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June 28th, 2016 at 10:30 am

AI produces realistic sounds that fool humans

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In order for robots to navigate the world, they will need to be able to make reasonable assumptions about their surroundings and what could happen during a sequence of events. One way that humans learn these things is through sound. For infants, some studies suggest that poking and prodding objects is actually how they develop an intuitive theory of physics. Could it be that we can get machines to learn the same way?

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June 28th, 2016 at 9:37 am

Airbus presents the world’s first 3D-printed aircraft

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Dwarfed by huge jets all around, the mini-plane Thor was an eye-catcher at the Berlin air show this week. The small Airbus is the world’s first 3D-printed aircraft.

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June 27th, 2016 at 3:44 pm

3D-print a pizza in under five minutes

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Today’s robots are pretty extraordinary. There are ones that can paint incredible works of art, run lettuce farms, and even act like us. The newest of these is BeeHex. Beehex can 3D-print any type of pizza.

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June 27th, 2016 at 3:35 pm

IKEA wants to help restaurants build their own indoor farms

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The furniture chain is getting into the sustainable farming industry, one restaurant kitchen at a time.

Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA is known for its simple, affordable furniture that populates dorm rooms and studio apartments across the country. Now, the furniture chain is hoping to get into the sustainable farming industry, one restaurant kitchen at a time.

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June 27th, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Scientists are now using bacteria as living hard drives

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Computers are becoming more like living beings. It looks like living beings are becoming more like computers. The latest research has demonstrated a method for storing lines of code in living bacteria, which can then be passed down to the next generation as genetic information.

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June 26th, 2016 at 9:00 am

Doomsday preppers to 3D print their way through the Apocalypse

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Jason Ray thinks the culture of “disaster prepping” is misunderstood. Thanks in part to National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, a reality TV show about preppers, the term conjures images of far-flung, paranoid woodsmen hoarding Borax under their floorboards, a caricature of prepping that does no favors to Ray, whose main concern is taking care of his family.

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June 25th, 2016 at 9:30 am

Car-free neighborhood redesigns suburbia

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It’s possible that some people might own a car in a new neighborhood designed for Mannheim, Germany. But they won’t be able to drive up to their doors: The entire neighborhood is car-free, with parking hidden underground.

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June 24th, 2016 at 11:30 am

Finland struggles to fill over 7,000 programming jobs

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Finland was once a renowned technology sector that shed 15,000 jobs with the demise of Nokia’s mobile phone business. It is now struggling to fill thousands of vacancies for software developers, because it lacks people with the right skills.

NOTE: For anyone looking to enter the coding field, check out the beginner-based courses offered by DaVinciCoders.

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June 24th, 2016 at 10:45 am

Electric truck maker Nikola raises $2.3 billion in first month

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Nikola Motor Company is an American manufacturer that wants to build electric semis. They recently announced that they raised $2.3 billion in the first month since they opened their pre-sales.

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June 24th, 2016 at 10:39 am

US student wins tuition refund for useless degree

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A Swedish college was forced to refund tuition to an American business student for providing her a poor economics education. The college promised graduates would receive ‘competitive qualifications’ when being considered for jobs.

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