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armyUS army will convert 70 supply trucks to full self driving by 2020

The US Army is accelerating its Automated Ground Resupply (AGR) program by spinning off something called the Expedient Leader-Follower demonstration. Contractors are currently installing Robotic Research LLC’s computer brains and sensors on 10 Oshkosh M1075 PLS (Palletized Loader System) trucks …

artificial intelligenceSingularity University Global Summit 2018

The Singularity University Global Summit 2018 is on today through Wednesday at the San Francisco Hilton at Union Square. There will be in depth coverage of various exponential technology. There will be many session on Artificial Intelligence, Biotech, space, blockchain …

agricultureA fully annotated wheat genome good be used to massively boost wheat crop yields

Wheat is one of the major sources of food for much of the world. However, because bread wheat’s genome is a large hybrid mix of three separate subgenomes, it has been difficult to produce a high-quality reference sequence. Using recent …

blockchainShould your next video game be on blockchain? (The benefits may surprise you)

When talking about the future of the tech world, there’s one topic that just can’t be easily avoided: gaming. The gaming industry continues to catch the attention of not only players of all ags in the economy, but the attention …

computersQuasi‐Solid‐State Single‐Atom Transistors are 10,000 times smaller than conventional silicon transistors

Physicist Professor Thomas Schimmel and his Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) team have developed a single-atom transistor, the smallest transistor worldwide. This quantum electronics component switches electrical current by controlled repositioning of a single atom, now also in the solid …

futureMany startups that hope to become the next SpaceX

Robert Zubrin believes that by 2023, there will be at least six other private space launch companies that will join SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic and Stratolaunch in commercial space launch. Robert Zubrin runs the Mars Society and he gets …

batteriesChina’s top battery maker will make cheaper next generation low cobalt batteries

China’s largest lithium battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) plans to begin producing in 2019 next-generation nickel-rich batteries, which are cheaper to make and have longer life-spans. Cobalt stabilizes and extends the life of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Cobalt prices …

asianAsian Americans men in New Jersey live longer than high life expectancy Hong Kong Women

Hong Kong has been the country in longevity for the past three years. Currently the life expectancy in Hong Kong is 81.7 years for men and 87.3 years for women. The combined life expectancy is 84.5 years. This is longer …

batteriesTesla can breakeven on $41,000 Model 3s now but targeting profitable $35,000 Model 3s by the end of 2018

Elon Musk believes it could be possible to scale production at Tesla and lower their design and technology costs enough to be able to offer a truly mass-market electric vehicle priced as low as $25,000 within three years. Recently analysts …

bitcoinBitcoin Exchange traded note and investment trust are ways to trade Bitcoin without holding Bitcoin

Bitcoin Tracker One is an Exchange Traded Note quoted in US dollars. It is similar to buying an American depositary receipt. It is not an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) but an Exchange Traded Note (ETN). Traders will see a foreign-listed …