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UK ambulance services are testing a rescue jet suit

October 11th, 2020 at 10:19 am » Comments Off

Gravity Industries’ suit could quickly get a medic to a remote casualty site. The “Iron Man” jet suit we first saw back in 2017 might be less crazy than we first thought. Inventor Richard Browning and his company Gravity Industries have demonstrated that it may be a viable option to quickly get medical help to […]

No internet, no problem. Venezuela gets bitcoin satellite node

October 10th, 2020 at 10:58 am » Comments Off

Venezuela deployed its first Bitcoin satellite node. It allows for a node on the ground to receive Bitcoin transaction details from a Blockstream satellite without internet. Venezuela has poor internet connectivity. Venezuela has its first Bitcoin satellite node capable of processing transactions without an internet connection. The Venezuelan “space node” was set up in the […]

Hyundai creates division for walking robots and Transformer-like mobility vehicles

October 10th, 2020 at 10:43 am » Comments Off

The Korean automaker will dip its toes in the field of freaky-looking robots. Remember the Hyundai Elevate concept from CES 2019? Probably not because so much happens at CES, it’s hard to keep track of the real breakthroughs, worthy attention-grabbers and the fluff. Well, we should definitely pay a little more attention to Hyundai and […]

D-Wave’s 5,000-qubit quantum computing platform handles 1 million variables

October 7th, 2020 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

D-Wave Advantage System D-Wave today launched its next-generation quantum computing platform available via its Leap quantum cloud service. The company calls Advantage “the first quantum computer built for business.” In that vein, D-Wave today also debuted Launch, a jump-start program for businesses that want to begin building hybrid quantum applications. “The Advantage quantum computer is […]

Futuristic ‘Flying-V’ airplane makes successful maiden flight

September 15th, 2020 at 10:01 am » Comments Off

(CNN) — Researchers have conducted a successful maiden flight of the Flying-V, a futuristic and fuel efficient airplane that could one day carry passengers in its wings. The Flying-V’s unique design places the passenger cabin, the cargo hold and the fuel tanks in the wings, and experts hope that the plane’s aerodynamic shape will cut […]

CRISPR-based COVID test is rapid, accurate and costs less than $1

September 9th, 2020 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

CRISPR’s claim to fame may be gene editing—and turning the scientific community on its head when it first debuted—but it may have another trick up its sleeve. Recent studies have indicated CRISPR tools have the potential for in vitro diagnostics, something Chinese scientists have leveraged to develop a 100% accurate COVID-19 test that can be […]

Physna aims to be Google of 3D search with geometry-based AI

August 30th, 2020 at 1:14 pm » Comments Off

Physna, a midwestern U.S. startup founded in 2015, is trying to do for physical object (3D model) search what Google did for text and image search. Using geometric deep-learning technology and proprietary algorithms, Physna is able to understand, map and compare 3D models and index them based on their geometry. While it has been possible […]

Here’s how asteroid mining will transform the world

August 23rd, 2020 at 10:35 am » Comments Off

Asteroid mining sounds fantastically futuristic, but it is almost feasible with existing technology. We have already landed spacecraft on asteroids and taken samples. Now all of that “simply” needs to be done at a much larger scale mining a well-scouted space rock. The payoff for humanity will be astronomical.

Energy-harvesting design aims to turn Wi-Fi signals into usable power

April 12th, 2020 at 1:25 pm » Comments Off

Terahertz waves are pervasive in our daily lives, and if harnessed, their concentrated power could potentially serve as an alternate energy source. Imagine, for instance, a cellphone add-on that passively soaks up ambient T-rays and uses their energy to charge your phone. Any device that sends out a Wi-Fi signal also emits terahertz waves —electromagnetic […]

Scientists develop AI that can turn brain activity into text

April 12th, 2020 at 1:21 pm » Comments Off

Researchers in US tracked the neural data from people while they were speaking Reading minds has just come a step closer to reality: scientists have developed artificial intelligence that can turn brain activity into text. While the system currently works on neural patterns detected while someone is speaking aloud, experts say it could eventually aid […]

Cloud data speeds set to soar with aid of laser mini-magnets

March 15th, 2020 at 1:06 am » Comments Off

Model of a single-molecule magnet Tiny, laser-activated magnets could enable cloud computing systems to process data up to 100 times faster than current technologies, a study suggests. Chemists have studied a new magnetic material that could boost the storage capacity and processing speed of hard drives used in cloud-based servers. This could enable people using […]

Wi-Fi 6 will double your network’s range and triple its speed — once you upgrade your router, phone, PC, and everything else

January 17th, 2020 at 9:56 pm » Comments Off

Wi-Fi 6 will upgrade your workhorse wireless network 5G is great, but it’s a big Wi-Fi upgrade that’ll likely help you out sooner with faster speeds and longer range at home, school and work. We get it. 5G is a big deal. But honestly, you likely use Wi-Fi networks as much or more with your […]

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