Will All Fiction Become Reality?


This one is simply unbelievable — the directed lightning bolt. Remember a movie or a video game where a gun shoots lightning bolts? It’s near perfection now

‘Scientists and engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are busy developing a device that will shoot lightning bolts down laser beams to destroy its target. Soldiers and science fiction fans, you’re welcome.

‘”We never got tired of the lightning bolts zapping our simulated (targets),” said George Fischer, lead scientist on the project.

‘The Laser-Induced Plasma Channel, or LIPC, is designed to take out targets that conduct electricity better than the air or ground that surrounds them. How did the scientists harness the seemingly random path made by lightning bolts and how does a laser help? To understand how the technology, it helps to get a brief background on physics…’
http://www.army.mil/article/82262/Picatinny_engineers_set_phasers_to__fry_/

Turing, Kasparov, and Chess
Alan Turing Plays Garry Kasparov At Chess 58 Years After His Death
Do you know that the very first chess program in history was written by Turing a few years before computers had been invented?

‘That is the title of a Huffington Post story on an historic encounter during the Turing Centenary Conference in Manchester last weekend. After his lecture on the reconstruction of the Turing “Paper Machine” for chess Garry Kasparov actually played a game against the reconstructed version of the machine, which you can download and test yourself. We have video reports and the moves of the game…’
http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=8283

Is Everything Designed To Break? [Video]
Ever wonder why your gadget is impossible to repair? Here’s why
Planned Obsolescence: http://www.activistpost.com/2012/06/is-everything-designed-to-break.html

Problem Steps Recorder (PSR)
When your working on a PC problem, it’s wise to record your steps so you can easily access a move (which is almost sure) if you need to. Window’s PSR does that. But I just had a great idea for another PSR function.

Installing a new operating system or any heavyweight program is difficult and takes many steps. Why not use PSR for that to make the process easier?

What is Problem Steps Recorder Used For?:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/termsp/p/problem-steps-recorder.htm

GUNNAR Advanced Computer Eyewear
This eyeglasses help minimize eye fatigue and visual stress while improving contrast, comfort, and focus for anyone who spends long hours viewing digital screens. The Reality: You spend most of your waking hours glued to your computer screen, smart phone, tablet or TV monitor. As the hours go by you, subject your eyes to harsh, high intensity blue light and glare from your screen. This constant viewing of digital screens can create visual stress, eye fatigue, dry eyes, irritation, and even headaches; leading to an obvious conclusion – staring at a computer for long hours takes its toll on your eyes.
http://www.gunnars.com/technology/advanced-computer-eyewear/

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Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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