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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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