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Water purification could be the key to more electric cars

Humanity is going to need a <i>lot</i> of lithium batteries if electric cars are going to take over, and that's a problem when there's only so much lithium available from conventional mines. There may be an oddball solution for that, however: turn the world's oceans into eco-friendly mines. Scientists have …

California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative

The extraordinary success of solar power in some pockets of the world that combine sunshine with high investment in the technology mean that governments and energy companies are having radically to rethink the way they manage—and charge for—electricity.<p>California is one such a place.<p>On March 11, it …

Intel’s 15 Billion Reasons Why an AI Chip Revolution Has Arrived

AI isn't just changing internet services, cars, robotics, and healthcare. It's changing the computer chip market too.<p>This shift was underlined on …

Machine Learning

Soft Artificial Muscles Built from Electroactive Yarn

Powered exoskeletons and other assistive devices tend to be clunky, noisy, and consist of rigid parts that can be heavy and uncomfortable to wear. …

Breakthroughs

Robotic food delivery is rolling into the United States in February

Will the Starship bot be the future of takeout?<p>Starship Technologies, co-founded by Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis of Skype fame, raised $17.2 million in January to build a fleet of six-wheeled delivery robots. More feasible for large-scale rollouts than drones, these delivery bots are scheduled to …

Scientists create the first carbon free supercapacitor

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Breakthroughs in supercapacitor technology will have multiple benefits, from helping to create new renewable energy …

In the Future, Your Phone Will Be Built by Thousands of Robot Ants

The German automation firm Festo is building a bunch of the sci-fi-esque critters, which it thinks could become the future of manufacturing.<p>Late last month, the German industrial automation firm Festo unveiled a product that it hopes will help to revolutionize manufacturing: hand-sized, autonomous, …

A Roadmap for Robotics

Robotics, as an industry, has been around for approximately 50 years now, but it’s perhaps fair to say that the last few of these have seen a …

Why Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google all desperately need you to know that the robots are coming

Instead, the biggest companies in tech, especially Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon, spent their 2016 hyping up something a little more abstract: their ongoing quests to build a so-called "general artificial intelligence," and all the extra smarts they're adding to the product while they're …

Asgardia, la primera nación espacial busca ciudadanos

Igor Ashurbeyli es un empresario y nanocientífico ruso que sueña con crear la primera nación espacial de la historia. Su nombre es Asgardia y está en …

Scientists Create Asgardia, the First Ever Nation in Space, and You Can Join

If you had enough of the often-depressing world events and the seemingly unresolvable conflicts they engender, you might want to head for space and …

Programming books you might want to consider reading

There are a lot of “12 CS books every programmer must read” lists floating around out there. That’s nonsense. The field is too broad for almost any …

Books

These are three of the biggest problems facing today's AI

Not-so-deep learning<p>Speaking to attendees at a deep learning conference in London last month, there was one particularly noteworthy recurring theme: humility, or at least, the need for it.<p>While companies like Google are confidently pronouncing that we live in an "AI-first age," with machine …

Disney's one-legged robot will hop its way into your heart

Disney's research division revealed last year that one of the company's goals is to bring its fictional characters to life... as robots. Well, folks, we may now be witnessing the birth of a robotic Tigger. The House of Mouse's scientists have designed a bouncy machine with one leg that can hop …

Robotics

Simulate Your Robot Before You Build It

[Nurgak] shows how one can use some of the great robotic tools out there to simulate a robot before you even build it. To drive this point home he …

This American mega robot was built to fight another giant robot from Japan

If you grew up on sugary cereal and Sunday morning cartoons, at some point you probably watched a cartoon featuring giant robots that battle to the death. The founders of MegaBots, Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein had that same dream, which lead them to create the first mech robot built in America. …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

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'Fanatic recklessness': Nations rip North Korea for reported nuke test

TOKYO — North Korea claimed Friday that it successfully conducted a "higher level" test of a nuclear weapon, its second in eight months and its fifth since 2006. The announcement drew immediate condemnation from the United States, South Korea, China and Japan.<p>The U.N. Security Council scheduled an …

South Korea

Samsung Does Right By Galaxy Note 3 Users

Considering its track record in this area, Samsung is doing pretty well in terms of software support. It isn’t only providing timely updates to its …

It’s far more likely that robots would inadvertently harm or frustrate humans while carrying out our orders than they would rise up against us<p>When we look at the rise of artificial intelligence, it’s easy to get carried away with dystopian visions of sentient machines that rebel against their human …

Artificial Intelligence

‘IDSC Tailsitter’ flying robot performs vertical loops and easily transitions between hover and forward flight

Source: Robin Ritz, Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich.The IDSC Tailsitter has been designed at the Institute for Dynamic Systems …

These 29 Tips Should Be Required Reading For All Beginner Programmers

<i>What are some traits/practices of experienced/good programmers that every beginner programmer should know? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Ken Mazaika, CTO, Co-founder & Mentor at The</b> …

Comes a Time

Good Ol' C Tops the IEEE's 2016 Programming Language Ranking

It's like concrete winning a contest of building materials.<p>I'll be honest—part of why I love C programming is because it's sort of the antithesis of how every way cooler programming language works.<p>C code is an often rigid world of semicolons and curly braces and memory management. You can really …

Tesla's plan for world domination, and more in the week that was

Tesla is known for producing some of the world's best electric cars, but founder Elon Musk has even bigger plans for the company: world domination. Musk's new masterplan will grow the company to produce trucks and buses while using battery technology and solar infrastructure to transition the world …

Mexico City

Build a Wireless Charger for Your Phone

This elegant charging solution is convenient and lessens the wear and tear on your phones port and cables.<p>We've seen inductive charging take over power tools, but it's still not standard among mobile devices despite its convenience and ease of use. You could buy a third-party inductive charger, but …

Tech Trends

Missouri suspects used app’s geolocation feature to target ‘unwitting victims’, says police after another incident saw game lead player to dead body<p>Armed robbers used the game Pokémon Go to lure victims to an isolated trap in Missouri, police reported on Sunday.<p>At about 2am in O’Fallon, Missouri, …

Pokémon

How To Make Your DIY Smartphone Projector With A Shoebox

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

Pain

The inventor of the Web thinks we need a new one

Although the internet has created millions of new opportunities for people around the world and made the sum of human knowledge available to anyone with a connection, it’s also created problems that seem impossible to solve.<p>“Edward Snowden showed we’ve inadvertently built the world’s largest …

Rise of the robots: Hug your jobs tight

2016-05-27T11:29:40.000Z<p>By: Tanzeel Akhtar<p>There is no doubt the rise of the robots has thrown the future of work itself into question. Will we see a …