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Speech Recognition Breakthrough for the Spoken, Translated Word

Chief Research Officer Rick Rashid demonstrates a speech recognition breakthrough via machine translation that converts his spoken English words into compute...

 

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MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time

MIT finger device reads to the blind in real time | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.
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Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.


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Surgeons Use 3D Printing to Remove Previously Inoperable Tumour From Child

Surgeons Use 3D Printing to Remove Previously Inoperable Tumour From Child | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Group of surgeons have used 3D-printed models to test out incredibly difficult tumour surgery.


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Researchers may have solved graphene’s production problems, cleared way for mass production

Researchers may have solved graphene’s production problems, cleared way for mass production | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
A new method of producing graphene could be the major breakthrough scientists are looking for. If the new method of producing the material on a thin polymer works at commercial scale, it could clear the way for mass production.


The potential for reproducing and adopting these graphene-like carbon nanosheets for other markets is what makes this story interesting. The team didn’t say what percent of the graphene was defect-free, but they do claim that this new manufacturing method is far simpler and less prone to failure than previous types of graphene production.


If this technique can be adapted to semiconductors or other types of solar cells, it could be far more useful than any marginal gain in organic solar cell efficiency.


According to Dr. Han Ik Joh at the Korean Institute for Science and Technology, graphene can be produced in a similar manner to carbon fiber — and while that’s hardly cheap, it’s still better than our current methods.


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The potential for reproducing and adopting these graphene-like carbon nanosheets for other markets is what makes this story interesting. The team didn’t say what percent of the graphene was defect-free, but they do claim that this new manufacturing method is far simpler and less prone to failure than previous types of graphene production.


If this technique can be adapted to semiconductors or other types of solar cells, it could be far more useful than any marginal gain in organic solar cell efficiency.


According to Dr. Han Ik Joh at the Korean Institute for Science and Technology, graphene can be produced in a similar manner to carbon fiber — and while that’s hardly cheap, it’s still better than our current methods.


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Kodomoroid and Otonaroid: Professor Ishiguro's new androids at Miraikan - YouTube

From June 25, Miraikan in Odaiba will present an exhibition showcasing the latest innovations in humanoid robotics. The exhibition features a number of robots, including Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro's newest androids.


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From June 25, Miraikan in Odaiba will present an exhibition showcasing the latest innovations in humanoid robotics. The exhibition features a number of robots, including Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro's newest androids.


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Here’s what space debris does to the Kevlar shielding protecting the International Space Station

Here’s what space debris does to the Kevlar shielding protecting the International Space Station | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
If you've seen Gravity, you'll have noticed how a single piece of space debris can cause a cascade of destruction -- the Kessler effect -- that makes the entirety of space completely uninhabitable to spacecraft? Well, in the photo above, you can see the exit hole created by a tiny piece of aluminium space debris in a piece of Kevlar shielding -- the same shielding that protects the manned modules of the International Space Station. Space debris is serious stuff.


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If you've seen Gravity, you'll have noticed how a single piece of space debris can cause a cascade of destruction -- the Kessler effect -- that makes the entirety of space completely uninhabitable to spacecraft? Well, in the photo above, you can see the exit hole created by a tiny piece of aluminium space debris in a piece of Kevlar shielding -- the same shielding that protects the manned modules of the International Space Station. Space debris is serious stuff.


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Régénération chez la salamandre : un secret biochimique a été découvert

Régénération chez la salamandre : un secret biochimique a été découvert | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Les chercheurs s'acharnent à percer les secrets de la régénération des membres chez la salamandre, dont les capacités en la matière sont exceptionnelles pour un vertébré. Dernier rebondissement en...
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Pepper spray and laser-armed drone receives first orders

Pepper spray and laser-armed drone receives first orders | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
A mining company has ordered 25 Desert Wolf Skunk unmanned aerial vehicles for breaking up riots with pepper spray and "blinding lasers."
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A mining company has ordered 25 Desert Wolf Skunk unmanned aerial vehicles for breaking up riots with pepper spray and "blinding lasers.


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The Ocean Cleanup, developing technologies to extract, prevent and intercept plastic pollution

The Ocean Cleanup, developing technologies to extract, prevent and intercept plastic pollution | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it

Help cleaning the oceans!

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Le robot open source Poppy présenté à François Hollande

Le robot open source Poppy présenté à François Hollande | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it

Cette semaine, Poppy l’humanoïde français fabriqué à partir d’éléments imprimés en 3D, a été présenté au Président de la République François Hollande à L’Elysée, dans le cadre d’un évènement FrenchTech pour soutenir le développement de l’économie du numérique. Poppy (présenté ici) est le premier robot humanoïde complet au monde à être la fois open-source et imprimé en 3D. Il est destiné principalement au monde de l’éducation, des FabLabs (associatifs ou dans les entreprises), des geeks et des artistes.


