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Apr 28, 2016

Trump acknowledges the power of 3D Printing

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, geopolitics, military, policy, robotics/AI

Don’t kill the messanger; I’m just sharing.

Yesterday Trump acknowledged the power of technology to help the USA in his future plans.

In a major foreign policy speech, yesterday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said the U.S. needs to make better use of “3D printing, artificial intelligence, and cyberwarfare.”

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Apr 28, 2016

World Bank Urges Caution in Deep Sea Mining in the Pacific

Posted by in category: governance


A New World Bank Report Recommends That Pacific Island Countries Supporting or Considering Deep Sea Mining Activities Proceed with a High Degree of Caution to Avoid Irreversible Damage to the Ecosystem, and Ensure That Appropriate Social and Environmental Safeguards Are in Place As Part of Strong Governance Arrangements for This Emerging Industry.

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Apr 28, 2016

SLANTRANGE Secures $5M to Scale Sensor and Analytics Technology for Agricultural Drones

Posted by in categories: business, drones, electronics, food


SAN DIEGO, Calif.—()— SLANTRANGE, pioneers of a smarter approach to aerial remote sensing and analytics for agriculture, today announced its $5 million Series A equity financing from a consortium of investors led by The Investor Group, a leading San Diego based investment firm. The funding will accelerate the development and scaling of SLANTRANGE’s proprietary drone sensor and analytics technology to help farmers improve operations amid a rapidly transforming business landscape.

“Farmers are continually seeking ways to improve crop yields with minimal risk. Drones offer an exciting solution, but historically haven’t been built for the precise needs of the agriculture industry,” said Mike Ritter, CEO of SLANTRANGE. “SLANTRANGE delivers on the promise of drones with an intelligence system that combines hardware and software to bring farmers crop information they need to make better operational decisions. This investment enables us to scale our technology and team to meet the soaring demand we’re seeing from the agricultural community in the United States and beyond.”

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Apr 28, 2016

The co-founder of Atari is making video games again

Posted by in category: entertainment

An industry legend returns.

Nolan Bushnell partners with a Dutch mobile publisher to develop ideas he’s been sitting on for over a decade.

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Apr 28, 2016

Technology moving too fast for governments to keep up, says former DARPA chief

Posted by in categories: drones, encryption, government, internet, military, satellites

Hmmm; I guess the government needs to change its mode of operations. I believe that everyone has been saying this for a while now.

Technology companies are moving too fast for governments to keep up, according to a former chief of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Kaigham (Ken) Gabriel was acting director of DARPA and the man behind drone technology and global positioning satellites, as well as the military’s top secret, high-tech operation responsible for inventing the forerunner to the internet, Arpanet.

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Apr 28, 2016

Unzipping The Quantum-Classical Boundary

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

More highlights around the correlation of Data Compression and Quantum Entanglement. I do believe as we move forward with Quantum Computing (QC) that we will discover many other correlations and re-usage of existing technology principles with Quantum Computing.

Does this data belong in the classical or the quantum world? Run it through a zip compression program to find out!

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Apr 28, 2016

Elon Musk’s $1 billion AI company launches a ‘gym’ where developers train their computers

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

The OpenAI Gym includes a number of games and challenges for AIs to try and master.

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Apr 28, 2016

DNA used to build the world’s smallest thermometer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

DNA used in a thermometer.

A thermometer 20,000-times smaller than a human hair has been developed by researchers using DNA that is capable of measuring temperatures within living cells.

The thermometer, unveiled this week in the journal Nano Letters, was built by scientists at the University of Montreal and is expected to improve human understanding of nanotechnologies.

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Apr 28, 2016

Molecular architects: how scientists design new materials

Posted by in categories: habitats, materials

When Thomas Edison wanted a filament for his light bulb, he scoured the globe collecting thousands of candidates before settling on bamboo. (It was years before people were able to make tungsten work properly.) That’s our traditional way of getting materials. We picked up stones for axes, chopped wood for housing and carved tools out of bone.

Nano-architects design materials that can work together at very tiny scales, like these interlocking gears made of carbon tubes and benzene molecules. NASA

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Apr 28, 2016

Now, a brain map to help decode inner thoughts

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience


New York: Scientists have built a “semantic atlas” or a brain map that identifies areas that respond to words having similar meanings. The finding can help give voice to those who cannot speak such as victims of stroke, brain damage or motor neuron diseases.

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