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The first transparent 3D-printed skull has just been implanted

July 21st, 2016 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

Surgeons in Holland implanted a transparent plastic skull in a woman whose skull has never stopped growing. The rare bone disease that was wrecking her vision and destroying her life has been been bested by a simple 3D printer. The team of surgeons, led by Dr. Bon Verweij at the University Medical Center in Utrecht, […]



Graphene batteries can slash your phone charge time to 15 minutes

July 20th, 2016 at 9:23 am » Comments Off

Imagine your laptop, phone, or other battery-driven piece of tech recharging in less than 15 minutes? That’s at least an hour faster than the fastest smartphone recharging systems can manage today, and something most of us would find extremely beneficial. The good news is, the world’s first graphene battery pack is here, and it promises […]



The future of listening to music is feeling it

July 20th, 2016 at 9:05 am » Comments Off

Recording artist Timbaland has teamed up with SubPac, a Los Angeles-based startup that has created a wearable device set to redefine entertainment through new immersive physical-sound technology. This new wearable will change the way that we hear and feel music forever.



The world’s cheapest smartphone

July 19th, 2016 at 11:05 am » Comments Off

This is the Freedom 251. It gets the name from its rather modest price tag, which is about $4. And guess what? Its specs are pretty decent.



Fewer software companies are starting up than anytime in last five years

July 8th, 2016 at 3:33 pm » Comments Off

It’s never been so easy to start a company. There’s rarely been more money in venture capital. However, last year we saw the fewest number of new software-as-a-service companies founded since 2011. This year is on track to be even worse.



Self-driving ‘cognitive’ vehicle uses IBM Watson IoT

July 5th, 2016 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

Creator of the world’s first 3D-printed cars, Local Motors, has developed the first self-driving “cognitive” vehicle, using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive. It’s set to debut later this year in Washington DC.



Electric car has set world acceleration record

July 3rd, 2016 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

An electric racing car built by Swiss student engineers has broken the world record for acceleration. The grimsel car took only 1.513 seconds to reach 100kph (62mph) – slashing about a quarter of a second off the previous record time.



GM works with the U.S. Navy on hydrogen powered underwater drones

July 2nd, 2016 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

The goal is for these unmanned subs to operate for more than 60 days. General Motors is now working with the U.S. Navy to develop hydrogen fuel cell-powered underwater drones that can operate without recharging for this extended period.



Robots learn complex tasks just by watching humans do them

July 1st, 2016 at 2:26 pm » Comments Off

Industrial robots used to be big, unwieldy, and dangerous. Now new “human-safe” robots are commonplace on automotive lines, working right next to people. These robots are awkward coworkers; they coexist with us but do not meaningfully collaborate. They often need to be explicitly told how to be helpful or when to stay out of the way […]



Ethereum developers are hacking the hacker that hacked it

June 29th, 2016 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Hacking is most certainly a two way street. The developers behind Ethereum launched an assault on an anonymous hacker that stole at least $89 million through its network.



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