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The car that runs on sunshine

Cars that run on the energy of the Sun have already hit the roads of the Australian desert. As the video above explains, they can even cruise along at the same kinds of speeds as a petrol engine.<p>Imagine a car that runs on the same power as a toaster.<p>That's what the student-run Stanford Solar Car …

Stanford University

California bans paparazzi from using drones to spy on celebrity homes

Following campaigns by several lawmakers and complaints from celebrities, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday prohibiting …

Drones Could Soon Be Used To Deliver The Mail In Singapore

Coming soon to Singapore: robotic mail carriers in the skies!<p>SingPost, the country’s postal service provider, has just revealed its interest in handling some mail deliveries using<p>our robotic overlordsdrones. The company said it completed a trial to deliver mail and packages to recipients using a …

Drones

Commercial drones could require direct human oversight for years, FAA says

Companies are pushing for the ability to fly their drones without the strict supervision that is currently required, but regulators say it could be a long wait<p>If you’re hoping Amazon will send the next George R R Martin novel to you by drone, you may have even longer to wait than you thought: the …

Unmanned Aircraft

Meet DJI’s Osmo, a Robotic Selfie Stick

By<p>Geoffrey A. Fowler<p>Geoffrey A. Fowler<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>You know how awesome drone photography looks? DJI, a leading quadcopter maker, is putting some of that tech into the palm of our hands. On Thursday, it unveiled its first non-flying consumer product: a 4K camera on a stabilizing …

Drones

Meet your match, drones: This device will stop 'em in their tracks

Drones are filling the skies before our eyes — and not everyone is happy about it.<p>Three British technology firms — Blighter Surveillance Systems, …

Las Vegas

The Next 10 Years Of Automation And What It Might Mean For The Job Market

Daniel Faggella Contributor<p>Daniel Faggella is founder of TechEmergence, a news and advice website for entrepreneurs and investors interested in the intersection of technology and the mind.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Google, Baidu and the race for an edge in the global speech recognition …

Artificial Intelligence

FAA Fines Drone Photography Company Almost $2 Million

In unrelated news, that drone company was suing the FAA<p>On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Authority announced that it was fining aerial photography company SkyPan International $1.9 million dollars “for endangering the safety of our airspace,” specifically citing 65 drone flights between March 21, …

'Psychic robot' predicts your intentions

Didn't mean to knock that cup of coffee over on your desk? That's OK. Your robot overlord will understand and maybe even keep you from doing it in the first place.<p>For those worried about the singularity -- that time when computers or robots become smarter than us and start reproducing themselves -- …

Robotics

Adidas Futurecraft 3D aims for custom-printed sneakers (Tomorrow Daily 255)

Ashley discusses how Adobe's "Monument Mode" removes people from photos in real time, why Adidas created a 3D-printing concept designed to make ultra-custom shoes; and what Singapore's plans are after successful delivery drone testing.

3D Printing

The military is 2 years away from unleashing its real-life Iron Man suit

The Department of Defense is two years away from unveiling an Iron Man-like suit. Known as the Tactical Light Operator Suit (Talos), it can repel bullets, help lift heavy objects, and provide lifesaving oxygen. The suit also comes with 3D audio; heating and cooling systems; and embedded …

Iron Man

The FAA is testing new technology to find dangerous drone operators

The Federal Aviation Administration is cracking down on unauthorized drone flights. Earlier this week the body hit a commercial drone operator, SkyPan International, with a $1.9 million fine for illegal flights that took place over New York and Chicago. In order to monitor similar flights in the …

Drones

Driverless Car Accident Reports Make Unhappy Reading For Humans

As technology giants accelerate humanity towards a driverless car future, where we are conditioned to keep our eyeballs on our devices while algorithms take the wheel and navigate the vagaries of the open road, safety questions crash headlong into ethical and philosophical considerations.<p>Earlier …

Autonomous Cars

Open Bionics Creates Disney-Inspired Bionic Hands For Amputee Kids

Bionic hands startup Open Bionics now makes Iron Man and Elsa-themed hands and arms for the smallest of amputees – kids.<p>Open Bionics hopes to get kids excited about their prosthetics with designs from Marvel, Frozen and Star Wars.<p>“[Kids] won’t have to do boring physical therapy, they’ll train to …

Bionics

This Giant 3-D Printer Prints Entire Houses

Oh, your 3-d printer just prints little gizmos? That’s nice.<p>The Big Delta is a giant 3-D printer big enough to print buildings. It is, says WASP, the Italian company behind it, the biggest 3-D printer in the world, and it is designed to build homes in developing countries.<p>WASP makes smaller …

A Bill Gates-backed Canadian company opened a plant that sucks carbon from the air

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.<p>That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel — or simply be stored underground.<p>…

British Columbia

DARPA's ICARUS Project Aims to Build Disappearing Drones

There's always a danger on the battlefield of one side's equipment falling into the hands of the other — at least, until DARPA's ICARUS project succeeds in making equipment that vanishes into thin air when no longer needed.<p>Short for (believe it or not) Inbound Controlled Air-Releasable …

DARPA

App Saves Lives By Connecting People With CPR Training To Cardiac Arrest Victims

Some of the most powerful applications of technology involve connecting people to one another at the <i>right</i> time, not in real time. When a good idea is matched with solid implementation, remarkable outcomes can follow.<p>The big idea behind PulsePoint is for local 911 dispatchers to use a smartphone app …

United States

An algorithm might save your life: How the Amazon and Netflix method might someday cure cancer

Algorithms recommend movies, books, dates — even job candidates. In the future, they might cure disease<p>Machine learning plays a part in every stage of your life. If you studied online for the SAT college admission exam, a learning algorithm graded your practice essays. And if you applied to …

Machine Learning