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December 18, 2014

Is a Flesh Computer Conscious?




 Science Fiction
When his cybernetic pet project is put in jeopardy, the handyman of a decaying apartment building is forced to take a stand, blurring the lines between human and machine.

Scientists Stumble Onto Secret of Skin Aging



Scientists Stumble Onto Secret of Skin Aging

 Aging
Scientists looking at the effects of an enzyme on heart attacks may have serendipitously discovered a new way to treat sun-related aging of the skin.

December 17, 2014

Nanotech ‘High-Rise’ 3D Chips Developed by Researchers



Nanotech ‘High-Rise’ 3D Chips Developed by Researchers

 Computers
Researchers have build 3D “high-rise” chips that could leapfrog the performance of the single-story logic and memory chips on today’s circuit cards, which are subject to frequent traffic jams between logic and memory.

Technology Careers: How to Start a Path to Success



Technology Careers: How to Start a Path to Success

 Technology
How do you get that technology-related job you strive for? Here are a few quick tips to help you get started.

Get Ready for The Next Wave of Tech Disruptions




 Futurism
Futurist Vivek Wadhwa predicts change "at a scale which is unimaginable before," thanks to advances in technologies like robotics and 3D printing. "New trillion dollar industries will wipe out out existing trillion dollar industries," he says. "This is the future we’re headed into, for better or for worse."

100-Year Study on Artificial Intelligence Launched



100-Year Study on Artificial Intelligence Launched

 Artificial Intelligence
Stanford University has announced it will lead a 100-year effort to study the long-term implications of artificial intelligence in all aspects of life.

Read Through the A-Z of Techno-Optimism in Transcendence




 Singularity
The age of  the cyborg is fast approaching and the new book, "Transcendence" takes us on an exciting look of our possible future.

December 16, 2014

Spikes in Methane Detected By Curiosity Rover on Mars Could Point To Life



Spikes in Methane Detected By Curiosity Rover on Mars Could Point To Life

 Mars
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover on Mars has produced new results—methane and other organic chemicals. Researchers do not know what caused the spikes, but the most intriguing  possible explanation is "biological."

8 Life Saving Car Technologies You Must See



8 Life Saving Car Technologies You Must See

 Automotive
In the future, driving promises to be much safer with the adoption of self-driving technology and smarter traffic systems. Even today though, advances in automotive technology are adding new features to make your ride home safe.

Researchers Working To Make Biped Robots Much More Efficient



Researchers Working To Make Biped Robots Much More Efficient
 
Robotics
Developing energy efficient legged robots will dramatically affect the adoption of humanoid robots in the future. At the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals next summer, a research team from Sandia Labs intends to show a working prototype of a vastly improved walking robot.

OpenWorm Researchers Upload Animal's Brain Into A Robot



OpenWorm Researchers Upload Animal's Brain Into A Robot

 Mind Uploading
Researchers from the OpenWorm project have successfully mapped all the connections between the a roundworm's 302 neurons simulated them in software that controls a small robot.

December 15, 2014

Voice-Controlled Nest Thermostat Points To the Potential of the Internet of Things



Voice-Controlled Nest Thermostat Points To the Potential of the Internet of Things

 Internet of Things
Google and Nest are making it even easier to change the temperature in your home. You can now use your voice to ask Google Now to set the temperature of your Nest Thermostat through your phone, tablet or computer.

Skype Brings Real-Time Translator Online




 Machine Learning
Skype Translator gives you the ability to speak another language without learning one. Simply set up a Skype video or voice call with someone who speaks another language and start talking. Translator is currently available in English and Spanish. More languages are coming soon.

December 12, 2014

Artificial Chemical Evolution Created for the First Time



Artificial Chemical Evolution Created for the First Time

 Biology
Researchers have made progress towards the possibility of creating synthetic life with the development of a form of artificial evolution in a simple chemistry set at the University of Glasgow.
 
The Story of the Chessboard


The classic parable of how the inventor of the game of chess used his knowledge of exponential growth to trick an emperor is commonly used to explain the staggering and accelerating growth of technology. The 33rd square on the chessboards represents the first step into the second half of the chessboard, where exponential growth takes off.

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