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Worlds first hybrid superconducting electrical cable

Russian scientists have successfully tested the world’s first hybrid superconducting electrical cable. This small cable consists of magnesium diboride, a superconductor, and a cavity for the transportation of liquid hydrogen. The latter, while cooling diboride to a temperature of 40 degrees Kelvin, causes the effect of superconductivity. The problem of superconductivity, that is, the material’s […]

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Is ADHD an evolutionary gift in a rapidly changing world?

In his controversial book The Singularity is Near, Ray Kurzweil speaks of a time in the very near future when human intelligence will be amplified by thousands of times current abilities with artificial implants.  Although these super humans will far outpace those without implants, Kurzweil admits that average humans will exponentially evolve their cognitive ability naturally […]

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New processors open new era of IT technologies

Last week, Intel introduced to the public in Russia and other CIS countries a family of processors Intel Xeon E5-2600. They are more powerful and reliable and, importantly, are very economical in terms of energy consumption. Their presence opens a new era in the field of IT technologies and means that the cloud technology is […]

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The Pirate Bay plans Low Orbit Server Drones to beat Censorship

One of the world’s largest BitTorrent sites “The Pirate Bay” is going to put servers on GPS-controlled aircraft drones in order to evade authorities who are looking to shut the site down. In a Sunday blog post, The Pirate Bay announced new “Low Orbit Server Stations” that will house the site’s servers and files on […]

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Solar storm threatening power grid

Solar storm arriving on Thursday may threaten power grid According to astronomers, it’s the biggest phenomenon to hit the Earth in the last five years and may also impair GPS systems. The event started on the Sun on Tuesday night (6th), and its effects were due to arrive between 23h on Wednesday and Thursday 3am […]

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Smithsonian uses 3D printing to share its exhibits

The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.has over 137 million artefacts in its collection but only two per cent are exhibited to the public at any one time. Now, the organisation hopes to make more available by sharing its objects with other museums – or at least 3D-printed copies. One prominent exhibit is a 3D-printed statue of […]

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Islands on land could make towns tsunami-proof

Elevated land-based islands could protect people living in low-lying areas from tsunamis – and archipelagos of them could form entire towns LIKE giant spacecraft that have just touched down, they give the countryside an otherworldly look. Elevated land-based islands are what one architect is proposing for the Tōhoku region of north-east Japan, the area that […]

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Mind control could be future of warfare

Wars of the future might be decided through manipulation of people’s minds, concludes a report this week from the UK’s Royal Society. It warns that the potential military applications of neuroscience breakthroughs need to be regulated more closely. “New imaging technology will allow new targets in the brain to be identified, and while some will […]

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