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Old 11-08-2013, 03:33 PM   #41
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Default Blended Body Armor

For the fashion-conscious duellist...

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-...all-arms-fire/

I guess this falls into the "and up" part of the price range for blended body armor...
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:23 PM   #42
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Sadly it also leaves some of the more vulnerable parts of the torso exposed.

This is perhaps why most body armour doesn't come in a V-neck ;)
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:23 AM   #43
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Maybe the old timeline wasn't too far off...

Toyota unveils fuel cell concept automobile
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:47 AM   #44
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So we've all read or seen the stories with universal electric cars or flying taxis or whatever.

But which futurist predicted that UPS and FedEx would be obsoleted by private companies operating their own fleet of flying delivery drones?

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-576...livery-drones/
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:59 AM   #45
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So we've all read or seen the stories with universal electric cars or flying taxis or whatever.

But which futurist predicted that UPS and FedEx would be obsoleted by private companies operating their own fleet of flying delivery drones?

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-576...livery-drones/
I'd like to see the size of the drone needed to deliver the new Ogre box set!
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:12 PM   #46
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So long as Windup Girl has been mentioned as a possible inspiration for a future Car Wars Setting...

"If policymakers are to achieve their goal of limiting global warming to 2 C, 60 to 80 per cent of proved reserves of fossil fuels will have to remain in the ground unburned."

http://www.newscientist.com/article/...l#.UrSanWQYawE

"China has rejected 545,000 tons of imported US corn found to contain an unapproved genetically modified strain."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25461889

"Tests at two wastewater treatment plants in northern China has revealed antibiotic-resistant bacteria New Delhi Metallo-Beta-Lactamase (NDM1) were not only escaping purification but also breeding and spreading their dangerous cargo."

http://articles.timesofindia.indiati...astewater-ndm1
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:50 AM   #47
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Electric Car adds Titanium Armor Plating

Sure, they started with 'battery protection' but this armor will prove to be useful for protecting all sorts of other components in the FUTURE.

... like the driver/gunner stations, Vulcan Machine Guns, Mine Droppers...

http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/28/55...-battery-fires
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:04 AM   #48
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Default A Step on the Path toward Cloning?

They don't mention anything about downloading the consciousness into another body, but nevertheless it seems like a step on the path toward Gold Cross:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/...and-death.html
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:11 PM   #49
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Default Infrastructure Vulnerabilities

Because I'm not that keen on the new edition carrying on with nuclear warfare, hacking your enemy's infrastructure might be more plausible:

Holes in critical infrastructure:
https://threatpost.com/hacking-traff...d-chaos/105789
http://www.cnet.com/news/serious-hol...ware-says-u-s/
http://www.cnet.com/news/u-s-warns-o...oftware-holes/
http://www.cnet.com/news/maker-of-sm...iscloses-hack/
http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2...-SCADA-systems
...
Also in clean power infrastructure:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05...rt_free_money/

Cyberwar is the new normal:
http://www.cnet.com/news/chinas-cybe...ew-normal-faq/

A cyberwar scenario, and the preparations that are actually underway:
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/...tal-arms-race/

Just one flaw in one piece of software (Heartbleed) caused experts to recommend that every user change every password, everywhere. But only once you've confirmed that every site you use has fixed it (as if). What if it had been used in anger before it was found?
http://www.cnet.com/news/how-to-prot...eartbleed-bug/

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Old 05-01-2014, 07:18 PM   #50
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Default And a couple more links for good measure...

High Frequency Trading: Wall Street gone mad
http://www.theguardian.com/business/...-street-insane

That Genetically Modified stuff all sounded so innocent when it started (...and we thought, what could ever go wrong?)
http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-04-2...t-dengue-fever

Plant-based food that taste like chicken ("meatless meat"):
http://www.today.com/food/today-puts...ken-1D79579619

Japan has plans for an orbital power station:
http://spectrum.ieee.org/green-tech/...tal-solar-farm
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