Source: PhysOrg.com Submitted by: Nina Neuroscientists break code on sight In the sci-fi movie “The Matrix,” a cable running from a computer into Neo’s brain writes in visual perceptions, and Neo’s brain can manipulate the computer-created world. In reality, scientists cannot interact directly with the brain because they do not understand enough about how it […]
Source: The Facts.com Written By: Bridie Isensee (The Facts) Submitted by: Lesmond FREEPORT — Saltless seawater might be available for taste-testing by summer as part of a pilot project to tap a drought-proof water supply. Poseidon Resources Corp., a Stamford, Conn.-based company, is preparing to launch a pilot program in the spring for a regional […]
Source: Star Trek.com The “Memorial Spaceflight” which will launch a portion of the remains of James Doohan into space — earlier scheduled for December 6th has been delayed until at least February 2006. The countdown for the “Explorers Flight” — containing the ashes of more than 160 participants including Doohan’s — cannot commence until another […]
Source: Oh My News Written By: Nicholas Mercader Submitted by: Lesmond A science fiction concept becomes a reality Robot With 20,000 Brain Cells Built to Learn The thinking robot – Nomad Most real robots you see nowadays are really nothing more than overachieving remote controlled toys. These automatons provide the “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” from watchers […]
Source: CNN Science & Technology Astronauts want plan to prevent cosmic collision CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — Imagine last year’s tsunami, last month’s earthquake in Pakistan, and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma all rolled into one — and then some. If nations can’t handle those calamities, what’s going to happen when an asteroid collides with […]
Source: PCmag Written By: Niclas Mika (eWeek) Submitted by: Nina Electronic Paper Moves from Sci-Fi to Marketplace AMSTERDAM (Reuters)—In Neal Stephenson’s sci-fi novel “The Diamond Age,” a young girl’s companion is a book with amazing qualities—it talks, and the words magically change with the story.
Source: The Boston News Written By: Theo Emery (AP Writer) Submitted by: Nina BOSTON –In a certain galaxy far, far away, fantasy — not physics — rules the frigid wasteland of Hoth and the infernos of Mustafar. Spaceships flit between planets, massive factories churn out robot and clone armies, and circuitry keeps alive the Empire’s […]
Source: Space.com Written By: Tariq Malik (Space.com Staff Writer) The International Space Station So Far: Five Years of Service, But Incomplete The International Space Station (ISS) hit a milestone for human spaceflight Wednesday, marking five years of continuous human habitation in Earth orbit.
Source: Yahoo News Written By: Deborah Zabarenko Pluto may have three moons, instead of one Pluto, that cosmic oddball at the far reaches of our solar system, may have three moons instead of one, scientists announced on Monday.
Source: Business Week Submitted by: Nina An international research group has published a catalog of human gene variations that promises to open dreamed-of realms of diagnosis and care
Source: Seattle pi Written By: Nicholas K. Geranios (The Associated Press) Submitted by: Lesmond Life beyond Earth likely to be alien to sci-fi fans Bad news, “Battlestar Galactica” fans: If there is life on other worlds, it probably doesn’t look like a swimsuit model.
Written by: Uncle Sam Here We Go Again! The longer I am on this planet the more I have come to appreciate the wisdom of Solomon. He stated nearly 3000 years ago that “there is nothing new under the sun.” That statement is very befitting to the current situation in today’s worldwide space program.