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China’s ‘Making It Rain’ With $168 Million (Video)

If you live in the States you are probably used to hearing folks waah-waah-waah about droughts and forest fires. Too bad we can’t cry a river or have some West Coast baller make it rain… Oh, wait. China ain’t crying. They are actually setting up the tech to make it RAIN!

China is spending $168 million on a program that is aimed to alter weather and make it rain in certain regions. The process is called cloud seeding.

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Scientists Can Now 3D Print Functional Organs (Video)

You read the headline just like we did on the Tube. You probably blurted out some combination of ‘bullsh!t’ and ‘wow’ as a knee jerk response… But then you pressed play. And you thought, “Oh. Like for practice,” maybe feeling a bit disappointed that we were not at the print-a-new-liver level yet.

We’ll get there. But for now, think: The doctors of tomorrow are going to get some REALISTIC practice BEFORE they ever touch a REAL human. There’s your pound of gold. Surgeons will not be ‘practicing’ medicine on our loved ones anymore.

Dope right?

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Apple Campus 2: Looking Good, Even Under Construction (Video)

This is craaaaazy! Not like President Trump crazy… yeah, that is happening… but so is this. Major massive cool. Apple HQ ‘Campus 2’ is going up. Peep the aerial drone shoot for proof: Outdoor lighting (check), solar panels (check), fitness center (check), included greenspace (check), parking garages and all that (check check)!

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Environmentally Conscious And Cost Effective: Solar Roof Tiles (Video)

Can we have nice things? Why do we always HAVE to be thinking about how to ‘save the planet’ man? Why does it always have to be about the environment? And you know going green costs hella money, right?

NO! It is costing less and less to go green, and we are not even talking about the cost SAVINGS you get from making the switch (e.g. lower utility bills). Case in point: Peep this vid about the possibilites for a roof of solar panels… cheaper AND nicer than what most folks live under now.

Oh… and you are not really ‘saving’ the Earth either way. Earth means ‘rocks and dirt.’ It will be here whether we try to save it or not. We are talking about our SURVIVAL as a species. No environment, no life on Earth.

(Life. It’s the nicest thing to have. Now, play the video.)

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Movie-Like Robot Could Aid In Future Disaster-Relief Efforts (Video)

Art mirrors life. Sure. But art influences life. No doubt! You have seen me speak on here on how getting nerds excited about making sci-fi into scientific fact is a beautiful thing, right? Well, you’re about to read me do it again!

A robot likened to those in “Transformers” and “Alien” has been built in South Korea. Controlled by someone inside the head, It is meant to help in disaster areas.

You gad-dam rite I am gad-dam GEEKED about this!! The folks who worked on movie robots are making real-life heroic robotics a reality. C’mon! How are you NOT losing your sh!t over this??!

Watch the vid piece.

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Look At The New Nike Shoe With EARL (Electro-Adaptive Reactive Laces) Technology

Nike’s new shoe magically adapts to your foot.

Posted by WIRED on Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Duuuude! I was on some Phresher (waitWAITwait a minute) when I watched this. So we did not get the “Back To The Future” hoverboard like we were supposed to by now, but aren’t these the shoes from the movies? Wow!

Nike’s new shoe magically adapts to your foot.
– Wired

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Science: Harvard Researchers Have Turned Hydrogen Into Metal (Video)

So this BoneBreaker Jones (aka my brother, Karl) post showed up on my Facebook wall (because, you know, family) that proves that, without a doubt, he is a nerd.

Yep. He’s definitely a classic “Revenge Of The Nerds” pocket-protector-and-taped-eyeglasses-wearing NERRRD! Hahahaaaa!

But he is cool with that, and he is cool with me (and vice versa). That said, what he shared was so incredible I had to Google around for corroboration (’cause I’m #NerdyAndProud too). And the news is all over the interwebs. Researchers at Harvard University have created a metal that could lead to way cheaper and more efficient superconductor applications – quantum leaps in medical technology (like MRI machines) and in transportation tech (like high-speed super-trains). This metallic hydrogen could even be used to drastically improve our power grids and help power deep space exploration!

