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BOTS ON PATROL: MOBILE SECURITY ROBOT TO BE MASS PRODUCED - Video

August 20th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/BOTS_ON_PATROL%3A_MOBILE_SECURITY_ROBOT_TO_BE_MASS_PRODUCED/37395/0/38/38/Y/M.html

World’s first commercially available security robot is set for mass production in the US. Has a digital camera and array of sensors to detect presence of unauthorised intruders, will activate alarm and send out an alert. Additional sensors to provide other industry-specific data.

A Military Robotics Company Says Killer Robots Are a Bad Idea

August 14th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/A_Military_Robotics_Company_Says_Killer_Robots_Are_a_Bad_Idea/37258/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Canada-based Clearpath Robotics pledged its support to the international campaign calling for a ban on fully autonomous weaponized robots. Campaign To Stop Killer Robots—a multinational movement calling “for a ban on the development, production, and use of fully autonomous weapons, also known as lethal autonomous robots.” “This technology has the potential to kill indiscriminately and to proliferate rapidly; early prototypes already exist

Watch a swarm of 1000 mini-robots assemble into shapes - Video

August 14th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Watch_a_swarm_of_1000_mini-robots_assemble_into_shapes/37279/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The world's largest robotic swarm created using small, simple bots. For the first time, an army of more than 1000 robots has autonomously formed complex 2D shapes like stars or letters of the alphabet (see video). The system, developed by Mike Rubenstein of Harvard University and his colleagues.

Scientists Made Lab-Grown Brains to See What Happens When You Shock Them

August 11th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Scientists_Made_Lab-Grown_Brains_to_See_What_Happens_When_You_Shock_Them/37207/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Over the last couple years, scientists have grown blood vessels, skin, parts of organs, and even vaginas in the lab. But now, for the first time, theyve managed to grow three dimensional, brain-like tissue (from rats)—with the express purpose of injuring it to see what happens.

Burger-flipping robot could ‘completely obviate’ the need for human employees

August 11th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Burger-flipping_robot_could_%E2%80%98completely_obviate%E2%80%99_the_need_for_human_employees/37192/0/38/38/Y/M.html

A robot that can make 360 burgers an hour could put many fast-food workers out of a job. Silicon Valley-based Momentum Machines developed the device, says the burger-flipping robot could take the place of three line cooks save restaurant owners about $90,000 a year in salary.

Robots Will Create ‘Permanently Unemployable Underclass’

August 9th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Robots_Will_Create_%E2%80%98Permanently_Unemployable_Underclass%E2%80%99/37159/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Pew Research Centre in America;advancement of robots that can do our jobs will create a class-divide not seen since the 19th century. Machines continue to displace factory workers, personal assistants, receptionists. Jobs robots will leave for humans will be those that require thought and knowledge.

IBM develops a computer chip with one million 'neurons' that 'functions like a human brain'

August 9th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/IBM_develops_a_computer_chip_with_one_million_%27neurons%27_that_%27functions_like_a_human_brain%27_/37161/0/38/38/Y/M.html

IBM developed a computer chip says will function like a human brain it can figure things out on its own, chip also has one million ‘neurons’ and could cram the same power as a super computer into a circuit the size of a postage stamp.

IBM develops a computer chip with one million 'neurons' that 'functions like a human brain'

August 8th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2720004/IBM-develops-computer-chip-one-million-neurons-functions-like-human-brain.html

TrueNorth is being hailed as the world’s first neurosynaptic computer chip because it can figure things out on its own. The chip also has one million ‘neurons’ and could cram the same power as a super computer into a circuit the size of a postage stamp.

Microsoft Scraps Windows 8 Major Updates. Bets The Farm On Windows 9

August 8th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2014/08/08/windows-8-updates/

Sales for the operating system have been poor and now it is even starting to lose market share to Windows 7. Decision to sideline an OS that won’t even be two years old until the end of October, huge risk of undermining confidence of users. No more major update releases for Windows 8.

