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Report: Software bug led to death in Uber’s self-driving crash

Sensors detected Elaine Herzberg, but software reportedly decided to ignore her.<p>The fatal crash that killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, …

Covey's 7 Habits: Begin With the End in Mind | Art of Manliness

<i>Welcome back to our monthly series that summarizes, expands, and riffs on each of the seven habits laid out in</i> The 7 Habits of Highly Effective …

15 Patents That Changed the World

The drone. The iPhone. Bluetooth. GPS. Before they changed the world, these technologies were schematics on paper. Here is where the future began.<p>Forget the image of the lonely inventor tinkering away in a workshop. Today, it's more common that numerous technologies developed by a variety of …

General Electric

Understanding Blockchain: A Beginners Guide to Ethereum Smart Contract Programming

One of the hottest technologies of late is <i>blockchain</i>. A blockchain is a digital transaction of records that’s arranged in chunks of data called …

Blockchain

NHS preparing to offer ‘game-changing’ cancer treatment

The NHS is preparing to fast-track a “game-changing” cancer treatment into hospitals, its chief executive has said, calling for the manufacturers to help by setting an affordable price.<p>Simon Stevens said CAR-T therapy, which has been licensed in the US but not yet in the UK, could be approved for …

Immunotherapy

Georgia Tech Just Solved the Problem with "Drone Swarms"

Will this finally keep drone swarms from crashing?<p>Here’s a terrifying image: A “swarm” of drones dart through the open sky, thinking and moving as …

Georgia Tech

Drone skydiving: Would you take the plunge?

Multicopters are growing more powerful by the day, and Latvian company Aerones specializes in creating industrial drones that can carry loads of up …

Drones

Cadence Unveils Industry's First Neural Network DSP IP for Automotive, Surveillance, Drone and Mobile Markets - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today unveiled the Cadence® Tensilica® Vision C5 DSP, the industry’s first standalone, self-contained …

Deep Learning

Deep Learning in Minutes with this Pre-configured Python VM Image

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>Adam Geitgey writes about machine learning, deep learning, image and speech recognition, and related topics on his blog. …

Machine Learning

The drone industry takes two steps forward

On Thursday the FAA released an entirely new kind of map that will open up controlled airspace for drone pilots. To date, controlled airspace was a broad five-mile radius around an airport that restricted drone flight. The new three dimensional grids are less draconian. Instead of indiscriminate …

Bosch and Nvidia create an AI supercomputer for self-driving tech

Bosch is creating the brain for the self-driving cars of the future.<p>At the international Bosch ConnectedWorld 2017 conference in Berlin this week, the supplier of technology and services presented an onboard computer for automated vehicles.<p>Thanks to artificial intelligence, the computer can apply …

Artificial Intelligence

US Air Force Orders Anti-Drone Net-Filled Shotgun Shells

Rather than training and looking after eagles, US military personnel will use modified shotguns and nets.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we …

Depressing Paper Suggests Cancer's an Evolutionary Mechanism to 'Autocorrect' Our Gene Pool

We were never meant to live forever.<p>Two scientists have come up with a depressing new hypothesis that attempts to explain why cancer is so hard to …

Want a 'smart home'? There's a store for that

Want to fill your home with the latest smart gadgets but can't quite figure out how it all works? One London retailer may have the answer.<p>Department store John Lewis has opened a 1,000-square foot space in its flagship Oxford Street location dedicated to products for connected homes, laid out like …

Smart Homes

How to learn big data

You first need to have an in-detail knowledge about the big picture of Big Data - Its Overview, its problem, solution, demand and future scope and …

Ubiquitous Computing

Swiss' Pre-Emptive FX Strike Latest Salvo In Currency War

The Swiss National Bank’s (SNB) unexpected scrapping of its three-year-old cap on the franc versus the euro on Thursday roiled financial markets, sending the CHF rocketing skyward, and crushing traders on the wrong side of the franc. Expect the shockwaves to continue to reverberate throughout the …

Wink's "Relay" Wants to Unify All the Products in Your Smart Home

It's an entire smart home on your wall.<p>Smart-home startup Wink has announced the Relay, a mountable touchscreen that provides a centralized control …

Video: Cirque du Soleil Does Its Thing… With Drones

Cirque du Soleil is known for doing incredible things with the human body. Now it’s doing incredible things with quadcopters.<p>In a collaboration with ETH Zurich and its Swiss spin-off company Verity Studios, Cirque has gussied up a brigade of drones to look like lampshades floating about their …

Why the story of materials is really the story of civilisation

Everything is made of something. Take away concrete, glass, textiles, metal, and the other materials from our lives and we are left naked, shivering in a muddy field. The sophistication of our lives is in a large part bestowed by material wealth, we would quickly revert to animal behaviour without …

Boeing, United Technologies stock up titanium parts from Russia: WSJ | Reuters

(Reuters) - Boeing and United Technologies have been amassing titanium parts from Russian producer VSMPO-Avisma in case tensions between the United States and Russia disrupt supply of the metal critical to building jetliners, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an industry official familiar …

NASA Confirms "Impossible" Propellant-free Microwave Thruster for Spacecraft Works!

Designs for a device called a microwave thruster, which could power spacecraft without the need for propellant, have been proposed since 2006. While …

Physics

Amazon Asks FAA For Permission To Test Its Delivery Drones

Amazon has petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for exemption from rules barring it from testing drones in the United States.<p>The online shopping company made waves recently by showing off small unmanned aircraft that it claims will be able to deliver parcels to consumers in 30 …

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Will Make Oxygen

Changing Planet<p>Illustration shows the suite of instruments that will be on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. Courtesy: NASA<p><b>Living off the land looks like the key to survival on Mars, so NASA’s next red planet rover will help show the way by brewing up its own oxygen, the space agency announced Thursday. The</b> …

Sane Reasons To Be A Mars Colonizer

According to a former NASA Chief Technologist<p>Is it insane to sign up for a one-way trip to Mars? Mason Peck would like to assure you it is not. He addressed the sanity of Mars colonizers in a post yesterday on the Mars One website. Peck is a Mars One adviser who previously served as NASA's Chief …

Tesla, Panasonic Team Up for "Giga" Battery Factory

Tesla Motors this week announced they’d inked a deal with battery-maker Panasonic for a proposed battery “gigafactory.” The electric car automaker …

Tesla

Desperate For Parking? Use The ‘MonkeyParking’ App & Pay Someone To Leave Their Spot

San Francisco is not without its charms. The Bay is beautiful, the weather is pleasant in some of the city's microclimates, and....<p>Hmm. Did we …

American Airlines Pilot Says He Almost Crashed Into a Drone in Mid-Air

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An American Airlines pilot told FAA officials that he nearly crashed into a drone over Florida this …

Goodbye athlete's foot: IBM researchers craft nanomedicine to kill fungi where other meds fail

IBM researchers and a team in Singapore have taken common plastic and engineered it into a nanomedicine that is 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand and can be used to attack fungi that are resistant to antibiotics.<p>The new nanomedicine represents a broadening of the technology created in 2011 …

Want to reduce your cloud costs 70 percent? Here’s how

Colocation, which means buying your own hardware up front and running and managing it in a third-party site, is not usually seen as a cheaper …

3D print extra-tall models with the Deltaprintr

“Delta” style 3D printers are among the most elegant in the 3D printing world. They’re tall, adaptable and capable of much more daring prints than …