The plan to beam the Web to 3 billion unconnected humans

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:17

NEW YORK (PNN) - July 27, 2015 - One of the best things about the Web is that it’s interactive. You communicate with friends and family, publish your own site, and leave comments on other people’s work. But a huge part of what we do online is simply consuming content.

A satellite broadcasting company called Outernet wants to bring all this content many of us take for granted to the estimated 3 billion people without Internet access. That catch is that in order to get content to as many people as possible efficiently and cheaply, Outernet’s connection goes only one way.

Scientists can now control mice brains wirelessly

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:08

BOULDER, Colorado (PNN) - July 21, 2015 - Researchers have a hard time understanding how tiny changes to networks of neurons in an animal's brain can affect its behavior. Now a team of researchers has figured out a way to tinker with the neural networks of mice in real time, using a wireless controller that can both shine light on the brain and deliver drugs to it. The device even lets scientists control the movements of their test mice from afar.

Scientists uncover a shocking discovery underneath the Easter Island heads

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:02

EASTER ISLAND (PNN) - July 17, 2015 - As if they weren’t mysterious enough.

The giant stone statues scattered around remote Easter Island are even more impressive than they first appear. Hidden from view, the heads are attached to bodies that extend meters underground.

Artificial intelligence pioneer warns smart computers could doom mankind

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:01

BERKELEY, Kalifornia (PNN) - July 17, 2015 - Artificial intelligence has the potential to be as dangerous to mankind as nuclear weapons, a leading pioneer of the technology has claimed.

Professor Stuart Russell, a computer scientist who has led research on artificial intelligence, fears humanity might be “driving off a cliff” with the rapid development of AI.

Terrafugia unveils new design for TF-X autonomous flying car

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 07/22/2015 - 18:37

WALTHAM, Massachusetts (PNN) - July 21, 2015 - Flying-car developer Terrafugia has released new designs for its planned TF-X model. The TF-X is a planned autonomous flying car that was announced back in 2013. The updated design shows a sleeker body shape, a one-tenth scale model of which will be tested in a wind tunnel at MIT.

The key to awesome future robots could be seahorse tails

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 18:26

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (PNN) - July 5, 2015 - The key to better, tougher and more coordinated robots as well as improved surgical procedures, among other advances, could derive their inspiration from an unlikely source - the odd, square tail of the all-around strange seahorse.

Terrorist pig thug cops will soon be throwing this camera ball into rooms

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 18:14

BOSTON, Massachusetts (PNN) - June 27, 2015 - “Camera in the hole!" terrorist pig thug cops will soon shout, as they toss the new Explorer camera orb into a dangerous room before entering. Made by MIT alumnus at Bounce Imaging, the Explorer is a small, grenade-sized sphere full of cameras that first responders can throw into a space ahead of them, and when remotely activated, it assembles a panoramic image of what’s inside said space. Now there are plans to get 100 Explorers into terrorist pig thug cop departments.

DARPA wants to turn Mars into Earth with designer organisms

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:06

ARLINGTON, Virginia (PNN) - June 26, 2015 - The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working to create designer organisms that would have abilities to terraform the Red Planet into Earth.

What information does Google hold on me

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:02

How to find out - and control - all the personal information Google holds on you.

MOIUNTAIN VIEW, Kalifornia (PNN) - June 23, 2015 - Have you ever wondered how much personal information Google holds on you? The search giant has made it easier than ever before to keep tabs on what you're sharing with it by using its services - from your Google and YouTube search and browsing histories to the places you've been while logged in. Read on for how to control what you're sharing, and who can see it.

ESA successfully tests 3D printed thruster

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:58

PARIS, France (PNN) - June 21, 2015 - The European Space Agency (ESA) has successfully test fired a 3D printed platinum alloy thruster combustion chamber and nozzle. The world’s first test is further evidence that the 3D printing approach is a viable one for the aerospace industry, with the potential to cut costs by streamlining production methods and adding a greater level of flexibility in terms of supply and demand construction.