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Gravity lights the world with this brand new technology

December 2nd, 2016 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

Could you create light from a bag of rocks and a downward force? The answer may surprise you. Creating a future that’s bright and safe for all is at the heart of GravityLight – the lamp that’s lighting areas of the world with limited access to electricity using the power of (you guessed it) gravity.



AI to compose an original Rembrandt painting

December 1st, 2016 at 9:58 pm » Comments Off

Earlier this year there was an unprecedented collaboration between ING, Microsoft and TU Delft, with the willing participation of Dutch museums Mauritshuis and Rembrandthuis, to teach an artificial intelligence to paint a Rembrandt.



DARPA is building a drone to provide surveillance anywhere in the world

December 1st, 2016 at 9:51 pm » Comments Off

DARPA is on track to unveil a working prototype of its “Tern” drone system in 2018 that could eventually give the Navy and Marines persistent surveillance and strike targeting “virtually anywhere in the world.”



Light bulbs watch you buy groceries

December 1st, 2016 at 9:45 pm » Comments Off

In an enormous grocery store in northern France, the lights above the aisles aren’t all they seem to be. They look ordinary—more than a mile and a half of fixtures exuding bright light, folded into a grid overhead—but they’re actually flickering faster than the human eye can see. The unique patterns each individual section of […]



Electrodes let you taste and chew in virtual reality

November 30th, 2016 at 6:26 pm » Comments Off

You’re having dinner in a virtual reality game. The banquet scene in front of you looks so real that your mouth is watering. Normally, you would be disappointed, but not this time. You approach the food, stick out your tongue – and taste the flavours on display. You move your jaw to chew – and […]



Hanging out with my past self in virtual reality

November 29th, 2016 at 10:42 am » Comments Off

  I checked out a replay of a Reggie Watts show and definitely felt like the energy and movement of his character came across. Since the show had been recorded before the capture feature was announced, however, AltspaceVR had erased all the avatars in the crowd, as those people had not consented to be filmed. […]



10 Insanely advanced technologies we can expect within this century

November 23rd, 2016 at 10:53 am » Comments Off

Technology is advancing fast. Probably at a rate faster than ever before, and that trend is only set to continue. Sooner than once imagined, we will all be integrated into a world of AI and science fiction and some technologies that we thought would never be possible will soon be emerging. Below is a list […]



AI taught itself to read lips better than humans

November 23rd, 2016 at 10:36 am » Comments Off

A team of researchers at Oxford University have coaxed an artificial intelligence program into an impressive leap forward and towards our own obsolescence. The program, known as LipNet, is showing particularly promising ability to read lips in video clips, thanks to machine learning and a novel way of approaching the data.



Russian researchers successfully test 3D printed bullets

November 18th, 2016 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

The Russian Fund for Perspective Research has performed tests on 3D printed bullets. According to the organization, the additive manufactured ammunition performed in a similar manner to traditionally made bullets.



Job security won’t exist in the age of ‘superintelligence’

November 17th, 2016 at 3:07 pm » Comments Off

Coined in 1956 by John McCarthy, it was originally intended to define an independent machine agent that can take actions to maximize success toward a particular goal, with human-like functions such as learning and problem solving. AI can be broadly categorized as ANI (artificial narrow intelligence), AGI (artificial general intelligence) and ASI (artificial superintelligence). Almost […]



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