Warren Whitlock

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We’re getting closer to clothing made entirely by robots

When it comes to stitching together complex garments, dexterous human hands are still far superior to rigid robot arms.<p>Much of the garment production process is already automated, from picking cotton to spinning yarn to cutting clothes. Some specialist machines can even sew buttons or pockets. …

Robotics

Move Over, Graphene: Borophene Could Be the Strongest Material Ever

Graphene is the best-known two-dimensional material, with its atom-thick layers proving plenty of fascinating material properties. But now a team of …

We were wrong about universal banking | Financial Times

Hardly a week goes by without headlines blaring another restructuring by a big European bank, or the replacement of its management. Deutsche Bank and …

Get Ready to Live a Long, Long Time

Two of the leading scientists at the edge of the medical revolution believe that our life expectancy could start creeping up toward the triple digits.<p>…

There's a huge obstacle to making computers as smart as humans

But it turns out even our smartest artificial intelligence (AI) is still relatively dumb.<p>So what do humans have that our machines don't?<p>For one, it's our seemingly common-sense ability to take what we know and apply it to new situations. Imagine talking to someone in a loud bar. Though you can't …

Artificial Intelligence

Rise of ad-blockers shows advertising does not understand mobile, say experts

Apple has made ad-blocking mainstream, prompting fears in the $31.9bn mobile ad market. But those grappling with the problem say the user must come first

Digital Advertising

5 cognitive biases that are killing your decisions

<i>This post originally appeared on Crew blog.</i><p>It’s hard to accept that what holds us back from reaching our potential is all in our head.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and cryptocurrency news site yet?It's called Hard Fork.TAKE ME THERE<p>While it may be a bit of a cliche, we really are our …

Critical Thinking

Communities Struggle to Care for Elderly, Alone at Home

More people age at home, raising demand for support services<p>STOCKHOLM, Maine—At least three times a night during much of the long, harsh northern winter, Aldea Campbell gets out of bed, steps into her slippers, and descends a flight of frighteningly steep, narrow wooden stairs to the cellar to fill …

Wall Street

Why Verizon Is Launching a Video Service No One Asked For

Video is everywhere. You can watch it on YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Yahoo, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or Spotify—not to …

Elegant Kirigami Solar Cells Generate 36% More Solar Energy

By borrowing from kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting, researchers at the University of Michigan have developed solar cells that can …

Solar Power

Spooky! Quantum Action Is 10,000 Times Faster Than Light

How fast do quantum interactions happen? Faster than light, 10,000 times faster.<p>That's what a team of physicists led by Juan Yin at the University of …

SF startup's solar lamps aid developing world

Most of Donn Tice's customers make $4 to $6 a day. What little money they have, they guard.<p>But they're willing to part with some of it, Tice says, …

Self-contained solar PowerCube generates electricity, purifies water, and throws WiFi anywhere on Earth - ExtremeTech

By on June 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>One of the challenges of …

SOP Notify Launches A Waze For Power In Emerging Markets

Before they selected their first office in Abuja, Nigeria, the team behind power monitoring and outage alert provider SOP notify thought they’d done thorough due diligence. They’d been to the space three times and were assured that they’d have a consistent source of power to do their work.<p>As soon …

Intelligent Machines: The jobs robots will steal first

<b>If you are sitting at a desk, driving a taxi or carrying a hod, stop for a moment and ask: could a robot or machine do this job better?</b><p>The answer, unfortunately for you, is probably - yes.<p>The debate about whether machines will eliminate the need for human employment is no longer just …

Robots

Daan Roosegaarde's Smog Free Tower opens in Rotterdam

Designer Daan Roosegaarde has installed the "largest smog vacuum cleaner in the world" in Rotterdam to help improve the city's air quality (+ …

This Australian Startup Is Building A Solar Car That Runs Indefinitely

The car–or, at least, the promise of a car, because it’s still just a concept–comes from EVX, a startup in Melbourne, Australia. It has 75 square …

Carbon Fiber

A small, modular, efficient fusion plant

It’s an old joke that many fusion scientists have grown tired of hearing: Practical nuclear fusion power plants are just 30 years away — and always …

Nuclear Energy

With $100M In Funding, Carbon3D Will Make 3D Manufacturing A Reality

Carbon3D, a startup building 3D printers for manufacturers, has pulled in $100 million in new funding to move 3D printing out of the prototyping phase and into production.<p>Google Ventures led the Series C round, joined by new investors Yuri Milner, Reinet Investments, and F.I.S., along with existing …

Scientists have found a way to connect quantum electronics together

Scientists have found a way to connect quantum devices together, transmitting entanglement — and crucially the quantum properties that could deliver the next-generation of electronics. Sounds boring and complicated (it's not <i>too</i> complicated), but it's important, we promise. It all involves the …

Quantum Physics

These roads will charge cars as they drive

Electric cars are cool. Running out of juice -- not so much.<p>The British government is getting ready to test out new road technology that would allow electric cars to charge as they drive. The goal is to help drivers with electric and hybrid cars avoid frequent stops to recharge their vehicles.<p>Most …

The Business Journals

Body-hackers: the people who turn themselves into cyborgs

Photograph: Kevin Warwick<p>Kevin Warwick … ‘the world’s first cyborg’<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/13/1439481440296/dc599682-fb1f-4f89-b12d-1d45032f7caf-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Kevin Warwick<p>Kevin Warwick … ‘the world’s first …

Magazine circulation takes a new hit

Time was one of many to suffer at the newsstand, off 8.7 percent.<p>The long-term trend for the magazine industry has become quite clear: Circulation …

Extreme Sports

Ebooks are changing the way we read, and the way novelists write

Our attention spans have shortened, we’re distracted, and authors have changed their style to suit, but these changes are part of the wider digital transformation<p>If you hand me the original paperback edition of Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow I can, quickly and without too much scrabbling, find …