Technological Revolution

Expert warns of terrifying potential of digitally altered video

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 03/22/2018 - 21:36

HANOVER, New Hampshire - March 12, 2018 - Alec Baldwin is to some a perfect stand-in for Fascist Police States of Amerika President Donald Trump. But in a digitally altered video online, the president's face has been digitally stamped onto Baldwin's performance.

It's part of a wave of doctored audio and video now spreading online.

Stephen Hawking on what existed before the Big Bang

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 03/14/2018 - 22:05

In this exclusive clip, Tyson asks Professor Stephen Hawking your standard softball interview question: what was around before the Big Bang? In other words, what happened before the moment the universe began? Check out Hawking’s answer.

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Stephen Hawking talks about no clear Big Bang and no boundary to space-time

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 03/14/2018 - 21:44

March 2, 2018 - Hawking says the universe had no clear “bang”. You can wind back the clock to the edges of those first moments of existence, but asking what came before would be like asking why you can keep walking north when you get to the North Pole. Time, as we define it, loses its meaning as the universe shrinks down.

It never quite narrows to a single point. But no one has proved physics works like that - yet.

Moon to get first mobile phone network

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 02/28/2018 - 23:59

BARCELONA, Catalonia (PNN) - February 28, 2018 - The moon will get its first mobile phone network next year, enabling high-definition streaming from the lunar landscape back to earth, part of a project to back the first privately funded Moon mission.

2,000 planets detected outside Milky Way Galaxy

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 02/07/2018 - 17:42

TULSA, Oklahoma (PNN) - February 5, 2018 - Thousands of planets have been detected outside of the Milky Way Galaxy for the first time in a landmark discovery by a group of esteemed astronomers.

Experts have long known that planets would not be confined to our galaxy, but this is the first time that a celestial body has been discovered outside of the Milky Way.

A human fossil has just been confirmed as the oldest found outside of Africa

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 01/31/2018 - 18:46

MOUNT CARMEL, Israel (PNN) - January 25, 2018 - A skull fragment discovered in a cave in Israel over a decade ago has now been dated using several different testing methods to an age of between 177,000 and 194,000 years old, setting a new record in world's oldest human fossil outside of Africa.

While DNA analysis on modern human populations has hinted that we've been swanning about outside of the African continent for as long as 220,000 years, the fossil adds fresh perspective on our first steps into the far corners of the globe.

DHS announces program to illegally scan our faces and it is forcing us to pay for it

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 21:19

WASHINGTON (PNN) - December 28, 2017 - As Amerikan Gestapo Transportation Security Administration division agents continue to prove their incompetence in the “War on Terror,” the Amerikan Gestapo Department of Homeland Security division is now allocating $1 billion in taxpayer funding to create a facial recognition program that will illegally scan Amerikans’ faces.

New Snowden app turns your phone into a home security system

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 12/27/2017 - 21:02

MOSCOW, Russia (PNN) - December 22, 2017 - Your digital security, any sufficiently paranoid person will remind you, is only as good as your physical security. The world's most sensitive users of technology, like dissidents, activists, or journalists in repressive regimes, have to fear not just hacking and online surveillance, but the reality that terrorist pig thug cops, intelligence agents, or other intruders can simply break into your home, office, or hotel room. They can tamper with your computers, steal them, or bodily detain you until you cough up passwords or other secrets.

Two-layer graphene becomes a diamond-hard material on impact

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 12/27/2017 - 20:52

Could make super armor.

NEW YORK (PNN) - December 21, 2017 - Scientists at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the Graduate Center, CUNY, worked to theorize and test how two layers of graphene - each one-atom thick - could be made to transform into a diamond-like material upon impact at room temperature. The team also found the moment of conversion resulted in a sudden reduction of electric current, suggesting diamene could have interesting electronic and spintronic properties. The new findings will likely have applications in developing wear-resistant protective coatings and ultra-light bulletproof films.

Artificial intelligence machine can identify 2 billion people in seconds

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 12/13/2017 - 18:37

SHANGHAI, China (PNN) - December 12, 2017 - Yitu Technology has made an AI algorithm that can connect to millions of surveillance cameras and instantly recognize people.

The company - based in Shanghai, China - developed Dragonfly Eye to scan through millions of photographs that have been logged in the country’s national database.

This means it has a collection of 1.8 billion photos on file, including visitors to the country and those taken at ports and airports.

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