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Time Cloaking: Physicists create a hole in time

Time Cloaking: Physicists create a hole in time

Science is creating all sorts of awesome things today. Not long ago, I mentioned an acoustic cloak that hid the noise made by things like submarines from prying ears. There is also a lot of work on invisibility cloaks too that make things invisible to the naked eye. Physicists have now trumped the awesome of both invisibility cloaks and acoustic cloaks with the most awesome invention I have heard of in years.

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CERN Launches Open Source Hardware Project

CERN Launches Open Source Hardware Project

The folks who brought you the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the experiments therein are now working to bring you an OHR, aka an Open Hardware Repository for all the collaborative electronics design you could possibly handle. For those of you that don't know, CERN also has their very own Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux known as Scientific Linux CERN. It was the productivity of this project that inspired this newest effort, the group hoping now to bring this open source software development model to the hardware world.

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Nevada Legislation allows Google driverless cars to cruise state roads

Nevada Legislation allows Google driverless cars to cruise state roads

Google has its fingers into some many different projects that it can be very hard to keep track of them all. One of the oddest projects that Google has been into is the design and operation of cars that can drive themselves. Interestingly Google chose to use Prius and Audi TT's as their driverless fleet and not the obviously well qualified black 80's Trans Am. We have seen these driverless cars in action before, and to be honest they are a bit disconcerting to see in action.

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Martin Hopes to Release Jetpack by the end of This Year

Martin Hopes to Release Jetpack by the end of This Year

An inventor named Glenn Martin has been developing a jetpack since the 1980’s, and it looks like his work is about to pay off. Ever since the Wright brothers first flight, science fiction has been in love with the jet pack. Who wouldn’t want to arrive at work wearing a shiny contraption strapped on their back? Martin’s invention looks like it is about to bring the jetpack from science fiction into reality.

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Hoverbike Brings Return of the Jedi to Life

Hoverbike Brings Return of the Jedi to Life

Chris Malloy of Australia has developed a hoverbike that looks strikingly familiar. This is the first generation prototype that has some definite similarities to the science fiction floating cycles seen in the Lucas film. It is not currently in production, but Chris hopes to bring them to market in about a year. The bike is classified as an ultralite, so there is currently no need of a pilot’s license to operate one.

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E Ink snowboard with giant nose display surfaces at SID 2011

E Ink snowboard with giant nose display surfaces at SID 2011

The E Ink display is a very cool bit of tech. The displays are easy to read in direct sunlight and they need little power to operate. Over the years since the E Ink screen debut, they have found their way into all sorts of devices from eReaders to watches with lots of stuff in between. At SID 2011, a new use for an E Ink screen surfaced and it is a first. The large screen you see there is on the nose of a snowboard. I hope it's rugged.

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Nokia talks the future for devices and innovation

Nokia talks the future for devices and innovation

With a few exceptions when I think of Nokia, innovation doesn't really come to mind. I tend to think of handsets that are behind the times frequently and lack the features that many people want. Considering the slipping market share Nokia has been seeing, many consumers are staying away from Nokia smartphones and devices in increasing numbers. Nokia is working hard to change that though and the company is talking about the future of innovation and devices.

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British firm makes military backpack that can see through walls

British firm makes military backpack that can see through walls

If you are a gamer that plays shooters or other games, you have seen the little maps in the bottom of the screen that put dots up when an enemy is nearby. I have a watch though that something along those lines wasn’t possible in the real world, but it is. A British company called Cambridge Consultants has unveiled an awesome product called the Prism 200c that looks a lot like that HUD in some video games. The device is worn like a backpack.

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SlashGear Science Week In Review

SlashGear Science Week In Review

Welcome to the first SlashGear Science Week In Review. Each Saturday, we will round up our favorite science stories of the week for your perusal. Some are stories that we covered, others we didn't get to. A sample of this week's stories: A new form of matter, a hexacopter with superpowers, a robotic cloud, a supercool brown dwarf star, playing music using only your mind, and our ancestors on Mars. Think we missed something? Let us know in the comments!

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