This is the holy grail of high-pressure physics. It’s the first-ever sample of metallic hydrogen on Earth, so when you’re looking at it, you’re looking at something that’s never existed before.
Isaac F. Silvera, Lead Researcher at Harvard University

In a word…SCIENCE! But we still must remain calm. There is a LOT of testing and research yet to be done. It took 80 years of applied research effort to get this far. Like any journey, it takes time and drive to arrive at the destination. But this is a HUGE sign that we are on the right track.

MORE:
HYDROGEN TURNED INTO METAL (INDEPENDENT)
RESEARCHERS TURNED HYDROGEN INTO METAL (BUSINESS INSIDER)

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Instagram Adds New Live Broadcast Video Feature (Video)

Look at IG stepping up to the plate! Instagram already had Twitter’s number. Think about the time/effort to snap a picture worth a thousand words vs. the time/effort it takes to cram your sentiments into 140 characters. Assuming both are attempted using the smartphone you got there, IG wins! Got wind of a bigger ‘win’ though: Periscope, Snapchat and even Facebook live have now comp… Instagram’s Live Video Broadcast feature! It works in concert with IG’s recently released Stories feature, and it has to be seen as just as good or better. Seeing as how nowadays, Facebook feeds and photo sections are filled with echoed pics and videos from IG, this move lets users skip the middle ‘tech.’

Suffice it to say that the @JayforceDotCom and @BeatzandlyricsShow Instagrams are about to go HAM! And you can still follow our Beatz & Lyrics and JayForceDotCom feeds on Twitter. All good!

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Facebook Isn’t “Free” (Video)

If you’re not paying, you’re not the customer–you’re the product.

You gotta know this. Whether you know already, or not, you GOTTA know this. So, since College Humor put together a palatable way to tell you so, I’m gonna share and let you know…

FACEBOOK ISN’T FREE!

Watch and see how you ‘pay’ for it, because you are not willing to pay for it otherwise. Hey, everything has it’s price. How do you think Zucks got so damned rich? And you could quit Facebook, but good luck escaping Google!

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Science/Technology: Scientists Use Gold And Rat Parts To Make A Remote-Controlled Artificial Stingray (Video)

Yeeeeesh! That looks creepy as f-ck! But a team of scientists at Harvard creating this artificial stingray out of rat parts (again, yeesh) and a pinch of gold is actually part of the team’s ongoing research on how to make artificial organs. This admittedly weird biotech is remote-controlled; able to be moved about in a tank using light beams.

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MLB The Show 17 (Gameplay Reveal Trailer)

It’s here! The first official gameplay of The Show™ 17. Visit www.theshow.com to pre-order now. Get your first glimpse of Ken Griffey Jr. in action.
– PlayStation

Whether you like it, or love it, MLB The Show 17 has got a PlayStation Experience for YOU! The Gameplay Reveal Trailer above is enough to validate predictions of what a lot of dudes (and females, equal opportunity gamer-slackers…Hahaaa!) are going to be tied up doing. Nice action shots and dope choice of music. Here we go now!

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Business/Technology: Amazon ‘Just Walk Out’ Shopping (Video)

We stay on the trends that matter to us and, in so doing, we watch history being made. Case in point: Check out the in-store mapping (IndoorAtlas) article we posted on here a few years back. And wait for it…

Told you so! WHAT?!! Not only is Amazon coming out with a store that can track you, you likely desires, and product selection decision (indecision) choices… but you don’t even have to wait in line or do the computerized check-out. You ‘Just Walk Out’ maaaan. Amazon knows who you are, what you finally decide to buy; and charges you for the total when you walk out the store!

And this is not still ‘conceptual’ either. AmazonGo store #1 is coming to Seattle (Washington, USA) early 2017.

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How Flat Can A Flat Screen TV Be? (Video)

Apparently, LG is coming with a TV as thin as a credit card. Wowwww, now that’s a neato cool toy! Maybe one we can roll up and stuff in a stocking. Got to imagine they will be hella expensive. But not if you got it playa. Haaa!

I don’t. I’m saying if YOU got it.

