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You Register Your Cars, Your Guns And Now An FAA Task Force Suggests The Same For Your Drones

A drone task force assembled by the Federal Aviation Administration recommended on Monday that operators of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) be required to register their devices, the FAA announced Monday.<p>The task force—with included a variety of stakeholders in the drone market from manufacturers …

Virtual reality can save killer whales — and SeaWorld

Talk about new technology making a splash. This eye-opening idea – replacing live SeaWorld shows with virtual ones – was one of hundreds offered via a crowd-sourced brainstorm session my company recently commissioned. We were tapping into the collective imagination for what virtual reality (VR) …

Virtual Reality

Android Marshmallow hits HTC One M8 GPE before M9

The first of a collection of Marshmallow updates for HTC One Android devices has been released. This first update – beyond the HTC One A9 – goes to …

How a Dutch firm is going to 3D-print a bridge in Amsterdam

3D printing technology has been put to all kinds of weird and wonderful uses as it moves further towards mainstream use, and the latest ambitious …

This Giant 3-D Printer Prints Entire Houses

WASP makes smaller printers with essentially the same design. They’re cabinets with three arms that run up and down the three edges of the box. By …

3D

In Japan, Drones Guide Robot Trucks At Construction Sites

More machines, fewer humans<p>Japan’s Komatsu makes construction equipment, and has for almost a century. Construction vehicles are nothing without people to drive them--or at least they used to be. As either an alternative to rising labor costs or simply a solution when workers aren’t available, …

Japan

Scientists plan 'self-repairing city' with an army of drones that fix streetlights and potholes without being told to

Scientists are planning a 'self-repairing city' that would have its facilities maintained by an army of automatic drones.<p>Researchers at the …

Repairs

7 futuristic solar-powered cars will travel 1,900 miles through Australia’s outback

The 46 teams from 25 countries will drive almost 1,900 miles across Australia's Outback in solar powered cars as part of their participation in the World Solar Challenge.<p>The biannual competition requires participants to travel from Darwin, which is in North Australia, to Adelaide, in the southern …

Eindhoven

Be a Ghostbuster with this Ghost Projecting Shooting Game

Who ya gonna call? There’s no need to call anyone actually because you can bust the ghosts yourself with The Visions of Johnny the Skull Deluxe Set. …

Unique

Electron Wheel Turns Your Bike into an Electric Bike

We introduced Sondors electric bike yesterday, but if you don’t want to change your bike, you may like to try Electron Wheel that can turn your …

Electric Vehicles

Blame an FAA Blunder for the Lack of Electric Airplanes

There’s a kind of beauty in electric planes you don’t get from their gas-powered counterparts. They’re quiet. They don’t vibrate or require expensive …

Elon Musk hopes to conquer electric car range limits by 2020

Range anxiety may keep you from driving an electric car right now, but Tesla chief Elon Musk doesn't expect that to be a problem for very long. When grilled about driving distances in a Danish interview, Musk revealed that he expects the battery technology to improve at a rate of 5 to 10 percent …

Tesla

5.6 million fingerprints stolen in personnel data hack, U.S. government says

<i>By David Alexander</i><p><i>WASHINGTON (Reuters) –</i> Hackers who stole security clearance data on millions of Defense Department and other U.S. government employees got away with about 5.6 million fingerprint records, some 4.5 million more than initially reported, the government said on Wednesday.<p>The …

Security

New Microsoft patent lets Kinect make a physical 3D model of your face

Microsoft has been granted a patent for technology that converts the 3D scan data collected by the Kinect gaming sensor into a real physical replica of the scanned object.<p>The Kinect has been hugely popular as a gaming interface. It scans, with great accuracy, the movements of a player’s body and …

Augmented Reality

China plans to put unmanned spacecraft on far side of the moon

In the history of mankind, only three countries have put spacecraft on the moon- the US, Russia, and China. China was the last country to do so with …

Chevy restores 1 millionth Corvette to perfect condition

Chevrolet promised to oversee the restoration of a handful of Corvettes that fell into a sinkhole last year that opened under the National Corvette …

