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Uber’s self-driving truck company just shipped 50,000 cans of Budweiser

October 26th, 2016 at 6:15 am » Comments Off

In the early morning hours of October 20th, an 18-wheeler tractor trailer pulled into Colorado Springs, Colorado, bearing 50,000 frosty cans of Budweiser beer. Normally, this would not be a noteworthy occurrence, but this truck was driving itself, marking the first time that commercial cargo was shipped by a self-driving vehicle.

‘Unplugged’ Tourism Is Booming Because We’re So Addicted to Our Gadgets

October 25th, 2016 at 6:04 am » Comments Off

If a tree falls in the Amazon, but you don’t capture it on Snapchat, did it actually fall? I had the thought while hiking through the rainforest, on the third day of a digital detox that was slowly killing me. What’s the point of eating a live worm or luring a monkey onto my shoulder […]

Former Apple engineers created $1,500 oven that automatically recognizes different foods and cooks them

October 24th, 2016 at 6:58 am » Comments Off

Leanna Garfield/Business Insider If you’re an amateur cook, roasting a rack of lamb or baking fresh bread in an oven can feel daunting.

This winter you can buy a robot to plow your driveway

October 23rd, 2016 at 7:24 am » Comments Off

  But it won’t dig out your parked car. Plowing snow, mowing the lawn, raking leaves. It’s backbreaking work. This season, a robot may have you covered. It’s called Kobi, and for $3,999 it can take over people’s yard work.

A cure for baldness thanks to 3D printing?

October 12th, 2016 at 6:43 am » Comments Off

 Scientists think they might have finally cracked the cure for baldness, and in a fairly unusual way. While traditional baldness ‘cures’ have tended to focus on lotions (think Homer Simpson), transplants (Wayne Rooney) or wigs (Trump?), new technology being developed by L’Oreal is using 3D printing.

Westworld-style sex with robots: When will it happen – and is it really a good idea?

October 8th, 2016 at 6:39 am » Comments Off

  Would you have sex with a robot? An impromptu poll of colleagues and friends drew answers ranging from “yes, but only if it was a fully sentient, consenting robot” to “yes, but only if it wasn’t a sentient robot” to “yes, if I could program it and specify exactly what I wanted…no unexpected exploratory penetration, please”. […]

Three-parent baby technique produces world’s first baby

September 30th, 2016 at 6:22 am » Comments Off

  The world’s first three-parent baby has been born. Scientists revealed the birth of a baby boy, now five months old, usingDNA from three parents. Fertility experts hailed the breakthrough as “great news and a huge deal” for the future of reproduction. But they expressed concern that it was only achieved because US scientists crossed the […]

The first pop song ever written by AI is actually pretty good

September 27th, 2016 at 6:35 am » Comments Off

We already know that artificial intelligence systems can work in law firms and beat the world champion at a game of Go. Now it turns out that AI can write some pretty good pop songs, too.

Electric Dragster Sets Land Speed Record: 341 Mph

September 26th, 2016 at 6:16 am » Comments Off

  This Monday out on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah, an electric vehicle broke the land speed record for EVs with a two-way average speed of 341 mph. The vehicle, called the Venturi Buckeye Bullet-3, or VBB-3, was developed and built by a team of engineers from Monaco-based Venturi Automobiles and The Ohio State […]

Plastic Surgeons Can Now 3D Print Your Future Nose Job

September 22nd, 2016 at 6:13 am » Comments Off

Whether it’s rhinoplasty or breast augmentation, the general timeline of a cosmetic surgery consultation is relatively consistent: a patient walks in with an idea—often equipped with pictures—and a plastic surgeon outlines what they can do. Historically, doctors have evolved from sketching proposed changes to embracing two-dimensional imaging on computers to incorporating 3D imaging. Now, some […]

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