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MIT's new 'living' jewelry are creepy robot beetles for your clothes

Not fashion meets function yet<p>Project Kino<p>Last year, MIT and Stanford debuted a new type of robot that could crawl over the surface of your clothing with the use of magnets. Now, it appears to have gone high fashion. It’s no longer a “rovable,” it’s Project Kino (kinetic wearables).<p>The small robots …

Robots

Everything We Know About Physics in One Neat Map

Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. But DON’T PANIC. Physics is on it. And if you've ever …

Physics

Artificial Intelligence Gets Real for Investors: A Timeline

AI’s recent feats – beating a Go champion, navigating driverless cars, making money for investors – were many decades in the making.<p>1950: Alan Turing …

3-D-printed minifactories: Researchers print 'living materials' with bacteria-loaded inks

There will soon be nothing that cannot be produced with 3D printing. However, the materials used for this process are still "dead matter" such as …

Biology

Moments in Time

Robotic Materials Will Distribute Intelligence All Over a Robot’s Body

The classical view of a robot as a mechanical body with a central “brain” that controls its behavior could soon be on its way out. The authors of a …

Robotics

Battery-Free IoT Start Up Raises $19 Million

Wiliot, whose research and development arm is based in Israel, is on course to develop a wireless technology that will eliminate a reliance on …

Google Has Released an AI Tool That Makes Sense of Your Genome

Almost 15 years after scientists first sequenced the human genome, making sense of the enormous amount of data that encodes human life remains a …

Amazon introduces host of new IoT services

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>At its Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference last week, Amazon announced a number of new services for its AWS IoT platform.<p>AWS IoT is one of the leading cloud-based IoT …

Google’s AI-powered video analyzer hits public beta

Google released its Cloud Video Intelligence API to the world today by making it available in public beta, as part of the company’s ongoing push to make AI accessible.<p>The Video Intelligence API is designed to let users upload a video and get information back about what objects are in it, using a …

APIs

16 mental models for founders and leaders

Think of mental models as the operating systems (OS) that run in the background of your brain. They’re always running—and you’ve put them together, either consciously or subconsciously, from your experiences and information.<p>Mental models give you a perspective or a frame of mind with which to view …

Management

Scientists have connected 3D-printed objects to the internet without electronics

Rejoice! We have finally connected a laundry detergent bottle to the internet.<p>A group of researchers at the University of Washington have created a method for 3D-printing and detecting information from plastic objects that aren’t connected to the internet themselves.<p>The researchers’ innovation is …

Internet of Things

Researchers created a platform that prints with living matter

Bacterial Inks<p>From pizza to urine-based space plastic and even blood vessels, it seems there’s no limit to what can be 3D printed. A new 3D printing …

Grow your own: the race to create body parts in the lab

From replacement skin to entire new organs, regenerative medicine is finally leaving its early scandals – and the controversial ‘earmouse’ – behind. Could it one day provide a cure for birth defects, blindness and diabetes?<p>Two years ago, Hassan’s father was faced with questions that he had no good …

Feeling blue? Biotech startup raises $13M to create ‘natural’ color pigments using algae

We all love a splash of color in our lives, but we seldom realize the technology that goes into the dye in a favorite sweater or the precise coloring …

Engineers 3-D print a “living tattoo”

MIT engineers have devised a 3-D printing technique that uses a new kind of ink made from genetically programmed living cells.The cells are …

Biology

High Fidelity launches Avatar Island with blockchain-based digital economy

High Fidelity is unveiling Avatar Island, a virtual reality domain where users can buy and sell items based on a blockchain service.<p>The move paves the way for buying and selling user-generated virtual goods, similar to what Rosedale made possible with Second Life, the virtual world he created when …

Definitive Guide to Connected Manufacturing Helps CIOs and Operations Leaders Build Strategic Cloud ERP and MES Plans

TROY, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Plex Systems, the leader in cloud ERP for manufacturing, today announced the release of the Definitive Guide to …

Manufacturing

3 Areas The IoT Will Impact You Without Your Even Knowing

Every year—and every minute—more devices are going online, connecting our world in ways we never imagined. From our homes to our cars to own city blocks, the Internet of Things (IoT) stands to revolutionize <i>everything</i> about how we’re living. And the best part is, it’s now happening so seamlessly …

Internet of Things

NASA has reinvented the wheel using a material that 'remembers' its shape

Mars destroys tires — so NASA reinvented the wheel by giving it a memory. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>NASA has reinvented the tire. These rover tires are made from a nickel-titanium alloy. A material that can be deformed and return back to shape.<p>The super-elastic material allows it to …

IBM’s new Power9 chip was built for AI and machine learning

In a world that requires increasing amounts of compute power to handle the resource-intensive demands of workloads like artificial intelligence and machine learning, IBM enters the fray with its latest generation Power chip, the Power9.<p>The company intends to sell the chips to third-party …

Nvidia's new AI creates disturbingly convincing fake videos

Nvidia continues to pave a path towards the end of reality as we know it. The company recently made an AI capable of creating images of people out of thin air. Now, it’s made one that can change the weather, turn day into night, and change a leopard’s spots.<p>AI researchers for the company developed …

A radical startup has invented the world’s first zero-emissions fossil-fuel power plant

Houston, Texas<p>From the top of the Sam Houston Ship Channel Bridge, more than 50 meters (160 ft) above Buffalo Bayou, in every direction you look, you can see huge oil tankers, massive piles of coal, and uncountable smokestacks. This small corner of Houston is home to some of the world’s most …

Energy

How CME Group’s Bitcoin Futures Will Work

With CME Group expected to launch their Bitcoin futures market by the end of Q4, now would be a good time to learn how Bitcoin futures work The US …

Everything You Need to Know About Crispr Gene Editing

In the last five years, biology has undergone a seismic shift as researchers around the globe have embraced a revolutionary technology called gene …

Genetics

Bodytrak

The first solution to implement precision physiological monitoring into a compact earpiece, providing automated real-time data, audio and powerful …

Scientists have created brain implants that could boost our memory by up to 30%

• <b>Our memories could one day get a boost from a new brain implant device, according to a new study.</b>• <b><br>Researchers looked at how our brains naturally process memories in order to mimic what they do with micro-electric shocks.</b>• <b><br>The device can boost performance on memory tests by up to 30%, according to the</b> …

HoloLens just brought a Star Trek: TNG game that nearly killed the crew to life

Turning Fiction Into (Augmented) Reality<p>The sixth episode of <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation’s</i> fifth season introduced an augmented reality (AR) game …

Pienso raises $2.1M to help non-programmers interact with machine learning models

Though the world could probably use a few more machine learning experts, there are a lot of non-programming specialists whose expertise could directly benefit ML models.<p>That’s the thinking behind the startup Pienso, an MIT spin-off that its founders hope can make the process of training machine …

Machine Learning

Travel to the future in China's huge new virtual-reality theme park

A huge virtual-reality theme park is set to open in southern China. East Science Valley has been under construction in Guiyang, the capital city of Guizhou province in the south-central part of the country.<p>Billed as a ‘science fiction theme park’, East Science Valley will utilise virtual-reality …

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