It's Healthy Week at Syfy, and I know what you're thinking: "I'm already healthy, I don't need any advice from you!" Fortunately, your body is good for lots more than just keeping you alive. Here's a list of 9 ways you can modify your body to be even more useful, from bionic implants to portable power generators.
In the 80s and 90s, a lot of effort was put into banning chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, a nasty little family of organic compounds that like to eat the ozone that's protecting us all from dying of sunburns. A couple decades later, we're just starting to see this proactive environmentalism begin to pay off.
Shell Petroleum plans to build a floating natural gas refinery off the coast of Australia that they say will be the largest floating object the world has ever seen.
We already know that heavily modified and ultra stealthy MH-60 Blackhawks were used in the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. The Associated Press has learned that two MH-47 Chinooks were involved as well, and it seems likely that they were also modified to be silent and invisible on radar.
Japan has taken a recent interest in alternative forms of power generation, and one of their latest ideas is this 160 foot tall hexagonal tower that works twice as efficiently as conventional wind turbines, without giant spinning blades of death.
This head-up display uses lasers to project 3D graphics out into the world around you, and it could be the future of automotive GPS systems.
How do you double the speed of a helicopter? Maybe it shouldn't be as obvious as just stapling a couple extra engines onto it, but it seems to have worked, as the Eurocopter X3 is now the fastest helicopter ever built.
Go ahead, do drugs, play football, or acquire your very own brain slug. As of 2024, it won't matter, since we'll have a computer that'll be able to do everything your brain can do.
The BBC will be airing a documentary called Secrets of the Superbrands today, where they'll be looking at the power that brands like Apple hold over us. They did some poking around with an MRI scanner, and discovered that for Apple fanatics, their brains respond to Apple products in the same way as people of faith do to religious imagery.
What would you do with 128 programmable quantum bits? If you're not certain, perfect, that's just what it's designed for. Just for heaven's sake don't look at it or it'll stop working. Welcome to the wonderful world of quantum mechanics.