FDA approval of the ‘Maestro system,’ an electrical implant to ‘treat obesity’ by impairing the ability of certain nerves to do their job, jamming them with electrical pulses that block signals that your brain sends to your stomach to indicate that it needs food, shuts down your biological instinct to eat.
Travelling in a foreign country has often been a challenge – now technology comes to the rescue. Google has updated its Translate app to do voice and sign translations - just point your smartphone at signs, menus or whatever you want to understand.
China is planning to build a mine on the Moon in order to search for a rare helium isotope scientists believe could be the key source of energy in the future. The moon is apparently rich with Helium 3. 40 tons of Helium 3; Cargo bays of two space shuttles can power U.S. for a whole year at current rate of energy consumption.
The US Navy is set to unveil a new electromagnetic weapon that uses magnetic fields to launch projectiles at six times the speed of sound rather than using traditional chemical propellants and explosives to destroy targets.
Microsoft will not add new features to Windows 7, will continue to issue security updates to all users in the next five years. As for any non-security fixes, including stability and reliability updates, they will be issued only to organizations that earlier signed support contracts.
Security expert has found a way to install malicious code on a tiny chip built into Apple laptops which resist any attempt at removal, replacing the entire hard disk will not delete it. Thunderstrike, is undetectable; because it is new no security software will be looking for it.
Cannabis oil gathering momentum as world class healer, Western Governments unable to stop it. Cases all over the world show cannabis oil healed very serious diseases; anxiety disorders, epilepsy, MS (Multiple Sclerosis), cerebral palsy and cancer.
Harvard scientists discovered most earth-like planet in Lyra constellation, 470 light years away. Kepler 438b is slightly bigger than Earth in orbit of orange dwarf star, gives it 40 percent more warmth than the sun gives our planet, discovered seven other planets in habitable zones of their stars.
Biometrics is the use of technology to measure human characteristics and traits, and at the cutting edge of biometrics is pupillometry, the science of using measurements of the pupil of the human eye to make psychological predictions and gather predictive intelligence.
The complaint, filed in federal court by Miami residents Paul Orshan and Christopher Endara, claims iOS 8, Apple’s exclusive operating system, is marketed as having more storage space than actually available to purchasers, 23.1 percent of advertised storage capacity of the devices will be unavailable for consumers."
Scotts Miracle-Gro Companyis once again developing genetically modified grass that would need less mowing, be a deeper green and resistant to damage from weedkiller Roundup. Will not need federal approval before it can be field-tested and marketed.
A prominent climate scientist Dr. Matthew Watson from Bristol University who’s actively involved in developing technologies to thwart the natural weather patterns of the globe says he’s disturbed by the prospect of having to make such drastic changes to the common order of things in order to fight so-called “global warming.”
Moscow State University is going to amass the samples of all living, extinct and disappearing organisms on Earth and store them in the world's first cryogenic biomaterial bank for subsequent reproduction. The challenging project has been named "Noah's Ark".
Despite claims by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) blaming Pyongyang for the destructive cyber intrusion, one such expert from the California-based Norse cyber-security corporation said on Wednesday that not a North Korean, but a former Sony employee identified only as “Lena” was chiefly involved in the hack.
Chicago’s O’hare Airport has an enormous, vertical, indoor organic garden with 44 different varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Indianapolis International Airport (IIA) has the nation’s largest airport-based solar farm. 86 acres of solar panels installed at the IIA,
Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs), combined with the ability to harvest energy, will enable insect-sized drone swarms to be dropped from military aircraft to stay aloft for a prolonged amount of time, offering a host of functions, including assassination.
A university in Istanbul has announced plans to develop a new lie detector, designed especially for Turkish people. The usual polygraph test requires alterations, as some statements considered to be false in Western cultures might be not a lie for Turks.
Google on Monday announced that the first completed prototype of its self-driving car is ready to be road tested. "They won't have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal... because they don't need them. Our software and sensors do all the work.
