NASA Digs This Idea for Robots to Build Igloos on Mars
Well before NASA announced that liquid water exists on Mars, a team of designers from Clouds Architecture Office and Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch) toiled to figure out how we could use ice-so, in essence, water-as shelter on the Red Planet. It's a simple idea, really.
Examining Future Of Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles And Remotely Piloted Aircraft
MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft (drone). File photo: U.S. Air Force photo/Lt Col Leslie Pratt By ASPJ -- ( September 24, 2015) By Maj Michael P. Kreuzer, USAF* In early 2008, the United States began a dramatic increase in the use of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) as part of the global war on terrorism.
Robot Surgeons are the Future of Medicine
Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/11mi0da DISCLAIMER: Surgical imagery depicted. Not for the easily squeamish! // Medical technology is getting weirder everyday -- in a good way. Robotic surgery and computer-assisted medicine are already doing amazing things right now -- just look at the da Vinci Surgical System!
What is the global future of Agriculture?
From time to time we respond to questions about the future sent in via email by readers. We don't have a lot of time for this, but when a question seems especially interesting we offer our thoughts. Question by Carole Mules, Brisbane, Australia Response by Glen Hiemstra, 2000 This is a complex question to summarize ...
Could robots be the journalists of the future?
Is robot journalism the future? It's not quite titanium machines in trenchcoats door-stepping celebrities or buzzing about in newsrooms, but media organisations are increasingly looking to developers to come up with smart ways to incorporate computer algorithms into the daily grind of the news industry.
Odds are we're living in a simulation, says Elon Musk
"There's a billion to one chance we're living in base reality," Elon Musk said tonight on stage at Recode's Code Conference, meaning that one of the most influential and powerful figures in tech...
First AI robot conversation ends in argument
Artificial intelligence robots have held a conversation with one another for the first time with surprising and surreal results. Two graduate PhD students at Cornell University gave voices and 2D avatars to a pair of online "chatbots", which they named Alan and Sruthi.
Self-Driving Trucks Are Going to Hit Us Like a Human-Driven Truck - Basic income
Late last year, I took a road trip with my partner from our home in New Orleans, Louisiana to Orlando, Florida and as we drove by town after town, we got to talking about the potential effects self-driving vehicle technology would have not only on truckers themselves, but on all the local economies dependent on trucker salaries.
Trudeau Unveils Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Canada
"We do accept that important work remains to be done," he said. While the federal government will license and regulate growers, each of Canada's provinces will need to decide exactly how the drug will be distributed and sold within its boundaries.
CV Dazzle: Camouflage from Face Detection
Face Once computer vision programs detect a face, they can extract data about your emotions, age, and identity. See how a face is detected Anti Face This face is unrecognizable to several state-of-art face detection algorithms. CV Dazzle explores how fashion can be used as camouflage from face-detection technology, the first step in automated face recognition.
Fountain in the middle of the desert
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Our Generation Ships Will Sink
As noted in Cory's review, Kim Stanley Robinson's makes an undeniable case for ecological stewardship through a rigorous, gripping technological speculation about climate science, biology, space propulsion and sociodynamic factors. In this exclusive feature essay, Robinson explains the technology behind the best science fiction novel of 2015.
How to Cooperatively Cultivate a Renewable Energy Future
In our transition to renewable energy, the technology of harnessing renewable resources for our electricity needs continues to evolve. Our major challenges come from funding the cost of technology and the overall management of this transition. When it comes to our health and the health of our ecosystems, we all share the cost of fossil fuel consumption.
The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race. They have greatly increased the life-expectancy of those of us who live in "advanced" countries, but they have destabilized society, have made life unfulfilling, have subjected human beings to indignities, have led to widespread psychological suffering (in the Third World to physical suffering as well) and have inflicted severe damage on the natural world. The continued development of technology will worsen the situation.
21st Century Cures Act for Precision Medicine Set for House Vote
Lawmakers anticipating a tough landscape for innovation funding under a new Republican administration are doing their best to push a revamped version of the 21st Century Cures Act through the current Congress, and will bring the $6.3 billion precision medicine and medical research package to a House vote on Wednesday, November 30.
An exciting new idea in Basic Income - Emergent Culture
In a painstaking analysis, Gada drills down on the insight that economists have entirely missed a crucial feature of the modern world called "technological deflation". While the concept is nuanced, the basic point of technological deflation is that technological things (like, say, iPhones) have the funny habit of becoming "almost free" very quickly.
Awesome Public Datasets
awesome-public-datasets - An awesome list of high-quality open datasets in public domains (on-going).
Exclusive interview with Ify Malo, Nigeria campaign director for Power For All
1) Let's start with some background about Power For All, the Nigerian campaign in particular as well as your role there? Power for All is a global campaign to accelerate the growth of decentralised renewable energy (DRE), which we see as the fastest way to achieving clean universal energy for all by the year 2025.
The Tao of "The DAO" or: How the autonomous corporation is already here
A new paradigm of economic cooperation is underway - a digital democratization of business. Over the past couple of weeks a project with no mainstream press has become the second biggest crowdfunding project in history. It's not crowdfunding a product, an artwork or a new cryptocurrency.