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Sep 2, 2018

The Ocean Cleanup

Posted by in category: materials

The ocean cleanup starts in 5 days.


Develops advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Full-scale deployment will remove 50% of the North Pacific gyre debris in 5 years.

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Sep 2, 2018

Activists urge killer robot ban ‘before it is too late’

Posted by in categories: geopolitics, robotics/AI, treaties

Countries should quickly agree a treaty banning the use of so-called killer robots “before it is too late”, activists said Monday as talks on the issue resumed at the UN.

They say time is running out before weapons are deployed that use lethal force without a human making the final kill-order and have criticised the UN body hosting the talks—the Convention of Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)—for moving too slowly.

“Killer robots are no longer the stuff of science fiction,” Rasha Abdul Rahim, Amnesty International’s advisor on artificial intelligence and human rights, said in a statement.

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Sep 2, 2018

New therapy spurs nerve fibers to regrow through scar tissue, transmit signals after spinal cord injury in rodents

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Findings from the UCLA study could lead to new treatments for patients.

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Sep 2, 2018

California Moves to Require 100% Clean Electricity by 2045

Posted by in category: sustainability

It’s the state’s biggest step yet in the fight against global warming.

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Sep 2, 2018

The Potential of Deep Learning Technology to Transform Health Care

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, robotics/AI

In this Viewpoint, Geoffrey Hinton of Google’s Brain Team discusses the basics of neural networks: their underlying data structures, how they can be trained and combined to process complex health data sets, and future prospects for harnessing their unsupervised learning to clinical challenges.

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Sep 2, 2018

Watch this new printer shoot droplets with 100 times Earth’s gravitational force

Posted by in category: futurism

Sound waves rip droplets from a nozzle, “like picking apples from a tree.”

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Sep 2, 2018

Advanced Artificial Intelligence Could Run The World Better Than Humans Ever Could

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Humanity is terrible at planning for the distant future. If we build advanced artificial intelligence, it might save us from ourselves.

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Sep 2, 2018

Singapore has the Best Airport in the World

Posted by in category: transportation

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Singapore’s Changi Airport is the world’s best airport. ✈️.

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Sep 2, 2018

Watch This Robot Spider Come to Life

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

This robot spider could one day be used in medical procedures.

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Sep 2, 2018

Neuralink: How The Human Brain Will Download Directly From a Computer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

As an immediate application, Neural Lace could potentially help patients suffering from brain injuries and certain illnesses. However, the utimate goal and mission of Neuralink are to successfully merge the human brain with machine, fusing human intelligence with Artificial Intelligence. As a result, this is expected to bring humanity up to a higher level of cognitive reasoning.

Neural Lace: How it works

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