Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Raccoon's intelligence

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This looks just way too intelligent. I am thinking about selective breeding of raccoons to make them smarter and possible achieve human-like intelligence, so our species will have a companion.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

New advancements in the development of exoskeleton

There are some new developments on the exoskeleton front. I consider this one of the next big things, that we'll look in future and think about 2016, as we do now about the first telegraphs in 19 century.

See more in Reddit, too.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Warcraft, The Movie. Why a flop???

Today watched the Warcraft movie and I see in Wikipedia and many other places negative critics. However I was with a guy who never played WoW and both of us enjoyed this movie. Just as was the case with the all praised Star Wars 7, my personal opinion is completely opposite of what the critics said. SW7 was big disappointment for me, but somehow almost all of the critics rated it highly. Now about the Warcraft movie, I am not sure what makes it a flop, so I'd recommend see for yourself and don't pay too much attention to clueless critics.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Cancer vaccine progress

Apparently there are some serious advancements on the road to the cancer vaccine. In this article there is information about success in one of the trails. 

Cicret Bracelet - hopefully the next iteration of the phone

Yet another step into the bright future. This particular invention will be very useful specially for me, I hate to carry in my pockets the brick called cellphone.

Link to their site:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

360TB data practically to be stored for forever

This popped up in my news feed some time ago, but I've seen it today discussed on Reddit again, so I thought to share it. Its essentially coin-sized quartz (something like glass) disk, that can store loads of data. Its on stage "proof of concept", but judging by the evolution of other inventions, likely it will turn to be the norm in some not very far future.

Hava Nagila - Karaoke

Transliteration Hebrew text English translation
Hava nagila
הבה נגילה
Let's rejoice
Hava nagila
הבה נגילה
Let's rejoice
Hava nagila ve-nismeḥa
הבה נגילה ונשמחה
Let's rejoice and be happy
Hava neranenah
הבה נרננה
Let's sing
Hava neranenah
הבה נרננה
Let's sing
Hava neranenah ve-nismeḥa
הבה נרננה ונשמחה
Let's sing and be happy
Uru, uru aḥim!
!עורו, עורו אחים
Awake, awake, my brothers!
Uru aḥim be-lev sameaḥ
עורו אחים בלב שמח
Awake my brothers with a happy heart
(repeat line four times)
Uru aḥim, uru aḥim!
!עורו אחים, עורו אחים
Awake, my brothers, awake, my brothers!
Be-lev sameaḥ

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Possible 175,00 Years old Neanderthal Building

In this article I found something pretty fascinating, possible Neanderthal building and on top of that the age of it 175,000 years is even more incredible. Also this article is being discussed on Reddit

Part of the structure

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Scientists want to recreate Pleistocene ecosystem with Woolly Mammoths

I wrote time ago about finding of preserved mammoth carcasses and then there were talks for de-extinction of the species, but time passed and there were not much practical progress, but I still look around for updates and news on the topic.

Today this article looks again into the issue of the cloning of extinct animals and attempt to recreate the Pleistocene ecosystem with Woolly Mammoths included.
Comparison of a woolly mammoth (left) and an American mastodon (right)

The Oldest Surviving Examples of Music

While browsing today's Reddit front page, I stumbled on curious topic, "What is the oldest surviving piece of music" and I thought that it would be interesting hear how sounded the music somewhere closer to its roots. So the Reddit Research Institute pointed very fast to the answer and I found it rather fascinating.

The 2200 year old Seikilos Epitaph (direct link to the music) is the oldest surviving complete musical composition, including musical notation, from anywhere in the world. There also is Hurrian hymn n6, which is 3400 years old but there are some issues with the reconstruction, however we can get somewhat the idea of what used to sound like that melody.

Another step into the future. It seems the progress is accelerating really really fast.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Wild ocelot playing with human

I am somewhat experienced with the wildlife, but this is something I couldn't imagine happening. Wild ocelot simply allowing a human to pet it??? Incredible.