Category Archives: Science and Technology

New Lithium Metal Batteries Could Make Smartphones, Drones, and Electric Cars Last Twice As Long

Doubling battery power of consumer electronics New lithium metal batteries could make smartphones, drones, and electric cars last twice as long. Rob Matheson | MIT News Office August 16, 2016 An MIT spinout is preparing to commercialize a novel rechargeable lithium metal battery that offers double the energy capacity of the lithium ion batteries that power many of today’s consumer […]

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How the FAA Shot Down “Uber for Planes”

Imagine traveling from Boston to Martha’s Vineyard in under an hour and for less than $70. Believe it or not, this option was available from Flytenow’s website or app, by looking for a general aviation pilot who was making that trip, and then splitting the cost with that pilot and whoever else was sharing the flight. Entrepreneurs were bringing private […]

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Forget Big Brother, Facebook Is Watching (And Listening) To Everything You Do [VIDEO]

It’s irresistible, enticing and addicting.  And, as News10.com reports, it’s available 24-hours a day all over the world to billions of people. Facebook beckons to users seemingly with a two-prong approach – both the pressure and pleasure to post. We share stories, photos, triumphs and tragedies. It is ingrained into our daily lives so deeply that studies show people check […]

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FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out): It’s Your Life You’re Missing Out On

“You missed out.” Is there another sentence that could strike such anxiety in the hearts of young people? Other than “We need to talk,” of course. It’s true, though, and we need to talk about fear of missing out. Known as FOMO in millennial-speak, fear of missing out is quickly taking a toll on Generation Y—and it’s probably causing damage […]

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NASA Begins Work to Build a Quieter Supersonic Passenger Jet

The return of supersonic passenger air travel is one step closer to reality with NASA’s award of a contract for the preliminary design of a “low boom” flight demonstration aircraft. This is the first in a series of ‘X-planes’ in NASA’s New Aviation Horizons initiative, introduced in the agency’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Google Releases Its Robotic Dog In The Wild, Leads To The Following “Close Encounter” [VIDEO]

One week ago we showed a clip by Google-owned Boston Dynamics in which a 5’9″, 180lbs humanoid robot called Atlas engaged in various human activities, such as walking, picking itself up, opening doors, and carrying heavy loads. The robot in question, clearly an old prototype (which prompted many to wonder just how far advanced is the underlying technology now if […]

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Sneezing Produces Complex Fluid Cascade, Not A Simple Spray

Here’s some incentive to cover your mouth the next time you sneeze: New high-speed videos captured by MIT researchers show that as a person sneezes, they launch a sheet of fluid that balloons, then breaks apart in long filaments that destabilize, and finally disperses as a spray of droplets, similar to paint that is flung through the air. Share This […]

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One Step Closer To Fusion Power [VIDEO]

One of the biggest obstacles to making fusion power practical — and realizing its promise of virtually limitless and relatively clean energy — has been that computer models have been unable to predict how the hot, electrically charged gas inside a fusion reactor behaves under the intense heat and pressure required to make atoms stick together. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Chinese Company Introduces World’s First Human Carrying Drone [VIDEO]

Most of us are familiar with the small drones that you control with a hand held remote.  These drones range in size from very small to some even being quite large.  But, on Wednesday, Chinese drone maker Ehang Inc. introduced the first human size drone capable of carrying a person. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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