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Jun 10, 2016

Google’s developing its own version of the Laws of Robotics

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Google is working on keeping robots from learning the wrong things, filtering their perceptions in a way we’re going to have to do more and more over time.

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Jun 10, 2016

Researchers demonstrate a 100x increase in the amount of information that can be ‘packed into light’

Posted by in categories: futurism, information science

The rise of big data and advances in information technology has serious implications for our ability to deliver sufficient bandwidth to meet the growing demand.

Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are looking at alternative sources that will be able to take over where traditional optical communications systems are likely to fail in future.

In their latest research, published online today (10 June 2016) in the scientific journal, Scientific Reports, the team from South Africa and Tunisia demonstrate over 100 patterns of used in an optical communication link, potentially increasing the of by 100 times.

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Jun 10, 2016

SkinGun helps burn victims quickly regrow skin

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business

RenovaCare is in the organ regeneration business and has a skin stem-cell spray gun that can heal a burn or chronic wound in just a few days.

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Jun 10, 2016

Sunspring | A Sci-Fi Short Film Starring Thomas Middleditch

Posted by in categories: entertainment, neuroscience, robotics/AI

AI escreveu este curta metragem e é surpreendentemente divertido.
Todo o roteiro do filme é o trabalho de uma rede neural treinada em scripts de sci-fi.

Fonte: Singularity Hub

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Jun 10, 2016

Your iPhone Weighs 200 Pounds

Posted by in category: mobile phones

Everything is getting easier, faster and lighter. The world as we know it, is dematerializing.

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Jun 10, 2016

Bluetooth 5 will be announced next week with four times the speed and double the range

Posted by in categories: energy, internet

The next version of the Bluetooth standard is called Bluetooth 5, and will be formally announced next week, Bluetooth Special Interest Group executive director Mark Powell has revealed. Bluetooth 5 is expected to be a significant upgrade over the current version of the wireless standard, offering double the range and four times the speed of current low-energy Bluetooth transmissions, but the Bluetooth SIG says it will also offer much more support for connectionless services — things like beacons that can help people navigate inside buildings or out in the open.

The roadmap for the next version of Bluetooth was sketched out last year, but the SIG — which has tech giants like Apple, Intel, and Microsoft as backers — will officially lift the lid on Bluetooth 5 on June 16th in London. The group explains that it chose the name to simplify its marketing and make the wireless standard easier to understand for users. That change should be beneficial as our homes get smarter and more connected, with many Internet-of-Things devices relying on Bluetooth to connect to your control devices, and each other.

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Jun 10, 2016

Autonomous synthetic nanomotors powered by proteins and chemicals

Posted by in categories: biological, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

Researchers at the University of Manchester, UK have made the first autonomous chemically powered synthetic small-molecule motor. The new device, which is very much like the protein motors found in biological cells, might be used to design artificial molecular machines similar to those found in nature. Such machines could be important for applications such as synthetic muscles, nano- and micro-robots and advanced mechanical motors.

READ MORE ON IOP | NANOTECHWEB

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Jun 10, 2016

NASA Funds Aerospace Corporation for Superlight Debris Removing MiniSats

Posted by in category: space travel

[Via Satellite 06–009-2016] NASA has awarded The Aerospace Corporation a grant to investigate the possibility of developing an extremely thin spacecraft that would wrap around debris and remove it from Earth’s orbit. The concept, called Brane Craft, is a 1-square meter spacecraft that is less than half the thickness of a human hair. The Brane Craft would only weigh about 50 grams, significantly less than even a standard CubeSat weight of about 1 kg. The 30-micron-thick spacecraft would have a very high thrust-to-weight ratio, and would be capable of travelling long distances, which opens up other possibilities beyond just the removal of space debris.

“The Brane Craft concept is based on the one-dimensional compression of a complete spacecraft and upper stage into an essentially two-dimensional object in order to maximize power-to-weight and aperture-to-weight ratios,” said Siegfried Janson, Aerospace Corporation’s senior scientist of the microsatellite systems department and the lead investigator on the project.

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Jun 9, 2016

Lenovo’s flexible phone

Posted by in category: mobile phones

Forget curves. Check out Lenovo’s concept flexible phone.

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Jun 9, 2016

We are ‘almost definitely’ living in a Matrix-style simulation, claims Elon Musk

Posted by in categories: computing, Elon Musk, robotics/AI, sustainability, transportation

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and founder of Space X, Tesla and Paypal, has told an interviewer there is only a “one in billions” chance that we’re not living in a computer simulation.

Speaking at San Francisco’s Code Conference this week, Musk said that he has had “so many simulation discussions it’s crazy”, and that it got to the point where “every conversation [he had] was the AI/simulation conversation”.

He also claimed that, if we’re not living in a simulation, we could be approaching the end of the world.

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