, and she could be the one who reinvents our current smartphone batteries. Recently, she won a prize of $50,000 provided by the Intel corporation at International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). The contest was held in Phoenix, USA, and everyone loved her small device that could be charged in 20 seconds. (more…)
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Is wireless charging real or fad?

Is wireless charging real or fad?

Smartphones
When it comes to technology, people want everything and anything packed into their smartphone. Lately, a new trend is gaining some sort of momentum, and I still can't decide what to think of it. I'm talking about the wireless charging function in mobile phones. In theory, it's great that you can charge your phone without having to insert a single wire in it but, in practice, the technology is not yet there. Let's see how it works and how real is it. (more…)
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