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Floating wind turbines bring electricity where it’s needed

It’s a balloon that lifts a wind turbine.<p>That’s the easiest way to describe the technology being developed by Altaeros Energies, led by Ben Glass, …

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of robots is just the latest in a series of advances and predictions that at times appear to suggest we will all be replaced, …

Artificial Intelligence

India launches biggest ever rocket into space

India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket on Thursday carrying an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space, as the …

RapidMiner Adds Streams To Bring Real Time To Its Big Data Processing

RapidMiner announced their new Streams service today to enable customers to capture streams of data and process it in real time. RapidMiner president Michele Chambers explained this could be particularly useful when it comes to capturing and processing Internet of Things or industrial sensor data …

Google’s Intelligence Designer

The man behind a startup acquired by Google for $628 million plans to build a revolutionary new artificial intelligence.<p>Demis Hassabis started …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Skin That Senses, and Stretches, Like the Real Thing

South Korean and U.S. researchers have developed a stretchable material that senses touch, pressure, and moisture, and could be used to give …

Demonstration

Future car guru Brad Templeton says “all options will appear”

Designing robots to help in a disaster

Dennis Hong first spied Japan’s ruined nuclear power plant from a bus wrapped in plastic.<p>A hefty layer of protection guarded the seats, floors and …

“Nanobuds” Could Turn Almost Any Surface into a Touch Sensor

Stretchy, conductive films made of novel nanobuds could bring touch sensors to more surfaces.<p>Transparent films containing carbon nanobuds—molecular …

IBM's Watson Analytics Platform Is Now Open To Everyone

IBM’s Watson Analytics service is now in open beta. The natural language-based system, born of the same programme that developed the company’s Jeopardy-playing super computer, offers predictive and visual analytics tools for businesses.<p>https://vine.co/v/Ov6uvi1m7lT<p>Early this summer, IBM announced …

Graphene Armor Would Be Light, Flexible and Far Stronger Than Steel

Who needs science fiction? Nature is a wealth of imaginative plot twists. Take carbon. Carbon is common. It’s the fourth most abundant element in the …

Breakthrough in Reversing the Aging Process; Human Trials Begin – That's Really Possible

Scientists from Harvard and the University of New South Wales say they have discovered how to reverse the ageing process. They have already begun …

Wales

Bluetooth 4.2 promises a more private and powerful smart home

Bluetooth is finally cutting out the middleman and letting devices connect directly to the Internet without the assistance of Wi-Fi or other …

Smart Homes

5 Seriously Mind-Boggling Math Facts

1 of 6<p>Boring or Not?<p>Mathematics is one of the only areas of knowledge that can objectively be described as "true," because its theorems are derived …

Mathematics

Here's how the first 3D-printed presidential portrait was made

One of the highlights of the White House's first-ever Maker Faire was another first: a 3D-printed portrait that recreated the President's head with uncanny detail. But just how did this eerily realistic image come to be? The White House is more than eager to explain, apparently. As you'll see in …

New math model examines mixing fronts in porous media flows

Analyzing what happens where interfaces meet and mix is essential toward understanding and controlling fundamental mechanisms in both natural and …

Synthetic enzymes hint at life without DNA or RNA

Enzymes that don’t exist in nature have been made from genetic material that doesn’t exist in nature either, called XNA, or xeno nucleic acid.<p>It’s …

Genetics

The Baffling and Beautiful Wormhole Between Branches of Math | WIRED

Author: Lee Simmons. Lee Simmons Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.20.14.<p>Time of Publication: 5:00 am. 5:00 am<p>The Baffling and Beautiful Wormhole …

Facebook’s AI team hires Vladimir Vapnik, father of the popular support vector machine algorithm

Facebook’s campaign to grow its artificial intelligence talent pool has announced a new victory.<p>The social networking company’s AI lab today revealed — in a Facebook post, naturally — its latest high-profile hire: Vladimir Vapnik. He’s credited with coming up with the first support vector machine …

Want to make money in machine learning? Find your users first

Two very different companies announced funding from two very different sources on Monday, but those companies have one big thing in common: they used …

Big Data’s Cousin---Artificial Intelligence---Is Growing Up

In a not-so-quiet way, the tech industry is placing new bets on artificial intelligence, reviving a long-sought technology by using massive data sets …

Self learning computers: giving machines a human brain

The race is on to bring us cognitive computing… machines and systems that are faster than anything we know and that have the ability to teach themselves<p>From HAL to C-3PO, films and TV have for decades portrayed a vision of the future where machines have some level of human intelligence. In labs …

Robots spent six years acting like humans in three Tennessee homes

For six years, a group ofrobotslived in three houses on a street in Campbell Creek, Tennessee. No humans resided there with them. The house was solely occupied by robots, fake sweat machines, and a bunch of electronic appliances, which turned on every day — right on schedule.<p>The robots were used to …

Lego car becomes an avatar for a worm

Remember the OpenWorm project, in which researchers reproduced the genome of a nematode worm digitally and made it wiggle around on a screen? If you take the "brain" of that worm and use it to power a robotic car, you end up with researcher Timothy Busbice's WormBot. He mapped the software into a …

The "Urbee" 3D-Printed Car: Coast to Coast on 10 Gallons?

(Photo: Jim Kor)<p>The digital age seems synonymous with change. When it comes to communicating, who doesn’t know what an email or a cell phone is, or …

University of Washington

The Future of Futurists: Can a Machine Produce This Forecast? [Futurist, The]

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This Is What Mobility Will Look Like In 15 Years

This vision of the not-so-distant future comes from Ideo, who look at three ways that mobility will soon change on a new website. Self-driving cars, …

Moodmetric Smart Ring Unveiled as 'World's Smallest Bio-Sensor Wearable'

Finnish startup Moodmetric has unveiled a smart ring that claims to be the world's smallest wearable to contain a biometric sensor.<p>The Moodmetric …