Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

Bitcoins world

Well, today almost everybody knows what Bitcoin is. Ay least, everybody has head about such fantastic things as Bitcoins, cryptocurrency, mining etc. Yes, Bitcoin is a type of digital currency, created and held electronically only.

Acryally this is the first decentralized new worldwide and digital payment system allowed users to send or receive any amount of money anywhere in the world, and these payments cannot be controlled, blocked, or frozen by anyone.

No one can control the process but users who send their bitcoins from their own Bitcoin addresses without any control from the side of any third party like a bank or paypal .

You see, Bitcoins are not printed like dollars or any other common curency. The modern currency is created by people, through the “mining” process with running computers all around the world, and using special software that solves some mathematical tasks.

Every time when you solve the mathematical problem successfully you mine block reward – very small portion of a Bitcoin. This is the only way that new bitcoins are created.

Today almost everywhere you go, you can see Bitcoin is popping up more and more. Sure, it’s important to understand all basics of bitcoin, to learn well the details of bitcoin creation, transactions and security issues then you can navigate through by your own, creating your own bitcoins and use them the way you love. You can trade your cryptocoins online, peer to peer, and use them for a variety of goods and services. It’s like your internet cash.

But the way of making Bitcoin payments is much easier and shorter than you usually do it paying with your debit or credit card. Even you don’t need a merchant account. You just make your payment from a wallet application on your computer or smartphone, by typing the recipient’s address, the payment amount, and pressing send. Also using QR code you can make transaction just with touching two phones together with NFC technology.

There are a growing number of businesses and individuals which are using Bitcoin. Modern currency is accepted now in brick-and-mortar businesses, restaurants, law firms, apartments, as well as many popular online services such as Bitcoin casino have started to accept the virtual currency.

That’s really fantastic! Even though we’re still at the beginning of the way now, it looks like the virtual currency already represents the future.

Get Mars in 3 days

NASA researchers are working on a laser propulsion system that could get to Mars in 3 days Sciencealert reports. NASA scientist Philip Lubin is working on a system allowing to get the Red Planet in as little as three days. “There are recent advances that take this from science fiction to science reality,” Lubin explains. “There is no known reason why we can not do this.”

“Electromagnetic acceleration is only limited by the speed of light while chemical systems are limited to the energy of chemical processes,” writes Lubin in a paper on the technology.

Gaming Reality

There are many articles, books and researches dedicated video games. Why do people love to play games? Why do some of them choose action-adventure type of games something like Skylanders: Swap Force or Battlefield, some of them spend their spare time playing strategy like Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 or Civilization, some of them can’t do without playing Puzzle and Driving, some of them prefer casino games where a new player can choose any of online casino real money bonus as a gift that help to start to play before he makes his first deposit.

However you can choose what you want but all of these things is just gaming that brings you relax and fun to forget about all the daily stress and not only.

Sure, there are more important things in life than winning or losing a game but the truth is that sometimes we can’t live with it and we can’t live without it. In some sense, this talk is never-ending affair as gaming itself is. You can ignore or embrace games but they are a huge part of our lives. Especially today when you can play your favorite games right on your smartphone or tablet. Gamers love games in the same way as other people love the cinema or theatre.

“When we’re in game worlds, we become the best version of ourselves, the most likely to help at a moment’s notice, the most likely to stick with a problem as long it takes, to get up after failure and try again.” This is a quote from the widely known book “Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World”.

The author is Jane McGonigal, an American game designer and researcher named one of the world’s top innovators under the age of 35 by MIT’s Technology Review in 2006. Jane McGonigal is developer of many popular video games such as The Lost Ring, Last Call Poker, PlaceStorming, I Love Bees, and many others. This book is very interesting and it’s very provocative at the same time with its controversial point of view on gaming, new futuristic look at games and what really they can do for us. Playing games makes us better, Jane McGonigal says, they can change the world. That is extraordinary, really, when you think about it.

I love to play games and sometimes I feel like maybe I’m part of that generation that became more of a gamer than a video consumer. If I have couple hours of spare time I’m probably playing video games.

Free Internet Worldwide

“New internet regulations finally released by the Federal Communications Commission make 46 references to a group funded by billionaire George Soros and co-founded by a neo-Marxist”, The Daily Caller reported.

“Leveling the playing field” in that way has been a clear goal of Free Press, a group dedicated to net neutrality which was founded in 2003.

The term “Free Press” is mentioned 62 times in the regulations. Some are redundant mentions referring to the same Free Press activists’ comments in favor of more oversight. In total, the FCC cited Free Press’ pro-net neutrality arguments 46 times.

We’re ‘nowhere near ready

It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, but killer robots are actually a serious threat.

“You see, we’re already at the dawn of the age of killer robots. And we’re completely unprepared for them”. The potential for lethal autonomous weapons systems to be rolled off the assembly line is here right now,” he says, “but the potential for lethal autonomous weapons systems to be deployed in an ethical way or to be designed in an ethical way is not, and is nowhere near ready.”, Ryan Gariepy, says.

