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Oct 2, 2022

MIT’s Mini Cheetah robot runs faster than ever

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

A new method allows MIT’s Mini Cheetah to learn how to run fast and adapt to walking on challenging terrain. This learning-based method outperforms previous human-designed methods and allowed the Mini Cheetah to set a record for speed.
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The work was supported by DARPA Machine Common Sense Program, Naver Labs, MIT Biomimetic Robotics Lab, and the NSF AI Institute of AI and Fundamental Interactions. The research was conducted at the Improbable AI Lab.

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Oct 2, 2022

Giant “Super Neurons” Discovered in SuperAger Brains

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Post-mortem brains of SuperAgers reveal significantly larger neurons in memory region. SuperAger neurons are even larger than those in individuals 20 to 30 years younger These neurons do not have tau tangles that are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s Larger neurons in the brain’s memory region.

Oct 2, 2022

This 100% solar community endured Hurricane Ian with no loss of power and minimal damage

Posted by in categories: climatology, habitats, internet, solar power, sustainability

The streets in this meticulously planned neighborhood were designed to flood so houses don’t. Native landscaping along roads helps control storm water. Power and internet lines are buried to avoid wind damage. This is all in addition to being built to Florida’s robust building codes.

Some residents, like Grande, installed more solar panels on their roofs and added battery systems as an extra layer of protection from power outages. Many drive electric vehicles, taking full advantage of solar energy in the Sunshine State.

Climate resiliency was built into the fabric of the town with stronger storms in mind.

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Oct 2, 2022

Gitaplus cargo-carrying robot is about double the size of the original gitamini robot » Gadget Flow

Posted by in categories: business, media & arts, mobile phones, robotics/AI

Let your cargo follow you while you travel comfortably with the gita plus cargo carrying robot. Double the size of the gita mini robot, this robot comes with pedestrian etiquette. In fact, this robot is perfect for families who need larger cargo space, business owners, or anyone who wants an extra set of hands. The sleek design looks unique and one of a kind. In fact, this robot also has a built-in speaker. It allows you to use the mygita app to stream music from your smartphone. With the help of cameras and radar technology, this robot can see its surroundings and pair with its user. In fact, it takes just one tap for the gita plus to pair to you. It stands and self-balances, braking automatically when needed and adjusting its speed to keep pace along the way.

Oct 2, 2022

The CIA Just Invested in Woolly Mammoth Resurrection Technology

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Oct 2, 2022

This machete is controlled by a plant yielding a robot arm

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

What does this mean for the field of robotics?

Some inventions are so strange they simply cannot help but catch the eye. Such is the case with David Bowen’s plant machete, first reported by designboom.

Robotics have come a long way as this project of an arm being controlled by the electric noises produced by a plant. Could this application be scaled up to allow for brain-controlled movement?

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Oct 2, 2022

Humanity’s future beyond Earth: Multiplanetary or Islands in Space?

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

Is the future of humanity in space or on multiple planets?

You can’t build massive space habitats without harvesting resources from nearby asteroids. The resources of the Moon and asteroids are needed to create their proposed habitats.

The prospects for colonization of other planetary surfaces are unappealing.

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Oct 2, 2022

No, Bruce Willis did not sell his face to deepfake firm Deepcake

Posted by in category: futurism

He did do a deepfake commercial last year.

A spokesperson for Bruce Willis has come forward and told the BBC

In addition, a representative of Deepcake added that currently, only Willis had the rights to his face.

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Oct 2, 2022

Man sells 3D-printed firearms to a buyback program for $21,000

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The man printed 110 firearms.

An upstate New York man told New York’s WKTV.

“I 3D-printed a bunch of lower receivers and frames for different kinds of firearms,” Kem told WKTV. “And he sees the tote and says, ‘how many firearms do you have?’ And I said, ‘110.’”

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Oct 2, 2022

This superyacht design features a 100-year-old technology to sail sustainably

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

The tech is called Flettner Rotors.

A multidisciplinary design company called 3deluxe has revealed a new low carbon-emission superyacht concept called FY.01. The company made the superyacht design public on Friday, and it is sure to wow thanks to its eco-credentials, aesthetics, and usage of cutting-edge technology.

Flettner Rotors were developed over 100 years ago and use rotating vertical pipes to transform wind energy into a highly efficient transversal force. The technology relies on an effect referred to as the Magnus force and it has seen a powerful revival over the years due to the availability of new materials that make it more efficient and viable.

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