3D printing: the next technological revolution
Anyone familiar with Star Trek: The Next Generation should know about the “replicator” technology used on the show. Replicators are devices that can synthesize organic and inorganic material on the spot through a simple command. Clearly this is futuristic science-fiction nonsense, right? Well, replicators exist today, albeit in a much simpler form, and you can actually own one.
“Does extinction have to be forever?”
It is estimated that each year, thousands of species become extinct. Zoologists and biologists have studied extinction to find out how it happens, why it happens and how to prevent it. However, within the last few years, a new area of study has arisen known as “de-extinction”.
Does whatever a spider can
Peter Parker — better known as Spider-Man — was granted his super powers after being bitten by a radioactive spider. Along with the proportionate strength and agility of a spider, Parker gained a “spider-sense” – a precognitive sense allowing him to detect danger around him.
Sony introduces the PS4
Let the excitement begin, gamers. Sony announced on February 27 that they are releasing their newest video game console, the Playstation 4, sometime before the next holiday season. The console is expected to upgrade the graphics, reduce or effectively remove loading times and increase the amount of games available for purchase online rather than in store.
Six strikes, you’re out
On Feb. 25, a new policy went into effect in the United States, which could have a drastic effect on how individuals use the Internet. The Copyright Alert System (CAS) — also known as the “six strikes” policy — is officially in effect south of the border, which has left many Internet pirates questioning the controversial policy’s fairness.