How 3D printing, lasers and sugar add up to industrial scale graphene production

​The carbon-based wonder material graphene is starting to make the leap from two dimensions to three. Back in February, researchers from Rice University created 3D graphene foam supported by carbon nanotubes, but it was difficult to make. Now, the team has developed a way to 3D print the material.

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Mobile

Here’s how SpaceX plans to give everyone on Earth internet access – ScienceAlert3 billion people to go.
Multi-university effort will advance materials, define the future of mobility | MIT NewsThree MIT-affiliated research teams will receive about $10M in funding as part of a $35M materials science discovery program launched by the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). 
Viral Fridays: This Gelatinous Device Could Be The Smartphone Of The Future | www.unbox.ph
Keep Talking. This New Smartphone’s Battery Allows for 32 Hours of Talk TimeChinese company Gionee’s new M2017 smartphone sports a massive 7,000mAh battery capacity, more than doubling the industry standard of about 3,000mAh. Numerous companies are working on ways to extend battery life and decrease charging times, which will undoubtedly improve the smartphone experience of the future.
Device harvests energy from your moving fingers – FuturityA new flexible, lightweight device could provide power to phones and other devices by harvesting energy from motion, like a finger tapping on a screen.
HandEnergy brings new twist to pocket electricity generationHandEnergy is a new hybrid generator created to offer on-demand power from the palm of just one hand. It is designed to produce electricity at wall socket speeds through gentle wrist rotations.
This new technology could charge your phone in seconds – ScienceAlertNo battery required.
Mobile Devices Have Officially Surpassed Computers for Internet UsageThe combined traffic from mobile devices hit 51.2 percent, vs. 48.7 percent for desktop access, for the first time ever. This statistic could encourage businesses to prioritize their mobile websites and revolutionize how we use computers.
Samsung extends motley mix of mobile accessories to more marketsSamsung has announced a new line of mobile accessories will soon be available around the world. The line includes a bottle-shaped speaker and LED lamp, an induction charging pad, a range of portable battery packs, a USB LED light, a scoop-shaped wireless speaker and a pair of rectangular earbuds.
Limelens review: Bring depth to your smartphone photographySmartphone photography is getting more popular and even novices can take great pictures now. Limelens allows you to up your game with three great lenses.
Bendable WhammyPhone offers flexible music control Claimed to be the world’s first virtual musical instrument for flexible phones, Queen’s University’s new “WhammyPhone” prototype promises kinesthetic control never before experienced on a smartphone.
goTenna makes a Mesh of off-grid commsWhen there’s no network coverage or internet access, smartphones are rendered useless as communications tools. The goTenna tackled this by allowing smartphones to communicate via their own radio-based network and, now, the goTenna Mesh can do so over triple the distances.
This device traps single cancer cells for analysis – FuturityCancer cells vary, with some being more malignant. A new device can pick out single cancer cells for analysis, helping doctors fine-tune treatments.
Scientists have developed a new Wi-Fi system that’s 3 times faster – ScienceAlertWe must have this.
Turning Bluetooth into Wi-Fi puts implanted devices onlineUniversity of Washington engineers have produced a unique method to communicate with low-power, electronic devices such as brain implants and smart contact lenses by converting Bluetooth signals into Wi-Fi.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features iris scanner: PHOTOS – Tech InsiderThe Galaxy Note 7 from Samsung uses an infrared sensor to scan the user’s iris and unlock the phone.
Charge Your Phone Using…The Wind?Trinity turbines can harness energy from winds as slow as 3km/h (2mph).
The Runcible: This New, Round Smartphone Can Be Yours NowManohm is now offering its round smartphone- the Runcible- for preorder.
Lenovo unveils Phab 2 Pro, a Tango device, for just $499 unlocked | ZDNetWith the world’s first smartphone compatible with Google’s sensory awareness platform, Lenovo aims to court more businesses to use augmented reality.
Google’s Modular Smartphone Snaps Together Like LegosThe modular smartphone is scheduled to be in consumer hands by the end of 2017, according to Google. It can support up to six modules and has been made even sleeker in its newest update.
Mobile malware evolves: Adware now breaks and roots your phone | ZDNetAdware is moving from nuisance to nasty with the discovery of over 20,000 Android apps which can root your phone, making it almost impossible to remove.
Are We At The End Of The Android Heyday? | TechCrunchOver the past years, Google’s Android has come to dominate the world of mobile and tablet devices. Even though sales declined slightly at the close of 2014,..
The radio system bringing connectivity to the toughest environments in the world | ZDNetFinnish company KNL Networks has developed a secure alternative to satellite communications for challenging environments.
3 amazing technologies that could be part of your new smartphoneThat little computer you carry around in your pocket is already your camera, navigation device, instant messaging machine, ride-hailing tool and phone. But it’s…
Unleash your users’ sensor data with Sense360 – Developer TechSense360 enables your applications to capture, combine, and analyse data from a variety of sources in order to create intelligent new mobile experiences.
This Could Be Best Way Yet of Turning Your iPhone Into a Kickass Camera | Gizmodo UKThe DxO One snaps into an iPhone’s Lightning port, to give the phone some proper SLR chops.
Mobile App Enablers: Who Will Be The Winners? | TechCrunchOver the past three years, the Emergence Capital team has closely monitored the growing ecosystem of mobile enterprise applications. We have been fortunate to..
MobiSys 2015 – The 13th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and ServicesMobiSys 2015 seeks to present innovative and significant research on the design, implementation, usage, and evaluation of mobile computing and wireless systems, applications, and services.
‘Front-door’ GPS tracking in the palm of your handNew centimetre-accurate GPS to revolutionise drone delivery, vehicle safety and gaming

