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X prizes could spur robotics development

Posted in Hardware on 21st Jul, 2012 03:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has offered $20 million to the first privately funded group to send a robot to the moon. This prize, which is the largest Xprize ever offered, will expire at the end of 2015.
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Russian Mogul Wants to Upload Your Brains Into Immortality

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jul, 2012 11:20 AM
by AlexMuller
A Russian media mogul named Dmitry Itskov formally announced his intention to disembody our conscious minds and upload them
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Rise of the machines

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jul, 2012 10:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Machines are becoming so intelligent that they could pose an existential threat, argues Skype founder Jaan Tallinn
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researchers develop nanorobot that can be programmed to target different diseases

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jul, 2012 10:51 AM
by AlexMuller
researchers have moved a step closer to treating diseases on a cellular level by creating a tiny particle that can be programmed
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Judge Is Forcing Apple To Publish On Its Website That Samsung Didnt Copy Apple

Posted in Hardware on 19th Jul, 2012 09:37 AM
by AlexMuller
A judge in Britain is forcing Apple to publicly acknowledge that Samsung didnt copy the iPad
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The laser powered bionic eye that gives 576 pixel grayscale vision to the blind

Posted in Hardware on 18th Jul, 2012 02:22 PM
by AlexMuller
After a lot of theorizing, postulating, and non human trials, it looks like bionic eye implants are finally hitting the market
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Texting overtakes talking in UK

Posted in Hardware on 18th Jul, 2012 02:11 PM
by AlexMuller
People in the UK are now more likely to text than to make a phone call, according to new research from Ofcom.
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The camera that can see through frosted glass and skin, and around corners

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jul, 2012 12:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The camera uses natural light to perform the imaging, such as the Sun, and not lasers or Xrays.
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Silicon semiconductors to convert heat into power

Posted in Hardware on 16th Jul, 2012 10:19 AM
by AlexMuller
German scientists have found that enriched silicon nanoparticles can turn waste heat into electricity. The silicon semiconductors are even cheap to produce.
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data shows Apples grip slipping as Samsung surges

Posted in Hardware on 16th Jul, 2012 09:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Apples grasp of the market in Germany and France seems a lot more tenuous than its grip on the United Kingdom
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Glasses free 3D TV looks nearer

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jul, 2012 08:22 AM
by AlexMuller
A new method for producing multiple perspective 3D images could prove more practical in the short term than holography.
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Eric Schmidt: Google Self Driving Cars Should Become The Predominant Mode Of Transport In Our Lifetime

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jul, 2012 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
As its Eric Schmidt talking I guess that means in the next 10 years
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Apple u turn as Mac maker rejoins EPEAT green registry

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jul, 2012 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple has rejoined an environmental ratings scheme a week after quitting the programme.
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Toward achieving 1 million times increase in computing efficiency

Posted in Hardware on 13th Jul, 2012 01:36 AM
by AlexMuller
An alternative to CMOS (current computer processor chips) that would allow for highly efficient computer logic circuits that generate much less heat:
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Bits Stored on a Single Molecule Could Lead to Petabyte SSDs

Posted in Hardware on 11th Jul, 2012 07:39 PM
by AlexMuller
If theres one fact of life, its that theres never enough storage, and if you think its bad now, just wait til youre downloading 4K movies.
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Collider to have a $1.82 billion upgrade to investigate the mystery of dark matter.

Posted in Hardware on 11th Jul, 2012 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists believe dark matter holds the universe together. Yet while it is all around us, making up 84 percent of all matter, it has never been seen
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