Friday Futures: how to create a wormhole, nuking hurricanes

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Welcome to Friday Futures, our weekly guide to the latest visions of The Future from around the web. This week: how to create a wormhole; AR transforms learning; running a cable to the moon; a new type of time; nuking hurricanes; a seacosphere and hot drinks in hot weather.

How to build a wormhole

Here’s a simple how-to on how to construct a traversable cosmic wormhole that could send your spaceship to the furthest reaches of space: take two charged black holes, place them back to back, and thread two cosmic strings through both. Stretch both strings to infinity and presto! You’ve got yourself a traversable wormhole. Read more…

How AR will transform learning

I swear I learned this once in school. Something about fusion and explosions. Yet for the life of me, aside from a few Lady Gaga musical montages, I can’t remember how a star is born. Luckily, I have Clio to help. Read more…

How AR is transforming activism

Scientists are exploring running a cable to the moon

It would be much easier to escape Earth’s gravity if you could skip the energy-intensive rockets. That’s the idea behind the Spaceline, a newly-proposed type of space elevator that would link the Earth and the Moon in a bid drastically cut the cost of space travel. Read more…

Scientists find a new type of time

Researchers say they have discovered ‘a new kind of quantum time order’. The discovery arose from an experiment the team designed to bring together elements of the two big — but contradictory — physics theories developed in the past century. Read more…

Creating your own cool sea ecosystem

Nuking hurricanes is a really bad idea but it has been around a while (long read)

Sunday night, Axios’s Jonathan Swan broke news that Donald Trump—among his many often random musings—appears to have considered one of the worst-but-most-persistent ideas in public policy: Nuking hurricanes. Read more…

A 10 atom thick heat shield to protect smartphones

To guard against such ills, engineers often insert glass, plastic or even layers of air as insulation to prevent heat-generating components like microprocessors from causing damage or discomforting users. Read more…

Here’s why hot drinks keep you cool in hot weather

(Compiled by Alex Leslie and edited by Tony Poulos)

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