Author: Vincent Yourhighness

Top 10 Transhumanist Technologies

1. Cryonics Cryonics is a  low-temperature preservation of a human body that cannot be kept alive by Contemporary medicine, with the hope that healing and resuscitation may be possible in the future. 2. Virtual Reality Virtual reality is immersive multimedia that creates an environment which simulates physical presence in places in the real world or imagined worlds and lets the user Interact in that world. Virtual  \reality artificially creates sensory experiences that can include sight, hearing, touch and smell. 3. Genetic engineering Gene therapy replaces bad genes with good genes. RNA interference as well as CRISPR-cas9 can selectively knock out gene expression. Together, they give us an unprecedented ability to manipulate our own genetic code. 4. Space Colonization Space colonies will become necessary to house the many billions of individuals that will be born in the future as our population and the Earth’s resources may dwindle. 5. Cybernetics Integrating humans with machines will eventually improve our everyday experience, letting us hear a wider range of ambient sounds, viewing millions of stars rather than just a …

Seven Technologies That Will Help You Live Forever

The dream of immortality is an enduring one. It’s haunted the human imagination for millennium – just ask ponce de leon. But nowadays we seek the Fountain of youth, not in the far corners of the Earth, but in the ingenuity of the human mind. Here’s a look at the many ways  scientists are attempting to extend human life. 1. Put  It In The Cloud Probably the most extreme solution to the problem of immortality is to simply download our minds into robotic vessels. The “Avatar project,” part of the 2045 Initiative, is already planning to transfer human consciousness into an non – biological substrate by mid – century. Aging will be a thing of the past – but what about our humanity. 2. Take A Pill Certain pharmaceuticals, such as the diabetes drug metformin, could extend human lifespans by up to 50%. Drug companies like Gero are developing new anti – aging pills which will use so – called “geroprotectors”-compounds like carnosine, rapamycin, and metformin – to extend the youthfulness of tissues well into …

How Much Progress Humans Can Make In Science (These Predictions Will Blow Your Mind!)

We have culled through the scientific and speculative literature and assembled a tentative forecast of human evolution over the next few years. You are welcome to disagree with our predictions – so long as you don’t ignore them. 100 Years Nanotech, Biotech, Genetic Engineering… Advances in nanotechnology, biotech, and genetic engineering furnish humankind with the power to influence its evolution and greatly expand its physical and sensory equipment. Human beings now come standard with “synthetic telepathy,” optical AR implants, optogenetic neurological and anticancer therapy, and “cloud-based” cerebral augmentation. 250 Years Human Redesigning The selective use of ectogenesis and CRISPR-like genetic engineering technology creates what might almost be called a brand new human species. Humankind completely redesigns itself-enhanced senses, greater lifespans, delayed  senescence, increased cerebral capacity, CISPR-based immune systems, and much else. Women now have complete control over ovum release and fertility, granting total sexual freedom to those who wish to experience the quaint novelty of pregnancy. 500 Years Increased intellect Through Gene Editing By mid-millennium, the great human’s struggle is with new kinds of communicable neuropathic diseases-virulent …

Animals That Went Extinct In The 21st Century

Bermuda Saw-Whet Owl Native To: Bermuda Disappeared: 2014 Reason: Unknown, but may be due to the decline of cedar and palmetto trees, or the arrival of non-native predators and competitors. Formosan Clouded Leopard Native To: Taiwan Disappeared: 2013 Reason: Extensive logging of natural habitat. Cape Verde Giant Skink Native To: Cape Verde Islands Disappeared: 2013 Reason: Hunted for food and “skink oil” by native Pinta Island Tortoise Native To: Pinta Island, Ecuador Disappeared: 2012 Reason: Hunting Japanese River Otter Native To: Seto Inland Seas, Uwa Sea Disappeared: 2012 Reason: Hunting in the past, pollution and human development during recent times. Western Black Rhinoceros Native To: Sub-Saharan Africa Disappeared: 2011 Reason: Poaching Eastern Cougar Native To: northeastern North America Disappeared: 2011 Reason: Hunting, and decline of its primary prey, the white tailed deer, also due to hunting. Spotted Green Pigeon Native To: Island in the south Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean Disappeared: 2008 Reason: Hunting and Predation by introduced animals. Baiji Dolphin Native To: Yangtze River, China Disappeared: 2006 Reason: Industrialization and heavy use of the …

12 Fastest Electric Cars of Today & Tomorrow

Available In The Market 1. Mitsubishi I-Miev Speed: 62 Mph Make: 4-Door Hatchback MSRP: $22,995 2. Smart Fortwo Electric drive Speed: 68 Mph Make: 2-Door Hatchback MSRP: $12,490 3. Ford Focus Ev Speed: 82 Mph Make: 4 Door Hatchback MSRP: $25,170 4. Volkswagen eGOLF Speed: 83 Mph Make: 4-Door Hatchback MSRP: $29,815 5. Fiat 500e 84 Mph Make: 2-Door Hatchback MSRP: $31,800 6. Mercedes-Benz B250e Speed: 87 Mph Make: 4-Door Hatchback MSRP: $41,450 7. Kia Soul Ev   Speed: 92 Mph Make: Sports Utility Vehicle MSRP: $31,950 8. Nissan Leaf Speed: 107 Miles Make: 4-Door Hatchback MSRP: $29,010 – $36,790 9. Tesla Model S P90 Speed: 270 Mph Make: 4-Door Hatchback MSRP: $108,000 Coming In 2017 10. Hyundai Ioniq 115 Mph Make: 4-Door Hatchback MSRP: $29,010-$36,790 11. Chevy Bolt Speed: 200 Mph Make: 5-Door Hatchback MSRP: $38,000 12. Tesla Model 3 Speed: 215 Mph Make: 4-Door Hatchback MSRP: $35,000

The Future Of Global Warming and Climate Change (With Timeline)

