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A new atomic hard drive could store all of Earth's books on a postage stamp

Taking their inspiration from famous physicist Richard Feynman— who back in 1959 envisioned that one day individual atoms could be arranged to store information — the researchers actually coded a section of Feynman's speech on the topic into their atomic kilobyte.<p>According to the team from the …

Nanotech

How to Turn a Battery Into a Homemade Electric Train

If you have copper wiring, a couple of magnets, and a battery sitting in the bottom of a drawer at home, you have the makings for your next rainy-day …

Self-driving Mercedes-Benz bus takes a milestone 12-mile trip

CityPilot has taken a key early step towards fully autonomous public transportation: The Mercedes-Benz self-driving bus program saw one of its Future Bus vehicles drive 20 km (or around 12.4 miles) in the Netherlands, on a route that connected Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport with the nearby town of …

Autonomous Vehicle

GM will use Lyft to launch its first self-driving car

General Motors' first fully autonomous car will be electric, available to just about anyone, and it could be here before you know it.<p>The company plans to bring its self-driving cars to the masses by launching its first driverless on the Lyft platform, Pam Fletcher, executive chief engineer of …

Electric Vehicles

World’s smallest hard disk can write information atom by atom

Dutch scientists have created the world's smallest hard disk by developing a new rewritable storage technology capable of writing information atom by …

Sift Science raises $30 million to predict and prevent fraud everywhere online

To predict and prevent fraud online even more quickly than cybercriminals adopt new tactics, Sift Science has raised $30 million in a Series C round of venture funding in a round led by Insight Venture Partners.<p>According to the U.S. Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) 2015 annual report, reported …

Identity Theft

Hyperloop One wants $250 million from the 'Gang of Four' that sued the start-up

Hyperloop Technologies Inc. is seeking at least $250 million in damages from four former high-ranking employees who the company says tried to incite rebellion within the Los Angeles start-up.<p>Now referring to itself as Hyperloop One, the firm says then-Chief Technology Officer Brogan BamBrogan and …

Robot Deliveries Have Already Begun In Europe And The U.K.

Five cities are hosting bots that deliver packages to customers on-demand. But it’s not exactly ready for its downtown debut yet.<p>Starship Technologies, launched by some of the co-founders of Skype, is beginning live trials of a six-wheeled delivery robot. The ‘bot, which still lacks a catchy name, …

LinkedIn launches Open19 project to create a new standard for servers

LinkedIn, which Microsoft has decided to acquire for more than $26 billion, today announced the formation of Open19, a project in which LinkedIn will work with partners to develop a new standard for data center infrastructure, specifically servers.<p>“The goals of Open19 are to provide lower cost per …

Tech Industry