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U.S. government agencies are still using Windows 3.1, floppy disks and 1970s computers

U.S. government agencies are still using Windows 3.1, floppy disks and 1970s computers | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Some U.S. government agencies are using IT systems running Windows 3.1, the decades-old COBOL and Fortran programming languages, or computers from the 1970s.

A backup nuclear control messaging system at the U.S. Department of Defense runs on an IBM Series 1 computer, first introduced in 1976, and uses eight-inch floppy disks, while the Internal Revenue Service's master file of taxpayer data is written in assembly language code that's more than five decades old, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Some agencies are still running Windows 3.1, first released in 1992, as well as the newer but unsupported Windows XP, Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, noted during a Wednesday hearing on outdated government IT systems.

The government is spending more than US$80 billion a year on IT, and "it largely doesn't work," Chaffetz said during a House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. "The federal government is years, and sometimes decades, behind the private sector."

 

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Some U.S. government agencies are using IT systems running Windows 3.1, the decades-old COBOL and Fortran programming languages, or computers from the 1970s.

A backup nuclear control messaging system at the U.S. Department of Defense runs on an IBM Series 1 computer, first introduced in 1976, and uses eight-inch floppy disks, while the Internal Revenue Service's master file of taxpayer data is written in assembly language code that's more than five decades old, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Some agencies are still running Windows 3.1, first released in 1992, as well as the newer but unsupported Windows XP, Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, noted during a Wednesday hearing on outdated government IT systems.

The government is spending more than US$80 billion a year on IT, and "it largely doesn't work," Chaffetz said during a House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. "The federal government is years, and sometimes decades, behind the private sector."

 

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Robotik: Harvard-Forscher entwickeln Roboschmetterling | #Robotics #video

Robotik: Harvard-Forscher entwickeln Roboschmetterling | #Robotics #video | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Harvard-Forscher entwickeln Roboschmetterling
Ein fliegender Versuchsstand in Miniaturausführung: US-Forscher haben einen Miniroboter entwickelt, der wie ein Insekt fliegt.
Einen Ultraleichtroboter haben Forscher der Harvard Universität entwickelt: Der Roboter wiegt nur wenige Gramm und ist als Versuchsplattform für Flugexperimente gedacht.

 

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Harvard-Forscher entwickeln Roboschmetterling
Ein fliegender Versuchsstand in Miniaturausführung: US-Forscher haben einen Miniroboter entwickelt, der wie ein Insekt fliegt.
Einen Ultraleichtroboter haben Forscher der Harvard Universität entwickelt: Der Roboter wiegt nur wenige Gramm und ist als Versuchsplattform für Flugexperimente gedacht.

 

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Duo und Allo: Google attackiert Skype und Whatsapp | #Apps #Chat #Video #EdTech

Duo und Allo: Google attackiert Skype und Whatsapp | #Apps #Chat #Video #EdTech | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Videotelefonate mit Skype und Messaging mit Whatsapp - diese Gewohnheiten will Google brechen und hat auf der Google I/O zwei neue Apps vorgestellt: Allo und Duo. Allo ist ein Messenger mit künstlicher Intelligenz gekoppelt, Duo eine App für Videotelefonate.
Allo soll das neue Whatsapp werden - das ist das Ziel von Google. Es ist mit dem neu vorgestellen Google Assistant gekoppelt und verfügt so über künstliche Intelligenz. Allo erlaubt eine Ende-zu-Ende-Verschlüsselung, um eine sichere Kommunikation zu gewährleisten.

 

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Videotelefonate mit Skype und Messaging mit Whatsapp - diese Gewohnheiten will Google brechen und hat auf der Google I/O zwei neue Apps vorgestellt: Allo und Duo. Allo ist ein Messenger mit künstlicher Intelligenz gekoppelt, Duo eine App für Videotelefonate.
Allo soll das neue Whatsapp werden - das ist das Ziel von Google. Es ist mit dem neu vorgestellen Google Assistant gekoppelt und verfügt so über künstliche Intelligenz. Allo erlaubt eine Ende-zu-Ende-Verschlüsselung, um eine sichere Kommunikation zu gewährleisten.

 

 

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La Niña Is Kicking El Niño's Ass | #Climate #ClimateChange 

La Niña Is Kicking El Niño's Ass | #Climate #ClimateChange  | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Move over, El Niño. You may be the strongest such climate pattern humans have ever recorded, and you may have given California crabs this week, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration can see right through you, and you’re losing ground.

