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U.S. military tests ship designed to cross oceans without a crew

May 3rd, 2016 at 5:30 pm » Comments Off

The U.S. military’s unmanned vessel “Sea Hunter” has begun testing. A self-driving 40-metre ship designed to travel out at sea without a single crewmember. The ship has potential to revolutionize the commercial shipping industry, making it the first step to sending unmanned cargo ships to other countries.



SpaceX announced plans to send its Dragon spacecraft to Mars

May 2nd, 2016 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

As early as 2018, SpaceX plans to send its Dragon spacecraft to Mars. The company hinted at series of missions designed to test how to land heavy payloads on Mars. If successful, the endeavor would make SpaceX the first private spaceflight company to land a vehicle on another planet.



Gene therapy against human aging successful

April 27th, 2016 at 7:00 am » Comments Off

Elizabeth Parrish, CEO of Bioviva USA Inc, has undergone a gene therapy, created by her own company that has reversed 20 years of telomere shortening. This makes Parrish the first human to be successfully rejuvenated by gene therapy. Telomere score is calculated according to telomere length of white blood cells (T-lymphocytes). This result is based on […]



Why Gendered Robots Could Be Problematic

April 23rd, 2016 at 7:08 am » Comments Off

A gender designed robot is a deception and can lead to confusion and deception of vulnerable users. Designing robots to resemble men, women, boys or girls is immoral, and breaks one of the five principles of robotics, that robots should not be designed to be deceptive or exploit. Thier machine nature should always be transparent.



“Surround 360″ Facebook’s open source VR camera

April 12th, 2016 at 5:19 pm » Comments Off

Facebook can now get more 360-degree video and VR content into your news feed and Oculus thanks to its open sourced virtual reality camera made from scratch. Now you can build your own and start shooting. All the parts for this 17 lens camera on a stick can be purchased online, for $30,000 and later […]



Do you need a degree to get a job as a computer programmer?

March 30th, 2016 at 2:37 pm » Comments Off

Two candidates apply for a software development position: One has a degree in computer science from a prestigious school. The other is self-taught with several years’ experience under his belt.  Which one one gets the job?



Drone successfully delivers package in Nevada

March 30th, 2016 at 11:03 am » Comments Off

A drone successfully delivered a package to a Nevada residential location. This was the first fully autonomous urban drone delivery completed in the US.



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.



PINs and passwords are out… welcome to a world of wearable technology

March 29th, 2016 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

As spenders and savers, what does the future hold for us? Over the past 30 years, the way in which we bank and use money has changed drastically. While the pace of change has started to slow, there are still exciting times ahead.



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.



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