Researchers Create New Form of Smart Device Communication

Financial

Bitcoin just hit an all-time high, but new rival Ethereum is rapidly outpacing it – ScienceAlertWe wish we had a time machine.
Bitcoin soars above $1,400 to all-time high | ReutersBitcoin surged to an all-time high above $1,400 on Tuesday, after more than tripling in value over the past year, with its most recent rise attributed to strong demand in Japan, where the digital currency has been deemed a legal means of payment.
Deep learning algorithms generate stock market returns in the double digits from 1992 to 2015 – Innovation TorontoThe highest profits were made at times of financial turmoil
First new clearing bank in 250 years enters UK market, ClearBank » Banking Technology
Untested Robo-Advisers Becoming a Big Market Risk | RealClearFutureUntested Robo-Advisers Becoming a Big Market Risk | RealClearFuture
Uport, An Ethereum Based Identity Project Wins the Blockchain Competition – CryptoCoinsNewsUport wins Demo Day with WeiFund, Qtum, Cosmos winning the most innovative projects award at the biggest blockchain competition of its kind.
PascalCoin Is A Cryptocurrency With a Deletable Blockchain – The Merkle
Monero: For Black Markets Where Bitcoin Isn’t Anonymous Enough | InvestopediaMonero is the digital currency of choice for the privacy-obsessed.
Bitcoin was the best-performing currency of 2016 – ScienceAlertThe world’s most high-profile digital currency, bitcoin, hit a three-year high this week, rising above US$1,000 on Monday in a strong surge that saw it stand out as the best-performing currency of 2016.
Finland has just launched a world-first universal basic income experiment – ScienceAlertWhat a time to be alive. 
Fintech Payments: 5 Ways to Get Paid Without PayPal | The Huffington PostWhen I first started as a freelancer online, pretty much th…” name=”description
Another Nation Has Developed a National Currency That’s Entirely DigitalSenegal has become the second country in the world to introduce a blockchain-based digital currency called the eCFA. After Senegal, WAEMU will introduce the eCFA in Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Togo and Guinea-Bissau.
Google’s Testing Android Pay On Android Wear | Digital TrendsGoogle may be working on integrating Android Pay with Android Wear, its smartwatch operating system, based on code found inside a Google app update. The feature is considered a must-have for Android Wear to compete with Samsung Pay and Apple Pay.
7 beautifully designed examples of fine art in fintechMobile and web platforms are the main stage for customer interaction with, the design doctrines popular with tech startups started to become an influence.
How Crowdfunding Has Changed the Startup Game
Banks mark first-ever international trade using blockchain – Business InsiderBlockchain is a web-based transaction-processing and settlement system whose efficiency banks say could slash costs.
Two of the Middle East’s Biggest Banks Have Partnered on a Blockchain ProjectWhat used to take days of delivery, authentication, and verification processes was done in a matter of minutes through the countries’ new blockchain network. The success of this trial transaction could lead even more institutions to adopt blockchain systems, leading to a secure global network for real-time banking.
Alibaba to let Virtual Reality Shoppers Pay by Nodding | Digital TrendsAlibaba is working on a new payment method that will allow shoppers wearing virtual reality headsets to make payments without removing the devices.
15 Percent of Big Banks Will Be Using Blockchain by 2017, Says IBMIBM surveyed 200 global banks and financial institutions as part of two recently released studies. The widespread use of Blockchain could lead to more secure, efficient banking experiences.
Goldman Sach’s Gido on the ‘three waves of fintech development’ – Business InsiderAccording to Jeff Gido, we’re in the second wave of financial technology development.
Marvelstone Group to establish world’s largest Fintech Hub ‘LATTICE80’ in Singapore | The Tech PortalLATTICE80 is touted as an independent non-profit initiative aims at helping fintech startups develop and expand their business models overseas.
Cathy O’Neil: Weapons of Math DestructionAlgorithms that we use daily actually thwart equality, says Cathy O’Neil, author of ‘Weapons of Math Destruction’
A 401(k) From a Robot? Digital Advice Pushes Further Into Consumer Finance – WSJRobo advisers such as Wealthfront and Betterment are moving into “529” plans and 401(k) accounts.
Bitcoin Heist: $72 Million Worth of Bitcoin Stolen from Hong Kong ExchangeThis is second major theft in the history of a bitcoin exchange. Nearly $72 million worth of the currency was stolen from Biffnex.
Snowden and colleague design ‘introspection engine’ anti-snooping mod for the iPhone 6 | ExtremeTech“One good journalist in the right place at the right time can change history,” said Snowden. “This makes them a …
Taiwan bank ATMs spew out millions after hack – Jul. 14, 2016Hackers stole more than $2 million from an ATM network in Taiwan without using a bank machine card, leaving police searching for an explanation.
Bitcoin halving: Reward for miners of the virtual currency has been cut in half — QuartzThe biggest event of the year in bitcoin just happened. The network saw its mining reward—the amount of bitcoin miners receive for confirming transaction—get cut in half earlier today (July 9), around 12:48 EST. The event occurs after every 210,000 blocks are mined, or confirmed, by the system. It’s a significant moment for the bitcoin…
Digital Currency Tech Will Be as Transformative as the Internet
Exponential Finance 2016: How Tech Is Transforming Finance as We Know It
Universal Basic Income Hits the U.S—Citizens Will Get Paid Just For Being BornY Combinator, a seed accelerator and startup incubator, plans to inaugurate a short-term “universal basic income” experiment in Oakland, California; it’s a first step toward a larger, projected five-year study of the guaranteed cost-of-living salary.
Fintech doesn’t just disrupt banks, it makes them platforms  | TechCrunchIt’s easy to move your money between banks. What’s annoying is moving your apps. There’s been a recent explosion of fintech products in spaces like stock..
All the cool kids are doing Ethereum now | TechCrunch In the beginning the Prophet Satoshi brought us Bitcoin. And the cryptogeeks and libertarians looked upon it, and said lo, we smile upon this, for it is good,..

 

What’s next for personal financial services? | TechCrunchAlready there has been a huge amount invested in fintech in 2016, with investors funding close to $9 billion in January and February alone. It is a sector of..
Why your wallet is becoming the next platform | TechCrunchAs digital wallets increasingly become the origination point for consumer spending, they will become THE platform for downstream financial services –..
Amazon takes on PayPal and others with launch of Amazon Payments partner program | TechCrunchAmazon announced this morning a plan to spread adoption of its payments service, Amazon Payments, to more third-party websites. With the launch of its Amazon..
Amazon patents system that uses selfies and blinking to pay online | Daily Mail OnlineThe ‘Image analysis for user authentication’ patent was awarded to the Washington-based firm this week. It uses facial recognition and a ‘living’ check to verify a human is trying to make a payment.
Royal Bank of Scotland Replaces Face-To-Face Financial Advice with “Robo-Advisers”This will lead to cheaper, more accessible financial advice…and a host of firings.

 

New Zealand is Considering Giving Everyone a Universal Basic IncomeNew Zealand’s Labour Party has openly expressed interest in the concept of universal basic income for the country, and they may be doing away with benefits.
Google tests digital wallets that can stay in pockets – Yahoo News
Microsoft continues its blockchain-as-a-service push | ZDNetMicrosoft is beefing up efforts to turn blockchain shared transactional-ledger technology into an Azure cloud service.
3 Ways That The Blockchain Will Change The Real Estate Market | TechCrunchExperts have suggested a number of niche industries that will be made more secure by the untamperable data record provided by blockchain technology –..
Is Bitcoin’s Promise Going Up In Smoke? | TechCrunchIn the beginning, Bitcoin was a noble experiment. Now, it is a distraction.
Why Bitcoin Matters | TechCrunchThe most epochal financial transaction of this century, to date, occurred on May 22, 2010. It did not involve Wall Street, or the City of London; it took..
The trust machine | The EconomistThe technology behind bitcoin could transform how the economy works
How I Would Launder Money With DraftKings | TechCrunchAmerican Banker wants to know whether the explosion in daily fantasy sports startups is creating “havens for money laundering.” It’s difficult to say…
Workable Blockchain Technology from UK Startup Setl? – NEWSBTC
NRI announces blockchain tech for securities study | Financial Industry & Algorithmic Trading News | Automated TraderNomura Research Institute launches study investigating future of blockchain technology for securities.
Prepare Yourself For A Rollicking Bitcoin Panel At TechCrunch Disrupt | TechCrunchWhat do you get when you put a Casares, a Popper, and a Lee on stage? Some Bitcoin madness, that’s what. Join us at Disrupt in San Francisco next month where..
 Risk of financial crisis higher than previously estimated
Money And Politics: Bitcoin’s Governance Crisis | TechCrunchA lot of intriguing and conflicting things have been said about Bitcoin in the past few years. Some see it as the salvation of the financial system, others as..
Samsung Pay preps rollout, chases Apple Pay, Android Pay | ZDNetWill accepting magnetic stripe cards via the acquisition of LoopPay give Samsung Pay an edge? Samsung sure hopes so.
Do You Have Change for a Bowie? The Advent of Artisanal CashAs Bitcoin and other electronic forms of payment grow in popularity cash in a growing number of places is literally becoming an artisanal object.
The Mt.Gox Arrest Is The End Of The First Age Of Bitcoin | TechCrunchThe former head of bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox, Mark Karpeles, screwed a lot of early adopters. It is unclear at this point how much Karpeles allegedly lost or..
The Mystery Money Creating The Unicorn Herd | TechCrunchVaried explanations for the growing herd of unicorns — and predictions of their imminent demise — abound. But all can agree: Those who invest in unicorns..
The Art of the Crowdfunding Video – Weebly.com
Bitcoin’s Value Isn’t Currency, It’s Technology – ForbesIf one could combine in a financial asset four key attributes: the anonymity of cash, a guaranty of trustworthiness, the convenience and scalability of digital transfer, and a reliable store of value, you would have an extraordinary product. It would be ideal for champions of individual liberty and anathema to […]
Citibank Is Working On Its Own Digital Currency, Citicoin | TechCrunchIn a move that should be of no surprise to anyone familiar with the space, Citibank has admitted to running a test platform for digital currencies and is..
Fingerprint Sensors May Gain Mobile Reach | PYMNTS.comAs fingerprint authentication becomes more accessible to mobile application developers and service providers, fingerprint sensor manufacturers expect to see a
Digital-only challenger bank Atom wins licence – TelegraphThe Durham-based lender hopes to offer products to customers later this year
Show me the money – Android Pay coming to over 700,000 US retailersMobile payments are coming to Android! At the I/O 2015 keynote, Google announced Android Pay, a fully-featured payments system that takes advantage of NFC connectivity and fingerprint recognition to bring mobile payments to Android users…
Bitcoin startup adds Visa founder to its board of advisors | PaymentEyeXapo looks to add Wall Street experience as Visa founder Dee Hock forms its new advisory board alongside former chairman & CEO of Citibank John Reed, and former Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence H. Summers.
Market Leader : News :: NYSE Welcomes Bitcoin Index Bitcoin keeps on gaining strength in the global financial environment. This time, the crypto currency has deserved the recognition among American traders and investors. In particular, New York Stock Exchange launched the Bitcoin index, a new index designed to monitor the crypto currency and trade it, Market Leader reports.
6 Banking Technologies You’ll See in the Next 5 Years | GOBankingRatesExpect your banking experience to change in the year 2020. See which technologies your bank might have in the future.

