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Jul 29, 2018

A 7th-Grader Built an Underwater Rover to Save Oceans From Microplastics

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The energetic pre-teen has the full support of Ann Fornof, Ph.D., a polymer scientist with Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, who is her assigned mentor and is advising Du over the summer on her ROV.

“What makes mentoring Anna so exciting is that she has all of the qualities — all of those essential ingredients — to be a great scientist,” Fornof explains to Inverse. “She is passionate about science and its potential to have a positive impact on society; she is curious about how things work and how she can utilize science to better our environment; and she works hard to make creative advancements and solve any problems that she encounters.”

Du, who loves the ocean and marine animals, is set on helping the natural world through her engineering. With her infrared ROV, says Fornoff, Du is “looking with a different lens at a substantial challenge that many scientists and engineers would like to address.”

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Jul 29, 2018

Why China’s premier used hit movie ‘Dying to Survive’ to push for cheaper cancer drugs

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, entertainment

Billed as the Chinese answer to Dallas Buyers Club, the tear-jerking film Dying to Survive last week became Premier Li Keqiang’s new rallying cry for speeding up price cuts for cancer medications. It is an issue of such complexity that he has held two cabinet meetings about it in the past three months.

Li Keqiang has been trying to speed up price cuts for life-saving medication for months, and it’s a boon that the box-office hit has generated widespread awareness.

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Jul 28, 2018

Norway Charges Ahead

Posted by in category: transportation

Norway is charging ahead of the U.S., on track to phase out all diesel and gas cars by 2025. What’s holding America back? #WeCanSolveThis #YEARSproject

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Jul 28, 2018

Putin’s robo-nauts ‘to be in space by 2019’

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

Russia is planning to blast two robot astronauts into space to work on the international space station.

Scientists have developed the advanced machines, named FEDOR, to conduct rescues — even though they have recently been recently trained to use firearms.

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Jul 28, 2018

Robots Can’t Hold Stuff Very Well, But You Can Help

Posted by in categories: employment, government, habitats, robotics/AI

Humanoid Robot torsos, legs, and arms are about where they need to be. But the robot hands are not quite where they need to be yet if we really want them to take all the jobs. The government is dumping a lot of money into robotic hand’s for amputees, which i’m sure they plan to eventually put on the humanoid robots, but it should be pushed along faster.

Imagine, for a moment, the simple act of picking up a playing card from a table. You have a couple of options: Maybe you jam your fingernail under it for leverage, or drag it over the edge of the table.

Now imagine a robot trying to do the same thing. Tricky: Most robots don’t have fingernails, or friction-facilitating fingerpads that perfectly mimic ours. So many of these delicate manipulations continue to escape robotic control. But engineers are making steady progress in getting the machines to manipulate our world. And now, you can help them from the comfort of your own home.

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Jul 28, 2018

Disrupting death: Tech’s next big thing is immortality

Posted by in categories: life extension, robotics/AI

Can technology help us achieve near-everlasting life?

Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and beyond are attempting to disrupt what has long been seen as one of the only inevitabilities of life: death.

Computer scientists and artificial intelligence specialists are developing programs that allow people to theoretically avoid death, opening the door to near-everlasting life as well as a myriad of ethical and philosophical questions.

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Jul 28, 2018

How AI could end up writing novels in the next 10 years

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Here’s how AI could end up writing novels in the next 10 years, according to a computer scientist.

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Jul 28, 2018

The Human Advantage Over AI — Artificial Intelligence

Posted by in categories: biological, mobile phones, robotics/AI

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“Artificial Intelligence is not just a large part of a technological revolution, it’s a major part of a human evolution of going beyond the limits of an environmentally programmed human biological operating system.”

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Jul 28, 2018

AI & Technology Taking Over White Collar Jobs

Posted by in categories: economics, employment, health, robotics/AI

This podcast is from my article called, The U.S. Economy is Built on a Foundation of Sand.

While many Economists, are saying that the U.S. economy looks great and has a forward momentum, I’m going to take a different tone. Not a pessimistic tone but a realistic view based upon facts and my futurist intuitive insight.

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Jul 28, 2018

Robots Can’t Make Us Safer Until We Figure Out The Division Of Labor

Posted by in categories: genetics, robotics/AI, transportation

The risk of serious accidents will persist whenever people and machines share responsibility for safety.

An Uber “safety driver” takes journalists on a drive through the streets of downtown Pittsburgh in an automonous vehicle in September of 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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