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Machine learning may be a game-changer for climate prediction

Posted in Hardware on 21st Jun, 2018 03:03 AM
by Alex Muller
Predictions of global warming in response to increased greenhouse gas are essential for policy-makers.
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Hospital Begins Testing VR As A Pain Relief Alternative

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jun, 2018 02:23 AM
by Alex Muller
Patients visiting the ER in Saint-Joseph Hospital in Paris, France can now opt to use VR to increase their tolerance to pain and decrease anxiety.
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SpinLaunch raises $40M from Airbus, Google and others for space catapult

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jun, 2018 11:45 PM
by Alex Muller
SpinLaunch says it's raised a total of $40 million from a high-profile array of investors to get a space catapult system ready for launch by 2022.
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Mars Opportunity: Rover 'should ride out storm'

Posted in Hardware on 16th Jun, 2018 12:25 AM
by Alex Muller
The American space agency says it is concerned but hopeful that its veteran robot rover on Mars can survive a big dust storm on the planet.
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SpaceX will try to use NASA inflatable aeroshell decelerator to enable second stage reuse

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jun, 2018 04:26 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX will try to bring rocket upper stage back from orbital velocity using a giant balloon.
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Solar Has Overtaken Gas and Wind as Biggest Source of New U.S. Power

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jun, 2018 02:15 AM
by Alex Muller
Despite tariffs imposed on imported panels, the U.S. installed more solar energy than any other source of electricity in the first quarter.
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Alibaba and JD.com invest billions in drones and robots working to global delivery under 72 hours

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jun, 2018 12:23 AM
by Alex Muller
Alibaba's founder and executive chairman Jack Ma Yun wants to bring global delivery times for his logistics affiliate to under 72 hours.
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Augmented reality will bring together games and amusement parks

Posted in Hardware on 9th Jun, 2018 09:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Gamers care about the identities they create in games, bringing those into the amusement park would be a win for both industries.
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Google will end Project Maven military contract in 2019

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Jun, 2018 05:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is ending its involvement with Project Maven, the controversial Pentagon research program that sought to use AI to improve object recognition in military drones.
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Chinese space station: Beijing invites world to join its project as ISS support falters

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Jun, 2018 07:37 PM
by Alex Muller
China just declared it's building a new space station. With Beijing inviting the world to climb aboard, is this the start of a new space race?
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Teaching robots to do household chores

Posted in Hardware on 31st May, 2018 02:05 PM
by Alex Muller
The future goal is to allow robots to learn by simply watching a YouTube video.
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Noninvasive Brain-computer-interface training helps tetraplegics win avatar race

Posted in Hardware on 30th May, 2018 03:49 AM
by Alex Muller
BCI systems can restore functions lost to disability, allowing for spontaneous, direct brain control of external devices.
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SpaceX’s prototype internet satellites are good enough for gaming, Elon Musk says

Posted in Hardware on 27th May, 2018 03:31 PM
by Alex Muller
The main benefit would be to provide low-cost broadband access to areas of the world that can’t get it right now because of a lack of infrastructure.
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From Here to Human-Level AGI in Four Simple Steps According to Ben Goertzel

Posted in Hardware on 26th May, 2018 01:48 AM
by Alex Muller
Artificial General Intelligence is AI oriented toward creating machines with general cognitive capability at the human level and beyond.
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30% Efficiency Solar Cell

Posted in Hardware on 24th May, 2018 04:45 AM
by Alex Muller
This design originated through ESA’s Technology Research Programme with further development through the Agency’s ARTES, Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems, programme.
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Samsung plans AI research centers in Canada, UK and Russia adding to US and Korea now

Posted in Hardware on 24th May, 2018 04:41 AM
by Alex Muller
Samsung Research also oversaw the creation of the new AI Centers in Seoul last November and in Silicon Valley in January
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