Lean back and enjoy the pre-christmas movie trailer mayhem from Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel (sort of) Prometheus and Peter Jackson’s return to Middle-Earth; The Hobbit.
Speaking of robots, the company who built the Big Dog robot has now built their own Cylon called Petman. It can walk, crouch, do pushups,
run walk real fast and of course kneel before its human masters.
We’re getting closer and closer the robot uprising.
Now IBM’s Blue Gene is trying to not just outperform, but simulate the whole damn human brain. It’s 4.5 percent of the way there. The Blue Gene project was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2009, and just two years ago it needed 147,456 (then-Power-PC) processors to simulate a cat brain. It now has the cat simulation down to 24,576 processors, and has squeezed 4.5 percent of the human brain into the same 147,456 processors. And it’s still on pace to finish the job of turning the human mind into a componentially-replicable thing by 2019, which researchers think will take about 880,000 processors. So you’ve got eight years to figure out a way to contribute to society that isn’t wholly reliant on your brain.
Once in a while there’s a technology coming out that will make everyone’s jaw’s just drop of amazement. This is such a moment. Let me present; Quantum Locking – Or how we soon will see Hoverboards in the stores.
Really cool illustrations done by Fab Ciraolo of the coolest 80’s heroes from tv-shows and comics. We got Jem on the feature image, She-Ra, He-man, Skeletor, Thundercats and many more below:
I love me a good base jumping video and this one hits right on the spot. Not much more to say – enjoy:
Yesterday was the 45th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek show which launched on September 8, 1966. Lets hear it for Phasers, Transporters and red shirted ensigns . Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Great Scott! They’re finally here, the shoes Marty McFly wears in Back To The Future II when he travels to the year 2015 and discovers the self-lacing Nike Air Mag shoes. I’ve been waiting 21 years for these!
This news originated on Frank Marshall’s (producer on the BTTF-movies) twitter account when he teased of “S0mething big coming. Can’t say anything yet. No one should know too much about their own destiny.” #BTTF“
UPDATE #3: Now it seems that the shoes can be bought from an auction at Ebay supporting the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.