Benjamin Franklin was many things. Politician, scientist, inventor, printer author, he was a visionary whose ideas helped shape America. But he also had some notions that, while founded on sound logic and pragmatism, seem quite bizarre in retrospect. For instance, there’s his suggestion that the turkey was a more appropriate national symbol than the eagle, which he saw as “a bird of bad moral character.” Franklin’s vision for American didn’t stop with independence and iconography. He also proposed a redesigned alphabet – a new language for a new nation.
Abu Dhabi International Airport launch ‘GoSleep’ sleeping pods, a world first. In an armchair that converts into a private flat-bed. The stylish, Finnish designed sleeping pods by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), are easy-to-operate, featuring a sliding shade that isolates you from noise, light and crowds.
Cocaine addicts may soon have a ‘cure’ for their unhealthy dependence: researchers have successfully created a vaccine that prevents cocaine particles from reaching the brain and inducing feelings of euphoria, thereby helping users break their addiction. “The vaccine eats up the cocaine in the blood like a little Pac-Man before it can reach the brain,” Dr. [...]
Biofuels can provide energy without the reliance on environmentally harmful fossils fuels — but scientists are still searching for a plentiful source. Craig A. Kohn demonstrates how cellulose, the naturally abundant tough walls of plant cells, might be the solution.
An illegal number is a number that represents information which is illegal to possess, utter or propagate. Any piece of information is representable as a number, and therefore if the information itself is illegal in some way, the pure number itself may be illegal
Cell phones are so many things now–computer, map, clock, calculator, camera, shopping device, concierge, and occasionally, a phone. But more than anything, that little device that never leaves your person is one amazingly prolific data engine.
For centuries, the city of Heracleion believed to be a legend, one of the most important trade centers in the Mediterranean area before it disappeared 1,200 years ago, in area of the Bay of Aboukir, near Alexandria. Now has been brought back to the surface with the help of 3D.
Ball lightning? Spectral orbs? Swamp gas? Early this morning, May 7, these eerie glowing trails were seen in the sky above the Marshall Islands and were captured on camera by NASA photographer John Grant. Of course, if NASA’s involved there has to be a reasonable explanation, right?
Flying Car Terrafugia TF-X™ is the practical realization of the dream of countless visions of the future and will focus the program with clear goals that enhance the safety, simplicity, and convenience of personal transportation. The TF-X will carry four people in car-like comfort, will have a range of at least 500 miles, will fit in a single car garage, will be able to drive on roads and highways.
Mars One will set up a permanent human settlement on Mars in 2023, and in two weeks received 78,000applications for the One-Way trip to Mars.
Do you want to go to Mars? Well here’s your chance to get connected for a double barreled dose of Red Planet adventure courtesy of MAVEN – NASA’s next ‘Mission to Mars’ which is due to liftoff this November from the Florida Space Coast.
The Challenge: as we face imminent ecological collapse, visionary change agent Jason F. McLennan heads up a growing movement of deep-green design and inspires a revolution of humanity and heart.