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Oct 29, 2015

Nissan Speeds Ahead of Rivals With Plans for Driverless Car

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

Nissan says its autonomous car will be ready for sale to consumers by 2020.

Nissan Motor Co. is aggressively pushing forward with plans for a mostly autonomous car that will be ready for sale to consumers by 2020, putting it well ahead of its global competitors.

Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said the technology would be ready by the Japanese auto maker’s self-imposed deadline—though he wasn’t sure if it would be legal on any nation’s roads.

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Oct 29, 2015

Powerless refrigerator keeps food cold through evaporation

Posted by in categories: food, innovation

Students from Calgary win first prize at the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, for their invention of a electricity-free cooling unit.

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Oct 29, 2015

This Building Doesn’t Need A/C: The Building Itself Is An Air Conditioner — By Ben Schiller | Fast Company

Posted by in categories: architecture, business, energy

“This ingenious cooling system circulates cooled air in an endless loop—all without any electricity.”

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Oct 29, 2015

The iPhone 6S screen is so sensitive it can ‘weigh’ objects

Posted by in category: mobile phones

Someone created an app that can tell which objects are heavier using 3D Touch.

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Oct 29, 2015

Seagate ships 8TB drive for video

Posted by in category: electronics

Seagate has announced the availability of an 8TB hard disk drive designed for recording up to 64 video streams simultaneously while running 24/7.

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Oct 29, 2015

Speeding up the work of measurements

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

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Oct 29, 2015

Wifi Networks Can Now Identify Who You Are Through Walls

Posted by in categories: computing, internet, robotics/AI

Who needs a peep hole when a wifi network will do? Researchers from MIT have developed technology that uses wireless signals to see your silhouette through a wall—and it can even tell you apart from other people, too.

The team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab are no strangers to using wireless signals to see what’s happening on the other side of a wall. In 2013, they showed off software that could use variations in wifi signal to detect the presence of human motion from the other side of a wall. But in the last two years they’ve been busy developing the technique, and now they’ve unveiled the obvious — if slightly alarming — natural progression: they can use the wireless reflections bouncing off a human body to see the silhouette of a person standing behind a wall.

Not only that, the team’s technique, known is RF-Capture, is accurate enough to track the hand of a human and, with some repeated measurements, the system can even be trained to recognise different people based just on their wifi silhouette. The research, which is to be presented at SIGGRAPH Asia next month, was published this morning on the research group’s website.

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Oct 29, 2015

Warp Factor 11 — ships powered by BLACK HOLES to “outpace Enterprise”, say scientists

Posted by in categories: cosmology, energy, food, space travel

The novel its a bit older, but it‘s an incredible vision!

When Star Trek’s Scotty warns the Captain that the engines can’t “take it”, he might just be best off switching fuel — a new book claims that humanity could reach the stars using vast spacecraft harnessing the energy of black holes with the power to “eat planets”.

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Oct 28, 2015

Mystery bright spots could be first glimpse of another universe

Posted by in category: space

Light given off by hydrogen shortly after the big bang has left some unexplained bright patches in space. Are they evidence of bumping into another universe?

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Oct 28, 2015

Zola Jesus Wants To Change The World — By Sergio Kletnoy | Elle

Posted by in category: media & arts


““I would be in school and that’s when I would socialize with kids, but it wasn’t a huge part of my life. I had a very rich imagination and a rich inner life. There are 100 acres of forest. So from a very young age, I just learned how to entertain myself.””

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