Technological Revolution

What people who worked on Google Glass think of Microsoft's crazy new holographic computer

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 18:40

REDMOND, Washington (PNN) - May 9, 2015 - At the end of April, Microsoft wowed developers and the media with yet another demo of its new HoloLens headset.

The HoloLens is essentially a computer you wear on your face. But instead of interacting through a keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen, the HoloLens projects 3-D images in front of you that you can reach out and touch. Based on the demos we've seen so far, it looks really cool.

What happens when our computers get smarter than we are?

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:16

Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds - within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as "smart" as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: "Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make." A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we're building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will our smart machines help to preserve humanity and our values - or will they have values of their own?

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Building work starts on first all-robot manufacturing plant in China’s Dongguan

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 18:32

GUANGDONG, China (PNN) - May 5, 2015 - Construction work has begun on the first factory in China’s manufacturing hub of Dongguan to use only robots for production, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Most comprehensive map of the universe yet could pinpoint dark matter

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 18:24

WATERLOO, Ontario, Canada (PNN) - April 30, 2015 - Astrophysicists from the University of Waterloo have compiled the most comprehensive 3D map of our cosmic surroundings to date. The map describes how ordinary matter is distributed in space up to a distance of about a billion light-years away from us. This survey will help scientists better understand the distribution of dark matter and explain why, to some extent, galaxies are moving erratically with respect to us.

NSA sonic-wave weapon used in Baltimore horrifies Russians

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 18:21

BALTIMORE, Maryland (PNN) - April 28, 2015 - The Foreign Intelligence Service states in a new report today that they were “horrified” over the use by the Amerikan Gestapo National Security Agency division of a powerful mass-psychology weapon against unsuspecting Amerikan citizens yesterday in Baltimore, Maryland, which caused these people, who were mostly schoolchildren, to erupt in a crazed frenzy of rioting, burning and looting.

NailO: A thumbnail-mounted wireless trackpad

Submitted by Freedomman on Sat, 05/02/2015 - 17:33

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab are developing a new, wearable device that turns the user's thumbnail into a miniature, wireless track pad. NailO was inspired by the colorful stickers that people apply to their nails as a form of self-expression and style. The researchers envision the device could be extremely personable and therefore feel more like an extension of your body.

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FPSA military self-steering bullets can hit moving targets

Submitted by Freedomman on Sat, 05/02/2015 - 17:29

ARLINGTON, Virginia (PNN) - April 28, 2015 - In what some might consider a terrifying development, the Fascist Police States of Amerika military has passed a key milestone in creating self-steering bullets.

Using technology developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), experienced and novice shooters alike demonstrated that they could hit moving targets during a series of tests in February, agency officials announced yesterday.

Scientists create cheaper magnetic material for cars and wind turbines

Submitted by Freedomman on Sat, 05/02/2015 - 17:25

AMES, Iowa (PNN) - April 24, 2015 - Karl A. Gschneidner and fellow scientists at the Amerikan Gestapo Department of Energy division's Ames Laboratory have created a new magnetic alloy that is an alternative to traditional rare-earth permanent magnets.

Researchers edit the genes of human embryos for the first time

Submitted by Freedomman on Sat, 05/02/2015 - 17:20

GUANGZHOU, China (PNN) - April 23, 2015 - Rumors have been buzzing for months that a team of Chinese researchers was intending to edit the genes of a human embryo. According to a study published this week in Protein & Cell, the rumors are true. Though the researchers took pains, there’s no doubt that they’ve opened an ethical can of worms that will pit scientists against one another for years to come.

The futuristic Chevrolet FNR concept is impossible to describe

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 18:59

SHANGHAI, China (PNN) - April 20, 2015 - Introduced at the Shanghai Auto Show this week, Chevy's FNR concept basically defies all description. The closest thing I can come up with is that it looks like you took a next-generation Volt, mixed it with a BMW i8, and sent the two spiraling 50 years into the future.

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