Automation

Humanity’s labor has been greatly expanded by the use of machines. We must maintain decentralized automation for the future use of labor saving and humanity serving tools, or we will be victims of the Crown’s automatons.

Stanford Says Its Sodium-Based Battery Beat Lithium On Most All Fronts...

Stanford Says Its Sodium-Based Battery Beat Lithium On Most All Fronts, 80% Cost Reduction Possible

It's on: Giant robot battle to be streamed live this week

A colossal battle two years in the making is about to be joined, with the USA vs Japan giant robot duel to take place on Tuesday, Pacific Time.

Everything We Know About The Tesla Semi – Infographics

All we've seen of the Tesla Semi so far is a couple of tweets from Elon Musk and a portentous picture of a couple of scowling headlights, and quick peak/spyshot at something on a flat bed in the wild that inspired some pretty decent renders.

California Allows Fully Autonomous (No Driver Present) Vehicle Tests

Truly driverless vehicles are about to hit the streets of California.

First Ag Crop Completely Grown, Harvested Using Only Robots

The world's food chain is headed toward total automation by robotics and AI, potentially putting tens of millions of farm workers out of employment. Technocrats are planning on Universal Basic Income to mollify the unemployables from rebelling. ?

Honda Miimo Is Autonomous, Electric And Costs Just $2,499

Knows when it's running out of battery and heads to the charging station on its own.

Tech Breakthrough Will Save The Electric Car Market

A new technology is here that has the potential to reshape lithium production like fracking reshaped oil.?

Asphalt-lithium metal batteries fully charge in five minutes

As useful and ubiquitous as they are, lithium-ion batteries are nearing their limits, and it's unlikely we'll be able to squeeze much more juice out of them.

Elon Musk plans to put all of SpaceX's resources into its Mars rocket

Today, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he hopes to finance his plans to colonize Mars by making SpaceX's entire fleet of vehicles -- the Falcon 9, the Falcon Heavy, and the Dragon spacecraft -- obsolete.

Continuous Electrode Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion

Continuous Electrode Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion

Graphene forged into three-dimensional shapes like a Pyramid

Researchers from Finland and Taiwan have discovered how graphene, a single-atom-thin layer of carbon, can be forged into three-dimensional objects by using laser light.

Dyson will spend about $3 billion to make solid state battery electric car by 2020

British vacuum cleaner maker Dyson announced Tuesday that it is working on a "premium" electric car that will go on sale in 2020. They expect to spend at least $2.7 billion (£2 billion) on the car and battery technology.

The Plimp is a plane-blimp mashup that promises safe air transport

The Plimp uses a blimp-like body to prevent hard crashes and a plane-like body to maneuver through the sky.

Lithium metal battery prototype boasts 3 times the capacity of lithium-ions

The high energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries has led to them powering everything from tiny mobile devices to huge trucks.

New type of supercomputer could be based on 'magic dust' combination of light and matter

A team of researchers from the UK and Russia have successfully demonstrated that a type of 'magic dust' which combines light and matter can be used to solve complex problems and could eventually surpass the capabilities of even the most powerful

Google internet balloons should start commercial service in 2019

In 2019, you may check your email with the help of a balloon 12 miles up in the sky.

Dental Surgery Robot Fits Implants Without Human Touch

Medical robots driven by data and AI are coming for doctors, surgeons and dentists. One day, such procedures will be totally automated and overseen only by lower-skilled technicians. Displaced doctors will not be pleased with the Universal Basic Inco

ROBOT FARMERS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY PLANTED AND HARVESTED BARLEY...

ROBOT FARMERS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY PLANTED AND HARVESTED BARLEY BY THEMSELVES

DNA nanobot created that performs nanomechanical tasks

Since the 1980s, the design and synthesis of molecular machines has been identified as a grand challenge for molecular engineering.

The Walrus: the US Army contemplates building an aircraft the size of a football field

September 6, 2005 Moving an elephant atom by atom costs a lot more than moving the elephant in one pre-assembled lump.

Magnesium battery breakthrough means safer batteries that won't explode

Worried about the lithium-ion batteries found in your laptops and cell phones? Your worries will soon be gone because of this new battery discovery.

3U Cubesat launch will be months instead of years and only $250,000 starting in 2019

There is a revolution coming coming for low cost small payload launching.

Royal Navy looks to nature for futuristic sub concepts

In 2015, the Royal Navy released its concept of the surface warship of 2050. Now the RN is casting its crystal ball beyond 2050 by asking a team of young engineers from UKNEST to develop concepts for future British submarines.

