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World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive

You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM's former record-setter. It's so small that one …

Tesla fatal crash: 'autopilot' mode sped up car before driver killed, report finds

A Tesla driving in “autopilot” mode crashed in March when the vehicle sped up and steered into a concrete barrier, according to a new report on the fatal collision, raising fresh concerns about Elon Musk’s technology.<p>The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that four seconds before the …

Drone trends to watch in 2018: Big data, flying taxis, and home security

Drones are going to see significant new capabilities in 2018. The use of multiple high-functioning cameras as well as upgraded Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) will enhance navigational acumen far beyond that of today’s drone models. This, combined with ultra-fast charging and …

Drones

Tesla AI chip “best in the world” Elon Musk teases

Tesla is working on a homegrown artificial intelligence platform that outspoken CEO Elon Musk promises could be “the best in the world” as it looks …

Holography-based 3D printing produces objects in seconds instead of hours

3D printers are useful devices for all kinds of reasons, but most have a critical weakness: they simply take a long time to actually <i>make</i> anything. That’s because additive manufacturing generally works by putting down an object one microscopic layer at a time. But a new holographic printing …

3D printing is yesterday's news. Westworld-style liquid printing is the future

3D printing hasn't taken off as a mainstream manufacturing process. At this stage in its development, its limitations outweigh its potential. …

11 Wearables Stats that Will Blow You Away

Wearable devices are often considered the next major extension of mobile computing. However, many investors might not know much about this market beyond the <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ: AAPL) Watch or <b>Fitbit</b>'s (NYSE: FIT) fitness trackers. Therefore, let's dig deeper into this growing market and discuss 11 …

Gravity can light the world with this new technology

Could you create light from a bag of rocks and a downward force? The answer may surprise you. Creating a future that’s bright and safe for all is at …

3D embryo atlas reveals human development in unprecedented detail

Digital model will aid vital research, offering chance chance to explore intricate changes occurring in the first weeks of life<p>The beautiful and otherworldly development of the human embryo has been revealed in unprecedented detail in an interactive three-dimensional atlas.<p>The digital models, built …

Prenatal Development

Neural Network Keeps it Light

Neural networks ought to be very appealing to hackers. You can easily implement them in hardware or software and relatively simple networks can …

Deep Learning

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Meet Sofia, the Robot That Looks, Thinks, and Talks Like a Human

The latest robot from Hanson Robotics took the stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon, displaying simple emotions, humanlike facial expressions. and bad jokes.<p>Right now, artificially intelligent robots are part of the workforce, from hotel butlers to factory workers. But this is just the …

Drones Could Become Law Enforcement's New Best Friend

Rick Smith, a stun gun and body camera manufacturer, says his clients are asking about drones equipped with the company's conductive electrical weapons.<p>In July, Dallas police used a robot to deliver a pound of C-4, a plastic explosive, to kill sniper Micah Johnson, who had killed five police …

This Online Education Firm Is Offering an Artificial Intelligence Training Program

Artificial intelligence, the machine learning technology that allows “smart” machines to take over human tasks like driving cars or ordering pizza, …

Watch girl knock a drone out of the sky with a mean-ass golf swing

Young Ruby was practicing her swing on the Magenta Shores Golf Course in New South Wales, Australia, earlier this week, when things took an …

5 Design Jobs That Won’t Exist In The Future

And seven jobs that will grow, according to design leaders at Frog, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, and more.<p>Organ designers, chief drone experience designers, cybernetic director. Those are some of the fanciful new roles that could be created by the global design industry in the next few years.<p>But what …

Research reveals the dark side of wearable fitness trackers

You no longer have to look to science fiction to find the cyborg. We are all cyborgs now. Mobile phones, activity trackers, pacemakers, breast implants and even aspirins all act as biological, cognitive or social extensions and enhancements of our bodies and minds. Some have even predicted that …

Wearable Tech

A Brief Explanation of the Kardashev Scale: How Far Can Humanity Really Advance?

by Jolene Creighton September 1, 2016 Hard Science 142612<p>Let’s be honest, we have our fair share of problems on planet Earth: war, floods, disease, …

Tractor for Modern Farm Features Everything But the Farmer

As Detroit car makers and Silicon Valley tech giants vie to bring driverless cars to U.S. roads, one of the world’s largest tractor makers is looking …

Farming

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Robocop lives: AI security guard drone flies low, fast and recharges

An idea that could transform the security tech sector is a roving self-flying security guard drone that uses artificial intelligence to patrol a …

Will 'Analytics On The Edge' Be The Future Of Big Data?

An Internet of Things (IoT) approach to business brings many benefits, primarily access to more data and better insights.<p>It also brings new challenges. The sheer size and speed of the data collected when every device involved in your business process is online, connected and communicating can …

Big Data

Iraq Wants to Hunt Down ISIS With This Killer Robot

Military robots are nothing new—whether in reality or pop culture nightmare scenarios. But the <i>Bagdhad Post</i> reports that a new bot could be the first …

Why On Earth Is Google Building A New Operating System From Scratch?

Its latest operating system experiment throws out decades of software history in pursuit of smaller-scale devices.<p>Last week, a group of Googlers did something strange: They quietly revealed a new operating system that theoretically competes with Google’s own Android OS.<p>Dubbed Fuchsia, the …

The year 2050: robot sex, talking pets – and immortality

A futurologist has made a series of startling predictions about life in 34 years’ time. But how far can we trust his forecast?

Immortality

Tesla Gigafactory: a look at the robots and ‘machine building the machine’ at the battery factory

Now that Tesla opened up its Gigafactory to the media and Tesla owners last week, we got to see quite a few cool things at what is on its way to become the most advanced factory ever built, but arguably none cooler than the robots working there.<p>There are a few different kinds of robots helping …

Nintendo shares soar as new Pokemon mobile game captures hearts

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares in Japan’s Nintendo Co surged on Friday as consumers flocked to try out its new Pokemon GO smartphone game, raising hopes that the company’s long-awaited shift into mobile gaming will pay off.<p>Attendees walk past the Nintendo of America Inc. booth during the Electronic …

Pokémon

Woman playing Pokemon Go finds dead body

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Pokemon Go, the new Nintendo augmented reality game, was intended to send players out into the real world.<p>How much reality, though, might gamers find? And how augmented might that reality be?<p>Shayla Wiggins, …

Killer robot used by Dallas police opens ethical debate

When Dallas police used a bomb-carrying robot to kill a sniper, they also kicked off an ethical debate about technology's use as a crime-fighting …

Harvard and MIT teamed up for this open-source online education platform

<i>This post is brought to you by EdX.</i><p>It’s often said that the internet makes it possible for anyone to get educated on any subject. But just as in offline modes of education, the many models of online teaching and learning are far from perfect, with plenty of room for improvement and innovation.<p>A …

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