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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, […]



Uber parking lot patrol robot is cheaper than a security guard

July 21st, 2016 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

Uber drivers at the company’s inspection lot near Mission Bay in San Francisco will be met with a rather strange sight: a five-foot-tall, white, egg-shaped robot wheeling around the lot, on the look-out for trouble. This robot will be putting a few people out of a job soon.



Hidden “anti-crime” mics are proliferating on US public transit

July 21st, 2016 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

New Jersey public transit was recently forced to remove the bugs it had installed on its light rail system after a public outcry, however Baltimore’s buses and subways remain under audio surveillance. All the while in Oakland, cops have hid mics around bus-shelters near the courthouses to capture audio of defendants and their lawyers discussing their cases.



Moscow Hyperloop is about to launch

July 20th, 2016 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

A new transportation system that could take commuters around Moscow at speeds of up to 1,200kph is in the works. Deputy Mayor Maxim Liksutov says a pilot Hyperloop project could begin in December.



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.



USDA predicts global food insecurity will drop to 6% of world population

July 19th, 2016 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

Given projections for lower food prices and rising incomes, food security for the 76 low- and middle-income countries included in this demand-oriented framework is expected to improve through 2026. The share of the population that is food insecure is projected to fall from 17 percent in 2016 to 6 percent in 2026. The number of […]



Self-driving delivery robots could soon be common sights

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

Self-driving delivery bots could be trundling down a sidewalk near you sooner than you think. London-basedStarship Technologies, which counts Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis among its founding team, is launching a broad testing phase of its autonomous delivery bots in parts of the UK, Germany and Switzerland starting this month.



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.



This company will help you become a cyborg

July 7th, 2016 at 9:27 am » Comments Off

Three years ago, Neil Harbisson, who is completely color-blind, had an antenna implanted in his skull that enables the artist and entrepreneur to sense color via audio vibrations. The long, metallic device, dubbed the ‘eyeborg,’ curves over the top of his head and hovers just above his eye line. It effectively made Harbisson into one […]



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