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Oct 11, 2017

Friend of mine messaged me this Bitcoin ATM being installed in Hong Kong. #btc

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Oct 11, 2017

Oculus Announces $199 Standalone VR Headset

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Oct 11, 2017

A Robot Can Print This $32,000 House in as Little as 8 Hours

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, habitats, robotics/AI, solar power, sustainability

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and expensive. Numerous homebuilders have chosen to automate part of the construction (i.e., by printing the home’s parts) instead.

A new Ukrainian homebuilding startup called PassivDom uses a 3D printing robot that can print parts for tiny houses. The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of PassivDom’s 380-square-foot model in about eight hours. The windows, doors, plumbing, and electrical systems are then added by a human worker.

When complete, the homes are autonomous and mobile, meaning they don’t need to connect to external electrical and plumbing systems. Solar energy is stored in a battery connected to the houses, and water is collected and filtered from humidity in the air (or you can pour water into the system yourself). The houses also feature an independent sewage system.

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Oct 11, 2017

Chong Liu one-ups plant photosynthesis

Posted by in category: energy

Chong Liu mixes bacteria and inorganics into systems that can generate clean energy better than a leaf.

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Oct 11, 2017

Facebook Testing Facial Recognition Account Recovery

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Your face is your password, but will this become a mainstream feature for the social network?

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Oct 11, 2017

Riding Motorcycle on Water

Posted by in category: transportation

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Oct 11, 2017

With Heavy Vehicles, Self-Driving Is Old Hat

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI

Autonomous driving technologies are already established in mining and agriculture thanks to companies such as Caterpillar and John Deere.

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Oct 11, 2017

Modifying Your Own Genes Is Just An Injection Away–If You’re Feeling Lucky

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Biohacker Josiah Zayner wants to create a world where anyone is free and able to experiment on their own DNA.

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Oct 11, 2017

This automated CPR chest band could save lives in remote places

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

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Oct 11, 2017

Immortality is the new IT: Tech moguls chase longevity

Posted by in category: life extension

They made their money by harnessing tech to transform life. Now, they want to use their wealth to extend the limits of life. Longevity is the new frontier for these Silicon Valley barons and they hope to again do what they do best, transform life as we know it and make a killing off it.

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