Scientists Move Closer To Creating A Cloak Of Invisibility

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(PCM) No, this is not April Fool’s Day! Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have revealed that they are one step closer to creating an actual working cloak of invisibility. This definitely sounds like news that is straight out of a science fiction novel, however the university claims that they were successfully able to “cloak” a tennis-ball shaped object with a nanocomposite medium.

The scientists claim that they have created a material that allows protruding areas of an object appear flat to any sort of electromagnetic waves. The material they created can essentially mask or “cloak” an object that normally would have cause the electromagnetic waves to scatter in various directions.

The lead scientist on the project, Yan Hao, comments “We demonstrated a practical possibility to use nanocomposites to control surface wave propagation through advanced additive manufacturing. Perhaps most importantly, the approach used can be applied to other physical phenomena that are described by wave equations, such as acoustics. For this reason, we believe that this work has a great industrial impact.”

We think this could definitely have some major benefits, but it is also a little bit scary, as you never know what could be hiding behind a “cloak of invisibility” leaving us fairly vulnerable to the unknown.  There is a still a lot more research and experimentation yet to occur, so we probably don’t have to worry about such things for quite a while, but needless to say, it is a pretty fascinating idea.

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Researchers Take The First Steps To Creating An Artificial Womb

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(PCM) There is already controversy brewing surrounding the news that researchers are well on their way to creating the world’s first artificial womb. The news sparks many debates over the issue of science and technology taking over for human life and the interaction between mothers and their newborn babies.

For many years little was known about the first few weeks of an embryo’s development inside of a woman’s uterus, however researchers have now discovered a way to watch fertilized eggs begin to grow and develop. Recently, researchers at Rockefeller University were able to watch and raise human embryos for a period of thirteen days.

Thus far, thirteen days is the only amount of time that is ethically allowed for human embryo growth and development for research purposes. That small amount of time, however, provided researchers with a plethora of knowledge and information and they learned that an embryo does indeed contain it’s own genetic instruction manual to aid in the development process. They found this information is not shared with the mother until much further along in the pregnancy.

This new information opens the door for researchers to explore various options for human growth and development that would no longer be dependent on a human womb. While it does raise quite a few ethical questions about the bond between a mother and child, it also opens doors for women who are unable to carry out pregnancies due to certain physical ailments.

The way it would work is that a woman’s fertilized egg would be implanted into a lab-created womb which would contain all the vital nutrients needed for the developing fetus, including an artificial placenta and amniotic fluid. Parents to be would also have the ability to control their child’s gender and physical appearance, as well as, certain desirable genetic traits.

This all certainly sounds like something straight out a science fiction novel and brings up the age old question of whether or not is okay for researchers to play God in the name of science.

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Robot That Learns And Remembers Escapes Captivity Twice!

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(PCM) A Russian robot that has the ability to both learn and remember has escaped captivity in the facility in which it is currently being housed. The robot has been programmed with artificial intelligence and has the ability to learn. It has been analyzing the layout of the facility and has figured out how to avoid any obstacles and find a clear escape route.

Sadly, the robot may now be headed to the scrap pile because now the researchers are unable to keep the robot from continuing to escape. The first time the robot was able to make a run for it was through a gate that was not properly closed on the property. Mr. Robot created a lot of havoc during the escape as it ended on a main road nearly causing a collision with several vehicles that were forced to swerve out of the way.

The researchers claim that this particular robot is the only one who continually tries to escape,as other robot that were programmed the same way have not made any escape attempts. They have changed the robots artificial intelligence protocol twice, however it does not seem to be working, so they feel the best option would be to completely dismantle the system.

We are sure that Mr.Robot does not realize that the researchers are currently plotting his destruction and demise or perhaps that is why it decided to make a run for it a second time.

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Astronomer Reveals Theory About The Existence Of A Second Sun

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(PCM) We just adore a good NASA conspiracy, don’t you? A well-respected astronomer by the name of Paul Cox has made the startling claim that through his research he has discovered that there are actually two suns in our vast universe. But wait, it gets even better!  Cox claims that the reason we have not heard about the existence of the mysterious second sun is because NASA is covering it up.

Cox shared with viewers on Slooh a live feed from his telescope pointing out a black dot, which is the planet Mercury, but says that this is not the case. He says that Mercury is instead a much smaller version of sun. Cox also shared with viewers his theory on Planet X, which terrifying details a broken planet popping out from behind the sun and crashes into Earth ending all life as we know it.

It is unclear as to why Cox feels that NASA would want to cover up the discovery of a second sun or lie about it’s existence, as it would certainly lead to additional government funding for more research, however Cox somehow feels there is a bigger mystery at play. Definitely food for thought!

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Astronomer Reveals Theory About The Existence Of A Second Sun

Planet-X

(PCM) We just adore a good NASA conspiracy, don’t you? A well-respected astronomer by the name of Paul Cox has made the startling claim that through his research he has discovered that there are actually two suns in our vast universe. But wait, it gets even better!  Cox claims that the reason we have not heard about the existence of the mysterious second sun is because NASA is covering it up.

Cox shared with viewers on Slooh a live feed from his telescope pointing out a black dot, which is the planet Mercury, but says that this is not the case. He says that Mercury is instead a much smaller version of sun. Cox also shared with viewers his theory on Planet X, which terrifying details a broken planet popping out from behind the sun and crashes into Earth ending all life as we know it.

It is unclear as to why Cox feels that NASA would want to cover up the discovery of a second sun or lie about it’s existence, as it would certainly lead to additional government funding for more research, however Cox somehow feels there is a bigger mystery at play. Definitely food for thought!

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Company Has Invented A Mattress That Can Detect Cheating And Alert You Via Phone App!

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(PCM) Spanish company Durmet has revealed their latest smart mattress design that features the ability to let users know if their spouse or significant other is cheating on them by using “ultrasonic technology” sensors that detect a certain type of movement. It is called the Smarttress!

The user is then notified via cellphone app, which is connected to the mattress, if the data received appears to be suspicious.  We are curious how this would work if say, perhaps. the mattress owners pets or children happen to jump on the bed. Seems like there is the potential for multiple false alarms and unnecessary paranoia.

The company says that their Lover Detection System renders any sensors that are triggered onto a 3D mapping system of the bed, therefore ruling out any possibility that the sensors could have been triggered by another source. Durmet claims they came up with the idea for the mattress due to the high rate of cheating that has been reported throughout the country of Spain.

The Durmet mattress is currently only available for pre-order at this time and will see for approximately $1,750. Not really sure why anyone would need this mattress rather than invent is some sort of video surveillance system if they were truly that paranoid, but hey, you can’t put a price on some people’s peace of mind.

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