It seems clear now that the effects of human industry and civilization of shaping the Earth’s climate as never before. The fruits of scientific forecasting permit us a glimpse of the next 84 years of our planet’s ecological and biophysical history. One thing seems certain-it promises to be a strange, even frightening, new world. 1. 2020 Europe experiences an  increased incidence of flash flooding; meanwhile, agricultural yields decrease by up to 50% in some parts of the world due to less rainfall. 2. 2025 5 billion people face periodic water shortages. Melting permafrost in the Arctic releases 190 gigatons of greenhouse gases, further amplifying the current warming trend. 3. 2030 Ocean acidification destroys 18% of the planet’s coral reefs; in Asia alone, coral loss amounts to 30% meanwhile, temperate glaciers disappear altogether on the equatorial mountains of Africa, and the Arctic sea is now completely ice-free in the summer. 4. 2047 The period of the so-called “climate departure” -a point of no return, when average temperatures become so impacted by the evolving climate that a …

7 Benefits of Artificial Photosynthesis

Artificial Photosynthesis uses a solar-powered device, called an artificial leaf, which converts sunlight and water into hydrogen and oxygen (splitting water). The hydrogen could then be used directly as liquid fuel or channeled into a fuel cell. The process mimics the natural photosynthesis that generates energy for plants through plant leaves. Benefits of Artificial Photosynthesis The current technologies that generate power from solar energy lack something important: the ability to store energy. Artificial Photosynthesis solves this problem by making the final product into a storable fuel. Different Types of Fuels Artificial Photosynthesis has the potential to produce more than one type of fuel. The final product could be liquid hydrogen, which can be used like gasoline in hydrogen-powered engines, or methanol, which can be used to directly run cars. No Need To Recharge Electronics Again Electronics could automatically recharge when they are getting low on power by simply absorbing and storing energy from the Sun. Reduce Global Warming The use of Artificial Photosynthesis on a momentous scale could take in and clean up the excessive …

Top 10 Existing Bio Robots (Animal Inspired Machines) of Today

Biomimetic robot, or bio-robots, are those that mimic the movements of natural creatures of particular interest scientists is how animal bone and limb structures translate to unique locomotion-crawling, slithering, swimming, scaling walls and even flapping wings. Such robots have the potential to assist humans in a variety of ways. They could creep into tight  spaces to inspect damaged facilities,  squirm into tiny crevices to search for trapped survivors, or provide aerial surveillance to government organizations tracking poachers. Here are some of the ones that already exist. 1. StickyBot Inspiration: Gecko Created by Stanford Mechanical Engineer Mark Cutkosky, stickybot can climb smooth surfaces with feet patterned after the intricate design of a gecko’s toes. The robot utilizes dry adhesion, a technique the gecko uses in nature. One-way adhesive on the robot’s feet allows it to attach and detach each foot with a little effort. 2. Scamp Inspiration: Mantis From the makers of stickybot, the standard Climbing and Aerial maneuvering Platform is hybrid drone that can not only climb walls, but also perch and fly. Microspines like …

9 Most Amazing Droids In the Star Wars Universe

Some of the most memorable and integral characters of the Star Wars Universe are not humans or aliens but robotics. Here is a rundown of the most notable droids from episodes IV-VI. We trust they are the ones you are looking for. 1. C3 PO Debuted- A New Hope A bipedal, humanoid droid designed to interact with organics, and programmed primarily for etiquette and protocol. Fluent in over 6 million forms of communication, making it an integral member of  interstellar missions. Assigned to the Alderaan cruiser Tantive IV by Senator Bail Organa, where he served for 19 years with R2-D2 until the events of A New Hope sent him to Tatooine. 2. R2-D2 Debuted: A New Hope An astromech droid capable of hyperspace navigation, system monitoring and control, damage repair, and data storage. Loaded with extensive databases of star systems and hyperspatial coordinates for starfighter models with hyperdrives. Entrusted by Princess Leia Organa to transport a copy of the Death Star Plans to Obi-Wan on Tatooine in A New Hope. 3. Wed Tredwell Droid Debuted: …

8 Scientific Explanations That Debunk Zombies

Zombies are iconic and popular characters in film and TV depictions post-apocalyptic Nightmare worlds, Fortunately for us, they’re entirely confined to the entertainment realm -albeit of the horror genre out to spook the living daylights out of us. Here’s why zombies won’t cut it in the real world: 1. The Humidity  Fragility High heat and humidity speeds up detrioration of rotting files which will quickly be consumed by insects and bacteria. On the other hand, winter would turn zombie bones brittle and aggravate their already fragile condition. No wonder they prefer dark confined places, like basements, prisons, abandoned homes, tunnels, etc. 2. The Microorganism Fatalism of course Zombies are devoid of a normal person’s natural defence against diseases – the body’s immune system. Viruses, fungi, bacteria and other microorganisms will find an ideal breeding ground in zombies and would devour their hosts faster than you can say “fear the Walking Dead.” 3. The Locomotion Demotion With muscles, bones and tendons dangling, in disarray or altogether missing, zombies wouldn’t be able to walk, much less outrun …

7 Incredibly  Ambitious Virtual Reality Projects

Conversation about virtual reality has long been confined to the realms of gaming and entertainment, and for good reason. It is quickly and radically reshaping the way we play. But it would be a disservice to the technology to ignore the potential for virtual reality to transform our lives in much bigger ways. We’re taking education, tourism, construction, research, and even government. The most ambitious innovators in the space didn’t view as an escape from reality, but rather a tool to make a reality better, safe, and more equalizing on a global scale. Let’s meet a few of them. 1. Virtual Reality Cities Hypatia by Timefire Media It is perhaps the ultimate fantasy of VR enthusiasts – a bustling virtual city where you can live, work, and play without the struggles and demands of the real world. Timefire is one of the first companies to tackle this challenge with Hypatia, Virtual utopia that allows players to read virtual books, use virtual smartphones, create virtual art, engage in virtual outdoor activities, and even go to virtual …

10 Awesome Applications of ‘Virtual Reality’ Technology

VR’s new mainstream identity was fueled mostly by its most fervent early adopters – Gamers. While they may be the biggest evangelizers right now,  the technology has virtually limitless potential in a number of other fields and industries. 1. Entertainment In the near future, VR will enable you to render your own personal movie theater or concert hall wherever you want, whenever you want. A company called Live Like VR has already built a virtual Stadium that allows you to watch your favorite team from the stands. Bands like Coldplay and Best Coats have already streamed VR concerts. And late last year, the world’s first virtual reality movie theatre opened in Amsterdam. 2. Healthcare Medical institutions have been using CGI and virtual simulation for diagnosis and treatment for years now and they’re only going to get more immersive. Software companies Surgical theater and Conquer Mobile use images from CAT scans or ultrasounds to build 3D models of a patient’s anatomy. A company called MindMaze to has created an immersive virtual-reality therapy for stroke and brain …