Mr. Gariepy is the co-founder and CTO of Clearpath Robotics. Clearpath Robotics specializes in the design and manufacture of robust and reliable unmanned vehicle solutions for industrial research and development. Gariepy’s belief in the need for a strong global robotics community resulted in Clearpath being the first field robotics company to fully adopt and support ROS. Mr. Gariepy manages Clearpath’s technology strategy and serves as the company’s lead system architect.

“We can’t agree on how to implement those bits of guidance on the car,” Gariepy says. “And now what we’re actually talking about is taking that leap forward to building a system which has to decide on its own and when it’s going to preserve life and when it’s going to take lethal force.”

Gariepy says that, instead of developing missiles or drones that can decide on their own what target to hit, the military would be better off spending its money on improved sensors and anti-jamming technology. “Why don’t we take the investment that people would like to make in building fully autonomous killer robots and bring that investment into making existing drone technology more effective?” he says. “If we face and overcome them, we can bring that technology to the benefit of people outside of the military.”

Care-O-bot your personal robot

Erich Fromm said that the danger of the past was that men became slaves but the danger of the future is that man may become robots. There are great numbers of articles, books, movies, games etc. about robotic future of humanity were created in past and now robots have became the real part of human’s lives.

For instance this Care-O-bot 4 that is the product vision of a mobile robot assistant to actively support humans in their daily life. It can be used for a variety of household tasks, for example it can help to deliver food and drinks, and even to assist you with cooking or for cleaning.

Besides that it can be used as supporter to patients and personnel in health care institutions, as a deliver orders in restaurants, it can provide reception and room service in hotels or for entertainment.

I don’t know exactly when I can use this fantastic helper at my home however I don’t see any danger signs yet the famous German philosopher noticed in his works.

Smart TV

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. offers TV Samsung Smart TV series almost every year. Actually now its catalog currently includes over 3.5 million licensed feature and animated films from leading international film studios, including Sony Pictures, Disney, Warner Bros. and FOX, Universal.

Now, with Smart Interaction Samsung TV. You’re able to ‘listen, see and do’ what you want, without ever touching a remote control. The TV will be even more intuitive to your needs. You will be able to interact with your Samsung Smart TVs just like we interact with people, using voice, gestures and face. Take a look. The face recognition seamlessly logs in each family member to their own Smart Hub profile. You will see your apps. Your family members will see theirs.

Yuri Gagarin – First Man in Space is Russian

April 12 was already a huge day in space history twenty years before the launch of the first shuttle mission. On that day in 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (left, on the way to the launch pad) became the first human in space, making a 108-minute orbital flight in his Vostok 1 spacecraft. Newspapers like The Huntsville Times (right) trumpeted Gagarin’s accomplishment.

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961.

Gagarin became an international celebrity, and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, the nation’s highest honour. Vostok 1 marked his only spaceflight, but he served as backup crew to the Soyuz 1 mission (which ended in a fatal crash). Gagarin later became deputy training director of the Cosmonaut Training Centre outside Moscow, which was later named after him. Gagarin died in 1968 when the MiG-15 training jet he was piloting crashed.

The World of the Matrix begins

The super-sensation is the artificial womb exists. In Tokyo, researchers have developed a technique called EUFI — extrauterine fetal incubation. They have taken goat fetuses, threaded catheters through the large vessels in the umbilical cord and supplied the fetuses with oxygenated blood while suspending them in incubators that contain artificial amniotic fluid heated to body temperature.

Doctors are developing artificial wombs in which embryos can grow outside a woman’s body. The work has been hailed as a breakthrough in treating the childless.

Scientists have created prototypes made out of cells extracted from women’s bodies. Embryos successfully attached themselves to the walls of these laboratory wombs and began to grow. However, experiments had to be terminated after a few days to comply with in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) regulations.

Yoshinori Kuwabara, chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Juntendo University in Tokyo, has been working on artificial placentas for a decade. His interest grew out of his clinical experience with premature infants, and as he writes in a recent abstract, ”It goes without saying that the ideal situation for the immature fetus is growth within the normal environment of the maternal organism.”

Kuwabara and his associates have kept the goat fetuses in this environment for as long as three weeks. But the doctor’s team ran into problems with circulatory failure, along with many other technical difficulties. Pressed to speculate on the future, Kuwabara cautiously predicts that ”it should be possible to extend the length” and, ultimately, ”this can be applied to human beings.”

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Mars Landing – Watch Online

NASA TV will broadcast the landing live from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s mission control room in Pasadena, California, along with expert commentary – and you can watch it below.



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NASA’s MARS SCIENCE LABORATORY, also known as the Curiosity rover, is about to touch down on the Red Planet.

Launched on 26 November 2011, the one-tonne, nuclear-powered, US$2.5 billion explorer will spend years exploring the planet’s surface, searching for clues that Mars might have once have had – or could still have – conditions suitable for primitive, microbial life.