When Single Male Rodents Settle Down, They're Changed Forever

Weird & Wild<p>Forget soulmates. Male prairie voles have no idea who they’re raising kids with—at least, not until they mate.<p>Sex can change a lot about a relationship. For male prairie voles, it can even change their brains.<p>Prairie voles, small, furry rodents native toNorth America,are one of the few …

Ohio sets November vote on legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use

Ohio voters will decide in November whether to legalize marijuana use for treating illnesses and for getting high.<p>Secretary of State Jon Husted said …

Driving Your Car Will Soon Be Illegal

Driving a car will be illegal by 2030. Our economy will be severely impacted as millions of truck drivers, cabbies and delivery people are put out of work. In this era of endless innovation, man’s century-long relationship with the automobile is about to be permanently disrupted.<p>The reason has …

Autonomous Vehicle

Google patent covers using vehicle sensors to detect road quality, improve Maps

As first spotted by AutoBlog, Google was recently granted a patent covering a system capable of detecting road quality conditions, which in theory could allow it to deliver warnings of potholes and other road quality issues to its users.<p>The patent describes using a number of sensors in the vehicle, …

Google Maps

Parents, stop hovering! It’s not your job to remove every obstacle from your kids’ paths

<b>(auremar via Shutterstock)</b><p>We’ve taught our kids to fear failure, and in doing so, we’ve blocked the surest and clearest path to their success<p>Jessica Lahey<p>August 8, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed”<p>I became a …

Amazon wants to build drive-up grocery stores

If you enjoy the luxury of ordering groceries online but would rather not wait at home for your food deliveries, Amazon might soon come to your rescue. <i>Silicon Valley Business Journal</i> understands that Amazon is working on a drive-up grocery store in Sunnyvale, California (a possible concept …

LG bets big on flexible displays for cars and phones

More and more smartphones, TVs and wearables like Apple's Watch now use OLED displays, but only two companies mass produce them -- Samsung and LG. LG is trying to stay on top of demand by building a new 1.05 trillion won ($900 million) flexible OLED plant in Korea. Starting in 2017, the 6th-gen …

Nourish is a countertop device that'll mix dietary supplements based on your fitness data

Nutrition is complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. At least, that’s what the folks at FitNatic are trying to prove with the Nourish, a personal nutritionist, ingredient mixer and supplement store all in one, launching today on Indiegogo.<p>https://vimeo.com/134201899<p>The basic concept is relatively …

The first national drone racing championship is underway in California

<i>Sacramento, California</i><p>There was a buzz in the air over a parched field in northern California. Amidst the dragonflies and hawks, a new type of aerial competition—the first of its size and scale—took to the skies yesterday (July 16). The first national drone racing championship started at the …

Solar panels aren't just for roofs anymore — the world's first road paved with solar panels is working better than expected

Now, six months into the trial, engineers say the system is working even better than expected, with the 70-metre test bike path generating 3,000 kWh, or enough electricity to power a small household for a year.<p>"If we translate this to an annual yield, we expect more than the 70k wh per square metre …

Clean Energy

New Horizons: Latest Pluto image offers glimpses of geology

At last! After spending 9.5 years traveling 3 billion miles to reach Pluto,<p>NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has snapped an image of the dwarf planet that bears tantalizing hints of geologic features that will become clearer in the coming days.<p>Until now, little has been known about what the …

Solar System

America challenges Japan to real-life battle of giant robots

Finally, let the robot wars begin! MegaBots is laying the foundation for what could be the prequel to the giant mech vs. giant monster flick " Pacific Rim." The Boston-based company on Tuesday challenged Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industries, creator of the Kuratas giant robot, to a duel against its …

CubeSensors Sniff Out Changes In The Air

Letting you know when to crack a window<p>How much do you know about the climate inside your home? Humidity, volatile organic compounds (VOC), and barometric pressure? We thought so. That’s where CubeSensors come into play. Palm-size and wireless, these wee boxes sniff out the tiniest changes in …

Air Quality