12 Best Virtual Reality Headsets In The Market

1. Google Cardboard Company: Google Inc. Price: $5 to 10 Google cardboard was unveiled at Google I/O 2015.  it support phones with screens up to 6 inches (15 cm)  and has a new button that allows it to work with any phone. 2. Archos VR headset Archos Available at Price: $38 Up to 100 virtual reality applications can be run on the phone. The Archos video glasses provide a stereoscopic view of the action on screen. Any side-by-side 3D content run on the phone will be viewable through the glasses. 3. Homido Homido Price: $79 Homido is a wireless device that is used alongside your smartphone to give you a total VR experience. Homido allows you to watch your favourite 3D movies, enjoy 360 degree videos, immerse yourself in VR video games. 4. ImmersiON-VRelia ImmersiON Available at Price: $89 The device has optic with off white field of view and offers a high quality Universal platform it accommodates smartphones  from 4 to 6 inches 10 to 15 cm and has exchangeable inserts specific to eat phone …

Know The Supercomputers Of Tomorrow

1. China Doubles Down China has spent recent years making upgrade to its flagship to supercomputer, and plans to unveil two operational 100-petaflop versions before the end of 2016.They will be the world’s fastest. 2. Project Aurora The US Department of Energy announced in 2015 that Intel and Cray are  building a 180-petaflop system called Aurora at the US  Argonne National Laboratory. It will cost $200 million dollars, and expects to debut in 2018. 3. The Exaflop Barrier In 2011, Senior VP of Intel Kirk Skaugen outlined the company’s vision to reach exaflop-level performance by 2019. Such computers would be able to carry out one quintillion (1.000,000,000,000,000,000) floating-point operations per second.

Supercomputers of Each Generation (History of Supercomputers)

To appreciate the scale of a supercomputer, you must understand how its performance is measured. We measured them in FLOPS, which stands for floating – point operations per second. Floating-point encoding allows for very long numbers to be handed with ease, and is useful in a number of scientific fields. 1. (CDC 6600) 1964 Processing power: 3 million FLOPS The CDC 6600 was designed by Seymour cray, the father of supercomputing, and is widely considered the world’s first supercomputer. It  would be the fastest computer in the world for five years until it was replaced by the CDC 7600. 2. CRAY – 1 1976 processing power: 80 million FLOPS The Cray – 1 was designed and manufactured by Cray Research, and came to be one of the most popular and successful supercomputers in history. It was the first supercomputer to fully exploit vector processing. 3. CRAY X – MP 1982 Processing Power: 400 million FLOPS The CRAY X – MP was the successor of the Cray – 1, and was also built by Cray Research. …

10 Predictions By Futurist Sci-Fi Writers That Came True

1. Credit Cards Prediction date: 1888 (58 years before the first credit card was conceptualized) Author: Edward Bellamy Publications: Looking Backward (1888 novel) Bellamy came up with something called “Universal credit,” which allowed people to access their funds from anywhere on Earth. In the text, everyone had a card that allowed them to spend their “credit” from the central bank without the use of paper money. The first credit cards didn’t surface until the 1950s. 2. Tanks Author: H.G. Wells Publication: The land ironclads (1903 story published in the strand magazine) Wells’ war machines 100 feet long, had Conning towers on top, and rolled on eight pairs of wheels, each of which had its own independent turning axle.The first use of real tanks wasn’t until 1916 at the battle of Somme. 3. Earbuds Author: Ray Bradbury Publication: Fahrenheit 451 (1953 novel) In the 1950s, portable audio devices were enormous; however, Bradbury described “little seashells…. thimble radios” that brought an “electronic ocean of Sound of music and talk.”  Earbud headphones only came into popular  use in 2000. 4. Video …

10 Coolest Starfighters In The Star Wars Universe

Some of the most gripping scenes in the Star Wars films are the open space dogfights between the forces of good and evil. The primary weapon of choice in these brawls has always been in the fast and lethal starfighter. Here, we look at the most famous designs used in a galaxy far far away. 1. Tie Fighter One of the most iconic designs: spider web cockpit window and hexagonal wings. Its engines emit threatening scream that has become instantly recognizable. Many variants and a special one, the TIE Advanced, was flown by Vader in Star Wars. 2. TIE Interceptor Appeared throughout the regional trilogy; had variants  such as fighters and bombers. Prepared by twin ion engines (hence the TIE acronym), they were the Empire’s fastest. Lacked shields and hyperdrive but had more weapon payloads and agility. 3. Vulture Droid Starfighter First appeared in The Phantom Menace, it is the TIE fighter of the prequel trilogy. Controlled by droid brains, they are fast, deadly, and require no pilot. They can land, invert their wings and …

7 Type Of Student Career That Didn’t Existed 15 Years Ago

The majority of new career paths sprouting today are driven by rapid advances in Science, technology, and engineering. What once was a small collection of highly specialized courses and classes has now transformed into full – blown fields of study. Here are some of the major that didn’t exist at the turn of the millennium. Robotics Engineering The US Bureau of labor Statistics estimates that the demand for qualified robotics engineers  will grow 13% by 2028. Robots and robotics technology is now used everywhere – factories, service centers, labs and hospitals, personnel devices, officers, and even homes. Some academic Institutions now offer graduate studies in artificial intelligence. The Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA)  offers a Bachelor of Science in Robotics Engineering reportedly in the first in the US. Cyber Security Cyber warfare is a major threat to businesses and governments, especially as more sensitive information is exchanged electronically. The need for a specialists in this area was stressed by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who said that the Pentagon is “desperately short of people who …

