Robots

First Robocop to join Dubai Police ranksIf any place in the world is moving towards a Bladerunner-esque, sci-fi future, it’s Dubai. The city is now introducing robots into its police force with the first cop-bot starting work this week and plans for 25 percent of its force to be robotic by 2030.
The robotic brain surgeon will see you now: drill can perform complex procedures 50 times fasterScientists have revealed a robotic drill that can cut the most sensitive brain surgery down from two hours to two and a half minutes.
Robot dog makes first parcel delivery to house in BostonBoston Dynamics has been putting its robotic dog to work delivering packages in Boston as it part of a mission to find commercial uses for the machine.
World’s First Deep-Sea Mining Venture Set to Launch in 2019 | RealClearFutureWorld’s First Deep-Sea Mining Venture Set to Launch in 2019 | RealClearFuture
Tree on a chip could lead to sugar-powered robots​If you’re a regular reader of New Atlas, then you know that scientists enjoy putting things on chips. Now, a team of MIT researchers has gone outside the human body in its chip enthusiasm and put an entire tree on a chip, sort of. The development could lead to improved hydraulics in tiny robots.
You can control this robot with your thoughts just by watching it work – ScienceAlertMeet the new quality control.
How do you build a robot army?
A deep dive into building robots from scratch, and their controlling hive mind.
Walking robot takes first steps into the marketSome day in the not-too-distant future, a bipedal robot may carry a package to your front door. That scenario is envisioned by Jonathan Hurst, CTO of Agility Robotics. To that end, his group has developed an ostrich-like two-legged walking robot … and it’s called Cassie.​
uArm Swift home robot designed not to cost an arm and a legPrice is a problem for consumer robot arms, so they generally aren’t worth it for interested tinkerers. Ufactory has unveiled new consumer-level robot arms, the uArm Swift and Swift Pro, that are aimed at being cheap enough to splash out on, even if all it does is stir your coffee for you.
Reinventing the Robot: Soft Robotics Could Be the Next Step | Yale Scientific Magazine“The Robot” dance is all about restricted, unnatural motion. Robotic systems are often mocked for their painful inability to comprehend nuance or intent in logical rules. In the Star War’s universe, AT-ATs move inexorably forward, yet are tripped up for their inability to adapt. Robots, in our fiction and in our factories, have always been…
AI robot ‘friend’ launched to chat and play games with lonely elderly A talking robot which chats to elderly people, reminding them to take their medication and stay active, has been launched in London.
LG’s robo-helper fleet rolls into CES​LG has arrived at CES with not one, but four robo-assistants designed to help around the home, indoors and out, and in public places like airports.
SNU Designs Helpful Robots Inspired By NatureThese robots are inspired by nature to help humans.
Reconfigure This Robot However You’d LikeThis robot can become anything you want.
13-foot-tall Korean mech suit aims to assist with Fukushima cleanupA Moldovan-American master designer and a Korean robotics company have teamed up to build a giant, walking mech suit robot that looks like it’s just lumbered off the set of Avatar or Pacific Rim – with fully articulating arms that mimic the pilot’s movements.
Meet the Most Incredible Robots of 2016In a year of rapid developments in robotics, we look back at ten robots that made news for reasons good, bad and weird.
Watch 14 Robotic Arms Teach Each Other How to Grasp ObjectsThese robots are teaching each other.
The first autonomous, entirely soft robot | Harvard GazettePowered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics, 3D-printed ‘octobot’ has no electronics | Developed by a team of Harvard researchers, the first autonomous, entirely soft robot is powered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics. The 3-D-printed “octobot” has no electronics.
Touch Technology Bring Us Closer to Robotic Prosthetics | RealClearFutureTouch Technology Bring Us Closer to Robotic Prosthetics | RealClearFuture
Dobot lends a robotic hand to small businessesRunning a small business is hard enough without trying to compete with a factory full of robotic arms. Now a startup has unveiled the Dobot M1, a consumer-level programmable robotic arm with swappable tool heads and kits for soldering, sorting, engraving, cutting, 3D printing and manufacturing.
Atlas the Life-Sized Robot Just Became a Bit More HumanHumanoid robots just got a major upgrade: they can walk! A new “walking algorithm” has been developed at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) for Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot.
New exoskeleton takes injury-prevention to the maxEarlier this year, suitX announced what it claimed was the world’s most affordable mobility exoskeleton, the Phoenix. Designed for disabled users, it utilizes motors to move their legs for them. Now, the company has unveiled a product that could make a lot of other peoples’ lives easier.
You Will Never Have to Cook Again When World’s First Robotic Chef Comes to Market | TrendinTechImagine never having to cook ever again but still having the luxury of eating, fine, restaurant quality dishes, within the comfort of your own home. And no, we
Extreme Mars: Future Missions May Be Assisted by Humanoid RobotsNASA donated a humanoid robot to MIT’s CSAIL to give students the opportunity to develop algorithms that could be used as part of NASA’s Space Robotics Challenge. The challenge, which aims to create robots that could assist, or even potentially replace, human astronauts on extreme space missions, offers a $1,000,000 prize.
Bio-Robots: Animal-Inspired MachinesOur most promising robots actually arise from the infinite variety of nature. Meet the biomimetic bots of the future.
Amazing humanoid robot does press-ups and SWEATS to keep itself cool – Mirror OnlineJapanese researchers have come up with a way to make humanoid robots sweat like humans
Doors Are No Obstacle For This Quadruped RobotThis dog-like robot climbs fences and opens doors.
Google teaches robots to teach each otherRobots have the potential to instantly share all the skills they’ve learned with other robots simply by transmitting the information over a network. It is this “cloud robotics” that Google researchers are looking to take advantage of to help robots gain skills more quickly.
Engineers Just Created the First Untethered, One-Legged RobotThe robot is capable of hopping 19 times in just 7 seconds thanks to a linear elastic actuator in parallel. The success of the hopping bot opens up a perspective in the study of locomotion control algorithms.
Robot Companions: A New Breed of Social Machines [INFOGRAPHIC]Forget Gort, T-1000, and, you know…Arnold Schwarzenegger. These robots are cute and cuddly.
Do androids dream of folding laundry? Robots take center stage at CEATEC Japan 2016Singing vacuum cleaners, robots that fold your laundry, droids that help you raise your game … sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel? Well, fiction just got real.
MIT Is Making Robots With Shock-Absorbing SkinUsing a 3D printer and alternating materials, we can now make shock absorbing skins for application in robotics. The new material can help make a wide variety of products more durable.
Mini quadruped robot may bound its way into your heartAlthough people are fascinated by quadruped robots such as those made by Boston Dynamics.
The Age of Bionics: Paralyzed Pregnant Woman Completes the Great North RunPregnant and paralyzed runner, Claire Lomas was able to finish the UK’s Great North Run. Using an exoskeleton, she was able to complete the course in 5 days.
Your Field Guide to the Many Robots of Boston Dynamics | Digital TrendsFascinated by Boston Dynamics’ many robots? Here is our roundup of its most famous creations, the large and the small, the fast and the powerful.
Lowe’s Debuts Its Autonomous Robot Assistant: The LoweBotLowe’s is releasing its LoweBot to selected Bay Area stores. The robot is designed to help customers find the items they need, and to help take inventory.
Interview: How to build a lionfish-killing robotLionfish are slow-moving environmental disasters and RISE is working to develop a lionfish-killing robot to help contain or even reverse the problem. New Atlas caught up with RISE’s executive director John Rizzi to discuss the piscatorial Terminator.
Chemically-powered, autonomous Octopus could spawn a new generation of soft robotsA team of Harvard engineers have come up with a robot octopus that is autonomous, and requires no tether to operate. Called the “Octobot,” it combines 3D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics to create what could be the first in a new generation of soft, autonomous machines.
Soft robotic caterpillar uses light to get a wriggle onResearchers may have opened the door to tiny, millimeter-scale soft robots, by developing a robotic caterpillar that can climb slopes and move loads and is powered and controlled purely by external light.
Adorable Robot Assistant Pepper Now Available in the US
This Remarkable Robo-Octopus is Heading to an Ocean Near YouSoft robotics have stepped in to allow machines to work in an environment where conventional, hard-bodied robots can get in trouble. Scientists drew inspiration from an octopus to demonstrate just what they can do.
We Are One Step Closer To Making A Terminator-Like RobotThis robot is covered in artificial multifilament muscles.
Spherical cells free up modular CellRobot designToy robots are pretty commonplace these days, and plenty are modular as well, but with its spherical “cells” the CellRobot looks more versatile than most, coming together as everything from an RC racer to a home security guard.
Meet Photon: The Robot That Grows With Your ChildIt’s a smart coding coach that helps develop your child’s logical thinking.
Rolling robot climbs like a tankThe Ouroboros is an ancient Egyptian symbol of a serpent curled around in a circle, consuming its own tail. It also lends its name to Ourobot, a circular shape-shifting all-terrain robot developed by four students at Germany’s Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences.
Single-motor bots crawl, swim and climb with a wiggle and a waveOver the years, we’ve seen a number of robots inspired by the animals kingdom. Inspired by the movement of snakes, an Israeli research team has now developed a bot that’s said to be the first in the world to produce pure wave motion using a single motor.
Ford’s factory robots make coffee and give fist bumps | TechRadarNew robots installed at Ford’s factory in Cologne can be trained to do many tasks, including making coffee.
Shrimps’ eye-rolling behaviour could end up in robotsIf you should ever see a mantis shrimp rolling its eyes, that doesn’t mean it’s exasperated. Instead, it may simply be utilizing its polarization vision. That’s what scientists at the University of Bristol have determined, and their findings could have applications in fields such as robotics.
Airplane aerodynamics don’t apply to insects – FuturityA new law of aerodynamics custom made for flying bugs could help guide the design of tiny flying robots that mimic the wing motions of insects.
Artificial Human Heart May Just Be Possible Thanks to This Silicon StingrayBioengineering professor Kevin Kit Parker has created a robotic stingray imbued with live heart cells that have been programmed to respond to light, allowing them to steer the stingray bot in different directions. The big thing about this is that it can lead to a massive range of applications including the creator’s ultimate goal: creating a living, pumping artificial heart.
Researchers Are Teaching a Robot to Hunt Prey | Digital TrendsScientists at the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the University of Zurich in Switzerland are teaching robots how to behave like predators.
Suction cups and deep learning AI help robot arm win Amazon’s warehouse picking challenge – TechSpotAmazon has crowned the winner of its second annual robot Picking Challenge. This year’s $25,000 top prize went to a machine that uses a combination of deep learning AI, depth-sensing cameras, and a “two fingered” gripper and suction cup to…
Meet The Van Gogh Of The Robot WorldeDavid stands for the Drawing Apparatus for Vivid Interactive Display.
Sony reveals plans to create a robot that bonds with humans  | Daily Mail OnlineThe announcement came at a meeting in Tokyo this week, and would see Sony re-enter the robotics field since abandoning its consumer robots Aibo and Qrio in in 2006. Pictured is a stock image.
Robots in Europe May Become “Electronic Persons”The European parliament’s committee on legal affairs submitted a draft proposing the taxation of robot employees, asking companies employing them to pay social security for them. The draft also states that all robots smart enough to be considered “electronic persons” must be added to a registry for tracking purposes.
Meet SpotMini, The Robot Best Friend You Never Knew You WantedBoston Dynamics, the company behind ATLAS, is now introducing us to its softer, friendly side with SpotMini–a friend that we can count on if we need anything around the house.
Intelligent robot that ‘remembers and learns’ could be scrapped after escaping a lab for a second time – Mirror OnlineThe Promobot IR77 has been fitted with artificial intelligence meaning that it learns from its experiences and surroundings and can remember everybody it meets

 

Robots Are Beginning To Learn The Same Way As HumansIt uses trial and error to perfect complex tasks.
Trainee robot office manager Betty starts two month trial as artificial intelligence enters workplace – Mirror OnlineTeam meetings will never be the same again for one work group who have taken on a humanoid staff member

 

Scientists just started teaching robots to feel pain – ScienceAlertOuch!
The real-life inventions turning people into CYBORGS with super-human powers – Mirror OnlineThe idea of implanting technology in your body may make you feel a bit squeamish, but these people are becoming cyborgs voluntarily
Stanford’s Humanoid Diving Robot Goes Where Humans Can’t – RealClearLife
Watch insect robot use static to stick landing – FuturityTo help a insect-size robot perch, researchers turned to electrostatic adhesion—the same science that makes your hair stand straight out from your head.
London man with a bionic that can even charge his phone revealed | Daily Mail OnlineFour years ago tomorrow, James Young’s life changed for ever in a freak accident when he fell under a train. The 26-year-old from London damaged his left arm.
These Five Exponential Trends Are Accelerating Robotics
Who Is Ready for Baseball’s Robot Umpires? – WSJWith the proliferation of technology in modern lives, Jason Gay asks where professional sports should draw the line.
KFC opens futuristic restaurant run by ROBOTS called Dumi in ShanghaiThe SunThe Sun
France shows off humanoid underwater exploration robot – The Denver PostFrench officials have unveiled a humanoid diving robot that they hope will give a big artificial hand to the practice of underwater archaeology.
A Levitating Sled Just Set a New World Speed RecordThe U.S. Air Force at the Holloman Base in New Mexico made a new world record when their designed maglev sled reached a speed of 1,109 km/h (633 mph).
The Aido Robot May Become The Newest “Person” In Your HouseholdThis multi-talented robot can help you get a whole bunch of things done at home. And keep you safe.
Robots That Are Stealing Our Jobs – Business InsiderIt’s an inevitability.
Check Out This Walking Robot—3D Printed and Fully Functional in Just 22 HoursWhat do you get when you give MIT researchers an inkjet printer and 22 hours? A walking, fully functional 3D printed robot.

 

Meet Apple’s newest development in iPhone recycling: Liam, the 29-armed robot | Waste DiveWaste management industry news, voices and jobs for professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
Google’s New ‘Hive-Mind’ Robots Learn From One AnotherThese 14 robots receive their train thanks to convolutional neural networks, and they share their knowledge with their fellows.

 

Robot Revolution: These Are the Breakthroughs You Should Watch – Singularity HUB
Watch These 100 Gram Robots Pull a 4000 Pound CarBecause of their remarkable strength, ants have long been a model for engineers. Now, scientists have used them to complete a rather impressive feat – moving a car.
This Robot Just Made a Hole-in-One on a PGA TourLDRIC the (kind of creepy looking) Golf Robot managed to sink a hole-in-one on the par-3 sixteenth hole.
Eying the Future: Doctors to Use Robotic System for Eye SurgeryOxford University is going to conduct high-risk eye surgeries using robots.
This Remarkable Robot Hand Is Worthy of Luke Skywalker – Singularity HUB
The Latest Generation Atlas Humanoid Robot Is Absolutely Incredible | TechCrunchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVlhMGQgDkY Ready to feel bad for a pile of circuit boards? Wait ’til about a minute and twenty seconds into this video…
Robotics spending to hit $135.4 billion by 2019, says IDC | ZDNetThe forecast comes as Alphabet’s Boston Dynamics unit releases a video of its next-gen Atlas robot.
Researchers from Sheffield Robotics have applied a novel method of automatically programming and controlling a swarm of up to 600 robots to complete a specified set of tasks simultaneously.” 
Robot Firefighters are Finally HereIn the future, firemen may be get a helping hand from technology to help put out fires–in the form of fire fighting robots.
Would you bet against sex robots? AI ‘could leave half of world unemployed’ | Technology | The GuardianComputer scientist Moshe Vardi tells colleagues that change could come within 30 years, raising the question: ‘What will humans do?’
Watch this robot chameleon blend in with its surroundings (Wired UK)Just like some living chameleons this robotic reptile is able to change its colour to match its surroundings
A Swarm of Autonomous Robots is Heading to an Ocean Near YouThese little guys are able to generate artificial neural networks that let the robots perform autonomously.
Robots in warehouses for online shopping – Tech InsiderThey’re even more nimble than Amazon’s robots.
Robotic vehicles offer a new tool in study of shark behavior — ScienceDailyThe dramatic video footage of a great white shark attacking the REMUS SharkCam autonomous underwater vehicle
Should you let a security robot patrol your home? | ZDNetLG’s new “augmented reality” vac pulls double duty as a robotic rent-a-cop. Are we ready for autonomous home security?
Disney VertiGo Robot Climbs Walls, Flies and Jumps: – News Independent
Meet Nadine, the world’s most human-like robot – TelegraphScientists at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore say robots like Nadine will one day play a part in the workforce
 Teaching machines to see
New smartphone-based system could accelerate development of driverless cars
Humans 2.0: How the robot revolution is going to change how we see, feel, and talk – TechRepublicRobots aren’t going to replace us, but by working hand in hand with us they will redefine what it means to be human.
Codie Robot Now Taking Pre-Orders For Q1 2016 Delivery (video) – Geeky GadgetsAfter launching back in 2013 and raising funds from a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign earlier this year, the educational Codie robot is now available to pre-order for delivery in the first quarter of 2016
 Roboticists learn to teach robots from babies
This dancing space robot is cool (but illustrates important limitations) | ZDNetValkyrie is arguably the most sophisticated humanoid ever built. But even NASA can’t make a robot walk like a human.

 

DARPA seeks “non-traditional” robotics innovators | ZDNetCalling all makers: The government needs new robotics solutions
HitchHiker’s Guide 2 Tech: Tiny robot powers itself by capturing energy from the environment
Microbot Push Is A Smart Button For Dumb Devices | TechCrunchSouth Korean startup Naran launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo today for a smart button meant to control analog devices ranging from speakers to..
Robot builder designed for construction sites | Reuters  Zurich-based architects and roboticists have created the In-situ Fabricator, an autonomous construction robot capable of laying bricks into pre-programmed structures. Designers at the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital
Photos: Robots battle to tackle the aftermath of a nuclear meltdown | ZDNetInspired by the 2011 Fukushima accident, the recent euRathlon outdoor robotics competition set out to test how well robots cope with realistic mock emergency-response situations.
How to fall gracefully, if you’re a robot: Algorithm allows robot to react to falling to minimize damage — ScienceDaily
UN delay could open door to robot wars, say experts | Science | The GuardianObservers say UK and US are seeking to water down agreement so that any autonomous weapons deployed before talks conclude will be beyond reach of ban
Google exec: With robots in our brains, we’ll be godlike – CNETFuturist and Google exec Ray Kurzweil thinks that once we have robotic implants, we’ll be funnier, sexier and more loving. Because that’s what artificial intelligence can do for you.
Robots: Our New Underwater AstronautsSoon, it may be easier to design, plan and carry out infrastructure operations in deep water. The EU project called “SWARMs” aims to achieve this by integrating autonomous vehicles such as ROVs and AUVs. Oil and gas production is moving into increasingly deeper waters, offshore wind turbines and wave energy plants are being installed, and minerals on the sea floor are waiting to be exploited, increasing the need for robots.
Rethink’s Sawyer robot is now on sale | BetaBostonThe company’s newest robot, Sawyer, goes on sale Wednesday and marks the company’s first foray into new applications, including electronics manufacturing. It
Realistic cockroach robot developed by Russian university | Science! | Geek.com
Photos: How Spot, the military robot dog, sniffs out enemies | ZDNetThe US Marine Corps has been putting Boston Dynamics four-legged Spot robot through its paces.
Pepper the robot buyers must sign contract saying it won’t be used for sex or porn | Daily Mail OnlineJapan-based SoftBank included a clause in the ownership contract which said using Pepper the robot (pictured) for ‘the purpose of sexual or indecent behavior’ breaks this rental agreement.
 Mind your manners, robot: How social cues influence human-robot interaction

 

5 Robot Arms You Can Buy Soon — Robotics | Make:Version2Check out these five amazing robotic arms that will hit the market soon.
Marines test Google’s latest military robot | PCWorldThe latest version of a walking, quadruped battlefield robot from Boston Dynamics, the military robotics maker owned by Google X, was tested by U.S. Marines last week.

 

The New Roomba 980 Can Now Watch Your Dirt | TechCrunchIt knows when you’ve been sleeping, it knows when you’re awake, it knows when your kids spilled Rice Krispies next to the couch and covered the spill with the..
Robots are going to steal the jobs of chefs, salespeople and models, researchers say as they unveil full list of likely robot professions – News – Gadgets and Tech – The IndependentScientists have created a huge, in-depth analysis of what jobs are under threat from robots — with salesmen, chefs and even models all in the firing line.
Kid Gets Awesome New Bionic Hand, Reminds Us Not Everything Is Garbage | Gizmodo AustraliaThe stock market is tanking, North and South Korea are on the brink of war and a cartoon character from a dystopian future is the most popular candida…
Robots helping small businesses scale craftsmanship | ZDNetAffordable automation has arrived for small businesses, but there’s still room for humans,
Watch Google’s terrifying humanoid robot running through a forest | Daily Mail OnlineIt may have fared badly in the recent robo-olympics, but Google has revealed its humanoid robot has been set free in the woods to learn how to run through terrain.
Minimum-wage offensive could speed arrival of robot-powered restaurants – The Washington PostMany chains are already at work looking for ways to take humans out of the picture.
Robot-maker Savioke announces partnership with major hotel chain | ZDNetDon’t tip the hotel delivery bot.
 Service robot classifies, smooths and folds clothes
Scientists make a robot that can have babiesEveryone who thinks robots are going to take over the world might be getting a lot more frightened: Scientists have created a machine that’s able to have babies. Sort of.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Giving robots a more nimble grasp
Engineers use the environment to give simple robotic grippers more dexterity.
These Uncanny Creepy Valley robots will really creep you out (Wired UK)Japanese robotics professor Masahiro Mori devised the concept of the ‘uncanny valley’ in 1970. It’s the point at which a robot is made to appear so human-like — if not quite human enough — that it inspires feelings of uneasiness and revulsion in we mere mortals.
We Should Not Ban ‘Killer Robots,’ and Here’s Why – IEEE SpectrumWhat we really need is a way of making autonomous armed robots ethical, because we’re not going to be able to prevent them from existing
Watch this robotic water-strider hop on top of water – LA TimesBioinspired robotic water strider can hop on water, researcher say
Artificial Intelligence Advances: Robot Shows Signs of Self-Awareness | Collective-Evolution“I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence. First, the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that, though, the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern.” ~ Bill Gates AI […]
Episode 3 of Ask an Expert Now Online: Will Robots Take Our Jobs? [Video] – Singularity HUB
Watch This Swarm of Simple Robots Do Surprisingly Complex Things – Singularity HUB
Object recognition for robots: Robots’ maps of their environments can make existing object-recognition algorithms more accurate — ScienceDailyA team of researchers specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots map their environments and determine their locations. Now these researchers have demonstrated how SLAM can be used to improve object-recognition systems, which will be a vital component of future robots that have to manipulate the objects around them in arbitrary ways.” id=”metasummary
Feds Spend $1.2 Million for Robots to Dress Old People | Washington Free Beacon‘Fruitful collaborations between robots and humans’
Chinese factory replaces 90% of humans with robots, production soars – TechRepublicChangying Precision Technology Company in Dongguan city has set up an unmanned factory run almost entirely by robots. The factory has since seen a fewer defects and a higher rate of production.
New generation of robotics are industry-agnostic, open-source | ZDNetFetch Robotics is banking on an alluring strategy: Build a highly flexible platform, pick a foothold industry, and then conquer the world.
10 Robot Fails (and What They Mean for Machine Learning)At PSFK, we’re the first to acknowledge the entertainment value of watching robot fails in elementary tasks.
My Way News – Hitchhiking robot embarking on coast-to-coast tour across USHitchhiking robot embarking on coast-to-coast tour across US
We have liftoff! 3D-printed, soft-bodied robot makes explosive jumps | Ars TechnicaCan direct itself for dozens of half-meter hops.
ROBOT PETS HAVE A LEG UP ON FIDO
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Robotics and the law: When software can harm you
Are Seahorses the Secret to Robots? – The Daily BeastWith unique square-shaped tails, seahorses can bend and twist while still maintaining a resistance to crushing. How their anatomy may be a game changer for robotic engineers.
Robots on the march – BBC NewsA range of robots are on display at the Innorobo event in France, including the most advanced domestic robot to go on sale to the public.
iRobot co-founder wants a drone in every home | ZDNetIndustrial drone-maker CyPhy Works, headed by iRobot co-founder Helen Greiner, is taking a sharp turn with a new drone marketed at … just about everyone.
flexible is the new fast: how collaborative robots are redefining automation – Rethink RoboticsCollaborative robots were developed to address the lower volume, higher mix applications that have historically been impractical to automate.
‘Pepper’ the emotional robot, sells out within a minute – CNN.comA new robot, designed to emotionally interact with humans, sold out within a minute of its consumer release on Saturday. ” name=”description
Pepper robot to go on sale to public in Japan – BBC NewsPepper, the humanoid robot that its makers say can recognise and respond to human emotions, goes on sale in Japan this weekend.
This robot will take sick kids on a virtual trip to the zoo If everything goes to plan, the mildly terrifying robot in the image above could bring joy to some deserving children later this year. Robots For Good is
DARPA Robotics Challenge (Photos)The finalists in the DARPA Robotics Challenge faced off this weekend in a series of eight tasks meant to tease out which machines had the right stuff to help humans respond to natural and man-made disasters.