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Poppy (présenté ici) est le premier robot humanoïde complet au monde à être la fois open-source et imprimé en 3D. Il est destiné principalement au monde de l’éducation, des FabLabs (associatifs ou dans les entreprises), des geeks et des artistes.


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Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core - environment - 12 June 2014

Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core - environment - 12 June 2014 | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
A huge expanse of water trapped in a layer of the Earth's mantle could help explain the origin of our oceans
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A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth's surface. The finding could help explain where Earth's seas came from.


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Blind mole-rats are loaded with anticancer genes | Science News

Blind mole-rats are loaded with anticancer genes | Science News | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Genes of the long-lived blind mole-rat help explain how the animal evades cancer and why it has no eyes.
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Genes of the long-lived blind mole-rat help explain how the animal evades cancer and why it has no eyes.


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Cut Off Glassholes’ Wi-Fi With This Google Glass Detector | Privacy

Cut Off Glassholes’ Wi-Fi With This Google Glass Detector | Privacy | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it

Not a fan of Google Glass’s ability to turn ordinary humans into invisibly recording surveillance cyborgs? Now you can create your own “glasshole-free zone.”

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Not a fan of Google Glass’s ability to turn ordinary humans into invisibly recording surveillance cyborgs? Now you can create your own “glasshole-free zone.”


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Changer le sang et refroidir le corps à 10 degrés : cette solution pourrait sauver des vies

Changer le sang et refroidir le corps à 10 degrés : cette solution pourrait sauver des vies | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Des victimes de blessures par balles ou par arme blanche vont être refroidies de l'intérieur pour laisser le temps aux chirurgiens d'opérer. Une méthode qui pourrait sauver de nombreuses vies, et qui va être testée dans un hôpital de Pittsburgh (USA).


Le feu vert pour des essais sur des êtres humains a été donné par la US Food and Drug Administration, autorité américaine en charge du secteur médical.


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Le feu vert pour des essais sur des êtres humains a été donné par la US Food and Drug Administration, autorité américaine en charge du secteur médical.


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FDA approves first ever personal exoskeleton

FDA approves first ever personal exoskeleton | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
The ReWalk could help millions of people around the world walk again after being wheelchair-bound following spinal injuries. The $70,000 device has just been approved for sale in the US by the FDA.


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The ReWalk could help millions of people around the world walk again after being wheelchair-bound following spinal injuries. The $70,000 device has just been approved for sale in the US by the FDA.


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Neurobridge Turns Thoughts Into Movements - Science - YouTube

The dream of electrically bypassing spinal cord injuries to restore movement to paralysed limbs is becoming a reality. Thanks to technology developed by rese...
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Dépister le cancer du sein dix ans avant son apparition ? : Allodocteurs.fr

Dépister le cancer du sein dix ans avant son apparition ? : Allodocteurs.fr | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it

Des chercheurs ont annoncé avoir mis au point une prise de sang pour déterminer si une femme est à risque de développer un cancer du sein, dix ans avant qu'une tumeur n'apparaisse. Un test qui concernerait une grande majorité de cancers du sein.


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Des chercheurs ont annoncé avoir mis au point une prise de sang pour déterminer si une femme est à risque de développer un cancer du sein, dix ans avant qu'une tumeur n'apparaisse. Un test qui concernerait une grande majorité de cancers du sein.


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Retractable stair lift platform for disabled persons

Since the introduction of the DDA and subsequently the Equality Act, many buildings have struggled to provide a means of access to their property that is bar...
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Retractable stair lift platform for disabled persons is a MUST in any administration. A very good idea.

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How Your Bee-Friendly Garden May Actually Be Killing Bees | Science

How Your Bee-Friendly Garden May Actually Be Killing Bees | Science | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Even as they try to help the bees, people may inadvertently poison them by planting pesticide-laden plants purchased from big-box garden centers, suggests a new report.


More than half of ostensibly bee-friendly plants sampled at Home Depot, Lowe's and Walmart garden centers contained high levels of neonicotinoids, which are considered highly toxic to bees, butterflies and other insect pollinators.

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More than half of ostensibly bee-friendly plants sampled at Home Depot, Lowe's and Walmart garden centers contained high levels of neonicotinoids, which are considered highly toxic to bees, butterflies and other insect pollinators.