7 Technologies Super Soldiers Will Be Using In Future Warfare

You may call it fearsome, but the advancing technology is taking the tactics of war and defence to a whole new level. Yes there are nuclear weapons, but they can’t be operational until it’s the final call, hence technology is redefining the capabilities of the soldiers so things can be tackled effectively. Let’s take a look how technology will shape the future warfare. 1. IronMan Battle Suits Head-to-toe bulletproof motorized exoskeleton armor are complete with cooling system. power pack, sensors, computers communication and navigation equipment. Leading Program/Proponent: Tactical Assault Light operator suit (TALOS project), US special Operations command. 2. Virtual Reality Headsets Head-mounted display or VR glasses will allow soldiers to explore scenarios while under enemy fire, in a realistic 360 – degree 3D environment. Leading Program/Proponent Oculus Rift 3. Smart Gun Can morph from a  rifle into a shotgun into a grenade launcher, has the ability to communicate with a command base, and identify military target from civilians. Leading Program/Proponent: Defense Research and Development Canada 4. Self – Guided Bullets Maneuverable bullet with real – time guidance …

Top 5 Mass Extinctions of Earth’s History We Know About

1. The Ordovician-Silurian Extinction 439 million years ago Didn’t ordovician period, most life on earth lived in the sea. A sudden drop in sea levels occurred as glaciers formed, and a sudden rise in sea levels are god is glaciers melted. This dramatically impacted sea dwelling creatures, causing about 25% of marine families and 60% of marine genera to die. The Late Devonian Extinction 364 million years ago During this extinction event much of the sea but became the word of oxygen, making it inhospitable for anything except bacteria. Scientist think that new plant species caused the climate change, with significantly contributed to the massive loss of life. Notably the event may have been characterized by series of extensions over several million years, rather than a single event. Three quarters of a species died. The Permian Triassic Extinction 215 million years ago The permian mass extinction has been nicknamed “The Great Dying” since a staggering Instagram 96% of species disappear. This means that all life on Earth is descended from the 4% of species that survive. Although direct evidence has yet …

10 Greatest Technological Breakthroughs We Recently Achieved

10. Magic Leap A startup is betting more than half a million dollars that it will dazzle you with its approach to creating 3-D imagery. The technology uses a special headset designed to make virtual objects appear in real life and would open new opportunities for the film, gaming, travel and telecommunications industries. Magic Leap technology will be made available in a year or two. 9. Nano Architecture Tiny lattices with enormous potential. These are nanomaterials that allow the creation of the strangest and lightest substance on earth. Technology could also follow increasing the energy density of batteries – the amount of power they can hold at a given size. Nano architectured products will be in the market before 2020. 8. Car-to-Car Communication Simple wireless technology promises to make driving much safer. The technology lets cars broadcast their position, speed, steering-wheel position, break status, and other data to other vehicles within a few hundred meters. 7. Project Loon Millions of people could get online for the first time thanks to Helium balloons that Google will soon send over many places …

5 Most Precise Theories About End of Universe (Cosmic Holocaust)

If there’s one thing scientists love discussing more than the beginning of the universe, it’s the end. Here  are some of the most popular scientific  theories on how the universe might meet its demise. 1. The Big Crunch This is the opposite of the Big Bang, which started the expansion of the cosmos.  It assumed that the average density of the universe will halt its expansion and begin contracting. The contraction will bring all matter in the universe back together, wiping out everything. In the end, the universe once again become an infinitely dense singularity. Of course, nothing will survive. 2. The Big Bounce As in The Big Crunch, gravity slows the expansion of the universe and starts drawing everything back into a single point. However, it posits that singularities violate the second law of thermodynamics, which stops the universe from being bounded by singularities. In short, a Big Crunch is prevented and instead, we get a new Big Bang. In this way, the universe gets “recycled” over and over ad infinitum. 3. The Big …

Top 10 Countries That Utilize Solar Energy the Most

1. GERMANY 39.275 GIGA WATT  (GW) The official government goal is to continuously increase renewables’ contribution within the country’s overall electricity consumption. Long – term minimum targets are 35% by 2020, 50% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. 2. CHINA 35.78 GIGA WATT (GW) By 2030, the Chinese government announced that it wants to reduce fossil-fuel energy by 20%. 3. JAPAN 23.3 GIGA WATT (GW) Japan is a world leader in solar due to its government residential PV programs, net-metering, the support of the private sector, and ambitious goals to reach 28 GW by 2020 and 53 GW by 2030. 4.UNITED STATES 18.3 GIGA WATT (GW) California is set to obtain 33% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by the end of 2020. A total of 4,324 MW of utility scale solar power plants are under construction, and an additional 25,926 MW are under development. 5. ITALY 17.9 GIGA WATT (GW) Solar Power accounted for 7% of the electricity generated in Italy during 2013 (ranked 1st in the world), a share that’s expected to …

5 Facts About 3D Printing Tech Savvy People Wanna Know…

1. How 3D Printing Works 3D printers produce objects by printing thousands of tiny layers that stick together to form a solid. Before printing, the object needs to be designed and modeled on a computer, systems that are typically open source and very easy to use. Modern 3D printers can print up to 10 materials at once, including metal alloys, to create complex objects like prosthetics in a much more efficient way. 2. It’s An Economic Revolution Leading results expect 3D printers in every home in the near future; they will likely be powered by renewable energies, and use recycled materials. This could drive down the production cost of many consumer products to virtually zero, and allow you to print almost everything you want at home. Prices for 3D printer for the consumer markets are already at as low as $400, and they are becoming easier and easier to use. Even houses, cars and bridges have been 3D printed, albeit with some limitations, One’s ready, manufacturing of large, complex objects will become much faster and cheaper. 3. Making …

Everything About Bioprinting The Future of Medical Science

1. What IS Bioprinting? bioprinting is the artificial construction of living tissues the outputting of layer-upon-layer of living cells. Presently, Bioprinting is still in the experimental stage. 2. The Basic Process Though bioprinters come in various configurations, the basic process is the same. All machines output an immense amount of cells, which come from a bioprint head, in order to build up a three-dimensional organic object. Most bioprinters also output dissolvable gel (as a scaffold) to protect and support cells during printing. 3. Potentials And Applications Regenerating Bones Biodegradable Polymers and ceramics are being tested to help from artificial organs, and may be used as bioprinting substitutes for bone. In Situ Bioprinting Researchers have experimented with a bioprinter that directly sprayed skin cells onto the wounds of mice. The wounds healed  in just three weeks compared to six weeks in a control group. The US military is funding research on in situ bioprinting to help heal wounds of soldiers in the battlefield. Cosmetic Application In situ bioprinting could have cosmetic application and may come in …