A True Digital Currency for the People

Bitcoin, Blockchain, Proof of Work and how they are all connectedIn my previous post I have described how Bitcoin technology can disrupt traditional banking (1). I have also discussed how this technology might impact the way people interact and do business and th…
Payments, Currencies, and Broken Money | Financial Markets
Virtual currency is finding global niches | Pacific Coast Business TimesBy Lisa Spiwak This month, there has been a major event in the world of American finance. On May 7, itBit became America’s first national

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“Mind reading” technology can now decode complex thoughts​In the past, “mind reading” systems have been able to guess a number, but deeper thoughts have been beyond the technology’s reach. Now, a team from Carnegie Mellon University has developed a way to accurately read more complex concepts from a brain scan, and even piece together entire sentences.
New discovery could allow us to edit memories to make them less traumatic – ScienceAlertSo this is how triggering really works.
New tool offers snapshots of neuron activity | MIT NewsMIT and Stanford researchers have developed a way to control gene expression in neurons when they become active, essentially providing a snapshot of their activity at a moment in time. This approach could offer far more insight into neuron function than current cell labeling techniques that require hours or days.
Is Woebot, a mental health chatbot, the future of therapy?A San Francisco-based start-up has just launched an AI therapist, or “mental health chatbot” and it’s called Woebot. Is this the beginning of the end for trained psychologists?
Scientists are about to perform an Experiment to See if the Human Mind Is Bound by Physics – ScienceAlertThis could be interesting.
Decoding of neural activity using new optical imaging and analysis techniques | NextBigFuture.comDecoding of neural activity using new optical imaging and analysis techniques
Sync pink noise with brain to get better deep sleep – FuturityPink noise synced to brain waves can deepen sleep and improve memory in older adults, new research shows.
Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future – Wait But Why
Observing your own brain activity could be the future of treating depression – ScienceAlertWow.
OpenBCI – Brain-Computer Interface Tech for the Masses
Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers in four years: report | ReutersTesla Inc (TSLA.O) founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices.
DARPA and ASU electrical brain stimulation could boost learning and memory by 30 percent | NextBigFuture.comDARPA and ASU electrical brain stimulation could boost learning and memory by 30 percent
Brain scans highlight a hidden, “higher” state of consciousnessNeuroscientists at the University of Sussex claim to have found the first evidence of a higher state of consciousness. From wakefulness down to a deep coma, consciousness is measured by the diversity of brain signals, and under the influence of psychedelics, that diversity jumps to new heights.
Device that can literally read your mind invented by scientists | The IndependentA device that can read people’s minds by detecting their brainwaves has been developed in a breakthrough that could eventually enable people with “locked-in syndrome” to communicate. researchers said.
Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers in four years: report | ReutersTesla Inc (TSLA.O) founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices.
Scientists identify brain circuit that drives pleasure-inducing behavior | MIT NewsMIT neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that responds to rewarding events. 
Neuroscientists identify brain circuit necessary for memory formation | MIT NewsMIT study of neural circuits that underlie memory consolidation reveals memories
Super SEALs: Elite Units Pursue Brain-Stimulating Technologies | Military.com
‘Groundbreaking’ technology enables quadriplegic man to move his limbs – Medical News TodayUsing neuroprosthetic technology, scientists have enabled a man who had been quadriplegic for 8 years to move his limbs and perform daily tasks.
New study suggests our understanding of brain cells is flawed, and here’s why – ScienceAlertOur brain cells could be 10 times more active then we thought.
Scientists discover a giant neuron around the brain that could explain conciousness | Global Futurist by Matthew Griffin
Brain-computer interface lets “locked-in” people communicate for the first timeIn ​Complete Locked-In State (CLIS) patients with fully functional brains are trapped in bodies that they have no control over. Now a team at the Wyss Center has found a way to monitor the brain activity of CLIS sufferers in a way that allows them to answer simple yes/no questions.
Smart biopsy needle helps doctors dodge the danger zoneBrain surgeries have become safer with advances in brain imaging that allow surgeons to better map out their approach, and they are set to become safer again with the development of a new high-tech biopsy needle that packs a tiny imaging probe inside to help guide the way.​
Memory Implants Come Closer To Reality, No Need To Cheat During Exams – EconoTimesEconoTimes is a fast growing non-partisan source of news and intelligence on global economy and financial markets, providing timely, relevant, and critical insights for market professionals and those who want to make informed investment decisions.
IAT Racism Too isn’t up to the job – NY Magazine

The Implicit Association Test has failed on identifying Racism.