Doctor, Butler & Bodyguard: Meet the Futuristic Robot that Does It All

 Robot eyes will benefit from insect vision
Using Minecraft to unboggle the robot mind — ScienceDaily
Korea’s Team KAIST wins the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge | VentureBeat | Gadgets | by Jordan NovetThe Olympics of robotics shows that robots can perform a range of helpful tasks, even when their human operators can’t always immediately tell them what to do.

Korean Robot Makers Walk Off With $2 Million Prize

Robots compete in Fukushima-inspired US challenge | ABS-CBN NewsRobots from six countries including the United States, Japan and South Korea went diode-to-diode Friday in a disaster response challenge inspired by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown.
The Pentagon Wants These Robots To Save The Day : The Two-Way : NPRA competition in California is trying to ready robots for disaster response. But the bots have a ways to go.
Robots That Heal and Then Self-DestructRobots that heal and then dissolve inside of a human body, or otherwise self-destruct, have been under development for several years now, and MIT has come up with some that look like origami creations and weigh in at well under a gram. The origami-like creations developed by the MIT researchers are remarkably powerful for their […]
Robots match human dexterity and speed – StarTribune.comThe so-called machine-learning approach links powerful software techniques that make it possible for the robot to learn new tasks rapidly with a relatively small amount of training.
DALI: Robot Walker for Elderly People in Public Spaces | Science and Technology
 Underwater robot swarms use collective cognition to perform tasks
The New Robot Exhibit That Blasts You Into the FutureEver thought you’d play tic-tac-toe with a robot? Or watch mini bots play soccer? How about have a droid mimic your every move? You’ll do it all at the Museum of Science and Industry’s summer blockbuster.
Disney Research Lab Creates 3D Printed Robots that Emulate Animated Characters – 3DPrint.comAs annual passholders to Disney, my family and I spend many weekends there getting more than our money’s worth of fun–as well as deep inspiration. While I lumber in the familiar heat, carrying our well-worn family backpack that weighs as much as a baby Chewbacca, I am peppered with lively, enthus…
‘Mr. Robot’ Series Premiere Preview: Hackers As Underground HeroesWe preview USA’s original vigilante hacker series ‘Mr. Robot’ – starring Christian Slater and Rami Malek.
Watch a robotic cockroach launch a robotic bird – CNETResearchers at the University of California, Berkeley have designed a system that allows its VelociRoach robot to launch an ornithopter micro-aerial vehicle.
 New algorithm lets autonomous robots divvy up assembly tasks on the fly
10 Most Shockingly Human-Like Robots In The World – TheRichestWhether we like it or not, the Age of Robots is upon us. With the rapid growth of technology, and the amount of money being put into robotics labs and…
Beware the wounded robot: scientists develop machines that adapt to injury | Technology | The GuardianResearchers reproduce ‘animal-like’ ability to adopt new movements in response to damage, seen as crucial step towards widespread use of smart machines
Scientists create self-healing robots with ‘Borg-like’ ability to adapt to damage | South China Morning PostIntelligent robots that can adapt to injury, or even become more powerful under attack, are a mainstay of science fiction. Now scientists have developed the real-life version: robots that can “adapt like animals” to injuries and recover within…
‘World’s first’ robot kitchen cooks for visitors at CES Asia in Shanghai | South China Morning PostVisitors to the inaugural Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia in Shanghai on Monday were cooked food by a robotic kitchen, the first of its kind according to its creators….
Robots Get a Grip on Meat and Vegetables | MIT Technology ReviewAdvances in robotics make it possible to automate tasks such as processing poultry and vegetables.
Paralysed man controls robotic arm with intentionWashington, May 22 (IANS) In a pioneering feat, a team of US scientists has developed a novel system that allows a patient to control the movement of his…
New approach trains robots to match humans’ dexterity and speed – TwinCities.comBERKELEY, Calif. — In an engineering laboratory here, a robot has learned to screw the cap on a bottle, even figuring out the need to apply a subtle backward twist to find the thread before turning it the right way.
Ragnar Robotics to Release Open Source Educational Deltabot Platform – Details Revealed at RoboUniverse – 3DPrint.com
 Robotic sonar system inspired by bats
Tiny Micro Tug robots can pull 1800 times their own weight | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & AnalysisTiny Micro Tug robots can pull 1800 times their own weight – Researchers have developed lightweight robots that use strong and “smart” adhesive surfaces to pull up to 1,800 times their own weight.
WorkZone: Is a robotic future Pittsburgh’s revenge? | Pittsburgh Post-GazetteIn “Rise of the Robots,” Martin Ford predicts few jobs will be safe from new robots and computer technologies. 
Scientists want to send a fish-like ‘soft robot’ to swim the oceans of Europa – The Washington PostCornell researchers want to create a squid-like underwater rover to explore one of the many moons of Jupiter.
Military pushes for emergency robots as skeptics worry about lethal uses – The Washington PostA Pentagon contest of robots for rescue missions fuels imaginations — and anxiety — about the future.
New York hotel Yotel employs robot to help visitors with their luggage | Daily Mail OnlineYotel, a hotel in New York, now has a robot called the Yobot designed to help visitors with their luggage storage during the spare time before and after checkout.
Step inside the secret robot house – BBC NewsIn a leafy cul-de-sac in the Home Counties sits an ordinary semi with some extraordinary inhabitants.
‘Robotic pets may replace real ones in a decade’ | Business Standard NewsRead more about ‘Robotic pets may replace real ones in a decade’ on Business Standard. Robotic pets could replace their living counterparts by 2025 as our infatuation with technology grows and more people migrate to high-density city living, scientists claim. University of Melbourne animal welfare researcher Dr Jean-Loup Rault says
Artificial intelligence: should you be scared of angry robots? – TelegraphA New Zealand AI company is creating an extremely angry robot. But is this a cause for concern or an exciting computing development?
Robot swarms controlled with single-finger tablet swipe – E & T MagazineA new algorithm developed by American researchers enables operators to control large swarms of robots using a simple tablet computer and a beam of light.
Indian-origin teen Shubham Banerjee is Silicon Valley’s youngest entrepreneur – The Times of IndiaShubham built a Braille printer with a Lego robotics kit as a school science fair project.
Experts predict that one third of jobs will be replaced by robots – Business InsiderRise of the robots.
Yikes! Putin Will Soon Have Superhuman Robo-Soldiers! – Yahoo FinanceIt may not be sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads, but for a leader bent on expanding his global sphere of influence, an army of soldiers equipped with mind-controlled robotic exoskeletons may be the next best thing. 
Pint-Size Humanoid Helps Customers at Japanese Bank – Japan Real Time – WSJA robot started greeting customers this week at a branch of Japan’s largest lender, the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, an innovation the bank says is a first among major financial institutions.

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Robotic process automation: The new IT job killer? | InfoWorldRobotic process automation has higher-value IT tasks in its cross-hairs but could be the best antidote to outsourcing yet

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The road to Robocop: Policing in the 21st centuryWith the prospect of robot police officers hitting our streets, it’s worth taking a moment to look at the current state of affairs, where we’re headed, and whether it’s a good idea to give robots guns.
US Army’s TAR head up display to give soldiers a tactical edgePrecisely locating the positions of both friends and foes is key for a mission to roll out both smoothly and without avoidable casualties. The US Army has just revealed its latest innovation, a head-up display system for soldiers called “Tactical Augmented Reality,” or TAR.
Scientists have found a way to photograph people through walls using Wi-Fi – ScienceAlertCapturing ‘holograms’ from outside the room.
World’s first autonomous security vehicle with companion droneSurveillance drones and security robots are not new innovations on their own, but Singapore company Otsaw Digital has brought the two together. The O-R3 is the world’s first ground-aerial outdoor security robot that combines an autonomous roving ground vehicle with a surveillance drone.
3D imaging with centimeter precision through walls by using Wifi signals | NextBigFuture.com3D imaging with centimeter precision through walls by using Wifi signals
Emotion reading technology claims to spot criminals before they act Emotion reading technology could soon be used by police after a Russian firm created a tool that can identify people in a crowd and tell if they are angry, stressed or nervous.
Will tiny drones become a must-have for soldiers? – May. 9, 2017A Pentagon supplier releases a new drone that’s small enough to wear on one’s uniform.
The Military is Using Human Brain Waves to Teach Robots How to Shoot – Tech – GovExec.comWithout even realizing it, soldiers could soon be training robot sharpshooters to take their jobs.
Hundreds of privacy-invading apps are using ultrasonic sounds to track you | ZDNetApps are using ad-tracking audio signals that your phone can hear, but you can’t.
China develops advanced ultra-low altitude anti-ship unmanned system | Defence Blog
Russia tests mach 8 hypersonic missile and India works on mach 5 missile | NextBigFuture.comRussia tests mach 8 hypersonic missile and India works on mach 5 missile
Your Computer Might Become an Expert Lip Reader to Keep Your Data SafeDespite being the most common way to protect computers and sensitive data, passwords are a terrible security solution. So scientists at Hong Kong Baptist University are teaching computers to read a user’s lips as a far more secure method of biometric security.
No more “I’m not a robot” with Google’s Invisible reCAPTCHATicking the “I’m not a robot” checkbox on an internet form may soon become a thing of the past. Google has officially announced its Invisible reCAPTCHA service, which is able to differentiate humans from bots without additional input from the website user.
Meet ‘Silent Hunter’ – China’s New ‘Armored Vehicle Slicing’ Laser Gun | Zero HedgeWhile politicians are more than willing to rattle their economic sabres at China, we suspect, after China flaunted a range of high-tech weaponry at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference in Dubai, we suspect Washington will slow its roll a little with any kinetic warmongery…
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The US Navy plans to fire laser weapons off of ships within a year – Business InsiderLaser weapons will be developed in a three-phase approach in order to fire the weapon from destroyers at cruise missiles, drones, aircraft, and small boats.
The GM cyborg dragonflies that can spy on you | Daily Mail OnlineDraper Labs collaborated with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Maryland to create the dragonfly cyborgs that can pollinate flowers when commanded and be used in surveillance operations.” name=”description
DARPA develops digital copilot for military aircraft | Fox NewsALIAS can fly a military helicopter and then move into another aircraft and fly that too— and ALIAS is not human.
Technological Fixes for Climate ChangeClimate change is a very real problem; here we explore the various geoengineering solutions currently in development which may help.
The lie-detecting security kiosk of the futureWhen you engage in international travel, you may one day find yourself face-to-face with border security that is polite, bilingual and responsive—and robotic.” name=”Description
Autonomous, unmanned swarmboats secure harbor approaches for US NavyThe US Navy’s Office of naval research (ONR) recently showed off the progress it’s making in the area of robotic warfare with a demonstration of how autonomous swarmbots can patrol and secure harbor approaches.
“Invisible” images created with off-the-shelf inkjet printersResearchers at the University of Utah have devised a method to create invisible images embedded within normal-looking images using cheap inkjet printers. The data hidden in these images can then only be revealed using sub-millimeter electromagnetic radiation
THeMIS ADDER weaponized UGV aces first live fire testsAfter unveiling it in February, Milrem and ST Kinetics have conducted the first live fire tests of their weaponized UGV, the THeMIS ADDER. Armed with a heavy machine gun, the UGV aced the tests, paving the way for robots that may eventually support or even replace ground troops on the battlefield.
Cough syrup with GPS tracker helps police nab suspected pharmacy burglars – LA TimesNo one would have ever known that a nondescript bottle of cough syrup perched on a shelf at a Tustin pharmacy contained something ingenious: a GPS device.
Meet The Gun That Shoots…Pepper Spray PelletsMeet Salt, a pneumatic pistol designed to stop home intruders.
Intelligent humanoid robot ‘Sanbot’ fights crime at airports with facial recognition software – Mirror OnlineThe machines can also provide customer service and help airport passengers with their queries
Battle of the Bots: How AI Is Taking Over the World of Cybersecurity
How Blockchain Will Disrupt Our Election SystemDuring this time of unprecedented talk of election rigging, Blockchain could prove to be a completely transparent and secure way to vote. The disrupting power of the Blockchain is not just limited to voting, it also has the potential of making government more transparent and accountable for corruption.
Augmented War: New Combat Helmets Are Equipped With Microsoft’s HoloLensLimpidArmor’s CRS is integrated with cameras outside a tank to give the wearer a 360-degree view of both optical and thermal systems without exposing them to additional risk. From improving military operations to helping NASA prepare to explore Mars, VR/AR tech is being used in an ever-growing number of industries.
NASA’s Scout Space Monitoring System Gave 5 Days Warning of Passing AsteroidThanks to NASA’s Scout, we received warning of an incoming asteroid five days ahead of it (completely missing the planet). With the ever-lengthening list of near-Earth objects, it is a comfort to know that there are currently systems in place to monitor threats, and they are only getting better.
Laser Mounted Combat Vehicles Are Set to Roll-Out in 2017Laser weapons haven’t been popularly utilized on the battlefield, but a new joint effort between General Dynamics and the U.S. army may change that. The effort would mount lasers on combat vehicles in order to bring down the thousands of remotely piloted aircraft currently in use.
Airline app lets passengers view luggage location on mapsThough some luggage now has integrated location tracking, the vast majority, of course, do not. US airline Delta, however, is making it possible for anyone to track their luggage, no matter how low-tech it may be, using its Fly Delta app.
Real-Life RoboCop: Dubai’s Police Force is Getting Android Reinforcements Next YearThis real-life Robocop goes full android and can even shake your hand. This bot is the latest development in automatic policing and with the rapid advancements in AI, there’s plenty more to come.
Military Warns Lenovo Poses Cyber Spy ThreatThe Pentagon’s Joint Staff recently warned against using equipment made by China’s Lenovo computer manufacturer.
US vs China: Is China In Front of the US in Developing Hypersonic Weapons? – Warrior – ScoutThe US wants to say in front of China with hypersonic weapons able to travel at five-times the speed of sound and destroy targets with a “kinetic energy” warhead.
Terrifying footage of Russia’s ‘world first’ death-ray weapon that uses microwaves to fry enemy drones – Mirror OnlineInstead of using rounds of bullets or shells to destroy enemy targets, this new weapon, which can be seen in this video, will use directed microwave energy
Nuclear-armed drones? They may be closer than you think | Asia Times
One Big Question: What goes into making a color-changing tank?New Atlas asks Peter Murphy from the University of South Australia a single question as part of our regular One Big Question series: What goes into making a color-changing military tank?
Use your body, not WiFi, to transmit secure passwords – FuturityResearchers are testing a way to send secure passwords through a person’s body—no WiFi needed—to devices, such as a smart door lock or insulin pump.
Experts Predict: “By 2040 More Crime Will Be Committed by Machines Than by Humans”With the Internet of Things integrating tech into our daily lives more and more, the widespread use of artificial intelligence could bring with it more AI-powered crime. Expert predicts that 35 percent of jobs now done by humans could be replaced by robots in the future, increasing the potential for AI crime.
Quantum teleportation was just achieved over more than 7 km of city fibre – ScienceAlertIt’s getting real.
Man vs. machine: L.A. sheriff’s deputies use robot to snatch rifle from barricaded suspect, end standoff – LA TimesAn hours-long standoff in the darkness of the high desert came to a novel end when Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies used a robot to stealthily snatch a rifle from an attempted murder suspect, authorities said Thursday. Officials said the use of the robot to disarm a violent suspect was unprecedented…
The £3BILLION stealth ship described as Starship Enterprise of the seas shows up on enemy radar as a fishing boat – Mirror OnlineThe futuristic American destroyer, named the USS Zumwalt, is the naval version of a stealth bomber and is the deadliest vessel ever built
Security services concerned amateur ‘biohackers’ could create biological weapons, academic says | The IndependentThe security services are concerned that ‘biohackers’ could develop biological weapons or other potentially dangerous substances.
As Cybersecurity Threat Grows, Space Is the New Frontier | RealClearDefenseThe recent hacking of the Democratic National Committee may have made for political drama, and even the departure of the committee’s Chairwoman, but it also raised serious concerns about foreign…
More third parties know what you do online – FuturityFrom 1996 to 2016, third-party web tracking increased four-fold on top sites. “…web tracking should remain an area of concern for privacy advocates.”
Enemy drone swarms are coming for American troops, Army warnsOfficial site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day’s breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons.” name=”description
Britain looks to robot dragonflies and lasers for future defenseBritain’s MoD has provided a glimpse of the future of war by unveiling plans that include the development of robotic dragonflies, laser weapons, and virtual reality helmets as part of a new defense innovation initiative designed to speed the transition of new systems from the lab to the battlefield.
The World’s Police Robots [INFOGRAPHIC]Robo-prison guards. Counter terrorism rovers. Riot control drones. Meet the controversial robots that are muddying the relationship between man and machine.
15 cool new military weapons joining the fight | Washington ExaminerNow more than ever, the Defense Department is placing a premium on innovation, launching partnerships with Silicon Valley companies and finding ways for smaller firms to sell their wares to the Pentagon. At the same time, leadership has stressed to traditional defense contractors that they need to invest their own money on research and development if they want to keep the Pentagon as a customer. 
Vladimir Putin Plots a New Fleet of Spies in Space – The Daily BeastRussia is working on new, advanced surveillance satellites. But U.S. spooks are already a step ahead.
The Marines Now Have A Robot That Comes Equipped with a Machine GunThe US Marines are actively testing the Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System, a robot that can provide fire support and drag infantrymen out of harm’s way.
Russian 6th-Gen Fighter Jet To Fly With Swarms of Protector DronesRussian’s sixth-generation fighter jet will operate in conjunction with drone swarms armed with electromagnetic cannons, an official said.
Blockchains: Ukraine’s Solution to Ending Corruption?The Minister of Finance of Ukraine announced big plans of utilizing blockchain systems to carry out certain government activities efficiently, securely, and transparently, starting with selling government property through blockchain-based platform Auction 3.0.
MIT’s Riffle Anonymity Network is Said to Best Tor in Securing PrivacyIf you’re worried that you’re being watched, using this software developed by researchers from MIT and EPFL will help you keep your online transactions private. This software is way more secure than its predecessors.
China’s Most Ambitious Sci-Tech Projects [Infographic]From the largest radio telescope to the fastest supercomputer, and every world record in between.
A New 400K Distance Record Set in Quantum CryptographyA team from China has refined the measurement-independent quantum cryptography method, sending keys and data faster and farther away than other teams thus far.
Jetpacks are One Step Closer to Becoming Standard for U.S. SoldiersJetpack Aviation, the company that made the JB 9, has revealed to the Wall Street Journal that they are in talks with the U.S. military to further develop their jetpack technology.
China’s Planning A Massive Sea Lab 10,000 Feet UnderwaterChina is planning to build an enormous underwater lab for research purposes; however, the country notes that “it will carry some military functions.”
New “Iron Man” Special Forces Exoskeleton Stops Bullets With Liquid ArmorThe U.S. military expects to have advanced combat exoskeleton prototypes with a host of advanced technologies available by 2018.
Air Force Envisions Future Fighter Jet for 2030s – Warrior – ScoutThe Air Force is beginning conceptual work on a future fighter jet with new computing technology, weapons, electronic warfare systems and sensing applications. The new platform, which is inted to counter future and emerging threats, will be designed to fly well into the 2030s and beyond
Governments Turn to Commercial Spyware to Intimidate Dissidents – NYTimes.com
Powerful facial-recognition software can shred your privacy with just 1 photo – MarketWatchSoon anybody with a high-resolution camera and the right software will be able to determine your identity. That it will have serious implications for your privacy.
A First Look at America’s Supergun – WSJThe Navy’s experimental railgun fires a hardened projectile at staggering velocity—a battlefield meteorite with the power to blow holes in enemy ships and level terrorist camps.
FBI wants to keep secret who’s stored in its massive biometric database | ZDNet
Terrorist? Pedophile? A start-up says it can uncover secrets by analyzing faces – Chicago TribuneAn Israeli start-up says it can take one look at a person’s face and realize character traits that are undetectable to the human eye.
Battelle Fielding 100 Drone Zappers To Pentagon, Homeland Security |The military has turned to a directed energy frequency jammer mounted on an assault rifle-type frame to deal with the growing threat of small drones to military
You’ll soon have to hand over your DNA if you want to visit Kuwait – ScienceAlertNah, I’m good.
Riot Control Robot Can Zap ProtestersThe robot – which is 1.5m tall and weighs 78kg – has been compared to a Dalek from Dr Who.
Firefighter Helmets Now Have Built In Thermal ImagingA fire protection and security company recently launched a new product called the “Scott Sight,” a face mask that incorporates thermal imaging with a display screen.
The sound of your skull could soon replace your password – seriously – ScienceAlertMore secure than "123456".
New Law Requires all Dogs in the UK to be MicrochippedAs of April 6, 2016, UK law requires all dogs that are eight weeks old or older to have microchip implants. Microchips will address “reckless” ownership, as well as save taxpayers’ cash that would otherwise be used to look after strays.

 

Watch how easy it is for someone to hack your iPhone | TechCrunchWith all the hoopla surrounding the FBI-Apple controversy, it may surprise you how easy it is to hack into an iPhone. 
Watch DARPA’s New Self-Guided Bullets Turn in Mid-Flight, Following Their TargetDARPA has created self-steering bullets which use a real-time optical guidance system to hit both moving and accelerating targets with high accuracy.

 