Flotovotaics, Photovotaics & More About Renewable Solar Technology

Floating Solar Power Plants Years after the fukushima nuclear plants disaster, Japan is looking at a smart ways to double its renewable energy output by 2030. It has embarked on building floating solar power plants on inland bodies of water-two small ones were constructed in 2015, one largest one was inaugurated toward the middle of the year , and the world’s largest is set to debut this year. Method of Solar Power Solar Power involves the conversion of sunlight into electricity which can be done directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). CPS used lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. PV converts light into an electric current using the photovoltaic effect. Photovoltaic PV is the method of converting solar energy into direct current electricity using semiconducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. The PV effect is commonly studied in physics, photochemistry and electrochemistry and is a process that is both Physical and chemical in nature. The first step involves the …

5 MOST COMMON APPLICATIONS OF SUPER COMPUTER

1. Weather Forecasting The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) uses the Weather and Climate Operational Ssupercomputing System to track space and oceanic activity and forecast weather. 2. Nuclear Weapons IBM Sequoia is being used by the National Nuclear Security Association (NNSA) to run multiple simulations to predict performance, safety and reliability of nuclear weapons. 3. Biology The Anton supercomputer is used for molecular dynamics simulations of biological macromolecules like proteins, allowing researchers to understand their movements better. 4. Astrophysics The NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division houses some of the world’s top supercomputers, which have been used for space shuttle development and aerodynamics research for 3 decades. 5. World of Warcraft Yes it is true, some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers allow blizzard entertainment’s enduring MMORPG to host up to 1 million active players at a time. And you thought your break was impressive.

MEET THE 13 MOONWALKER ASTRONAUTS

It has been early 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took humanity’s first steps on the moon in July 1969. Overall,  just 12 astronauts have accomplished the feat, all within a span of 3 years. We haven’t been back since. Get to know the elite individuals of the most exclusive club in the world-the moonwalkers. 1. Neil Alden Armstrong First man on the moon Mission: Apollo II Moon landing July 21, 1969 (August 5 1930 to August 25 2012) First person to set foot on the Moon was an aerospace engineer Naval Aviator test pilot and University professor served in the Korean War before becoming an astronaut. with by Sheraton on the Moon collected rocks plans that the US flag and diploid a reflector device (to measure the distance between the moon and earth by beaming lasers into it from earth) which is still being used today. Died at age 82 from complications related to a coronary bypass surgery. 2. Edwin Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. Lunar Module Pilot Born – January 20, 1930 Second …

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6 Amazing Skyscrapers of the Distant Future

With the world population said to swell 9.56 billion in 2050 skyscrapers are becoming an increasingly vital stimulus to the sustainability of cities. One day with the right Technology they may even keep our species from extinction. Here are 6 entries that captivated our imagination. 1. Drone Docking Skyscrapers In the future the skies of megacities will be filled with drones serving all manner of functions. Most, if not all of them, will be completely autonomous, meaning they won’t need to return to a human at the end of their flight in order to prepare for the next one. However, they will need a place to rest and charge that is both efficient and accessible. The Hive images imagines a towering drone docking structure in the center of Midtown Manhattan to meet these needs. To sustain such hordes, city skies would need to be rezoned to support vertical highways on which drones can travel. 2. Data Storing Skyscrapers In their entry to eVole’s competition, the designers of the data skyscraper noted that Global IP traffic …

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9 AMAZING WAYS DUBAI CITY IS SHAPING ITS FUTURE

Heaven-defying architecture, 3D-printed buildings, self-driving cars, and pneumatic Hyperloop transports. It reads like every futurist’s wish list-but for Dubai, tomorrow is today, and this ambitious emirate is taking the lead with countless projects, completed and planned, completed and planned. Let’s take a look at way Dubai really is the city of the future. 1. Museum of the Future “See the future, create the future – that’s the motto of the museum of the future, slated to open in December 2018. But instead of curating the artifacts of the past, this museum will serve us an incubator for future innovations. It’s envisioned as the research and development arm of the country’s forward-thinking Ministry of the future, which seeks solutions to nascent problems and aims to craft the UAE’s roadmap to a post-oil future. 2. Robot Olympics Starting in 2017. Dubai plans to host a “Robot Olympics” every two years the games will include nine events: driverless car racing, manned Drone races, unmanned Drone races, robotic running, robotic soccer, robotic swimming, robotic table tennis robotic wrestling, and even …

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TOP 10 FUTURE JOBS AFTER A DECADE FROM NOW…

Some of the hottest jobs today may not be here a decade or more from now, replaced by machines and algorithms. But as history has shown, the labor market creates new jobs whenever it rids of old ones. Futurists predict these new jobs to be available by 2025 and beyond. Get prepared! 1. Neuro Implant Technicians Advances in neurotechnology are set to explode in the coming years, which means neuro-implant  technology will be a major career field. Neuroscience specialists of all kinds will be needed-brain surgeons neuro-augmentation and implant technicians, brain backup engineers, real-time MRI scanners and interpreters, and neuro-robotic engineers. 2. Smart-Home Handyperson The Internet of things industry will be a $19 trillion market just half a decade from now and will create new jobs not just for engineers, but for technically adept individuals as well. There will be a huge market specifically for smart-home installers who can bring various aspects of the Internet of Things into homes. 3. Virtual Reality Experience Designer As the Internet of Things invades our homes, it will involve the increasing …

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8 NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT REINVENTED EVERYDAY ITEMS…

The old adage ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ doesn’t seem to apply to the age of  automation and article intelligence. A more worthy rewrite might be something like ‘if it’s already great, how can I make it better?’ This kind of thinking doesn’t just apply to the Internet of things, America, these days, we’re reinventing just about everything we use in our everyday lives. Here are these devices challenging the status quo. 1. Impact-Absorbing Vehicles A company called soft-wheel has taken on the ultimate idiomatic challenge reinventing the wheel. Instead of a standard spoke and rim, the Acrobat wheel has a suspension type mechanism attached to a hub that mitigates and absorbs impact, resulting in a smoother and more energy efficient ride. The company is now applying its design to wheelchair and bicycles. 2. Optane Hard Drives Leverage in 3D x-point Technology intel’s next generation  optane price of a whole new class of non volatile memory. They can operate 1,000 times faster than the flash memory used in today’s hard drives memory sticks, and …

