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Spray-on lithium batteries. This substance is rechargeable and ready to be applied anytime and anywhere.

"We can convert almost any object to a battery," Neelam Singh, a materials scientist at Rice University in Houston, told InnovationNewsDaily. "Spray painting is already an industrial process, so it would be very easy to incorporate this into industry,"

 
 
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This leaves me to believe that Terminator was more than a movie, but perhaps a glimpse into the not so far future! I suppose its a good thing this machine is much more cuddly and has developed an affinity for felines.

That's right, they let the machine loose on the internet to see what happened, and it taught itself how to recognize and search for, CATS!

The Scientists expressed more amusement and bewilderment at this fact than anything else.


According to a New York Times story, the team said the neural computer nearly doubled the accuracy with which it drew the cat face.

“We never told it during the training, ‘This is a cat,’ ” said Dr. Dean, the developer of the software used by this learning computer brain.

“It basically invented the concept of a cat. We probably have other ones that are side views of cats.”

Source: redOrbit (http://s.tt/1ge9g)


“A loose and frankly awful analogy is that our numerical parameters correspond to synapses,” said Dr. Ng, saying despite having 16,000 processors interconnected, a brain has many many more processing connections.

“It is worth noting that our network is still tiny compared to the human visual cortex, which is a million times larger in terms of the number of neurons and synapses.”

What happens when it stops looking for Cats, and begins learning about guns?

 
 
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Over the last century, Science as a whole has had many "ups" and "downs". We have gone further and further into the reaches of space with our deep peering telescopes. We dive more deeply down than ever before into the realm of the quantum. All in search of the answer to everything.

So here we are today, we know so much about our world around us, yet we know so little. We have the ability to compute at massively fast speeds, and using that we have even modeled the Universe (Or rather, what we think it looks like for now). We have observed protons colliding with anti-protons. We can even measure how much energy is released, and you can watch it on your phone! Now even NASA is getting on board and allowing scientific data to be made readily available to the amateur scientist from anywhere in the world. But what does this openness with information mean for the future of science?

   I recently came across a YouTube video based on a new idea surrounding the formation of the Earth and how Continents move over time. The theory is so overwhelmingly the more simple and correct solution for continental drift in my humble opinion, and certainly warrants much more study. However, this theory continues to struggle in the face of tectonic shifting. This is because mainstream science has always scoffed and criticized almost any and all theory that questions how we think about any science. Just look at what happened to Galileo.

   So after all of these years and all of these mistakes made by mainstream scientists, and after so many instances of globally impacting discoveries being accredited to "fringe" amateur scientists, you would think that the scientific community would give a little more consideration to the theories being generated by the public. These scientists are after all making their data available to an increasingly intelligent online population and readership.

So where does science go from here? What does the next one hundred years take us? Carl Sagan predicted that we would reach the singularity by 2028. TIME Magazine puts it around 2045. Many do not believe in the singularity, and predict we will have conquered our solar system and well on our way to colonizing exo-planets by then.
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One thing is for certain. There are new and exciting scientific discoveries every day. Some of them have such great implications and such overwhelming evidence that there is no scientists worth his lab coat in the world that would deny the obvious. Discoveries such as these are not every day or every week. Perhaps they are just once in a lifetime discoveries that must be "rediscovered" decades or centuries later by "mainstream" scientists.

Don't misunderstand what I imply here, I certainly appreciate and support mainstream efforts. I just wish that there would be a more receptive relationship between the amateur and professional communities.

Finally, I would like to leave you with a short video demonstrating such a discovery. Here we see the technology that will eventually lead to the end of such things as tires, asphalt, and all ground transportation as we know it, as well as it could lead to things such as hover boards. That's right, remember those things that we seen as kids on Back to the Future?

Well check out this video. I will embed it so you can watch it here if you like. Feel free to tell us here what YOU think will happen in the next century of science!
 
 
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Really, really, really, FAST!
The technology for these computing speeds is "rapidly approaching" (Get it? Ha! I crack myself up!) and that is being made possible by a team of scientists at the University of Southern California.

By manipulating and "twisting" light they are able to send information much more quickly than ever before.

Imagine playing your favorite video game, online, with near realistic graphics resolution and ZERO LAG! I am so damned excited!

 
 
If you are willing and able to shell out enough money to buy a new car, and you are a Star Wars geek to the tenth power, then you should be able to purchase one of these Carbon-Fiber Stormtrooper Suits. If you have to work for the evil empire, you might as well do it style.
Via dvice

 
 
Twenty year old Mayuko Kanazawa, a student at Japan's Tama Art University, has created what must be the strangest font design yet - the Leg Hair Font! Inspired by a challenge from her profs at the Department of Design, and a hairy male friend that complained of leg pain, the enterprising young student was able to manipulate, twist and design the hairs into uppercase and lowercase fonts. Can you imagine submitting a paper or report in this font? Go ahead . . . I dare you.
More here.

 
 
Canon has released a new commercial in Thailand which shows that the best way to capture a woman's love is to don your stalking cap and start following her everywhere . . . while using Canon products to document her every move, of course. While some prolonged, admiring glances are exchanged between stalker guy and the young beauty, he never once attempts to speak to her. Given this, it's rather interesting that she accepts the invitation that he leaves in her locker. But, all is well in the end, for stalking = love, don't cha know?
Via Pixiq
 
 
Ah, the 1950's. It was a far more innocent time than now. A small house with a white picket fence. I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners on TV. Ike was president. And there were whiskey dispensers in the cafeteria at work. As this picture below demonstrates, the 1950's really did have the kind of "man's world" elements depicted on Mad Men.
 
 
This awesome video is a demonstration of what will no doubt be a kid-craze this holiday season. These are
Air Swimmers, inflatable remote controlled Clownfish and Sharks. With four AAA batteries and between about $30.00 and $60.00, you can have fun scaring your kids, acting like a big kid (that's me), or annoying the neighbors. Check out the awesomeness below!