This is the Fastest Hydrogen-Powered Car Ever Designed, And it’s Simply Astounding
This Flexible Film Could Be the Key To Making Invisibility Cloaks
Trick an iPhone fingerprint sensor with Play-Doh – Tech InsiderAll you need is a dental mold and some Play-Doh.
Hypersonic Missiles May Be a Reality in the Next DecadeHypersonic missiles and drones may be coming to a world near you.
US Army will have laser weapons by 2023 as bosses say killer technology is close | Daily Mail OnlineMary J. Miller told the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities ‘I believe we’re very close’ to laser weapons.
Forget iPhones—The FBI Wants to Unlock Your DNAThe contest between Apple and the FBI over privacy echoes a more troubling fight over who can have access to your DNA.
DARPA Unleashes its Autonomous, Submarine-Hunting DronesDARPA has announced that its latest submarine hunting drone, ACTUV, is ready for action – potentially starting a drone revolution in naval warfare.
Metal Storm Gun – 1 Million Rounds/Minute | RealClearDefenseThe highest rate of fire for a machine gun in service is the M134 Minigun. The weapon was designed in the late 1960s for helicopters and armored vehicles. It fires 7.62 mm calibre rounds at a…
Sheriff’s Department Uses Drone to Help Fight Crime, KeepThe Ouachita County Sheriff's Office added a new addition to the force to help them to fight crime and protect the public.
SpaceX And Russia Change The Rules Of The Military Launch Market | TechCrunchIt’s been a tough week for United Launch Alliance (ULA). A hearing last Wednesday brought news of a potential ban on Russian made RD-180 engines which ULA..
US tests ‘Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle’ over California | Daily Mail OnlineThe launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base was testing thrusters on the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, which is designed to crash into enemy missiles and destroy them.
Lily, A Camera Drone That Automatically Follows You, Pulls In A Mountainous $34 Million In Pre-orders | TechCrunchSelf-driving drone Lily has had quite the success in sales and it’s not even on the market yet. The startup pulled in a whopping $34 million in pre-orders by..
ISIS Has Its Own Encrypted Chat App | TechCrunchTerrorists are communicating over a new secure Android app after getting kicked off WhatsApp, Telegram, and other messengers. Called “Alrawi”, the encrypted..
Hackers cause electricity ‘blackout’ in Ukraine (Wired UK)Cyber attack causes lights to go out in Ukraine
Border Patrol Doubles Down on High-Tech SecurityAlthough there have been several high profile gaffes, the U.S. Border Enforcement Agency is committed to employing new tech to adapt.” name=”description
Meet Knightscope’s Crime-Fighting Robots | TechCrunchThe robots might one day rise up and take over, but a Palo Alto startup called Knightscope has developed a fleet of crime-fighting machinery it hopes to keep..
Inside the Ring: China preps for space warfare – Washington TimesFollowing recent tests of anti-satellite missiles and near-space hypersonic vehicles, China’s military will soon create a new Space Force within the People’s Liberation Army, a sign Beijing is preparing for future space warfare.
The Coolest Military Tech Coming In 2016 | RealClearDefenseAmerica’s troops have cool gear coming their way in 2016. Here’s a look at some of it: 1. The first Ford-Class supercarrier will take to the seas Photo: US Navy Mass Communication…
Google Begins Testing Password-Free Logins | TechCrunchGoogle confirmed this morning it’s now testing a new way to sign into your Google account without having to type in a password. Instead, those who have been..
Star Wars: how future world conflicts will be decided in space – TelegraphThe next world conflict will begin in space with superpowers or terrorists blasting communications and spy satellites out of orbit, defence experts predict
Next generation supersonic ‘Air Dominance’ jet to have laser weapons | Daily Mail OnlineKnown internally as NG Air Dominance, the craft features laser weapons and is rumoured to fly at supersonic speeds, although Northrop Grumman say its specs are still classified.
Latest Hack Like “Stealing a Master Key to Get Into Any Government Building”Juniper Networks, a US government subcontractor, has been compromised in a hack that could have exposed countless classified communications over the past three years.
Autonomous Weaponized Robots: Not Just Science Fiction – WSJRobotics expert Noel Sharkey describes a confluence of developing technologies that could endanger our lives and our rights.
This War On Math Is Bullshit | TechCrunchThe smoke had barely begun to clear from the horrific attacks in Paris, in a neighborhood where I used to live, before the usual suspects started trying to..
How honeypot tech tricks hackers into chasing their own tails | ZDNetTrying to prevent hacking attacks is a losing proposition, says Illusive Networks CEO Shlomo Touboul. Keeping them busy with phony data is a much better strategy.
Security officials need ‘big data analytics’ to pinpoint threats: report – The Globe and MailDetails emerge from declassified version of secret draft presentation for Public Safety Canada’s internal policy committee
2015’s scariest data breaches: CVS, Anthem, IRS, and worse | ZDNetUpdated: It’s coming up to the end of the year. The leaves are turning, but the hacks keep on coming.
Russia Reveals Secret Nuclear-Armed Drone Sub – Washington Free Beacon
Cyber hackers are GREATER threat to UK security than nuclear weapons | UK | News | Daily ExpressHACKERS now pose more of a threat to world security than nuclear weapons, one of the country’s top cyber terror experts warned last night.
Inside the Ring: Details of Chinese space weapons revealed – Washington TimesA forthcoming report by the congressional U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission provides new details of China’s space-weapons programs, dubbed counterspace arms, that are aimed at destroying or jamming U.S. satellites and limiting American combat operations around the world.
Pentagon calls for drone that drops payloads at night before vanishing | Daily Mail OnlineDarpa, based in Arlington, Virginia, is funding a new project to develop aircraft (stock image shown) that can ‘fully vanish within four hours of payload delivery or within 30 minutes of morning civil twilight’.
10 things you didn’t know about the Dark Web | ZDNetA basic guide to the Internet’s underbelly — the Dark Web.
Yes, Facebook is stalking you | New York Post
Feds Developed App That Predicts ‘Psychological Status’ of Americans – Washington Free Beacon
Office of Personnel Mgmt: 5.6M estimated to have fingerprints stolen in breachThe Office of Personnel Management announced Wednesday that 5.6 million people are now estimated to have had their fingerprint information stolen,
Air Force Delivers New and Innovative Vision of Future Warfare | RealClearDefenseIt’s 2035, and US Air Force pilots are flying D model Joint Strike Fighters. This afterburning F-35D controls an uninhabited long-range strike bomber in tandem with a team of…
DHS Wants Boeing to Test a Brain Chip in Firm’s Self-Destructing ‘Black’ Spyphone – Nextgov.com
Lockheed Unveils ‘TR-X’ As Next-Generation U-2Lockheed Unveils ‘TR-X’ As Next-Generation U-2    WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin this week revealed its Skunk Works’ proposal for a next-generation U-2 spy plane, a tactical reconnaissance aircraft called “TR-X.
First State Legalizes Taser Drones for Cops, Thanks to a Lobbyist – The Daily BeastNorth Dakota police can now fire everything from stun guns to tear gas from flying robots thanks to a lobbyist from Big Drone.
Web’s random numbers are too weak, researchers warn – BBC NewsThe data scrambling systems used by millions of web servers could be much weaker than they ought to be, say researchers.
San Diego Unified Uses Facial Recognition SoftwareSan Diego Unified, which has its own police force, uses facial recognition software, but says so far it’s only been used on adults.
2015’s biggest security breaches: CVS, Anthem, IRS, and worse | ZDNetIt’s not just the size of the data breach. It’s how sensitive the data is.
Battery Attributes Can Be Used To Track Web Users | TechCrunchA team of European security researchers has published a paper analyzing how the battery life of mobile devices could be used to track web browsing habits of..
Drawing Lessons From July’s Jeep Hack | TechCrunchIf you were anywhere near the internet in late July, you probably read the news: Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, two security researchers who specialize..
Warning after security experts hack Tesla car – BBC NewsSecurity researchers at the Def Con hackers’ conference reveal another car’s vulnerability to attack.
Musk, Hawking warn of ‘inevitable’ killer robot arms race (Wired UK)Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk are among 1,000 academics, researchers and public figures to warn that a global robotic arms race “is virtually inevitable” unless a ban is imposed on autonomous weapons
Chrysler’s Solution To The Jeep Hack Is 1.4 Million USB Drives | TechCrunchYou’ve probably read the WIRED story “Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It” by now. Either way, it was scary as hell. Today, the..
Out of Shadows: New tech allows face recognition in utter darkness — RT News
Russians hackers used Twitter, photos to reach U.S. computers: report – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Russian government-backed hackers who penetrated high-profile U.S. government and defense industry computers this year used a method combining Twitter with data hidden in seemingly benign photographs, according to experts studying the campaign. 
The impossible war on encryption | ZDNetThe government wants to be able to read every message passing over the internet. It’s a wish that, if it came true, could do more harm than good.
Meet the world’s most secure smartphones (in pictures) | ZDNetFor the privacy conscious, these smartphones are said to offer the best in information security.

 

FBI chief: Strong encryption lets bad guys ‘communicate with impunity’ | ZDNetIt’s time for a proper debate on the use of encryption, says FBI director, but balancing security and privacy will be very hard.
Exoskeletons and weapons that can’t miss revealed as super soldiers of tomorrow | Daily Mail OnlineSuper Soldiers: How Tech Is Transforming The Future Of Warfare is in the latest issue of How It Works Magazine on sale now. A stock image of a soldier is pictured.
Why the next World War will be a cyberwar first, and a shooting war second | ZDNetOpinion: The US already has lost the first battles, and may not have the national will to defend itself in the inevitable global conflict to come. David Gewirtz looks at the geopolitical implications of cyberwarfare.
Russia Tested Hypersonic Glide Vehicle in February | Washington Free BeaconMoscow is developing a new, ultra-high speed strategic attack vehicle similar to China’s hypersonic weapon, according to military analysts.
Security researcher casually drops Adobe Reader, Windows critical vulnerability bomb | ZDNetA Google Project Zero researcher has revealed the existence of 15 vulnerabilities in the software, including critical issues and one exploit which may completely bypass all system defense.
Google removes “always listening” code from Chromium | ZDNetAfter including closed-source code that enabled Chromium to listen in to a computer’s microphone, Google bowed to backlash and removed it from the open-source browser.
The World’s Weirdest Security Devices | Ellie WiddowsonFor almost as long as humans have existed we’ve understood the importance of home security. From the caves and clubs of the Stone Age to the moats and castles of the Middle Ages, ensuring our homes remain secure and private has always been a priority.
Hackers steal data using gadget inside pitta bread – BBC NewsSecret encryption keys can be stolen using a cheap gadget so small it could be concealed inside some pitta bread.
Robots could replace immigration officers under new technology presented in Paris – TelegraphFrench electrical systems company Thales demonstrates tall robot that waves through passengers after machine scans everything from passports to irises
Science Daily Exponential TechnologiesIris recognition gives smartphone users more security options, expert says — ScienceDaily
DHS secretly videotaping citizens to ‘predict crime’A Free Press For A Free People Since 1997
Big Data Could be Reason for Large-Scale Nation State Attacks – Infosecurity MagazineBig Data Could be Reason for Large-Scale Nation State Attacks.Sophisticated analytics single out vulnerable individuals to spies, says Context
OPM Hack Far Deeper Than Publicly Acknowledged, Went Undetected For More Than A Year, Sources Say – ABC NewsMassive Hack Went Undetected For More Than a Year, Sources Say
The U.S. government can’t protect its own data, and doesn’t want you protecting yours eitherThe OPM Building in WashingtonLate Thursday evening, for the second time in less than a year, U.S. government authorities admitted that hackers manag
Brainwaves May Replace Passwords: Cyber-Security TechA new study sheds light on what may one day replace passwords. The cyber-security study comes from researchers at New York’s Binghamton
Wi-Fi signals can help count people in a crowd | Zee NewsA Wi-Fi signal can be used to count the number of people in a given space, leading to diverse applications such as energy efficiency to search-and-rescue operations.
US’ big data breaches offer treasure trove for hackers – The Economic TimesUS officials have said on condition of anonymity they believe the hackers are based in China, but Washington has not publicly blamed Beijing.
ipernity: Authorities Now Using Drones at London Airport for Counter Terrorism Monitoring by Ronda ThaoAfter a review of London Airports safety and security hvac systems and also group by counter terrorism experts the Police are qualified consent to utilize UAV drones for factors of counter terrorism security.The National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters took 18 months to choose that drone mod

 

Massive Chinese Divine Eagle drone pictured for first time | Daily Mail OnlineNamed the ‘Divine Eagle’, the drone is a high-altitude UAV that can detect stealth aircraft with radar. It reportedly flew in February, but this is the first time images of the drone have emerged.
Privacy concerns over facial recognition test program – CBS NewsFor 3 months, border agents at a major airport will test technology to try and identify foreigners who have overstayed their welcome

 

Oakville Entrepreneur Develops Wi-Fi Video Doorbell – Canada buzz | Examiner.comBy Paul Fitzgerald – Camera Powered Device Provides Comfort and Safety for Homeowners A local entrepreneur in the Town of Oakville is helping play a role in com
Air Force confirms work on terrifying new weapon | Daily Mail OnlineChamp, or Counter-electronics High-powered microwave Advanced Missile Project, is now an ‘operational system already in our tactical air force’, according to Major General Thomas Masiello.
Could thieves use jamming technology to steal your car? | Technology | The GuardianTheoretical attack becomes real as criminals begin using jammers to block remote locking car keys
FBI Warns ‘Ransomware’ Scams on the RiseThere’s an old Internet scam floating around that’s getting some new attention lately. It’s called “ransomware,” and if you’re unlucky, it may have alread…
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U.S. Army Develops ‘Lifesaving’ Blast-Proof Wallpaper The U.S. Army have come up with a special type of wallpaper that minimises the impact of exploding buildings. The difference between this potentially lifesaving invention and the boring wallpaper w
Special Operators Are Using Rapid DNA Readers – Defense OneConducting a midnight SEAL raid on a terrorist compound? Positive DNA identification is just 90 minutes away.
Burglars use drone helicopters to target homes – TelegraphPolice warn thieves are piloting the mini-helicopters carry out surveillance on homes to burgle
Apple, Google Tell Obama He’s Wrong About Encryption
Sneaky security system fools hackers with fake passwords when cracked | PCWorldErsatzPasswords, a research project, aims to stop the cracking of password hashes
SiliconBeat – Twistlock, SF startup with Israeli roots, launches new security technology
Hacker made United jet fly sideways, FBI agent told – UPI.comA computer security expert suspected of hacking into airline flight systems told FBI agents that he once steered a plane sideways, an affidavit states.
Combination locks are no match for this Arduino-powered crackerIf you need a reminder not to put your complete trust in standard combination locks, here it is. Samy Kamkar, who once also engineered software that can

Airport Security Advances Clash With Privacy Issues

Sensors

Wearable ‘lab on a chip’ could test blood, sweat, or salad – FuturityThe new technology could test your blood or sweat to tell you if you’re sick or detect germs in your salad, all while sitting on your wrist.
New center will push frontiers of sensing technology | MIT NewsMIT unveils SENSE.nano, a “center of excellence” to help usher in the new age of ubiquitous sensing of our environment, our bodies, and our built systems.
Could blowing on a bracelet predict asthma attacks? – FuturityA new sensor measures lung inflammation in people with asthma. It’s small enough that it could eventually be part of wearable devices.
Light-equipped pillow waits for light sleep​By now, most people are familiar with sunrise alarm clocks. Well, Los Angeles-based Mode Modern has taken that concept and applied it to a pillow. The Sunrise Smart Pillow does more than just lighting up in the morning, however.
Watch the incredible moment a colour-blind grandpa sees colour for the first time – ScienceAlertGet out your tissues.
Solar-powered synthetic skin could give prostheses a sense of touchScientists are reporting a breakthrough in which they have integrated solar cells into a graphene-based electronic skin, raising the possibility of prosthetic limbs that are both sensitive to touch and entirely self-powered.
Arunachal boy develops goggles for blind, using parking sensor technology | india-news | Hindustan TimesThe Goggles for Blind (G4B) can be worn by the visually impaired, and using technology similar to parking sensors in cars, they can be alerted about nearby objects, without using a…
UTA Professor Invents Breath Monitor To Detect Flu « CBS Dallas / Fort WorthIt’s a revolutionary device that makes it possible to diagnose flu cases at home.
Humans Are Being Taught to Echolocate Like Dolphins – and It’s Surprisingly Easy
Portable sensor will alert you if you stinkIt could only have come from Japan. From the country that gave the world smart toilets comes a device that saves users from being socially ostracized by telling them whether or not they smell.
Bixi is a smart motion controller straight out of Minority Report | StuffSkip a song, get the lights, call your mum – all by waving your paw
Eavesdropping AI detects the tone of conversationsMIT researchers have developed a system that can detect whether the tone of a conversation is happy, sad or neutral. For those with conditions that make it difficult to understand regular social cues, this could offer a future where a digital social coach in the pocket could help relieve anxiety.
A New Sensor to See Through Walls | Make:The walabot is a 3D imaging sensor that can detect motion and speed, see through walls, and analyse materials to tell you their composition.
Heat-Seeking Robot Skin Senses Warm Bodies Like A SnakeTechnocrats in the robotics field are in a furious race to create robotic man, and skin plays an integral part. Heat-seeking skin can detect nearby humans.
Scientists develop device to detect 17 different diseases – just from patient’s breathAs far back as 400 BC, Hippocrates advised his students to smell their patients’ breath to detect if they were ill.
This New Wearable Health Monitor Can Stick to Almost AnythingResearchers have developed a process that prints high-performance, silicon-based computers on soft, sticker-like surfaces capable of fitting into the asymmetric contours of the body. 
Star Trek’s Medical Tricorders Have Made It to the Final Round of XPrizeTwo teams have advanced to the final round of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition to create a medical tricorder inspired by the one in the “Star Trek” television series. A handheld diagnostic device could improve healthcare tremendously, giving people instant access to information about their vital signs, illnesses, and more.
Hand-held breathalyzer identifies which foods don’t agree with youIt appears the gases coming out of our bodies may have something more to tell us besides the world’s oldest joke. Aire is a small, hand-held device that measures chemicals in your breath to help design a diet best suited to your specific digestive system.
“World’s smallest EKG” makes for a healthier smartwatchAlthough some smartwatches claim to be health-focused, a team based in the United Kingdom has set out to one-up them with the Cronovo. Capable of tracking stress levels, metabolism and heart rate, the company says its watch is the world’s smallest EKG.
Smart cane packs parking sensor tech and beeps when collisions are imminentThe mySmartCane system is the latest modern-day take on a centuries-old mobility aid, consisting of a ball that can be retrofitted to existing canes to equip them with parking sensor-like technology and give users a better sense of their surroundings.
Suit full of sensors may boost stroke rehabAfter stroke patients finish their programs at rehabilitation clinics, it’s important to know how they progress at home. That’s why a student at the University of Twente developed a sensor-laden suit that transmits data to therapists via the internet.
Patch captures sweat to track body’s response to exercise – FuturityA new device sticks to the skin, captures sweat, and can say if you need to drink more water, replenish electrolytes, or even seek medical help.
The ingenious ONUSblue alcohol and drug detection patchThe ONUSblue alcohol detection patch tells you when you’ve reached the legal threshold and has the potential to save millions of lives. The company’s product roadmap is even more interesting with the detection of marijuana, methamphetime and a range of illegal recreational substances to follow.
Nanobionic Implant Transforms Spinach Into a Bomb Detector
Monitor finds source of polluted air in your home – FuturityAirSense not only warns of a problem with indoor air, but also identifies the source of the pollution and offers suggestions on how to remedy the situation.
Bacteria with ‘thermostats’ could bring drugs to your gut – FuturityScientists report advances toward engineered bacteria that respond to temperature, including heat from ultrasound and fever.
“Diabetes breathalyzer” could put an end to the pokesOrdinarily, diabetes is diagnosed via painful and invasive blood tests. If research currently being performed at the University of Oxford is anything to go by, however, patients may soon just have to blow into a reusable breathalyzer-like device.
Elgato Eve Motion wireless sensor with HomeKit tech turns things off for you – SlashGearElgato has unveiled its latest product called the Eve Motion. As the name suggests the Eve Motion is a wireless motion sensor that has HomeKit tech inside. It
Look ma no hands! Gesture sensor will offer touch-free gadget controlNo doubt you’ve needed to control a device while keeping your hands free or while keeping your dirty hands clear of your expensive tech. Where hopelessness and frustration may previously have abounded, a new gesture-control device called the Bixi – now raising funds on Kickstarter – could help.
New Tech Allows Deaf People To Sense SoundsWith 28.8 million adults in the U.S. that could benefit from hearing aids, a new vest that translates sound into touch is a new frontier of auditory possibility. This vest is the latest tech that seeks to assist those with disability while also expanding the ways in which humans perceive the world.
Sensor-filled biobridge opening to foot traffic in the NetherlandsIn an effort to demonstrate the use of a construction material that is more sustainable than common alternatives, Dutch students have constructed a 14-m (46-ft) long footbridge out of hemp and flax fibers. The so-called “biobridge” is to be located in Eindhoven and will open this week.
This Sock Grants Sensation to Prosthetic FeetAustrian researchers have developed an affordable smart garment worn over prosthetic feet and ankles that provides sensation to amputees through vibrations. We can expect to see more smart garments for amputees and the team is already working on making a version for hands.
Self-Driving Car Sensors Just Got Smaller, Cheaper, and Better All at Once
Sound-sensing baby bed is set to rock your infant’s worldWhile babies are great in most ways, they’re not exactly conducive to getting a full night’s sleep. Realizing this, pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp joined forces with designer Yves Béhar and a team at MIT’s Media Lab to create a solution. The automated Snoo baby bed is the result.
Diet cutlery? Electronic spoons which make food taste sweeter on horizonDieters will be able to have their cake and eat it after scientists developed a device which makes low-sugar food taste sweeter.
Sixth Senses in the Animal World (Infographic)Think Superman’s got the market cornered on super senses? Think again.
Sensor tech in helmets signals when players need a breakIn one Florida school district, every high school player has one of the new “smart” helmets that track and measure blows to players’ heads.
New Platform to Offer Health Insights By Listening To Speech | Digital TrendsResearchers think using machine learning to analyze voices can reveal health-related insights.
Wearable sensors improve troop tracking and situational awareness without GPSThe British MoD has unveiled a new wearable sensor technology designed to keep track of squaddies and prevent friendly fire incidents. The Dismounted Close Combat Sensors (DCCS) system will allow commanders to track troops without GPS, while providing better situational awareness.
Say Hello To Your Very Own Smart Weather StationSKY detects rain gives real-time wind speed and direction, and measures UV index.
Hypoxia sensor to protect US fighter pilotsHypoxia is regarded as the biggest safety concern of the US fixed-wing air fleets, and now a new system for monitoring pilot breathing and collecting in-flight data on hypoxia incidents is being developed.
New sensor chip will give you quick analysis of your drinking waterThe new AquaDx chip will work with the hand-held MyDx portable analyzer to test for the presence of toxic chemicals or elements in water in about six minutes.
US Army tests drones that sniff out clouds of chemical agentsDrones are proving their worth in dangerous situations we don’t want to expose humans to. Now a team from the US Army’s Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center have tested a new pair of unmanned vehicles that can be used to detect chemical and biological agents on the battlefield or in an attack.
NFL Changes to “Smart Football” They have added a lightweight, quarter-sized sensor that will measure game data as things happen throughout the game.
Stride sensors step in to stop the elderly taking a tumbleEven the healthiest over-65s are at risk of taking a fall, but monitoring their movements can impact heavily on their independence. Researchers have developed a system to monitor elderly people in their homes, watching out for signs that a fall might be imminent and alerting caregivers.
Samsung is making Super-Fast “Digital-Eyes” Using IBM’s Brain-Imitating ChipUsing IBM’s TrueNorth, a brain-emulating chip, Samsung was able to improve its Dynamic Vision Sensor to consume much less power and control gadgets with hand gestures.
Vibrating railway tracks could power wireless warning sensorsTypically, at controlled railway crossings, hard-wired sensors are used to detect when trains are coming. Now, however, researchers at Britain’s University of Huddersfield are creating tiny wireless sensors that are powered by vibrations in the rails themselves.
Certain gestures wake up this always-on camera – FuturityA new always-on camera can watch for specific types of movement without draining batteries or running up electricity bills.
WalabotDIY gives home renovators x-ray visionFor DIY home improvers, avoiding gas lines, water pipes and wiring is tricky if you don’t have an in-depth knowledge of the house plan. That’s where WalabotDIY steps in, allowing avid home improvers to see what dangers might lurk behind an innocent wall.
Will foreign hackers disrupt the U.S. election? – FuturityThere is a real possibility that hacking could affect the November presidential election, warns Herbert Lin, a cyberpolicy and security expert.
Dust-sized sensors are the latest in health technologyAs health technology advances, it’s also getting smaller and more sophisticated. The latest biosensors are no larger than a speck of dust and they hold the potential to a range of life-enhancing possibilities.
Meet The Army’s New Darling, The Pocket-Sized Drone – VocativVocativ uses intelligent technology, smart journalists and the wisdom of the crowd to find story leads and angles no other news organization can.” data-reactid=”.2xcldxx5og.0.6:$0
Stun gun monitors targets’ heart rate – as it zaps themAlthough they’re generally safer than guns, conducted electrical weapons still have been implicated in deaths by cardiac arrest. In an effort to keep that from happening, researchers recently altered a CEW so that it could both deliver an electrical charge, and monitor the victim’s heart rate.
“Neural Dust” Sensors Monitor Neurons’ Electrical Signals | Digital TrendsUC Berkeley engineers say the “neural dust” is the first device of its kind that monitors neural activity in living animals.
Meet Lumo Run, the $100 sensor that will transform your workouts | MacworldLumo Run does one thing only, but does that one thing so well.
New Wearable Sensor To Monitor Sweat, Predict Muscle Fatigue – Tech NewsWashington: Scientists have developed a new wearable sensor that can detect lactate levels in your sweat and help predict problematic conditions such as muscle fatigue, stress and dehydration when you exercise. Human sweat can give insight to
Temporary tattoo tracks blood alcohol levelsNew ways of tracking the contents of our sweat has opened up some exciting possibilities in health monitoring, and alcohol sensors are a part of this mix. But a new flexible, tattoo-like sensor developed by US researchers might be the most discreet one we’ve seen yet.
MindScribe Gives Ability to Communicate Back to Those With Locked-in SyndromeNeuroSky, the company behind the StarWars “Force Trainer,” has released MindScribe, a headset capable of reading brainwaves and restoring communication for people with locked-in syndrome.
This Anti-Drone Rifle Can Shoot Down Any Pesky AircraftBattelle DroneDefender can zap drones up to 400 cm (1,312 ft) away.
US Air Force plan for ‘Space Mission Force’ to protect America using killer satellites | Daily Mail OnlineTo be called Space Mission Force,  the U.S. Air Force Space Command says the group will utilise existing satellites and weapons to ‘operate as warfighters’ in orbit.
These Biosensors Could Let Us Monitor The Health of Soldiers in CombatDARPA gave a $7.5 million grant to biotech company Profusa to further develop its biosensors that can give real-time updates on the health status of soldiers in battle.
Researchers Develop Wearable Ultra-Light Toxic Gas SensorsResearchers from MIT are developing a new wearable sensor that can detect toxic gases and send signals to wireless devices to warn users when they are in danger. The sensor weighs less than a credit card and can be easily worn by military personnel on the battlefield.
How sensors on locusts could help us detect bombs – FuturityEngineers are attaching sensors to locusts so they can monitor how the insects sniff out odors. The goal is to build tiny robots that detect explosives.
MLB Names Blast Motion Official Bat Sensor Amid Tech Push | Fox BusinessThe Blast Motion sensor, which attaches to the end of a traditional bat, tracks various metrics related to the baseball swing, including swing speed, efficiency and point of impact.
Smart Dust Is Coming: New Camera Is the Size of a Grain of Salt
The World’s Thinnest Bulletproof Armor?Graphene could one day be used to create the world’s thinnest bulletproof armor.
These Earbuds Give U.S. Troops Superhuman HearingInfantry combat is loud, and gunshots are an occupational hazard of being a soldier. The new TCAPS earbud aims to cut down on the din of war.
Research news – A new mobile phone app for grassroots mapping – University of Exeter
This cheap test diagnoses Zika in hours – FuturityResearchers built and tested this new Zika diagnostic test in about six weeks. It uses color-changing paper discs and costs $1 per use.
‘Smart Garbage’ Startup Cuts City Trash Costs by 40 PercentThe Internet of Things cloud solution by Compology uses sensors that detect garbage levels in city trash bins and notifies waste removal trucks when it’s time to collect.” name=”description
This Nanofiber Sensor Sniffs Disease Markers in Your BreathSoon, your smartphone may be able to smell your breath and tell you if you have a disease.
Never lose your keys again: How tiny trackers are making everyday objects smarter | ZDNetTrackR’s BLE trackers are getting built into pens and wallets, and coming with laptop bags.
A Scientific Breakthrough Brings Us Closer To A Weed Breathalyser | Gizmodo AustraliaLaw enforcement officers around the country are anxiously waiting on the day when a portable weed breathalyser becomes reality, so they can stop relyi…
Sensor tech driving new agricultural revolution | Business Weekly |Sensor technology is driving a new agricultural revolution that promises to transform food and other crop production. 
Sensor Made With ‘Chewing Gum’ Is Stretchable And Wearable : Tech : Science World ReportA team of scientists have created a new stretchable and wearable sensor using chewing gum.
Eye-tracking sensor maker makes play for video gamers | Tech/Gadgets | Malay Mail Online
A Look at Some of the Many Uses of Sensor TechnologyA look at the different startups and industries using sensor technology
Agrilyst Wants To Be The Google Analytics For Greenhouses | TechCrunchAgrilyst, which is officially launching in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield today, helps greenhouse operators run their operations more efficiently by..
High-tech sensor spots water leaks quickly | The London Free Press
Arduino Wireless Parking SensorThis project will describe the construction of our portable parking sensors.Data from ultrasonic sensors, the system will see the LCD screen via bluet…
 A new sensor system enables researchers to know the risk of corrosion in reinforced concrete structures in real time
New ‘smart’ collars tell you if your pet is in pain | New York Post
Could adorable tiny tech backpacks save the honeybees? – CSMonitor.comScientists are using microsensors in an effort to figure out what’s causing mass deaths in bee colonies worldwide.
Tapping Into The Emotional Internet | TechCrunchWearables currently decipher physiological biometrics — heart rate, pulse, caloric intake. But in the coming years, we’ll see emotion-sensing wearable..
Ocean Health Xprize awarded to Sunburst Sensors, 10-person team from Montana – Business InsiderThe oceans need help, and step one is collecting good data.
Huawei’s MaiMang 4 Features Precise Biometrics Tech – Mobile ID WorldAnother major smartphone, Huawei’s new MaiMang 4, features a fingerprint sensor powered by Precise Biometrics technology.
“Soft” Sensors Are Breaking Into Four Major Industries | TechCrunchFrom something as simple as a door sensor at a store to the new age of “smart” sensors in a rapidly emerging wearables market, the application of sensors has..

