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Feb 14, 2017

Scientists have found 114 new planets including a ‘super-Earth’ that could harbour life

Posted by in category: alien life

The findings suggest that there are many more planets out there waiting to be found – which might support alien life.

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Feb 14, 2017

You can now buy a car that flies through the air at 112 mph

Posted by in category: transportation

Meet the world’s first flying car.

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Feb 14, 2017

You can now build your own 3D printed bio-bots

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, bioengineering, robotics/AI

Yep; we know and we can even design them to make their own.

You could now 3D print your own tiny walking “bio-bots” powered by living muscle cells and controlled with electrical and light pulses, thanks to a new gennext robot ‘recipe’ developed by scientists.

This can result in exciting possibilities where these “systems could one day demonstrate complex behaviours including self-assembly, self-organisation, self-healing, and adaptation of composition and functionality to best suit their environment,” researchers said.

“The protocol teaches every step of building a bio-bot, from 3D printing the skeleton to tissue engineering the skeletal muscle actuator, including manufacturers and part numbers for every single thing we use in the lab,” said Ritu Raman, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the US.

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Feb 14, 2017

DIY-Bot: Scientists Share How to ‘Make Your Own’ New Generation Bio-Bots

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biological, robotics/AI

I see a Build a Bot Store Coming to replace those bear stores — lol.

Researchers can now create their own bots with a proven framework that uses 3D printing.

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Feb 14, 2017

20 Percent of Dark Web Sites Went Offline in Freedom Hosting II Hack

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Freedom Hosting II was hacked by a sole individual for hosting websites with child abuse content, taking down 20 percent of dark web sites.

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Feb 14, 2017

Ridership Economy: What Will *You* Be Doing In Your Self-Driving Car?

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

The driverless car is coming – but what will *you* being doing in your self-driving car? Robotic cars will give rise to a new ridership economy of on-the-go services and experiences.

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Feb 14, 2017

IARPA launches crowdsourcing research effort

Posted by in categories: law, neuroscience, policy

I believe we’re already doing this in other programs around SWARM Data Intelligence. Wish they would re-leverage other US Govt. programs and their work…

WASHINGTON. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has announced that it is embarking on a multiyear research effort to develop and test large-scale, structured collaboration methods to improve reasoning. If the project is successful, the Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation (known as “CREATE”) program will improve analysts’ and decisionmakers’ understanding of the evidence and assumptions that support or conflict with their conclusions.

The agency is confident that the knowledge gained through this project will improve its ability to provide accurate, timely, and well-supported analyses of the complex issues and questions facing the community.

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Feb 14, 2017

Berlin’s ‘Devil’s Mountain’: Built From Rubble, And Going to Waste

Posted by in category: futurism

One of the most historically resonant sites in Germany’s capital has been left in ruins.

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Feb 14, 2017

Could you fall in love with a robot?

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, robotics/AI, sex, transportation

A story and a question for Valentines — could you fall in love with a robot? Me? the answer is no as I get bored easily and like imagnative conversations; I would get bored after a while of a robot.

Many of us say we have relationships with our dogs, and some—still—with our childhood teddy-bear. Some might claim to have a relationship with their car. And others, although they might not admit it publicly, feel they have some sort of relationship with their sex-doll.

Are all these people deluded? Can we really have relationships with non-human beings?

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Feb 14, 2017

Scientists create fleshy ‘bio-bots’ made of living cells which can WALK when they detect light

Posted by in category: robotics/AI


SCIENTISTS have created flesh-like mini robots which can move when they detect light.

The fleet of walking “bio-bots” are powered using muscle cells and controlled using electrical and optical pulses.

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