Science Fiction Inspiration for the Week ending July 17, 2016

Thanks to archaeology I had the chance to listen to the world’s earliest melody this week. Click the headings to see the topics that interest you or click the more tab to see the whole list.

Pick of the Week    Programming Code    Green Technology

Singularity    Virtual Reality    Environment

Space Race    Health Research    Medical Marijuana

Evolution    Space Race    Neuroscience

Sexual Heatlh    Reproductive Health    Archaeology

Gadgets    Gaming    Astronomy

Cybersecurity    Geology    Paleontology

Literacy    Futurism    Evolution

Aerospace    Transportation

Pick of the Week

Is This The World’s Oldest Melody?

Programming Code

The code that took America to the moon was just published to GitHub, and it’s like a 1960s time capsule

Here is how you can say ‘Hello World’ in 26 different coding languages

Apple announces new 600-student iOS design school in Italy

Green Technology

18 incredible facts about Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ campus

The shocking truth about seven electric and hybrid car myths

Engineered Bacteria Can Manufacture Nano-Electronics

Singularity

Police used a robot to kill — The key questions

In Spite Of The Headlines, You Don’t Need To Be Afraid Of Self-Driving Cars

Australia to use underwater robot to explore Antarctic

Scientists Create Successful Biohybrid Being Using 3-D Printing and Genetic Engineering

Mall security bot knocks down toddler, breaks Asimov’s first law of robotics

Tesla working on Autopilot radar changes after crash

Virtual Reality

The reality of AR/VR survival

Is Virtual Reality The Future Of Porn?

Tek Gear Delivers free VR Headsets to everyone!

Lucasfilm is making a virtual reality movie about Darth Vader

Environment

Bornean Orangutans Now Considered Critically Endangered

Geckos May Be Famously Sticky, but Here’s What Stumps Them

How sea otters help save the planet

UK poorly prepared for climate change impacts, government advisers warn

It’s Going To Take Another 300 Years To Discover All 16,000 Amazonian Tree Species

Scientists think they’ve just pinpointed the key driver of ice loss in Antarctica

Update: New Demon-Looking Orchid Species Already On IUCN’s Critically Endangered List

How to improve monsoon forecast in India

Space Race

The mysterious syndrome impairing astronauts’ sight

Cosmologist Paul Davies proposes theory that building blocks of life may not be chemicals but information

Revolutionary Brit-made SABRE hybrid rocket engine to burn in 2020

NASA is making a small carbon nanotube telescope for CubeSats

China’s Tiangong-1 space station might just be falling back to Earth

Could ROBOTS build bigger space telescopes? Machines in orbit could assemble replacements for Hubble

SpaceX to Launch Vital New Spaceship Docking Port for Space Station

Health Research

Internal radiation therapy: Better response in metastatic colorectal cancer patients

Roadside saliva test coming for toking and driving?

McMaster study targets mobility in aging adults

Best Plan For Autism Starts With Behavioral Therapy

Scary New Superbug Is Popping Up in More Places

A ‘slow catastrophe’ unfolds as the golden age of antibiotics comes to an end

Belly fat: What’s the best way to get rid of it?

A Cavity-Fighting Liquid Lets Kids Avoid Dentists’ Drills

Thumb-suckers and nail-biters have ‘fewer allergies’

Lifting lighter weights just as effective as lifting heavy ones: new Canadian study

Overusing and misusing antibiotics gives bacteria extra resistance

Health officials examine FluMist for kids after findings in U.S. suggest it doesn’t work

Benefits of e-cigarettes ‘outweigh the harms’: Devices could cut smoking-related deaths by 21%

Medical Marijuana

Suspected overdose of synthetic pot, K2, sends 33 people to Brooklyn hospitals

Pot pains: Why marijuana can become toxic for some

Synthetic marijuana overdose turns dozens into “zombies” in NYC

MRI machine at the nanoscale breaks world records

Too much artificial light can have a negative health effects: study

A genetic link between red hair, freckles and skin cancer

Novel stem cell technique helps patients avoid total hip replacement

Evolution

Researchers discover real reason why turtles have shells

Space Race

NASA’s next Mars rover progresses toward 2020 launch

Neuroscience

Messaging by Flow in the Brain

Freaky new evidence suggests your immune system could be controlling your behaviour