 

A Smart Sensor to Help Farmers Save Water in a Drought | WIREDCropX makes sensors and software designed to help farmers determine precisely how much water to use in different parts of their fields.CropX makes sensors and software designed to help farmers determine precisely how much water to use in different parts of their fields.
Get Ready For On Screen Fingerprint Sensor | TechTree.comSonavation, an American company known for its biometric solutions, has managed to bond an ultrasound sensor with Corning Gorilla Glass. 

 

Science Daily Exponential Technologies Graphene: Magnetic sensor 100 times more sensitive than silicon equivalent
Schmersal Introduces Their Latest RFID-Based Electronic Safety Sensor with Magnetic Latching – The Business JournalsSchmersal is proud to announce the release of their latest RFID-based electronic safety sensor, the RSS16, designed for the application in safety circuits of hinged, sliding and removable safety guards. The RSS16 uses radio frequency identification (RFID) to detect its matching actuator and indicate a closed machine guard
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Eye’s motion detection sensors identified
First sensor of Earth’s magnetic field in an animal
 Entering a ‘golden age’ of animal tracking
New composite material as carbon dioxide sensor — ScienceDailyA new material changes its conductivity depending on the concentration of carbon dioxide in the environment. The researchers who developed it have utilized the material to produce a miniature, simply constructed sensor.” id=”metasummary
Monitoring Tiny Vibrations to Avert Big Problems – WSJA technique uses high-speed video cameras and computers to check on structures’ vibrations with an eye to keeping buildings, bridges and pipelines safe.
University develops sensor technology to help exploration companies discover tiny particles of gold – ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)Researchers at the University of Adelaide are developing a mobile unit which would allow exploration companies to test for gold on site.
High-tech sensors help people keep eye on elderly parents – Fredericksburg.com: Health LivingSAN FRANCISCO — Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy open the refrigerator, close the bathroom door or lift the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook.

Space

Elon Musk just published his plans for colonising Mars, and they’re wild – ScienceAlertSee it for yourself.
Elon Musk: The Rocket That Will Eventually return Humans to the Moon Launches in 4 Months – ScienceAlertThe next phase is almost here.
NASA just fast-tracked its mission to explore a $10,000 quadrillion metal asteroid – ScienceAlertIt would collapse the global economy.
Boeing tapped to build Phantom Express spaceplane for DARPADARPA’s ambitious launch-a-day spaceplane is a step closer to lift off after Boeing announced that it’s been assigned the contract to work with the agency to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program.
How to turn the Moon into an interplanetary petrol station | TechRadarA team of students have come up with a plan to dramatically increase the amount of stuff rockets can carry to Mars.
Secret US spaceplane returns to Earth after record flightThe US Air Force’s not-so-secret secret spaceplane X-37B set a new orbital endurance record for a reusable unmanned spacecraft as it set down today at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida after spending 718 days in orbit.
Facility to test SABRE air-breathing engine under constructionReaction Engines’ Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE) has the potential to be an aeronautical game-changer by providing single-stage-to-orbit launch capabilities. Construction has now begun on the facility that will be used to conduct the ground test of SABRE’s engine cycle.
Cassini just sent back images from its first-ever dive through Saturn’s rings, and they’re incredible – ScienceAlertHoly crap.
One Big Question: What will space exploration look like in 2040?Amidst the rocket models, jet engines and satellites at the 33rd Annual Space Symposium, we found a quiet corner to sit down with Scott Fouse, the vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Center. We asked him: What will space exploration look like in 2040?
Grand Finale of NASA’s mission to Saturn and its moons | NextBigFuture.comGrand Finale of NASA’s mission to Saturn and its moons
Get excited: NASA has agreed to fund 22 wild ideas for space exploration – ScienceAlertThe future starts here.
From Earth to orbit using a single-stage rocketARCA Space Corporation is developing the world’s first SSTO launch vehicle that can deliver both a small payload and itself into low Earth orbit at a cost of about US$1 million per launch. The Haas 2CA uses a linear aerospike engine instead of bell-shaped engines to do away with multiple stages.
Here’s why the SpaceX launch means we’ve entered a new era of spaceflight – ScienceAlertSpace has never been so close.
SpaceX Is Pushing Hard to Bring the Internet to Space | RealClearFutureSpaceX Is Pushing Hard to Bring the Internet to Space | RealClearFuture
The US Government has issued NASA a demand – Get humans to Mars by 2033 – ScienceAlertThe focal point of NASA’s long term plans.
NASA just released a bunch of its software for free – ScienceAlertHere’s what’s worth downloading.
Google is giving $20m to the first team to land a spacecraft on the Moon in 2017 – ScienceAlertThe final countdown has begun.
Brewing beer on the moon – the next giant leap?​One of the major disappointments of the Apollo 11 landing in 1969 was the discovery of the complete absence of beer on the Moon, but a team of engineering students are aiming to change that.
Mars in 3 Days? Photonic Propulsion Technology Could Bridge The Gap | VideoTo reach the power levels needed to reach a proportion of the speed of light humanity will need to create new technologies. One such technology, photonics propulsion, is showing promise.
NASA is sending a probe to a bizarre metallic world – ScienceAlertDiscovering the Solar System’s early secrets.
Map of the entire visible universe released to the publicIn 2010, equipped with the biggest astronomical camera in the world, the Pan-STARRS1 telescope began scanning the sky in different wavelengths of light. Now all 2 petabytes of data gathered will become available to the public.
Boron has been detected on Mars for the first time – ScienceAlertThe first sign of habitable groundwater.
This Self-Healing Tech Could Let Us Reach the Closest Alien Stars in Just 20 YearsNASA is working with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology to make it possible for our technology to reach alien stars in as little time as 20 years. The technology is not yet ready for deployment but self-healing technology could be a significant step forward in deep space travel.
The Space Review: A note on the possible impending death of human space exploration
Virgin Galactic’s Spaceplane Completed Its First Solo Glide FlightSpace tourism came a step closer with Virgin Galactic’s successful glide test of its VSS Unity spaceplane. The commercial space race is tightening with so many companies trying to throw a hat into the last frontier.
NASA and Orbital ATK partner up to build technologies for space-based constructionNASA has teamed up with private space firm Orbital ATK to develop new technologies for in-orbit assembly of large space structures, all in the name of getting us to Mars and beyond.
Astronomers have discovered one of the most massive objects in the universe – ScienceAlertIt was hiding behind the Milky Way.
Extraterrestrial Gold Rush: What’s Next for the Space Mining Industry?Multiple companies are pursuing space mining activities, so what's standing in the way of a space mining gold rush?
SpaceX wants to launch 4,425 satellites into space to bring super-fast internet to the worldElon Musk’s SpaceX wants to launch thousands of satellites into space with the aim of providing super-fast global internet coverage.
Lexus unveils (fictional) single-seat spacecraftLexus has shown that it can design more than just cars, with the unveiling of a new single-seat spacecraft. The SkyJet is designed specifically for pursuit and shares features with the upcoming Lexus LC coupe. Sadly, it will only be available in a fictional world and not for another 700 years.
NASA outlines six new storm-chasing CubeSatsThe main focus of shoebox-sized CubeSats is studying Earth and testing technologies in orbit. NASA has outlined six new small satellite missions to be launched over the next few months, equipped with new methods of studying the Earth’s atmosphere, climate and weather.
This 12-Mile-High Elevator Will Reduce the Cost of Space TravelWe may soon take an elevator to get to space.
Humans Could One Day Live in This Sustainable Martian CityWhat would a sustainable city on Mars look like?
CubeSats could soon be zooming around space under their own powerRubik’s-cube-sized CubeSats are nifty, cheap way to study space, but they’re limited to low orbits – until now. Los Alamos researchers have created a safe and innovative rocket motor that could allow CubeSats to zoom around space and even de-orbit themselves when they’re finished their mission.
Elon Musk is about to test the ‘trickiest’ part of his Mars spaceship – ScienceAlertBig day at the office.
Why Space Elevators Could Be the Future of Space TravelExpensive, unsustainable rockets have served as our primary means to exit Earth, but space elevators present a cheaper way to enter outer space. Although new materials are needed, space elevator missions are in motion and we could see the first elevator constructed in the next several decades.
Elon Musk describes his vision for human habitats on Mars – LA TimesSpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk answered questions in a Reddit AMA about his plans to create a civilization on Mars.
Elon Musk Is Right: We Can Insure Against Extinction by Colonizing Space
Scientists Just Launched a Breakthrough Initiative to Find Intelligent Alien LifeThe National Astronomical Observatories of China have partnered with Breakthrough Initiative to find alien life, bringing the largest radio telescope in the world with them — the 488 meter (1,600 foot) FAST telescope.
Meet Asgardia, the proposed space nation for those who want to escape Earth | ExtremeTechNo startup ever faced such a literal threat of crashing and burning. Do you want BioShock? Because this is how …
The Universe is Far Bigger Than We Thought, and It Has 10x More GalaxiesIt turns out the observable universe has at least 10 times more galaxies than the mid 1990s Hubble Deep Field images count of about 100 to 200 billion. The development of more advanced space telescopes in the future could unveil even more of the observable universe.
An international group of scientists wants you to join Asgardia – the first space nation – ScienceAlertProtectors of Earth, unite! 
Air Force’s X-37B Space Plane Mystery Mission Wings by 500 Days in OrbitThe latest secretive mission of the United States Air Force's X-37B space plane has cruised beyond 500 days in Earth orbit since its launch into orbit last year.
Unexpected Result: Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Dramatically Lands New Shepard RocketAbout 45 seconds into flight, at an altitude of 16,000 feet.
China Plans World’s Largest Spaceplane For 2020 LaunchThe spaceplanes are designed for repeated use, clocking in as many as 50 flights per usable lifespan. A ride could cost between $200,000 to $250,000.
Boeing Announces Ambitious Plan to Go Head-to-Head Against Elon MuskBoeing wants to beat SpaceX and reach Mars before Elon Musk does. 
Elon Musk: This Is How We’ll Get to MarsThis *massive* spaceship is taking humanity to Mars.
Have researchers spotted alien signals? Mystery of unidentified emissions | Daily Mail OnlineAt the end of last year, researchers at Nasa’s Swift space observatory launched an investigation to study a group of mysterious radio sources first detected nearly six decades ago.” name=”description
ESA experiment aims to prevent “sick” spaceshipsTo prevent outbreaks of fungus and other microbe infestations aboard future space missions, ESA is carrying out an experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) to study the antibacterial properties of various materials in space.
A Cheaper Form of Spaceflight: Soon, Balloon-Based Rocket Launches Could Be Bringing You To SpaceSpanish company Zero2infinity has devised a system to launch small satellites via balloons. Called the Bloostar, a balloon would carry a small rocket up to near-Earth orbit, then launch them.
Jeff Bezos Just Revealed His Ambitious Plan For Colonizing Our Solar SystemIn an interview with the Washington Post, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reveals what he thinks will be the future of humanity when we eventually colonize space. Nuclear reactors in space, populations in the millions, and more.
Scientists Are Sending A Tiny Satellite Propelled By Water To Orbit The MoonA team from Cornell is out to prove that water is all you need to send an aircraft flying in space. They will attempt to send a CubeSat, a tiny satellite no bigger than a cereal box, to orbit the moon.
How Private Spaceflight Went From Impossible Dream to Epic Space Race

 

Space agency starts to unfold atlas of 1 billion stars in 3D – Business InsiderIf space is the final frontier, it will help to have an accurate map.
Asteroid mining: The race for space richesThere’s gold in them thar asteroids – also iron, nickel, copper and, most valuable of all, water. The question is, where exactly is all this mineral wealth and how do you get it without going broke in the process?
Jeff Bezos reveals new Blue Origin rocket photo – Business InsiderLooking forward to the future.
Virgin Galactic airborne after two year hiatusVirgin Galactic has returned to flight status with SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity taking to the skies over Mojave, California. Though a full crew was in the cockpit, this was a captive-carry test flight, where the passenger-carrying spacecraft remained firmly attached to the mothership.
To Bennu and Back: NASA Just Launched the First-Ever Asteroid Return MissionThe OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has launched aboard an Atlas V 411 rocket. It’s headed towards the asteroid Bennu, which could hold some pretty incredible secrets about our origins. It’s so incredible that the principle investigator of the mission already has plans for a second trip.
The ‘impossible’ EM Drive is about to be tested in space – ScienceAlertTime to get to the bottom of this crazy thing.
“Strange” Signal From Star Triggers SETI Investigation—Much To Scientists’ DismayA strong signal detected over a year ago from the Hercules constellation is now being assessed. While astronomers doubt that it came from an advanced extraterrestrial civilization, they think it’s worth having a look (if only to quell the rumors).
“Space Train” Concept Could Get Humans to Mars in Two Days, If Only It Would WorkImaginactive founder Charles Bombardier released a concept for a space train that never stops: it cuts down on energy required by eliminating the acceleration and deceleration phases which take up most fuel. The Solar Express will pick up passengers and cargo at specific points where it will meet up with other smaller shuttles so it doesn’t have to land (and accelerate) all over again.
NASA Just Made Contact With a Lost Spacecraft After Two Years of SilenceAfter almost two years of losing contact with one of its spacecrafts, NASA finally reestablishes communications with the STEREO-B as it starts to move out of the Sun’s interference zone.
CONFIRMED: An Earth-like planet has been found in our closest neighbouring star system – ScienceAlert
China unveils Mars 2020 rover designNASA’s Mars 2020 rover is on track to meet its deadline and it won’t be alone on the Red Planet. The Chinese State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) has unveiled images of a probe and rover it plans to send to Mars at around the same time.
A lost spacecraft is communicating with NASA after almost 2 years – ScienceAlertSTEREO-B is back!
NASA has successfully test-fired the engine for the most powerful rocket ever – ScienceAlertThis is how we get to Mars.
Chinese scientists study viability of manned radar station on the moon | South China Morning PostChina has commissioned a group of scientists to study the feasibility of building a manned radar station on the moon, but many experts on the mainland have questioned the potentially massive cost of the project and the usefulness of building such…
China launches world’s first quantum satelliteChinese scientists claim to have launched the world’s first quantum communications satellite with which they intend to experiment with quantum communication and teleportation from space, in the hope of one day producing an entire global network of quantum communication systems.
NASA competition will see virtual robots repair a storm-damaged Martian baseNASA, in conjunction with global innovation consultant organization NineSigma, has launched a new competition aimed at pushing the limits of robotic dexterity.
NASA just made all the scientific research it funds available for free – ScienceAlertThere goes our weekend.
NASA’s asteroid capture mission gets ready to rock in 2021NASA is that much closer to snatching an asteroid after the robotic half of its two-part Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) passed a key program review. The mission to retrieve an asteroid and move it into lunar orbit for study can now proceed to the next phase of design and development.
5000 Minirobots Are Being Deployed to Map the UniverseStarting in 2019, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument is set to explore the universe using cylindrical robots, boldly going ‘where no map has gone before.’
SpaceX nails high-speed ocean landingSpaceX has nailed another seabarge landing of a first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket. Returning from the successful launch of a Japanese communications satellite, the Falcon 9 booster set down on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship late Saturday.
China’s Hypersonic Spaceplane Could Be Available By 2030The CASTC is beginning advanced research on combined cycle engines that can takeoff from an airport’s landing strip and fly straight into orbit. Claimed to have operating status by 2030, this pace plane could enable space tourism.
This Weird Meteorite Could Be Our First Ever from the Outer Solar SystemA meteorite, which landed in Canada back in 2000, is now being said to be from the Kuiper Belt. NASA’s New Horizons mission may be able to collect samples from the outer solar system to compare.
China developing a hypersonic space plane which could cut the cost of space travel | Daily Mail OnlineChina is developing a new hypersonic space plane (illustrated) that will use a combined cycle air breathing engine along with rocket motors. It hopes to deliver a working plane by 2030.
SpaceX is Ready to Test The Rocket That Will Take Humans to MarsSpaceX has confirmed that it has sent its Raptor rocket, the one it will be using for a Mars mission for testing in a Texas facility.
Deep Space Industries plans first private asteroid landing as mining preludeDeep Space Industries has announced that it will conduct what it claims is the world’s first commercial interplanetary mining mission. It is planning to launch an unmanned spacecraft called Prospector-1 to intercept, survey, and land on a near-Earth asteroid as a prelude to space mining operations.
SpaceX Is Partnering With NASA For a 2018 Mars MissionSpaceX has reached a cooperation agreement with NASA for its 2018 Mars mission. This deal will see NASA providing technical support to the company, and SpaceX sharing data on the performance of its spacecraft.
Kepler’s Latest Batch of Alien Planets Reveals 20 ‘Second Earth’ CandidatesWe are now in a very technologically advanced generation, and as we make progress every single day, the possibility of finding life beyond Earth seems more plausible than ever.
We just got even weirder results about the ‘alien megastructure’ star – ScienceAlertSomething strange is definitely going on.
Get Ready, Space Tourists: FAA Issues License For Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwoThe FAA-AST has just issued an operator license to Virgin Galactic to operate its SpaceShipTwo. The craft also had a test of its taxiing skills, which coincided with the approval.
NASA Estimates SpaceX 2018 Mars Mission Will Cost Only $300 MillionElon Musk’s SpaceX is planning on going to Mars. NASA estimates that the cost will only be around $300 million.
How ‘immortal’ plasma rockets could take us to Mars – ScienceAlertThe ‘electric vehicals’ of space travel.
Japan is about to test out plans for a real-life space elevator – ScienceAlertTop floor, please.
NASA Finds 104 Alien Worlds, Four Could Support Earth-Like LifeNASA’s Kepler spacecraft has combined data from Earth-based telescopes and found 197 planet candidates and 104 exoplanets (four of which could host Earth-like alien life).
Human DNA sent into SPACE to ‘back-up’ species so we’re NEVER extinct | Science | News | Daily ExpressA REVOLUTIONARY project is in the pipeline which will see scientists send human DNA to other star systems as a ‘back-up’ for the human species.
2040: A Space Odyssey [Infographic]What would a manned mission across the solar system look like? Take a trip to 2040 with us and find out!
China Nears Launch Of Its “Hack-Proof” Quantum SatelliteChina will be launching its quantum satellite next month, putting the feasibility of a global quantum network to the test for the first time.
The Possible Reality of Artificial GravityThe prospect of artificial gravity on space stations is actually possible, but highly expensive and resource-demanding
Saturn’s Moon Enceladus May be Our Best Shot at Finding Extraterrestrial LifeAstronomers gathered by a NASA scientist met to discuss how to conduct the search for alien life on Saturn’s moon, Enceladus.
NASA Successfully Tests Most Powerful Rocket Booster Ever MadeNASA has just conducted the final ground test of one of the boosters that’ll power the Space Launch System (SLS) to the Red Planet.
Traveling Near The Speed Of Light [Infographic]Earth to the Moon in 1.28 seconds? This is what it would be like to explore the Universe at 99.9% the speed of light.
New Tech Installed on The ISS Set To Form Solar System-Wide ‘Internet’The ISS has just installed a new technology known as Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking, the first stage in a new mission that aims to allow the implementation of a Solar System-wide Internet in the near future.
New Paper Claims EM Drive Works, Produces Light As ExhaustA new paper in AIP Advances argues that the controversial EM Drive doesn’t break physics as we know it, as it emits light (photons) as exhaust. However, other experts assert that it’s likely just an artifact.
Astronomers discover ‘wind nebula’ around the most powerful magnet in the Universe – ScienceAlert F*cking magnets.
Experts says a ‘space base’ halfway between the Moon and Earth could be built in 10 years – ScienceAlertWe can’t wait.
Humanity’s Future in Space Depends on Asteroid MiningGovernments around the globe are teaming with private companies in order to make asteroid mining a reality. Experts assert that we could be engaged in mining operations within the next decade. Here’s a breakdown of how we’ll do it, and why we need to.
Forget the ISS, get ready for the ROS: Russia reveals plans for solo space station | Daily Mail OnlineCalled the Russian Orbital Station, or ROS, it will will include three modules, two of which will detatch from the ISS, with an option to add two more at a later date.
Russia to send 12 cosmonauts to the Moon ahead of creating a permanent base | Daily Mail OnlineThe moon base will be used for research and mining of precious minerals – but some suggest it may also have a military purpose.
NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Will Reach Jupiter on July 4thNASA’s space probe Juno is set to reach Jupiter by July 4, initiating a two year long study on the gas giant that is far more comprehensive than anything before.
Physicists say they’ve figured out how to ‘see’ inside a black hole – ScienceAlertWhat lies beyond the event horizon.
Thanks To This Ice House, We Are One Step Closer To Living On MarsIt’s shell would protect against radiation without compromising life above ground.
A Robotic Census Of Mars [Infographic]Over 50 spacecrafts have been sent to the red planet since 1960. Seven of them are still active, with another scheduled to join them in 2018. Meet the robotic orbiters and rovers that populate the red planet.
Engineers Created Tiny, Hovering Reusable RocketsA new video of Masten Space System’s Xodiac and Xaero B rockets shows impressive capability and maneuverability, and these could be the crafts that allow us to explore other worlds in a way never before possible.
Physicists Say They’ve Figured out How Spacecraft Could Make It Through a WormholeA new paper asserts that a physical body might be able to pass through a wormhole in spite of the extreme tidal forces that are at play.
The US is close to approving the first ever private Moon mission for 2017 – ScienceAlertHere we go!
Researchers have finally peered behind Jupiter’s colourful clouds – ScienceAlertJupiter exposed!
WATCH: Here’s how SpaceX plans to land on Mars in 2018 – ScienceAlertThey’re setting up an Earth-to-Mars postal service. Seriously.
This footage of Friday’s perfect SpaceX landing is simply incredible – ScienceAlertWhat a time to be alive.
An Artificial Meteor Show May Light The 2020 Tokyo OlympicsA Japanese research company has developed a way to artificially recreate a meteor shower using satellites placed in orbit and “source pellets,” making for an amazing (and amazingly expensive) light show.
Does Extraterrestrial Life Exist? NASA’s Starshade May Give Us The AnswerNASA is developing a huge flower-shaped starshade in order to take a closer look at distant planets.
NASA planning ‘suspended animation’ cryosleep chamber that lets astronauts hibernate whilst travelling to distant worlds – Mirror OnlineSpace scientists want to put humans to sleep for up to two weeks at a time as they journey through the solar system
WATCH: Here are the limits of humanity’s space exploration – ScienceAlertUnobtainable goals.
Kepler Findings: NASA Announces Discovery of More Than 1,200 New Alien PlanetsNASA just made a new announcement regarding the findings made by the Kepler Space Telescope.
NASA just released 56 patented space and rocket technologies to the public – ScienceAlertTime to let that inner aeronautical engineer out.
Perlan 2 takes to the skies! The Perlan 2 glider hopes to create aviation history by soaring to 90,000 feet – 17 miles up – higher than any plane has gone before. Yesterday the plane took to the sky from Nevada.
Astronomers have discovered the first ever comet without a tail – ScienceAlertAnd that’s not even the weirdest thing about it.
NASA just unveiled the James Webb Space Telescope’s huge golden mirror – ScienceAlertSpace bling.
Watch SpaceX land a rocket in this awesome 360 video | TechCrunchHave you ever wished you could stand on deck as a 160-foot rocket lands an arm’s length away from you, after a short trip into space? Yeah, me too, but..
How the Next Wonders of the World Will Be Built in Space
SpaceX Racing NASA to Mars, Plans to Land on the Red Planet by 2018SpaceX plans to send its Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018, the company announced today – marking a major first step toward CEO Elon Musk’s goal of sending humans to the Red Planet. The company will reveal the full plan this September.
NASA invests $67 million into solar electric propulsion for deep space exploration | TechCrunchNASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne for a $67 million contract to develop an advanced Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) system for future deep-space missions…
LIFE IN SPACE: Scientists develop embryo among stars in planet colonisation breakthrough | Science | News | Daily ExpressSCIENTISTS have achieved a major breakthrough in humanity’s mission to colonise other planets after they sent an embryo into space that “develop completely”.
A New Theory Regarding EmDrive: The Fuel-Free Method of Space TravelThere’s a new idea regarding how EmDrive, the engine that operates without fuel, actually works. But don’t plan on heading to the stars just yet.
You Can Send This Tiny Satellite Into Space For Just $1000Personal space exploration just got affordable.
DARPA is moving ahead with plans to build its XS-1 spaceplane | ExtremeTechReusable rockets are cool and all, but DARPA wants a reusable spaceplane for reaching low-Earth orbit. …
NIAC 2016 Phase I Selections | NASANASA just gave 13 high-impact research projects $100K each
Researchers Discover “Bizarre” Black Holes That Are All AlignedResearchers in South Africa have discovered a region of the distant universe where supermassive black holes are all spinning out radio jets in the same direction, which could allow us to better understand the birth, and future of, our universe.
This Awesome New 3D Printer Can Print Freely In SpaceIt utilizes soft, threadlike materials that are covered with a special type of resin. The current version can print filaments at a rate of 10 millimeters per second.
Two aerospace companies just teamed up to put an inflatable space hotel in orbit by 2020 – ScienceAlertI want to go to there.
Stephen Hawking Teams With Billionaire to Build An Interstellar SpaceshipToday, famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced their collaborative venture “Breakthrough Starshot”—an attempt to make an interstellar starship.
Starchip enterprise | The EconomistFlying to the stars means thinking both very big and very small
SpaceX just landed a rocket on a drone ship for the first time | TechCrunchAt 4:43 pm EST, SpaceX successfully launched their next resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). In addition to a seamless launch, SpaceX..
SpaceX is launching an inflatable space habitat | TechCrunchOn its next trip to the International Space Station (ISS), SpaceX will be carrying an inflatable space habitat built by Bigelow Aerospace. The Bigelow..
3ders.org – Ahead of 2016 launch, Rocket Lab qualifies its 3D printed Rutherford engine for flight | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing NewsQualification testing has just been completed for Rocket Lab’s Rutherford rocket engine, for which all primary components of the combustor and propellant supply system have been 3D printed.
Go Big or Don’t Launch: SpaceX Targets One Rocket Launch A WeekSpaceX targets to launch 18 rockets before the end of the year, gradually increasing it to 24 by 2017, until it reaches its goal of one rocket a week by 2020.
Scientists Find Mysterious, Repeating Radio Bursts Emanating From SpaceThis find debunks existing theories that fast radio bursts are caused by cosmic cataclysmic events, and points towards (possibly) something intentional.
China Is Planning A Space Telescope That Will Outperform HubbleChina is drawing up plans to build its own competing space telescope and will take pictures over an area covering 40% of space.
Archinaut, a 3D Printing Robot to Make Big Structures in Space – Singularity HUB
SpaceX successfully launches SES-9 into GEO but crash lands rocket on drone ship | TechCrunchToday at 6:35pm EST, SpaceX successfully launched the SES-9 communications satellite into Geostationary orbit (GEO). Launching the SES-9 payload was the..
Why Prospecting Asteroids for Precious Resources Is Now Possible [Video] – Singularity HUB
An Antimatter Drive In Less Than a Decade? It’s Not as Far-Fetched as You Might ThinkThis physicist thinks he can build an antimatter drive capable of taking us to the stars in less than a decade; all that’s needed is a *little* ready cash.
This Satellite Will Soon be “The Brightest Star in the Night Sky”“We are sending a spacecraft into orbit that will be the brightest star in the sky, visible from any point on our planet.”
Our Future in Space: Will Humanity Ever Get to Another World?New Horizons gave us our first real look at Pluto. Will the advances of the next century let us see it with their own eyes? 
Why You Should Be Excited About the James Webb Space TelescopeThe James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Hubble’s successor, will be more sensitive by a factor of about 100 than all the telescopes that came before it.
Space and Technology: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life – Singularity HUB
Space and Technology Review: Asteroid Detection and Mining – Singularity HUB
New Satellite from Japan Has X-Ray Vision to Probe the Mysteries of the Cosmos : Space : Science World ReportA new satellite has been equipped with superior X-ray vision.
The Futuristic Space Tourism Projects That Are Actually Underway TodayMeet four space tourism programs and see the crafts (and the tech) that can take you beyond Earth
Gravitational Waves Exist: The Inside Story of How Scientists Finally Found Them – The New YorkerNicola Twilley reports on the discovery of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time that may change our understanding of the universe.
NASA Releases 360-Degree Video Of Martian Surface | TechCrunchToday, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory released a new 360-degree video, giving you a virtual tour of the Martian surface. The video was created by..
SETI Scientist Explains Why We Haven’t Found Aliens Yet | TechCrunchThe Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is a field of science that’s been around for over 60 years. While SETI tools and strategies have..
Airbus glider Perlan II set to fly to the edge of space to test hypersonic planes | Daily Mail OnlineAviation specialists have built a glider capable of reaching altitudes of 90,000ft (27,430 metres) using nothing but wind – and are set to attempt to become the highest plane in history in June.
China Just Released True Color HD Photos Of The Moon | TechCrunchThis month, the China National Space Administration released all of the images from their recent moon landing to the public. There are now hundreds and..
Elon Musk Says SpaceX Will Send People to Mars by 2025 – NBC NewsElon Musk wants to go to space within the next five years and thinks human beings can reach Mars by 2025.
Where space exploration is taking us in 2016This year is shaping up as a bumper year in space with new missions ready to launch, deep space missions wrapping up, and commercial space going heavy. Here’s a looks at where space exploration is taking us in 2016.
The World Is Racing to Build a Moon Base — Here’s What It Could Look Like – MicIt’s a global space race to live on the moon.
 U.S. demonstrates production of fuel for missions to the solar system and beyond
SpaceX Falcon rocket blasts off and returns to safe landingThe launch and successful return of the rocket’s first stage marked the first SpaceX flight since a June accident.
New US space mining law to spark interplanetary gold rushFlashing some interplanetary gold bling and sipping “space water” might sound far-fetched, but both could soon be reality, thanks to a new US law that legalizes cosmic mining.” name=”Description
The Astounding Truth About the Hubble Space Telescope’s Most Famous Image | RealClearScienceThe Hubble Space Telescope is humanity’s portal to the universe. For more than twenty-five years its gaze has darted across the sky, returning images beyond our wildest dreams, sights of unimaginable…
NASA Teams Up With Universities to Prep Robots for Space Exploration – NBC NewsTwo university groups have been selected to upgrade NASA robots that could one day help humans explore deep space and perhaps even Mars.
The Dawn of the Space Mining Age – Guest Blog – Scientific American Blog NetworkNew legislation and interest from a number of private ventures could lead to extraction of valuable minerals from asteroids—and sooner than you might think
Glenn Reynolds: Amidst turmoil, a victory for the futureJeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket launch and landing signals far more than a step forward for private spaceflight, reusable rockets.
Nuclear Power – Powering the Deep Space Exploration | ANS Nuclear Cafe
‘Microsatellites’ loom large in next-gen space explorationThe spaceship named LunaH-Map will have everything it needs to study the moon: solar panels, a steering system, the latest in scientific sensors. And the whole thing could fit in your carry-on bag.
Oxygen found on comet in Rosetta mission: ‘Most surprising discovery … so far’ – LA Times<p>Scientists from the Rosetta mission have found oxygen in the atmosphere of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, a discovery that could change our understanding of&nbsp;how the solar system formed.&nbsp;</p> <p>The molecular oxygen (O2) was detected by the ROSINA mass spectrometer, one of a suite of instruments aboard…</p>
 Astronomers peer inside stars, finding giant magnets
China enters the search for alien life with the construction of the world’s biggest radio telescope | Science | News | The IndependentChinese scientists are constructing the world’s biggest radio telescope, which will be more effective than any other at picking up weak messages from outer space that could be linked to intelligent life. Assembly of the Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, began in July and is expected to be completed in 2016.
Blue skies on Pluto: NASA New Horizons probe spots ‘gorgeous’ vistas on icy dwarf planet – Mirror OnlineScientists shocked after discovering distant Pluto has skies and icecaps resembling our own
NASA Astronauts Can Already Farm On Mars | TechCrunchThe prospect of conquering the dark and vast expanse of space has fascinated the human mind for a good part of the last century. Perhaps that is why ‘The..
 Where to look for life? Astronomers devise ‘habitability index’ to guide future search
 Mars: New hypothesis on the origin of the megafloods
What NASA’s discovery of liquid water on Mars really means—in the words of NASA scientists – QuartzThis week’s announcement by NASA might make it seem like there is liquid water flowing on the surface of Mars right now. But when the agency’s scientists answered questions from the public via Reddit, they revealed a more nuanced picture. Quartz has edited and condensed a selection of their comments for clarity. Do we really have flowing water on Mars? What…
Apple’s Spaceship HQ firm reveals NASA-backed 3D printed Mars habitat | Daily Mail OnlineFoster + Partners New York’s design for a modular habitat on Mars will be built by three different kinds of robots parachuted to the surface.
The Ten Coolest Car Technologies From Space ExplorationThe aerospace and aeronautic fields use some of the most insanely futuristic technologies known to man. Thankfully, some of those technologies go perfectly hand in hand with car tech. These are the ten coolest space tech that have trickled down into the world of cars.
NASA’s mini satellites set to transform space exploration | Zee NewsMove over large satellites. NASA is working on miniaturised satellites, known as nanosatellites or CubeSats, that can fit in the palm of your hand and are providing new opportunities for space science.
NASA Created A Material That Can Heal Itself In Less Than A Second From Hurtling Space Debris | TechCrunchScientists at NASA’s Langley Research Center are studying new materials that can self-heal in seconds under extreme temperatures and from flying space junk…
Celeste: A new model for cataloging the universe: Statistical analysis to revolutionize sky surveys — ScienceDailyAstrophysicists, statisticians and computer scientists have developed Celeste, a new statistical analysis model designed to enhance one of modern astronomy’s most time-tested tools: sky surveys.” id=”metasummary

