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While India works on making its cities smart most of its population is getting left behind

April 27th, 2016 at 7:59 am » Comments Off

India has become a global leader in pursuing smart city initiatives. Critics, though, are worried that most of India’s population, which still resides in villages, are being left out.  Rjasthan Governor Kalyan Singh criticized India’s flagship Smart City initiative as being inadequate and insufficient for India’s smaller population centers. Singh urged the government, instead to develop […]



‘Gremlins’ is DARPA’s latest strategy to swarm enemy skies with small reusable drone armies

April 26th, 2016 at 11:33 am » Comments Off

A new program named “Gremlins” is DARPA’s new strategy for gathering intelligence, radar jamming, and other “friendly” operations over unfriendly skies. The program aims to deploy swarms of several, reusable drones, that are relatively inexpensive and lightweight, from aircraft or other platforms.



The need for Lithium has greatly increased with the release of the Tesla Model 3

April 24th, 2016 at 7:23 am » Comments Off

Lithium, the gasoline for Tesla Model 3 electric car, is causing a feeding frenzy that has only just begun. Unveiled on March 31st the car has already received 325,000 orders. Even the market know that this is more than just another electric vehicle, with its record breaking sales in its week one launch. Lithium will […]



Why Gendered Robots Could Be Problematic

April 23rd, 2016 at 7:08 am » Comments Off

A gender designed robot is a deception and can lead to confusion and deception of vulnerable users. Designing robots to resemble men, women, boys or girls is immoral, and breaks one of the five principles of robotics, that robots should not be designed to be deceptive or exploit. Thier machine nature should always be transparent.



New nanowire battery can survive thousands of charges

April 22nd, 2016 at 12:51 pm » Comments Off

Batteries haven’t seen a technological leap in years, mainly due to the volatile chemicals they contain. The most effective one produced being the lithium ion cell. Even with experimentation of exotic compounds the new wave of batteries is still many years away. Recently new research in the area of nanowires – surfaces “thousands of times thinner […]



Complementary AI-human hybrid intelligence

April 19th, 2016 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

As AI becomes smarter, many are calling for caution, in case science fiction was right about robots destroying their masters. Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Stephen Hawking have all called for caution in the development of intelligent systems. When computers can make critical decisions for themselves there is reason to be worried, especially if the […]



Hacker Cats: A New Threat to your WI-FI

April 5th, 2016 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

  On a clear day last fall, an attached smartphone-sized Raspberry Pi computer, was harnessed and carefully fitted onto a cat, by German digital media student Dennis Siegel. Cosmo, a fluffy Maine coon hit the streets with a small device designed to tap into and amplify local Wi-Fi networks. As Cosmo wandered through a nearby park, […]



How to ‘own your career’

March 30th, 2016 at 2:49 pm » Comments Off

You’ve been waiting for your manager to define your career path. It’s time to reevaluate. The future belongs to the early adopters, the eager learners and the ones who are willing to take a chance on themselves. NOTE: For anyone wishing to own their own career in computer programming, check out the upcoming courses at […]



Drone successfully delivers package in Nevada

March 30th, 2016 at 11:03 am » Comments Off

A drone successfully delivered a package to a Nevada residential location. This was the first fully autonomous urban drone delivery completed in the US.



Grid storage technology helps to integrate renewables

March 29th, 2016 at 1:00 pm » Comments Off

Developing cheap energy storage is a critical step in moving to renewables and away from fossil fuels as the primary source of electricity: it’s the only way such intermittent sources can supply power to the grid when the wind’s not blowing and the sun’s not shining.



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