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July 31st, 2015 at 9:42 am

The Internet Of Sound is here

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Birds communicate by singing. And now it’s the turn of the machines. A new crop of businesses are now creating what’s referred to as the Internet of Sound.

 

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July 31st, 2015 at 9:37 am

Scientists grow human mini-brains that are giving big insights into autism

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Scientists first grew mini-hearts in a lab. Then they 3D printed skin. Now scientists have taken “body on a chip” to a whole new level.

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July 31st, 2015 at 9:31 am

The Search Engine of Things

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In the future ordinary devices will be sensor equipped and wifi-connected. But the Internet of Things might be missing a concept that is something like its inverse: Let’s call it the Search Engine of Things. That is, a device or suite of devices that can identify and contextualize the objects that surround us in the physical world, from pills to trees to hamburgers.

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July 31st, 2015 at 9:27 am

Anti-inflammatory ‘smart drug’ activates only in high-inflammation areas

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Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and the University of Colorado have developed a dynamic anti-inflammatory “smart” drug that can target specific sites in the body and could enhance the body’s natural ability to fight infection while reducing side effects.

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July 30th, 2015 at 8:27 pm

Researchers develop a better, faster Tor

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Tor is the world’s largest and most well-known “onion router” network. Tor offers a degree of anonymity that has made it a popular tool of journalists, dissidents, and everyday Internet users who are trying to avoid government or corporate censorship (as well as Internet drug lords and child pornographers). But one thing that it doesn’t offer is speed.

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July 30th, 2015 at 8:24 pm

Researchers invent super-elastic conducting fibers to make artificial muscles, sensors, and capacitors

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A University of Texas at Dallas research team has made electrically conducting fibers that can be reversibly stretched to more than 14 times their initial length and whose electrical conductivity increases 200-fold when stretched.

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July 30th, 2015 at 8:07 pm

The next big thing in artificial intelligence

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When talking to more seasoned AI practitioners about the resurgence of AI and machine learning you may commonly hear, “But this technology has been around for years now!”

 

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July 30th, 2015 at 8:02 pm

Canadian scientists are developing a system that could turn atmospheric CO2 into fuel

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An industrial carbon dioxide recycling plant is being developed by Canadian scientists that could one day suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and convert it into a zero-carbon e-diesel fuel. Developed by tech start-up Carbon Engineering and partly funded by Bill Gates, the system will essentially do the job of trees, but in places unable to host them, such as icy plains and deserts. (Video)

 

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July 30th, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Scientists program 3 humanoid robots to show self-awareness

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One of the primary characteristics that artificially intelligent objects possess is self-awareness. Taking a step forward toward the new technology, a team of researchers claim to have found one such robot that showed a capability to differentiate itself from the others.

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July 29th, 2015 at 10:36 pm

Shower curtain that limits your shower to 4 minutes

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Elisabeth Buecher a textile-based installation artist and educator has invented a clever way to conserve water.   Continue Reading »

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