Startup buys young blood, injects it into older people

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it’s real: Ambrosia, a startup from entrepreneur Jesse Karmazin, pays for the blood of people under the age of 25, then sells anyone over age 35 a transfusion of the younger blood for $8,000—the only US company to offer such a service, Vanity Fair reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/02/startup-buys-young-blood-injects-it-into-older-people.html

Powered by WPeMatico

'The Martian' would live here

In sci-fi movies, space habitats are huge structures with labyrinth layouts. But Hollywood doesn’t have to deal with the issues real aerospace engineers face when contemplating future space homes — such as gravity and financial constraints.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/r/797c283ee3/0L0Scnn0Bcom0C20A160C0A50C0A50Ctech0Cway0Eup0Ethere0Ewhere0Ewill0Ewe0Elive0Espace0Cindex0Bhtml0Deref0Frss0Itech

Powered by WPeMatico

Dauntless system taps game tech for law enforcement, military training

Have you trained in Dauntless? No longer just a question for fans of the sci-fi movie “Divergent” (Dauntless is one of the factions in the world depicted in the movie).

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/24/dauntless-system-taps-game-tech-for-law-enforcement-military-training/

Powered by WPeMatico

This homemade, sci-fi style propane-powered cannon can shoot golf balls 600 feet in the air

There’s something about mad scientist types making sci-fi style weapons in their backyards.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/05/22/this-homemade-sci-fi-style-propane-powered-cannon-can-shoot-golf-balls-600-feet-in/

Powered by WPeMatico

Movie director Alex Garland weighs the pros and cons of Artificial Intelligence

It’s no easy task helming an Artificial Intelligence sci-fi flick but it’s worked out so far for writer-director Alex Garland. His indie “Ex Machina” has already banked over $12 million and expands to more theaters this week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/05/08/movie-director-alex-garland-weighs-pros-and-cons-artificial-intelligence/

Powered by WPeMatico

Paralyzed woman pilots F-35 fighter jet simulator using mind control

It reads like something out of a sci-fi flick, but new technology created by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has recently enabled a paralyzed woman to fly an F-35 fighter jet and a single-engine Cessna in a simulator using only her mind. Speaking in Washington, DC at the recent New America Foundation’s Future of War forum on February 24th, DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar revealed to the crowd that 55 year-old Jan Scheuermann, who has suffered paralysis since 2003 due to a neurodegenerative condition, was able to fly a Joint Strike Fighter simulator without the use of any joystick or handheld device.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/10/paralyzed-woman-pilots-f-35-fighter-jet-simulator-using-mind-control/

Powered by WPeMatico

This robot needs just a few seconds to learn to walk again after you break its legs

Futurama, Bender in pieces
Some foolhardy roboticists in France, who clearly haven’t read enough sci-fi books, have created a robot that can recover from a broken leg. More accurately, if the robot is immobilized by a broken leg, it only takes a few seconds for it to learn how to walk again, using a new gait that minimizes the impact of the broken leg. If robots are to become truly useful, they’ll have to be able to autonomously recover from damaged circuits and broken limbs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/187147-this-robot-needs-just-a-few-seconds-to-learn-to-walk-again-after-you-break-its-legs

Powered by WPeMatico