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Richard Susskind: What Will Happen When A.I and the Internet Meet The Professions?

Gresham Professor Richard Susskind asks and aims to answer; What Will Happen When A.I and the Internet Meet The Professions? Two futures are outlined for the professions. Both rest on technology. One is reassuringly familiar. It is a more efficient version of what we have today. The second is transformational – a gradual replacement of …

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NASA: Exploring Ocean Worlds with Robots

The search for life beyond Earth needs robots. But to explore distant ocean worlds like Europa, we’ll need a new set of tools to drill through ice, reach faraway samples and cross difficult terrain. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently finished a series of prototypes that might make that exploration a little easier.  

British entrepreneur invents, builds and files patent for Iron Man-like flight suit

The British company Gravity Industries has created a flying suit they named “Daedelus” by which its user should be able to fly like Iron Man. They have developed small jet engines that attach to the user’s wrists and ankles. Obviously, this all seems very dangerous, but Gravity founder Richard Browning dismisses this and said to …

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ASU Origins Project: Artificial Intelligence | Who is in control?

Will progress in Artificial Intelligence provide humanity with a boost of unprecedented strength to realize a better future, or could it present a threat to the very basis of human civilization? The future of artificial intelligence is up for debate, and the Origins Project is bringing together a distinguished panel of experts, intellectuals, and public …

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TED: The incredible inventions of intuitive AI | Maurice Conti

In this TED talk with Maurice Conti, we are shown how computers will improve our ability to think and imagine. How robotic systems can come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more — all by themselves. It is a tour of the Augmented Age with futurist Maurice Conti …

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Nature Video: Quantum computers: Computing the impossible

This Nature video explains and explores the concept of quantum computers, how it could crack problems that are impossible for conventional computers. But first researchers have to build one that’s big enough to be useful. The animation looks at the challenges and rewards of creating a quantum computer.  

TechCrunch: Northeastern puts NASA’s Valkyrie space robots through its paces

The Northeastern University has been tasked with prepping NASA’s Valkyrie robot for future missions to Mars. Both the robotics labs at MIT and Northeastern got their very own superhero robot on loan in 2015, plus tech and some $250,000 in monetary support from NASA. “Advances in robotics, including human-robotic collaboration, are critical to developing the …

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Slush: AI in 2016 | The Real Deal

This panel discussion on artificial intelligence was held at Slush 2016. Which brought together people from more than half of the world’s countries to the cold and dark Helsinki, with the ambition of taking their business to the next level. In this panel, Anita Schjøll Brede (CEO & Co-Founder of Iris AI), Eamon Jubbawy (COO …

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MIT: One of the strongest lightweight materials known

A team of MIT engineers has successfully designed a new 3-D material with five percent the density of steel and ten times the strength, making it one of the strongest lightweight materials known.  

Honda: Honda Riding Assist

In a global debut at CES, Honda unveiled its Riding Assist technology, which leverages Honda’s robotics technology to create a self-balancing motorcycle that greatly reduces the possibility of falling over while the motorcycle is at rest.  

TED: We need nuclear power to solve climate change | Joe Lassiter

Joe Lassiter is a deep thinker and straight talker focused on developing clean, secure and carbon-neutral supplies of reliable, low-cost energy. His analysis of the world’s energy realities puts a powerful lens on the stubbornly touchy issue of nuclear power, including new designs for plants that can compete economically with fossil fuels. We have the …

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TED Ed: Is there a limit to technological progress? – Clément Vidal

Many generations have felt they’ve reached the pinnacle of technological advancement. Yet, if you look back 100 years, the technologies we take for granted today would seem like impossible magic. So — will there be a point where we reach an actual limit of technological progress? And if so, are we anywhere near that limit …

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IEEE Spectrum: Festo’s Fantastical Flying Robots

At the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., Festo, a German industrial automation company, brought along some of its incredible robotic animals for a rare public display. We stopped by the Festo booth to check them out. In an abandoned ballroom upstairs, Festo’s chief pilot, Markus Schäffer, showed off three of the company’s …

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Nat and Lo: A Journey To The Bottom Of The Internet

The internet allows us to see videos, photos, and news from anywhere in the world almost instantaneously. But how?! In this video we learn about the hundreds of underwater fiber optic cables that connect continents, cities, and data centers all over the world –– and investigate how these cables are made, how they’re installed, and …

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IEEE Spectrum: Kengoro the Robot That Sweats

At the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) this week, Japanese researchers presented a novel idea of how to cool humanoid robots in a much more efficient way: Design them to be able to sweat water straight out of their bones.  

Science Magazine: A spongy robot hand with a sense of touch

Our hands don’t just hold things– they need to sense pressure and texture in order to help us grip and manipulate. This robot hand can detect bumpy patterns and even feel things like softness–watch to learn how.  

UC Berkeley: SALTO – Berkeley’s leaping robot

Roboticists at UC Berkeley have designed a small robot that can leap into the air and then spring off a wall, or perform multiple vertical jumps in a row, resulting in the highest robotic vertical jumping agility ever recorded. The agility of the robot opens new pathways of locomotion that were not previously attainable. The …

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IHMC Robotics Lab: Atlas Walking over Partial Footholds

Google-owned Boston Dynamics has developed the humanoid robot Atlas for over three years and over the years we have seen many examples of how the mobile robot is and what balance it possesses. In this video you can see how Atlas makes its way across some fairly narrow obstacles, walking over small and partial footholds …

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PNNLgov: Carbon Dioxide Tucked into Basalt Converts to Rock

Researchers at The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have successfully tested a new way to store carbon dioxide. They pumped 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide down into volcanic rock in the state of Washington. Now two years later, the drilling samples show that the carbon dioxide has turned into solid stone. Check out this article Carbon …

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Real Engineering: Why Build Higher?

Building cities upward rather than outward can help solve a lot of problems that come with living in our terrible urban sprawls. People would spend less time stuck in traffic during their commutes. Water could be saved with smaller distribution and less pike leakage. We’d also reduce our carbon footprint. And also, taller buildings are …

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