Everything is Listening: MIT Recovering speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag

August 4th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Everything_is_Listening%3A_MIT_Recovering_speech_from_the_vibrations_of_a_potato-chip_bag/37047/0/38/38/Y/M.html

MIT, Microsoft, Adobe developed algorithm that can reconstruct audio signal by analyzing vibrations of objects, able to recover intelligible speech from vibrations of a potato-chip bag 15 feet away through soundproof glass. Extracted audio from videos of aluminum foil, glass of water, leaves of a plant.

UK scientists develop spray-on solar energy cells

August 3rd, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/uk-scientists-develop-sprayon-solar-energy-cells-9643537.html

Solar energy cells that are sprayed like paint could cut the cost of solar electricity, and accelerate the growth of renewable energy could be applied to almost anything. Cheaper and better for the environment than the silicon based alternative that dominates the industry.

Britain: Government Accused of Hiding Truth Over GM Babies

July 27th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Britain%3A_Government_Accused_of_Hiding_Truth_Over_GM_Babies/36889/0/38/38/Y/M.html

New in vitro fertilisation (IVF) technique that some experts believe will result in the birth of “genetically modified babies”. Government has redefined the term “genetic modification” (GM) to exclude specifically a controversial technique that will result in babies inheriting genetic material from three individuals.

Air Force launching GSSAP satellites to spy on other satellites

July 23rd, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Air_Force_launching_GSSAP_satellites_to_spy_on_other_satellites/36803/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The Air Force is about to put a new advanced satellite into space to spy on other countries’ satellites. Imagery capabilities on the new satellites are “a big leap forward” compared with the ones the U.S. has been using to monitor objects circling the earth.

US Navy unveils electromagnetic railgun prototypes

July 12th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/172192-navy-unveils-railgun-prototypes/

Prototypes of the US Navy’s electromagnetic railguns unveiled this week, capable of firing projectiles 5,600 miles per hour, t to revolutionize naval warfare. Large price advantage over conventional missiles. Railgun projectiles are believed to cost about $25,000 per unit – 100 times less than traditional missiles,

Bill Gates endorses remote controlled birth control implant

July 8th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_07_08/Bill-Gates-endorses-remote-controlled-birth-control-implant-9025/

Bill Gates endorses remote controlled birth control implant that would be placed under the skin. This computer chip would stay good for 16 years would give off hormone levonorgestral on daily basis. Females would be able to choose when to deactivate the chip or reactivate it by using a remote control.

Colorado to Spend $10 Million on Medical Marijuana Research

July 6th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/colorado-spend-10-million-medical-pot-research/

Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) has already signed off on the bill which will reportedly help the state determine which conditions should be added to their current list of eight that qualify residents for medical marijuana use.

Meet Russian tablet that beats hackers by physically disconnecting camera, mic

July 3rd, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/170168-russian-hacker-proof-tablet/

A new Russian tablet thwarts hackers by physically disconnecting communication modules and sensors on demand. The device,‘Rupad’ meant for Russian armed forces, law enforcement agencies, secret services. Can work underwater, shock resistant, extra-tough variant for combat zone available.

GM blood cells to protect tomorrow’s soldiers from bioweapons?

July 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/169796-genetically-engineered-blood-cells/

Blood transfusions containing genetically engineered cells could be the future of countering germ warfare, according to new research sponsored by DARPA, which hopes modified blood cells could help neutralize biological toxins deployed against soldiers.

Fracking industry fumes as researchers reveal high levels of leaking methane

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/169592-fracking-pennsylvania-study-scandal/

Latest drilling techniques for obtaining gas, which drill horizontally as opposed to the more traditional vertical drilling, shows a higher rate of leaking methane. Results suggest that hazardous leaks of methane could pose potential obstacles for drilling across the nation,

Marijuana Compounds Shown to Protect the Nervous System Against MS

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/active-plant-compounds-marijuana-protect-nervous-system-ms/

Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: active chemicals in marijuana can help treat multiple sclerosis and similar diseases. The active compounds, namely THC and CBD, are able to do so by inhibiting inflammation of the spinal chord and brain. “Cannabinoids, possess anti-inflammatory properties.

