(Phys.org)—A cornerstone of physics may require a rethink if findings at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are confirmed. Recent experiments suggest that the most rigorous predictions based on the fundamental theory of electromagnetism—one of the four fundamental forces in the universe, and harnessed in all electronic devices—may not accurately account for the behavior of atoms in exotic, highly charged states.
BACKGROUND QED Story:
Software for the discovery of new crystal structures
May 11, 2011
A new software called QED (Quantitative Electron Diffraction), which has been licensed by Max Planck Innovation, has now been released by HREM Research Inc., a Japan based company, which is developing products and services in the field of High-Resolution Electron Microscopy. QED allows transmission electron microscopes to acquire novel kinds of data, opening up new possibilities in electron crystallography.
Wingman is Now Reading Kurzweil's Book.
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology is a 2005 update of
Raymond Kurzweil's 1999 book The Age of Spiritual Machines and his 1990 book
The Age of Intelligent Machines. In it, as in the two previous versions, Kurzweil
attempts to give a glimpse of what awaits us in the near future. He proposes a
coming technological singularity, and how we would thus be able to augment our
bodies and minds with technology.
He describes the singularity as resulting from a combination of three important technologies of the 21st century: genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics (including artificial intelligence).
Palm’s WebOS lives on…. as an Android App