Bloomberg West’s Jon Erlichman interviews Blackberry Co-Founder and former Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis who discusses the launch of a $100 million fund to invest in quantum technology, BlackBerry’s future including whether he plans to sell any of his BlackBerry stock and “Star Trek”.
Lazaridis said: “We’ve seen many of the devices and predictions of Star Trek come true, from the computer, voice activation, voice recognition, to the communicator in today’s smart phones [...]
Marlon A. Walker
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 7, 2012
A video of a Collinsville police officer answering questions about drug-dog training is raising questions of whether his tactics amount to evidence tampering and possibly set up innocent motorists for unfair roadside searches later.
Lodging in Collinsville (with Michael Reichert)
Officer Michael Reichert explains in a recording posted online that officers sometimes planted or smeared illicit drugs on vehicles parked overnight at businesses or motels, to [...]
September 18, 2012
A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel — a concept popularized in television’s Star Trek — may not be as unrealistic as once thought, scientists say.
A warp drive would manipulate space-time itself to move a starship, taking advantage of a loophole in the laws of physics that prevent anything from moving faster than light. A concept for a real-life warp drive was suggested in 1994 by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre; [...]
HOUSTON — A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel — a concept popularized in television’s Star Trek — may not be as unrealistic as once thought, scientists say.
A warp drive would manipulate space-time itself to move a starship, taking advantage of a loophole in the laws of physics that prevent anything from moving faster than light. A concept for a real-life warp drive was suggested in 1994 by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre; however, [...]
McDonalds does not allow new hi tech glasses in France – beats customers who wear them
Google Glass could revolutionize daily life, but wearing what looks like Star Trek props could reduce humanity to playground bullies.
Dr. Steve Mann, the original inventor of digital eyeglasses, blogged extensively Monday about an altercation earlier this month in a Parisian McDonald’s. A customer attempted to rip the device off Mann’s head, to which it is permanently fixed.
The inventor built the [...]
Star Trek legend William Shatner was left nursing a bruised ego when his trousers fell down during an airport security check in front of dozens of fellow travellers.
The actor was queuing at Los Angeles International Airport to catch a flight to South Africa when he was singled out for a search by officials.
He had decided to wear loose-fitting clothing for the journey and did not have a belt holding his [...]
High-speed pressure jet administers medicine through the skin
Device is similar to the system used by Dr Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy in Star Trek
Medicine could be delivered via a high-speed pressure jet through the skin in a new needleless method developed by scientists which could spell the end of painful injections.
The Star Trek-style device, unveiled by scientists yesterday, can be programmed to deliver a range of doses to varying skin depths.
The breakthrough [...]
When SpaceX launches its Falcon 9 rocket it will secretly be carrying celebrities. Actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on the original “Star Trek” series, died in 2005. His ashes will be on board this mission — as will those of Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper and 306 other people. If you have the money, Celestis, a space services company, will send your loved one’s ashes up to orbit Earth. l
Sound familiar? This is the [...]
Search engine has 3.5billion facts ready to weave into search results
‘Knowledge Graph’ appears to the right of Google’s usual search results
System ‘understands what you are talking about, rather than just matching keywords to web pages’
Information is not just based on sources on Wikipedia and Freebase – but on ‘what Google finds on the web’
Feature will also appear on tablets and smartphones
Senior engineer: ‘This is our baby step towards the ‘Star Trek’ [...]
Since 1997, researchers have been able to quantum teleport photons with a major record being set by researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China in Shanghai. In 2010, that team successfully teleported a photon over 16km. Now that same team hasreleased new findings, in which they claim to have teleported photons nearly 100km, or over 60 miles.
Now, quantum teleportation isn’t quite the same thing as the [...]
BY: Andrew Stiles - April 9, 2012 12:24 pm
A photo of Obama’s “army” originally posted on the campaign’s Tumblr site and run in conjunction with a BuzzFeed story on the Obama campaign reveals a stunning lack of diversity among the president’s Chicago staff.
The Obama campaign’s Chicago headquarters has it all—from Jack Daniels and Ping Pong to bouncy balls and ironic desk mementos.
Yet the “army of twenty-somethings” campaign manager Jim Messina has assembled in the president’s [...]
If you venture into a coffee shop in the coming months and see someone with a pair of futuristic glasses that look like a prop from “Star Trek,” don’t worry. It’s probably just a Google employee testing the company’s new augmented-reality glasses.
On Wednesday, Google gave people a clearer picture of its secret initiativecalled Project Glass. The glasses are the company’s first venture into wearable computing.
The glasses are not yet for sale. Google [...]