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A Carbon Dioxide Turbine Than Can Power 10,000 Homes!

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An innovative turbine, that can potentially address the twin issues of carbon dioxide pollution and energy crisis, is being prototyped. This post from The Mind Unleashed showcases a desk-size turbine that produces electricity from carbon dioxide and can power 10,000 homes. General Electric (GE) Global Research has just announced the development of a prototype turbine which converts carbon dioxide into ... Read More »

A Robotic ‘Can’ to Spray Paint Giant Wall Murals

Wojciech Jarosz, an assistant professor of computer science at Dartmouth College, and his collaborators invented a 'smart' paint spray can that robotically reproduces photographs as large-scale murals.
Credit: Wojciech Jarosz

Researchers invent a ‘smart’ spray paint can that robotically reproduces photographs as large-scale murals. This post from ScienceDaily showcases the robotic ‘artist’ that spray paints giant murals. Robots do many things formerly done only by humans — from bartending and farming to driving cars — but a Dartmouth researcher and his colleagues have invented a “smart” paint spray can that ... Read More »

Machine Learning Algorithms: A Major Breakthrough in AI

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Machine learning algorithms iteratively learn from data, allowing computers to find hidden insights without being explicitly programmed where to look. This post from Business Insider discusses how machine learning is a revolution as big as the internet or personal computers. Don’t worry, the machines are your friend. We’re in the middle of a historic moment. It used to be the ... Read More »

Origami Inspires Tiny Medical Instruments for Less Invasive Surgery

Origami-inspired surgical tools will help surgery be less invasive Mark Philbrick/Brigham Young University

3D-printed, origami-inspired tiny medical instruments allow for smaller incisions and less invasive operations. This post from Medical Daily turns the spot light on the researchers’ idea of shrinking tools to make surgery less invasive. When it comes to surgical tools, most of us might imagine them sharp, strong, and probably made of steel. Origami, on the other hand, doesn’t usually ... Read More »

Novel by a Japanese Robot Almost Wins a Prize

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A short novel co-authored by a Japanese robot passed the first round of screening for a national literary prize in Japan. This post from ScienceAlert highlights how the novel was written and judged in the literary competition. It may be time to add ‘novelist’ to the list of professions under threat from super-smart computer software, because a short story authored ... Read More »

Speedy Detection to Stay Ahead of Mosquito Borne Diseases

Red means a disease is present to Sandia National Laboratories' researchers Cameron Ball and Robert Meagher as they test their QUASR, for quenching of unincorporated amplification signal reporters, technique to detect the presence of malaria and viruses like West Nile. Simple enough for field labs and handheld devices, QUASR's positive signal is 10 times brighter than a negative signal.
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In a bid to stay ahead of mosquito borne diseases, researchers have developed a glow device for speedy and accurate detection of West Nile and other viruses. This post from Science Daily sheds light on the simple technique for lighting up disease carrying mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are deadly efficient at spreading disease. Despite vaccines and efforts to eradicate the pesky insects, ... Read More »

Sophisticated Humanoid Robot Declares “I Will Destroy Humans”

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Meet Sophia, Hansen Robotics’ sophisticated humanoid robot that may embody the androids of our future. This post from Waking Science delves into the concerns raised by the evolution of humanoid robots. The evolution of humanoid robots is well into the concerning stage at this point. DARPA’s latest incarnation of its Atlas robot is seen in the following video beginning to ... Read More »

Pioneering Research: New Anti Aging Treatments On Their Way

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A huge anti-aging breakthrough finds how human skin cell batteries burn out. This opens a new era of anti aging treatments. This post from FEELguide discusses this pioneering research on aging. A breakthrough in understanding human skin cells offers a pathway for new anti-ageing treatments. For the first time, scientists at Newcastle University, UK, have identified that the activity of a ... Read More »

Artificial Intelligence Takes a Giant Leap by Cracking Go

Google's AlphaGo algorithm has won two games out of five.		Google via Getty Images

Artificial intelligence gets a big push forward with AlphaGo, a computer Go program developed by Google DeepMind, winning against Lee Sedol, the world’s best Go player. This post from Vox.com highlights the victory of artificial intelligence over the naturally evolved kind. Artificial intelligence just overcame a new hurdle: learning to play Go, a game thousands of times more complex than ... Read More »

4 Future Technologies That Will Change the World

Scientists can now see stars in great detail, as seen in this Hubble photo of one of the largest seen star-birth regions in the galaxy, the Carina Nebula.

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From ending natural disasters, to flying to London in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges. This post from The Canberra Times highlights the emerging areas of space technology that scientists are active in. Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. ... Read More »