That’s right: the El Niño phenomenon that fueled endless weird weather, hot months, and Chris Farley jokes this past year is on the downswing. And if the latest NOAA data is any indicator, La Niña is liquored up and ready to rage. The Hot Blob that’s been cooling its heels over the Pacific for the past year—a constant reminder that we’re in the steamy clutches of a monster El Niño—is now being undercut by a deeper pool of colder water.

 

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Move over, El Niño. You may be the strongest such climate pattern humans have ever recorded, and you may have given California crabs this week, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration can see right through you, and you’re losing ground.

That’s right: the El Niño phenomenon that fueled endless weird weather, hot months, and Chris Farley jokes this past year is on the downswing. And if the latest NOAA data is any indicator, La Niña is liquored up and ready to rage. The Hot Blob that’s been cooling its heels over the Pacific for the past year—a constant reminder that we’re in the steamy clutches of a monster El Niño—is now being undercut by a deeper pool of colder water.

 

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MIT researchers invented an origami robot that will unfold in your stomach

MIT researchers invented an origami robot that will unfold in your stomach | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it

Researchers have invented an origami robot that, true to its name, unfolds in your stomach.


If that sounds gross to you, that's because it totally is, but it could be a game-changer in the medical community due to its ability to remove batteries from the human body, according to a paper recently presented at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

 

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Researchers have invented an origami robot that, true to its name, unfolds in your stomach.


If that sounds gross to you, that's because it totally is, but it could be a game-changer in the medical community due to its ability to remove batteries from the human body, according to a paper recently presented at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

 

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DOGO™ : Tactical Combat Robot by General Robotics Ltd. - Full Clip

The DOGO Robot is a light robot, armed with a 9 mm Glock pistol. It is your robotic "watch dog" at the field. The DOGO Robot provides your team with live...

 

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The DOGO Robot is a light robot, armed with a 9 mm Glock pistol. It is your robotic "watch dog" at the field. The DOGO Robot provides your team with live...

 

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Who wields the knife? | #Robotics #Surgery #Medicine #Research 

Who wields the knife? | #Robotics #Surgery #Medicine #Research  | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
THEY don’t drink, they don’t get tired and they don’t go on strike. To hospital managers, the idea of robots operating on patients without human intervention is an attractive one. To patients, though, the crucial question is, “are they better than human surgeons?” Surgery is messy and complicated. A routine operation can become life-threatening in minutes.

Such considerations have meant that the role of robots in operating theatres has been limited until now to being little more than motorised, precision tools for surgeons to deploy—a far cry from the smart surgical pods and “med-bays” of science fiction. But a paper published this week in Science Translational Medicine, by Peter Kim of the Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC, and his colleagues, brings the idea of real robot surgeons, operating under only the lightest of human supervision, a step closer. Though not yet let loose on people, it has successfully stitched up the intestines of piglets.

 

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THEY don’t drink, they don’t get tired and they don’t go on strike. To hospital managers, the idea of robots operating on patients without human intervention is an attractive one. To patients, though, the crucial question is, “are they better than human surgeons?” Surgery is messy and complicated. A routine operation can become life-threatening in minutes.

Such considerations have meant that the role of robots in operating theatres has been limited until now to being little more than motorised, precision tools for surgeons to deploy—a far cry from the smart surgical pods and “med-bays” of science fiction. But a paper published this week in Science Translational Medicine, by Peter Kim of the Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC, and his colleagues, brings the idea of real robot surgeons, operating under only the lightest of human supervision, a step closer. Though not yet let loose on people, it has successfully stitched up the intestines of piglets.

 

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Hover is a book-shaped selfie drone you just unfold and toss in the air

Hover is a book-shaped selfie drone you just unfold and toss in the air | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
The Hover is the latest in autonomous flying cameras, using computer vision technologies to function as a personal cameraman.

 

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The Hover is the latest in autonomous flying cameras, using computer vision technologies to function as a personal cameraman.

 

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Forscher glauben ein Mittel gegen alle Allergien gefunden zu haben | #Research #Nano #Allergy #Allergies

Forscher glauben ein Mittel gegen alle Allergien gefunden zu haben | #Research #Nano #Allergy #Allergies | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Stellt euch vor, es gibt eine Methode, mit der man alle Allergien – sei es gegen Pollen, Nüssen oder Heuschnupfen – bekämpfen kann.

 

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Stellt euch vor, es gibt eine Methode, mit der man alle Allergien – sei es gegen Pollen, Nüssen oder Heuschnupfen – bekämpfen kann.

