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.

Global Population Growth Ceased In 1988...

Global Population Growth Ceased In 1988...Population Has Only Grown Older Since Then

Trump's 'Treason': Challenging the Empire

The utter malevolence of our political class was dramatized in all its darkness by their reaction to the Helsinki summit: the "Treason summit" they dubbed it, with the Twitter hashtag going viral.

A startup energy company claims to have created a stable fusion reactor that can supply the...

world with limitless energy...(Natural News) Is it really possible to capture the energy released during nuclear fusion reactions and turn it into an unlimited power supply for the entire world? A startup energy company based out of Washington state

Rolls-Royce is building robot roaches and snakes to repair airplane engines

The engines of an airplane are complicated machines with plenty of hard-to-reach places, and keeping them in working order requires a lot of time and maintenance.

Ionic materials could achieve 50% higher energy density while costing less than...

Ionic materials could achieve 50% higher energy density while costing less than $100 per kwh

Room temperature superconductivity evidence with graphene in contact with alkanes

Arxiv – Observation of the Meissner effect at room temperature in single-layer graphene brought into contact with alkanes

SpaceIL plans to land hopping robot on the moon by end of 2018

Isreali startup SpaceIl plans to launch a lunar lander and robotic rover to the moon in December, 2018. SpaceIL had been competing in the Lunar Xprize contest. The Lunar XPrize had a few deadline extensions but was finished with no winner earlier thi

Israeli company plans lunar landing next year

An Israeli organization said Tuesday that it hopes to become the first non-governmental entity to land a spacecraft on the moon when it attempts to launch a module later this year.

NASA readies probe to touch the sun with 'cutting-edge heat shield'

It's getting hot in here, so protect all your probes.

Doug Casey on California Breaking Apart

Justin's note: California could soon become three states.

Calling for all videos that have been banned by YouTube…

Calling for all videos that have been banned by YouTube… you now have a platform for true expression

AI-powered robot mimics ANY action after watching a person do it just once, paving the way...

AI-powered robot mimics ANY action after watching a person do it just once, paving the way for machines to learn new skills in the same way as humans

America's Largest Supermarket Chain To Test Driverless Grocery Deliveries

The Kroger Co. could soon unleash a fleet of autonomous grocery delivery vehicles across the United States if its on-road, fully autonomous pilot program is successful.

Lightweight exoskeletons and robotics arms could finally be the start of mainstream,,,

Lockheed Martin ONYX powered lower-body exoskeleton can increase mobility and reduce fatigue of its users.

Cargo-carrying long range VTOL moves to full scale prototype stage

Florida's Aergility has spent the last few years developing and testing a new kind of vertical take-off and landing aircraft (VTOL) called the ATLIS. The wingless autonomous delivery drone is being designed to fly at 100 mph for hundreds of miles on

China's Robo-Bird Drones Take Citizen Surveillance To New Heights

Technocrats in China constantly dream up new ways to gather data from the social environment. Robotic doves equipped with cameras are virtually undetectable from real birds, and can be deployed in flocks.

Kroger to bring driverless cars to grocery delivery

Kroger is partnering with autonomous car company Nuro to introduce driverless cars to its grocery delivery. Kroger has made a number of investments toward expanding its digital and online delivery business. "Last mile delivery" is one o

Japan Backs Solid-State Battery Efforts With $90 Million In Funds

Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) is trying to leverage research on solid-state batteries for electric cars.

Meet "The Guardian" - Maybe The Scariest-Looking Robot Yet

Sarcos Robotics' Guardian GT has earned comparisons from Wired to Sigourney Weaver's Power Loader - the machine she used to defeat the eponymous Alien from the 1979 film: It's a robot that allows people to lift and manipulate objects weighing up to 5

The creepy AI that can predict the future: Machine that anticipates your movements...

The creepy AI that can predict the future: Machine that anticipates your movements several minutes in advance could pave the way for next-level Big Brother surveillance

Alibaba and JD.com invest billions in drones and robots working to global delivery under 72 hours

Robots and drones for delivery were all over the annual Global Smart Logistics Summit. Several automated guided vehicles (AGVs), reminiscent of Roomba's robot vacuum cleaners, were moving metal racks stacked with piles of boxes. There were autonomo

World's most powerful supercomputer handles staggering 200,000 trillion calculations per second

The US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has unveiled a computer capable of handling 200,000 trillion calculations per second (200 petaflops).

The Race to Send Robots to Mine the Ocean Floor

When the 300-foot Maersk Launcher docked in San Diego early Monday morning, it unloaded a cargo of hardened black blobs scooped from the bottom of the sea.

Argentina Peso Plunges To New Record Low

Last night, Argentina got 50 billion pieces of good news, when the IMF agreed to provide the troubled Latin American nation with a $50BN standby loan, the largest even in IMF history.

