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Liberation requires collaboration between free thinkers without infringement or censorship. In another age, we could meet in public spaces. Today avoiding the Crown’s surveillance requires we exchange encrypted communication.

Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.

Ten year $1.275 billion US National Quantum Initiative proposed to get more quantum engineers

There is a proposed $1.275 billion National Quantum Initiative to accelerating research and training in quantum computing.

Overstock to Offer Bitcoin for Sale After Acquiring Bitsy.com Biometric Wallet

Medici Ventures, a blockchain/crypto specific division of Overstock.com, has acquired Bitsy.com in an effort to finally merge the worlds of online retail with decentralized, digital cash facilitated by the Bitsy's new biometric wallet.

The Weather Channel debuts a terrifying new viz for Hurricane Florence

Six feet of water. It doesn't sound like much, in theory. Your feet might still touch the bottom of the pool. But in the hands of the Weather Channel, and its crazy new Immersive Mixed Reality graphics system, viewers are getting a glimpse at how t

$100 ultrasound machines the size of bandaids will be wearable a....

Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100.

DARPA Next-Generation Neurotechnology and breakthroughs...

DARPA is funding development of high resolution brain interfaces. At the same time there are two companies who have breakthrough technology for higher resolution brain interfaces.

he Military Now Has Tooth Mics For Invisible, Hands-Free Radio Calls

The future of battlefield communications is resting comfortably near your back gums.

Deep Web Roundup: New Search Engine + Tor Browser, Same Old War on Drugs

In this latest edition of our periodic deep web series, we bring news of Tor 8 - the most feature-rich onion browser yet. We also take a first look at a clearnet web browser that trawls the darknet, and cover the fallout from the Alphabay shutdown,

The Daily: Revolut to Launch in North America, US Startup Presents Telegram Alternative

Digital bank Revolut is planning to expand its operations in America and Russia. Also, payment card provider Fuzex signs an agreement with Dash, a US-based startup offers an alternative to Telegram, and crypto firm Smart Valor receives approval as a

Are New York's Free LinkNYC Internet Kiosks Tracking Your Movements?

LinkNYC kiosks have become a familiar eyesore to New Yorkers. Over 1,600 of these towering, nine-and-a-half-foot monoliths -- their double-sided screens festooned with ads and fun facts -- have been installed across the city since early 2016. Mayor

Neuralink brain computer interface ten times better than anything before to be announced in months

Elon Musk said in the Joe Rogan interview that Neuralink would have something interesting to announce in a few months that's at least an order of magnitude better than anything else, probably better than anyone thinks is possible.

Giant satellites in geosynchronous orbit to provide internet directly to smartphones

Rob Hoyt of Tethers Unlimited presented "In-Space Recycling and Manufacturing" at the Future In-Space Operations (FISO) Working Group Presentations.

DARPA Starts $2 Billion Campaign to Develop Next Wave of AI Technologies

To address the limitations of the first and second wave AI technologies, DARPA seeks to explore new theories and applications that could make it possible for machines to adapt to changing situations.

Rigetti Quantum Cloud Services and $1 million quantum advantage prize Launching

Quantum computing is nearing a critical milestone when it will unlock higher quality, faster, or cheaper solutions for important and valuable problems.

Engineering tour de force births programmable optical quantum computer

Two qubits, but computation part seems scalable. Don't ask about the rest.

Sorting atoms into 3D patterns to enable neutral atom quantum computers

Two groups report technical breakthroughs for trapped neutral atom quantum computers. Optical engineering for sorting atoms into 3D patterns

This Two-Inch Projector Lets You Show HD Videos Wherever You Want

These days, as technology gets increasingly innovative, it also gets smaller in size. This AAXA Technologies P2-A Smart Pico Projector is a miniature marvel, letting you project high-resolution 1080P videos from a two-inch cube. You can currently sav

Superbridge over Gibraltar

Carbon nanotube bundles are becoming a feasible and economically convenient solution for the realization in our time of super bridges, such as those required across the Straits of Bab al Mandab, Messina or Gibraltar (main spans ?2.7, 3.3 or 3.5 km,

Texas company sells plans for 3D-printed guns despite ban

A judge may have extended a ban preventing Defense Distributed from publishing plans for 3D-printed guns, but that isn't stopping the company from finding loopholes to continue offering the weapons.

Last Man Standing Thanksgiving Episode Clip (Ham Radio)

Mike Baxter (KA0XTT) tells what he is giving thanks for on Thanksgiving Night in 2013.

Bitcoin ATM Card Goes Metal, Offering Cryptocurrency Cash Back

Revolut Metal is the latest offering from the United Kingdom-based digital bank, Revolut. It claims to return cryptocurrency cash back on purchases, higher withdrawal limits, and even a personal concierge service.