 

 Peering back in time to just after the Big Bang: Farthest galaxy ever detected
Space Station Crosses Sun’s Face in Spectacular New PhotoAn amazing new photo shows the International Space Station crossing the sun’s face.

 

‘Hedgehog’ robots hop, tumble in microgravity — ScienceDailyHopping, tumbling and flipping over are not typical maneuvers you would expect from a spacecraft exploring other worlds.
Russia announces Luna 25 mission to the moon – Tech InsiderIts lunar base sounds pretty badass.
One year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars.
Butterflies in space? Hubble beams back specular image of iridescent ‘wings’ – CSMonitor.comTwo stars, dust, and luck creates the phenomenon, according to NASA, but how exactly that occurs is ‘one of the great classic problems of modern astrophysics.’
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking – Science – News – The IndependentHumans could escape from black holes, rather than getting stuck in them, according to a new theory proposed by Stephen Hawking.
Origin of Saturn’s F ring and its shepherd satellites revealed — ScienceDaily
Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists – TelegraphAstronauts would ascend 12 miles into the stratosphere before taking off under new plans to build a space lift
NASA astronauts set to feast on space-grown vegetables for the first time ever – News – Gadgets and Tech – The IndependentAstronauts on the International Space Station will sit down to a very special meal tomorrow as they become the first people to ever eat vegetables grown on the station itself.
NASA tests the ‘Ferrari of rocket engines’ for mission to Mars – CNETThe RS-25 engine for NASA’s new Space Launch System rocket makes current jet engines look like “a wind-up toy.”
Amazing picture of Earth beamed back from new weather satellite – TelegraphThe new satellite will send back images of the Earth&rsquo;s surface and atmosphere in 12 different wavelengths once every 15 minutes when operational.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Secrets of stars unlocked through aluminium
NASA Got Up Close And Personal With Pluto, The Data Blows Their Minds | TechCrunchIt might not be a planet anymore, but Pluto is fascinating. NASA is just scratching the surface after its Pluto “fly-by” on July 14th. It says that it’s..
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Comets: Soft shell, hard core?
British spaceship engine like ‘Star Trek impulse drive’ – could get people to the Moon in FOUR hours – Mirror OnlineThe EM Drive, which has been compared to technology featured on the Starship Enterprise was developed almost 15 years by British boffin Roger Shawyer
Science Daily Exponential Technologies NASA satellite camera provides ‘EPIC’ view of Earth
New Horizons: Can one amazing robotic spacecraft redeem humanity? | ZDNetIt’s an amazing technical feat: a robotic spacecraft that has successfully traveled more than three billion miles and phoned home.
Scientists believe there’s other life in the universe. Why haven’t we found it yet? – The Washington PostThat’s the question as Stephen Hawking’s &u0024;100 million search for extraterrestrial life gets underway.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Despite new information, Pluto will remain a dwarf planet, cosmologist says
Why is the Scale of the Universe so Freakishly Large?“Space is big,” said Douglas Adams. “You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is.” But why must this be so? And why does our Universe exhibit such tremendous scale, from the very tiny to the extremely large? Here are some possible answers.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies From mountains to moons: Multiple discoveries from NASA’s New Horizons Pluto mission
REVEALED: Nasa plan to send robots to Moon to build colony humans may one day live in | Nature | News | Daily ExpressOUR moon has huge cavernous craters which open onto the surface, but sunlight never reaches the bottom, making them very dark and extremely cold.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Astronomers see black hole come to life
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Eyeing up Earth-like planets
Universe’s hidden supermassive black holes revealed — ScienceDailyAstronomers have found evidence for a large population of hidden supermassive black holes in the Universe.” id=”metasummary
Small cosmic ‘fish’ points to big haul for SKA Pathfinder — ScienceDailyA wisp of cosmic radio waves, emitted before our solar system was born, shows that a new radio telescope will be able to detect galaxies other telescopes can’t.” id=”metasummary
How Synthetic Bacteria Could Take Us to MarsEven if we can fly to Mars, we’ll have to breathe on it too.
SpaceX’s CRS-7 Mission Ends In Catastrophic Failure, Loss Of Vehicle | TechCrunchLATEST: Watch the NASA press conference above, which should begin no earlier than 12:30 PM ET, to learn more about what happened during today’s failed CRS-7..
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Working out in artificial gravity
A combination of exercise and artificial gravity may lessen negative effects of weightlessness in space
OneWeb satellite operator eyes huge rocket campaign – BBC NewsThe OneWeb company, which aims to take affordable internet connectivity to every part of the globe, says it will need the biggest commercial rocket campaign in history to get all of its satellites in orbit.
Internet-from-orbit company raises $500m, aims to bridge the world’s broadband divide | ZDNetOneWeb has raised funds from Airbus, Qualcomm, and Coca-Cola for its ambitious satellite broadband plan.
Airbus to build giant satellite network – BBC NewsEuropean aerospace giant, Airbus, is going to build the world’s largest satellite constellation for the OneWeb project to broaden global internet access.
Science Daily Exponential TechnologiesNeutron star’s echoes give astronomers a new measuring stick — ScienceDaily
Science Daily Exponential TechnologiesMysterious ‘lakes’ on Saturn’s moon Titan — ScienceDaily
NASA Issues Request for Proposals for New Class of Launch Services — WASHINGTON, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —WASHINGTON, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA Issues Request for Proposals for New Class of Launch Services.
 Saturn’s moon Titan’s atmosphere even more Earth-like than previously thought
Crew returns to Earth after 199-days mission in Space –
 Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites
 Black holes are not ruthless killers, but instead benign hologram generators
Astronomer Royal: If we find aliens, they will be machines – TelegraphProf Lord Rees told the Cheltenham Science Festival the first contact with aliens will be through robots
 ‘Bashful’ black hole revealed in neighboring galaxy

 

For the second time, supersonic parachute fails on NASA’s ‘flying saucer’ – LA TimesCheers turned to groans in a NASA control room as a massive parachute designed to slow the descent of a &ldquo;flying saucer&rdquo; vehicle failed to unfurl properly for the second year in a row.
SpaceX founder files with government to provide Internet service from space – The Washington PostElon Musk’s idea is to use small, cheap satellites, solving the problem of costs that predecessors faced.

 

NASA postpones flying saucer parachute test – Yahoo FinanceFrom Yahoo Finance: High waves forced NASA to postpone until Thursday the first test of the largest parachute ever deployed, during a flying saucer launch that will try out new technologies for landing on Mars…

3-D printers could lead to Mars colonization

Why Has Mankind Never Returned To The Moon?We have all heard about the conspiracy theories that suggest man never went to the moon. Even though there are some people who believe that, other …
NASA orders first commercial crew mission from Boeing | News – HomeNASA has placed an order for the first mission that will launch astronauts from the Space Coast to the International Space Station in a privately designed and operated spacecraft, possibly in 2017.” name=”description
New budget proposal calls for missions to Europa, Enceladus and Titan – National Space Exploration | Examiner.comThe exploration of the outer Solar System has revealed a plethora of amazing worlds, the likes of which were little known or even unheard of just a decade ago.
 How comets were assembled
Here Are the Science Instruments NASA Will Use to Explore Europa | The Planetary SocietyNASA just announced the science instruments that will be used to understand the enigmatic ocean moon of Europa. The mission is planned to launch sometime in the early 2020s.
 Curiosity rover adjusts route up Martian mountain
 Mars rover’s laser-zapping instrument gets sharper vision
NASA Flies Material Sciences Test Aboard X-37B at Parabolic ArcSpace Tourism … and Much More
Air Force Mystery Shuttle A Space Spy/Fighter Plane? X-37B Launch Explodes NASA Conspiracy TheoriesRegardless, that won’t stop the conspiracy theories about the Air Force mystery shuttle. Part of the reason that it’s so mysterious is because we honestly don’t
Spacecraft sailing on sunbeams begins test flight | Science | The GuardianCraft financed by crowd-funding piggy-backs on the launch of an Atlas 5 rocket
How astronauts 3D printed a wrench they needed in space | ComputerworldNASA and partner Made In Space are working to build a more sophisticated 3D printing center on the International Space Station that will allow astronauts to create tools and experimental equipment as they’re needed.

U.S. Military Space Plane Begins a Fourth (Mostly) Secret Mission

LightSail: Using sunlight to propel a spacecraft.Update, May 20, 2015 at 15:15 UTC: The Atlas V rocket launch went well, taking to the skies just after 15:00 UTC.  N.B. Scroll to the bottom for launch info. On Wednesday, if all goes well, the Planetary Society will test a new technology that could open up a new…
NASA’s $2.25M Challenge: 3D-Print a Space Base | Space | TechNewsWorldNASA and America Makes have challenged innovators in the additive construction market to design a habitat for deep space exploration for the first stage of the competition and to fabricate such facilities in the second phase. The organizations will award a $50,000 prize and a pair of $1.1 million purses for the winners of the multistage challenge. Registration opened for phase one on Saturday.
NASA’s Centennial Challenges | NASANASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America’s space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.
BBC – Future – Should we give up on the dream of space elevators?Elevators whisking people and cargo from Earth’s surface into space could end the era of rockets. But making them reality is challenging. Nic Fleming reports.
Jeff Bezos’ Spaceship Takes Flight – ForbesBlue Origin, the spaceship company founded by Jeff Bezos, had its first successful test flight yesterday.
Revelations from Outer Space by Priyamvada Natarajan | The New York Review of Books

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NASA’s New Mars Rover Concept Looks Like the Batmobile, And It’s Awesome – ScienceAlertasdf
$800 Kiwano K01 monowheel electric scooter ticks all the boxesThe specs of the Kiwano K01 tick all the boxes, offering some considerable advantages over anything else in its class, and if the company’s claims prove correct, the emergence of a viable commuting machine for under US$1000.
Frenchman takes hoverboard for a spin over Arizona lake | Daily Mail OnlineFranky Zapata, a 37-year-old former professional jet ski driver, was seen flying his Flyboard Air hoverboard over Lake Havasu, Arizona, earlier this month.” name=”description
Chinese retail giant building one-ton delivery drones​Imagine our drone delivery future and what do you see soaring through the air? A carton of milk? A six-pack of beer? A 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage? The latter example might be a ridiculous one, but one Chinese retailer claims it will soon have the capacity to do just that.
The Electric Lilium Jet Hints at Future Air Taxis – Lovesick Cyborg : Lovesick CyborgThe German startup Lilium demonstrated the first vertical takeoff and landing test with an electric jet in the global race to develop urban air taxis.
Toyota powers big rigs with hydrogen fuel cellsToyota has reconfigured a heavy-duty Class 8 semi-truck to run on hydrogen fuel cells from the Mirai fuel cell car as part of a feasibility study examining the use of the technology in heavy-duty applications.
Latest Evo yacht unfolds to give passengers space to unwindEvo Yachts gained fame with an expandable deck that provides extra space for fun in the sun. Its original 43-foot yacht was a tough act to follow, but it’s risen to the challenge with the WA, which pairs its signature deck with a more open, walkable layout.​
VTOL electric plane with 36 engines has successful test flight | NextBigFuture.comVTOL electric plane with 36 engines has successful test flight and will enable air taxi service
Commercial flying car for $1.2 million each | NextBigFuture.comCommercial flying car for $1.2 million each
$5,700 electric micro-car seats 3, or carries 360 lb of cargoTake a mini-van and squish it to about a quarter size – that’s roughly what you’re looking at with the ZEV T3-1 Micro. This quirky, fully-enclosed, electric trike seats three if they’re skinny, but we see it being much more of a hit as a cargo carrier.
Flying car costing more than $1 million goes on show in Monaco | ReutersA Slovakia-based company unveiled the commercial design for a flying car priced at more than $1 million on Thursday, saying it was ready for pre-orders with first deliveries expected by 2020.
DARPA’s sub-scale VTOL X-Plane prototype completes flight testingAfter several years of development DARPA has successfully completed flight-testing of one of the most novel, and odd-looking, aircraft designs we’ve seen in some time – the sub-scale electric X-Plane.
Soon you’ll be able to go to work in a flying taxi | New York Post
Transboard folding e-scooter eats bumps to offer a smoother rideThe new Transboard scooter from Mercane Wheels borrows its suspension design from the automotive world. Mercane complements the suspension setup with a sharp design that folds in one swift motion, helping you motor your way from your doorstep to destinations of your choosing and back again.​​​​
How Jetpacks could shape the future of personal transport​​Earlier this month, we witnessed the first “civilian” flight of a real-life jetpack made by Jetpack Aviation. Founder and CEO David Mayman also shared his vision of a transportation future centered around jetpacks and other VTOL technology he’s working on today.
Singapore in talks with firms to try out ‘flying taxis’, Transport – THE BUSINESS TIMESTHE BUSINESS TIMES Transport – WANT to get back home at the end of the day in a levitating hovercraft?. Read more at The Business Times.
Brabus consolidates technology in its latest Business Lounge vanBrabus business vehicles have long been lusted after by workaholics and digital nomads the world over. Its latest Business Lounge puts more tech than ever at passenger fingertips. If you simply must travel by automobile, not private jet or superyacht, this is the way to do it.
Airbus Unveils a Flying Car Concept | Aviation
This Is How You Can Turn Your Honda Civic Into A Self Driving Car For Just $700Who needs a Tesla when you can build your own automated copilot using free hardware designs and software available online?
PAL-V flying three-wheeler being prepped for take offFlying car developer PAL-V is aiming to make good on its promise to be first to market. Following successful test flights and efforts to meet European and US road and aviation standards, the company has announced that its taking reservations for its dual-engined Liberty three-wheel gyrocopter.
Dubai to launch hover-taxi by JulyDubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle in the emirate by July.The test of the one-man electric vehicle comes as the city state in the United Arab Emirates seeks to ensure a…
Jetpack pioneer David Mayman’s new electric VTOL flying car projectJetpack Aviation’s David Mayman and Nelson Tyler have already brought honest-to-god jetpacks out of the pages of science fiction books and onto the market. Now, they plan to do the same with flying cars. We spoke with Mayman at length about JPA’s new manned VTOL multirotor project.
Forget Autonomous Cars—Autonomous Ships Are Almost Here – IEEE SpectrumIf Rolls-Royce has its way, commercial vessels will soon have no crew on board
Airbus CEO sees ‘flying car’ prototype ready by end of year | ReutersAirbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group’s chief executive said on Monday.
AWD winter motorbike looks like it’s snow fun​​Although they’re not a common sight, there are already kits that let you replace a motorbike’s rear wheel with a snowmobile-like tread, and swap its front wheel with a ski. What could make a bike more snow-worthy than that? Well, how about if it had a powered tread in the front, too?
Autonomous truck platoons to roll into Singapore’s portsSingapore’s Ministry of Transport has announced a partnership with Toyota and Scania to develop and test a truck platooning system that hauls loads between terminals at its busy shipping ports.
Honda’s self-balancing motorcycle follows you around like a puppyOne of the cutest things we’ve seen at CES 2017 is Honda’s self-balancing motorcycle – a modified NC750S that uses technology derived from Honda’s self-balancing unicycles to keep itself upright. Plus, it can follow you around like a puppy at walking pace, which is adorable.
Israel’s flying car passenger drone moves closer to delivery | ReutersAfter 15 years of development, an Israeli tech firm is optimistic it will finally get its 1,500 kg (1.5 tonne) passenger carrying drone off the ground and into the market by 2020.
“Mythical” bike features built-in computer and power meterThe SpeedX Unicorn road bike features a built-in (but removable) cycling computer, along with an integrated power meter, hydraulic disc brakes and electronic shifting.
Review: Navdy head-up display for whatever you drive Add-on head-up displays are a nice option for those who want to upgrade their car, but can’t afford a car upgrade. We spent around a month with the Navdy HUD and found it to be a welcome addition to our dashboard.
2016: A tipping point for excitement in self-driving cars – Dec. 21, 2016As the world focused on an election, an industry quietly took off.
Elon Musk: To Eliminate Traffic “I’m Going to Build A Machine and Just Start Digging”In a series of Tweets, Elon Musk said he might just be serious about building a company dedicated to boring tunnels to alleviate traffic congestion. This Earth-based venture could prove useful in developing infrastructure to aid our future colonization of Mars.
Car User Interfaces to Get Schooled by AI Machine Learning | Digital TrendsTier 1 automotive user interface supplier UIEvolution changes name to Xevo for anticipated acquisition of machine-learning big data pioneers Surround.io.
Moving Platforms Could Keep High-Speed Trains EfficientSwitch trains without ever slowing down.
2016 powers up: The best electric vehicles of the year2016 was a big year for the electric vehicle. It saw the much-anticipated Tesla everyman EV, production car-previewing EV concepts from major manufacturers, increased driving ranges, new lightning-quick electric supercars, and a few EV world records.
Electric hydrofoil finally ready to skim the wavesStraddling the line between inspired and insane, the Quadrofoil Q2 is a two-seater, four-legged hydrofoil watercraft that has a top speed of 40 km/h (25 mph). Four years in the making and expected to ship early last year, the watercraft is finally reported ready for production.
Electric ATV is ready to create a buzzIf you already know of Daymak, it’s likely because of its off-road electric scooters. What you might not realize, however, is that the company recently ventured into the world of four-wheelers. Its latest creation is the fully-electric all-wheel-drive Ultra Beast ATV.
The wettest, wildest water toys of 2016Now that 2016’s jetting toward a close, we’ve gone back through our coverage to bring you our very favorite water toys in a list that includes multifunctional jet drives, floating multi-person lounges, folding and inflatable watercraft, deep-diving personal submarines and more.
Electric skateboard has no use for four wheelsWhile they’re certainly not common, we have seen two-wheeled skateboards before. So, what does a company do if it wants its two-wheeler to stand out? Well, it could always add an electric motor, which is just what China’s Yiimix has done with the Yiiboard.
Self-balancing motorbike makes a standAre you one of those people who like the idea of a motorcycle, but aren’t comfortable with the whole “keeping your balance” thing? If you are, then Thrustcycle Enterprises’ self-balancing GyroCycle may be for you.
Unmanned UH-1H helicopter in the worksIn North Virginia, Aurora Flight Sciences announced that it’s integrating the company’s Tactical Autonomous Aerial Logistics System on a UH-1H helicopter as part of a program to produce a “platform agnostic” system that can be used on almost any VTOL aircraft to make it pilot optional.
Ford employee designs funky Carr-E for crucial last-mile commuteFord threw the last-mile transport conundrum over to its employees in the Last Mile Mobility Challenge, which returned over 600 potential solutions. Among the finalists is the Carr-E, which slots into a car’s spare wheel well.
Easily-built wheelchair goes off-road in developing countriesA new wheelchair has been designed to make life easier for individuals living with disabilities in developing regions. The SafariSeat, from London-based Uji, is aimed at being affordable, easy to repair with inexpensive parts, and able to be manufactured and repaired locally.
Google co-founder’s reported ‘flying car’ spotted hovering in HollisterHOLLISTER >> Even from a few hundred yards away, the aircraft made a noise strikingly different from the roar of a typical plane.“It sounded like an electric motor running, just a high-pitched whine,” said Steve Eggleston, a
New tilting 3-wheeler concept promises wild 52-degree lean anglesThe absurdly named Narrow Tilting Vehicle with Non-Tilting Wheels (or NTVNTW) is a narrow track reverse trike that promises an amazing cornering experience with 52 degrees of lean and three flat car tires giving a huge grippy contact patch and excellent stability.
Building a Futuristic City: First Hyperloop in Dubai Won’t Be Carrying PeopleThe Dubai Future Accelerators is a 12-week intensive program for tech companies and entrepreneurs in Dubai to create breakthrough solutions that address seven key civic challenges. During the program, Hyperloop One will be working on the world’s first Hyperloop in close partnership with the government of the United Arab Emirates.
The Oasis Self-Driving Car is a Living Room and Vehicle All-in-OneRinspeed Oasis’ concept car is being unveiled at the upcoming CES slated for January 2017. The car features a TV, a windshield that can provide full multimedia immersion, augmented reality displays, and a place to grow radishes under the windscreen.

