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July 24th, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announce $100M search for ET

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Stephen Hawking, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, Martin Rees, Frank Drake and others have announced at The Royal Society a $100 million funding for Breakthrough Listen.  It is the “most powerful, comprehensive, and intensive scientific search ever undertaken for signs of intelligent life beyond Earth.”

 

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July 24th, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Izzy Swan builds a walking machine powered by a hand drill

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Izzy Swan, a retired furniture maker has built a drill-powered walking machine in his garage. He shows off the machine in action around his neighborhood and breaks down the construction process in this video he posted online.

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July 20th, 2015 at 4:33 pm

ReWalk Robotics unveils faster, sleeker exoskeleton

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Israel’s ReWalk Robotics unveiled the ReWalk Personal 6.0 this month as Robert Woo, a paraplegic, demonstrated the new exoskeleton by walking down the streets of New York City.

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June 24th, 2015 at 10:30 am

The Volocopter is a personal helicopter that could replace your car

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The Volocopter is somewhat of a cross between a quadcopter drone and a helicopter. It is  a novel mode of transportation built by the German company e-Volo.

 

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June 17th, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Japan’s giant floating solar power stations

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Japan got serious about investing in renewable energy after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster by becoming one of the world leaders in solar power. But the nation faced a problem in its solar efforts: a lack of suitable land.

 

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June 16th, 2015 at 11:33 am

Dutch designer plans to 3-D print a steel bridge in mid-air

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Dutch designer Joris Laarman will build a bridge in 2017 by wheeling a robot to the brink of a canal in Amsterdam. He will push an “on” button and then walk away. When he returns in two months, the Netherlands will have a new, one-of-a-kind bridge, 3-D printed in a steel arc over the waters. This isn’t some proof-of-concept, either: when it’s done, it will be as strong and as any other bridge. People will be able to walk back and forth over it for decades.

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June 16th, 2015 at 11:26 am

Machine generated TED-Talks: TED RNN

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By samim23: Recently, I experimented with Recurrent Neural Networks as applied to political speech writing. The result, Obama-RNN generated a fair amount of buzz and fuelled a productive debate, including speculation that Sara Palin is a bot. For the next experiment I decided to apply the system to TED.

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May 5th, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Self-steering bullet proves it can hit moving targets: DARPA

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EXACTO self-steering bullet.

The Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) is a self-steering bullet program announced by DARPA that passed a developmental milestone this past February. According to DARPA, and the video below, experienced and novice shooters alike were able to strike moving targets. And, in the case of expert shooters, able to hit actively evading targets as well.

 

 

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February 3rd, 2015 at 9:15 pm

MIT researchers reveal an interface that allows us to plug our brain into a computer

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MIT senior, Christina Tringides, holds a sample of the multifunction fiber.

MIT researchers reveal an interface that could make plugging our brain into a computer a reality. Their system uses new fibers less than a width of a hair that could deliver optical signals and drugs directly into the brain, along with electrical readouts to continuously monitor the effects of the various inputs.

 

 

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December 4th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Michelin announces it will mass-produce the Tweel airless tire

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Michelin is the first company that will start mass-producing an airless radial tire, known as the Tweel. The Tweel can never go flat and never be punctured, and after talking about it for a decade Michelin is finally going to start making it in quantities. (Video)

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