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A Modular, 3D printed dog house made of 1000+ tennis balls

February 1st, 2020 at 1:49 pm » Comments Off

CallisonRTKL + an idea + two 3D printers + 1,019 tennis balls = a clever dog house auctioned off to benefit the SPCA of Texas. The Dallas-based architecture and design office designed Fetch House with a continuous facade made up of over 1000 tennis balls held by a 3D printed modular support structure. The balls […]

AI can help find illegal opioid sellers online. And wildlife traffickers. And counterfeits.

January 26th, 2020 at 5:16 pm » Comments Off

Tablets suspected by the Drug Enforcement Administration to be fentanyl. Don Emmert/Getty Images The government is investing in an AI-based tool that could help catch illegal opioid sales on the internet. But the same approach could find lots of other illicit transactions. An estimated 130 people die from opioid-related drug overdoses each day in the […]

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai says there is ‘no question’ that AI needs to be regulated

January 25th, 2020 at 5:12 pm » Comments Off

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge ‘The only question is how to approach it.’ Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has called for new regulations in the world of AI, highlighting the dangers posed by technology like facial recognition and deepfakes, while stressing that any legislation must balance […]

Scientists come up with a method to make oxygen from moon dust

January 21st, 2020 at 1:25 pm » Comments Off

Artist impression of activities in a Moon Base. Power generation from solar cells, food production in greenhouses and construction using mobile 3D printer-rovers. The moon is covered in fine, delicate dust called regolith which sticks to absolutely everything and causes all sorts of technical problems. But it is an abundant resource, and plans for making […]

China makes major breakthrough in space propulsion technology

January 20th, 2020 at 12:48 pm » Comments Off

The 20-kW Hall thruster in operation at a laboratory of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation  China has made a major breakthrough in the development of the Hall-effect thruster (HET), an important space propulsion technology. Researchers from the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) have developed the country’s first HET with an input […]

Whoever leads in artificial intelligence in 2030 will rule the world until 2100

January 20th, 2020 at 12:45 pm » Comments Off

A couple of years ago, Vladimir Putin warned Russians that the country that led in technologies using artificial intelligence will dominate the globe. He was right to be worried. Russia is now a minor player, and the race seems now to be mainly between the United States and China. But don’t count out the European […]

New graphene battery recharges blazingly fast, and it’s already on the market

January 19th, 2020 at 8:54 pm » Comments Off

Faster charging, longer lasting, and lower temperatures. These are the three major benefits from a lithium battery that has been infused with wonder-material graphene. Thing is, we’ve all heard about the benefits of graphene before, but despite all the hype, we’ve yet to really see it used in devices and products that you can actually […]

Scientists have created an artificial retina implant that could restore vision to million

January 18th, 2020 at 5:59 pm » Comments Off

Scientists have developed a retinal implant that can restore lost vision in rats, and are planning to trial the procedure in humans later this year. The implant, which converts light into an electrical signal that stimulates retinal neurons, could give hope to millions who experience retinal degeneration – including retinitis pigmentosa – in which photoreceptor […]

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 […]

Artificial lifeforms designed by supercomputers are fully programmable

January 14th, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

This living organism was designed by a supercomputer and assembled in the labSam Kriegman, UVM Robots are made to mimic living creatures, and as smart as they’re becoming, we can still look at them and understand that they aren’t “living” in any real sense. But that line is now beginning to blur. Researchers at the […]

What you need to know about 5G

January 5th, 2020 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

5G, the fifth generation of mobile communications that enables global connectivity, is predicted to contribute $13.2 trillion to the global economy by 2035. To date, there are 50 commercial 5G network deployments in 27 countries. An additional 328 operators across 109 countries have said they are investing in 5G.

U.S. Air Force scientists developed liquid metal which autonomously changes structure

January 2nd, 2020 at 12:12 pm » Comments Off

As reported by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, military scientists have developed a “Terminator-like” liquid metal that can autonomously change the structure, just like in a Hollywood movie. The scientists developed liquid metal systems for stretchable electronics – that can be bent, folded, crumpled and stretched – are major research areas towards next-generation military […]

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