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The Darkest Material in the World is Coming to the Olympics

The Darkest Olympics At the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, spectators will be plunged into the blackest void, a “schism of space,” as described to CNN by Asif Khan, a British architect who will be using Vantablack to create an unmatched display at the event.

In First-Ever Demonstration, Researchers Show Ultrafast Light Pulses Can Trigger Neurons to Fire

Light Therapy A host of mental health issues have been tied to light: from trouble related to our circadian rhythms to  seasonally-related mood disorders, light can have a profound impact on our health.

The United Nations is Considering a Possible Ban on “Killer Robots”

Still in Charge Representatives from countries around the world met on Nov. 18 to discuss weapons systems at the United Nations’ Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW).

Measurements From CERN Suggest the Possibility of a New Physics

A New Quantum Physics? During the mid- to late-twentieth century, quantum physicists picked apart the unified theory of physics that Einstein’s theory of relativity offered.

A Black Friday timeline to help you maximize deals and minimize misery

DIY Shop smarter. By preparing for Black Friday a few days before the actual event, you will maximize your chances of catching the best online and offline deals.

All the Reasons Why Humans Shouldn’t Colonize Mars, According to Experts

Just Visiting Elon Musk wants to go to Mars. Professor Stephen Hawking is eager to see us search for a new planet to call home.

Author Of “The Martian” Says Colonizing Mars Is a Bad Idea

Moon Before Mars Novelist Andy Weir rose to prominence for his bestseller The Martian, which was subsequently adapted as a film starring Matt Damon.

Welcome to 2030. I Own Nothing, Have No Privacy, and Life Has Never Been Better

This article is part of the Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils. For more information watch the What If: Privacy Becomes a Luxury Good?

If You Don’t Want A Crappy Democracy, You Gotta Talk

If you are watching the attacks on US democracy closely, it’s a bit shocking. Basic elements of the US Constitution and a functional democracy are attacked on a daily basis.

This Week in Tech: Nov 11 – 17, 2017

The post This Week in Tech: Nov 11 – 17, 2017 appeared first on Futurism.

Clandestine Zuma SpySat’s SpaceX Liftoff Postponed Indefinitely to Resolve Payload Fairing Issue

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blastoff of clandestine Zuma spysat to low earth orbit for a classified US government customer is postponed indefinitely from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, FL, from last targeted launch date of 17 Nov 2017.

The Keystone pipeline just spilled another 210,000 gallons of oil

Environment Here's what you need to know about the situation in South Dakota. In the early hours of the morning in South Dakota, something went wrong underground.

Tesla is crowdfunding its vehicles with big promises

Technology The company employs a "pay now, drive eventually," approach. At a theatrical, hype-filled event Thursday night in an aircraft hanger in Hawthorne, California, Elon Musk finally revealed Tesla’s long-expected electric semi truck.

Planet With Lava Oceans Also has an Atmosphere, Says New Study

The super-Earth 55 Cancri e (aka. Janssen) is somewhat famous, as exoplanet go. Originally discovered in 2004, this world was one of the few whose discovery predated the Kepler mission.

Tesla's Electric Semi Shows Promise—But Will it Deliver?

Elon Musk finally revealed the Tesla Semi, an electric big-rig he professes will outstrip the diesel fleets that have dominated American freight for decades.

California May Reach Its Renewable Energy Goal 10 Years Early

Embracing Renewable Energy In 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that would see the state committing to renewable energy.

Volkswagen Has Pledged to Spend $40 Billion on Electric and Hybrid Cars

Volkswagen Ups the Ecologic Ante Yet another automaker has stepped up to the plate in making their vehicles more environmentally friendly.

This Is What Our Driverless World Will Look Like

The city of tomorrow is well on its way. The post This Is What Our Driverless World Will Look Like appeared first on Futurism.

Way of the Future: A New Church Worships an AI God

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google and Uber executive currently at the center of a bombshell lawsuit filed by Waymo, says he’s serious about starting a religion centered around super-smart artificial intelligence.

The Trouble With Transporters

The Star Trek tech comes with some serious consequences. The post The Trouble With Transporters appeared first on Futurism.