 

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​Engineering breakthrough may lead to batteries that never die | #Research #Technology #Nano 

​Engineering breakthrough may lead to batteries that never die | #Research #Technology #Nano  | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
University of California, Irvine researchers recently invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged not hundreds of times but hundreds of thousands of times. Dare we say it? These batteries might last practically forever.

 

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University of California, Irvine researchers recently invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged not hundreds of times but hundreds of thousands of times. Dare we say it? These batteries might last practically forever.

 

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For the first time ever, a human with paralysis can move his hands again | #Research 

For the first time ever, a human with paralysis can move his hands again | #Research  | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Behind the groundbreaking tech that changed a 24-year-old quadriplegic's life.

 

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Behind the groundbreaking tech that changed a 24-year-old quadriplegic's life.

 

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Scoop it Blog on: For the first time ever, a human with paralysis can move his hand againDate: April 14Link:My summary: this article was about how a guy who suffers with paralysis in his hands is given the chance to move his hands again with help of technology that takes signals from his brain to his Muscles in his hands and arms so that they can move and function like they used to. It also says that this new technology may not be distributed to the public for a very long time Because it's still being tested. There has been only 1 person to use it so far and it's been successful for almost 2 years. I think that this new technology for helping paralysis is a good idea Because it can help people who are trying to get back to work and it would allow them to carry on with their life without struggles that paralysis has. It would be a great idea to bring this to the public so they can have their opinions as well and have better ideas that can go with it so it can advance even more. It may be hard to get it going, like it said In the article because so far only one person has successfully used it, but once it's released I'm sure it will bring huge benefits to those who need it and people who want to bring new ideas.
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Thursday, April 14th BY CHELSEA HARVEY This article is about a man who had paralysis from a swimming accident. He was the first man to test the new technology and he cured his hand, he is able to move them again. I think this was a really interesting article and it's amazing how they found the technology to cure his hand and hopefully cure the rest of the people with paralysis and keep making miracles happen.
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Festo-Drohne schluckt Gegenstände, liefert sie in die Hand | #Drones #Innovation

Das österreichische Robotik-Unternehmen Festo hat mit FreeMotionHandling eine Indoor-Drohne vorgestellt, die Objekte für den Transport in ihr Inneres saugt.

 

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Das österreichische Robotik-Unternehmen Festo hat mit FreeMotionHandling eine Indoor-Drohne vorgestellt, die Objekte für den Transport in ihr Inneres saugt.

 

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3D printing BioPen lets surgeons draw with stem cells | #Research #Medicine 

3D printing BioPen lets surgeons draw with stem cells | #Research #Medicine  | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Doctors perform hundreds of thousands of knee surgeries every year, often to replace damaged or worn cartilage. The techniques for performing these surgeries today may be about to change, thanks to new research. 

In the not-too-distant future, orthopedic surgeons may simply draw new cartilage inside your knee, using a 3D printing, stem-cell-extruding device called the "BioPen."

SEE ALSO: Should we 3D print a new Palmyra? Here's what it means to recreate a city destroyed by ISIS.

The device is still in the research and development stage and not yet approved for medical use, but it's an example of how 3D printing technologies may usher in new ways of treating common human ailments.

In a study published last month in the journal Biofabrication, scientists from the Australian Research Council’s Center of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) detailed experiments with their custom-built, 3D printing pen, known as the BioPen, a device they’ve been working for almost three years. 

Its new capability, though, is what they're calling a breakthrough: the ability to effectively print viable human stem cells into damaged joints to regrow cartilage.

The pen was developed by Peter Choong, director of orthopedic

 

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Doctors perform hundreds of thousands of knee surgeries every year, often to replace damaged or worn cartilage. The techniques for performing these surgeries today may be about to change, thanks to new research. 

In the not-too-distant future, orthopedic surgeons may simply draw new cartilage inside your knee, using a 3D printing, stem-cell-extruding device called the "BioPen."

SEE ALSO: Should we 3D print a new Palmyra? Here's what it means to recreate a city destroyed by ISIS.

The device is still in the research and development stage and not yet approved for medical use, but it's an example of how 3D printing technologies may usher in new ways of treating common human ailments.

In a study published last month in the journal Biofabrication, scientists from the Australian Research Council’s Center of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) detailed experiments with their custom-built, 3D printing pen, known as the BioPen, a device they’ve been working for almost three years. 

Its new capability, though, is what they're calling a breakthrough: the ability to effectively print viable human stem cells into damaged joints to regrow cartilage.

The pen was developed by Peter Choong, director of orthopedic

 

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