 

The Dubai Hyperloop: Superfast Transport Surges Closer to RealityThe Hyperloop is a form of high-speed transport that could travel at more than 1,200 km/h and connect our world in ways the previous generations only dreamed An international competition hosted by Dubai’s Future Foundation aimed at bringing this technology to life just announced its winner.
Greyp trades power for range with street-legal G12H e-bikeThe Greyp G12S was a beast of an e-bike, but its power kept it mostly in the dirt. Now Greyp has toned it down with the G12H, a street-legal version that trades in the 70 km/h top speed of its predecessor’s Power mode for a battery with twice the capacity and a range of up to 240 km (149 miles).

 

MIT’s “Moral Machine” Lets You Decide Who Lives & Dies in Self-Driving Car CrashesMIT’S 13-point exercise lets users weigh the life-and-death decisions that self-driving cars could face in the future. Projects like the “Moral Machine” give engineers insight into how they should code complex decision-making capabilities into AI.
Hydrogen Powered Cars Are Ready To Hit The StreetsRiversimple announced the first trial of its hydrogen-powered Rasa city car.
Ford Is One Step Closer To Creating The Car Of The FutureFord is targeting a fully autonomous vehicle for ride sharing in 2021.
Iveco’s blue-sky concept imagines the future of truckingIveco has premiered its long-haul concept truck, the Z Truck, which explores how alternative energy, new technologies and automated driving may change trucking in the future.
Axial stack battery design could unlock the era of supersonic electric airlinersLuke Workman is a complete maniac. He’s also one of the world’s leading lithium battery pack designers for electric vehicles, and he’s come up with a revolutionary battery design that he says could bring on clean, quiet, long-distance, commercial-scale supersonic airliners.
Solar panels cut down on range anxiety in German compact EVFrom fast charging to fuel cells, eking more mileage out of batteries will be crucial if electric cars are to win over devotees of gas and diesel. German company Sono Motors plans on using solar panels to solve the problem, with its compact Sion commuter.
The Commuter Car of the FutureThree wheels, one seat and a range of up to 100 miles.
Subscribe and drive service promises car ownership alternativeRide-sharing and carpooling services already offer ways to get around town without having to own a car. Dutch startup Amber is launching a no-hassle on-demand car-sharing service that will feature its own electric car, the Amber One, that’s been specifically designed for sharing.
Udacity Is Building a Self-Driving Car, and They’re Opensourcing ItUdacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun has announced that the online learning company will be building its own self-driving car, and then opensource everything they develop.
Venturi resets electric vehicle world speed record at 341 mphThe electric vehicle world speed record has remained steady since the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2.5 electric streamliner set a 307.7-mph (495 km/h) mark in 2010. That changed on Monday, when the VBB-3 sped to a new electric vehicle record just over 341.4 mph (549.4 km/h).
NASA backs X-plane development of twin-hull Aurora D8 airlinerNASA has awarded a six-month US$2.9 million contract to Manassas, Virginia-based Aurora Flight Sciences to develop a scaled demonstration version of its Aurora D8 airliner. Described as “changing the paradigm,” the D8 is designed to significantly improve airliner performance by 2027.
Peugeot ups the Dakar ante with all-new 3008 DKRThe Peugeot 2008 DKR came, it improved, and it conquered. And now it steps aside to make room for an official successor, the equally angry and intimidating 3008 DKR.
Electric bus covers 600 miles on single chargeProterra latest electric bus, the Catalyst E2, has logged more the 600 miles (966 km) on a single charge under test conditions at the Michelin proving grounds in South Carolina.
High-powered SS18 yacht soars through the waterWith a cockpit hovering high above two massive water skis, the all-new SS18 from London’s Glider Yachts looks more like an amphibious UFO than any yacht or boat we might compare it to. But it’s designed for much more than just unique looks.
Bosch doubles e-bike battery power and rangeCiting e-biking as the hottest topic in the bicycle industry, Bosch revealed a new dual-battery pack at Eurobike 2016 last week. The new DualBattery system puts double the capacity into Bosch’s electric drives, taking electric-assist pedaling new distances.
Pininfarina sets its design prowess to evolving the e-bikePininfarina has developed an unparalleled reputation for beautiful design thanks mostly to its history of shaping some of the world’s most desired cars. Can it make the same impact on the electric bicycle?
Peugeot’s electric bike folds in a snapPeugeot started life making coffee mills, before jumping into bikes in 1830. Although it’s found a niche in the automotive world since, occasionally it dabbles in the two-wheeled game. The electric eF01 is the latest, aimed at making last mile transport a sweat-free enterprise.
New system could bring HUD to more helmetsChances are that head-up display (HUD) systems are the next big thing in motorcycle helmet tech, with several startups developing such systems. Seemore’s HUD module is designed to be factory-fitted to helmets, offering an abundance of features that include a group interaction tool.
This is the world’s lightest electric paraglider trike – FuturityA team of engineering students has designed and built the lightest aircraft in the world that can take off and land with wheels while carrying a pilot.
Bixpy: The World’s First Water Propulsion SystemThe Bixpy Jet weighs only 1 kg (2 lb) and is roughly the size of a 1 L water bottle.
The Icon A5 Is The Closest Thing To A Flying Car You Can BuyIcon A5 is made of carbon-fiber materials and can takeoff from land or water.
Volvo Trucks confirms new speed records for 2,400-hp Iron KnightVolvo Trucks is claiming two new world land speed records. It’s custom-built “Iron Knight” truck reportedly achieved an average speed of 131.29 km/h (81.58 mph) and a time of 13.71 seconds over 500 m (1,640 ft) and 169 km/h (105 mph) with a time of 21.29 seconds over 1,000 m (3,281 ft).
Under the hood of University of Michigan’s challenge-winning solar carEarlier this month, the University of Michigan won the American Solar Challenge, a biennial competition to design, build and drive solar-powered cars across the US. Its car, Aurum, finished a remarkable 11 hours ahead of the second placed car, so we took a look at what makes it tick.
Cyclotron: A Futuristic, Self-Driving Motorcycle That Will Transform How We TravelA concept vehicle inspired by the Tron Light Cycle reimagines travel as a convenient, sleek, and hassle-free system.
Oddball electric scooter makes it to productionWe come across a lot of out of the box ideas aiming to revolutionize the way we move. The BOXX scooter from 2012 fits the bill in more ways than one. Back then the team behind the wacky e-bike design was chasing preorders. In 2016, it’s a production reality.
Autonomous Airbus drones could be flying us to work by 2027Congestion is at an all-time high, and there’s no respite in sight for motorists. Airbus thinks autonomous commuter aircraft could be the solution, and is actively working to make it happen within the next decade.
Self-driving bus goes toe-to-toe with traffic in Helsinki Helsinki has welcomed the driverless EZ10 bus onto its roads, but this project will be a little different to the closed-loop trials to go before it. In the city’s Hernesaari district, the bus will be let off the leash along routes with real traffic for the first time.
NASA Is Building The Aircraft Of The FutureWe are entering a new generation of flight.
Meet The iTank, The Three-Wheeled Scooter Of The FutureKartik Ram, the guy behind the Zeitgeist electric bike, has just started the Kickstarter campaign for the Doohan EV3 iTank, a three-wheeled electric scooter of the future.
Fly Around Any Course With This Golf Cart JetpackThe BW-AIr Jetpack is equipped with a 210 horsepower engine and two propellers.
World’s largest aircraft greets the public ahead of first flight testsThe world’s largest aircraft made its first public outing this week when Hybrid Air Vehicles’ helium-buoyant Airlander 10 airship was guided out of its hangar at RAF Cardington, Bedfordshire, UK, ahead of a short series of ground tests in anticipation of its first flight in Britain.
Dubai’s Designing A Hyperloop That Could Travel 65 Miles in Ten MinutesDubai has announced that they will be hosting the “Build Earth Live” contest, a 48-hour competition with over 100 teams from all over the globe working to design a Hyperloop that would take people from Dubai to Fujairah (65 miles) in less than ten minutes.
Hyperloop One plans to take supersonic tube transport underwaterHyperloop board member Peter Diamandis has confirmed in an interview with “Business Insider” that the company is interested in producing an underwater version of its tube transportation system.
Torpedo-like jet drive propels over or under the waterQuite similar to the Bixpy Jet we covered last month, the Scubajet brings an electrified boost to canoeing, paddleboarding, scuba diving and more. A 3.1-kW water-cooled motor sucks water in through the 360-degree intake, delivering quick, reactive propulsion at the push of the remote control.
Roborace reveals what’s under the skin of its enigmatic self-driving race carAnyone who thinks racing is all about the drivers is in for a rude shock. Roborace will run alongside Formula E, but details about how the cars would actually work have been hard to come by. Now, we finally have a bit more info about what will make it tick.
China Just Tested Their Elevated Bus That Cars Can Drive UnderA mock-up of the Chinese straddling bus was unveiled in Qinhuangdao city. The bus can carry up to 300 passengers at a time, and does not disrupt the regular flow of vehicles on the road.
New Tech Can Track What You Do Inside Your Car…For Your Own GoodA new sensor system is made to focus on analyzing what’s going on inside a car instead of outside. The camera-based technology aims to give assistance to the drivers, add safety measures for passengers, and assist partially autonomous cars in the future.
A Solar-Powered Plane Just Completed Its First Test FlightA pilot flew VO-Substrata for about 20 minutes in Long Island.
The best foldable fat-wheel 2WD Russian motorcycle you’ll see all dayWith 12-inch wide, 25-inch diameter fat wheels and a simple two-wheel drive system, this unique and “distinctive” Russian ag bike can crawl its way through all kinds of mud and slush. It’s light enough to haul over obstacles, and it pulls apart quickly to fit in the back of a car.
Mercedes electrifies the heavy distribution truckNot so long ago, the idea of a fully electric heavy truck simply wouldn’t have been entertained. Today, however, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the 26-tonne (28.7-ton) electrically powered Urban eTruck, which points to a future of zero emission, noise-free large truck deliveries.
Move over casinos – Las Vegas now has a Hyperloop factoryWe’ve been hearing a lot about the Hyperloop lately, but we haven’t heard much about where its parts will be made. That changed today, as parent company Hyperloop One announced the opening of the “First Hyperloop Manufacturing Plant in the World.”
World’s largest amphibious plane from China ready to sail and soarChina just just taken the wraps off what is the world’s largest amphibious plane. Made by the state’s aircraft maker, the AG600 is around the size of of a Boeing 737 and will be used to dowse forest fires and rescue people in danger offshore.
Man levitates on terrifying gasoline-powered flying carpetEight petrol-powered heavy duty propellers. One tube lattice frame, a simple seat and a hobby-grade R/C controller wired in. What could possibly go wrong? This Swedish engineer displays a pair of colossal cojones as he puts his home-made flying carpet to the test.
Solar Impulse 2 heads for finish line in round-the-world flightSolar Impulse 2 has taken off on what is expected to be the final leg of its solar-powered round-the-world voyage. The single-seater aircraft took off today from Cairo International Airport with Bertrand Piccard at the controls.
Successful wind tunnel testing brings flying wakeboard closer to takeoffThe Wingboard, designed to place riders behind a plane so they can wakeboard through the sky, has just successfully completed its first wind tunnel flight testing, edging the creator closer to his lifelong dream of recreating the cloudsurfing bear cub from the Disney series Talespin.
Flyboard Air creator bought by US counter explosives companyIn April, Franky Zapata showed off the Flyboard Air; an impressive personal flight system that quickly started breaking records. Now, US company Implant Sciences has announcing its intention to purchase Zapata Industries.
Eco-minded commuters could soon be pedalling a PEBLPerhaps you’re one of those people who doesn’t own a car, but who sometimes needs a vehicle that’s a bit “more” than a bicycle. If you are, then better.bike’s PEBL velomobile might be what you’re looking for.
New Futuristic Flying Car Unveiled, Will Hit the Skies Next YearThe AeroMobil 3.0 is the latest version of the vehicle that will allow us to drive on the road and fly through the air.
This New High-Speed Rail Is Set to Transform How We TravelA Melbourne-based company may hold the key to Australia’s first high-speed rail system, and without any government funding.
Quadricycle concept offers convertible take on velomobilesWith so much focus on sustainable urban transport, there are numerous vehicles that split the difference between the bicycle and the motorized vehicle. One of the latest additions to this growing category is the Schaeffler Bio-hybrid, a pedal-assist quadricycle concept with convertible roof.
Hyperloop One Optimistic Over Helsinki-Stockholm TrackHyperloop One is launching feasibility checks for a transportation network that could get you from Helsinki to Stockholm in 30 minutes.
All Electric Cars: What’s My Range?Ready to go electric? Here are the cars that will give you the least—and most—range anxiety.
The Driverless Future Has Arrived | RealClearPolicyIf you thought self-driving vehicles were still on the distant horizon, think again. Last week, Local Motors, in partnership with IBM, announced Olli, a self-driving transportation system that will…
Transform a Motorcycle Into A Jetski In 5 SecondsBiski has retracting wheels that fold into the body when it enters the water.
Dilbar superyacht delivered to Alisher Usmanov | Daily Mail OnlineDilbar is the biggest yacht in the world in terms of internal volume and the fourth longest in the world. She was custom built for Russian magnate Alisher Usmanov, who has a net worth of £9bn.
Rolls Royce’s New Concept Car is a Next Level Mobile VIP LoungeRolls Royce presents their own Vision 100 concept car and it is outrageously lavish. It’ a self-driving mobile VIP lounge comes with an AI assistant, a skylight canopy, a “personal red carpet”, and spacious as it is cozy.
Flying Cars: A Future Buyer’s Guide [Infographic]Meet the companies that will make you fly—or die trying.
Hyperloop One is Planning an Ultrafast Transport System—UnderwaterHyperloop One claims they can actually produce an underwater Hyperloop transport system—they’re just waiting for production costs to go down.
Antonov AN-225: The World’s Largest AircraftThe Antonov An-225 aircraft can carry a total (world record) of 279 tons of cargo.
There’s no such thing as a flying car | ComputerworldLarry Page is building an awesome flying machine that might be safe, quiet, affordable and eco-friendly. It’s just not a car.
Elon Musk: By 2018, Our Cars Will Have Complete AutonomyElon Musk is optimistic about when the world will have access to self-driving technology, stating that we will have totally autonomous cars in less than two years time.
0 to 400 mph in Only 2 Seconds: Super-High Speed Hyperloop is Heading to RussiaRussian scientists from St. Petersburg have been developing a version of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop, hoping to implement it for use in the country’s domestic transport system.
Autonomous helicopter makes first 30 mile journey in Connecticut | Daily Mail OnlineTechnology developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has flown a helicopter 30 miles without a pilot. The flight was executed by an operator using only a tablet.
A New Uber Competitor Just Raised $16 million in Funding For Complete Autonomous TaxisAutonomous taxi startup nuTonomy has just raised $16 million in Series A funding, hoping to use the money to bring autonomous cars into reality by its self-imposed deadline in 2018.
Vibranium: Hyperloop Pods Will be Made From Super-Light “Smart Skin” That’s 10X Stronger Than SteelHyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) intends to build their Hyperloop capsules out of something called “Vibranium”—a super-strong and ultralight “smart” alloy embedded with diagnostic sensors.
This new bus drives right over traffic jams – ScienceAlertThis is the future
Light Rider Unveils The World’s First 3D Printed Electric MotorcycleAPWORKS, a subsidiary of Airbus that focuses on cutting edge engineering, just announced their new product– the Light Rider, a 3D metal printed motorcycle that claims to be the first of its kind.
Uber’s first self-driving car pulls out onto the streets of Pittsburgh – RoadshowThe ride-sharing company hopes its autonomous vehicles will help cut congestion in cities and reduce the number of traffic accidents.
This hypersonic jet engine just passed a crucial test in the Australian desert – ScienceAlertLondon to New York in 35 minutes just got more real.
Otto is Turning Trucks into Self-Driving GiantsOtto is on a mission to develop a kit that could be retrofitted to existing trucks to give them the self-driving functionality. While current laws still do not recognize AI’s as legal drivers, the company aims to apply them to Class 8 trucks.
Startup wants to put self-driving big rigs on US highwaysSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Picture an 18-wheel truck barreling down the highway with 80,000 pounds of cargo and no one but a robot at the wheel. 
Movpak: The World’s First Backpack Electric VehicleThe Movpak has an impressive range of 14 miles and a top speed of 20mph. The longboard can also be controlled by either a controller or a smartphone.
This Wheel Can Turn Any Bike Into An Electric Bike In SecondsGeoOrbital wheels are capable of traveling up to 50 miles on a single charge.
Uber and Lyft shut down in Austin after voters defeat Proposition 1 | TechCrunchToday voters in Austin went to the polls to weigh in on Proposition 1, an attempt to overturn a bill requiring mandatory fingerprint-based criminal..
Tesla’s bioweapon mode is a stroke of genius for developing markets | TechCrunchTesla today shared details of how effective its particulate filters are. Spoiler alert: They are so good, not only do they clean up the air inside the car,..
This guy built a working hoverbike and somehow managed to not chop his legs off | TechCrunchIf I made a list of “People I admire greatly but that I’d probably never hang out with for fear of my life and limbs”, Colin Furze would be right at the top…
The driverless truck is coming, and it’s going to automate millions of jobs | TechCrunchA convoy of self-driving trucks recently drove across Europe and arrived at the Port of Rotterdam. No technology will automate away more jobs — or drive more..
The Tiny, Electric Transport of TomorrowIt charges in 4 hours, weighs less than 35 pounds, and can power your laptop or phone as you travel.
Driverless pods will be on the roads of Singapore by the end of the year
Autonomous trucks drive 2,000km across Europe in platooning challenge – SlashGearWe all know that autonomous cars will make our roads safer and reduce traffic we have to deal with. The autonomous future also includes autonomous big rigs and
These Bionic Boots Let You Run 25 mph (40 km/h)Want to be an awesome super human? Well, now we’re one step closer, thanks to these DIY bionic boots.
Reaching Mach 6: Lockheed Martin Technology Makes Major Aircraft BreakthroughsThe key problem facing hypersonic aircraft is making a stable “scramjet” engine, which funnels oxygen from outside air to power the aircraft. Lockheed claims to have found a solution.

 

A $20,000 Self-Driving Vehicle Hits the Road – WSJThe Obama administration has proposed spending $4 billion to accelerate autonomous-car technology during the next decade. For $20,440, you can get a car capable of driving itself pretty well on a highway today.
Meet BMW’s Shape-Shifting “Car of the Future”The future of cars, as seen through the eyes of luxury automaker BMW, is impressive – to say the least.
Tesla Motors, Inc.’s Autopilot Is “a Breakthrough Technology” — The Motley FoolMIT Technology Review believes Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving technology is poised to “have a chance at solving a big problem.”
NASA Begins Work to Build a Quieter Supersonic Passenger Jet | NASA
Terrafugia claims its TF-X will be ready to take to the skies by 2018 | Daily Mail OnlineAccording to Massachusetts-based Terrafugia, a full-size unmanned prototype is expected to be ready by 2018. The cars will then go on sale more widely in 2024.
Is the future commuting, rich, while lying down? | The TimesFor those battling their way to work this morning, the prospect of commuting in driverless electric vehicles may sound like a distant nirvana
Airlander 10 the world’s largest aircraft gets ready for take-off | Daily Mail Online
Elon Musk’s Next Project May Be a Vertically Launching Electric PlaneWhile addressing students for the Hyperloop Pod Awards, Elon Musk shares what his ‘next great idea’ will be – the electric aircraft.
Driverless bus trial in Netherlands is first on public roads | Technology | The GuardianWePod shuttle carries handful of people on 200m journey in first trial of its kind – with hopes to extend systems to cargo trucks
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Breaks Ground To Make Elon Musk’s Hyperloop A Reality | TechCrunchMusk first proposed the Hyperloop, a vacuum tube intended to speedily shoot passengers at 800 mph from city to city, in 2013. The idea was to create a..
Faraday Future Unveils The Crazy Looking FFZERO1 Concept Car | TechCrunchElectric car company Faraday Future unveiled its first concept car, the FFZero1, at CES 2016 this evening in Las Vegas, Nevada. And true to earlier leaked..
Uber’s Testing A New Mass Transit Alternative | TechCrunchUber is gearing up to pilot a new ride-sharing service in Seattle called uberHOP, in an attempt to get “more butts into the backseats of fewer cars,”..
Find Which Uber Is Yours With Its New Colored-Coded SPOT Lights | TechCrunchOutside big events like concerts, tons of Ubers can be waiting, making it tough for passengers to figure out which car is theirs. That’s why last week I..
Meet Valkyrie, A Super Sleek Aircraft Taking On The Private Plane Industry | TechCrunchCobalt is a private aircraft manufacturer launching its first two models today. The fully-certified Co50 Valkyrie and its experimental version, the..
 Where are the hoverboards? Professor says not too far off
Tech Report: High tech transportation | Fox 59(October 16, 2015) – Technology is enabling plenty of new ways to get around. Rich Demuro tries out a few personal modes of transportation in today’s Tech Report.
Scoot Unleashes New Four-Wheeler Quad Cars On San Francisco Streets | TechCrunchScoot, the San Francisco-based electric scooter ride share network, has teamed up with Nissan to create a four-wheeled two-seater enclosed vehicle onto the..
Oil changes in 90 seconds? Castrol claims breakthroughCastrol, a division of BP, plans to announce Thursday that it has achieved a breakthrough in motor-oil system design that makes it easy to change the oil in a vehicle in 90 seconds.
Daimler Future Truck 2025 completes first autonomous highway runAs part of the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 program, Daimler Trucks has taken the most advanced of its autonomous trucks for a spin on a section of the A14 autobahn near Magdeburg, Germany.
Elon Musk Says Tesla Cars Will Reach 620 Miles On A Single Charge “Within A Year Or Two,” Be Fully Autonomous In “Three Years” | TechCrunchTesla CEO Elon Musk sat down with a Dutch TV show last week and had some interesting predictions to share. Asked, for example, when he thought the company..
First driverless pods to travel public roads arrive in the Netherlands – TelegraphThe WEpod will be the first self-driving electric shuttle to run in regular traffic, and take bookings via a dedicated app

 

Mercedes mulls over limo service with driverless carsMercedes-Benz is considering launching a limo service with driverless cars. ” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
Hyperloop futuristic transport dream solidifies with appointment of CEO Rob Lloyd | ZDNetCan Hyperloop truly become reality? The company’s new CEO believes so.

