Mostly known for being an aircraft manufacturer, Boeing also designs and develops sophisticated defense, satellite and weapon systems. Now their latest patent is something straight out of sci-fi movies: a force field to shield vehicles and buildings from explosions.
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Scientists at Harvard University have taken a major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth by inserting DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic code of an elephant.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently revealed that ”in about three months” they will be providing a software update to its Model S fleet that will turn on auto-steering, or “autopilot” as Musk often refers to it.
Amazon’s delivery drones may be more than just a publicity stunt. The Federal Aviation Administration announced on March 19, that Amazon is receiving an experimental airworthiness certificate. This will allow them to test drone aircraft.
We are now at a crossroads of artificial intelligence: We can design computers that sharpen our wits or we can let our machines turn us into ignoramuses.
Rethink Robotics has developed a new robot. It is not a new version of their older robot Baxter, but a completely different robot, stuffing all of the adaptive, collaborative technology that makes Baxter unique into a form factor that’s smaller, faster, stronger, and more precise.
America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute that’s focused on helping the U.S. grow capabilities and strength in 3D printing, has recently awarded $540,000 to General Electric and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory(LLNL) for development of open-source algorithms that will improve additive manufacturing (3D printing) of metal parts.
Crazy as it may sound, but we may already need to start differentiating between “old-fashioned” and modern 3-D printing methods.
Stephen and Amelie Trice learned eight years ago that their three-year-old son Troupe needed a new heart. Troupe was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, an extremely rare and deadly condition in which the heart is unable to relax between heartbeats.
Glenn Greenwald, the writer who first reported on Edward Snowden’s stolen files, says that stronger encryption in Apple’s iPhones and on websites like Facebook has “petrified” the U.S. government because it has made it harder to spy on communications.