accelerator technology

Do you notice the generation beginning around Neptune and Uranus in Capricorn started a new frequency and technology comes so easily like a language learned with such ease like we already knew it… and so the generations that follow on the frequency, my daughter isn’t 2 and she can unlock the iPhone find YouTube and put on Peppa pig. Computers are crystals and have a vibration of their own. Ever notice when you yell at a phone it starts playing up. These generations are chastised for always needing a mobile, but they could be chargers for their frequency, acting as extensions for the mind at the tap of a finger, they were born during a rapid acceleration in technology, with those fingers tapping the screen they will change the world


First Look: The BMW M760Li xDrive

With the new BMW M760Li xDrive, the freshly launched new BMW 7 Series is gaining a prestigious flagship model. Headlined by its exceptional refinement and supreme power delivery at all times, the 12-cylinder petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology under the bonnet reinforces the new car’s range-topping status. The boldly dynamic driving characteristics of the BMW M760Li xDrive combine with superior ride comfort to make a compelling statement & set a new benchmark in the luxury sedan segment.

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I don’t think humanity is going to be a single species much longer — maybe because of divergent evolution as we expand into space, and maybe sooner than that via genetic manipulation. Unless you enforce a total prohibition on genetic research — unless you effectively outlaw the study of biology — I think it’s inevitable that people are going to want to make their children better than themselves, and the techniques to do that will be available in the next century.
—  Freeman Dyson

I keep thinking about “Cyber Security” and how I personally feel unarmed against the potential harm that new media/data-mining technologies (phones, “the cloud”, social media), as well as the selective echo chamber (the way we see different things on our feeds due to algorithmic interaction) will inevitably wreak upon us.


It’s kind of insane to think that in the ~200k years that humans have been on planet earth, only in the past 30 years have we industrialized to the point where we’re leaving authentic human experience behind (aka, we live on the internet and within the spectrum of a hyperreal matrix). This is all so, so new, and the technology is accelerating so fast that we haven’t even been able to have a conversation-at-large about how this is going to affect US, the people. We haven’t even been given an opportunity to really dissect what it is that we are consenting to.

The Naruto ending, for the most part, is total shit. Everything from the random baby boom to the unrealistically accelerated technology. But as if all of that weren’t enough, Kishimoto had to add one final slap in the face that, at first and even now, is completely outrageous and infuriating to me.

He completely destroyed Sasuke and Naruto’s characters. How dare he show Naruto as Hokage comfortably sitting in his office, completely aware that Sasuke had not returned to Konoha for years and apparently totally unperturbed by it after he spent three years of his life chasing after the very same person? After he risked his life time and time again just to finally see the person he most cherished in the world come home? After he vowed to kill them both if it meant it would rid Sasuke of his emotional burden and allow them to understand each other in the afterlife?

And then there’s Sasuke. The one who’s family and clan was decimated after Konoha’s system utterly failed them and spent his entire life seeking to avenge them only to bow to that same corrupt system upon being beaten like a dog with its tail between his legs. The one who confessed that the only person outside his family to ever reach his heart was Naruto, whom he almost died for and completely failed to kill or even sever his bond with even when he was submerged in total darkness, only to turn around and marry a girl he’d never even acknowledged before?

Every other abhorrent thing the ending came up with was in a way bearable, but this, this was what threw me over the edge and caused me to lose every trace of respect I’d ever had for Kishimoto, the writer who completely betrayed everything I had previously thought the Naruto manga stood for.

anonymous asked:

Blue, how'd you revitalize the planet? I thought it was sucked dry after Black emerged. And it still looks cracked...

(Brings up an image of the planet just after Blacks emergence.)

Blue diamond: I know I shouldn’t have but I took a little technology from Pinks zoo to help bring the planet back. The hole Black emerged from was capped and isolated as it simply could not be fixed. I had a large group of Lapis bring a new ocean. We took flora from other planets just before they were colonised and accelerated their growth with technology from the zoo. A simulated atmosphere was added and everything began to revitalise. It could never support biological life such as humans, but it will look the part. Perfect for Black diamond to finally have a planet of her own. I don’t know why she enjoys organic life so much but… (Blue looks wistful and smiles softly) if it makes her happy. 

(The image changes to a current view of the small planet.)

Blue diamond: I’m having a palace built on the most alive looking part of the planet. A few temples for her court. Even a galaxy warp…. We should have done this to Earth … 

Blue pearl: My diamond?

