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Artificial intelligence could leave half the world unemployed, says expert
Machines could put more than half the world's population out of a job in the next 30 years, according to a computer scientist who said on Saturday that artificial intelligence's threat to the economy should not be understated. "Expert Moshe Vardi told the American Association for the Advancement of Science:"We...
SpiNNaker: Million-Processor Computer That Can Simulate Workings Of Human Brain
A human brain is going to cost one million high speed ARM processors as scientists are currently developing a computer that will be able to simulate the processing of a human brain. Yet, the important thing is that despite of one million processors, the proposed computer will be able...
Chinese Scientists Eye the future of Human Replication with Cloning Factory
The Chinese scientist behind the world's biggest cloning factory has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, he told AFP, and is only holding off for fear of the public reaction. Boyalife Group and its partners are building the giant plant in the northern Chinese port of Tianjin, where it is...
Eatsa fully automated restaurant chain
A new restaurant chain called Eatsa is unlike any fast-food chain we've seen before. The restaurant is almost fully automated, functioning like a vending machine that spits out freshly-prepared quinoa bowls. When customers enter Eatsa, they order their food at an iPad kiosk. Hidden behind the wall of cubbies, kitchen staff prepare...
Google: Future tech appetite increases as they become the most valuable company
On February 1 an announcement by the firm's holding company Alphabet gave investors their first real insight into the relative performances of its different parts. The revelation about the losses didn't stop Alphabet from replacing Apple as the most valuable company on the planet the day after the announcement. So what...
Instaglasses: Lets You Take Instagram Pictures Directly From Your Glasses
Wearable technology is a new trend scouring the Internet in either concept or physical form. There have been smartwatches like Pebble or glasses that display your social notifications and stream your live view like Google Glass. But where does this fad connect to the world of photography and social...
Spinach Leaf Transformed Into Beating Human Heart Tissue
Scientists have found a way to use spinach to build working human heart muscle, potentially solving a long-standing problem in efforts to repair damaged organs. Their study, published this month by the journal Biomaterials, offers a new way to grow a vascular system, which has been a roadblock for tissue engineering. Scientists have already created large-scale human tissue in a lab using methods like 3D printing, but it's been much harder to grow the small, delicate blood vessels that are vital to tissue health. "The main limiting factor for tissue engineering is the lack of a vascular network," says study co-author Joshua Gershlak, a graduate student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, in a video describing the study. Now, scientists have used plant veins to replicate the way blood moves through human tissue. "Cellulose is biocompatible [and] has been used in a wide variety of regenerative medicine applications, such as cartilage tissue engineering, bone tissue engineering, and wound healing," the authors write in their paper. The team then bathed the remaining plant frame in live human cells, so that the human tissue grew on the spinach scaffolding and surrounded the tiny veins. Once they had transformed the spinach leaf into a sort of mini heart, the team sent fluids and microbeads through its veins to show that blood cells can flow through this system. The eventual goal is to be able to replace damaged tissue in patients who have had heart attacks or who have suffered other cardiac issues that prevent their hearts from contracting. Like blood vessels, the veins in the modified leaves would deliver oxygen to the entire swath of replacement tissue, which is crucial in generating new heart matter. The study team says the same methods could be used with different types of plants to repair a variety of tissues in the body. "Adapting abundant plants that farmers have been cultivating for thousands of years for use in tissue engineering could solve a host of problems limiting the field."
HGST Announces World's First Helium-Filled 10TB Hard Drive 3
If you are looking for a big basket to carry your ever-increasing computer storage needs, and you have an extra $800 to burn, then this could become the right choice for you. HGST, a subsidiary of hard drive giant Western Digital, has recently unveiled the curtain on the industry's...
Self driving car Google, Tesla, Mercedes
Technology is changing the way cars will operate in the coming years. Just like in the movies, a survey reveals that there would be fewer car owners and more driverless cars in the future. Companies such as Uber, Tesla, and even Amazon have joined the companies willing to give...
Drones and Drugs: The new way to smuggle
SAN DIEGO - A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring illegal drugs into the United States, authorities said Friday. Jorge Edwin Rivera told authorities that he used drones to smuggle drugs five or six times since March, typically delivering them to an accomplice at a nearby gas station in San Diego, according to a statement of probable cause. Border Patrol agents in San Diego allegedly saw the drone in flight on Aug. 8 and tracked it to Rivera about 2,000 yards from the Mexico border. Authorities say agents found Rivera with the methamphetamine in a lunch box and a 2-foot drone hidden in a nearby bush. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said in a recent annual report that drones are not often used to smuggle drugs from Mexico because they can only carry small loads, though it said they may become more common. In 2015, two people pleaded guilty to dropping 28 pounds of heroin from a drone in the border town of Calexico, California. That same year, Border Patrol agents in San Luis, Arizona, spotted a drone dropping bundles with 30 pounds of marijuana. Alana Robinson, acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, said drones haven't appealed to smugglers because their noise attracts attention and battery life is short. As technology addresses those shortcomings, Robinson expects drones to become more attractive to smugglers. The biggest advantage for them is that the drone operator can stay far from where the drugs are dropped, making it less likely to get caught. "The Border Patrol is very aware of the potential and are always listening and looking for drones," Robinson said. Benjamin Davis, Rivera's attorney, declined to comment.

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