John van der Vuurst

932 Added | 5 Magazines | 49 Likes | 7 Following | 299 Followers | @jwvdvuurst | Agnostic Humanist, Naturist, Graduated Engineer, Project Manager, interested in science and technology to help mankind further and lead the way to a peaceful, sustainable, greener, humaner and more advanced future.

This Tiny Self-Folding Robot Will Destroy Itself When Its Job Is Done

Not content with creating a robot cheetah that can run and jump over obstacles at astonishing speeds, researchers at MIT have also developed this …

US tried to bring down North Korean missile programme with computer virus

Intelligence sources say US attempted to use Stuxnet virus<p>The United States tried to deploy a version of the Stuxnet computer virus to attack North Korea's nuclear weapons program five years ago but ultimately failed, according to people familiar with the covert campaign.<p>The operation began in …

IBM’s $5bn gamble: revolutionary computer turns 50

It was so expensive to design that failure would have destroyed the company. Luckily, the System/360 sold in the thousands, and revolutionised …

The HyQ Robot Just Got Even More Agile | Nerdist

We knew the HyQ (Hydraulic Quadruped) from the Italian Institute of Technology could run and we knew it could deal with an uneven walking surface …

Don't Panic: It turns out Douglas Adams was right about the universe

Over in the physics world there's a lot of excitement over a new discovery, one of those things that is said to lead to a sure fire Nobel. Scientists …

The Navy's Robot Firefighters Get Ready For a Test-Run

A former United States naval vessel will be set on fire this August, and the Navy will send robots to put out the blaze.<p>The Navy is testing robots …

Task Management Software Supports Google Calendar, Google Tasks, SQL Server, Azure

TaskMerlin project management software<p><b>Spread the Word</b><p><b>Listed Under</b><p><b>Industrys:</b><br>• Business<br>• Software<p><b>Location:</b><br>• Chicago - Illinois - US<p><b>Subject:</b><br>•</b> …

6 questions for … Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum

Software developer and industry consultant Ken Schwaber is one of the creators of Scrum software development techniques, and a widely recognized …

High Performance Is Not the Same as High Potential

If your company is like most, you probably identify your next leaders from a pool of your top performers. They might be salespeople or project …

5 Key Principles to Resource Management - LiquidPlanner

The purpose of project management is to bring together people, processes and tools to accomplish a common objective. It follows, then, that one of …

Project Management

10 Key Workplace Mysteries Most Companies Still Haven't Solved | The Fast Track

We can video-chat with people on other continents, store things in the cloud, and automate processes that used to take a whole team of workers to get …

3 LEGO-Inspired Tips for Building a Better Customer Experience

Building a better customer experience is top-of-mind for most every brand today. A recent Customers 2020 Report notes that by 2020, customer …

Customer Experience

Linux Worm targets Internet-enabled Home appliances to Mine Cryptocurrencies

Could a perfectly innocent looking device like router, TV set-top box or security cameras can mine Bitcoins? YES! Hackers will not going to spare the …

Drone Flies Into An Active Volcano, Lives To Tell The Tale

Drones can be used for a variety of things. They can be used in warfare, and they can be used in everyday life such as delivering beer to delivering …

Robot Writer Publishes Earthquake Story On LA Times

The world is full of firsts, and this time around, the Los Angeles Times happens to be the first newspaper in the world to publish a story concerning …

Driverless Cars, Meet Captainless Ships: Autonomous Vehicles To Take To The Sea

If artificial intelligence is sophisticated enough to guide a car through Bay Area traffic, surely it can pilot a ship safely from port to port on …

Driverless Cars

The K5 security robot will begin patrolling one Silicon Valley campus this year

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Knightscope<p>The Knightscope K5 robot’s 5-foot-tall bullet-shaped frame is impressive. Studded with cameras and sensors …

Fewer Soldiers, More Robots: Pentagon Budgets For The Future

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has proposed the smallest United States military since 1940. It's also the most technologically advanced.<p>The last time the U.S. Army was smaller than 450,000 troops, it was 1940 and the United States had yet to join World War II. Announced yesterday, Secretary of …

Military

What it takes to be a great leader | Roselinde Torres

Fields Wicker-Miurin: Learning from leadership's missing manual

The 530-pound Exosuit is a submarine you can wear

Scientists are now using the suit to study glowing fish 1,000 feet below the surface<p>The six-and-a-half foot tall, 530-pound aluminum suit looks like something out of an action movie. In reality it has an entirely different — and more intriguing — purpose. Come this summer, scientists will be using …

Nathan Sawaya

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Could future devices read images from our brains?

As an expert on cutting-edge digital displays, Mary Lou Jepsen studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. And as a brain surgery patient …

Neurophilosophy

Japan: Robot to take top university exam

<b>Scientists in Japan are trying to create a computer program smart enough to pass the University of Tokyo's entrance exam, it appears.</b><p>The project, led by Noriko Arai at Japan's National Institute of Informatics, is trying to see how fast artificial intelligence might replace the human brain so that …

Japan

WILL WE EVER UPLOAD OUR BRAINS? (interview with Ben Goertzel & David Pearce)