SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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US military develops anti-aircraft laser

The Laser Avenger successfully shot down a series of unmanned aerial vehicles during recent tests and is being hailed as a revolutionary weapon for future warfare. The experiment was the first time that a ground vehicle has used a laser to destroy moving aircraft and marks a watershed moment in the development of lasers for battlefield use.
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Linux : Need a supercomputer? This guy builds them himself.

Bruce Allen is perhaps the world's best do-it-yourselfer. When he needed a supercomputer to crunch the results of gravitational-wave research, he built one with his colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. That was in 1998, and since then he's built three more supercomputers, all in pursuit of actually observing gravitational waves, which theoretically emanate from black holes orbiting each other and from exploding stars but have never been directly observed.

The John Searl Story DVD Trailers

The John Searl Story is a documentary that chronicles the life of John Roy Robert Searl and his extraordinary scientific claims ... claims that, if true, could solve our world's energy crisis.
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Weizmann Institute Scientists Create Working Artificial Nerve Networks

Scientists have already hooked brains directly to computers by means of metal electrodes, in the hope of both measuring what goes on inside the brain and eventually healing conditions such as blindness or epilepsy. In the future, the interface between brain and artificial system might be based on nerve cells grown for that purpose.
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USAF seeks diamond gunports for electropulse ray-cannon

The US Air Force has made an appeal for a range of new technologies which it will need in building its planned new arsenal of aerial rayguns. In particular, it wants large artificial optically-correct diamonds for use as portholes through which to shoot electropulse microwave blaster cannons.
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The Resolution of the Reality Hologram

You might think your fifty inch 1080p screen has a pretty high resolution, but reality is a quadrillion times better - a hundred trillion dots per inch. A collaboration between Fermilab scientists and a hundreds of meters of laser may have found the very pixels of reality, grains of spacetime one tenth of a femtometer across.
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Tiny motors may be big in surgery

Surgical procedures could soon be helped along with tiny robots, according to researchers.

Miniaturisation of motors has not kept pace with that of electronics, leaving such tiny robots with no means to get around in the body.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7837967.stm

The coming age of cyborgs

Rat brain controlling a robot...

MIT's Huggable Robot Teddy Enhances Human Relationships

It's probably the most sophisticated teddy bear ever designed, but that doesn't stop MIT's companion robot called "the Huggable" from being pretty adorable, as well. The Huggable is the latest project to come from the MIT Media Lab, and could one day be used for healthcare, education, and social communication applications.
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