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Will we ever create intelligent robots?

Walking, talking androids have been a sci-fi staple for decades, but as John Pavlus reports building one in reality is still a matter of getting the right parts and smarts. -We made you ‘cause we could. – Can you imagine how disappointing it would be for you to hear the same thing from your creator? In Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s film about a space expedition searching for the origins of human life, the elegant, Lawrence-of-Arabia loving android David discovers from a crew member the possible motives behind his own creation – and understandably finds this less than inspiring. But the idea […]

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Aquaponics/Future Farm

This is a really interesting sustainable method for food growth and production. It combines traditional aquacutlures (cultivation of water animals as clams, fish, crayfish, prawns and so on, in the current case – in tanks) with hydroponics (rough explanation is plant cultivation in water) thus creating a symbiotic environment. The aquatic organisms accumulate many waste products that become toxic at one moment for the aquatic life, so these waste materials are transferred to a hydroponic system using water pump. At the hydroponic system the by-products are filtered out as vital nutrients. After that cleansed water returns back to the aquatic […]