WORLD’S 10 LARGEST FACTORIES WITH FACTS & FIGURES

Early this year, Tesla announced that the construction of its Gigafactory 1 is  ahead of schedule and will begin battery production by end of 2016. It will be the biggest lithium-ion battery factory in the world and the second biggest building by volume, next only to Boeing’s Everett plant. We present the world’s biggest manufacturing plants that churn out cars, cruise ships, the largest commercial airplanes, giant rockets and….lace for lingerie. All have one thing in common, that of being vast, sprawling production complexes. Excluded in our list are werehouse and distribution Centers. Here’s our ranking based on total floor space. 1. NASA Vehicle Assembly building 32,374 m² Titusville, Florida Built in 1966 for the Assembly of the Saturn V rocket. Largest single-story building in the world. Has four 456-foot tall doors. 2. Meyer Werft Dockhalle 2 63,000 m² Papenburg, Germany Owned and managed by the Meyer family for six generations. Largest shipbuilding hall used to construct cruise ships. Has the largest roofed dry dock in the world. 3. Lauma Fabric 115,645 m² Liepaja, latvia Built …

9 SUPER MATERIALS that’ll Change the World Tomorrow

Just like the manufacturing revolution spawned by steel and plastic, the discovery of new super materials with amazing characteristics and  wide-ranging applications promises to reshape the future. Let’s take  a look at their properties and possible uses. 1. AIRLOY It’s 100 times lighter than water, and can handle 20,000 times its own weight. Super insulator –  it can stop and isolate cold, heat and sound. Uses: large scale construction, spaceships,  spacesuits, rocket technology. 2. METALLIC MICROLATTICE Open cellular polymer structure consisting of 99.9 % air. World’s lightest metal – it’s stronger than carbon fiber but weighs a tenth less. Uses: aircraft structures (wings, control surfaces), aeronautics, automotive. 3. THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS Used in generators that turn waste heat (about two-thirds of all energy used) back into useful electricity. Materials include tetrahedrite and skutterudite, which are cheap and naturally occurring. Uses: energy-conversion energy in spacecraft, and for power-consuming machines like cars and refrigerators. 4. METAMATERIALS Nanostructures designed to scatter light. Can also scatter microwaves radiowaves, or little-known T-rays. Used: as a clocking material, new T-ray scanners in …

Top 10 Drone Training Colleges of United States

Student with drone training have many future career choices – military Drone pilot, firefighter, disaster relief, rescue,  law enforcement, oil and gas operations study, engineering Computer Science, film, and industries such as aerospace defence and aircraft manufacturing, to name some Anticipating the huge demand for drone training numerous colleges are affecting certificates bachelor’s master’s and doctoral degree on piloting engineering are repairing drone. We present roundup of the 10 best in the U.S. according to a ranking by successfulstudent.org based on academic reputation hand on drone training in piloting/engineering variety of courses, and accreditation. 1. EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY Daytona Beach, FL Bachelor of Science in unmanned Aircraft systems science Master of Science in unmanned and autonomous system engineering Master of Science in unmanned system 2. OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY Stillwater, OK Master of Science PhD in mechanical and aerospace engineering 3. INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY Terre Haute, IN Bachelor of Science in professional aviation Flight Technology or Aviation Management with a minor in unmanned aerial systems 4. KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, SALINA Salina, KS Bachelor of Science in unmanned …

12 Greatest Benefits of DRONES… (You Had No Idea!)

1. Saving Lives In natural and man made disasters, drones can be positioned to survey damage, locate stranded and injured victims, and access ongoing threats without risking and safety of rescue teams and first-responders. 2. Hurricane Hunting Drone can charge into the heart of a stone without risking human life and limb where they collect data that can help researchers study storms and help improved forecasting natural disasters. 3. Infrastructure Maintenance It’s difficult, costly, and risky to inspect the underside of a bridge or the top of skyscraper. When inspections are done with drones, scaffolding, cranes, and harnesses are not required. just deploy the system to assess the structure’s condition remotely. 4. Streamline Agriculture Management Using a Crop management system to observe, measure, and respond to variability in individual plants. Farmers can target areas requiring attention. By pinpointing these areas farmers can provided care only where needed-improving yield conserving resources, and avoiding waste. 5. Supporting Law Enforcement Drones can be used to search for lost Children, provided tactical surveillance and suspect tracking, assist in accident …

WARFARE- 2040 THE FUTURE OF MILITARY TECHNOLOGY

The science of war is beginning to look more like science technologies that were once confined to the  fever dreams of Hollywood’s  sci-fi directors are becoming commonplace throughout projections of tomorrow’s military: lasers, railguns, hypersonic missiles, and secretive space planes. Welcome to the  wild future of the US military. AIRCRAFT TECHNOLOGY B-21 “Raider” 2030s This long-range stealth strategic Bomber is expected to replace to current B-2 “Spirit” stealth bomber. Next Generation Air Dominance Fighter 2035 Northrop  Grumman’s  entrant for the US Navy’s F/A-XX 6th-generation fighter aircraft program envisions a tailless supersonic, stealth fighter with a 30 KW laser weapon. SR-72 2030s The unmanned successor to the famed SR-71, the SR-72 “son of Blackbird” is conceived as hypersonic reconnaissance aircraft employing a dual-mode turbine-based combined cycle engine capable of operating from subsonic to hypersonic speeds of mach 6. Hypersonic Weapons 2030s The next evolution of first strike technology, hypersonic weapons can be ground, sea, and air-launched and accelerated to a speeds of up to Mach [ 21,000 km/h]. It will mean rapid delivery to conventional or …

