United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity: 194 countries to regulate synthetic biology technology, regulations need to be based on precaution and not harming the environment.” As more synthetically engineered products are being developed, many see a potentially dangerous impact on the environment.
Security researchers at Ben Gurion University have found a way to infiltrate a closed network to lift data from an isolated computer using little more than a cellphone’s FM radio receiver.
Retail home improvement chain, Lowe's, testing a bilingual robot to assist with order fulfillment. Four robots are being tested an Orchard Supply Hardware store owned by Lowe's Companies Inc. in San Jose, California.
Siemens AG plant produces automated machines to be used in other industrial factories, most units in this 100,000-plus square-foot factory able to fetch and assemble components without human input. Product on assembly line would tell "the machine what it needs" would immediately be put together.
A research team from Seoul National University (SNU) created a genetically modified female beagle, named Tegon. She was ‘born’ in 2009, and she glows fluorescent green under ultraviolet light if given a doxycycline antibiotic.
A colossal sunspot large enough to be seen with the naked eye now blemishes the nearside of the sun, covering an area wide enough to comfortably fit 10 Earths side by side. The new sunspot, dubbed AR 12192, is the largest observed since 1990.
Canadian scientists have shown the deadliest form of ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species without any direct contact between them. Believe that airborne transmission might be contributing to spread of the disease in Africa.Concerned that pigs might be a natural host for the infection
China and Russia on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly build 2 high-tech parks, one in each country. Authorities expect to open satellite offices.
A recent pro-GMO editorial in Scientific American takes aim at labeling laws for genetically engineered foods, calling them “unscientific.” But proponents of non-GMO food and people’s right to know are saying that Scientific American is the one without a scientific leg to stand on.
The new energy policy announced in April outlines plans to decrease Japan’s nuclear dependence as much as possible, while boosting renewable energy sources. Government will promote the use of hydrogen to pave the way for a “hydrogen society.”Hydrogen viewed as key to energy needs.
Governments must shift subsidies and research funding from agro-industrial monoculture to small farmers using 'agroecological' methods, UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. Modern industrial agricultural methods can no longer feed the world, due to impacts of overlapping environmental and ecological crises linked to land, water and resource availability.
Team used light to erase specific memories in mice. Could control neurons which have been genetically sensitised to light, Hope work will reveal how different parts of the brain work together to retrieve memories.
You and I are not allowed to know about the existence of giants in History! By whom? By the Academia, media, State Triumvirate! Then how did we find out? Well, look at all these century old press items from days of yore,
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is delaying the dismantling of the nation’s old nuclear weapons until a thorough evaluation can measure "their use in planetary defense against earth-bound asteroids."
Russian security company Dr. Web has discovered a flaw in the Mac OS X, which enables hackers to control infected computers using a search service at Reddit. The company says at least 17,000 unique IPs have been hacked, mostly in the US.
These ticks carry a variety of diseases, ability to make people allergic to meat. infected person has to avoid red meat completely for life, if they want to skip the itchy hives, feeling of being on fire, inability to breathe or in some cases, possibility of instantaneous death.
The combat dolphins are trained for military duties at the Crimean State Oceanarium. Trained to hunt for mines, plant bombs on hostile ships or attack enemy divers with special knives or pistols fixed to their heads. Schooled for anti-sabotage and rescue missions.
Developers of artificial micro-humans, or ‘mini GM humans,’ hoping to release technologyby 2017. Scientist developing artificial humans with the hope that these creations will replace the need for using animals in laboratory testing.
Developers of artificial micro-humans, or ‘mini GM humans,’ are hoping to release their technology on the market by 2017. Artificial humans will be ‘farmed’ with interacting organs that can be used in drug tests, speeding up the process of FDA and other government regulatory approvals,
Difference between existing solar panels and the technology it is developing is that “organic cells offer the potential to allow printing directly onto materials such as roofing and windows, and therefore open intriguing building integrated design opportunities.”
A new line of chips unveiled by Intel today makes it possible to wake up a laptop or tablet simply by saying “Hello, computer.” Once awoken the computer can operate as a voice-controlled assistant. You might call out “Hello, computer, what is the weather forecast today?” while getting out of bed.
Camera-wielding aircraft terrorise celebrities by flying over their homes.
Stars fear photographers could use devices to track and follow them.
Divorce lawyers hope to use devices to keep tabs on cheating spouses.
American legislators are scrambling to extend privacy to include drones.
Contolled from miles away, many fear pilots will be impossible to track down.
NASA is developing an air traffic control system for drones. The New York Times reports the US space agency is working on creating a management system for vehicles that fly at around 400 to 500 feet off the ground — much lower than conventional aircraft.
NASA released ‘eruption’ footage of solar flares seen from their Solar Dynamics Observatory showing the sun throwing unleashing at least half a dozen solar flares in what NASA described as a ‘flurry’ of fire. The sunspot explosions occurred between August 25th and 26th.
. A supereruption would eject 240 cubic miles of material into the atmosphere, would shut down electronic communication, air travel impossible, dramatically alter climate across the continent. Electrical transformers would be shorted-out; sewer and water lines would be blocked; crops ruined.
Korea Herald reported that over 500 aircraft flying in and out of South Korea’s Incheon and Gimpo airports reported GPS failures, as did hundreds of ships and fishing boats in the sea west of Incheon Airport. The source of the EM fields was traced to the North Korean city of Kaesong,
Farm robots increasingly capable of autonomously performing complex tasks including plowing, plant and soil surveillance, and even the harvesting of fruit and vegetables.
China, concerned about national security aims to reduce reliance on imported brands; including Windows, Google and Apple, hopes to launch a Chinese-made desktop operating system by October. US tech products vulnerable to “back door” peeks on private information.
Number of big earthquakes first three months of 2014 double the yearly average. Earthquakes in central, eastern U.S. quintupled in recent years. Large holes appear in Indiana near New Madrid fault zone. Giant crack in the ground kilometer long appeared in Mexico.
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.
Munich city council demonstrated world that an organisation employing thousands could ditch Windows and move to Linux and free software. When project finished last year about 15,000 staff at the German authority had been migrated to using Limux, a custom-version of Ubuntu, and OpenOffice.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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