Neuralink could get up to $100 million for high bandwidth brain computer interface

Elon Musk's Neuralink will invest $100 million on a high bandwidth brain computer interface.

Deep Learning at 15 Petaflops from Intel and partners

An Arxiv paper, presents the first, 15-PetaFLOP Deep Learning system for solving scientific pattern classification problems on contemporary HPC architectures.

DIY Powerwall Builders Are Using Recycled Laptop Batteries to Power Their Homes

In May of 2015, Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's Powerwall. The battery allows homeowners to store electricity, either from the grid or solar panels.

More durable and longer lasting lithium-ion batteries with nanosheet anodes

Singapore researchers have a new generalized method of producing anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. The anodes are made from metal oxide nanosheets, which are ultrathin, two-dimensional materials with excellent electrochemical and mechanical

$30 billion Small Satellite market from 2017 to 2026

Prospects for the Small Satellite Market – A global supply and demand analysis of government and commercial satellites up to 500 kg.

Toyota Says It'll Launch Solid-State Battery EVs In 2022

We feel like we've heard this countless times already, but here we go again.

Existing 51 qubit quantum simulator using rubidium atoms could scale to hundreds...

Existing 51 qubit quantum simulator using rubidium atoms could scale to hundreds of qubits

Neil Jacobstein on the Future of AI

Neil indicates the Dota 2 announcement was a problem. 50 people beat the Dota 2 bot after the announcement.

Musk Will Build His Own Hyperloop For New York To D.C. 29-Minute Transit

Although Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said on numerous occasions that he has no plans to build a hyperloop -- even though it was his idea initially -- now it seems he's changed his mind.

Roborace Explained: Artificial Intelligence Meets Racing

Roborace is set to organize the first championship for self-driving vehicles, or 'AI drivers' as the organisation prefers to name it. The competition will take place at street tracks currently used by Formula E.

Tesla applying to test self-driving semi-trucks in Nevada and California

Tesla is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, and is getting closer to testing a prototype, according to an email discussion of potential road tests bet

Constructing full earth like conditions in Space with technology proven in the sixties

John Bucknell presented at the Starship Congress 2017 his Nuclear Thermal Turbo Rocket and applied for a single stage to orbit mission of placing a space habitat.

Intel to build a 100-strong fleet of self-driving cars

In addition to drones, virtual reality and smart sports gear, Intel is making strong moves in the world autonomous vehicles, something it recently demonstrated with a US$15 billion purchase of driverless tech company Mobileye.

A futuristic ride in Mercedes' self-driving car

We're all used to seeing "concept cars" -- those bits of automotive frippery that manufacturers trot out at motor shows every few months. Generally, they're either design tinsel that will never see the light of day, or previews of cars that will soon

Drugs Are The Health Of The State

If you've been listening to the soon-to-be former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' blather for any length of time at all, then you know that he believes that an increasing number of states like Colorado and Washington must be brought firmly to hee

Inside Salesforce's Quest to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Everyone

Optimus Prime--the software engine, not the Autobot overlord--was born in a basement under a West Elm furniture store on University Avenue in Palo Alto.

Creating nearly perfect meter sized graphene one hundred times faster

Researchers have achieved a leap forward in graphene production, from a technique that synthesizes a few square centimeters of single-crystal graphene in a couple of hours, to...

Technical progress towards interstellar laser beamed nanocraft

Breakthrough Starshot brings the Silicon Valley approach to space travel, capitalizing on exponential advances in key areas of technology since the beginning of the 21st century.

Smallest fully functional space probes now in orbit are precursors to interstellar chipsats

Breakthrough Starshot plans to launch a fleet of tiny interstellar chipsize probes to Proxima Centauri in 30 or 40 years.

Meet Tally: The Grocery Stocking Robot About To Eradicate 1,000's Of Minimum Wage Jobs

Amazon wiped out billions of dollars worth of grocery store market cap last month when they announced plans to purchase Whole Foods. The announcement sent shares of Kroger, Wal-Mart, Sprouts, and Target, among others, plunging... (WMT -4%, TGT -5.5%

As California's labor shortage grows, farmers race to replace workers with robots

Driscoll's is so secretive about its robotic strawberry picker it won't let photographers within telephoto range of it.

Safer solid propellant for cubesats

Los Alamos National Laboratory has a radical new solid propellent for cubesats.

Sailorless Ships Are Coming to the Freight Industry

Tech companies from Google to Apple may be ploughing resources into driverless cars, but on our oceans, automated ships could be making bigger waves by the end of the decade.

Carbon nanotube reinforce Composites can reduce space vehicle mass by 30%

NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) is keenly interested in nanotechnology – an approach that can reduce the mass and improve the performance of aerospace systems.

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