Know World’s Police Robots that Detect Bombs, Control Riots & Rescue People

The use of a bomb disposal robot to kill the Gunman in last month’s traffic police shootings in Dallas, Texas, immediately captured the world’s attention – it is thought to be the first search use of a robot. Evoking images of law enforcement bots a la the film CHAPPiE, it seems a good time to examine how authorities and governments around the world are using the technology for police operations, security and law enforcement. 1. Griffin Ohio state police (united states) Purpose: Bomb detection, surveillance 12-inch-tall, six wheeled rover designed to explore tight spaces – under a car, behind a dumpster, etc.-to search for explosives Equipped with a camera and remotely controlled  It was built with 3D — printed. by students at local community college in cleveland. 2. Skunk Drones Uttar pradesh police force (India) Purpose : Riot control / dispersal, surveillance   They can shower unruly crowds with pepper spray or fire up to 20 paintbal per second, and at the same time disperse tear gas pellets. It carries onboard speakers,  bright strobe lights …

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5 Amazing Facts About PILL ROBOTS: The Future of Non-Invasive Surgery

There are 3,500 cases of children swallowing button reported yearly in the U.S. alone – a potentially debilitating and life-threatening hazard. Pill robots are seen as a viable, non-invasive option in severe cases, while opening up many other potential medical applications. 1. FORM Packed into a pill-shaped container, the pill robot unfolds “origami fashion” after it is swallowed. 2. INSERTION The origami robot  is compressed inside an inch-long, 0.09-ounce pill, which dissolves in the stomach within a minute, and then expands to its full size. 3. NAVIGATION The pill robot is untethered, and propels itself with a “stick-slip” motion, or is steered with magnetic fields near the patient to guide the robot inside system. 4. FUNCTION The robot is guided by a tiny magnet to remove foreign object from the stomach, or administer medication to treat internal  wounds. 5. BIODEGRADABLE With material parts made from pig intestine – which is also used in sausage casings – the pill robot breaks down in the stomach like food.

THE WORLD’S LARGEST FLOATING SOLAR FARM

  More efficient than their land-based Counterpart, floating solar farm are sprouting up all over the world to provide clean, renewable energy. In light of the fukushima nuclear accident, Japan has turned to “green solution” for its energy needs – including the construction of innovation solar power  system. Schedule for completion in 2018, the solar power flotilla being built at japan’s yamakura dam reservoir will be the world’s largest. Construction of the floating power plant, which is a joint venture of kyocera TCL solar corporation began in december 2015 on a reservoir in Ichihara city, southeast of Tokyo. With a 13.7 MW capacity, and expected annual power generation of 16,170MW, the kyocera floating solar farm will provide enough electricity to power 5,000 homes yearly, its operations will offset about 8.170 tons of CO2 emission annually, while using idle bodies of inland water and preserving scarce land areas for other uses. The kyocera plant will use 50,904 solar photovoltaic modules floating on 180,000 square meters of space (about 44.5 acres) in the reservoir.

UPCOMING NEXT 10 YEAR CAR TECH FORECAST

Here’s the Car Tech Forecast for the next 10 years… Cars 2017 Tech features reserved for high-end car a decade ago will become standard  equipment – i.e. Bluetooth, GPS, parking sensors. Connectivity will make cars Wi-Fi hotspot: apps on smartphone will be available on the dashboard display. Cars will become true mobile devices. Cars 2018 Autonomous feature will be part of automotive function. Feature such as lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and self-braking system will be labeled drive-assist tech. These technology will enable cars to operate semi-independently (level 3 capability). Cars 2021 First production self-driving vehicles will be out on the market, with 10 million of these level 4 cars on the road by year’s end. Behicle-to- vehicle communication will be standard, and inter-vehicle  networking will allow cars to sense and see one another. Built-in Internet connection will be ubiquitous cloud-based music, video and data will be available through voice command. Cars 2026 Fully automatic self-driving cars will be sophisticated enough for regular use. Legalities regulation and moral issues relating to self-driving Cars will be sorted …

10 WORST BUG BITES IN THE WORLD

Pity entomologist Justin O. Schmidt – has had himself stung over 1,000 times by nearly 100 insect species, all in the name of science In 1984, he came out with a sting pain index (SPI) which rated the relative pain caused by the sting of hymenoptera (that’s wasps, bees and ants)  on a scale from 0 (almost imperceptible) to 4 (intensely painful). In his book and in a magazine article, he colorfully described the feeling and where certain insect are on the scale. 10. SWEAT BEE Sting Score – 1.0 “A tiny spark has singed hair on your arm,” 9. FIRE ANT Sting Score – 1.2 “Like walking across a shag and reaching for the light switch.” 8. BULLHORN ACACIA ANT Sting Score – 1.8 “Someone has fired a staple into your cheek.” 7. BALD-FACED HORNET Sting Score – 2.0 “Similar to getting your hand mashed in a revolving door.” 6. YELLOW JACKPOT Sting Score – 2.0 “Imagine W.C. Field extinguishing a cigar on your tongue.” 5. HONEY BEE Sting Score – 2.0 “Like a matchhead that …

Future of Nasa’s X-Plane Program & History of Experimental Flights

With the introduction of X-57, NASA has resurrected Its history X-Plan Program-a First aid for experimental aircraft that began with chuck yeager’s  famous Supersonic flight in the bell X-1. Not all of this cutting – edge Technology went into full production,  but their tests  introduced many breakthrough in flight science. Here’s  glimpse  at the past and future of the  historic X-Plane program. 1. BELL X-1 1947 Piloted  by Chuck Yeager, the Bell X-1 was the first aircraft to break the sound barrier. 2. BELL X-2 1952 The “starbuster” became the first aircraft to exceed march 3, and also broke the altitude record flying 24 miles above the ground. 3. CONVAIR X-16 1957 The modified B-36 Bomber was meant  to test nuclear powered flight.  the project, which took 15 years and cost $1 billion  was cancelled by president Kennedy. 4. NORTH AMERICAN X-15 1959 The first manned hypersonic plane still holds the record for greatest speed at march 6.7 and highest altitude at a subordinate 108 km (67 mi). it was the first reusable manned spacecraft …