The World’s Next Atom-Smasher May Be 60 Miles Long and Run Until 2075

The particles inside Ernest Lawrence’s 1931 cyclotron particle accelerator traveled just 11 inches inside the perimeter of what he called his “proton-merry-go-round.” The initial size was tiny, but Lawrence’s strategy was, as we might say now, scalable: If atoms could be accelerated a bit inside a device with a diameter of 11 inches, then imagine how fast one could make them fly if a bigger device was built. They quickly built a 27-inch version, then a 60-incher a few years later. 

Most simple histories of physics date the birth of Big Science to Lawrence’s cyclotron. Physics needed big machines. There were things that a big machine could test that no people working unaided or with a smaller machine could. And that’s never stopped being true. Bigger equals more energy equals better atom smashing. 

Which is why the Large Hadron Collider opened to such fanfare a few years ago. It’s the largest particle accelerator in the world, tucked underground near Geneva. The tunnel through which particles travel is now 27 kilometers (16.8 miles) long. Lawrence’s cyclotron could reach energies exceeding one million electron volts. The LHC turns up the dial to 14 trillion electron volts. That’s an improvement of seven orders of magnitude. 

So, naturally, the BBC reports, physicists want to go bigger! Scientists at CERN, the European scientific agency that runs the LHC, are kicking around the idea of a 100-kilometer (62-mile) machine that would fully encircle Geneva. It might take 30 years to build, so that’s why they’re kicking off the next-gen thing just five years into the LHC’s working lifespan.

Read more. [Image: Lawrence Livermore National Library]

New Startup Connects Inmates to Their Families

It seems like the Internet is always buzzing about new startups, but Pigeonly, which connects prisoners to their families and loved ones in the outside world, sets itself apart from the others by serving a community that few have thought to include in the tech development mix. 

Founder Frederick Hutson started the company after spending four years in prison for drug-related charges where he saw that an inmate’s money does not go very far. While most companies operating in this space seem to be gouging prisoners with exorbitant prices, Pigeonly is trying to make life a little simpler.

“I noticed that there was this population of people that no one was paying attention to and they had very specific problems. That’s where the idea first formulated in my mind to build products to address various communication issues between inmates and their family members,” Hutson said.

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bluandorange  asked:


OH MY GOD so I was thinking earlier today that it would make sense if Erskine was a mutant? Like, the fact that decades of man hours and accelerated technology have failed to duplicate his efforts, that is a BIG DEAL when you’re living in a world that had glowy blue free energy sources and also Howard and Tony Stark pushing mech tech forward by at least a generation each

*cough* anyway, aside from that personal headcanon, I think Steve would be SO INTENSELY self-conscious because to him, Erskine, like, Believed In Him and trusted him with his life’s work and in a way Steve needed Erskine to do just that at his lowest point (he was about to be alone in Brooklyn and not helping in the war effort, feeling bereft and completely useless) but Erskine just looks at his ridiculous costume and smiles and asks how he is and what kind of challenges he’s been facing and probably weird little details that he never got to test out, like, “your hair doesn’t grow too fast, does it? I modified that as best I could but I never got it perfect on the test rats. I see your friend over there with the cape wears his long but most people in the future hear seem to keep it quite short and we need to keep you in style” and Steve would just be so overwhelmed and blown over by Erskine’s causal chatter and lack of any overt judgement either way, he’s so used to not giving two shits what anyone thinks of him and here’s the exception, asking about his hair

World of Remnant – The Great War

▸ The War itself lasted10 years → 100 years leading up to it lumped in too.

▸ High tensions coming from Mistral.

▸ Emperor of Mistral had conquered all of Anima with Mantle’s help.

▸ The Mantle & Mistral Alliance → Mistral gave goods unavailable in the frozen tundra; Mantle gave technological innovation and guidance settling the cold northern territory of Anima.

▸ An incident in Mantle saw a decree put into place for the abolishment of the arts and repression of self expression → they would be much safer from the Grimm by keeping the emotions of the masses in check (Equilibrium anybody?)

▸ Mistral complied selectively. The outer territories had it enforced, but the central powers got to live as they pleased.

▸ Vale didn’t like this so much; plus the slave labour, the treatment of the citizens, and the “their way is best” attitude.

▸ Mistral sailed over to try to settle in Sanus.

▸ King of Vale wouldn’t tell them to leave even though the citizens wanted Mistral gone. Then at the settlements a riot broke out, which developed into the first battle of The Great War.

▸ Vacuo tried to stay neutral but Mistral and Mantle’s pre established presence there made that difficult.

▸ Mistral and Mantle went from, “Don’t side with them,” to, “Side with us and you’ll be safe.” No bueno hombre, said Vacuo.

▸ Vacuo knew if Vale fell, Mistral and Mantle would conquer them next.

▸ War raged, Grimm attacks increased.

▸ Cease fire to deal with hordes of Grimm before resuming the battles.

