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businessUsing Dynamic LED Billboard Technology to Promote Your Brand

Billboards seem to have been around forever. Putting forward their offering for anyone passing to see. When they were invented they almost reigned supreme. They were big, they were noticeable and they got the message out there.  Now, with smartphones …

artificial intelligenceDo 2018 US Productivity Numbers Show Start of a New Boom?

The Us Bureau of Labor reported a 1.0% labor productivity gain in 2017-2018. This number was better across the country than the 0.4% per year gain from 2007-2017. However, labor productivity was still only 1.3% versus the 2.8% labor productivity …

artificial intelligenceRobots That Learn by Doing – Imagining Pictures and Goals #emdigitaltech

Sergey Levines is anAssistant Professor, UC BerkeleyRobots That Learn by Doing Sergey is talking about reinforcement learning. Robots can keep learning from its environment with reinforcement learning. We need algorithms for scalable off-policy reinforcement learning. Sergey has examples of a …

commercializationGraphene in shoes for more comfort and heat regulation

The ability of graphene to add functionality to common objects has been exploited in a new product on the market: footwear with better thermal properties. Developed by Graphene Flagship partners Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy, in collaboration with FADEL, a …

carbon nanotubesCheap, mass produced solvent can scalably make Carbon nanotube-based dough

Northwestern University’s Jiaxing Huang is ready to reignite carbon nanotube research. And he’s doing so with a common chemical that was once used in household cleaners. By using an inexpensive, already mass produced, simple solvent called cresol, Huang has discovered …

commercializationRoll-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 quantities and at a high rate. The …

commercializationIf you dare – personal Green Goblin like flight up to 90 mph, a mile high for ten minutes

Zapata’s Flyboard Air EX™ is the next generation of advanced individual mobility. An embedded stability program uses vectored thrust from six small turbine engines to create an intuitive, responsive, and imminently stable flying platform. Engineered for safety, the Flyboard Air …

commercializationBell Helicopter shows off a mockup of its 4 seat flying electric taxi

Bell Helicopter revealed the cabin of a 4-seater autonomous flying electric taxi at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018). It did not have the wings and propellers. A full-sized version has been built and is already in test flights. There …

carsWaymo Shifts to Robot-Only Chauffeurs and will offer commercial service in 2018

Waymo has begun testing autonomous vehicles on public roads without human safety drivers at the wheel, and early next year will make its robotic chauffeurs available to Phoenix-area commuters. Waymo technicians are already hailing its Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans in …

commercializationDelorean Flying Cars by 2022

Flying cars using the Delorean name are in development. They have built two operational scale models. DeLorean expects a full prototype will be ready for a test flight by the end of 2018. While there are other contenders attempting to …