The first sights babies see sculpt the brain’s visual circuitry – FuturityScientists have found more clues about what happens in the brains of baby mammals as they try to make visual sense of the world.
The Super-Future of Brainwear Has Arrived | Rising Stars | OZYWant to be a Jedi? Visit the Consumer Electronics Show, where the weird world of brain-hacking will let you use the Force like Luke.
How an emotional ‘hangover’ changes your brain – FuturityThe “emotional hangover” is a real phenomenon, according to research showing that emotional experiences have lingering effects on our brains.
University of Florida NewsMerging neuroscience and education research to personalize multimedia and online learning
Sound used to detect unsound brainsIn the recent past, we’ve seen systems that track eye movements in order to determine if a concussion has occurred. Now, scientists from Illinois’ Northwestern University are suggesting that the way in which the brain processes sound may be an even better indicator.
Alzheimer’s hope in new memory-restoring drugResearchers at the University of Leicester have developed a new class of Alzheimer’s drug that has been shown to restore memory loss, slow disease progression and increase the lifespan of mice. The team hopes that the finding could lead to new treatment options for Alzheimer’s in humans.
Researchers Use Brain Tests to Predict the Potential of Criminality in ToddlersAccording to a Duke study, three year olds with the lowest 20 percent brain health grew up to commit over 80 percent of crimes as adults regardless of social class. The results emphasize the need to give all children access to the resources necessary to ensure good brain health, such as public health and education programs.
Getting to the Heart of It: Novel Discovery Could Help Reverse Brain DamageScientists may have discovered an important protein marker to help doctors catch brain and heart disease earlier than ever before. Earlier detection in disease such as dementia could be key in helping to slow down or completely reverse the damage of these diseases.
Bits of your brain go to sleep while you’re awake – FuturityNew research finds that small regions of the brain cycle in and out of sleep, even when you’re awake.
Watch a Paralyzed Woman Communicate With Help From a Brain ImplantThis is life-changing technology for many paralyzed people.
Reprogramming the Human Mind: Here’s How We’ll Make Humanity 2.0 [INFOGRAPHIC]Computers that connect to the human brain could bring an end to Alzheimer’s. They could allow us to possess superhuman levels of memory and intelligence. They could change everything—and Bryan Johnson’s Kernel is making it happen.
The Evolution of Brain-Computer Interfaces [INFOGRAPHIC]Forget touchscreens and keyboards: the future is all about brain-computer interfaces.
New artificial intelligence technique could erase fear from your brainImagine your fear of spiders, heights or confined spaces disappearing.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
Your brain ‘fingerprint’ is unique enough to ID you – FuturityThe structural connections in your brain are unique to you, say scientists, who have developed a way to “fingerprint” the human brain.
Can brain scans spot liars better than a polygraph? – FuturityOur brains are much more likely to give away a lie than sweaty palms or spikes in heart rate are, new evidence suggests.
Wireless brain sensor could unchain science from cables – Mumbai MirrorResearchers restore leg movement in primates. It’s a step towards the development of a system that might help in rehabilitating people who have suffered spinal cord injuries.
This world-first brain implant is letting a ‘locked-in’ woman communicate – ScienceAlertParalysis is about to get a whole lot less lonely.
We were wrong about consciousness disappearing in dreamless sleep, say scientists – ScienceAlertWe’re finally solving the mystery of dreamless sleep.
Harvard scientists think they’ve pinpointed the physical source of consciousness – ScienceAlertThis is where awareness lives.
Placebo ‘sweet spot’ could help control your pain – FuturityScientists have discovered the “sweet spot” in the brain that makes a placebo significantly reduce pain for some people.
Wiring the brain with artificial senses and limb controlScientists and engineers from the University of Washington are working on a way to provide prosthetic users and those suffering from spinal cord injuries with the ability to both feel and control their limbs or robotic replacements by means of directly stimulating the cortex of the brain.
An english-speaking teenager has woken up from a coma speaking fluent Spanish – ScienceAlertAn english-speaking teenager has woken up from a coma speaking Spanish.
Experts Assert That “Mind-Reading” Computers Are Just a Decade AwayFrances Van Scoy believes that, once human thought can communicate directly with computers, a new world will open before us. “Ten to 15 years from now, hardware/software systems using those sorts of neuroheadsets could assist me by recognizing the nouns I’ve thought about in the past few minutes.”
Scientists May Have Reactivated The Gene That Causes Neurons To Stop GrowingScientists have found a way of reactivating genes in mice to continue neuron growth. The development could be key to helping patients with paralysis and neurodegenerative diseases.
You have a second brain – ScienceAlertWe’re controlled by more than just our thoughts.
Mind-Controlled Bionics: New Tech Translates Thoughts Into MotionNew technology in prosthetics is allowing for controlling appendage mechanisms with brain activity. While not an equivalent replacement of a lost limb, further development of the technology will bring us closer to tapping into the full potential of advanced prosthesis.
Engineers Have Created Artificial Synapses That Mimic the Human BrainThe device relies on “memristors,’ components whose resistance relies on how much charge has passed through them in the past. One brain has roughly one quadrillion of these synaptic connections
Scientists Have Pinpointed the Brain Circuitry That Could Help Us Erase FearCoupling reward with exposure therapy has proven successful in prolonging fear supression The enhanced therapy may be a way for the eighteen percent of people suffering from fear/anxiety disorders to enjoy longer recovery.
A zap to the right spot might ‘reset’ your brain – FuturityBrain stimulation can treat a range of conditions, but it’s not clear how it works. A new study finds zapping the right spot can change the whole brain.
A bike company had this great idea to reduce shipping damage | Digital TrendsDutch bike company VanMoof bikes were getting damaged en route to the customer … until an employee suggested the simple idea of printing the image of a TV on the side of the package.
Brain juggles factors to spot a face in the crowd – FuturityIn order to find something specific in our field of vision, it helps to narrow the search. A new study with monkeys clarifies how the brain does this.
MIT’s New Radio Can Detect Your Emotions Using Wireless SignalsA team of researchers at MIT’s CSAIL have developed a device that can detect basic human emotions using wireless technology. Dubbed EQ-Radio, it analyzes small variations in heartbeat intervals to determine whether a person is happy, sad, excited, or angry.
Machine-Learning Can Read Your EEG and Uncover Your HabitsResearchers have found a way to use EEG scans to identify the brains of alcoholics. While potentially beneficial for medical research, the new discovery could lead to privacy issues now that brainwave-scanning technology is becoming mainstream.
Scientists Unveil a New Map of the Brain With Unrivaled ResolutionThe Allen Institute for Brain Science has published and released a comprehensive, high-resolution map of the brain anyone can access online. They mapped 862 brain structures from a single donor brain.
A new way to tackle stress? People who ‘see’ scans of their brain activity can learn to control it | Daily Mail OnlineThe study from researchers at Tel-Aviv University shows that people can be trained to physically control the emotional part of their brain, leading to changes in actual behaviour.
Compulsive drinking in rats stopped cold by flipping neurons like switchesResearchers have discovered that deactivating neurons in the brains of alcohol-dependent rats completely stopped compulsive drinking behavior. While the usual caveats around animal research apply, the study offers hope that drug therapy might one day help people gain control over alcoholism.
Brain-imaging technique helps people control emotions using amygdala feedbackA new non-invasive brain imaging technique could benefit those with stress-related disorders by helping them regulate their amygdala activity and control their emotions.
New Alzheimer’s Treatment Could Reverse Synapse Degeneration and Stop Memory LossNew research indicates that reducing Dkk1 may allow us to prevent or restore memory loss in early cases of Alzheimer’s, giving us a viable way of treating individuals with this disease.
Elon Musk is Looking to Kickstart Transhuman Evolution With “Brain Hacking” TechElon Musk has recently hinted that he may be working on a “neural lace,” a mesh of electronics that will allow AI and the brain to work together. This could help human brains keep up with future enhancements in AI.
5 Incredible Ways Scientists Are Merging Our Brains With Machines
Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions Less Than You Think
The Tiny Brain Chip That May Supercharge Your Mind
How offloading our minds to the internet gets us hookedIs our memory located in our brains or in the cloud? A new study finds that increasingly, the answer seems to be a little of both.
Is this mind-body link why yoga calms us? – FuturityThere’s new evidence for the neural basis of a mind-body connection. The findings may help explain why meditation and certain exercises help us with stress.
Scientists create ‘virtual brains’ from tiny primate skulls – FuturityPrimate brains weren’t always so big. Virtual brains made from ancient, kiwi-sized primate skulls could help explain the boost in brain size.
‘Sleep switch’ in brain discovered by Oxford in breakthrough which could lead to better sleeping pillsA pill to help insomniacs drop off instantly could be developed after scientists discovered the brain switch which triggers sleep.
Scientists Complete the Most Detailed Map of the Brain Ever
Hackers could get inside your BRAIN | Daily Mail OnlineThe University of Washington revealed how hackers could insert images into dodgy apps and recording the brain’s unintentional reaction using brain-computer interfaces.
Improved memory may be just a brain-zap awayWhen people suffer from conditions such as Alzheimer’s, autism or schizophrenia, however, that function can be compromised. Now, scientists have discovered that help for such individuals may lie in the form of zapping their brains while they sleep.
This woman lived 24 years without knowing she was missing her entire cerebellum – ScienceAlertSomehow, she’s okay.
Researchers have finally found a way to make people smarter, but it’s not pleasant – ScienceAlertA zap a day.
Synaptic bridges help brain cells communicateSingle-molecule imaging has revealed that synapses – the tiny junctions that allow neurons to communicate with each other – transmit information across precisely-aligned nanocolumns. The discovery could unlock new secrets to how our brains work and it may improve our understanding of brain diseases.
Multi-scale imaging technique brings the brain into focusMIT scientists have developed a multi-scale imaging technique that allows them to examine brain tissue at both close subcellular detail and in terms of the broader long-range connectivity of neurons. The technique could improve the accuracy of efforts to map the connections within the human brain.
We’re Understanding How The Brain Functions By Linking Retinas To ChipsThe retina is essentially part of the brain. Studying them led researchers one step closer to understanding how the brain processes stimuli
A man who lives without 90% of his brain is challenging our concept of ‘consciousness’ – ScienceAlertThe father of two lives a normal life.
Is this real life Inception? Scientists can trick people into seeing colours | Daily Mail OnlineWorking with colleagues in Japan, scientists at Brown University have been studying how to ‘induce’ knowledge in someone through their visual cortex.
People who meditate appear to be more aware of their unconscious mind – ScienceAlert[Meditates furiously]
How to Build a Mind? This Learning Theory May Hold the Answer
Scientists Say Neuron Repair is PossibleNew research suggests that nerve cells may be able to repair themselves by mobilizing mitochondria by removing a certain protein in cells. This may help combat neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s in the near future.
How we touch, smell, and see all at once – FuturityThe ability to judge multiple sensory inputs simultaneously is something animal brains develop through experience, new research with tadpoles shows.
WATCH: You are actually two brains living in one person – ScienceAlertThis is really freaking us out.
Mind-reaching machine could soon turn your secret thoughts into speech | Daily Mail OnlineProfessor Robert Knight and his team at UC Berkeley say they are working on technology that can reproduce comprehensible speech from direct brain recordings in real-time.
Neuroscientists have recorded the brain activity of a man at the exact moment he ‘saw God’ – ScienceAlert  A serious case of epilepsy gave him a ‘religious experience’.
Chinese Researchers Have Built a Mind Controlled Car Chinese engineers have developed equipment that can read EEG signals from the brain and translate them into actions by a car. 
Scientists test a way to erase scary memories – FuturityImagine wiping away bad memories for those with PTSD but enhancing memories for people with dementia. Scientists say they’ve taken a step in that direction.
How the Power to Control Objects With Our Minds Stopped Being Science Fiction
‘Think To Speak’ Headset Is Breaking Down Communication BarriersThanks to Smartstones, you can now send your loved one a text message, or in-app push message, simply by thinking it.
Scientists Can Now Identify Individuals Based on Brain Waves—And It’s 100% AccurateResearchers discovered that people respond to stimuli differently enough that it is possible to create a unique signature, a brainprint, that could one day replace fingerprints in a number of instances.
Memories Can Be Inherited, and Scientists May Have Just Figured out HowOur life experiences may be passed on to our children and our children’s children – and now scientists report that they have discovered that this inheritance can be turned on or off.
Mind-control MICROSCOPE changes the behaviour of mice in an instant | Daily Mail OnlineA team at the University of California, Berkeley combined cutting edge techniques to develop a tool which able to zoom in on a patch of brain cells (stock image) and alter their activity using light.
You Can Retrieve Memories from Patients With Early-Stage Alzheimer’sThere’s new hope for those with Alzheimer’s.
This Amazing Computer Chip Is Made of Live Brain Cells – Singularity HUB
Cyborg Rat: Augmented Rodent Can Navigate Mazes With Remarkable SpeedHere’s proof of how an emerging science–cyborg technology–can combine biological cognition with computational capability.