 

The Race To Frictionless Parking | TechCrunchParking. It’s an issue that impacts everyone who owns a car. People might not think about it or talk about it, but it certainly can be one of those daily..
Best Electric Car For Avg American, Electric Car Charging 101… (Clean Transport Highlights) | CleanTechnica
 Self-driving golf carts
Autonomous vehicles share sidewalk space with pedestrians in six-day trial in Singaporean public garden
Could we fly from London to New York in an hour? – BBC NewsAirbus has had a patent approved for a super-powered jet but how realistic is it?
Documents confirm Apple is building self-driving car | Technology | The GuardianExclusive: Correspondence obtained by the Guardian shows Project Titan is further along than many suspected and company is scouting for test locations

 

Apple Rumored to be Developing Massive Head-Up Display » AutoGuide.com NewsApple could be developing a new massive head up display. Get all the details in the project here.
Is This Flying Car Company For Real? | TechCrunchWe’ve been promised a flying car for as long as I can remember. From The Jetsons to Back To The Future, we’ve been sold this dream for years and years. Owning..
Our Cities Will Be Beautiful In The Driverless Future–But First We Have To Get There | Co.Exist | ideas + impactHow can we push past public fear and political red tape to get to the beautiful world that awaits when no one drives anymore?
Google reportedly set up its own stealth robocar company | FusionMeet Google Auto.
United Airlines flights temporarily grounded due to ‘automation issues’ – National | Globalnews.caAll United Airlines flights in the United States were grounded Wednesday morning due to “automation issues.”” itemprop=”description
Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” transporter, which is the size of a laptop and resembles a skateboard more than a car. The futuristic skateboard will have a price-tag of around 100,000 Japanese Yen (about $800).

 

Here’s A 3D-Printed, Self-Driving Mini Car | Gizmodo AustraliaI present to you the engineering equivalent of peanut butter and jelly: A self-driving vehicle that was 3D-printed. A prototype is currently being tes…
Taking A Spin On Bolt, The Tesla Of Electric Motorbikes | TechCrunchBolt is a San Francisco-based startup that makes electric motorbikes. The bikes are handmade in a small garage on the edge of town and come with the same type..
Students reveal Musk Hyperloop transit system in miniature | ZDNetTwo years of hard work have proven Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is at least, in theory, feasible.
Two rival self-driving cars have close call in California – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: By Paul Lienert MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) – Two self-driving prototype cars, one operated by Google Inc and the other by Delphi Automotive Plc, had a close call on a Silicon Valley street earlier this week, a Delphi executive told Reuters on Thursday…
Lexus video teases a ‘real’ magnetic hoverboardYes, we know – it’s 2015, the year Marty jumped to in Back to the Future 2 and you still don’t have a hoverboard. Right on time, Lexus has presented the
Helicopter Designs Embrace Cockpit Automation to Improve Safety – WSJConfronting persistently high helicopter accident rates, manufacturers, parts makers and operators are increasingly embracing automation as the key to safety improvements.
Smart cars to let you drive easy | Business LineAmidst all the hype about the driverless car, JLR is bringing a remote-controlled car closer to reality
Electric scooter with swappable batteries hits market – BBC NewsAn electric scooter with swappable batteries is to go on sale in Taiwan priced $4,140 (£2,600).

 

The US military is developing Star Wars-style hoverbikesLast time we heard from Malloy Aeronautics, it was testing hoverbike technology with a robot-carrying drone. A few months later, it’s partnering with a M
Uber dealt blow in California over ’employee’ driver – BBC NewsAn Uber driver in California is deemed an employee, not a contractor, in a ruling that could mean higher costs for the app-based taxi service.

 

Hyperloop Test Track Receives First Test Tube Set: From Elon Musk’s White Paper to Reality |
Driverless Cars are Coming to I-66, I-95, and the Beltway | WashingtonianCan self-driving cars fix some of Washington’s most notoriously congested roads? That’s the question the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute wants to answer by opening more than 70 highway miles in Northern Virginia to driverless vehicle testing. In partnership with the…
NHTSA shows off prototype that would prevent drunk drivingNHTSA is previewing safety systems to prevent drunk driving fatalities through an initiative called the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety program.
Video: Could planes create electricity from bendy wings in the future? – TelegraphOther ideas in plane-maker Airbus’ competition include drones to drive birds from airports and video-game sensors to avoid collisions.
 Aircraft saving money and the environment with 3-D printing
Driverless Airport Personal Transport whisks passengers from car park to terminal | Daily Mail OnlineThe semi-autonomous, electric-powered two-passenger vehicle will travel at three times walking speed to take passengers to their destination.
The Anti-High Speed Rail: Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Gets California Test Track – Breitbart
Transportation Institute launches effort to make navigating traffic lights safer, smarter and cheaper | Virginia Tech News | Virginia TechVirginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers are working on a new project involving connected-vehicle technology that could change the way motorists navigate through traffic lights.
The Tech Behind Traffic Apps: How (Well) Do They Work? | WAMU 88.5 – American University Radio
Transportation Institute launches effort to make navigating traffic lights safer, smarter and cheaper | Virginia Tech News | Virginia TechVirginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers are working on a new project involving connected-vehicle technology that could change the way motorists navigate through traffic lights.
The future of train safety lies in drones – The Washington PostAn experimental program led by the FAA could push drones into the hands of railroad companies inspecting their tracks for damage.
Revolutionary transportation ideas coming soon – CNN.comThe human race is poised to enter a new era of transportation that would have seemed miraculous just a few generations ago. ” name=”description
Japan’s maglev train sets world record: 603 kph – CNN.comIt’s a bird — It’s a plane — It’s an insanely fast Japanese bullet train.” name=”description
Five future transportation technologies that will actually happen | Fox NewsCars that drive themselves along pre-determined routes. Trains that use new magnetic rail systems. An amazing new train will speed along at 800 miles per hour. And these future innovations are not just spinning their wheels…=

Virtual Reality

Google Announces ‘WorldSense’ Inside-out Tracking for Standalone Daydream VR Headsets – Road to VR
Nintendo Switch offers an ideal blueprint for mass-consumer VRThe Nintendo Switch doesn’t have a lot in common with VR systems like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Gear VR. But if virtual reality companies want the tech to have its mainstream breakthrough moment, they’d be wise to study Nintendo’s approach.
Taclim haptic boots were made for VR walkin’Though Vive’s wands, the Oculus Touch controllers, and to a far lesser extent, the PSVR’s Move wands, do a reasonable job of bringing hands into VR worlds, feet are another story. Soon, we may be able to, almost literally, step into the shoes of our VR avatars with Cerevo’s Taclim.
Hands-on with HTC Vive’s barrier-breaking accessories​Today at CES, we experienced HTC’s latest additions to the Vive ecosystem​. The improved headphones and wireless adapter make the PC-powered VR headset easier to wear, while the ViveTracker dramatically expands the possibilities for the kinds of objects that can be used as a controller or gamepad.
Virtual Reality Makes Avatars More Important Than Ever | MotherboardImmersing yourself in an alternative universe is VR’s selling point. But how do the avatars that populate these worlds impact our experiences and our behaviour?
Top VR Developers Unite to Form the Global Virtual Reality AssociationIn the spirit of collaboration and cooperation, major players in the field of virtual reality (VR) have come together to form an organization that will facilitate the sharing of ideas. The specifics of how the organization will achieve its goals are unclear but the move toward transparency and cooperation is welcome news.
This is ‘year zero’ of a virtual reality revolution say filmmakersThe first wave of virtual reality cinemas, heralding what their creators claim will be an entertainment revolution, rolls out across the world this month.” name=”Description
Now You Can Taste And Chew In Virtual RealityUniversity of Tokyo researchers created a device that lets people eat virtual foods.
Why VR? The top 6 reasons to embrace virtual realityMention virtual reality (“VR”) and you’ll likely elicit one of two responses: either utmost enthusiasm and awareness, or something along the lines of Homer Simpson yelling “Neeeeerd!” But VR deserves to occupy a more substantive niche on the mainstream public radar, and here’s why.
Human Head Transplant Patient to Use VR to Prep for New BodyFirst head transplant patient will prepare with VR
VR lets expecting parents tour the womb for an early meeting with their unborn fetusScientists have used a mix of MRI, ultrasound and VR to produce 3D models of fetuses, a technology that could be used to avoid complications when it comes time to welcome them into the real world.
Google Earth gets the VR treatmentGoogle has given its Earth software a virtual reality makeover, today launching Google Earth VR to add another layer of immersion for globetrotters of the digital realm.
Cedars-Sinai Uses Virtual Reality to Provide Medical TherapyVirtual reality is giving hospital patients unforgettable experiences.
2016 VR Comparison GuideThis year will mark the first holiday season where kids young and old could be unwrapping gifts with virtual reality systems inside. It’s New Atlas’ 2016 VR Comparison Guide.
Of hardware and headsets: Oculus Chief Scientist on the future of VRWith the arrival of consumer virtual reality gear to the market, many tech evangelists insist VR is the next major computing platform. What hardware shortcomings need to be overcome in order to get there?
Code in Virtual RealityInto programming? Now you can be *into* programming.
MSI untethers VR gaming with new backpack PCVR can be a hazard if the cord wraps itself around your legs. Developers are beginning to solve that problem by stuffing the brains of the hardware into a backpack. Now MSI has announced the VR One, a lightweight backpack PC with hot-swappable batteries and the graphical grunt to run VR games.
The Dexmo Exoskeleton Lets You ‘Touch’ and ‘Feel’ in Virtual RealityDexmo will allow a person to physically touch the digital world by stimulating feeling with its cutting-edge variable force feedback and motion capture capabilities. Unfortunately though, we’ll have to wait a bit before we can own this device.
How VR is rewriting the rules of storytellingNew Atlas speaks to Eric Darnell, co-founder of Hollywood VR studio Baobab, and Google’s principle VR filmmaker Jessica Brillhart about the challenges in taking traditional storytelling into the nascent medium of virtual reality.
2016 Samsung Gear VR review: Still the best, as mobile VR (mostly) sits in neutralWith the new Galaxy Note 7 and its USB-C port (a first for the lineup), Samsung needed an updated Gear VR headset to support the new phone/port combo. But this is more than a compatibility update, if only by a little. Read on, as New Atlas reviews the more evolution than revolution 2016 Gear VR.
Intel’s Project Alloy: An all-in-one AR/VR headset that skips the controllersIntel just unveiled an all-new standalone VR headset: Project Alloy. With help from a colleague, CEO Brian Krzanich demoed the device onstage at Intel’s Developer Forum in San Francisco. At first glance, it looks to be an ambitious, potentially powerful foray into VR.
Games, movies, movement and more: How far can VR go?With two major headsets launched and another on the way, virtual reality has filled up many of the tech headlines in 2016. Even with the the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive now on the market, VR still faces a number of tough hurdles before it can become ubiquitous, and here’s what we think lies ahead.
HTC’s VR app store isn’t playing gamesToday’s VR headsets all center around gaming. In an attempt to help highlight some content in other areas, HTC is preparing to launch an app store focused exclusively on things that don’t involve gaming.
Intel Made a Depth-Sensing Unicorn Horn For HTC’s Vive | Digital TrendsAn Intel employee added six depth-sensing cameras to the HTC Vive with a unicorn-horn-shaped peripheral. It can sense hand motions and obstacles.
HP’s VR Monitor Allows You To Control 3D Holograms The HP Zvr replaces bulky VR headsets with lightweight 3D glasses.
New Eye-Tracking VR Tech Can Read Your EmotionsAn optics company called Eyefluence has created a eyes-based VR interface that reads intent, interest, and emotion for a more immersive VR experience.
VR headset that relays facial expressions to the virtual worldVeeso is claimed to be the first VR headset to capture your face and transmit your expressions – and as a result, your emotions – onto a virtual avatar in real time. With it, the company is emphasizing emotional connections through video call apps and social games like poker.
The New Oculus Touch Plans To Change The VR GameOculus Touch is exclusively launching over 30 games for its platform.
Virtual Reality Food Lets You Enjoy Real Foods Without Any of the CaloriesProject Nourished lets you experience the taste, smell, and feel of your foods.
Google is reportedly announcing a standalone Android VR headset next week | TechCrunchGoogle is moving beyond Cardboard. The company will reportedly be announcing a standalone Android VR headset at next week’s Google I/O event. Entrepreneur..
Live-Stream Virtual Reality With This Tiny Camera Rig The Orah 4i is a small 360-degree live-streaming camera rig by VideoStitch that aims to make live-streaming virtual reality cheap and easy.
The World’s First Eye Tracking Virtual Reality Headset is Heading Your WayWith a fresh funding boost, the world may at last see FOVE’s VR headset with built-in eye-tracking capabilities in the latter half of the year.
This is Your Desktop in Virtual Reality, and it is AmazingWant to know what the future of computing will look like? Well, here you are.
Welcome to Hypnatia, The World’s First Fully Explorable Virtual Reality CityAll the objects in the city are completely crowdsourced, and players can own houses and engage in a whole range of leisurely activities
Control Virtual Reality With Your Hands, Thanks to Leap MotionThe Orion, a brand new hardware and software solution that’s built just for VR, allows users to control the virtual world using their hands.
How Virtual Reality Will Change Your Life – Boston Commons High Tech
7 Unexpected Virtual Reality Use Cases | TechCrunchSome amazing and inventive new ways to use VR technology are already appearing that could dramatically impact people in their daily lives.
The Critical Mass Of Virtual Reality | TechCrunchThe concept of virtual reality (VR) has been around for several decades. Largely ignored by mainstream computing until about four years ago, VR technology has..
Oculus Founder: Cables To Be Major Obstacle In VR Industry For A Long Time | TechCrunchIt might sound obvious, but if you’re hoping that mom will want to hop into virtual reality while you make her drag around a bunch of ugly ass (and dangerous)..
Apple Shows Off Its First-Ever Piece Of Virtual Reality Content With U2 Music Video | TechCrunchAfter staying relatively quiet on the future of virtual reality, Apple has made its first foray into the space via a 360-degree U2 music video made available..
Virtual Reality gets real | Local News | St. Albert GazetteThe St. Albert Gazette, your source for St. Albert news, events, and community
Virtual Reality Armbands : feel virtual reality
Oculus’ New $99 Samsung Gear VR Makes Serious Virtual Reality Affordable | TechCrunchAt half the price of its last mobile VR headset, the new $99 Oculus-made Samsung Gear VR is cheap enough to unlock virtual reality for the mainstream…
What Will the Virtual Reality Headset of 2018 Look Like?As part of our VR series, we asked experts in the industry to sketch us their vision of the virtual reality headset in the near future.
How Virtual Reality Works – Intel iQThree experts discuss new games and gear, as well as answer how virtual reality works.
Marriott Tests In-Room Virtual Reality Service | VarietyMarriott is giving travelers in New York and London the chance to try out bleeding-edge virtual reality tech in the privacy of their hotel rooms. The global hotel chain has launched a limited test of “VRoom Service” in partnership with Samsung Electronics.
A New and Improved $99 VR Headset That You Can Buy Right Now | WIREDThe VR One is still very much meant for developers, and has its bugs, but it’s easy to imagine the One becoming a cheap mobile option for VR enthusiasts.The VR One is still very much meant for developers, and has its bugs, but it’s easy to imagine the One becoming a cheap mobile option for VR enthusiasts.
Virtual Reality: The time has come – PC & Tech AuthorityThe once-bitten, twice-shy Jack Schofield thought VR was pure hype. Here, he reveals why the virtual revolution could be just months away., Misc Gadgets
A Maker’s Guide to the Metaverse – Singularity HUB
How We’re Battling Virtual Reality’s Dreaded Simulator Sickness – Singularity HUBThese are the technologies seeking to better approximate the real world in the virtual and ease the sickness and nausea caused by virtual reality.
Stories From Around the Web: Virtual Reality Is the Ultimate Empathy Machine – Singularity HUB
Should You Buy the Hype? An Inside Look at the Virtual Reality Landscape – Singularity HUBShould you buy virtual reality hype? We investigate trends on the state of the industry, including VR growth, investments and opportunities.
The VOID: a VR theme park coming to Pleasant Grove, UtahLooking for the best virtual reality experience? We can bet nothing will beat The VOID, a VR theme park opening in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Future of Virtual Reality Series Launches Today – Singularity HUB
Virtual Reality: Everything You Need to KnowThe long-promised technology is finally going mainstream this year. Here’s what you need to know
Tech: Virtual reality gets a reboot – Independent.ieVirtual reality died an unloved death in the 1990s with unreliable, unimpressive technology. But now VR is making a comeback with five rivals jostling to revolutionise gaming and comput
Oculus Rift took me for a ride in a real car during Honda’s trippy Dream Drive | PCWorldVR synced to the motion of the car took me from race track to the space station in the time is takes to circle a parking lot.
Virtual Reality Porn And The Future Of Loneliness | TechCrunchWelcome to the very-near future of porn. A few weeks back, a sex toy company called Lovense and a virtual reality porn company called VirtualRealPorn..
Samsung wearable to beat HoloLens with 3D-cam and 2x Glass – SlashGearSamsung may be next on the list of hardware companies to deliver a smart headset with dual-Google Glass-like displays, 3D cameras, and augmented
3 Places to Buy Cardboard VR If You Can’t Buy OnePlus Cardboard VR » Gadgets To Use
Need a Vacation? Here, Put On These VR Goggles. | Re/code“Americans are the absolute worst at taking time off for themselves.” Can Oculus help?
The hologram age is here with new 3D Humagram by ARHT MediaPaul Duffy’s HumaGram can capture a video image of a person and project it in 3D as a hologram, writes Simon Nettle.
Lucid Trips: A Virtual Planetary System Which Features a 3D Printable Art Gallery – 3DPrint.comLudic Trips is a virtual reality, geocaching experience that lets users build objects and navigate through a series of planetary dream worlds using motion controllers.
Oculus Rift Headset, Oculus Touch Controller Coming in 1Q 2016 | SocialTimes
Oculus’ virtual-reality headset to simulate touch, gestures – Post and CourierSAN FRANCISCO — Oculus is expanding its virtual-reality headset to simulate the sensation of touch and gesturing as part of its quest to blur the lines between the fake and genuine world.
Google Is Looking For Testers For Its Jump VR Video Cameras | TechCrunchGoogle wants YOU to test their Jump virtual reality video capture platform. Or, well, some of you. Maybe like two, given how I imagine the percentages will..
 Virtual reality sheds new light on how we navigate in the dark
Google is laying the foundation for the future of virtual reality right now | Business InsiderGoogle is the most important tech company in…
World’s lightest wireless immersive virtual reality glasses emerge: Dlodlo – San Diego Luxury Lifestyle | Examiner.comDlodlo, a global leader in virtual reality technology research and development, has ushered in a new era of VR with the recent release of their highly anticipat
Oculus VR’s new tech is the best thing to happen to virtual reality since… Oculus VR | Fox NewsVirtual Reality pioneer Oculus VR this week announced its acquisition of Surreal Vision, a company that specializes in recreating actual physical spaces in real time for insertion into a virtual reality environment. In other words, virtual reality just got real.

 

Google dives into virtual realityVirtual reality goes mainstream, with Google expected to announce an Android-based platform for head-mounted display hardware running immersive applications.
Meet the SVR Glass headset, a cheaper Galaxy Gear VR – CNETThis Chinese virtual reality headset will fit any phone with screen sizes ranging from 4.7 to 6 inches and it costs under $50.

 

Oculus’ next big move is to make VR a social experienceVR turned me into a movie character — a tiny, bright yellow firefly. But here’s the best part: I got to experience it with someone next to me, both lite
Mattel And Google Revive View-Master With Virtual RealityView-Master is back, and will show us a new way to look at 3-D images. Mattel and Google have swapped ideas to recreate one of the best children’s toys of all time. The new View-Master will allow kids to experience interactive, educational, and
Golden State Warriors experiment with virtual reality technology | UTSanDiego.comLed by marketing guru Kenny Lauer, the NBA Western Conference finalist Golden State Warriors have experimented with virtual reality technology this season to try to enhance their fans’ game experience

 

Virtual Reality Can Make You Feel. Can It Also Make You Think? | Re/codeThe answer has important implications for journalism, documentaries and academic research.
Virtual reality QB trainer a “game changer” | UTSanDiego.comSan Diego native Derek Belch, a former Stanford football coach, has devised a virtual reality quarterback and football training tool that will revolutionize the way players watch film and learn the game Page 1 of 5
Virtual reality set to change ad tech industry’s perception
Eye-tracking tech makes virtual reality hands-free | Stuff.co.nzAn advanced virtual reality headset could be a game-changer for the entertainment industry and give people with disabilities new powers.
VRchitecture: Interactive Virtual Reality House Feels 90% Real | UrbanistNo matter how many drawings and models a client is shown, there is still a leap of imagination needed for someone to understand how a building design will …
Virtual reality headset sales explode – Business Insider Virtual reality headset shipments will create a $2.8 billion market by 2020.
3 virtual reality products will dominate our living rooms by this time next year – Business InsiderIt’s crazy but true: Virtual reality will be a real thing in people’s homes by this time next year.

