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Potential Mach 2.2 Airliner Market Pegged At $260 Billion

October 22nd, 2016 at 6:14 am » Comments Off

Stretched, trijet 50-seat configuration to be tested by subscale supersonic demonstrator Guy Norris Los Angeles Boom Time More than half a century after development of the Concorde was launched, progress toward economically viable supersonic airliners has proved elusive. But now a Silicon Valley-backed startup says the ingredients for a successful, small, faster-than-sound airliner are in […]

Self-Learning AI: New Neuro-Inspired Computer Trains Itself

October 21st, 2016 at 7:06 am » Comments Off

  A COMPUTING ROAD LESS TRAVELED A team of researchers from Belgium think that they are close to extending the anticipated end of Moore’s Law, and they didn’t do it with a supercomputer. Using an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called reservoir computing, combined with another algorithm called backpropagation, the team developed a neuro-inspired analog computer that can train […]

Brain-Controlled Bionic Legs Are Here At Last

October 20th, 2016 at 6:14 am » Comments Off

 NO, REALLY. AMPUTEES HAVE BEEN TESTING THEM FOR OVER A YEAR For a full decade, Gudmundur Olafsson was unable to move his right ankle. That’s because it wasn’t there. Olafsson’s amputated lower leg was the delayed casualty of an accident from his childhood in Iceland, when he was hit by an oil truck. “I lived […]

This is what you get when you give a 3D printer artificial intelligence

October 20th, 2016 at 6:06 am » Comments Off

A London-based startup has combined some of today’s most disruptive technologies in a bid to change the way we’ll build the future. By retrofitting industrial robots with 3D printing guns and artificial intelligence algorithms, Ai Build has constructed machines that can see, create, and even learn from their mistakes.

Futurist Thomas Frey predicts farming drones, driverless streets

October 20th, 2016 at 5:54 am » Comments Off

What will Iowa’s farms look like when the combines and tractors drive themselves? How will Des Moines’ banking and insurance sectors fare when supercomputers run financial markets? Where will Iowans live when a self-driving car can take them anywhere with the tap of a smartphone? These are the kind of questions Thomas Frey ponders.

Paralyzed man feels through robotic fingers

October 18th, 2016 at 6:04 am » Comments Off

  A 28-year-old man left paralyzed after a car accident has been able to feel as though he was touching something with his fingers after a robotic arm was connected directly to his brain in a world-first breakthrough. Nathan Copeland, who was injured after crashing his car on a rainy night in Pennsylvania when he was just 18, spoke […]

Will quantum computers kill Bitcoin?

October 17th, 2016 at 6:04 am » Comments Off

Rumors of bitcoin’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. According to a site tracking “bitcoin obituaries,” the media has proclaimed the seven-year-old cryptocurrency dead more than 100 times, yet a recent resurgence has led to a tripling in bitcoin’s price over the last year. It has survived price crashes, cyber heists and community infighting, but bitcoin’s biggest threat may still […]

An “A.I. teacherless” world is how we beat the jobs doomsday clock

October 14th, 2016 at 6:59 am » Comments Off

By Raymond Alvarez On Special Assignment – DaVinci Institute (Oct. 13, 2016) His quote has been following him around the globe. “A staggering 2 billion jobs will be lost to technological advancement by 2030.” The author is a tall Colorado author whom looks the part of seer – and maybe trumpet player for a jazz […]

Student invents kitchen appliance for people with 1 arm – Genius!

October 14th, 2016 at 6:55 am » Comments Off

  Loren Lim is a student and an inventor. He designed an award-winning kitchen appliance, which helps people with one hand, as well as stroke victims, be more independent. He was inspired to create the product by his late uncle, who had suffered a stroke himself. Lim is now going to visit IKEA’s headquarters in […]

Indigo Is Mapping Plant Microbiomes To Produce The Next Generation Of Crops

October 13th, 2016 at 5:01 am » Comments Off

  David Perry thinks the secret to agricultural challenges like drought resistance might lie in the bacteria that live in a bunch of grass on the beach. That’s just one example that Indigo, a company that analyzes the microbiomes of plants to produce seed coatings that impart various attributes, is looking into as a way to combat […]

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