US Army developing a "Third Arm" for soldiers

The US Army isn't just looking to giving soldiers a hand, but a whole extra arm. At the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland, the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is testing a prototype passive support system called Third Arm, which evenly distribut

Strong, Machinable Aerogels Now Commercially Available

Airloys™ are a new class of mechanically robust aerogels with the strength to stand up to real-world applications. In this video, classic silica aerogel is compared with a new material called Airloy X100 which has the low density and superinsulatin

The Age of Graphene: Samsung's Revolutionary Battery Technology

Pre-historic times and ancient history are defined by the materials that were harnessed during that period.

Mass production of graphene, MIT develops process to make unlimited high quality graphene

Researchers at MIT have developed a method to produce high quality graphene at a commercial scale.

High-altitude, autonomous, solar-powered aircraft flexes wings to ace flight tests

Nestled in between satellites and drones are autonomous aerial vehicles known as High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS), which can soar at the edges of space for long periods of time, acting as telecommunications relays or environmental monitors.

"3D battery" design twists together for split-second charging

Most batteries are made up of a cathode on one side and an anode on the other, with a nonconducting separator between them.

World's Largest 3D Printer Is Now Able To Print Giant Metal Objects

By: Markab Algedi / The Mind Unleashed Melbourne, Australia is now the city that contains the world's largest known 3D printer. Melbourne based manufacturer Titomic recently displayed their accomplishment by printing a large metal rendering of th

THE WIRED GUIDE TO ROBOTS

Everything you wanted to know about soft, hard, and nonmurderous automatons.

"Marscopter" to provide bird's-eye view of the Red Planet

When NASA's Mars 2020 rover touches down on the Red Planet in February 2021, its manifest will contain something never seen before off Earth – a helicopter.

Boston Dynamics' robots are learning how to run outside and navigate autonomously

Boston Dynamics' robots look more natural and more amazing with each video, and today the company posted two more clips to its YouTube channel showing the latest progress of its Atlas and SpotMini robots.

Microsoft wants low error topological quantum computers on its Azure cloud within 5 years

Microsoft is leading the development of topological quantum computing which it claims is far less error-prone than rival quantum computing approaches.

Tesla making Model 3 battery packs in 17 minutes down from 7 hours

Tesla Model 3 production can only go as fast as the slowest part of the entire supply chain and production process. For months, the battery module line was their main production bottleneck.

SpaceX plans to fly you across the globe in 30 minutes

What's up at SpaceX? Engineer Gwynne Shotwell was employee number seven at Elon Musk's pioneering aerospace company and is now its president. In conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson, she discusses SpaceX's race to put people into orbit and th

World's fastest EV charger gives drivers 120 miles in 8 minutes

Swiss company ABB has launched its Terra High Power DC fast charger, which can put out an impressive 350 kilowatts, charging at nearly three times the rate of Tesla's Superchargers. It'll enable super fast car charging – but only once cars are read

Sila Nanotechnologies Silicon anodes will improve lithium ion batteries by up to 40%

Sila Nanotechnologies has silicon-dominant anode products that drop into existing battery manufacturing processes, replace graphite entirely, and deliver significantly higher energy density at the cell-level with lower swelling.

Fiber-reinforced hydrogel is 5 times stronger than steel

Hydrogels have shown significant potential in everything from wound dressings to soft robots, but their applications have been limited from their lack of toughness – until now.

A Real World 'Star Trek' Replicator Is Now Possible Thanks To New Breakthrough

A startup with alumni from MIT and Yale says it's made a breakthrough in creating a next-generation material that should make it possible to 3-d print literally anything out of thin air.

Roll-to-roll chemical vapor deposition system makes long sheets of high quality graphene

MIT has combined a roll-to-roll approach -- a common industrial approach for continuous processing of thin foils -- with the common graphene-fabrication technique of chemical vapor deposition, to manufacture high-quality graphene in large quantitie

MIT researchers develop scalable manufacturing process for graphene sheets

Among the almost limitless use cases for commercial-scale graphene is filtration. MIT engineers say they've now developed a scalable production process for precisely tailored graphene filtration membranes, which could see action in desalination, biol

NASA's Galactic Positioning System will enable autonomous spacecraft

A NASA space telescope called the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) has been used to develop a brand new technology with near-term, practical applications: a galactic positioning system.

Coiled carbon fiber artificial muscle lifts 12,000 times its own weight

No matter how regularly you exercise, artificial muscles have long since surpassed their natural counterparts.

Autonomous Boats Will Be On the Market Sooner Than Self-Driving Cars

About 90 percent of global shipping is done by sea.

Walmart just filed six patents for robot bees - and it sounds like an episode straight out of ...

of Black Mirror...(Natural News) As honeybees and other vital pollinators continue their decline into what looks like total extinction, the Walmart corporation appears to be in the process of developing artificial bee "robots" that will presumabl

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