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This company replaced 90% of its workforce with machines. Here's what happened

Posted in Hardware on 24th Mar, 2017 07:18 PM
by Alex Muller
As technology improves, the range of tasks that can be taken over by automated systems will continue to expand.
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+43

China working on reusing rocket stages and will try to use parachutes and airbags to recover stages

Posted in Hardware on 24th Mar, 2017 07:07 PM
by Alex Muller
China is developing a rocket stage and engine recovery system.
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+26

A brain-computer interface for controlling VR with your mind

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Mar, 2017 09:29 PM
by Alex Muller
The startup Neurable thinks its brain-computer interface will be fast and accurate enough for playing games in VR.
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+48

One Powerful Way the U.S. Could Boost Solar Adoption

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Mar, 2017 09:17 PM
by Alex Muller
A new report suggests that playing nice with China could be the key to success.
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+23

'Smallsats' open up new planetary frontier

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Mar, 2017 07:41 AM
by Alex Muller
Nasa is planning a series of small satellite missions that could open up new ways of exploring the Solar System.
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+22

Improved materials for interfacing neural tissue with devices

Posted in Hardware on 21st Mar, 2017 06:16 PM
by Alex Muller
Modern electronic biomedical devices are enabling a wide range of sophisticated health interventions.
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+25

SpaceX to make history by re-flying orbital rocket

Posted in Hardware on 21st Mar, 2017 06:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Ars has confirmed that the reused Falcon 9 booster will attempt a drone ship landing.
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+28

SpaceX plans global 'space internet' satellite launches

Posted in Hardware on 20th Mar, 2017 03:55 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX has applied to launch 11,943 satellites into low-Earth orbit, providing ubiquitous high-bandwidth (up to 1Gbps per user, once fully deployed) broadband services.
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+37

Google Flags Promise in New Goodenough Battery

Posted in Hardware on 20th Mar, 2017 03:32 PM
by Alex Muller
The 94-year-old creator of the lithium-ion battery has invented another breakthrough storage device that’s capturing the attention of industry heavyweights.
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+33

Solar has become America’s fastest-growing, nonpartisan energy source

Posted in Hardware on 19th Mar, 2017 09:53 AM
by Alex Muller
The U.S. added 9.5 gigawatts of utility-scale solar power last year alone. That’s more than the previous three years combined.
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+27

Several tech billionaires are openly or secretely funding mind computer interfacing projects

Posted in Hardware on 18th Mar, 2017 07:37 AM
by Alex Muller
DARPA says it is close to announcing $60 million in contracts under a program to create a “high-fidelity” brain interface.
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+28

SpaceX is pushing hard to bring an internet satellite network to space

Posted in Hardware on 18th Mar, 2017 07:33 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX is seeking a license for a lucrative, globe-spanning satellite network that would bring terrestrial internet into space.
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+37

China: Artificial intelligence given priority development status

Posted in Hardware on 18th Mar, 2017 07:17 AM
by Alex Muller
One analyst now projecting industry in China to grow by more than 50 per cent in value to US$5.5 billion by 2018.
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+38

As Moore's law ends, brain-like computers begin

Posted in Hardware on 14th Mar, 2017 03:44 PM
by Alex Muller
For five decades, Moore's law held up pretty well: Roughly every two years, the number of transistors one could fit on a chip doubled, all while costs steadily declined.
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Elon Musk Says The Future Of Humanity Depends On Us Merging With Machines

Posted in Hardware on 13th Mar, 2017 11:59 AM
by Alex Muller
'To some degree we are already a cyborg, you think of all the digital tools that you have, your phone, your computer'
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+34

China aims to Send People to the Moon by 2020

Posted in Hardware on 12th Mar, 2017 11:14 PM
by Alex Muller
China is working to develop a new spaceship that can both fly in low-Earth orbit and land on the moon.
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