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VR Education: Getting Immersive with DIVR Edu

In our collaboration with Stanford’s Graduate School of Education, we are piloting Immunity Defender with over 1000 high school students from high …

Education

Robotics classes in temples: Tradition and innovation in Japan

<b>Robotera:</b> Is the fusion of robots (robo) and temples (tera, in Japanese). Buddhist temples in Japan are offering robotic classes to foster interest …

Japan

How Reebok Is Breaking the Mold by '3D Drawing' Shoe Soles

You may be surprised to learn that if you walked into a shoe factory today versus forty years ago, a lot of what you’d see would be the same.<p>At the …

Emerging Technology

Amazon’s drive-up grocery stores are now open to the public in Seattle

Order, choose a pickup window, then go get your snacks<p>Amazon has opened two drive-up grocery stores to the public after testing the locations first with its own employees. Both are in the Seattle area, and allow Amazon Prime subscribers to place an online order and choose a two-hour pickup window …

Amazon

Bay Area home prices hit a new record as sales drop

The median price paid for a Bay Area home last month surged to a new record — $750,000 — as the inventory of homes for sale continued to fall far …

Real Estate

In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence

In a significant advance in the study of mental ability, a team of European and American scientists announced on Monday that they had identified 52 genes linked to intelligence in nearly 80,000 people.<p>These genes do not determine intelligence, however. Their combined influence is minuscule, the …

Compact DJI Spark Drone

DJI’s Spark mini drone includes the Intel Movidius Myriad 2 vision processing unit, a unique processor used for accelerating machine vision tasks …

Drones

Pokémon's new game for iPhone and Android is out, and it's unlike any game before it

The Pokémon Company has never shied away from making unusual games. Ever since the original Red and Blue versions came out in 1996, it's released many traditional, turn-based sequels. But it's also dabbled in pinball games, photography games, puzzle games, RPGs, fighting games, and even one based …

Gaming

A New Power Plant Burns Fossil Fuels Without Any Carbon Emissions

“Friendlier” Fossil Fuels<p>Fossil fuel plants, particularly coal-fired and natural gas plants, still make up a majority of the world’s energy sources. …

Energy

NASA's Newest Mars Rover Will Focus on Finding Evidence of Ancient Martian Life

Rover’s New Tricks<p>NASA has released pictures of its newest robot scheduled to be sent to the Red Planet in 2020. The images show an artist’s concept …

Planets

San Mateo Community College to offer Apple's App Development with Swift coding curriculum - Silicon Valley Business Journal

“App Development with Swift” is an extension of Apple’s existing K-12 “Everyone Can Code” curricula, according to the release.<p>TechCrunch notes that …

Education

Your Brain Is Trying to Show You The Future - And It Might Save Your Life

We're living in fast-forward.<p>Our brains are pretty good at filling in the blanks when it comes to our sense of perception - often to the point we …

The Brain

Sphero’s new interactive Cars figure features impressive robotics

Sphero garnered lots of attention nearly two years ago for making an interactive BB-8 that could roll around the house and respond to <i>The Force Awakens</i>. Now the company is broadening its Disney partnership with a new toy based on the main character from <i>Cars</i>, Lightning McQueen. Kids can drive it …

Robotics

5 Ways to Create Virtual Learning Experiences in Your Classroom

« How Can Robotics Bring STEM Learning to Life? | Main<p>| No comments<p>The reason that many teachers strive for a more virtual experience instead of the …

Learning

From Medicine To Mars: Virtual Reality And The Future Of Data Visualization

In 2016, nearly 100 million virtual reality units were shipped in the United States, and experts predict it will be a $4 billion market by 2018. While many think the VR hype is fading, OSF HealthCare’s Dr. Matthew Bramlet believes this is just the beginning. “Visual technologies are not a fad. It’s …

Data Visualization

Elon Musk: SpaceX Is Almost Ready to Update the World on Its Plan to Get Humans to Mars

Mission to Mars<p>Mars’ relative closeness to the Earth and ample distance from the Sun have made it humanity’s best target for off-world colonization. …

Elon Musk

One of the greatest chess players of all time, Garry Kasparov, talks about artificial intelligence and the interplay between machine learning and humans

<i>Garry Kasparov, one of the greatest chess players of all time, is famous for his pair of faceoffs against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue.</i><p><i>Kasparov won the first match against the computer, 4-2, in 1996, but lost in the rematch, 3½-2½, in 1997.</i> <i>He recently published a book, "Deep Thinking," about the</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Your Brain Will Start To Eat Itself After Chronic Sleep Deprivation

"<p>"Think about how difficult focusing and reasoning becomes after a night spent awake"<p>Workaholics who regularly pull all-nighters aren’t just burning themselves out mentally, they could also be doing physical damage as well.<p>Michele Bellesi and his team from the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy …

Neuroscience

Program an SMS Bot Using Python and Twilio

This winter I went to Utah with some friends, and explored some of the most remote and beautiful places in the world. I hiked through Star Wars looking terrains, and was in awe at the bright red canyons. However, there was one problem: we were in such remote places, the cellular connection was …

Python Programming

Our brains predict events in fast-forward

Your brain on autocomplete<p>What happens when you look up and see a ball headed toward you? Without even thinking about it, you flinch. That might be because our brains are constantly living our lives in fast-forward, playing out the action in our head before it happens.<p>Humans have to navigate, and …

The Brain

World's best Go player flummoxed by Google’s ‘godlike’ AlphaGo AI

Ke Jie, who once boasted he would never be beaten by a computer at the ancient Chinese game, said he had ‘horrible experience’<p>A Google algorithm has narrowly beaten the world’s best player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go, reaffirming the arrival of what its developers say is a …

Artificial Intelligence

22-Year-Old Lidar Whiz Claims Breakthrough

Lidarland is buzzing with cheap, solid-state devices that are supposedly going to shoulder aside the buckets you see revolving atop today’s …

Peter Thiel

Lowe's unveils augmented reality app for in-home projects

Dive Brief:<p>Lowe's has announced its latest Lowe’s Vision mobile app, which leverages Google’s Tango augmented reality technology on the Lenovo Phab 2 …

Augmented Reality

Self-Driving… To Criminal Charges?

Google’s driverless car (by Grendelkhan via Wikimedia)<p><i>Ed. note: Gaston Kroub, who has been writing about differences between Biglaw and boutique life</i> …

Law

How AI And Machine-Learning Tools Lighten The eDiscovery Load

At one time or another, most lawyers involved in eDiscovery have felt the unique pressure induced by a slow-moving document review. That pressure to …

Machine Learning

After the Pain, The Power and the Pleasure

Had enough? Fed up? Told you aren’t smart enough or good enough? Well, c’mon girl, time to get your power back. In so many ways, for too long, women …

c'mon

Why yes, those are robot delivery minions at UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley has a new on-demand delivery service. Unlike any of its predecessors however, this one relies on robots.<p>Kiwi uses a fleet of 20 …

UC Berkeley

Taking his last stand against AI, humanity’s best Go player says the robots have already won

It’s not looking good for humanity.<p>Earlier today, AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence program developed by Google’s DeepMind team, defeated Ke Jie, the world’s reigning top-ranked player of the board game Go. The AI won by half a point, the smallest margin possible. Two more games are slated for …

Artificial Intelligence

9 Costs That Factor into Mass Manufacturing a Hardware Product

Without question, the manufacturing cost is the single most critical expense when bringing a new hardware product to market. You will eventually get past the development and scaling stages, but you will never get past manufacturing.<p>You need to know what your production cost is in order to set your …

Manufacturing