Wearables

Smart rings galore at the London Wearable Technology ShowSmart rings galore at the London Wearable Technology Show
Why wear a smartwatch when you can wear a smart ring insteadWhy wear a smart watch when you can have a ring that does the same thing without the hassles of needing to wear a watch?
Disappearing ink, tech-tats & 3D printing: A look into the future of tattoosFrom tattoos that act as embedded sensors to high-tech ink that can be easily removed, tattoos in the new millennium may look similar to how they have in the past, but they’re set to get some added functionality.
Iron Gran: First fall-preventing exoskeleton for elderly paves way for boom in senior wearables – Factor
This prosthetic hand has a built-in eye for added accuracy | TechRadarBiomedical engineers at Newcastle University have developed a prosthetic hand that’s fitted with a camera to make it easier to pick things up.
Wearable ‘plasma paper’ kills all sorts of germs – FuturityA new paper-based sanitizer kills germs, like E. coli, by making plasma. Now scientists want to use it to create germ-fighting clothes and bandages.
The best golf tech of 2017 2 – Page 2 | ZDNetSmart gloves, glasses, transporters — even shoes that’ll up your game – Page 2
USC Researchers Develop Wearable That Can Predict Conflict In Couples | Digital TrendsThe University of Southern California has published the results of a study that set out to anticipate spousal conflict via machine learning.
Headsets are just the beginning: here’s what’s next for VR | TechRadarThink Oculus Rift and HTC are the end-all, be-all of VR? No way. They were just the beginning.
Scientists Are Developing A Contact Lens That Tells You When You Are SickThis IGZO biosensor can detect your blood’s glucose levels, along with a host of other diseases in the future.
The Commuter Trucker Jacket is a Connected Piece of Apparel from Levi’s and Google | Digital TrendsTwo years after first teasing us with its line of connected clothing, Google and Levi’s have put us out of our misery with the Commuter.
Inkjet-printed circuitry makes for cheaper electronic tattoosTattoos could soon have more practical uses. A team of researchers from Waseda University in Japan has developed a simple new method to manufacture electronic tattoos, printing the conductive “wiring” with a basic inkjet printer and joining components without the need for solder.
How your T-shirt could ‘speak’ via FM radio – FuturityA new method lets everyday objects like T-shirts and posters “talk” to you via FM radio. It takes “almost zero power” and won’t interrupt regular stations.
A Smart Bike Helmet Signals Where the Rider Is GoingFinally a helmet with blinkers!
Viper-inspired ‘skin’ could let prosthetics sense heat – FuturityArtificial skin that detects temperature changes borrows a trick from pit vipers. It could improve robots, bandages, and prosthetic limbs.
Meditation, massage and motion sickness: Testing five wellness wearablesWearables don’t always come in the forms of smartwatches​ and fitness trackers​. One subgenre is wellness wearables, which promise to do things like manipulate your mood or teach you to meditate. We took a handful for a test-drive.
The Motiv smart ring is a fitness tracking wearable for your fingerAlong with standard fitness wearable features, Motiv provides sleep insights and heart rate tracking capabilities.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
Lenovo eyes off AR smart glasses for business use​Smart glasses once seemed like a gadget our future selves wouldn’t be able to go without, but they’ve mostly retreated from the public eye. Now Lenovo has set its sights on the augmented reality eyewear arena, with a business customer-focused pair of smart specs it calls New Glass C200.
Sci-Tech Today – Anti-Surveillance Clothing Hides Wearers from Facial Recognition
Android Wear: 16 Helpful Tips and Tricks | Digital TrendsThere’s more to Android Wear than you might think. Fortunately, these 16 tips and tricks will help you make the most of your smartwatch in a few minutes.
The best wearables of 2016“Wearable technology” can denote a wide variety of gadgets, from smartwatches and fitness trackers to full virtual reality systems. We spent plenty of time with all of the above in 2016: These are our picks for the best.
Future of work: Internet-connected overallsDevice and engine maker sees potential in $225 billion industrial Internet of Things economy.
How I became a cyborg and joined an underground medical movement – MarketWatchMarketWatch sent me to Pittsburgh to become a cyborg. I came back with a story about how health care could drive the next phase of integration between technology and the human body.
Adidas is selling 7,000 of these amazing shoes made from ocean waste – ScienceAlertWe want one.
New AI Powered Wearable Can Help the Blind Read and NavigateWith the prevalence of the visually impaired estimated to be above 7.3 million adults in the U.S., this artificially intelligent wearable can restore quality of life. Using artificial intelligence in conjunction with wearable technologies is leading toward innovation in accessibility for everyone.
Roving robots roam your clothesIf you don’t like the thought of bugs crawling all over you, then you might not like one possible direction in which the field of wearable electronics is heading. Scientists recently showcased their new Rovables robots, which are tiny devices that roam up and down a person’s clothing.
Far Eastern unveils latest garment sensor techFar Eastern unveils latest garment sensor tech
Hopped-up smartwatches gain new powersWe’ve already seen a number of interesting functions that can be performed by specially-designed prototype smartwatches. Now, however, researchers have developed a system that allows existing watches to recognize gestures, and identify objects held in the user’s hand.
DT10: The Future of Clothing Technology | Digital TrendsNo longer just a means for protecting us from the elements, tomorrow’s clothing will be stronger, lighter, more comfortable, custom fitted to us, and even smart enough to interact with our gadgets.
Stanford engineers develop a plastic clothing material that cools the skin | Stanford NewsResearchers have engineered a low-cost plastic material that could become the basis for clothing that cools the wearer.
Ahead of Apple Watch 2, why smartwatches are still waiting for their breakout momentWith the Apple Watch 2.0 rumored to be arriving alongside the iPhone 7, we’re yet to see smartwatch sales hit the heights that seemed possible when the first Apple timepiece launched in March 2015. Can the new model get us interested in the smartwatch again? Or has its time already passed?
Smart tattoos with the Midas touch interfaceLooking to take on-skin technology beyond the medical monitoring arena, Microsoft Research and MIT are exploring the potential for functional temporary tattoos made from gold leaf that offer input, display and wireless communications capabilities, while looking fabulous.
Polar M600 merges Android Wear with high-end fitness trackingPolar is seriously old-school in the fitness tracking market, having launched a wireless, wearable heart rate monitor back in 1982. Now the company is diving into the smartwatch world with an Android Wear watch boasting its latest proprietary optical pulse monitoring tech and on-board GPS.
There’s A New Ultra-Thin, Skin-Like Display You Can Wear On Your WristTechnological trend has spurred the demand for wearable and transparent displays. In order to overcome the shortcomings of this device’s predecessors, a KAIST research team has developed an ultra-thin, transparent oxide thin-film transistors for wearable displays.
First Sneakers With Customizable LED Display Can Sync With Your Pokemon Go!Startup company Vixole Inc. has released some introductory videos of Vixole Matrix, the world’s first customizable e-sneaker that has an LED display. The product, which they are set to launch on Kickstarter in September, would be synchronizable to select AR/VR games.
Researchers have made a prosthetic arm based off Luke Skywalker’s – ScienceAlertTK
CLASSON Is The World’s Most Intelligent Bike Helmet The CLASSON helmet senses gestures and movements in its surroundings.
High-tech headwear speaks to you as you swimThe problem with swimmers’ watches is that users have to stop and look at them. That’s why Hong Kong-based Platysens created Marlin. It’s a head-worn system that delivers data verbally, via a bone conduction earpiece.
The Eyeborg: This Man Has A Prosthetic Eye CameraRob Spence has a prosthetic eye that features an embedded camera.
New Cyborg Roboglove Will Give You Superhuman StrengthAutomobile giant GM just created the RoboGlove to assist factory workers in their heavy lifting.
Researchers are a step closer to making a real-life invisibility cloak – ScienceAlertMischief managed.
Electronic “tattoo” muscles in on emotion mappingA team at Tel Aviv University’s (TAU’s) Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology have developed an alternative to the invasive needle electrodes used in electromyotherapy, in the form of an electronic “tattoo” that unobtrusively monitors muscle activity.
New Smart Glasses Will Allow You To Control Computers With Just Your EyesEyefluence, a Silicon Valley-based startup that is working on technology for hands-free navigation that will allow people to control their computers with just their eyes using augmented reality glasses.
NASA Sensor Technology in Fabric to Revolutionize Textile IndustryUS researchers and entrepreneurs developed “clever” textile that can detect moisture in the air, gauge the outside temperature and even send health alerts.
This Device Charges Soliders’ Equipment During BattleSWIPES stands for the Soldier Wearable Integrated Power Equipment System.
Bras inspired the new Under Armour Speedform shoes with sensors – Tech InsiderUnder Armour gave Tech Insider an exclusive look at its new Speedform Gemini 2 Record Equipped shoes, launching July 1.
The Next Wearable Technology Could Be Your Skin
These wearables ‘gamify’ rehab after a stroke – FuturityWearable devices that link to smartphones could make the repetitive rehab exercises after a stroke a little less tedious.
IBM Patents Technology That Can Add Night Vision To Your GlassesIBM wants to give people night vision capabilities, and they are doing it using Google Glass. This patent “tricks” the eyes with red light in order to increase visibility when in a low light environment.
Meet The Vest That Gives You Massages On-The-GoThe AiraWear gives you personalized massages monitors your posture.
Check Out This Bendable Phone That You Can Wrap Around Your WristLenovo’s CTO Peter Hortensius presented two concept designs for a bendable smart phone that you can wear like a watch, and a bendable tablet at their Tech World 2016 expo.
Increase Your Typing Accuracy To 99% With This Futuristic Wearable KeyboardThe glove by Tap Strap is Bluetooth-enabled and works with any mobile device.
Skyn: The New Wearable That Could Saves Lives By Monitoring Blood Alcohol LevelIn the recent National Institute of Health (NIH) Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge, breathalyzer company BACtrack won first prize for their non-invasive smart wearable biosensor, the BACtrack Skyn, that could continuously monitor blood alcohol content in real-time.
Sensors untapped: What wearables will measure in the futureAccelerometers, gyroscopes, altimeters and optical heart rate monitors. If you own a fitness tracker or a smartwatch and you pay attention to what’s inside that makes everything tick, then these terms will be familiar to you. These are the sensors that allow wearables to do things like record movement, count how many flights of stairs&#8230;
Prosthetic foot designed for really high heels – FuturityOver 2,000 US women have lost a leg or foot in military service, but the existing prosthetic feet limit their shoe choices. A new prototype aims higher.
Google and Levi’s team up on a “connected” jacket that lets you answer calls, use maps and more | TechCrunch At Google’s I/O conference today, Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) research unit offered an update on its interactive textiles project..
In-Ear Language Translators May Soon Be Here, Thanks to Waverly LabsNew York City-based company Waverly Labs says they will soon release the Pilot, a pair of in-ear translators designed to let people who speak different languages understand each other in real-time.
Change Colors, Not Clothes: New “Smart Thread” Can Make Chameleon-Like ClothingForget buying clothes in every shade of the rainbow…just flick a switch and change their color.
Google Wants to Inject Cyborg Lenses into Our EyeballsGoogle has filed a patent for a computerized lens that is inserted directly into the eye. This new tech could help those who suffer from common eye problems, but could also allow hackers a front row seat to our private lives.
ScienceAlertSony has filed a patent for contact lenses that record and store videos with the blink of an eye
Nike just unveiled the first real power-lacing sneaker, the HyperAdapt 1.0 | TechCrunchIt’s finally here. After teaming up with Michael J. Fox to tease us with self-lacing Nike Mags on Back To The Future day in October, Nike has finally..
Fitbit Announces The Alta, A $130 Customizable Fitness Band | TechCrunchMeet the new face of Fitbit. Called Alta, this new $130 fitness tracker is set to invigorate the company’s aging product line — if it’s not too late. The..
Wearable tech takes flight as UK airline EasyJet debuts LED and sensor-studded uniforms – CNETCrew at the short-haul airline could soon be sporting wearable tech to help light up your flight.
Wearable sensing fabrics: Knit it, braid it, turn it on and use it: New technology from old-school methods — ScienceDailyResearchers are using traditional kitting and braiding fabrication techniques to produce electrically conducting, wearable fabrics capable of sensing a wide range of human movement.” id=”metasummary
Wearables for business: Is there an enterprise play coming? | ZDNetGartner floats the idea that companies may want to ponder making their own wearable devices to reach business objectives. Here’s why the idea could work.
Here’s a look at the future trends in wearable technology – timesofindia-economictimesAdvertising in wearable technology is still in its nascent stage, but when it does catch up, with it will come an arsenal of ad analytics jargon specifically developed for the segment. BE predicts
Review: Motorola Shines with Complimentary Moto X and Moto 360 Duo
High-Tech Vest Would Protect Workers, Rescue Personnel From Highway HazardsVirginia Tech researchers hope to cut roadside dangers by using ever-shrinking radio sensors, GPS tracking, and connected vehicle technology to link highway workers to an alert network.
Wearables for Space Exploration | Wearable Technologies  Wearable technology didn’t just appear one day. It has taken the big thinkers of humanity, with dreams of traveling to other planets or universes to
For $29, this wearable has ‘no display, no lights, no gimmicks’ — but it could be indispensible | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Dylan TweneyBob Olodort spent years working as a consulting designer for Samsung, in the years before the iPhone turned the phone industry upside down.
 Magnetic fields provide a new way to communicate wirelessly
A new technique could pave the way for ultra low power and high-security wireless communication systems
Breathe Easy With Spire – National Pop Culture | Examiner.comThere are many wearable devices on the market today which track activities.
Newest Tech Gadget Ralph Lauren Clothes | Guardian Liberty Voice
Smartwatches Decimated Traditional Watch Sales Last Month | TechCrunchAn NPD survey is suggesting that the Apple Watch has pushed watch sales to the lowest point since 2008. NPD has found that watchmakers sold $375 million worth..
 Fiber-like light emitting diodes for wearable displays
Wearable technology: Latest devices allow employers to track behaviour of their workers – News – Gadgets and Tech – The IndependentIn the past, companies looking to increase the productivity of their staff may not have stretched much further than a modest increase to the Christmas bonus pot or the installation of a new coffee machine.
Gizmo Guy: Wearables GaloreWhat’s &quot;the next big thing&quot; in consumer electronics?<br/>Lots of smarties are betting on wearable tech: smart watches, health and exercise monitors, geared-up eyewear, tech-embedded clothing.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Wearable electronics: Tiny wires could provide a big energy boost
Mood-changing wearable tech sets pulses racing – Yahoo NewsFrom Yahoo News: By Matthew Stock Doppel is a new breed of wearable device, one that its developers say can actually change the wearer’s mood by delivering a tactile beat to their wrist. The makers of ‘doppel’ call it the next generation of wearable technology – one that can actually change the mood of the user.
Wearables 2.0 go beyond Fitbit – TwinCities.comGrandmothers are wearing Fitbit, Jawbone bracelets pack the shelves of big-box stores and Apple’s smartwatch is expected to be one of the most coveted Christmas gifts this year.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies What your clothes may literally say about you
New polymer-piezoelectric hybrid creates potential for ‘materials that compute’

 

Brightly: Bladder-sensing wearable tells those with incontinence when to pee.The chronic loss of bladder control is a complicated problem, not least because of the social stigma attached. It’s more common among older people—according to the CDC, over half of American adults at the ages of 65 and over are affected by incontinence—but it can happen to anyone, male or…
Wearables at work: the new frontier of employee surveillance
Google Wants to Turn Your Clothes Into a Computer – NYTimes.com
The Future Opportunities for App Developers through Wearable Glass App Development
Wearable technology poised to surge: things all CEOs & CIOs must knowEven when our fixture with smartphones as the ‘all-controlling’ hub continues to gather steam, there is yet another revolution ready to shake things up. We
Innovating for Impact: Wearables for Good | UNICEF InnovationWearable technology opens new channels for connecting the hardest to reach to services, to new ways for citizens to have their voices heard, and to new opportunities for civic engagement in larger government processes.
Wearable Technology and Real-Time Analytics to Prevent Fatigue-Related Accidents | MINING.comBRIDGECREST MEDICAL, INC. is pleased to announce the publication of a new report: “How Wearables and Real-Time Data Can Prevent Fatigue-Related Accidents.”
Wearable Tech: He who wears, wins – Part 2 | b2bmarketing.netThe kind of wearables this revolution will focus on and the industries they’ll disrupt
Wearables may get boost from boron-infused grapheneFlexible, wearable electronics may benefit from graphene microsupercapacitors infused with boron and made with a common laser at Rice University.
A day in the life of wearable technologyIn 2015, the International Data Corporation estimates that more than 45 million wearable tech gadgets will be distributed globally. Although that number reaches less than 1 percent of the world’s population, wearable technologies are situated to increasingly impact lives and industries as mobile leaders push digital boundaries.
Wearable gadgets portend vast health, research and privacy consequences | The Washington PostSpearheaded by the flood of wearable devices, a movement to quantify consumers’ lifestyles is evolving into big business with immense health and privacy ramifications
Intel’s button-size Curie will power all kinds of wearables – CNETIntel believes the chip will serve as a platform for new product. It is set to debut in the second half of the year.

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John Deere leads the way with IoT-driven precision farmingPrecision farming driven by IoT technology let’s growers make the most of limited natural resources and feed more people.
Single Synthetic Sensor keeps watch over entire room​Thanks to the Internet of Things, the home of the future could be full of smart devices. A team at Carnegie Mellon University is trying to untangle that web, by developing a single device that uses a suite of sensors to monitor an entire room’s worth of regular appliances.
Intel believes 5G wireless could reach far beyond smartphones to smart things | VentureBeat | Business | by Dean TakahashiThe Internet of Things is expected to grow quickly to tens of billions of connected devices, from smart refrigerators to smart showers to smart cruise ships.
Tiny WiFi radio could get us closer to Internet of Things – FuturityHitchHike, a tiny, ultra-low-energy wireless radio, could make the Internet of Things less of a dream and more of a reality, its creators report.
Hacking Light Bulbs? New Study Exposes Weaknesses in the Internet of ThingsResearchers have discovered some glaring weaknesses in some of our IoT devices that allow for worms to creep in and wreak havoc. White hat hackers allow companies to fix these loophole prior to people with more dastardly intentions finding them.
The IoT market will grow through cannibalisation, says Tech Mahindra • The Register
The Internet of Things and Its Impact on Education : Tech : University HeraldThe Internet of Things has continuously made an impact in education not only in terms of learning but in teaching as well. It has also improved school security and economy.
Blockchain IoT Projects and Applications | 2016 GuideSearch and discover innovative IoT targeted Blockchain Dapps, DAO, and development projects.
What If Intelligent Machines Could Learn From Each Other?
Internet of Things Prompts Soaring Demand for Innovative Sensors – Investing News NetworkA new report from Lux Research identifies the market for innovative sensors as one to watch.
Stay Connected In The Ocean With Samsung’s Smart SurfboardIt features an LED display that’s powered your Galaxy s7 smartphone.
17 ways the Internet of Things can go horribly wrong | ZDNetIf the Internet is built into everything you own, none of it will be truly safe from hackers.
IoT Sensors Giving Low-Tech Industries High-Tech Benefits | Information Management OnlineIndustries such as manufacturing, commercial real estate, agriculture, and even waste management are being disrupted and revolutionized by IoT sensors.
An Internet of Things that will number ten billionsThe Internet of Things has reached 6.4 billion devices this year and is on the way to 21 billion by 2020, according to Gartner.
Roost’s smart home grows exponentially thanks to IFTTT – CNETThe 9-volt battery that retrofits your smoke detector with smarts will launch its own IFTTT channel later this month.
How Taylor Swift is using the Internet of Things in her concerts | Network WorldGo to a Taylor Swift concert and you’ll have a front row seat to an Internet of Things use case.
What Will The Internet Of Things Be When It Grows Up? | TechCrunchAn old proverb advises, “Keep a thing seven years, and you’ll find a use for it.” Well, it’s been about seven years since there were officially more..
Marc Andreessen: ‘In 20 years, every physical item will have a chip implanted in it’ – TelegraphStar venture capitalist Andreessen’s new $25m bet heralds the dawn of Internet of Things 2.0
How Intelligent Lighting Is Ushering In The Internet Of Buildings | TechCrunchThe LED revolution is over. To no one’s surprise, LEDs have won. Solid-state lighting is changing how we light the world, successfully displacing..
A whole new world: How IBM is gearing up for the Internet of Things | ZDNetIBM may have been involved in IoT for years, but now it’s upping the ante with a $3bn investment.
New Tiny Wireless Temperature Sensor Could Power IoT – Mobile Tech on Top Tech News
Amazon Launches AWS IoT — A Platform For Building, Managing And Analyzing The Internet Of Things | TechCrunchMake way for another big player entering the Internet of Things space. Amazon today is announcing its long-awaited IoT platform for AWS at its re:Invent..

Take 5: Understanding the internet of things by Brigid O Gorman

IoT Seen as Prelude to ‘Sensor Swarm’The current IT infrastructure shaped by the proliferation of mobile devices will soon give way to a “sensory swarm” that will overtake the current Internet
Making the ‘Internet of Things’ configuration more secure and easy-to-use — ScienceDailyWith an ever increasing number of everyday objects from our homes, workplaces and even from our wardrobes, getting connected to the Internet, known as the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), researchers have identified easy-to-use techniques to configure IoT objects, to make them more secure and hence help protect them from online attacks.
The Internet of Underwater Things: How researchers are mimicking whales to network the seas | ZDNetAn EU-funded research project is looking into the untapped potential of seas, rivers, and lakes for providing internet access.
The Hierarchy of IoT “Thing” Needs | TechCrunchI received a lot of feedback on an article I wrote a few months ago about changing the way we perceive the “Things” in the Internet of Things (IoT). The..
Connecting artificial intelligence with the internet of things | Technology | The GuardianWith the two technologies set to meet, lines between sci-fi and a high-tech new reality continue to blur. Industry experts see no reason to be fearful
‘Future Crimes’: A sober warning about the Internet of Things | Pittsburgh Post-GazetteMarc Goodman will make you afraid to turn on your e-reader or laptop.
Amazon Echo: Ringmaster of the home automation IoT circus | ZDNetWith a $100M investment fund and the opening up of cloud service APIs and an SDK, Alexa and the Echo could become the brains of your home automation and IoT network.
Internet of Things: Arduino, Android, ESB | Java Code Geeks
Navigating the airport through the Internet of ThingsAirlines, it seems, are getting a little excited about the thought of the Internet of Things and what it could do for the traveller experience.
Google announces Brillo OS and Weave protocol for the Internet of Things | VentureBeat | Cloud | by Mark SullivanDevice makers will be able to bake the OS software onto the chips used in their devices, so that the devices can immediately connect with Android platforms.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak warns of coming ‘internet of things’ bubbleApple co-founder Steve Wozniak has warned the burgeoning industry springing up around the so-called “internet of things” is already showing signs of …
Industry 4.0: It’s all about information technology this time | ZDNetThe so-called Industry 4.0 concept now being embraced in Europe predicts the Internet of Things will change manufacturing as we know it.
Samsung launches Artik chips for the Internet of Things – CNETSamsung Electronics President Young Sohn says the products, which combine hardware and software, are a complete system for building devices that connect to the Internet.

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Blue Heron tiny house cuts the cord, keeps the home comfortsCanada’s Rewild Homes recently completed this tidy tiny house on wheels that has a very livable looking layout suitable for one or two people. For those looking for maximum freedom, the Blue Heron is also off-grid ready and packs a solar system, batteries, and composting toilet.
Ultrasonic clothes dryers set to shake up the laundryLast year, ORNL scientists revealed they were working on ultrasonic clothes drying technology. At the time, they said they planned to implement the technology in a press dryer and a clothes dryer drum. A new video shows they’ve been true to their word.
Ultra-light micro-camper provides a Homie away from homeThose that liked the cute styling of the bike-towable Wide Path Camper but don’t have the required thighs of steel now have another option. A car-towable version, dubbed the Homie, is available, and includes a dining table, seating and a bed. It can also operate off-the-grid with solar power.
This home could be built using a hex key in under 24 hoursIn Beijing, even cramped apartments can fetch a small fortune, but PAO recently built a new prefab home for a first-time buyer for just US$10,000. Based on the firm’s patented panel system, it can potentially be assembled by a couple of unskilled people in as little as 24 hours using a hex key.
Bill Gates is backing a revolutionary waterless toilet – here’s how it works – ScienceAlert&nbsp;
Build your own tiny house with Bunk Box plansFor handy types happy to roll up their sleeves, PAD has collaborated with Shelter Wise to sell plans for its Bunk Box tiny house. Definitely on the smaller side, this model looks best suited as a weekender, second home, or perhaps a guest home.
Floating UFO expected to make sea landing in 2018Italian mini-yacht company Jet Capsule has unveiled an updated version of its UFO (Unidentified Floating Object) off-grid floating home. The UFO 2.0 is larger and more refined, and the firm hopes to get this one built with the help of a crowdfunding campaign.
This new home security system is centered around a flying camera droneThe Sunflower Home Awareness System makes use of “smart lights” that work in concert with a flying camera drone to keep an eye on your property.
EarthCruiser shrinks off-road expedition camping down to Tacoma sizeWhen you build some of the world’s largest, meanest six-figure off-road adventure trucks, at some point you may want to build something smaller to appeal to a different set of buyers. For EarthCruiser, that’s the GZL pickup camper.
Designers raise the roof for spacious container tiny homeWe’ve reported on plenty of container-based homes over the years but here’s one that really stands out thanks to its unusual styling. The unnamed dwelling is conceived as a non-towable tiny house and comprises a relatively roomy interior that includes a full-size bathroom.
Off-grid vacation home would change shape to suit the weatherMichael Jantzen has spent years exploring the idea of interactive architecture. His latest creation, the Malleable Autonomous Retreat House, is envisioned as a novel off-grid vacation home that would allow occupants to fine-tune their interaction with the elements.
Thiel-Funded Seasteading Institute Cutting Deal For First Floating Commune Off French Polynesia: SFist
The ‘Tesla of eco-villages’ is developing off-grid housing that produces its own food and power – ScienceAlertPlant-your-own everything.&nbsp;
Evapolar: The Tiny, Portable AC You Can Carry With YouEvapolar is a technology that uses evaporative cooling to help cool you down. While it is fantastic in dry climates, it really doesn’t work in humid areas.
Prototype tiny house can be assembled in just 3 hoursThe Czech Republic’s Pin-Up Houses has developed a prototype prefab tiny house that may lack in amenities, but excels in cost and speed of assembly. Named France, it comes in at just US$1,200, and takes a team of three just three hours to build.
Freedom tiny house offers big house comforts in a small spaceAs the tiny house scene continues to grow, we’re seeing increasing numbers of large and luxurious builds. The latest example of this trend comes is the Freedom tiny house, which boasts some big house comforts in a small space, including a large bathroom and a walk-in closet.
Amsterdam’s 3D-printed cabin offers tiny living by the canalA former industrial corner of Amsterdam is now home to a tiny new cabin offering urban dwellers a mini-retreat. Local firm DUS Architects 3D-printed the tiny guesthouse to accommodate short-term visitors, who can also enjoy the cabin’s own mini-garden and outdoor bathtub.
High-end prefab micro-home runs on or off-the-gridAvava Systems recently unveiled its debut micro-home, the Britespace. Available in multiple sizes and configurations, the diminutive dwelling can operate on or off-the-grid. It doesn’t come cheap though, with models starting at US$90,000 and rising all the way up to $184,000.
Bold Inventor Releases Futuristic Concept of a Self-Driving ApartmentImaginactive founder Charles Bombardier releases yet another wild futuristic concept: a self-driving apartment that can be driven like a car and raised up on a building to attach to your condominium unit.
Tiny home’s unusual layout maximizes available spaceFrench tiny house firm Baluchon recently completed the Odyssée. In a bid to make use of every inch of available space, the firm designed an unusual interior layout that features an upstairs lounge, a kitchen split into two, and another bedroom that could serve as a child’s room or guest room.
Bicycle-towed caravan due to begin shipping next monthThe Wide Path Camper is a folding caravan that’s towable by bicycle and sleeps two adults and a child. It’s due to roll out of the factory next month and will set you back from €3,500 (roughly US$3,900).
Scientists have made super-strong, transparent windows out of wood – ScienceAlertAmazing!
MIT Scientists Create Smart Window that Can Shut Out LightA team of researchers at MIT has found a way to create a smart window that can turn from transparent to almost black. Compared to other systems, this new technology responds fast and requires low power to work.
DARPA is Working to Make Homes That Grow And Can Repair The