Attorney General Rejects GMA’s Attempt to Throw out GMO Labeling Laws

June 30th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/attorney-general-rejects-grocery-manufacturers-associations-attempt-throw-gmo-labeling-laws/

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) tried to undo latest legally voted GMO labeling laws, but Thurston County Superior Court Judge Christine Schaller ruled the states’ case against the (GMA) will move forward, rejecting the GMA’s motion to dismiss the case on constitutional grounds.

The Rise of the ‘Super Weed’ Around the World

June 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_Rise_of_the_%E2%80%98Super_Weed%E2%80%99_Around_the_World_/36314/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Texas cotton growers are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to let them use propazine, an alternative herbicide to Monsanto’s glysophate, which is currently used, to combat a “super weed” that has developed resistance to it. Herbicide-resistant weeds were first reported in the 1950s.

US spy agency trying to develop computers that think like humans

June 30th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/169372-machine-intelligence-cortical-networks/

A little-known US intelligence agency hopes to find firms capable of writing computer algorithms nearly identical to those implemented by the human brain. goal is to create new generation of machine learning algorithms achieve human-like performance on complex information processing tasks.

Facebook apologizes after secret psychological experiments caused outrage among users

June 30th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/169456-facebook-kramer-report-sorry/

Authors of controversial Facebook study apologize after effort to see if emotional states are contagious caused complaints. Social networking site secretly manipulated posts seen by 700,000 users in 2012 to let data analysts get a glimpse at how emotional states are transmitted over the platform.

All but four nations are subject to NSA surveillance – new Snowden leak

June 30th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/169500-snowden-nsa-eyes-intercept/

Files leaked to the media by Edward Snowden show the United States National Security Agency authorized to spy on persons in all but four countries. NSA’s computers automatically filter out phone calls from Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand that would otherwise be collected using FISA.

Solar power donkeys used as mobile chargers in Turkey (VIDEO)

June 30th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/169440-donkey-solar-power-internet/

Village herdsmen in Turkey have developed a novel way of remaining connected to the internet: strapping solar panels to the backs of donkeys and using them as mobile charging points. The panels can produce 5-7 kilowatts of energy and enable the farmers to stay online on long arduous journeys.

Vaccine researcher charged with felony crimes for research fraud

June 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Vaccine_researcher_charged_with_felony_crimes_for_research_fraud/36267/0/38/38/Y/M.html

National Institutes of Health vaccine scientist has confessed to spiking the test subject blood samples with antibodies making it appear the vaccine caused the body to produce those antibodies. He now faces four felony counts.

Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward Holds Public Forum on Geo-Engineering, Weather Modification

June 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Arizona_State_Senator_Kelli_Ward_Holds_Public_Forum_on_Geo-Engineering%2C_Weather_Modification/36268/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward held a forum to discuss public concerns regarding white vapor trails in the skies. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) representatives Sherri Zendri and Beth Hager were on hand to answer questions from residents who claim planes are spraying chemicals.

It drives and opens doors: Google to sell humanoid robot (VIDEO)

June 29th, 2014
Categories: News, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/169196-google-sell-humanoid-robot/

Internet giant Google is gearing up to sell a humanoid robot that can run, climb and even drive a car. Capable of taking on complex tasks with ease, including scaling ladders, opening doors and driving vehicles. They are going to be focusing on the development of their first commercial product.

Facebook manipulated users' emotions as part of psychological experiment – study

June 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/169124-faceebok-users-emotions-experiment/

Facebook conducted psychological experiment on its users by manipulating their emotions without their knowledge by changing the contents of their news feed. Researchers indicated the study is the first to find that moods expressed via social networks influence emotions of others.

Pure Poison: Aluminum Adjuvant Linked to Breast Cancer, Autoimmune Disorders, and More

June 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/poison-aluminum-adjuvant-breast-cancer-alzheimers-autoimmune-disorders-detox/

Studies link breast cancer to aluminum poisoning. Women use antiperspirants filled with aluminum. Women suffering from cancer were found to have genotoxic cancer profiles, breasts were full of aluminum. Known to interfere with estrogen balance, cause DNA changes.

