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    27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/27-sc...nce-facts-in-2

    what i found interesting:

    1. Quadriplegic Uses Her Mind to Control Her Robotic Arm

    At the University of Pittsburgh, the neurobiology department worked with 52-year-old Jan Scheuermann over the course of 13 weeks to create a robotic arm controlled only by the power of Scheuermann's mind.

    The team implanted her with two 96-channel intracortical microelectrodes. Placed in the motor cortex, which controls all limb movement, the integration process was faster than anyone expected. On the second day, Jan could use her new arm with a 3-D workspace. By the end of the 13 weeks, she was capable of performing complex tasks with seven-dimensional movement, just like a biological arm.

    To date, there have been no negative side effects.
    3. Genetically Modified Silk Is Stronger Than Steel

    At the University of Wyoming, scientists modified a group of silkworms to produce silk that is, weight for weight, stronger than steel. Different groups hope to benefit from the super-strength silk, including stronger sutures for the medical community, a biodegradable alternative to plastics, and even lightweight armor for military purposes.
    5. Invisibility Cloak Technology Took a Huge Leap Forward

    British Columbia company HyperStealth Biotechnology showed a functioning prototype of its new fabric to the U.S. and Canadian military this year. The material, called Quantum Stealth, bends light waves around the wearer without the use of batteries, mirrors, or cameras. It blocks the subject from being seen by visual means but also keeps them hidden from thermal scans and infrared.
    6. Spray-On Skin

    ReCell by Avita Medical is a medical breakthrough for severe-burn victims. The technology uses a postage stamp–size piece of skin from the patient, leaving the donor site with what looks like a rug burn. Then the sample is mixed with an enzyme harvested from pigs and sprayed back onto the burn site. Each tiny graft expands, covering a space up to the size of a book page within a week. Since the donor skin comes from the patient, the risk of rejection is minimal.
    15. Artificial Leaves Generate Electricity

    Using relatively inexpensive materials, Daniel G. Nocera created the world's first practical artificial leaf. The self-contained units mimic the process of photosynthesis, but the end result is hydrogen instead of oxygen. The hydrogen can then be captured into fuel cells and used for electricity, even in the most remote locations on Earth.
    20. Eye Implants Give Sight to the Blind

    Two blind men in the U.K. were fitted with eye implants during an eight-hour surgery with promising results. After years of blindness, both had regained "useful" vision within weeks, picking up the outlines of objects and dreaming in color. Doctors expect continued improvement as their brains rewire themselves for sight.
    25. Human Brain Is Hacked

    Usenix Security had a team of researchers use off-the-shelf technology to show how vulnerable the human brain really is. With an EEG (electroencephalograph) headset attached to the scalp and software to figure out what the neurons firing are trying to do, it watches for spikes in brain activity when the user recognizes something like one's ATM PIN number or a child's face.
    27. Microsoft Patented the "Holodeck"

    The patent suggests Microsoft wants to take gaming beyond a single screen and turn it into an immersive experience — beaming images all over the room, accounting for things like furniture, and bending the graphics around them to create a seamless environment.
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    I already have that scrizzguap on the Dubs winning a 'ship.
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    Awesome, some of these have been out or atleast could have been out long before this year but good stuff none the less.
    Yo Kobe, get at me bro, we'd have a good time, man

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    ^Who is in your sig?


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    The coolest are 1, 15 and 25. And as mentioned, some of this cutting edge technology has been in the works for years. If we don't manage to nuke or contagion ourselves back to the Dark Ages, the 1st World nations are going to make some serious scientific leaps in the next 20-30 years.
    "The United States military doesn't DO pin pricks." ~ President Barack Obama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATL#22 View Post
    ^Who is in your sig?
    I'm not sure myself, I still haven't seen her face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATL#22 View Post
    ^Who is in your sig?


    Chloe Lamb.



    Shame. I have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tongue-Splitter View Post


    Chloe Lamb.
    Thank you very much to you and Google Images.

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    Oh crap I never knew that James actual did it.

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    This is some cool stuff. Can't wait for my invisibility cloak.
    We're better than you
    And we know it


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    Don't we have a science forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iansnightout View Post
    Don't we have a science forum?
    i don't know. too bad you're not a mod. cause if you are, you would know and wont have to ask.
    Quote Originally Posted by lol, please View Post
    1. Thunder
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    Quote Originally Posted by lol, please View Post

    I already have that scrizzguap on the Dubs winning a 'ship.
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    delusional Warriors fan

    Quote Originally Posted by COOLbeans View Post
    What do you do for a living because I guarantee it's not in academics or psychology?

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    How many times is this going to be posted on PSD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FOBolous View Post
    i don't know. too bad you're not a mod. cause if you are, you would know and wont have to ask.
    It doesn't take a mod to scroll down to the science forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EWreckShin View Post
    Thank you very much to you and Google Images.
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    Chloe Lamb.



    Shame. I have it.
    Oh yeah Chloe Lamb.... Check her out guys. She has nudes and even sex tapes online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FOBolous View Post
    i don't know. too bad you're not a mod. cause if you are, you would know and wont have to ask.
    Welcome to PSD. We have a forum specifically for science! Glad to see new members!



    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of Blades View Post
    It doesn't take a mod to scroll down to the science forum.
    It does. You're not a mod so you wouldn't understand.
    I'm In.



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