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All around the world
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10 THINGS THAT WILL NOT EXIST IN THE FUTURE
From utopian visions to apocalyptic warnings, many scientists, philosophers, and even a few psychics have offered their predictions for the future that awaits us.
Number 10. Conflicting governments. Some experts say the current rapid pace of globalization is a telltale sign that in the future we will have only one government. Sociologist John Hughes has said that not only is it possible, if we're going to tackle the big problems like human rights violations and climate change, it's essential.
Number 9. Multiple languages. By the 22nd century, an estimated half of the 7 thousand existing languages will likely have disappeared. Increasingly, people are abandoning localized tongues in favor of languages with more reach, like English, Mandarin, and Spanish. Since a common language makes global trade and communication easier, the trend suggests that most of the languages would die off over time.
Number 8. Manmade machines. When science fiction writers proposed that someday machines would be able to replicate themselves, their assertions were considered good fiction, but not prophecy. Fast forward about 7 decades, and we have 3D printers that can, in essence, print versions of themselves.
Number 7. Snail Mail. The United States Postal Service continues to report billions in losses, in large part because people don't send enough mail. Given that the masses clearly prefer to email, text, tweet, Instagram, and so on, it's not hard to imagine that traditional post may someday become a relic of the good ole days.
Number 6. Brick and Mortar Stores. Online shopping is a great choice unless you're on the hunt for something that's best smelled or touch before being bought -- for now anyway. Technology is quickly overcoming that obstacle. Japanese developers recently announced that they've developed a screen that can emit scents.
Number 5. Cancer. Recent developments in targeted treatments, particularly in battling lung cancer, have been producing positive results, giving both researchers and patients new hope that a cure is close.
Number 4. Drivers. Driverless cars aren't legal yet -- in fact they're not even legal to test in most states -- but that hasn't stopped technology giants like Google and auto makers like BMW from developing them. As the technology gets smaller and the designs sleeker, taking a nap while your car does the navigating is closer to becoming possible. It's not a question of if but when our highways will be full of self-driven cars.
Number 3. Cable TV. Sitting down and watching a television show as it's being broadcast for the first time is already so 20th century. With all of the streaming options available, it's already tough to imagine enjoying a program any time other than exactly when you feel like it.
Number 2. Solid Food. With populations expected to balloon, and the quantity of viable agricultural land decreasing, synthetic substitutions, possibly in the form of pills, may become necessary.
Number 1. Separate Continents. It may take 250 million years, but scientists believe all of the continents will one day again join and become a single super-sized land mass.
What do you think from our present times will not be around in a hundred years?
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Because why WOULDN'T dragons make ice sculptures like snowmen?! The remix file has him exploded, with head, body and arms separate. I have another angle of the finished snowman too, if required.
So, even though I told myself lots of times that because of the bluescreen, I shouldn't give a character blue clothes, I ... um, went and made a blue jumper on this one. So this one is on a green background.
The remix file has him as exploded as finger puppets get. Which is not so exploded, but with arms and cap separate.
10 AMAZING ROBOTS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD
The day of living like the Jetsons, mechanized maid and all, gets closer all the time. Here are 10 great robots, some of which are even available to the public.
Number 10. Honda's Asimo. The humanoid robot stands a bit over 4-feet and weighs in at 119 pounds, but its developers have packed a whole lot of functionality into its modest frame. Asimo can do sign language, play soccer, and even serve drinks.
Number 9. Kuratas. If you've ever dreamed of being the pilot of a great big robot, this is your chance. Located within its 13-foot tall frame is enough room for an onboard commander. Oh by the way, it can be controlled with an iPhone.
Number 8. Atlas. Commissioned by the Pentagon, and engineered by Boston Dynamics, this disaster rescue dynamo is built to perform the heroic task of saving lives without risking its own.
Number 7. Termite Robots. These little guys are designed to do tough, tedious building work and their way of working was inspired by termites. The bots assess their environment, take cues from one another, and get to work even though they haven't a clue of the bigger plan.
Number 6. Cheetah Cub. Wanting to know how to make robots take control of tough terrain with the grace of a feline, scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology made a robotic cat. Using it, they can assess joint force and agility without having to harm an actual animal.
Number 5. WildCat. Not to be confused with the aforementioned Cheetah Cub, the WildCat is the newest generation of Boston Dynamics Cheetah robot line. These machines are made for speed, traveling up to 29 miles per hour. While previous versions were indoor sorts, this one is suited to run free.
Number 4. VGo Virtual Student. Stuck at home with a severe immune disorder, a student in Texas is now able to attend classes thanks to a robot. She can power the virtual version of herself via internet and participate in what's going on thanks to a webcam. "Miranda suffers from a weak immune system that doesn't allow her to attend class in person but thanks to this robot pilot program she's back in the classroom."
Number 3. Robo-Fly. It's tiny and fast, weighing only 80 milligrams and flapping it's wings up to 120 times per second. Once technology advances and can make it a battery small enough, the robotic insect is predicted to be a helpful tool in search and rescue missions.
Number 2. The Mab. It flies around your house, senses where it's dirty, and then deploys a bunch of tiny little cleaning bots to make the area sparkle. It's just a concept, but was enough of one to win the Electrolux Design Lab competition.
Number 1. Curiosity. NASA's Mars rover has accomplished far more than any other robot can imagine so to speak. It's only been on the Red Planet for about a year and a half, but has already determined that there could have once been life there.
If you could design a robot, what would you make it do?
10 MIND-BLOWING FACTS ABOUT BLACK HOLES
Black holes, with their inescapable gravitational pulls and point-of-no-return thresholds, certainly have earned their doom-filled reputations.
Here are 10 mind-blowing facts you may not know about them.
Number 10. Earth may be in one. According to one theory, everything that created our planet and the universe itself was sucked into a black hole before the big bang occurred. They say it's the only way to explain how the source got that small.
Number 9. They slow down time. A common misconception is that they make time stop. If a clock could survive inside of one, it would actually just run slowly compared to one ticking away outside its threshold.
Number 8. They have hair. Years ago the physicist who named them said they had none, meaning that they were simple in structure. More recent theories posit that their make-up has more intertwined aspects than once believed.
Number 7. Spaghettification is a real word. It's what would happen to you if you fell into a black hole. The varying gravitational pulls acting on your feet and head would stretch you out. In the end, you'd resemble spaghetti.
Number 6. The Milky Way has one right in the middle. That's actually a common thing among galaxies. Ours is called Sagittarius A* and it's located about 26 thousand light years from Earth.
Number 5. The largest known black hole is in the NGC 1277 galaxy. It has the mass of about 17 billion suns. For comparison, the Milky Way's black hole is only equal to 4 million.
Number 4. The nearest black hole is only 16 hundred light years away. It also has the unique distinction of being a micro quasar, a binary system that includes a nearby star, whose gasses in this case, are being absorbed by the black hole.
Number 3. They're shaped like spheres, not funnels. There's no cone extending underneath them, because there is no underneath.
Number 2. Our galaxy is home to the smallest black hole. It's located in a binary system inside the constellation Ara. Its total mass is only the equivalent of 3.8 suns and has an opening of 15 miles.
Number 1. Black holes spin. The direction that material falls into them governs how fast they will spin.
What's the most surprising fact about black holes that you've ever heard?