Learning How To Fly With NeurostimulationNew research reveals that Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, if used in training, can increase the learning abilities of novice pilots.
Cryopreservation Breakthrough: We Just Preserved an Entire Brain Down to the Last NeuronResearchers have successfully preserved a rabbit brain using a new method of cryopreservation that focuses on memory storage.
Researchers Can Now Repair Severed Neuron Connections Using Lasers“If you have a severed nerve, you can’t repair it…my thought was, what if we could ‘weld’ it back up right after it’s injured?”
Motivating employees to exercise: loss may be more effective than gain incentives – Medical News TodayA trial of a workplace wellness program to encourage overweight and obese employees to exercise suggests that averting loss works better than seeking gain.
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Moves Individual ‘Fingers’Physicians and biomedical engineers report what they believe is the first successful effort to wiggle fingers individually and independently of each other using a mind-controlled artificial “arm” to control the movement.
With a few skin cells, scientists can make mini, thinking version of your brain | Ars TechnicaTiny ball-shaped noggins may aid research on Zika, autism, and new drugs.
Cryopreservation Breakthrough: We Just Preserved an Entire Brain Down to the Last NeuronResearchers have successfully preserved a rabbit brain using a new method of cryopreservation that focuses on memory storage.
Scientists Begin Work on Reverse-Engineering the BrainThis research will improve on decades old algorithms, and it could lead to more human-like machines. 
Thanks to science, you can soon wipe out your worst memories | New York Post
Can Our Minds Live Forever? New Experiments Aim to Make it HappenScientists are attempting to preserve a brain, along with all its thoughts, memories, and everything that makes us who and what we are. 
The brain communicates on several channels: The human brain uses several frequency bands for the flow of information between lower and higher areas — ScienceDaily
New Technique Allows Scientists to Read Minds at Nearly the Speed of ThoughtAn experiment by University of Washington researchers is setting the stage for advances in mind reading technology. Using brain implants and sophisticated software, researchers can now predict what their subjects are seeing with startling speed and accuracy.
A Drug to Cure Fear – NYTimes.com
The US Military Wants a Chip to Translate Your Brain Activity Into Binary CodeNot long after researchers claimed victory in performing a head transplant on a monkey, the US military’s blue-sky R&D agency announced a completely insane plan to build a chip that would enable the human brain to communicate directly with computers. What is this weird, surreal future?
Dissolvable brain implant the size of a grain of rice invented by scientists | Science | News | The IndependentA surgical implant no bigger than a grain of rice which measures a patient’s temperature and blood pressure for several days before dissolving harmlessly in body fluids has been invented by scientists. 
Tiny electronic implants monitor brain injury, then melt away — ScienceDailyA new class of small, thin electronic sensors can monitor temperature and pressure within the skull – crucial health parameters after a brain injury or surgery – then melt away when they are no longer needed, eliminating the need for additional surgery to remove the monitors.
Telepathy: ‘Mind Reading’ Computer Deciphers Words From Brainwaves : Tech : Science World ReportA team of Japanese scientists have built a device that can predict words before they are spoken by analyzing brainwaves.
Intelligence genes discovered by scientists – TelegraphImperial College London has found that two networks of genes determine whether people are intelligent or not so bright.
Websites could read emotions by seeing how fast you move your mouse – TelegraphComputer software could read how fast your mouse is moving, and react accordingly to calm you down
Science Daily Exponential Technologies LSD changes consciousness by reorganizing human brain networks
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Neuroscientists now can read the mind of a fly
New technique could yield knowledge useful to understanding the human brain
Videos for Neuroscience Research – Discover the latest innovations from Neuroscience 2015
A neuroscience approach to innovative thinking and problem solving – CIONew technique challenges the ‘keep at it and it’ll eventually happen’ tactic
Is Your Tongue The Key To A Neuroscience Breakthrough?
 Watching a memory form
Sea slug study reveals novel memory mechanism
 The power of two may help explain brain design
This robot uses artificial brain cells to navigate like a humanOne robot has been given a simulated version of the brain cells that let animals build a mental map of their surroundings.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
Dreams turned off and on with a neural switch: Activating small group of neurons in medulla causes rapid transition to REM sleep — ScienceDaily
Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God | UK | News | Daily ExpressATTITUDES towards God and immigrants can be changed by beaming magnetic waves into the brain, scientists have claimed.
Pain is in the brain — ScienceDaily
Detailed, Digital Rat Brain Shows Individual Neurons : Discovery NewsTen-year project generates organic brain model with 31,000 neurons and 40 million synapses. Continue reading →Ten-year project generates organic brain model with 31,000 neurons and 40 million synapses. Continue reading →
 How the brain recognizes objects
Innovative ‘brain prosthesis’ could help with memory loss – Medical News TodayThe symptoms of dementia, including memory loss, are incurable. But a new brain prosthesis implanted in the hippocampus is showing promise as a potential cure for memory loss.
Intelligent people’s brains wired differently to those with fewer intellectual abilities, says study | Science | News | The IndependentThe brains of high-achieving individuals are wired up differently to those of people with fewer intellectual or social abilities according to one of the first studies to find a physical link between what goes in the brain and a person’s overall lifestyle. An analysis of the “connectivity” between different parts of the brain in hundreds of healthy people found a correlation between how well wired-up some individuals were to their cognitive abilities and general success in life, scientists said.
DARPA is testing implanting chips in soldiers’ brains | FusionAnd it just might be the secret to unlocking artificial intelligence.
How the brain can stop action on a dime: Researchers identify neurons that can abruptly halt a planned behavior — ScienceDailyScientists have identified the precise nerve cells that allow the brain to make a split-second change of course, like jamming on the brakes.” id=”metasummary
Prosthetic hand lets man actually feel what he touches for the first time – News – Gadgets and Tech – The IndependentResearchers have created a prosthetic hand that people can actually feel through, for the first time ever.
Mindfulness may make memories less accurate — ScienceDailyMindfulness meditation is associated with all sorts of benefits to mental and physical well-being, but a new study suggests that it may also come with a particular downside for memory. 
 Study uses internet, social media to show how fracking documentary influenced public perception, political change
Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results | Science | The GuardianOf 100 studies published in top-ranking journals in 2008, 75% of social psychology experiments and half of cognitive studies failed the replication test
A Movie You Can Control With Your Mind? It’s Happening.The future is now.
First almost fully-formed human brain grown in lab, researchers claim | Science | The GuardianResearch team say tiny brain could be used to test drugs and study diseases, but scientific peers urge caution as data on breakthrough kept under wraps
Scientists discover atomic-resolution secret of high-speed brain signaling | KurzweilAIThis illustration shows a protein complex at work in brain signaling. Its structure, which contains joined protein complexes known as SNARE (shown in blue,
 ‘Brain signature’ that predicts human emotions discovered
Think Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions? Think Again – Singularity HUB
How Tiny Lab-Grown Human Brains Are Giving Big Insights Into Autism – Singularity HUBFirst came lab-grown mini-hearts, then 3D printed skin. Now scientists have taken “body on a chip” to a whole new level with tiny lab-grown human brains.
Watching a tumor grow in real-time — ScienceDaily
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Infants use expectations to shape their brains
Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – June 2015 | Brain Blogger
Science Daily Exponential Technologies The emerging science of human screams
Can neuroscience solve the mystery of how students learn? | Teacher Network | The GuardianEducational neuroscience burst onto the scene with the hope of unlocking the secret of how we learn. But the jury is out as to whether it’s useful in the classroom
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Neuroscientists decipher brain’s noisy code
Study explains how output of single neurons can predict behavior on perceptual tests
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Scientists ‘watch’ rats string memories together
A Calm Look at the Most Hyped Concept in Neuroscience – Mirror Neurons | WIREDThe exaggerated and oversimplified story about mirror neurons has been swallowed whole by the media and much of the public. In fact, there is no scientific research that directly backs some of the most widely reported claims.The exaggerated and oversimplified story about mirror neurons has been swallowed whole by the media and much of the public. In fact, there is no scientific research that directly backs some of the most widely reported claims.
Animal brains connected up to make mind-melded computerThe power of rats’ and monkeys’ brains has been pooled by wiring them up. If we could do the same with humans, it could allow non-verbal collaboration
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Rats ‘dream’ paths to a brighter future
When rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Rare neurons enable mental flexibility
Electromagnetic and Informational Weapons: The Remote Manipulation of the Human Brain | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Why parrots are great vocal imitators
Regions of bird’s brain likely duplicated at least 29 million years ago
Science Daily Exponential TechnologiesConsciousness has less control than believed, according to new theory — ScienceDaily
Neuroscience Proves We Buy On Emotion & Justify With Logic & Why Deals Get Stuck In No Decision | CustomerThink
Throughout history, humans have associated creativity and madness — now science has found a true link – SFGateIn a study published June 8 in Nature Neuroscience, researchers say they have now found genetic variants that can predict both creativity and a predisposition towards…
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Not like riding a bike: New motor memories need stabilizing
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Emotional brains ‘physically different’ from rational ones
The Digital Revolution Meets the Human Brain | Alvaro FernandezTo predict the future, it helps to examine one key leading indicator of tech investment: patent activity.
The Science Of How Memories And Past Experience Influence What We Eat – ForbesEveryday life means moving through an array of flavorful temptations: food ads, restaurant signs, and snack machines. All of these compete for attention, and ultimately for a buying and eating decision. But the human brain doesn’t behave like a computer, evaluating these inputs and optimizing the best one. Food choices […]
fMRI memory detectors can be easily fooled, scientists show — ScienceDailyReal-time brain scans coupled with a machine-learning algorithm can reveal whether a person has memory of a particular subject. Now, scientists have shown that, with a little bit of concentration, people can easily hide their memories from the computer.” id=”metasummary
Injectable electronics: New system holds promise for basic neuroscience, treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases — ScienceDailyAn international team of researchers has developed a method for fabricating nano-scale electronic scaffolds that can be injected via syringe. Once connected to electronic devices, the scaffolds can be used to monitor neural activity, stimulate tissues and even promote regenerations of neurons.” id=”metasummary
Rise of the robo-brain: Tiny flexible electronics are injected into the brains of mice to mesh with cells | Daily Mail OnlineA team of experts from Harvard University and the National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing used mesh electronics (pictured) to monitor brain activity in mice.
 Delay of gratification linked to how brain structures are connected
Thync: company launches mood-changing wearable that zaps brains – News – Gadgets and Tech – The IndependentA newly-released headset hopes to wake people up or calm them down by manipulating the electricity in their brain.
 Preventive neuroradiology: Brain imaging bolsters efforts to lower Alzheimer’s risk
Research solves mystery of memory and mood – UQ News – The University of Queensland, Australia
A patient’s budding cortex — in a dish? Networking neurons thrive in 3-D human ‘organoid’ — ScienceDaily
Hopes raised for treatment of severe amnesia after scientists retrieve lost memory – using light – Science – News – The IndependentLost memories have been retrieved with the help of light in a study that could further the understanding and treatment of patients with severe amnesia following injury or disease.
 Even when we’re resting, our brains are preparing us to be social
 Brain circuit that controls decisions that induce high anxiety identified
 Acquiring ‘perfect’ pitch may be possible for some adults
Brain signals contain the code for your next move | EurekAlert! Science NewsIs it possible to tap into the signalling in the brain to figure out what you will choose to do next? Hiroshi Ito, a researcher at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology, can now say yes. Ito has just published a description of how this happens in this week’s edition of Nature.
 Brain tumors: Millimeter by millimeter towards a better prognosis
Researchers find brain area that integrates speech’s rhythms | EurekAlert! Science NewsA team led by scientists at Duke University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has discovered an area of the brain that is sensitive to the timing of speech. The new study advances our understanding of how humans make sense of spoken language.
Happiness cafe, the Serotonin Eatery in Melbourne aims to boost your moodFIVE years ago Emily Arundel found herself in constant mood slumps as she battled depression.
Surge in US ‘brain-reading’ patents – BBC NewsThere is a dramatic rise in the number of technology patents filed that relate to reading brainwaves.

