university of advancing technology

Man, the Avatar universe’s technology sure does advance quickly compared to ours

They went from the 1700-1800s to the 1920s in 70 years, and then from the 1920s to 1940s in three years.

What’s next?? In another five years they’re gonna have been to the moon and back, another ten they’ll have internet-enabled smartphones everywhere.

In another twenty they’ll have a Dyson Swarm collecting 100% of the energy from their parent star elevating them to a Type II civilization on the Kardashev Scale 

and Asami will have invented like half of all that shit

The Zodiac Signs as Ancient Civilizations/ Empires
  • Aries: Vikings // War, courage, honor, adventure
  • Taurus: Mongols // Possessions, determination, economy
  • Gemini: Chinese // Rich culture, importance of writing
  • Cancer: Babylonian // Strong sense of community, protection of the weak and poor
  • Leo: Inca // Sun-God, magnificent buildings and art
  • Virgo: Romans // Engineering, efficiency, technology
  • Libra: Greek // Democracy, beauty, great works of art
  • Scorpio: Egyptians // Mystery, intelligence, CATS
  • Sagittarius: Aztecs // Nobility, extravagance, strength
  • Capricorn: Maya // Knowledge, studying, hard work, time
  • Aquarius: Atlantis // Universal consciousness, advanced technology, isolation
  • Pisces: Persian // Human rights, religious tolerance, equality

A Jack X Wilford au of mine! :D (Inspired by the wonderful @caustic-synishade)

In this au, Jack is a (modern) 20’s detective, and Wilford is a criminal gang member. During an investigation though, Wilford is appointed to assist Jack, since he could have some key evidence and information on the crime. Jack is aloof, and bothered by Wilford, and Wilford just likes to tease and trick Jack. Eventually though, they warm up to each other ;)

Besides the inspiration from caustic, this was also inspired by the music genre called: Electro Swing. It’s like… techno/modern 20’s music! This au doesn’t actually take place in the 20’s. It takes place in a universe where its the “20’s era”, but they have advanced technology like laptops, cell phones, etc.


Steven is a freaking WMD

As of late, Steven has been coming in to a whole host of powers: healing spit, dream-walking, body snatching, super strength, plant control, feather falling, and so on. Almost all of these make Steven a very real threat to gems and humans alike, but Steven has one power in particular that hasn’t been discussed much in the show. One power that could make him a threat to all of homeworld, and goes a long way in explaining why Rose was able to raise a whole army against the Diamonds 

You see, Steven isn’t just able to heal the gem monsters, he has the ability to create them!

Before I get to explain this, let’s address something important. In the recent episode Monster Reunion, we learned the story of how Centipeetle came to earth, and the terrible burst of light and song that caused every gem on earth to become corrupted at once.

Obviously this wasn’t some inherently magical song. Magic in Steven Universe is much closer to sufficiently advanced technology, even if we can’t scientifically describe every power in play. No this was explicitly a power used by the three Diamonds, not some magic song and not some magic bomb. It’s why Centipeetle drew the three Diamonds (more on why she drew them black in another post), and why the burst shown yellow, blue and white in Same Old World. This is the kind of power the Diamonds wield, and anyone with the same power would qualify as a Destroyer of Worlds

Major clairification: I am NOT saying Steven is a Diamond! He’s a Quartz, this has never been up for debate!

Let’s rewind a bit and talk about Steven and Rose’s shield. Back in Ocean Gem, we learned that when struck, Steve’s shield emits a warbling metallic whine of a sound which managed to cause Lapis Lazuli’s water clones to shudder and collapse into into puddles.

This wasn’t an isolated incident. In Sworn To The Sword the same thing happens to one of Pearl’s training holograms, which glitched out and then shattered when he blocked it’s parry

This glitching effect should be fresh in your mind right now, since just yesterday in Monster Reunion, we saw Centipeetle’s body glitch the exact same way as she began to revert into her monster form.

Gem bodies are still just holograms. The only difference between Holo-Pearl’s physical form and that any real gem is that her body is designed to be fragile, and break rather than try to maintain her shape.

Worse yet, Steven’s powers seem to be entirely semantic in nature. In addition to being able to heal gems with his spit, he can heal humans, gem technology, and even a damaged stuffed animal

Obviously Steven’s disruption power is much weaker than that of the diamonds is, but it works on the same mechanic, and has the same extent of semantics as his healing. Lapis’s water clones weren’t made of holo-water like her wings. We saw her make them out of ocean water.

If that isn’t enough for you, listen to the reason why Garnet, Amethsyt, Pearl and Rose survived the the attack

Greg: No such thing as a good war, kiddo. Gems were destroyed, people too… In the end, your mother could only save a handful of her closest friends. If it weren’t for her shield, man, I don’t know.

Rose’s shield neutralized the effect: the same power is in play here, and it can potentially be reversed as well, and here’s the most amazing thing: Steven doesn’t need his shield to use it

In the infamous episode Maximum Capacity after seeing Amethyst shapeshift into his dead mother to torment his dad, Steven yells “STOP” at the top of his lungs, immediately afterwards the tv broke out into static. This wasn’t the end of the tape or anything, we saw the show still playing in the instant before the tape was scrambled by Steven’s powers. More evidence that this disruption ability can affect anything you could physically disrupt. The only variable here is power.