World’s largest indoor farm inside an old, 25,000-square-foot semiconductor factory, uses 100 times less water than an outdoor farm. Claim their produce contains 8 to 10 times more beta-carotene, twice the vitamin C, calcium and magnesium as its outdoor-grown counterparts. The produce grown at this weather-resistant, climate controlled plant uses LED lights, can yield 10,000 heads of lettuce per day.
China developed a long-range pain gun that works by shooting microwaves into people’s bodies and heating up water under their skin, according to reports, and might plan to fit it onto its ships or for crowd control. US government developed a similar weapon.
The Fungi Mutarium is a prototype device that uses fungi to break down plastic, grow edible, biomass in its place. Plastic that make up shopping bags doused in UV light to sterilize them, break the plastic down, placed in pod of edible, algae-based gelatin. After a few weeks, edible fungi begin to grow, completely decompose the plastic, leaving a natural, edible growth.
These .50 cal. projectiles can change direction mid-flight and function much like the laser-guided bombs first developed by the United States during the Vietnam war. EXACTO bullet has optical sensors on the surface of its nose that gathers in-flight information that’s transmitted to internal electronic systems for interpreting incoming data. Data is used to adjust fins located along the exterior of the bullet to change its direction.
Bracelet designed to replace smartphone or tablet
Using a projector, could project a screen onto the forearm. Array of sensors allows wearer to manipulate the 'screen' could be used to watch films, write emails, make phone calls.
The US Navy continues to tout its sophisticated warship laser system, saying it has performed above expectations for the last four months of operational testing aboard the USS Ponce during its deployment in the Persian Gulf.
Each human being supports trillions of microorganisms and any 2 people share only about 13 percent of their skin bacteria population. other 87 percent of bacteria types so distinct they act like a bacterial fingerprint, could be used to identify individual person. When we touch things such as door knobs, ATM keys, a computer keyboard or mouse, we leave behind an identifying trace of bacteria.
Worldwide some 2,000 people have been ‘chipped’ and their number is growing. People who have been chipped can unlock or lock their phones or make payments simply by scanning their hand.
Camera in your personal device, the new facial recognition software interprets your emotions by mapping the minute movements of your eyes when you smile, your mouth when you gasp or the furrow of your brow when you are confused.
Facility will use natural cold of Siberia's thick permafrost to preserve samples up to 100 years. 1.5million seeds from plants and vegetables will be housed in the cryostorage unit in Yakutsk. Enable scientists to protect many of the world's important foods and endangered plant life against Doomsday.
Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain’s pre-eminent scientists: efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to our very existence. Development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”
Ten Amazon warehouses in five US states are making use of 15,000 Kiva robots, hoping they can cut operating costs 20 percent, showcased the technology on Sunday at its year-old warehouse in Tracy, California. This facility has more than 3,000 Kiva carriers working along with 1,500 humans.
Chatty robots in human form have started selling coffee machines to customers in Japan Monday, their makers claiming that they can understand 80 percent of conversations, able to play games with customers, answer questions. It has a smiling human face and a interactive tablet on its chest.
Flying robotic waiters, known as Infinium-Serve, will be launched in Singapore restaurant chain by end of 2015, believed to be world’s first commercial attempt at replacing humans with machines in this field. “This will result in an enhanced dining experience, lead to increased sales and revenue for the restaurants; Woon Junyang, chief executive officer at Infinium Robotics.
Ideas include aircraft spraying out sulphur particles at high altitude to mimic reverse decline of sea-ice or using artificial "trees" to absorb CO2. Effort would have to be maintained for years, implications for rainfall patterns
In 1974, a study from The Washington Post said that THC effectively “slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers and a virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and prolonged their lives by as much as 36% information was suppressed. 1998, nother study came outa from Madrid’s Complutense University that indicated THC can cause cancer cells to die, unlike chemotherapy the THC kills nothing but the cancer cells.