Did You Know: US Meat Labels Reveal Origins – Show Born, Raised, Slaughtered Locales

June 27th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/us-meat-labels-will-soon-reveal-origins/

meat in the US labeled with country of origin, it now includes details, where the animal was born, raised, and slaughtered. The move is hailed by meat consumers meat industry opposed the measure. Country of Origin Labeling rule went into effect in May of 2013.

Leaked Document from GMO Co. Misleads Consumers, Threatens to Sue Opposing States

June 27th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/leaked-document-gmo-co-gma-threatens-sue-opposing-states/

A document by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) contains misleading information, politically charged language to sway lawmakers into rejecting GMO labeling laws at state level. Monsanto campaign to convince public GMO labeling is unconstitutional.

Neonicotinoid Insecticides are KILLING EVERYTHING

June 27th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Neonicotinoid_Insecticides_are_KILLING_EVERYTHING/36220/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Neonicotinoid insecticides, which have been widely blamed for colony collapse disorder among bees, are also killing butterflies, worms, fish and birds. National Centre for Scientific Research France: Threat to the productivity of our natural and farmed environment.

THE U.S. NAVY IS QUIETLY BUILDING A BIG, SECRETIVE SPECIAL OPERATIONS ‘MOTHERSHIP’

June 27th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/THE_U.S._NAVY_IS_QUIETLY_BUILDING_A_BIG%2C_SECRETIVE_SPECIAL_OPERATIONS_%E2%80%98MOTHERSHIP%E2%80%99/36223/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The U.S. Navy is quietly converting a 633-foot-long cargo ship into a secretive helicopter carrier with facilities for supporting a large contingent of Special Operations forces and all their gear, including jet skis. Could significantly expand America’s at-sea commando footprint.

'Bee-Friendly' Plants Sold at Big Box Stores Are Actually Killing Bees

June 27th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/%27Bee-Friendly%27_Plants_Sold_at_Big_Box_Stores_Are_Actually_Killing_Bees/36227/0/38/38/Y/M.html

White House has created a bee task force. As the bee population dwindles neonicotinoids, a pesticide, is a culprit in the bee problem. Recommend bee-friendly gardens. These specific plants actually contain neonicotinoids contributing in a major way to the death of even more bees.

Germany gives Verizon the boot over NSA spying scandal

June 27th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/168752-germany-boots-verizon-over-spying/

Citing concerns over the NSA's wiretapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel and other top officials' phones, the German Interior Ministry announced Thursday that it will not renew its contract with Verizon to provide service for government ministries, will instead rely on Germany's Deutsche Telekom,

Merkel reportedly gets NSA-proof phone with chip costing 2.5k euros

June 27th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/168644-merkel-new-crypto-phone/

German Chancellor Angela Merkel can finally hold phone talks with no fear of being tapped by foreign agents, as she now has a secure, German-upgraded Blackberry, with a crypto-chip developed by Secusmart. Merkel’s contacts now need to install a 2,500 euro crypto-chip to talk to her.

Police/DHS Are Entering Kid's Irises Into A NATIONAL DATABASE

June 26th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/PoliceDHS_Are_Entering_Kid%27s_Irises_Into_A_NATIONAL_DATABASE/36209/0/38/38/Y/M.html

It takes less than a minute to enter a child’s information into a national missing person’s database. All it takes is a photo, some general information like height and weight, and a quick scan of your eyes.
It's happening across the country!

Google starts “forgetting” links to comply with European law

June 26th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Google_starts_%E2%80%9Cforgetting%E2%80%9D_links_to_comply_with_European_law/36214/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Google removing links from its search results to comply with a controversial European ruling requiring the company let people remove “inadequate, irrelevant, or no longer relevant” information from their digital histories. Unclear how Google determines which links should be removed under new law.

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