To wipe out all gems on earth, all three Diamonds were needed, presumably fused together, to commit such an act of unbridled destruction. For Steven to utilize his power on the same scale, either to corrupt or to heal, the odds are against him, but he’s not going to do it alone. After all, there’s no shortage of powerful gems on earth, and he only needs to fuse with them to wield their strength.




Unliving weapons

And a beast whose voice can tear holes in space itself!

Disclaimer: Gravity’s speed cannot be measured by current technology because gravitational interaction is too weak. 

However, based on general relativity gravity propagates at the speed of light. In the picture, the motion of the earth and moon create a distortion in spacetime (combination of space and time into a single interwoven continuum). The outward motion is moving at the speed of light. 


“HUMANS” returns to AMC tonight!

Season 2 of the series “HUMANS” is back, and with it, the story of our favorite group of android robots synthetic life forms continues!

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The Newsroom Meme: [1/8 Episodes] Season 1 Episode 1 “We Just Decided To” 

We stood up for what was right. We fought for moral reasons. We passed laws, struck down laws for moral reasons. We waged wars on poverty, not poor people. We sacrificed. We cared about our neighbors. We put our money where our mouths were and we never beat our chest. We built great big things, made ungodly technological advances, explored the universe, cured diseases, and we cultivated the world’s greatest artists and the world’s greatest economy. We reached for the stars, acted like men. We aspired to intelligence. We didn’t belittle it. It didn’t make us feel inferior. We didn’t identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election and we didn’t– we didn’t scare so easy. Huh. Ahem, we were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed. By great men, men who were revered. The first step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.

University of Illinois -  (Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA)

The school also uses much more focused research programs. These research programs include more specialized center of Latin America and the Caribbean and the European Union Studies Center.

Illinois famous graduates include many of the wealthy, successful people such as Oracle founder Larry Ellison’s company, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, and two of the three founders of You Tube.

In the modern world, and many marvel at the technological advances of science. University of Illinois prides itself on its deep commitment to this progress through

This type of interdisciplinary research done in the Applied Research Institute-which brings together a wide variety of engineers or the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, which unites many fields such as biology, calculating, and physics, as well as entrepreneurial Leadership Academy, which helps to deploy nearly from $ 2 billion endowment University.

This is why the University of Illinois produced, which is located in Urbana-Champaign main campus, 22 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Pulitzer Prize Award

Cyborg Cockroaches to Happen, Unfortunately?

In another case of “We’re science! We’re all about could’ve, not should’ve,” researchers are one step closer to creating artificial cockroaches. Case Western Reserve University professor Daniel Scherson found a way to convert internal cockroach chemicals and food intake into electrons, which could be filtered through a fuel cell for electricity. I guess there’s a use for those pesky bugs after all.

Learn more at Engadget.

In a genius experiment, the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Laboratory and Qualcomm Research designed a quadrotor drone that uses a smartphone for a brain. Qualcomm vision algorithms on the phone help the drone to navigate autonomously. Since smartphones are near-universal tools, this technology could bring advanced drones to more people.

Learn more about how robotics can change the world, from art to agriculture to education.

Penny Dreadwolf

An alternate universe where Arlathan never fell, Solas has not yet created a Veil or led a rebellion against the Evanuris Corporation. Instead he works alongside them to keep them in check. Mythal has not yet been assassinated for her innovations, and is actively scheming something with the Dread Wolf.  All the races of Thedas coexist in this Victorian Era inspired Steampunk Universe, and each have contributed some kind of technological advancement/invention to the society at large.

During a breakthrough on his latest invention, Solas is called away by Mythal for an important meeting, and during the interim someone breaks in and steals his prototype, his blue prints, and his biggest secret that has the potential to disrupt the power balance in all of Thedas and leave calamity in its wake.

read it on ao3!

Issue 1: A Thief in the Night

The grating sound of steam being forced through a maze of pipes and gears hissed in Solas’ face as the metal doors before him slowly pulled apart, granting him entry to his private workshop at the Evanuris Co. headquarters. He was earlier than he anticipated.

“Wisdom, I have returned.” He announced, crossing the expanse the room in the direction of his drafting bench.

Tugging on the collar of his finely pressed button down shirt, he loosened he fastenings around his neck allowing him to breathe more easily. He finally felt himself starting to relax, the tension he had been carrying in shoulders bleeding out with every step he took. Being called away from his work on such short notice tried his patience, but Mythal was not one to be ignored when she demanded an audience. 

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  • Team Flash: *is really concerned about Jesse's wellbeing*
  • Barry: *has superspeed and police resources*
  • Cisco: *literally has the ability to locate people anywhere, including in other universes, as well as access to advanced surveillance and facial recognition technology*
  • Only Person Actually Looking for Her: Harry, who is a wanted murderer risking his life and freedom every time he steps outside, and has no superpowers or connections that could help him find her.
  • Me: Look guys, either help him or convince him to leave her alone. Standing around looking concerned isn't getting anyone anywhere.