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“Mind reading” technology can now decode complex thoughts​In the past, “mind reading” systems have been able to guess a number, but deeper thoughts have been beyond the technology’s reach. Now, a team from Carnegie Mellon University has developed a way to accurately read more complex concepts from a brain scan, and even piece together entire sentences.
New discovery could allow us to edit memories to make them less traumatic – ScienceAlertSo this is how triggering really works.
New tool offers snapshots of neuron activity | MIT NewsMIT and Stanford researchers have developed a way to control gene expression in neurons when they become active, essentially providing a snapshot of their activity at a moment in time. This approach could offer far more insight into neuron function than current cell labeling techniques that require hours or days.
Is Woebot, a mental health chatbot, the future of therapy?A San Francisco-based start-up has just launched an AI therapist, or “mental health chatbot” and it’s called Woebot. Is this the beginning of the end for trained psychologists?
Scientists are about to perform an Experiment to See if the Human Mind Is Bound by Physics – ScienceAlertThis could be interesting.
Decoding of neural activity using new optical imaging and analysis techniques | NextBigFuture.comDecoding of neural activity using new optical imaging and analysis techniques
Sync pink noise with brain to get better deep sleep – FuturityPink noise synced to brain waves can deepen sleep and improve memory in older adults, new research shows.
Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future – Wait But Why
Observing your own brain activity could be the future of treating depression – ScienceAlertWow.
OpenBCI – Brain-Computer Interface Tech for the Masses
Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers in four years: report | ReutersTesla Inc (TSLA.O) founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices.
DARPA and ASU electrical brain stimulation could boost learning and memory by 30 percent | NextBigFuture.comDARPA and ASU electrical brain stimulation could boost learning and memory by 30 percent
Brain scans highlight a hidden, “higher” state of consciousnessNeuroscientists at the University of Sussex claim to have found the first evidence of a higher state of consciousness. From wakefulness down to a deep coma, consciousness is measured by the diversity of brain signals, and under the influence of psychedelics, that diversity jumps to new heights.
Device that can literally read your mind invented by scientists | The IndependentA device that can read people’s minds by detecting their brainwaves has been developed in a breakthrough that could eventually enable people with “locked-in syndrome” to communicate. researchers said.
Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers in four years: report | ReutersTesla Inc (TSLA.O) founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices.
Scientists identify brain circuit that drives pleasure-inducing behavior | MIT NewsMIT neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that responds to rewarding events. 
Neuroscientists identify brain circuit necessary for memory formation | MIT NewsMIT study of neural circuits that underlie memory consolidation reveals memories
Super SEALs: Elite Units Pursue Brain-Stimulating Technologies | Military.com
‘Groundbreaking’ technology enables quadriplegic man to move his limbs – Medical News TodayUsing neuroprosthetic technology, scientists have enabled a man who had been quadriplegic for 8 years to move his limbs and perform daily tasks.
New study suggests our understanding of brain cells is flawed, and here’s why – ScienceAlertOur brain cells could be 10 times more active then we thought.
Scientists discover a giant neuron around the brain that could explain conciousness | Global Futurist by Matthew Griffin
Brain-computer interface lets “locked-in” people communicate for the first timeIn ​Complete Locked-In State (CLIS) patients with fully functional brains are trapped in bodies that they have no control over. Now a team at the Wyss Center has found a way to monitor the brain activity of CLIS sufferers in a way that allows them to answer simple yes/no questions.
Smart biopsy needle helps doctors dodge the danger zoneBrain surgeries have become safer with advances in brain imaging that allow surgeons to better map out their approach, and they are set to become safer again with the development of a new high-tech biopsy needle that packs a tiny imaging probe inside to help guide the way.​
Memory Implants Come Closer To Reality, No Need To Cheat During Exams – EconoTimesEconoTimes is a fast growing non-partisan source of news and intelligence on global economy and financial markets, providing timely, relevant, and critical insights for market professionals and those who want to make informed investment decisions.
IAT Racism Too isn’t up to the job – NY Magazine

