What’s 5G?

The 5G standards haven’t yet been set. According to AT&T’s network operation’s president, Bill Smith, 5G likely will be defined in the year 2018, and the 5G standards will be codified sometime within the year 2019 by a branch of the U.N., the International Telecommunications Union. The standards are going to determine what wireless technologies may be named “5G,” and what its characteristics have to include, like how quick it’s going to be.

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Google making renewable energy deal to power up data centers

Within one of the largest renewable energy deals that was made by a non-utility business, your Internet searches and cat videos soon could be carbon neutral as Google just announced that it increased the quantity of green energy powering its buildings and data centers. The move, which besides the renewable energy the business already uses was likened to taking a million vehicles off of the road, is an additional measure toward the Web giant’s objective of being 100% green by the year 2025.

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United States Military Losing Electromagnetic Warfare Race

For a while now, human beings have had the ability to both generate and detect all frequencies alongside the EMS (electromagnetic spectrum), and various kinds of EMS radiation may be used in various ways. For example, radio waves may be utilized to communicate. If focused, microwaves may be used to drastically heat targets up.

Electromagnetic warfare may be separated into two kinds: active, whereby directed energy is utilized to either disable, destroy or locate hostile targets, and passive, whereby the EMS is utilized to offer shielding or cloaking to allied units that operate in hostile territory.

Technologies which might be helpful for potential future adoption also are described, which include a new jamming system referred to as DRFM (Digital Radio Frequency Memory). The system, connected with ships and planes, has the ability to record an incoming signal, change it then send false returns to the enemy sensor. The device will represent a change in the kinds of EW utilized by the United States military: one which doesn’t overload hostile sensors, yet instead will deceive them.

The report showcases the worries of the increasing ballistic missile range acquired by possible hostile nations. To detect threats that are further away, more powerful electromagnetic spectrum sensors are needed, which inevitably are going to make them more detectable. The DoD will lament that the cloaking technologies, like the “cover pulse” technique, is not yet advanced enough to handle this.

The writers recommend that the newly developed EXCOM (EW executive committee) ought to oversee the implementation and development of a new vision for how United States forces will again dominate EW.

Trailer- Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice

Personally, we aren’t fans of the Gotham series; however, that is a story for another day. Yet, as Warner Bros. used a recent episode to debut its new trailer Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice, we just had to tune in. Warner Bros., mission successful.

The new trailer Dawn of Justice is our best glance at the upcoming superhero film that pits Henry Cavill’s Superman against Ben Affleck’s Batman. Also, ee get our first peek at the tone of Jesse Eisenberg’s Luthor that admittedly made us smile.

The movie is going to star Cavill, Affleck, Amy Adams, Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, as well as Jeffrey Dean Morgan (who recently just joined up with The Walking Dead cast).

Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice, of course, is amongst our most anticipated must-see films of 2016, and we cannot wait to view it as it hits cinemas on March 25th, 2016. Meanwhile, we would not mind an additional trailer or two.

For more on superhero movies and superheroes, stay tuned to Clan 5.

Kevin Bacon to star in new Tremors TV series

We did not rise this morning believing that a 25-year-old franchise which has not seen any news or action recently could inject a bit of excitement into our life, yet that is exactly what has occurred lately as this classic science fiction film Tremors is receiving a television revival.

Furthermore, it is going to star Kevin Bacon, who also will serve as executive producer for this series.

According to resources, the project is going to come back to Perfection, a fictional region in Nevada, and Kevin Bacon is going to reprise his iconic part as Valentine McKee. The Tremors television series is going to be based upon the original 1990 movie about giant killer worms.

The series is now being developed by Blumhouse Productions and Universal Cable Productions, and the report does not provide much more information in regard to what we might expect. But, it is early on in its development. Studios have started shopping the series around to a variety of networks, with “a multitude of bidders” interested. Can it be possible that we will see Netflix win an additional bidding war (as they did recently with its Lost in Space television Series reboot)? It may feel similar to a SyFy series, of course, yet other networks have seen massive success with science fiction series. Only time will tell, yet for now, keep abreast to Clan 5 for more coverage in regard to the new science fiction television series, as we will be closely following its development.

Amazon uncovers hybrid drone prototype to generate 30-minute deliveries

Amazon has uncovered a new hybrid delivery drone which may fly both vertically, as a helicopter able to land in customers’ backyards, as well as horizontally similar to a conventional plane. This drone may travel up to 15 miles at very high speed.

Last Sunday, the Internet retail giant introduced a video where the prototype is released by Jeremy Clarkson, the previous BBC presenter. The movie displays the unmanned aerial vehicle that rises up from an Amazon warehouse, and flies over pristine countryside, and lands on an Amazon logo put on a consumer’s lawn.

See it in action here:



This hybrid is conceived as Amazon Prime’s prototype workhorse, the futuristic delivery service aspiring to carry packages to consumer within thirty minutes of their order.

Amazon hopes that security features built in the vehicle, which include sensors such as “detect and avoid” which the retail giant says permit the drone to fly around obstacles, is going to overcome any concerns from government regulators – a few of whom have shown resistant to the concept of delivery drones – and consumers.

The helicopter function might be utilized to take the vehicle up to elevation then down to the consumer’s yard or doorstep. As the horizontal motor engages, the drone flies at up to 60 miles per hour, permitting quick delivery.