Alzheimer’s could start affecting brain development from as young as 3

The first ever dementia vaccine could be trialled in humans within 3 years

Memory Decline Can Be Countered With This Simple Strategy

Sexual Health

Give HPV vaccine to boys to protect against cancers, experts say

These Are the Two Vaccines That Could Save Gay Men’s Lives

Is It a Yeast Infection…or Something Else?

Reproductive Health

Biologists Just Busted This Long-Standing Sex Myth

Pregnancy multivitamins ‘are a waste of money’

Do Women’s Periods Really Synch When They Spend Time Together?

Archaeology

Dig to uncover rare undisturbed Bronze Age burial

Story of Philistines Could Be Reshaped by Ancient Cemetery

Oldest Non-Human Stone Tools Outside Africa Created by Monkeys

Digs uncover buildings in Cyprus’ 11,000-year-old village

Archaeologists have found a 1,600-year-old skeleton with stone-encrusted teeth

Gadgets

The best Wi-Fi speakers and music systems

Tech Talk: 10 simple ways to extend your smartphone’s battery

Gaming

Online gambling’s weird new frontier: The $2.3 billion business of garishly painted virtual assault rifles

Pokemon Go Reportedly Helping People’s Mental Health, Depression

Winnipeg-made augmented reality game riding Pokemon GO wave

Could Pokémon Go Help Treat Depression?

Pokemon Go down: Hacking group claims responsibility for bringing down game’s servers ‘with DDOS attack’

Mayhem as rare Pokémon appears in Central Park

Two men fall off a cliff while playing Pokemon Go

Spending hours playing video games really does improve your motor skills

Astronomy

Beating heart of crab nebula

NASA Has Found A “Morse Code Message” On The Surface Of Mars

Astronomers just discovered a new dwarf planet beyond Neptune

New dwarf planet with ‘eccentric’ orbit unexpectedly discovered by astronomers

Juno mission returns first image of Jupiter and its famous Great Red Spot since going into orbit

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is back online after taking an unexpected nap

Here’s What The Sun Looks Like From Every Planet In Our Solar System

NASA just found a huge hole growing on the surface of the Sun

For the first time, astronomers have spotted a star’s ‘snow line’

Scientists just detected matter wobbling around a black hole for the first time

‘Warm Jupiters’ not as lonely as expected: study

Map of the expanding universe reveals how dark energy ‘bends’ more than a million galaxies

NASA Juno Survives First Travel Through Jupiter’s Extreme Orbit Radiation; Shows First Image As Proof [VIDEO]

This new map of the universe charts out 1.2 million galaxies

Cybersecurity

How to Revoke Pokémon Go’s Extensive Permissions to Your Google Account

A bunch of computers will try to hack each other in Vegas for a $2 million prize

China hacked the FDIC – and US officials covered it up, report says

Geology

Scientists warn there’s a “giant quake” building under southern Asia

Paleontology

To the breaking point: Testing ideas about the evolution of long-necked sauropod dinosaurs

Not so terrible: Many dinosaurs cooed rather than roared

The success of the plant-eating dinosaurs

Is The Newly Discovered Dinosaur With T. Rex Arms ‘Cursed’?

Literacy

Researcher uses mobile phone data to predict illiteracy

Futurism

10 Predictions About the Future That Should Scare the Hell Out of You

Evolution

Fossilized Footprints Confirm Homo Erectus Walked Like Modern Humans 1.9 Million Years Ago

Viruses revealed to be a major driver of human evolution

Aerospace

Revolutionary “Space Plane” Could Fly Anywhere In The World In Just Four Hours

Transportation

Hyperloop Pod Design By Waterloo Students To Be Tested Next Month

 

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