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U.S. military wants to teach robots how to make moral and ethical decisions | Impact Lab

U.S. military wants to teach robots how to make moral and ethical decisions | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
How do you code something as abstract as moral logic into a bunch of transistors? Are robots capable of moral or ethical reasoning, knowing right from
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FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Launching the Whole Earth Genealogy Project

FuturistSpeaker.com – A Study of Future Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Launching the Whole Earth Genealogy Project | leapmind | Scoop.it
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Welcome To Intelligence Matters

Welcome To Intelligence Matters | leapmind | Scoop.it
By Ben Lorica Editor’s note: this post was co-authored by Ben Lorica and Roger Magoulas Today we’re kicking off Intelligence Matters (IM), a new series exploring current issues in artificial intelligence, including the connection between artificial...
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UPower's Truck-Size Nuclear Power Plant - IEEE Spectrum

UPower's Truck-Size Nuclear Power Plant - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
UPower Technologies thinks mini-nuclear reactors could power remote locations cheaper than diesel generators
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Solar thermophotovoltaic device has potential to tap the sun’s energy through heat as well as light | Impact Lab

Solar thermophotovoltaic device has potential to tap the sun’s energy through heat as well as light | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
A nanophotonic solar thermophotovoltaic device. Traditional photovoltaic solar cells have an inherent limit on the efficiency at which they can convert
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Luna Wash cleans dirty clothes right in the hamper | Impact Lab

Luna Wash cleans dirty clothes right in the hamper | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
Luna Wash It doesn't matter if you live in a sprawling mansion or a tiny apartment, one thing is for sure, you know laundry day will be a long and laborious
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The Emerging Science of Superspreaders (And How to Tell If You're One Of Them) | MIT Technology Review

The Emerging Science of Superspreaders (And How to Tell If You're One Of Them) | MIT Technology Review | leapmind | Scoop.it
Nobody has figured out how to spot the most influential spreaders of information in a real-world network. Now that looks set to change with important implications, not least for the superspreaders themselves.
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Google’s Self-Driving Car Project Is A World’s Fair Fantasy Turned City Street Reality | TechCrunch

Google’s Self-Driving Car Project Is A World’s Fair Fantasy Turned City Street Reality | TechCrunch | leapmind | Scoop.it
Google has made a lot of progress on its self-driving car project in the past few years, and just this week it began ferrying journalists around Mountain View..
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Ordered carbon-nanotube design may increase conductivity of solar cells by 100 million times | KurzweilAI

Ordered carbon-nanotube design may increase conductivity of solar cells by 100 million times | KurzweilAI | leapmind | Scoop.it
Structured single-wall carbon nanotube-based networks optimized for higher-conductivity and lower-cost solar cells (credit: Umeå University) Controlled
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A Venture Capital Firm Just Named An Algorithm To Its Board Of Directors — Here's What It Actually Does

A Venture Capital Firm Just Named An Algorithm To Its Board Of Directors — Here's What It Actually Does | leapmind | Scoop.it
Now robots are picking which companies to invest in.
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If Your Food Was Genetically Modified, Would You Want to Know?

If Your Food Was Genetically Modified, Would You Want to Know? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Across the country, an aggressive grassroots movement is winning support with its demands for GMO labeling. If only it had science on its side.
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The Next Big Thing You Missed: One Day, You’ll Google the Physical World With a Scanner Like This | Business | WIRED

The Next Big Thing You Missed: One Day, You’ll Google the Physical World With a Scanner Like This | Business | WIRED | leapmind | Scoop.it
There are few technologies as comprehensive as Google. A simple search can tell you more than you ever wanted to know about the world around you. But the world's largest search engine, robust as it may be, has its shortcomings.
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Russia will cut off US access to the International Space Station over Ukraine sanctions

Russia will cut off US access to the International Space Station over Ukraine sanctions | leapmind | Scoop.it
Russia has rejected a US request to use the International Space Station after 2020 in retaliation for trade sanctions imposed over Russia's aggressive annexation of Crimea, its deputy prime...
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Oculus Rift user transplants his whole body into VR using three Kinects

Oculus Rift user transplants his whole body into VR using three Kinects | leapmind | Scoop.it
So, not every indie developer abandoned Oculus VR after the Facebook take-over. 3D video expert Oliver Kreylos is one of those who stuck around, and
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Panasonic Revives Hospital Delivery Robot - IEEE Spectrum

Panasonic Revives Hospital Delivery Robot - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
This robot is finally proving that it can be a cost-effective helper at hospitals
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This robot arm with super fast reflex is awesome but what purpose may it serve? (Video)

This robot arm with super fast reflex is awesome but what purpose may it serve? (Video) | leapmind | Scoop.it
A robotic arm capable of catching objects in mid-air may provide significant advances for safety on, and above, the Earth.
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The First Space Colonies Might Be Illegal

The First Space Colonies Might Be Illegal | leapmind | Scoop.it
Individual agreements will have to be signed to keep commercial space operations legal.
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10 hi-tech inventions we'll be using in 2030

10 hi-tech inventions we'll be using in 2030 | leapmind | Scoop.it
We’ve been promised flying cars, teleporters and jet packs for years but none of them – as yet – have made it to the high street
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Tesla’s Next Big Project Might Be Its Craziest One Yet

Tesla’s Next Big Project Might Be Its Craziest One Yet | leapmind | Scoop.it
It’s a Thursday afternoon at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California, and the robots are humming.
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Japanese startup unveils a long-lasting and safer dual-carbon battery | Impact Lab

Japanese startup unveils a long-lasting and safer dual-carbon battery | Impact Lab | leapmind | Scoop.it
A dual-carbon battery from a brand new startup out of Japan. A young Japanese startup called Power Japan Plus, or PJP, has a new type of battery under de
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Russia's New Space Sanctions Mean SpaceX Is About to Get Paid

Russia's New Space Sanctions Mean SpaceX Is About to Get Paid | leapmind | Scoop.it
Russia wants to close the ISS and stop the sale of Russian-made rockets for US military satellite launches.
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Fiber-like Supercapacitors Could Be Woven Into Wearable Electronics - IEEE Spectrum

Fiber-like Supercapacitors Could Be Woven Into Wearable Electronics - IEEE Spectrum | leapmind | Scoop.it
Graphene and carbon nanotubes produce supercapacitors shaped like long fibers
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Custom-built robot to probe Fukushima leaks

Custom-built robot to probe Fukushima leaks | leapmind | Scoop.it
A U.S.-built robot will be sent to search for leaks from one of the Fukushima nuclear plant's crippled reactors.
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Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived? | leapmind | Scoop.it
Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture.
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