The latest tech arms race is a contest to build the best artificial brains. Facebook, Google and other leading tech companies are jockeying to hire top scientists in the field of artificial intelligence.
Aldebaran Robotics' NAO Robot Goes to School to Help Children with Autism PR Newswire (press release) Aldebaran Robotics, the world leader in humanoid robotics, today announced the launch of the ASK NAO (Autism Solution for Kids) initiative for use...
An abstract visualization of the neuromorphic Recursive Cortical Network (credit: Vicarious) Vicarious FPC Inc, an artificial intelligence company that uses the computational principles of the brain to build software that can think and learn like a...
Inflatable robot arm (credit: iRobot) DARPA has just approved for public release a video of this awesome project: a fully controllable robot arm that can be inflated and deflated like a balloon, IEEE Spectrum Automaton reports.
The Holtec HI-SMUR 140 light water reactor was presented in 2011. (26 pages) It will be factory mass produced. Holtec, through its subsidiary, SMR L.L.C., is one of four finalists in the running for a $452 million grant from the U.S.
We've seen real laser guns before, pulling off tricks like starting small fires, or popping black balloons. That's cool, sure, but it's got nothing--and I mean nothing--on this crazy handheld laser rifle that eats metal for breakfast.
In a study published in the latest issue of Science, a team of researchers led by MIT neuroscientist and Nobel Laureate Susumu Tonegawa demonstrate their ability to isolate and activate engrams in a mouse's memory-rich hippocampus. The researchers go on to implant false memories in the mouse's mind, causing it to recall experiences that have never actually occurred. Here's how they did it.
Innovation is the elixir of growth in a competitive globally growing business and technology environment. It is a skill that everyone has, but they think they do not.
If you have ever marveled at any person’s creative prowess, guess what, you will be able to create and innovate too. It just takes time. Everyone is born creative. The box of crayons in kindergarten were not restricted to those who possessed potential; because the truth is everyone has potential.
Human rights investigator Christof Heyns to call for moratorium on weapons systems that can kill targets without human involvement (Move to ban killer robots: UN official will propose a moratorium on "lethal autonomous robotics" research.
Thingiverse is a universe of things. Download our files and build them with your lasercutter, 3D printer, or CNC.
Tony Sacksteder's insight:
I love the irony of the thing! Advanced state of the art web enabled design and manufacturing technology used to produce a Mesopotamian era communication tool. I want to work on my solar powered GPS enabled accelerometer driven pocket sundial.
Most metals — from the steel used to build bridges and skyscrapers to the copper and gold used to form wires in microchips — are made of crystals: orderly arrays of molecules forming a perfectly repeating pattern.
New Scientist - Motor industry futurist Sheryl Connelly looks forward to the rise of megacities and self-driving cars. Nextbigfuture has been tracking the trends in cities and self-driving cars for several years.