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/ Posted on April 21, 2012 at 7:57pm via Wired with 63 notes
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Future extraterrestrial rovers may be powered remotely by high-energy laser beams shot through miles of thin fiber-optic cables. This new technology could allow robotic probes to penetrate thick layers of ice to explore Antarctic lakes or the subterranean oceans on icy moons like Europa or Enceladus, and even power a new kind of rocket into space.
“Our modest goal over the next three years is to use a 5,000-watt laser to send a cryobot through up to 250 meters of ice,” inventor and explorer Bill Stone, who presented the new concept today at NASA’s Astrobiology Science Conference in Atlanta, told Wired. “All the data show there are no show-stoppers for doing that. But from my standpoint, this is child’s play compared to what we could do.”

LASERS drilling into SPACE?!
YES, THAT IS CHILD’S PLAY INDEED.

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Future extraterrestrial rovers may be powered remotely by high-energy laser beams shot through miles of thin fiber-optic cables. This new technology could allow robotic probes to penetrate thick layers of ice to explore Antarctic lakes or the subterranean oceans on icy moons like Europa or Enceladus, and even power a new kind of rocket into space.

“Our modest goal over the next three years is to use a 5,000-watt laser to send a cryobot through up to 250 meters of ice,” inventor and explorer Bill Stone, who presented the new concept today at NASA’s Astrobiology Science Conference in Atlanta, told Wired. “All the data show there are no show-stoppers for doing that. But from my standpoint, this is child’s play compared to what we could do.”

LASERS drilling into SPACE?!

YES, THAT IS CHILD’S PLAY INDEED.

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/ Posted on March 9, 2012 at 3:03pm via youtube.com

- Startups - Chamath Palihapitiya of The Social+Capital Partnership - TWiST #238 (by ThisWeekIn)

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Interesting Perspective …

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Cool collection of inspirational speeches

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Nice. Did you also know recently, the Senate passed the first large-scale reform to U.S. patent laws in over 60 years? The new America Invents Act is  designed to quash patent trolling, cut red tape, and spur innovation. Read more. 

Nice. Did you also know recently, the Senate passed the first large-scale reform to U.S. patent laws in over 60 years? The new America Invents Act is designed to quash patent trolling, cut red tape, and spur innovation. Read more. 

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A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new

Albert Einstein
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PCs linked in space computer web

Surplus processing power in home computers across Australia is being harnessed to build a super-computer network to analyse data collected from space.
The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research will link thousands of PCs across Australia as part of the Skynet project, which uses idle processing power to analyse data from radio telescopes.
Paul Higgins: Skynet? Really?
Full Story: ABC News

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PCs linked in space computer web


Surplus processing power in home computers across Australia is being harnessed to build a super-computer network to analyse data collected from space.

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research will link thousands of PCs across Australia as part of the Skynet project, which uses idle processing power to analyse data from radio telescopes.

Paul Higgins: Skynet? Really?

Full Story: ABC News

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CHART OF THE DAY: Facebook’s Unbelievable Domination Of Our Time On The Web
A new report on social media from Nielsen shows U.S. users spent 53.5 billion minutes on Facebook in May, which is more time than was spent on the next four biggest sites.
Full Story: Business Insider

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CHART OF THE DAY: Facebook’s Unbelievable Domination Of Our Time On The Web

A new report on social media from Nielsen shows U.S. users spent 53.5 billion minutes on Facebook in May, which is more time than was spent on the next four biggest sites.

Full Story: Business Insider

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artandopinion:

The Bull
1945
Pablo Picasso

artandopinion:

The Bull

1945

Pablo Picasso

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Infographically Illustrating the Scarcity of Natural Gas Reserves in the World - information aesthetics
The Natural Gas infographic illustrates various factual statistics about the scarcity of this natural resource, and includes a view on how many cubic meters or years that are left before the availability of gas will run out, an overview of the top 7 countries with reserves, yearly producers and biggest consumers, and contrasts the availability of natural gas against that of oil and coal.

Infographically Illustrating the Scarcity of Natural Gas Reserves in the World - information aesthetics

The Natural Gas infographic illustrates various factual statistics about the scarcity of this natural resource, and includes a view on how many cubic meters or years that are left before the availability of gas will run out, an overview of the top 7 countries with reserves, yearly producers and biggest consumers, and contrasts the availability of natural gas against that of oil and coal.

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