Blue energy employs the difference between the salt concentration levels in sea water and fresh water in order to produce electricity. Blue energy employs two filters with salt and fresh water. One filter allows the entry of positively charged sodium ions while the other lets in negatively charged chlorine ions, producing a natural battery.
computer security company Symantec discovered one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.The bug, named Regin, used for six years against targets around the world in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Ireland. Steals passwords or recover deleted files.
The US military has deployed its first laser weapon ever to be used in combat cost $40 million. Devices was installed onto the USS Ponce. Navy says the weapon can set fire to targets at the speed of light. Those targets include aerial drones, speed boats.
Microsoft hired 5ft tall robot security guard to guard Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus. Fitted with lasers, GPS and heat-detecting technology, can predict where criminals will strike next and likelihood of future crimes, operate without human control, are equipped with surveillance cameras and sensors, a thermal imaging system, can read 300 car registration plates a minute, and odour detectors. The robots analyse information from government, businesses and social media sources, alert authorities it if comes across anything suspicious.
Microsoft has yanked yet another botched patch without telling anybody. KB 3000061 is no longer being offered through Windows Update. Problems arose when the KB 3000061 installer failed, triggering a rollback.
IBM’s chip business is one of the only suppliers to the defense industry that is US owned. There are a few like Honeywell, but they can’t do advanced fab processes needed. Department of Defense worried about sending critical chip designs outside US; that they could be back-engineered or altered prior to fabrication. Foreign power could, theoretically, insert a hardware backdoor into the chip almost impossible to detect.
The J-31 stealth aircraft was unveiled at the annual China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition. The fighter jet is expected to compete with the US-made F-35 stealth aircraft, presents an attractive option to countries that are cut off from US arms exports. Second domestically-produced stealth fighter by China.
NASA introduced a drone mostly made of materials from living things, which makes it degradable in nature. Machine crash not only harmful to environment but also exposes fact that it has been flown there, not quite favorable to spies. The new drone simply melts away.
At Carnegie Mellon University, they are decoding brains and reading thoughts.“For the first time, we can get inside people’s heads the way you’ve never been able to before,” CMU’s Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging Director Marcel.
Microsoft has disclosed a potentially catastrophic vulnerability in virtually all versions of Windows. People operating Windows systems, particularly those who run websites, should immediately install a patch Microsoft released Tuesday morning.
Brain signals transmitted via the internet from one person to another have enabled two people to play a computer game by telepathy – with only one person seeing it and controlling the other’s hand movements in an experiment by US researchers.
The Indian army has successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni-II (Fire-II) missile with a range of more than 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles).
The algae virus, never before observed in healthy people, was found to affect cognitive functions including visual processing and spatial awareness. Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medical School and University of Nebraska stumbled upon the discovery when undertaking an unrelated study into throat microbes.
Russia's president Vladimir Putin has given his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping a Russian-developed world's first dual-screen smartphone. The smartphone includes a data protection system, developed by Russian engineers, which makes the phone "unique" in regard of safety levels,
Shift is expected in the way workplaces operate over the next 15 years, making nearly 50 per cent of occupations existing today redundant by 2025. Artificial intelligence will transform businesses and the work people do. Process work, customer work and vast swathes of middle management will disappear.
The first living organ, created with the use of 3D-bioprinter, will be released next year, Russian scientists announced. The experiment will start with a transplant-ready thyroid, with further work on a functional printed kidney scheduled for 2018.
China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported. The machine has a 2km range and can bring down “various small aircraft” within five seconds of locating its target
Seoul, South Korea,Internet users can get ultra-fast connections of 1000 megabits per second for $30 a month, in Hong Kong and Tokyo for $37 and $39 per month. Average U.S. connection speed 9.8 megabits per second. New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. can get 500-megabit connections for $300 a month.
The active ingredient in the psychedelic drug, psilocybin, seems to completely disrupt the normal communication networks in the brain, by connecting “brain regions that don’t normally talk together,” said study co-author Paul Expert, a physicist at King’s College London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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