I have a couple blog posts in the works right now, mainly one of The Dark Knight Returns which I'm still trying to process. A post on The Avengers might come sooner. I'm going to see it tomorrow.
In the meantime, I think my log of neat science has gotten long enough to post. :)
- We already have the technology to build mag-lev trains to outer space. It would take about 20 years and $6 billion to build the ramp for them, but they'd ultimately be cheaper than rockets. And probably more environmentally friendly. With any luck, we'll have ionic motors powering lightweight spacecraft, such as probes, before then. They'll also make space exploration cheaper.
- On the subject of space, we've all heard about Planetary Resources and its asteroid mining plans, right? Here are some other places they might want to look afterwards.
- We also have bleeding, color-changing, self-healing plastics, stretchable graphene, and improvements in touch-sensitive technology which will create some pretty awesome new technology. Hopefully combined. Watch the two videos below and tell me that wouldn't be amazing.
- We have managed macroscopic teleportation!
- We have improved our chances of having ubiquitous holograms this decade!
- And two other videos that I love. The first is a whole new breed of robot, and I guess the second one is too. Self-driving cars are robots as far as I'm concerned.
And that's all from me for now. Science is wonderful. The future is wonderful. I can't wait.