Vertical Farming Technology Advantages & Facts That You Ought to Know

From a classroom idea to a commercially viable technology, vertical farming Promises a Green Revolution designed for the future.  Here’s What you need to know. Advantages of Vertical Farming 1. Renewable production A 30- story vertical farm needs  26 million kWh of electricity,  but it can generate 56 million kWh through solar energy and the use of biogas digesters. 2. Efficient use of urban space Crops can be stacked high as  the building is built. 3. Water conservation Hydroponics  used 70% less water than traditional agriculture practices. urban waste like Black Water can be recycled and used for indoor farming. 4. Increased yield One acre In an indoor vertical farm can produce the same yield as 4 to 6 outdoor acres, depending on the crop. And there’s  no running out of arable land. 5. Year-round crop production There would be no more  “seasonal crops” as vertical farming technology ensures continuous crop production even in non-tropical regions. 5. Weatherproof Crops are grown in a controlled environment and therefore not exposed to extreme weather events like droughts …

10 Biggest Spiral Megastructures of the World

Spiral Skyscrapers is new twist in the mega-structure architectural design. The current revolution in materials technology is permitting architects to realize their wildest designs-  twisting, curvilinear spires unlike anything before seen. This is like how future skyscrapers will be built and shaped. The Council on tall buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) reports that there are now 28 skyscrapers with twisted structures either built or under construction. Here’s a look at some of these neo-futurist buildings that are changing the world’s urban Skyline. 10. Shanghai Tower Shanghai, China-  632 m(2,074ft) China has superseded US, UK and Dubai and other countries to become the land of high rise buildings. Shanghai is one of the cities in the world where you find very intricately designed buildings and sharp-high structures. Completed in 2015 The Shanghai Tower is the tallest building in China with 120 stories,  and is the second tallest in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. 9. Lakhta Center St. Petersburg,  Russia- 462 m ( 1,516 ft) Upon completion in 2018 Lakhta Center will be the tallest megastructure in Russia and Europe, …

9 Facts About Cryogenic Technology that are Worth Knowing

#1. What is Cryogenics Cryogenics is the study of very low temperatures, how low temperature is achieved and how matter behaves at low temperatures. The term Cryogenics is derived from the Greek word kρύο (cryo) – “cold” + genic meaning to generate. #2. Branches of  Cryogenics Cryobiology: The study of the effect of low temperatures on organisms (most often for the purpose of achieving cryopreservation). Cryoconservation: Conservation of animal genetic material at low temperatures with the aim of preserving a breed. Cryosurgery: Surgical procedures at very low temperatures ( minus 196 degree Celsius)  designed to destroy malignant tissue such as cancer cells. Cryoelectronics: The field of research and surrounding superconductivity at low  temperatures. Cryotronics: The practical application of Cryoelectronics. Cryonics: Cryopreserving humans and animals with the aim of reviving them in the future. #3. How was Cryogenics Developed? Through efforts by 19 century scientist to liquify gases that were through to be permanent –  oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, methane and nitric oxide-  at  exceedingly low temperatures. #4. What Temperatures are Considered Cryogenic? From approximately …

10 Animals With Most Powerful Sixth Senses

Many species of the animal kingdom have adopted some special kind of methods to sustain. It is apparent that when species lack the luxury of the five senses, or the five senses are not enough for them to sustain, they develop the sixth sense. This is also one thread of the theory of evolution. Although only a handful of animals have succeeded in doing so. They have developed special organs and receptors to navigate, feed, and protect themselves from threat. These six senses are also invaluable sources of information and insight for scientists studying the history and potential of Human Genetics. 1. Pit Viper Heat Sensing Pit vipers have specialized infrared-sensing organs that allow them to determine things that might be prey. The ability to sense infrared thermal radiation evolved independently in several different families of snakes. Pit vipers’ “pit,” located in the middle of its eyes and nostrils, is super sensitive. Snakes in the pit viper family which include pythons, boas and rattlesnakes are equipped with a special infrared heat Sensing System that can be used …

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11 Amazing Technologies that’ll Shape our Future Lifestyle

In the coming 20 years, technology is going to take a few remarkable leaps. A few of the upcoming technologies that will make the greatest impact on the lifestyle of common people have been listed in this post. 1. Screen-less Display The emerging technology of Virtual retinal display systems or screen-less displays will transform the way displays are used. The screen-less display will make the most important impact on the computer technology. It will enable us to operate a whole computer system through a virtual display. 2. Drone Culture Quadcopters, drones, UAVs will have a major impact on our lifestyle in the near future. Drones will be carrying out agriculture, security, defence, engineering, tranportat, delivery, and many more. Drones will make things faster and amazing, whether it be pizza delivery, video recording, or about obtaining data for navigation. 3. Driverless Cars/Self Driving Vehicles Vehicle names like driver-less cars, robot cars, self driving vehicles, autonomous vehicles will be in common use. Critics don’t withstand the acceptability of such automotive vehicles in near future, but with companies such as Volvo showing interest in the field give …

Area 51 – 5 Incidents That Point Towards Its Alien Connection

You might have heard a lot of things about area 51 before… But in this story, we have come up with all the various stories said about it, which indicate its extraterrestrial connections. It includes experiments on aliens, cases of human abduction by aliens, UFO crash in the area, and more… The Alien stories are the most interesting among all the various stories popular about this mysterious place. So enjoy it…   1. Boyd Bushman’s Confession In 2014, a man named Boyd Bushman recorded his statement and claimed that he has worked in a laboratory in the Area -51 as air space Engineer. He claimed to have worked at sites that included projects related to aliens and UFOs. Bushman was one among those senior scientists who were working on highly advanced spacecrafts, due to such position he was allowed to visit other such secret sites. In a shocking video recording on his death bed, he claimed that there were also aliens who worked with scientists on those projects and those aliens were about 200 years of …

6 Amazing Facts About Mars: Water, Life Forms, Future Life & More…

Was there life at a time on mars or it has been one of the many lifeless planets of our solar system and of the outer space known to us humans? Possibility of life’s heartbeat running somewhere on this planet in some or the other form can’t be denied. Scientists often claim the existence of life on mars in the far past. A few experts also accept that life might exist on Mars at present, since we have explored only a small extent of it till today. Many experts have framed different theories about life’s existence on mars in the past and may support the likelihood of life’s settlement there in future. The nearness of mars to us and the living conditions has inspired our interest to explore this planet and know more and more about it. We got many clues and facts about mars from time to time since humans started exploring it. Some of the facts have shocked us, some fascinated, while some made us more curious. So it’s time for you to read the top …