▸ A lot of settlements were lost due to no decent fighters being there to defend them. Many were never recovered again.

▸ Rations on food and Dust, technology development accelerated, humans and Faunus who fought together became closer.

▸ It all ended in the Vacuo Campaign → Mantle and Mistral thought if they cut off the Dust supply, victory would be assured.

▸ King of Vale personally lead the army into battle. Armed with only his sword, sceptre, and wearing his crown he decimated the army.

▸ Everyone bowed to the King of Vale, but he didn’t want to rule Remnant.

▸ Mantle, Mistral, Vacuo and Vale met on the island of Vytal and formed a Treaty → territories redistributed, slavery abolished, governments restructured, and the King of Vale (the last king) founded the Huntsman Academy’s.

▸ Huntsman Academy’s had the King’s most trusted followers in command at each Kingdom’s school.

“He would teach the world to fight, so long as we promised to fight for ourselves, and never against ourselves.”

Calling it now: Oz is the King and his cane was the sceptre. And the King’s sword is Jaune’s family heirloom.


Ask Ethan: Could We Reach The Speed Of Light By Christmas?

“In a book I read recently the author tried to explain Einstein’s twin paradox by imagining a space ship accelerating at one “g” for 20 years then returning […] is it actually possible to accelerate at one g for any thing like twenty years? Doing the math, if one starts out at New Year’s Day and accelerates at 32 feet per second per second one would attain light speed before Christmas. How would one continue to accelerate beyond that?”

So you’ve got dreams of interstellar travel. do you? And you don’t want to wait for multiple generations to come and go before we get there; you want to make it happen in a single human lifetime. The most straightforward strategy of all is to accelerate in one direction at 1g for some time, turn around mid-flight, and decelerate so that you’ll reach your destination at a reasonably low speed. With current technology, this is woefully impossible, as the energies required – as well as the fuel masses you’d need – are simply too great. But with antimatter technology, accelerating close to the speed of light is a real possibility. Reaching it or exceeding it, though?

Special relativity simply won’t allow it. Come learn all about our dreams for reaching the speed of light by Christmas, and how close we can actually get!


Stellar simulators

Astrophysicists at UCSB’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics will use a supercomputer to explore the driving forces behind mass loss in massive stars

It’s an intricate process through which massive stars lose their gas as they evolve, and a more complete understanding could be just calculations away – if only those calculations didn’t take several millennia to run on normal computers.

Now, astrophysicists Matteo Cantiello and Yan-Fei Jiang of UC Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) may find a way around that problem.

The pair have been awarded 120 million CPU hours over two years on the supercomputer Mira – the sixth-fastest computer in the world – through the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. INCITE aims to accelerate scientific discoveries and technological innovations by awarding, on a competitive basis, time on supercomputers to researchers with large-scale, computationally intensive projects that address “grand challenges” in science and engineering.

“Access to Mira means that we will be able to run calculations that otherwise would take about 150,000 years to run on our laptops,” said Cantiello, an associate specialist at KITP.

Cantiello and Jiang will use their supercomputer time to run 3-D simulations of stellar interiors, in particular the outer envelopes of massive stars. Such calculations are an important tool to inform and improve the one-dimensional approximations used in stellar evolution modeling. The researchers aim to unravel the complex physics involved in the interplay among gas, radiation and magnetic fields in such stars – stellar bodies that later in life can explode to form black holes and neutron stars.

The physicists use grid-based Athena++ code – which has been carefully extended and tested by Jiang – to solve equations for the gas flow in the presence of magnetic fields (magnetohydrodynamics) and for how photons move in such environments and interact with the gas flow (radiative transfer). The code divides the huge calculations into small pieces that are sent to many different CPUs and are solved in parallel. With a staggering number of CPUs – 786,432 to be precise – Mira speeds up the process tremendously.

This research addresses an increasingly important problem: understanding the structure of massive stars and the nature of the process that makes them lose mass as they evolve. This includes both relatively steady winds and dramatic episodic mass loss eruptions.

Called stellar mass loss, this process has a decisive effect on the final fate of these objects. The type of supernova explosion that these stars undergo, as well as the type of remnants they leave behind (neutron stars, black holes or even no remnant at all), are intimately tied to their mass loss.

The study is particularly relevant in light of the recent detection of gravitational waves from LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory). The discovery demonstrated the existence of stellar mass black holes orbiting so close to each other that eventually they can merge and produce the observed gravitational waves.

“Understanding how these black hole binary systems formed in the first place requires a better understanding of the structure and mass loss of their stellar progenitors,” explained Jiang, a postdoctoral fellow at KITP.

The implications of the work Cantiello and Jiang will perform on Mira also extend to broader fields of stellar evolution and galaxy formation, among others.