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- To Uber or Not? Why Car Ownership May No Longer Be a Good DealEvery day there’s more news about the inevitable arrival of autonomous vehicles. At the same time, more people are using ride-hailing and ride-sharing apps, and the percentage of teens getting their driver’s license continues to decline. Given these technologies and social changes, it’s worth asking: Should Americans stop owning cars? We’ve conducted an analysis of […]
- What It Would Take to Suck CO2 Back Out of the AtmosphereIf greenhouse gases are such a problem, can’t we just suck the carbon dioxide back out of the atmosphere? It’s a perfectly reasonable question and an important area of technological research to pursue. The technique is referred to as negative emissions technology. As emissions remain high, experts are starting to accept that we’ll need to […]
- Better Than Smart Speakers? Japan Is Making Robot and Hologram CompanionsWhile American internet giants are developing speakers, Japanese companies are working on robots and holograms. They all share a common goal: to create the future platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart homes. Names like Bocco, EMIEW3, Xperia Assistant, and Gatebox may not ring a bell to most outside of Japan, but Sony, […]
- G7 backs internet industry effort to detect, blunt extremismThe Group of Seven industrialized nations threw their support behind a new technology industry alliance aimed at detecting and blunting online propaganda, saying Friday it had a "major role" to play in combatting extremism on the internet.
- Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack (Update)A spacewalking astronaut successfully replaced a blurry camera outside the International Space Station on Friday, but had to contend with a balky jetpack and a frayed safety tether.
- Nearly 200 report fireball streaking across Northeast skyNearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky.
- Autonomous Snake-like Robot to Support Search-and-RescueWorcester Polytechnic Institute is creating autonomous snake-like robots that can navigate through the rubble, confined spaces, and rough terrain left in the aftermath of a disaster and send images and information to search-and-rescue teams.
- Robot wars: US smashes Japan in giant days-long duelIn scenes reminiscent of films like "Transformers", a giant US robot fighting machine swung a "chainsaw sword" to chop a Japanese opponent into submission in a battle watched by tens of thousands online.
- Video Friday: Sony's Home Robot, MegaBots Duel, and Six-Legged ZebrosYour weekly selection of awesome robot videos
- NYPD can’t get story straight on evidence system backupsDeputy commissioner says the system is "backed up"; IT staff affidavit says otherwise.
- HUGE Design collaborates with Aevena on the world’s first self-flying robot for the home: Aire– The high-tech robot has been designed to fit effortlessly into the home while providing its users with a cutting-edge technological experience. San Francisco, USA, 19 September 2017: Leading product design consultancy HUGE Design today reveal details of their work on Aire: the cutting edge, self-flying robot for the home from US-based technology company Aevena – launched today with a Kickstarter campaign. HUGE Design’s challenge was to help bring […]