Applied Technotopia

We scan the digital environment to examine the leading trends in emerging technology today to know more about future.


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More about Google Glass and people’s, sometimes, negative response to it. Why?

prostheticknowledge:

GLASSHOLE.SH

Code script put together by Julian Oliver which detects Google Glass devices on a WiFi network and blocks them:

This script is a response to a comment by Omer Shapira that the presence of Google Glass worn by audience at an ITP graduate exhibition left him feeling understandably uneasy; it was not possible to know whether they were recording, or even streaming what they were recording to a remote service over WiFi.

The … script will find and detect Google Glass on the local network and kick them off.

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A company in China's proposed floating city.

wildcat2030:

Chinese company wants to build this spectacular floating city
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With so many of China’s 1.4 billion people clustered around its coastline, things can get pretty crowded. So instead of using more precious land space to build the cities of the future, a Chinese company has proposed using some of the 71 percent of the Earth’s surface that’s covered by water for expansion. Floating City will be a four square mile structure that floats like an iceberg, with some of the surface structure visible above the surface, but most of the action happening down below the waterline. Built on land in large hexagonal sections, the pieces will be slotted together like a giant jigsaw puzzle in the ocean. Designed to be totally self-sufficient, Floating City will have its own farms and waste disposal systems, and will offer everything from housing to entertainment, sports complexes and shopping. Transportation will be provided using a series of underwater tunnels and submarines. (via Chinese company wants to build this spectacular floating city | DVICE)

Our daily Shuttle magnificence!
spacestaralien:

The Space Shuttle Atlantis over the Bahamas.

Our daily Shuttle magnificence!

spacestaralien:

The Space Shuttle Atlantis over the Bahamas.

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This gif offers not only a look at carbon emissions, but also a timeline of global industrialization.

science-junkie:

A Filthy History
By Eric Holthaus and Chris Kirk

Which countries have emitted the most carbon since 1850?
To get a sense of how ridiculous carbon pollution has become, going back in time gives some perspective.

So, let’s time-travel 

GIF via io9.com

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Quantum data teleportation achieved in Delft, the Netherlands.

business-and-technology:

Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time
Einstein is wrong? That’s the potential outcome of a quantum mechanics study as scientists race to disprove his views on entanglement.

Albert Einstein once told a friend that quantum mechanics doesn’t hold water in his scientific world view because “physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance.” That spooky action at a distance is entanglement, a quantum phenomenon in which two particles, separated by any amount of distance, can instantaneously affect one another as if part of a unified system.

Now, scientists have successfully hijacked that quantum weirdness — doing so reliably for the first time — to produce what many sci-fi fans have long dreamt up: teleportation. No, not beaming humans aboard the USS Enterprise, but the teleportation of data.

Physicists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, part of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, report that they sent quantum data concerning the spin state of an electron to another electron about 10 feet away. Quantum teleportation has been recorded in the past, but the results in this study have an unprecedented replication rate of 100 percent at the current distance, the team said.

Thanks to the strange properties of entanglement, this allows for that data — only quantum data, not classical information like messages or even simple bits — to be teleported seemingly faster than the speed of light. The news was reported first by The New York Times on Thursday, following the publication of a paper in the journal Science.

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A look at SpaceX's Dragon V2.

ohstarstuff:

SpaceX Dragon V2. The future is now.

  • NASA hopes the Dragon MK2 will be ready to ferry astronauts between the ISS and the surface of the Earth by 2017 or 2018
  • Spacecraft can carry seven passengers to the ISS and back
  • Dragon V2 can “just refuel with propellant, and fly again”
  • The Dragon V2 can autonomously dock with ISS
  • Dragon V2 is able to land anywhere on Earth with the “accuracy of a helicopter”
  • Features the first ever 3D printed spacecraft engines
  • Spacecraft can loose two of it’s propulsive landing engines and still land safely

FULL VIDEO OF DRAGON V2 REVEAL

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A glimpse at the digital environment.
prostheticknowledge:

The Internet in Real-Time
Online data visual presents how much activity that occurs on familiar online apps and services.
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A glimpse at the digital environment.

prostheticknowledge:

The Internet in Real-Time

Online data visual presents how much activity that occurs on familiar online apps and services.

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