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Bee model could be breakthrough for autonomous drones

Posted in Hardware on 6th May, 2016 05:31 PM
by AlexMuller
A computer model of how bees use vision to avoid hitting walls could be a breakthrough in the development of autonomous drones.
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+10

SpaceX successfully lands its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating drone ship again

Posted in Hardware on 6th May, 2016 05:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Now, SpaceX has both demonstrated that it can land the Falcon 9 at sea, and that the company can repeat the process.
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+30

New study: no increase in brain cancer across 29 years of mobile use in Australia

Posted in Hardware on 6th May, 2016 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Concerning mobile use, Australia is seeing no rise in the incidence of brain cancer against the background rate.
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+38

Robot betters expert surgeons at soft tissue stitching

Posted in Hardware on 5th May, 2016 05:41 PM
by AlexMuller
"No significant differences in erroneous needle placement among all surgical techniques, suggesting that STAR was as dexterous as expert surgeons in needle placement"
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+28

Sony files patent for contact lens that records what you see

Posted in Hardware on 5th May, 2016 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Sony has filed a patent for a contact lens that captures photos and videos with a blink of the eye.
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+22

Europe and Russia delay ExoMars rover project to 2020

Posted in Hardware on 4th May, 2016 04:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The aim of the mission is to land a rover on the Red Planet. Capable of drilling up to 2m below the surface, it would search for signs of past or present life.
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+27

Google and Fiat Chrysler will build 100 self-driving minivans, on the road before 2017

Posted in Hardware on 4th May, 2016 04:23 PM
by AlexMuller
'The minivan design gives us an opportunity to test a larger vehicle that could be easier for passengers to enter and exit'
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+47

UK wins satellite contract to 'weigh' the biomass in Earth's forests

Posted in Hardware on 4th May, 2016 04:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The data will be important for climate research, and will create a baseline for treaties that seek to monitor the status of global forest resources.
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+25

Deep neural networks that identify shapes nearly as well as humans

Posted in Hardware on 3rd May, 2016 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
'we’re on the right track in developing machines with a visual system and vocabulary as flexible and versatile as ours.'
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+42

Report: About 40% of gamers will buy a VR headset in the next year

Posted in Hardware on 2nd May, 2016 04:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The Entertainment Software Association issued its annual report on the U.S. game industry. Here are some of the essential facts.
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+24

India Adds 7.1 GW Renewable Energy Capacity In FY2015–16, Beats Target

Posted in Hardware on 2nd May, 2016 03:37 PM
by AlexMuller
This is one and a half times more than the target of 4,460 MW set at the start of the financial year.
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+35

SpaceX plans to ramp up to weekly launches by 2019 and twice a week by 2021

Posted in Hardware on 1st May, 2016 08:31 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX is ramping up to two launches per month through 2016.
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+22

Google has an idea for injecting a computer into your eyeball

Posted in Hardware on 1st May, 2016 08:19 PM
by AlexMuller
A patent filed in 2014 and published Thursday describes a device that could correct vision without putting contacts in or wearing glasses everyday.
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+44

How SpaceX plans to land on Mars in 2018 using the most powerful rocket in the world

Posted in Hardware on 1st May, 2016 08:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Red Dragon will go to Mars to retrieve samples collected by NASA’s Mars rover and then return them to Earth.
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+24

Google and Fiat Chrysler may team up to build self-driving cars

Posted in Hardware on 30th Apr, 2016 01:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has said that it does not want to build self-driving vehicles on its own and has explored alliances with auto companies.
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+29

SpaceX undercut ULA rocket launch pricing by 40 percent

Posted in Hardware on 30th Apr, 2016 01:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The Air Force awarded SpaceX an $83 million contract, breaking the monopoly that Lockheed Martin and Boeing had held on military space launches for more than a decade.
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+23
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