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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 […]



Box office movies coming to your home with Sean Parker’s streaming service

April 21st, 2016 at 7:37 am » Comments Off

During this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Sean Parker revealed a streaming service that will put first run movies into the home. Though it was only mentioned once during the main presentations it left its impression for the rest of the conference. The Screening Room is poised to change the movie business forever.



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, […]



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.



Like a nuclear submarine, flying drone can hide underwater for months

March 29th, 2016 at 9:52 am » Comments Off

A submarine’s periscope is a useful tool, however it puts the vessel at risk since it can only be used when the sub surfaces. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have created a waterproof drone that can float up from the murky depths and then take to the skies.



J&J project aims to predict and prevent diseases

March 25th, 2016 at 12:40 pm » Comments Off

Johnson & Johnson is ramping up its latest project to learn how to predict who will develop particular diseases and also find therapies to prevent or stop the disease early on. Early prevention is the key.



Bill Gates to back waterless toilet that will revolutionize global sanitation

March 25th, 2016 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation first challenged the world to design a sustainable and inexpensive toilet, researchers from Cranfield University may have a viable contender - the Nano Membrane Toilet. It was funded by the Gates Foundation in September 2012 for $710,000.



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