I was surprised at the amount of vitriol ($10 word for ‘hateration’ – word value to be determined) being spewed on the comments where I found this clip. Guess we can’t have nice things… without spiteful things being said about them. Aaaanywaayyys, it’s cool leisure tech candy to at least look at (sweet). Plus it is lightweight and magnetically mounted to a wall. So moving days would be a bit easier on the back. I wonder how that next argument over what to watch might go though…

(Look… we ain’t watching ‘Scandalicious’ or ‘House Chickens Of Gotham City’ tonight… Think we are? Oh yeah?? Well, just keeping thinking that. Meanwhile, I’m gonna watch ‘Arrow’ in the other room… AND I’M TAKING THE TV!)

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Technology: Drones Can Provide Disaster Relief (Video)

Weren’t we just talking about how drones can save lives on here? Well, watch how we can go beast mode with that idea in the best way. Great use of drone technology in the search & rescue realm; no longer just ‘search’…now they can bring some form of help.

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Dr. Hadiyah Green Pioneers Groundbreaking Cancer Treatment

Another great segment checked in by Roland Martin. Dr. Hadiyah Green has me SPEECHLESS! BRILLIANCE! BEAUTY! She’s my new true crush. She is everything of the essence of Ernest Everett Just, Daniel Hale Williams, Charles Drew… all the pioneering geniuses of 20th Century medicine… carried into the 21st Century. I hope and pray that she, and folks like her, can continue to push through the b.s. and CURE CANCER NOW!

Watch her interview above. Follow her at @DrHadiyahGreen. Support the effort at Physics2Cancer.org

(Did you see the part where she got her treatment proposal ready, and “they” told her that no one would back her methods without including a drug??? ARE YOU $%&!ing SERIOUS??!! Maannnn… you MUST watch!)

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Paris, France, Will Be The First To Have Flying Taxis In Service (Video)

These taxis ought to blast that ‘George Jetson futuristic funk…’ (ha! shout to Craig Mack) when they take off. I said ‘take off’ instead of ‘leave’ or embark because them shizz be FLYING!

Paris will be the first city with flying taxis.
– Discovery News

Seems like they are just hydrofoiling in this clip though. Still, cool tech.

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Tesla Powered An Entire Island With Solar Energy (Video)

An island of residents dependent on things like generators for power are now solar-powered… the entire island. And NowThis

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New GoPro Throwable Camera Lets You Capture High-Quality Aerial Footage (Video)

Wow. When the director calls out “throw” to camera 3… well, now the cameraperson will need some further clarification… Because GoPro, that’s why! Watch the clip above: You can aim, throw and shoot this GoPro (as many times as needed) to get the perfect aerial shot. Whyyyyy are we not filming touchdown receptions with a ‘football cam’ yet? Get on that GoPro. ASAP. And get Cam Newton to speak on it (Cam’s Aerial Cam, Air Cam Cam, ThrowPro…something more catchy).

Hey! What about a dodgeball cam?? Imagine commentating someone getting BLASTED in the face, huevos, guts, glutes or somewhere sensitive (yet hilarious) from the ‘incoming!’ point of view. Could be some fun tech! And you can invest in it via the link below.

KICKSTARTER: WITH AER, YOU CAN THROW YOUR GOPRO!

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BMW’s Motorrad Looks Like Batman’s Motorcycle (Video)

Sort of like the cycle in the Batman movies. Although that self-balancing function probably cannot ‘guarantee’ no crashes. There are some crazy riders out there that might put that feature to the ultimate test if & when this cycle comes out. Pretty sweet looking toy though.

BMW has released their next concept vehicle in the Vision 100 series, and it’s a motorcycle. The Motorrad is sleek, self-balances and comes with augmented reality goggles.

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NASA: Futuristic Aircraft Design (Video)

Airlines are going so far nowadays as to ask passengers to go ‘potty’ before takeoff to make the plane lighter overall. Every little bit counts. Ha!

Seriously. Lighter… as well as more powerful & efficient, more resilient, less pollutant-producing… all goals for airlines. Such are also hallmarks of futuristic air transportation tech. So you gotta know NASA is all over it. Matter of fact, it is likely that research-heavy NASA is leading in many ways. Watch this documentary on how.

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