Menu

Blog

Page 10136

Aug 31, 2016

Beauty through the eye of an AI: Algorithm chooses attractive selfies

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but for one contest the beholders are AI. Beauty.AI used 5 robots to judge 6,000 selfies and choose winners for an international beauty contest.

Read more

Aug 31, 2016

NASA is Designing A Submarine To Explore Titan’s Largest Ocean

Posted by in category: space

NASA is designing a submarine that will one day be deployed to Saturn’s moon Titan, and explore it’s largest hydrocarbon ocean Kraken Mare. The project is just in the conceptional phase with the mission beginning in 2038, at the earliest.

Despite being a moon, Saturn’s natural satellite Titan is remarkably planet-like. More notably, it has striking similarities to Earth such as clouds and a dense atmosphere.

It does, however, have oceans of liquid methane instead of water, since its temperature is far too cold for liquid water to exist. This would make is most uncomfortable for much of life on Earth. Still, scientists have reasons to believe that life could emerge under these harsh circumstances, since its thick atmosphere is rich in methane and other organic compounds—signs indicative of life from an Earthling’s perspective.

Continue reading “NASA is Designing A Submarine To Explore Titan’s Largest Ocean” »

Aug 31, 2016

This Glass Won’t Scratch

Posted by in category: futurism

This glass is 70% more resistant to scratches and falls.

Read more

Aug 31, 2016

Lenovo’s Yoga Book is part tablet, part sketch pad

Posted by in categories: computing, innovation

Let’s face it: Tablets are on the brink of death, and it’s difficult to get excited about a new slate these days. And even though tablet-laptop hybrids are taking off, that market is cornered by Surfaces and iPad Pros. So I wasn’t prepared to be as thrilled as I was by Lenovo’s latest offering. The Yoga Book, based on my experience with a preview unit, is not merely a mimicry of Microsoft’s Surface Book; it has impressively innovative features and a well-thought-out interface that make it a solid hybrid in its own right.

Read more

Aug 31, 2016

Maker Faire 2016: Roy The Robot

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Roy The Robot is made from laser-cut plywood and hobby servos.

Read more

Aug 31, 2016

What Mind-Controlled Drones Mean for the Future of Digital Marketing

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, drones, finance, government, neuroscience, robotics/AI, wearables

Luv this article because it hits a very important topic of how will things change with BMI/ mind control technology in general. For example with BMI will we need wearable devices? if so, what type and why? Also, how will banking, healthcare, businesses, hospitality, transportation, media and entertainment, communications, government, etc. in general will change with BMI and AI together? And, don’t forget cell circuitry, and DNA storage and processing capabilities that have been proven to date and advancing.

When you take into account what we are doing with synthetic biology, BMI, AI, and QC; we are definitely going to see some very amazing things just within the next 10 years alone.

Continue reading “What Mind-Controlled Drones Mean for the Future of Digital Marketing” »

Aug 31, 2016

Brain hi-jacking could become a reality soon, warn researchers

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, neuroscience

A very old story and one that myself and others have raised many times. However, worth repeating due to the current advancements in BMI.


A vulnerability of brain implants to cyber-security attacks could make “brainjacking”, which has been discussed in science fiction for decades, a reality, say researchers from the University of Oxford. Writing in The Conversation, an Australia-based non-profit media, Laurie Pycroft discussed brain implants as a new frontier of security threat.

The most common type of brain implant is the deep brain stimulation (DBS) system. It consists of implanted electrodes positioned deep inside the brain connected to wires running under the skin, which carry signals from an implanted stimulator.

Continue reading “Brain hi-jacking could become a reality soon, warn researchers” »

Aug 31, 2016

Brain Cancer Cell Line Used In Research Faces Identity Crisis

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, life extension, neuroscience

Glad this discovery has been found; however, sad to hear as well. Sharing for my friends involved with anti-aging (Alex) and others work on the cancer cure.


Genetic signature of the brain cancer cell lines used for research is different from the original patient tumor cells.

Read more

Aug 31, 2016

‘Radio whispering’ promises a great leap in wireless communications

Posted by in category: energy

UC San Diego researchers working with DARPA show how to make a low-power, lightweight system that can take advantage of unused frequencies and avoid interference.

Read more

Aug 31, 2016

DARPA Researchers Develop Novel Method for Room-Temperature Atomic Layer Deposition

Posted by in category: materials

Nice.


DARPA-supported researchers have developed a new approach for synthesizing ultrathin materials at room temperature—a breakthrough over industrial approaches that have demanded temperatures of 800 degrees Celsius or more. The advance opens a path to creating a host of previously unattainable thin-film microelectronics, whose production by conventional methods has been impossible because many components lose their critical functions when subjected to high temperatures.

The new method, known as electron-enhanced atomic layer deposition (EE-ALD), was recently developed at the University of Colorado, Boulder (CU) as part of DARPA’s Local Control of Materials Synthesis (LoCo) program. The CU team demonstrated room-temperature deposition of silicon and gallium nitride—linchpin elements in many advanced microelectronics—as well as the ability to controllably etch specific materials, leading to precise spatial control in three dimensions. Such a capability is critical as the demand grows for ever-smaller device architectures.

After first demonstrating the process in early 2015, team members went on to perform detailed mechanistic studies to learn how best to exploit and control EE-ALD for film growth. By controlling the electron energy during the ALD cycles, they discovered that they could tune the process to favor either material deposition or removal. The ability to selectively remove (etch) deposited material with electrons under conditions as low as room temperature is unprecedented and is anticipated to enhance film quality. The group is also exploring other methods to etch specific materials—such as aluminum nitride and hafnium oxide, important in specialized electronics applications—showing that they can selectively etch these materials in composites, which provides an attractive alternative to traditional masking approaches.

Continue reading “DARPA Researchers Develop Novel Method for Room-Temperature Atomic Layer Deposition” »