The Implicit Association Test has failed on identifying Racism.

The first sights babies see sculpt the brain’s visual circuitry – FuturityScientists have found more clues about what happens in the brains of baby mammals as they try to make visual sense of the world.
The Super-Future of Brainwear Has Arrived | Rising Stars | OZYWant to be a Jedi? Visit the Consumer Electronics Show, where the weird world of brain-hacking will let you use the Force like Luke.
How an emotional ‘hangover’ changes your brain – FuturityThe “emotional hangover” is a real phenomenon, according to research showing that emotional experiences have lingering effects on our brains.
University of Florida NewsMerging neuroscience and education research to personalize multimedia and online learning
Sound used to detect unsound brainsIn the recent past, we’ve seen systems that track eye movements in order to determine if a concussion has occurred. Now, scientists from Illinois’ Northwestern University are suggesting that the way in which the brain processes sound may be an even better indicator.
Alzheimer’s hope in new memory-restoring drugResearchers at the University of Leicester have developed a new class of Alzheimer’s drug that has been shown to restore memory loss, slow disease progression and increase the lifespan of mice. The team hopes that the finding could lead to new treatment options for Alzheimer’s in humans.
Researchers Use Brain Tests to Predict the Potential of Criminality in ToddlersAccording to a Duke study, three year olds with the lowest 20 percent brain health grew up to commit over 80 percent of crimes as adults regardless of social class. The results emphasize the need to give all children access to the resources necessary to ensure good brain health, such as public health and education programs.
Getting to the Heart of It: Novel Discovery Could Help Reverse Brain DamageScientists may have discovered an important protein marker to help doctors catch brain and heart disease earlier than ever before. Earlier detection in disease such as dementia could be key in helping to slow down or completely reverse the damage of these diseases.
Bits of your brain go to sleep while you’re awake – FuturityNew research finds that small regions of the brain cycle in and out of sleep, even when you’re awake.
Watch a Paralyzed Woman Communicate With Help From a Brain ImplantThis is life-changing technology for many paralyzed people.
Reprogramming the Human Mind: Here’s How We’ll Make Humanity 2.0 [INFOGRAPHIC]Computers that connect to the human brain could bring an end to Alzheimer’s. They could allow us to possess superhuman levels of memory and intelligence. They could change everything—and Bryan Johnson’s Kernel is making it happen.
The Evolution of Brain-Computer Interfaces [INFOGRAPHIC]Forget touchscreens and keyboards: the future is all about brain-computer interfaces.
New artificial intelligence technique could erase fear from your brainImagine your fear of spiders, heights or confined spaces disappearing.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
Your brain ‘fingerprint’ is unique enough to ID you – FuturityThe structural connections in your brain are unique to you, say scientists, who have developed a way to “fingerprint” the human brain.
Can brain scans spot liars better than a polygraph? – FuturityOur brains are much more likely to give away a lie than sweaty palms or spikes in heart rate are, new evidence suggests.
Wireless brain sensor could unchain science from cables – Mumbai MirrorResearchers restore leg movement in primates. It’s a step towards the development of a system that might help in rehabilitating people who have suffered spinal cord injuries.
This world-first brain implant is letting a ‘locked-in’ woman communicate – ScienceAlertParalysis is about to get a whole lot less lonely.
We were wrong about consciousness disappearing in dreamless sleep, say scientists – ScienceAlertWe’re finally solving the mystery of dreamless sleep.
Harvard scientists think they’ve pinpointed the physical source of consciousness – ScienceAlertThis is where awareness lives.
Placebo ‘sweet spot’ could help control your pain – FuturityScientists have discovered the “sweet spot” in the brain that makes a placebo significantly reduce pain for some people.
Wiring the brain with artificial senses and limb controlScientists and engineers from the University of Washington are working on a way to provide prosthetic users and those suffering from spinal cord injuries with the ability to both feel and control their limbs or robotic replacements by means of directly stimulating the cortex of the brain.
An english-speaking teenager has woken up from a coma speaking fluent Spanish – ScienceAlertAn english-speaking teenager has woken up from a coma speaking Spanish.
Experts Assert That “Mind-Reading” Computers Are Just a Decade AwayFrances Van Scoy believes that, once human thought can communicate directly with computers, a new world will open before us. “Ten to 15 years from now, hardware/software systems using those sorts of neuroheadsets could assist me by recognizing the nouns I’ve thought about in the past few minutes.”
Scientists May Have Reactivated The Gene That Causes Neurons To Stop GrowingScientists have found a way of reactivating genes in mice to continue neuron growth. The development could be key to helping patients with paralysis and neurodegenerative diseases.
You have a second brain – ScienceAlertWe’re controlled by more than just our thoughts.
Mind-Controlled Bionics: New Tech Translates Thoughts Into MotionNew technology in prosthetics is allowing for controlling appendage mechanisms with brain activity. While not an equivalent replacement of a lost limb, further development of the technology will bring us closer to tapping into the full potential of advanced prosthesis.
Engineers Have Created Artificial Synapses That Mimic the Human BrainThe device relies on “memristors,’ components whose resistance relies on how much charge has passed through them in the past. One brain has roughly one quadrillion of these synaptic connections
Scientists Have Pinpointed the Brain Circuitry That Could Help Us Erase FearCoupling reward with exposure therapy has proven successful in prolonging fear supression The enhanced therapy may be a way for the eighteen percent of people suffering from fear/anxiety disorders to enjoy longer recovery.
A zap to the right spot might ‘reset’ your brain – FuturityBrain stimulation can treat a range of conditions, but it’s not clear how it works. A new study finds zapping the right spot can change the whole brain.
A bike company had this great idea to reduce shipping damage | Digital TrendsDutch bike company VanMoof bikes were getting damaged en route to the customer … until an employee suggested the simple idea of printing the image of a TV on the side of the package.
Brain juggles factors to spot a face in the crowd – FuturityIn order to find something specific in our field of vision, it helps to narrow the search. A new study with monkeys clarifies how the brain does this.
MIT’s New Radio Can Detect Your Emotions Using Wireless SignalsA team of researchers at MIT’s CSAIL have developed a device that can detect basic human emotions using wireless technology. Dubbed EQ-Radio, it analyzes small variations in heartbeat intervals to determine whether a person is happy, sad, excited, or angry.
Machine-Learning Can Read Your EEG and Uncover Your HabitsResearchers have found a way to use EEG scans to identify the brains of alcoholics. While potentially beneficial for medical research, the new discovery could lead to privacy issues now that brainwave-scanning technology is becoming mainstream.
Scientists Unveil a New Map of the Brain With Unrivaled ResolutionThe Allen Institute for Brain Science has published and released a comprehensive, high-resolution map of the brain anyone can access online. They mapped 862 brain structures from a single donor brain.
A new way to tackle stress? People who ‘see’ scans of their brain activity can learn to control it | Daily Mail OnlineThe study from researchers at Tel-Aviv University shows that people can be trained to physically control the emotional part of their brain, leading to changes in actual behaviour.
Compulsive drinking in rats stopped cold by flipping neurons like switchesResearchers have discovered that deactivating neurons in the brains of alcohol-dependent rats completely stopped compulsive drinking behavior. While the usual caveats around animal research apply, the study offers hope that drug therapy might one day help people gain control over alcoholism.
Brain-imaging technique helps people control emotions using amygdala feedbackA new non-invasive brain imaging technique could benefit those with stress-related disorders by helping them regulate their amygdala activity and control their emotions.
New Alzheimer’s Treatment Could Reverse Synapse Degeneration and Stop Memory LossNew research indicates that reducing Dkk1 may allow us to prevent or restore memory loss in early cases of Alzheimer’s, giving us a viable way of treating individuals with this disease.
Elon Musk is Looking to Kickstart Transhuman Evolution With “Brain Hacking” TechElon Musk has recently hinted that he may be working on a “neural lace,” a mesh of electronics that will allow AI and the brain to work together. This could help human brains keep up with future enhancements in AI.
5 Incredible Ways Scientists Are Merging Our Brains With Machines
Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions Less Than You Think
The Tiny Brain Chip That May Supercharge Your Mind
How offloading our minds to the internet gets us hookedIs our memory located in our brains or in the cloud? A new study finds that increasingly, the answer seems to be a little of both.
Is this mind-body link why yoga calms us? – FuturityThere’s new evidence for the neural basis of a mind-body connection. The findings may help explain why meditation and certain exercises help us with stress.
Scientists create ‘virtual brains’ from tiny primate skulls – FuturityPrimate brains weren’t always so big. Virtual brains made from ancient, kiwi-sized primate skulls could help explain the boost in brain size.
‘Sleep switch’ in brain discovered by Oxford in breakthrough which could lead to better sleeping pillsA pill to help insomniacs drop off instantly could be developed after scientists discovered the brain switch which triggers sleep.
Scientists Complete the Most Detailed Map of the Brain Ever
