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New Boss on Construction Sites Is a Drone
Drones are being used to capture video footage that shows construction progress at the Sacramento Kings’ new stadium in California.
Technology
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015, 7:47am
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App gives smartphone snaps more than 5 million different filters
A new app called Infltr taps into a smartphone's graphics processor to generate filters on the fly, allowing for the perfect shot in one step
Technology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015, 9:05am
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Want to read this article later? Maybe you should just print it out | Oliver Burkeman
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of online reading material. That’s why physical print-outs sometimes trump a digital copies
Technology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015, 9:05am
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Turning CO2 from air into car parts may help carbon capture pay
Atmospheric CO2 can be turned into carbon nanofibres for high-tech uses a method that may also hold promise for profitable carbon capture
Technology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 20, 2015, 8:50am
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This Technology Could Help Predict Where Wildfires Strike Next
Scientists say the technology will be in the hands of firefighters next year
Environment
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015, 9:07am
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Humanoid robot takes a run through the woods – video
Atlas, a humanoid robot, can run on natural terrains such as soil and rocks. Here it is seen navigating through woodland and jogging along a nature trail. This promotional film from Atlas’s maker Boston Dynamics, owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, is narrated by company founder Marc Railbert and formed part of the FAB 11 conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robotics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015, 9:07am
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Eco-friendly 3D printed supercar
A California automotive start-up is hoping their prototype supercar will redefine car manufacturing. The sleek race car dubbed 'Blade' didn't come off an assembly line - but out of a 3D printer.
Technology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 13, 2015, 10:59am
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Bitcoin’s Dark Side Could Get Darker
Investors see riches in a cryptography-enabled technology called smart contracts–but it could also offer much to criminals.
Technology
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 13, 2015, 10:59am
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NASA joins battle to stop close calls with drones
Technology could create -- or stop -- a disaster in the sky
Technology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015, 9:46am
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Nuclear apocalypse or nanotech invasions could reveal alien life
Instead of seeking living aliens, ET hunters suggest looking for alien civilisations that have wiped themselves out through technology
Astronomy
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015, 9:46am
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Watch Tesla's Snake-Like Charger Slither Into a Model S
Tesla Motors today showed off a video of what could be the charger of the future.
Technology
Source: ABC News
Posted on: Friday, Aug 07, 2015, 9:13am
Rating: | Views: 1773 | Comments: 0
Teaching Machines to Understand Us
A reincarnation of one of the oldest ideas in artificial intelligence could finally make it possible to truly converse with our computers. And Facebook has a chance to make it happen first.
Technology
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 06, 2015, 7:43am
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FDA approves first prescription drug made through 3D printing
Printing system can package up to 1,000m of the drug Spritam, for adults and children who suffer from certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy
Technology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015, 10:37am
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Why NASA crash testing small planes could someday save lives
Researchers are working on building a better, smarter, emergency locator transmitter that can sense when a crash is imminent
Technology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 12:58pm
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A 3-D Display for Your Car
A startup has built a glasses-free 3-D screen that’s much bigger than its previous prototype, bringing it a step closer to being built into gadgets (including the one in your driveway).Your next car could have a 3-D dashboard—no glasses required.
Technology
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 12:58pm
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NASA's plane emergency locator test could save lives
The space agency wants to improve the tiny transmitters on board, designed to alert satellites within seconds of an accident
Technology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 30, 2015, 8:37am
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Outdated credit card tech costs U.S. billions
Recent study shows victims hit by fraud every two seconds; some 13 million Americans affected last year
Technology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015, 9:53am
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​Hawking, Musk fear artificial intelligence "arms race"
The outspoken skeptical supporters of artificial intelligence fear it could create "the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow"
Technology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015, 9:53am
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ButtonMasher: The gamers who only want to explore virtual worlds
Bigger and more complicated games have spawned a new way of playing – where finding and sharing images is more important than completing a mission
Technology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
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Cyborg cockroach and drone teams can locate disaster survivors
Roaches with electronic implants and managed by drones can be tasked to locate trapped people in the aftermath of an earthquake
Technology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
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The rise of on-body cameras and how they will change how we live
More people are wearing on-body cameras that film everything someone does. How will this alter your behaviour?
Technology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
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Glow-in-the-dark trucks use plasma to reduce drag and save fuel
Side-mounted electric panels cut fuel costs by reducing drag – and they look pretty cool too
Technology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
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Engineers create origami bridge
Engineers have successfully tested a mobile bridge based on origami that could be deployed in disaster zones.
Technology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
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Cybersecurity experts hack and take remote control of SUV
New video shows them taking control of a Wi-Fi equipped Jeep
Technology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015, 9:16am
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The Lego prosthetic arm that children can create and hack themselves
Carlos Arturo Torres has designed a modular system that lets kids programme their own prosthetics – and this is only the start of toy-based body parts
Technology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015, 9:16am
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Cars May Soon Understand More of What You Say
It should soon be possible to give your car more complicated and natural verbal commands.Many cars now come with voice control, but you can’t really talk normally to such systems, and you often have to repeat a phrase to get the job done. That could change, however, with the introduction of voice interfaces that allow for a more natural back-and-forth between driver and dashboard.
Technology
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
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Jet pack pioneer talks future of personal fight
Visions of a world with personal flight are a long-running fixture in movies and TV, but the reality has been slow to take off
Technology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015, 9:50am
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Solar-powered plane grounded nine months in Hawaii by battery damage
(Reuters) - A solar-powered plane halfway through an attempt to circle the globe will be grounded in Hawaii for at least nine months because of battery damage sustained during its record 118-hour flight to Oahu from Japan, the project team said on Wednesday.
Technology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015, 9:50am
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Self-Charging Phones Are on the Way, Finally
A handful of companies are coming up with ways to extend your phone’s battery life when you’re far from a power outlet.
Technology
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015, 9:50am
Rating: | Views: 1391 | Comments: 0
Are computer glitches making companies vulnerable?
The computer problems at the NYSE and United Airlines highlight the downside of the country's dependence on technology
Computer Science
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015, 9:20am
Rating: | Views: 1608 | Comments: 0
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