The hybrid aeroplane long has been the aspiration of flight engineers and already exists in numerous large-scale vehicles, which include the military Osprey. The retail giant’s prototype is considered to be the first efficient hybrid accomplished in a tiny unmanned drone of under 55 pounds.

Black hole eating star seen in amazing detail

There’s an SMBH at the core of the majority of galaxies. A few of the supermassive black holes are extremely active, and gobble on material and eject powerful jets. Other ones will live a calm life, such as Sagittarius A, the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way’s core.

The event, referred to as ASASSN-14li, was followed by various telescopes attempting to characterize just how tidal disruption flaring occurs by black holes that tear apart stars. The stellar substance is eaten by black holes that then will emit jets. The jets because of disruption flares ought to become emitted by both stellar-sized and supermassive black holes; the reason why we have not detected them inside black holes in our galaxy is because of the lack of sensitivity of the instruments, according to research published in Science.

Jets may be formed by a spiraling material mass around black holes (referred to as accretion disks), therefore the scientists had to be certain that the occasion actually was a star that was being ruined by the supermassive black hole.

Van Velzen’s John Hopkins staff was not the only team looking for signals from ASASSN-14li – Harvard University staff had been monitoring it, utilizing radio telescopes inside New Mexico. Velzen’s team met the additional staff in a workshop inside Jerusalem earlier in the month. It included the initial time the groups met one-on-one, even though they’ve been working on the exact same item for the past year.

Sensitive ultrasonic graphene microphones created by scientists

Graphene, a technological device from the University of Manchester which was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics, has been utilized to create flexible and tough water filtration devices, digital touchscreens, drug delivery systems, and enhanced night vision contact lenses. It is a veritable wonder material; just this year it has formed the basis of an additional technological innovation – a microphone almost 32 times more sensitive than standard ones. This new invention is defined in the journal 2D Materials.

The graphene membrane, a mere 30 carbon atoms thick, was cultivated on a nickel-based foil utilizing a process called CVD (chemical vapor deposition). Within CVD, reactive, gaseous materials (like methane, a compound containing carbon) interact with a substrate, (the foil), to generate graphene. Following the graphene sheets beginning to crystallize out upon the foil, the nickel carefully was removed.

Normally, microphone performance is measured and tested by recording a sequence of sound waves over a frequency range, from the low 10 hertz to the higher 24 kilohertz – around the entire hearing range. Frequency is associated with a sound’s “pitch,’ whereby the amplitude is associated with its “loudness.” Sound waves that increase in frequency yet remain at consistent amplitudes were blasted at this graphene foil.

The more the membrane’s vibration matches up with the sound wave’s wave pattern, the more sensitive its’ deemed to be. The results, as compared with regular nickel-based membranes, were amazing. It exhibited a 32-fold rise in sensitivity around a substantial portion of the audio spectrum: 11 kilohertz, around a dizzying range of amplitudes.

Next 2 weeks decides fate of earth

This week the globe will witness as nations collect inside France for crunch climate discussions. Referred to as COP21, or the Twenty-first Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention upon Climate Change, lots has been made of the meeting. However, what are the talks exactly, and what are they attempting to accomplish?

The scientific consensus is that all of us should restrict global temperatures to under 3.2°F of warming beyond pre-industrial levels. Earlier in 2015 witnessed temperatures that were past the 1.8°F mark, and edged us nearer to the verge. To place the brakes on this, the globe must slash its greenhouse gas emissions. In order to do this, a contract on the degree of those slashes for every nation are going to need to be accomplished, with every nation signing for it in order to be ratified.

Various states will have various targets, with most of the largest emitters already having made dedications. For example, the European Union will decrease emissions by 40% as compared with 1990 levels by 2030; the United States agreed to slash theirs by 26 – 28% as compared with 2005 levels by 2025. Currently, China, the biggest greenhouse gas emitter, agreed that their emissions are going to peak by 2030, though most believe that it’ll happen earlier than this.

It’s a daunting task: In order to get 196 nations to concur on a legally binding dedication to restrict greenhouse gas emissions is like attempting to herd cats.

Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Men

…because all of us are in need of gift ideas for this holiday season. How is it again that time of year?  It does not always need to only be gloves and ties for the holidays; therefore, look at our choices and collect some fantastic holiday gift ideas for all of the amazing men within your life.  If you have a brother, husband, son, boyfriend, cousin, father, grandson, grandfather, dog or uncle to shop for, we are pretty certain we have you covered.  Shop our picks for this year’s ideas for the best men’s Christmas gifts!

Top ‘Gadgety’ 2015 Christmas Gift: Wooden iPhone 6s (or 6) Case


Top Christmas Inspired Cologne:  Spicebomb


Top Gift for the Man on the Run: iPad television Stand


Top Shaver (to substitute the one you got for him in 2014):  Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer 7300 QT4070/41


For the Guy of Style:  To Boot ‘Stallworth’ Cap Toe within Cognac Leather


For Do-it-Yourself Drinkers:  Beer Making Kit by the Brooklyn Brew Shop – Because it always is a lot more fun to drink as you brew it yourself!


For Techie Athletes: A Wireless Fitbit Band


ForTrendsters: Olivewood Sunglasses by Warby Parker Robinson


For those who need quiet: Quiet Comfort Noise Canceling In Ear Headphones by Bose


For Techsters: MacBook Pro with Retina Display


Still an excellent laptop as you require an upgrade, yet do not have a desire to break the bank.  A 13.3-inch notebook/laptop w/ retina display.  We still adore all things Apple.