Jamie Meredith

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Astronomers really hate that bright disco ball satellite secretly launched to space

On Thursday, the rocket company Rocket Lab announced that it had secretly launched the Humanity Star, a satellite in the shape of a reflective sphere …

Amazon can ship you a new house, and it’ll only cost you about $40K

Need a new house? Why not log in to Amazon and click a few buttons? Before you know it, you could be the owner of this 320-square foot pre-fabricated …

Justin Trudeau tells Donald Trump he will block Boeing contracts over Bombardier tariff row

Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, told President Donald Trump on Wednesday he would block his country’s armed forces from buying Boeing aircraft if the US presses ahead with plans to slap import tariffs of 300 percent on Bombardier aeroplanes.<p>The issue is threatening to ignite a trade …

Aviation

“I Hate Everyone in the White House!”: Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unraveling”

In recent days, I’ve spoken with a half dozen prominent Republicans and Trump advisers, and they all describe a White House in crisis as advisers struggle to contain a president who seems to be increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods.<p>At first it sounded like hyperbole, the escalation of a …

Elon Musk: Google's AI camera doesn't even pretend to be innocent

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Elon Musk isn't sure about artificial intelligence.<p>So when Google presented its new AI-based camera Google Clips last week, you might imagine that Musk wouldn't be overly excited.<p>On Saturday, however, he …

Artificial Intelligence

'The nail in the coffin': Russia's top cyber firm may have made a 'catastrophic' mistake

Investigators believe that software from Russia's top cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky Lab, was involved in a theft of top-secret National Security Agency intelligence outlining how the US hacks its adversaries, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.<p>And depending on what was stolen, the breach …

Scientists Have Created a Super-Thin Fabric That Harvests Energy From Our Movements

They call it "twistron".<p>A twisted fibre made of gel-coated carbon nanotubes could be the very thing we need to steal energy from our surroundings …

Engineering

Praying Mantises Are Killing Birds And Eating Their Brains Worldwide

Mostly hummingbirds, based on the documented cases.<p>Nature is beautiful, but it can be kind of messed up.<p>As an illustration, we’ll refer you to a press release this week from Switzerland’s University of Basel, titled “Praying Mantises Hunt Down Birds Worldwide.” Carnivorous mantises feed most …

Josh.ai raises $11 million for a premium home automation system with a smarter AI

One of the promises of voice-based computing is the ability to make home automation simpler – something that major tech companies, including Amazon, Apple and Google, are now tackling with their own voice assistants and smart speakers. But their solutions are still somewhat clunky, both in terms of …

Google and Elon Musk's Open A.I. Tag-Team Against an A.I. Rebellion

Artificial intelligence is poised to be the biggest industry of the world later this century, but today, it’s a relatively small world of individual …

Artificial Intelligence

Could owl wings hold the key to quieter aircraft and wind turbines?

Wind turbines, helicopters, and other devices that use rotors have a big noise problem, but the solution may come from a not-so little bird. …

Wind Power

Google’s stunning Blocks app lets anyone create a world in VR

Google launched a new tool today that will make it easy for anyone to create 3D objects for virtual reality.<p>Blocks is a free VR app for the HTC Vive …

The electric car revolution may hit the world 'harder and faster' than predicted

Electric vehicles are still rare sightings on most roads today. But in a couple of decades, more than a third of all passenger cars will run on …

Alternative Fuel

The house being built by robots and 3D printers

A three-storey house is being designed, planned and built predominately by robots and 3D printers.<p>ETH Zurich and business partners are collaborating to build the DFAB House in a world first.<p>The house is scheduled to be completed next year.<p>BBC Click finds out more.<p><b>See more at</b> Click's website <b>and</b> …

SpaceX rocket finally lifts off after two aborted launch attempts

After two aborted attempts and a three-day delay, SpaceX successfully sent a communications satellite soaring toward orbit on Wednesday.<p>The commercial space company, headed by Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, initially planned for the launch to occur on July 2, but pushed it to July 3 -- when it was …

Space Travel

The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple

Forget the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.<p>RED, the company that makes professional digital cameras for shooting Hollywood movies, is making a …

Researchers create temperature sensor that runs on almost no power

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a temperature sensor that runs on tiny amounts of power -- just 113 picowatts, around 10 billion times less power than a watt. The sensor was described in a study recently published in <i>Scientific Reports</i>. "We're building systems that have such low power …

UC San Diego

It's getting harder to say Russian meddling didn't actually help lead to Trump's victory and Clinton's loss

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Before we get to James Comey, fake Russian intelligence and the fact that it's getting very hard to say the Russians didn't affect the outcome of the election, let's start this with the obvious caveat that there were a great many factors that led to Hillary Clinton's loss to …

Donald Trump

Scientists can see through walls with Wi-Fi to create 3D holograms

Wi-Fi is everywhere — and as the electromagnetic waves are beamed out from routers to connect our devices to the internet, they also travel through …

Imaging

The revolutionary redox system that produces and stores energy in the home

The team calls the device a Chemical Looping Energy-on-Demand System (CLES), and it's based on an original invention by Professor Behdad Moghtaderi …

These game-changing solar panels are cheap and can be printed

Despite places like Australia being bathed in sun, the cost of traditional silicon-based solar cells hasn't inspired people to buy, buy, buy.<p>But what …

They hate the US government, and they're multiplying: the terrifying rise of 'sovereign citizens'

On 20 May 2010, a police officer pulled over a white Ohio minivan on Interstate 40, near West Memphis, Arkansas. Unbeknown to officer Bill Evans, the occupants of the car, Jerry Kane Jr, and his teenage son, Joseph Kane, were self-described “sovereign citizens”: members of a growing domestic …

Rights & Freedoms

Scientists Actually Prove That Psychedelic Drugs Create An ‘Elevated Level Of Consciousness’

British scientists use brain scans to officially prove for the first time ever that drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms truly do open the mind.<p>Brain …

New Japanese solar cell is closest to reaching maximum efficiency

Solar energy is the hottest thing in eco-living, and everybody wants in on it. People are installing solar panels in their homes, governments are creating smart grids and companies like Google want to run completely on renewable energy and help people do the same.<p>However, the more we start to …

This New Molecule Can Collect Solar Energy Without Solar Panels

A big step towards a carbon-neutral future.<p>The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a human-made …

Carbon Dioxide

Kurzweil Claims That the Singularity Will Happen by 2045

Kurzweil’s Predictions<p>Ray Kurzweil, Google’s Director of Engineering, is a well-known futurist with a high-hitting track record for accurate …

Can your smart home be used against you in court?

On a November, 2015 morning in Bentonville, Arkansas, first responders discovered a corpse floating in a hot tub. The home’s resident, James Andrew Bates, told authorities he’d found the body of Victor Collins dead that morning. He’d gone to bed at 1 AM, while Collins and another friend stayed up …

What's behind President Trump's angry tweets that President Obama tapped his phones

Early Saturday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted that he “just found out” that former President Barack Obama “had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower” just before the election. Trump then claimed his “phones” specifically were tapped by Obama “in October” and added, “This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad …

Why no job is safe from the rise of the robots

Hollywood got it wrong. The highly intelligent machines that will be unleashed in the near future won’t be coming for our lives. They’ll be coming …

Tesla confirms production of Model 3 ‘beta prototypes’

Tesla paused production of the Model S and X during the last week of February to perform “equipment maintenance” and install new machines for the Model 3, according to the company. It led to speculation coming from the supply chain that Tesla would start a pre-production run of the Model 3 at the …