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NASA’s tiny 460GHz vacuum transistor that could one day replace silicon FETs | Nano Technology

NASA’s tiny 460GHz vacuum transistor that could one day replace silicon FETs | Nano Technology | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Way back in the salad days of digital computing (the 1940s and '50s), computers were made of vacuum tubes -- big, hot, clunky devices that, when you got right down to it, were essentially glorified light bulbs. This is why early computers like the ENIAC weighed more than 27 tons and consumed more power than a small town. Later, obviously, vacuum tubes would be replaced by probably the greatest invention of all time -- the solid-state transistor -- which would allow for the creation of smaller, faster, cheaper, and more reliable computers. Fast forward to 2014, though, and the humble CMOS field-effect transistor (FET) is starting to show its age. We've pretty much hit the limit on shrinking silicon transistors any further, and they can't operate at speeds much faster than a few gigahertz. Which is why NASA's Ames Research Center is going back to the future with its new vacuum transistor -- a nanometer-scale vacuum tube that, in early testing, has reached speeds of up to 460GHz.
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Bientôt des capteurs transparents dans l'écran d'un smartphone ?

Bientôt des capteurs transparents dans l'écran d'un smartphone ? | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Une équipe rassemblant des chercheurs de l'École Polytechnique de Montréal et du fabricant de verre antirayures Corning a réussi à intégrer des capteurs transparents dans un verre Gorilla,...
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Une équipe rassemblant des chercheurs de l'École Polytechnique de Montréal et du fabricant de verre antirayures Corning a réussi à intégrer des capteurs transparents dans un verre Gorilla,...


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The Ocean Cleanup: 7,25 millions de tonnes de plastique pourraient être récupérés en 5 ans.

The Ocean Cleanup: 7,25 millions de tonnes de plastique pourraient être récupérés en 5 ans. | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it

Au départ, on l’a pris pour un fou. Maintenant, on le traite de génie. Découvrez Boyan Slat.

Boyan Slat vient d'annoncer que son projet fou The Ocean Cleanup est viable. Découvrez comment un entonnoir géant peut nettoyer les océans du plastique.
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The Ocean Cleanup: 7,25 millions de tonnes de plastique pourraient être récupérés en 5 ans.


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New computer program aims to teach itself everything about anything

New computer program aims to teach itself everything about anything | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
Computer scientists from the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle have created the first fully automated computer program that teaches everything there is to know about any visual concept.


“The program learns to tightly couple rich sets of phrases with pixels in images. This means that it can recognize instances of specific concepts when it sees them.”


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Computer scientists from the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle have created the first fully automated computer program that teaches everything there is to know about any visual concept.


“The program learns to tightly couple rich sets of phrases with pixels in images. This means that it can recognize instances of specific concepts when it sees them.”



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NASA installs space laser on the ISS, uses it to transmit high-speed data back to Earth

NASA installs space laser on the ISS, uses it to transmit high-speed data back to Earth | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
NASA has successfully completed the first test of the International Space Station's new OPALS laser communications system. OPALS links the ISS to an observatory here on Earth at very high speeds (around 50 megabits per second), allowing for the real-time transmission of high-resolution video among other things. This is orders of magnitude faster than existing radio-based links, and is a significant step forward for future space exploration.
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NASA installs space laser on the ISS, uses it to transmit high-speed data back to Earth.


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En bref : des œufs fossiles dévoilent la vie grégaire des ptérosaures

En bref : des œufs fossiles dévoilent la vie grégaire des ptérosaures | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
En Chine, des chercheurs ont découvert cinq œufs remarquablement conservés, « en trois dimensions », dans une zone comprenant des dizaines de squelettes de ptérosaures datant du Crétacé....
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En Chine, des chercheurs ont découvert cinq œufs remarquablement conservés, « en trois dimensions », dans une zone comprenant des dizaines de squelettes de ptérosaures datant du Crétacé. Conclusion : ces maîtres du ciel nichaient en colonie.


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Scientists May Have Found A Way To Bring Back Memories Of Dementia Patients

Scientists May Have Found A Way To Bring Back Memories Of Dementia Patients | 21st Century Innovative Technologies and Developments as also discoveries, curiosity ( insolite)... | Scoop.it
"Since our work shows we can reverse the processes that weaken synapses, we could potentially counteract some of the beta amyloid's effects of Alzheimer's."




The scientists found they could then re-activate the lost memory by re-stimulating the same nerves with a memory-forming, high-frequency train of optical pulses.

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The scientists found they could then re-activate the lost memory by re-stimulating the same nerves with a memory-forming, high-frequency train of optical pulses.


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