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Jan 27, 2016

Neural network based on polymeric memristors can potentially be used to build fundamentally new computers

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

Interesting approach.


A group of scientists has created a neural network based on polymeric memristors — devices that can potentially be used to build fundamentally new computers. These developments will primarily help in creating technologies for machine vision, hearing, and other machine sensory systems, and also for intelligent control systems in various fields of applications, including autonomous robots.

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Jan 27, 2016

Google Partners With Chip Startup To Take Machine Learning Out Of The Cloud And Into Your Pocket

Posted by in categories: computing, robotics/AI

Google’s machine learning group is licensing new chip technology to make the devices in our pockets more intelligent and autonomous.

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Jan 27, 2016

David Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs

What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t actually wearing them, he set out to discover why — and to solve the problem with his team from the MIT Media Lab.

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Jan 27, 2016

Breakthrough Diabetes Cell Therapy Could Be A Game Changer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Research is edging us closer to a cure for type 1 diabetes, with encapsulated insulin producing cells that could last for years — ending daily injections

Over 400,000 in the UK alone live with type 1 diabetes, and daily injections are far from a ‘cure’ for the condition. Although these have saved millions worldwide, they’re inaccurate in comparison to the body’s own finely tuned insulin producing cells. This leads to progressive damage and complications.

The wonders of cell therapy

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Jan 27, 2016

These former Tesla employees defected to a new, top-secret rival

Posted by in categories: space travel, sustainability

Tesla new competitor is in town, they are paying top dollar for Tesla’s talent. Guess Musk should have backed off SpaceX, because his money making has serious competition.


Tesla has lost a lot of talent to this company.

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Jan 27, 2016

Rubik’s Cube Robot

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Watch this robot solve a Rubik’s Cube in about a second…

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Jan 27, 2016

A glove fitted with a gyroscope could help Parkinson’s patients stop shaking

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

No more spilled soup or coffee.

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Jan 27, 2016

There will be even more ‘Star Wars’ movies after ‘Episode IX’

Posted by in category: entertainment

Disney and Lucasfilm have more films beyond the next five in the works.

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Jan 26, 2016

Strange travel encounters: readers’ tips

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Dinner and a show with a Robot.


The most memorable moments in travel are often the most eccentric. From oil wrestling to staring contests, or being entertained over dinner by robots, our readers share their way-out memories.

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Jan 26, 2016

Solving hard quantum problems: Everything is connected

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

Researchers succeeded in calculating effects in ultra-cold atom clouds which can only be explained in terms of the quantum correlations between many atoms. Such atom clouds are known as Bose-Einstein condensates and are an active field of research.

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