Carbon nanotube NRAM computer memory will start to ship in 2019

Nantero is developing next-generation memory using carbon nanotubes. NRAM's has DRAM-like speed, nonvolatility and low cost.

China's top battery maker will make cheaper next generation low cobalt batteries

China's largest lithium battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) plans to begin producing in 2019 next-generation nickel-rich batteries, which are cheaper to make and have longer life-spans.

$15 million for 100 qubit trapped ion quantum computer project

There is a $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build a 100 qubit trapped ion quantum computer.

First Nanotubes, then Graphene and now new form of carbon schwarzites

UC Berkeley chemists have proved that three carbon structures recently created by scientists in South Korea and Japan are in fact the long-sought schwarzites, which researchers predict will have unique electrical and storage properties like those now

Gold and silver nanostructures claimed to have room temperature superconductivity

Arxiv – Evidence for Superconductivity at Ambient Temperature and Pressure in Nanostructures

Long-sought carbon structure joins graphene, fullerene family

Carbon cage molecule formed inside pores of zeolites is a negatively curved schwarzite

Demo of two-qubit fault-tolerant universal holonomic quantum gates...

Japases researchers have demonstrated holonomic quantum gates under zero-magnetic field at room temperature, which will enable the realization of fast and fault-tolerant universal quantum computers.

Particle accelerators centimeters long will drastically reduce size and cost of working ....

Physical Review Accelerators and Beams – Quasimonoenergetic laser plasma positron accelerator using particle-shower plasma-wave interactions

AI projects are on pace to take over most of the world's computing resources around 2025

OpenAI has determined that the computing used in Artificial Intelligence projects has doubled every 3 months since 2012. This has been an increase of 300,000 times since 2012 versus 12 times if it was following a Moore's law doubling every 18 month

Electron Cash Wallet Now Available for Basic Feature Phones

This past February news.Bitcoin.com reported on the firm Coingeek announcing funding the Electron Cash programming team. Since then, the bitcoin cash (BCH) centric wallet Electron Cash has seen a bunch of development with Coinshuffle integration, and

Optical Neural Network Demo Chip

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made a silicon chip that distributes optical signals precisely across a miniature brain-like grid, showcasing a potential new design for neural networks.

Samsung sounds death knell for hard drives with 4 TB QLC SSD

Just over a decade ago, Samsung announced the imminent arrival of the first laptops to come with 32 GB NAND flash storage.

Lowering resistance 100 times brings all solid state batteries closer

Tokyo Technology has fixed one of the major disadvantages of all-solid-state batteries by developing batteries with a low resistance at their electrode/solid electrolyte interface.

Memristor based equation solver could cut energy used by 100 times for longer lasting smartphones

Up until now small variations in the current passing through a memristor device was not precise enough for numerical calculations.

Carbon nanotube reinforced graphene is twice as tear resistant

Fracture-resistant "rebar graphene" is more than twice as tough as pristine graphene.

DARPA wants to speed up computers by over 1000 times while using less power

DARPA has revealed the research teams selected to drive two efforts to go beyond Moore's law.

After SpaceX Starlink upgrading to terabit space satellite internet

It's going to cost the mobile-phone companies, chipmakers, device manufacturers and software developers about $200 billion a year in research and capital spending to get 5G fully deployed.

Army will use lasers to cubesats for 50 times faster communication

NASA and the US Army have tested 100 megabit per second laser communication with a cubesat.

3D-printed Deep Learning neural network uses light instead of electrons

It's a novel idea, using light diffracted through numerous plates instead of electrons.

Construction of integrated gene logic-chip

In synthetic biology, the control of gene expression requires a multistep processing of biological signals.

These Heaters Keep You Warm By Generating Heat From Cryptocurrency Mining

When cryptocurrency is mined, it often gives a lot of heat as a result of the powerful hardware that it uses.

Why graphene hasn't taken over the world...yet

Graphene is a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the internet run faster -- some day.

Tie a Message to Any Location Using the BCH-Powered Member Client

There's an interesting platform for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network called 'Member,' which allows users to post censorship resistant messages tied to specific locations around the world.

2,018 drones take to the air as Intel sets yet another world record

Intel's Shooting Star drones continue to hit new heights, with their latest outing culminating in yet another record for the computer hardware turned robotic pyrotechnics company.

Google to string undersea cable from France to Virginia

Google says it will string a trans-Atlantic cable from France to Virginia.

Change.org Launches Screensaver That Mines Crypto for Charity

Social petition platform, Change.org, has announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on behalf of the organization. "The Mining Screensaver" will pool the computing power of the program's users, with all XMR generated being automat

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