Scientists have discovered a way to count people both indoors and outdoors using WiFi signals and a mathematical algorithm to determine human density, even if the individual is not WiFi connected.
DRC-Hubo humanoid robot won the top prize by besting 22 other robots on a obstacle course designed to simulate Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. Robots were tasked with driving a car, walking up stairs, opening a door, crossing rubble, drilling a hole in a wall, and turning a valve.
This week the US Patent and Trademark Office approved an application from Boeing for an autonomous drone that can be recharged without landing.
China announced it had edited DNA in the nucleus of human embryos using a gene-editing technique called CRISPR only four of the 86 eggs injected were successfully modified. Harvard Professor George Church believes in five to seven years it will be possible to snip out and replace stretches of DNA to genetically engineer babies.
Raytheon corporation known for developing tools that cause death and destruction. responsible for numerous technologies is that have taken thousands of lives in pointless conflicts around the world. One of the largest US ‘defense’ contractors, just received contract from US Military to develop fastest missiles ever known, theoretically reach any target in the world in one hour.
US Special Operations Command is testing two rapid DNA readers in the field, identifying targets using devices that have all the capabilities of a laboratory, only as big as a photocopier. Can return a result in 90 minutes, a process that used to take weeks.
Courts could one day be peering directly into a person’s brain for evidence using “Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging” (FMRI), turning a medical procedure into the new lie detector. FMRI measures blood oxygenation in the brain correlating brain states with ongoing behavior under different conditions. Inferences are made based on contrasting measurements between “lying” and “not-lying” conditions. Usefulness in lie detection is questionable.
Pentagon hosting a $3.5 million, international competition that will pit robot against robot in an obstacle course designed to test their physical prowess, agility, and even their awareness and cognition. It can walk over a mess of jagged cinder blocks, cut a hole in a wall, even drive a car.
Articles on Internet forums stating a 250-million-year-old microchip found in Labinsk, Russia confirmed by “University of Southern Polytechnic Nowoczerkaskiej.”The university sent a statement to the Max Portal Russian news agency November 2014 clarifying the “microchip” is actually a 410-million–450-million-year-old sea lily fossil.
Daimler, world’s largest truck manufacturer, created the first self-driving semi, unveiled Tuesday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Their system will connect to other autonomous vehicles to avoid heavy traffic,radar unit situated on front bumper monitors objects up to 250 meters away. Vehicle first tested in Germany, certified to operate on Nevada’s public roadways.
Electric car producer Tesla Motors has adapted battery technology for household and business applications. The wall-mounted batteries will make solar power more accessible. Estimated 160 million packs could shift US to renewables, 900 million units enough for entire world. In countries with underdeveloped power grids, could leapfrog infrastructure the way mobile phones outpaced landlines.
Chinese scientists have reported editing the genomes of human embryos. Researchers warned Nature2 genetic changes to embryos, could have unpredictable effect on future generations, expressed concerns gene-editing research on human embryos could be a slippery slope towards unsafe or unethical uses of the technique.
Scientists in Japan have successfully transmitted electric energy wirelessly through the air, proving that Nikola Tesla was onto something big. For years debates have raged about whether or not power could be transferred through the air, and while there have been many reports of this being achieved on a small scale, there has never been a major mainstream study into the phenomenon, until now.
1,000 NATO soldiers will spend 12 days in June in Hungary testing smart energy technology like self-contained power grids, solar panels and wind turbines, Bloomberg reports citing Susanne Michaelis, the organization’s action officer for smart energy.
Through a DARPA-funded program, scientists at the University of California invented a tiny rig that connects to an insect’s brain and flight muscles. Once implanted, the device takes over the insect’s body, turning it into a remote control cyborg capable of receiving flight commands wirelessly from a nearby laptop.
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