That's it folks. Enjoy the way the future unfolds for you. And remember, you asked for it.
This is a big WTF?
The principles involved are well known and explored unto death to the point that they are high school science project fodder.
The inspiration/precedent for this particular exercise came from
More effective and practical methods of implementing the principles have been in existence for a while, see 'boundary layer control'.
Did this become a story because its amazing science and engineering?
Or because it is a slow week for MIT's marketing department?
Makes sense because an animal hearing the loud sound will immediately clue-in that that was a warning shot, not a one-off, and that much louder noise is coming
Moore's Law speaks to computational horsepower per unit per cost. But even if the computational abilities do not continue to increase, the costs will keep coming down.
Hardware is cheap. It's not an elegant solution, but it's cheap. And getting cheaper.
Focus on the UX, because without that, who cares what your kernel can do? Machines are plenty powerful enough, what you want to do is get your OS in to the hands of the most users possible
... granted my understanding is that weight induced diabetes is a self-inflicted wound. Poor diet, no exercise, and it all catches up. But this technology is a money maker for someone, I'm probably just jealous.
Just finding out about this? Wait till someone starts looking at what happens in non-field-work locations
She will, by and by, find what it is she likes to do and wants to do. She will try a few things along the way to that discovery.
Teach her to be flexible, to find an aspect to love in every job, to recognize opportunities that will let her do what she likes to do.
This year we get flexible displays
Here in an area known for bitterly cold winters, every new home goes up with an air conditioner, every second big home investment is a pool, and every other driveway has an SUV. Facts I've used to successfully shut up the local climate change propagandists for years. Oh well, I guess it's now official.
One supposes that the climate change outcry should really be: " I want someone else to take care of the effects of climate change so I can keep living just the way I please."
You really want to help the planet? Lighten your own footprint on it.
Geeze, how hard is that to get right?!
That said, a self-guided bullet would be a small, fast, deadly autonomous robot
Renewables are only viable if we find ways to store energy effectively
Otherwise, virtually all the renewables need some form of backup, usually fossil fuel based
And by the way, the most touted renewables (wind/solar) favour only a fortunate few on the planet. So come up with a way of shipping that stored power
"Winter has arrived."
Could you hit any more topical achievements: helps the fisheries, help the climate through CARBON STORAGE? Crap might as well throw in helps peace in the Middle East and nurtures orphan kittens.
Big message: don't hunt whales because
Homer: "Right, Lisa, some wonderful, magical animal."
Think ( while you can ) at just how much this could be abused.
Thought: sleep learning/hypnosis. So can we put someone in an unconscious state, put suggestions in their head wake them and voila, brand new religious zealot?
So at least two stories [see also Project Neptune] today from anonymous readers, reminding us of long standing projects that have been mentioned here before. Interestingly both have some Canadian content.
Both really kind of non-stories, just PR or paid advertisements.