Category Archives: Science and technology

Storyline in 3 Minutes!

Enjoy these 3 minutes story lines by ArcadeCloud.

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Pokemon

Doom

Metroid

MegaMan

Legend of Zelda

Lara Croft (A.K.A. Tomb Raider).

Fallout

Halo

Sonic

Super Mario

Star Wars I-III

Star Wars IV-VI

epow (Experiment project of the Week)

To be honest, I’m a little bit sceptic about this one, but if it happens to be the way… will you miss the opportunity to fund the search of the theory of everything? For those not related with science, in physics there is two big theories, quantum mechanics and general relativity, one for the very small things and the other for the really big or really fast things. The reason why there is two is because when we try to mix them they don’t like each other and there is no way to agree in the predictions. The theory of everything is the name given to the theory that will explain both theories and make them compatible, it will be a single theory for everything, from too small to very big things. For years physicists have been looking for this theory, and they come up with string theory. However, there is many ways to create a string theory, and all of them are mathematically consistent, the problem is that only one describes our universe (that is called the M-theory, the one that unifies all string theories into only one that describes our universe).  For many years we though string theory was the candidate to become the theory of everything, but we progress slower and slower and it seems that it is still very far away to find the correct string theory.

What these two researchers propose here is an alternative to the theory of everything not based on string theory. The details are not clear to me, but if research in string theory seems to be slow and there is a chance of finding a different solution, then why not? And they only ask for money to cover the salary of one of them! For those of you thinking that there is more immediate problems, think that the web born at CERN while people where building particle accelerators to discover new particles and test physics.

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KICKSTARTER PROJECT OF THE WEEK (KPW)

The next project comes from the Science Museum in UK and it is an attempt to rebuild one robot of the beginning of the century. I think it will be a good addition to the museum it happens and a very nice way to tell the museum what kind of things matters to the people.

epow (Experiment project of the Week)

Cats! Do we need to say more? Maybe a little bit. The concept of reputation is used to pass information about someone’s behaviour without having to interact directly with that person. In other words, if someone is a bad person, you can be aware of it in advance, and also in the other way, if someone is good, it is good to know. Surprisingly, this not only applies to humans, it is also true between other animals like dogs, and in between dogs and humans (yes, your dog will tell other dogs if you are good or bad for him). The next experiment aims to study if this type of reputation knowledge applies also for cats, and if cats share the reputation with other cats, so they can know which human they can trust or which one they should avoid.

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KICKSTARTER PROJECT OF THE WEEK (KPW)

I consider the next project important because it is an attempt to improve the human-machine interface towards something more dynamic. I can actually imagine screens everywhere around me, on the walls, desks, tales, floating around…. and everything is in control with this device and I can move and go anywhere with it. Nydeum sense.