Humanoid Robot movement is now very close to human movement

The PETMAN robot was developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from the DoD CBD program. It is used to test the performance of protective clothing designed for hazardous environments. The video shows initial testing in a chemical protection suit and gas mask. PETMAN has sensors embedded in its skin that detect any chemicals leaking through …

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RF chip at 10 Gbps will enable wireless high definition video connections between devices

South Korea’s government-backed R&D agency has developed an RF chip that can transmit at 10Gbps, claiming to be the world’s fastest commercially viable wireless technology. The frequency will support WiGig, the next extension of the Wi-Fi platform (802.11ad), and other protocols targeted at high speed, short range links. Applications are likely to include in-home video …

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UAE developers may adopt Broad Group of China’s factory mass produced skyscrapers

Major UAE developers visit Broad Sustainable Building – a Chinese construction firm that specialises factory mass produced skyscrapers that can be assembled in weeks to months. Rhe UAE is ranked third on the list of countries having the most buildings taller than 200 metres. In Dubai alone, there are 65 buildings over 200 metres with …

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Rodney Brook re-imagines manufacturing with localized production with robotics and 3d printing

Problem: Modern, global manufacturing utilizes low-cost wage labor and mass production seperating the designers & innovators from the fabrication of their products. Solution: What if innovators had the tools to design, print and assemble their own hardware products? Technology: Advances in robotics, like Rodney’s Baxter robot, 3D printing, such as Form Labs desktop stereolithography machine, …

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Could neuro-feedback and brain implants cause a technological singularity?

There are multiple potential paths to a technological singularity. Although many people think a singularity would result if computers acquired sentience and general intelligence, a singularity might also happen if methods were found to increase the IQ of individuals and populations. In Singularity Rising: Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer, and More Dangerous World …

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US Navy now expects laser cannons on ships in Just Two Years Away

Wired Danger Room – ” Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, the chief of the Office of Naval Research, the Navy’s chief futurist is pushing up the anticipated date for when sailors can expect to use laser weapons on the decks of their ships, and raising expectations for robotic submarines. The US Navy should have laser cannons …

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Glut of Solar Panels could cost China $18 billion

NY Times – hina in recent years established global dominance in renewable energy, its solar panel and wind turbine factories forcing many foreign rivals out of business and its policy makers hailed by environmentalists around the world as visionaries. Though worldwide demand for solar panels and wind turbines has grown rapidly over the last five …

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Smart Phones and Tablets reach 50% market penetration in the US and will have HDTV screen quality in Next generation smartphones

1. Detroit Free Press – Half of all adult Americans now own either a tablet computer or a smartphone, and one-third use their mobile devices to view news stories and video clips at least once a week. That’s according to a survey by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, which polled more …

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Norway scientists commercialize semiconductors grown on graphene

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) researchers report they have patented and are commercializing gallium arsenide (GaAs) nanowires grown on graphene, a hybrid material with competitive properties. Semiconductors grown on graphene are expected to become the basis for new types of device systems, and could fundamentally change the semiconductor industry. Crayonano is the caompny …

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