Hackers could get inside your BRAIN | Daily Mail OnlineThe University of Washington revealed how hackers could insert images into dodgy apps and recording the brain’s unintentional reaction using brain-computer interfaces.
Improved memory may be just a brain-zap awayWhen people suffer from conditions such as Alzheimer’s, autism or schizophrenia, however, that function can be compromised. Now, scientists have discovered that help for such individuals may lie in the form of zapping their brains while they sleep.
This woman lived 24 years without knowing she was missing her entire cerebellum – ScienceAlertSomehow, she’s okay.
Researchers have finally found a way to make people smarter, but it’s not pleasant – ScienceAlertA zap a day.
Synaptic bridges help brain cells communicateSingle-molecule imaging has revealed that synapses – the tiny junctions that allow neurons to communicate with each other – transmit information across precisely-aligned nanocolumns. The discovery could unlock new secrets to how our brains work and it may improve our understanding of brain diseases.
Multi-scale imaging technique brings the brain into focusMIT scientists have developed a multi-scale imaging technique that allows them to examine brain tissue at both close subcellular detail and in terms of the broader long-range connectivity of neurons. The technique could improve the accuracy of efforts to map the connections within the human brain.
We’re Understanding How The Brain Functions By Linking Retinas To ChipsThe retina is essentially part of the brain. Studying them led researchers one step closer to understanding how the brain processes stimuli
A man who lives without 90% of his brain is challenging our concept of ‘consciousness’ – ScienceAlertThe father of two lives a normal life.
Is this real life Inception? Scientists can trick people into seeing colours | Daily Mail OnlineWorking with colleagues in Japan, scientists at Brown University have been studying how to ‘induce’ knowledge in someone through their visual cortex.
People who meditate appear to be more aware of their unconscious mind – ScienceAlert[Meditates furiously]
How to Build a Mind? This Learning Theory May Hold the Answer
Scientists Say Neuron Repair is PossibleNew research suggests that nerve cells may be able to repair themselves by mobilizing mitochondria by removing a certain protein in cells. This may help combat neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s in the near future.
How we touch, smell, and see all at once – FuturityThe ability to judge multiple sensory inputs simultaneously is something animal brains develop through experience, new research with tadpoles shows.
WATCH: You are actually two brains living in one person – ScienceAlertThis is really freaking us out.
Mind-reaching machine could soon turn your secret thoughts into speech | Daily Mail OnlineProfessor Robert Knight and his team at UC Berkeley say they are working on technology that can reproduce comprehensible speech from direct brain recordings in real-time.
Neuroscientists have recorded the brain activity of a man at the exact moment he ‘saw God’ – ScienceAlert  A serious case of epilepsy gave him a ‘religious experience’.
Chinese Researchers Have Built a Mind Controlled Car Chinese engineers have developed equipment that can read EEG signals from the brain and translate them into actions by a car. 
Scientists test a way to erase scary memories – FuturityImagine wiping away bad memories for those with PTSD but enhancing memories for people with dementia. Scientists say they’ve taken a step in that direction.
How the Power to Control Objects With Our Minds Stopped Being Science Fiction
‘Think To Speak’ Headset Is Breaking Down Communication BarriersThanks to Smartstones, you can now send your loved one a text message, or in-app push message, simply by thinking it.
Scientists Can Now Identify Individuals Based on Brain Waves—And It’s 100% AccurateResearchers discovered that people respond to stimuli differently enough that it is possible to create a unique signature, a brainprint, that could one day replace fingerprints in a number of instances.
Memories Can Be Inherited, and Scientists May Have Just Figured out HowOur life experiences may be passed on to our children and our children’s children – and now scientists report that they have discovered that this inheritance can be turned on or off.
Mind-control MICROSCOPE changes the behaviour of mice in an instant | Daily Mail OnlineA team at the University of California, Berkeley combined cutting edge techniques to develop a tool which able to zoom in on a patch of brain cells (stock image) and alter their activity using light.
You Can Retrieve Memories from Patients With Early-Stage Alzheimer’sThere’s new hope for those with Alzheimer’s.
This Amazing Computer Chip Is Made of Live Brain Cells – Singularity HUB
Cyborg Rat: Augmented Rodent Can Navigate Mazes With Remarkable SpeedHere’s proof of how an emerging science–cyborg technology–can combine biological cognition with computational capability.
Learning How To Fly With NeurostimulationNew research reveals that Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, if used in training, can increase the learning abilities of novice pilots.
Cryopreservation Breakthrough: We Just Preserved an Entire Brain Down to the Last NeuronResearchers have successfully preserved a rabbit brain using a new method of cryopreservation that focuses on memory storage.
Researchers Can Now Repair Severed Neuron Connections Using Lasers“If you have a severed nerve, you can’t repair it…my thought was, what if we could ‘weld’ it back up right after it’s injured?”
Motivating employees to exercise: loss may be more effective than gain incentives – Medical News TodayA trial of a workplace wellness program to encourage overweight and obese employees to exercise suggests that averting loss works better than seeking gain.
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Moves Individual ‘Fingers’Physicians and biomedical engineers report what they believe is the first successful effort to wiggle fingers individually and independently of each other using a mind-controlled artificial “arm” to control the movement.
With a few skin cells, scientists can make mini, thinking version of your brain | Ars TechnicaTiny ball-shaped noggins may aid research on Zika, autism, and new drugs.
Cryopreservation Breakthrough: We Just Preserved an Entire Brain Down to the Last NeuronResearchers have successfully preserved a rabbit brain using a new method of cryopreservation that focuses on memory storage.
Scientists Begin Work on Reverse-Engineering the BrainThis research will improve on decades old algorithms, and it could lead to more human-like machines. 
Thanks to science, you can soon wipe out your worst memories | New York Post
Can Our Minds Live Forever? New Experiments Aim to Make it HappenScientists are attempting to preserve a brain, along with all its thoughts, memories, and everything that makes us who and what we are. 
The brain communicates on several channels: The human brain uses several frequency bands for the flow of information between lower and higher areas — ScienceDaily
New Technique Allows Scientists to Read Minds at Nearly the Speed of ThoughtAn experiment by University of Washington researchers is setting the stage for advances in mind reading technology. Using brain implants and sophisticated software, researchers can now predict what their subjects are seeing with startling speed and accuracy.
A Drug to Cure Fear – NYTimes.com
The US Military Wants a Chip to Translate Your Brain Activity Into Binary CodeNot long after researchers claimed victory in performing a head transplant on a monkey, the US military’s blue-sky R&D agency announced a completely insane plan to build a chip that would enable the human brain to communicate directly with computers. What is this weird, surreal future?
Dissolvable brain implant the size of a grain of rice invented by scientists | Science | News | The IndependentA surgical implant no bigger than a grain of rice which measures a patient’s temperature and blood pressure for several days before dissolving harmlessly in body fluids has been invented by scientists. 
Tiny electronic implants monitor brain injury, then melt away — ScienceDailyA new class of small, thin electronic sensors can monitor temperature and pressure within the skull – crucial health parameters after a brain injury or surgery – then melt away when they are no longer needed, eliminating the need for additional surgery to remove the monitors.
Telepathy: ‘Mind Reading’ Computer Deciphers Words From Brainwaves : Tech : Science World ReportA team of Japanese scientists have built a device that can predict words before they are spoken by analyzing brainwaves.
Intelligence genes discovered by scientists – TelegraphImperial College London has found that two networks of genes determine whether people are intelligent or not so bright.
Websites could read emotions by seeing how fast you move your mouse – TelegraphComputer software could read how fast your mouse is moving, and react accordingly to calm you down
Science Daily Exponential Technologies LSD changes consciousness by reorganizing human brain networks
 Neuroscientists now can read the mind of a fly
New technique could yield knowledge useful to understanding the human brain
Videos for Neuroscience Research – Discover the latest innovations from Neuroscience 2015
A neuroscience approach to innovative thinking and problem solving – CIONew technique challenges the ‘keep at it and it’ll eventually happen’ tactic
Is Your Tongue The Key To A Neuroscience Breakthrough?
 Watching a memory form
Sea slug study reveals novel memory mechanism
 The power of two may help explain brain design
This robot uses artificial brain cells to navigate like a humanOne robot has been given a simulated version of the brain cells that let animals build a mental map of their surroundings.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
Dreams turned off and on with a neural switch: Activating small group of neurons in medulla causes rapid transition to REM sleep — ScienceDaily
Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God | UK | News | Daily ExpressATTITUDES towards God and immigrants can be changed by beaming magnetic waves into the brain, scientists have claimed.
Pain is in the brain — ScienceDaily
Detailed, Digital Rat Brain Shows Individual Neurons : Discovery NewsTen-year project generates organic brain model with 31,000 neurons and 40 million synapses. Continue reading →Ten-year project generates organic brain model with 31,000 neurons and 40 million synapses. Continue reading →
 How the brain recognizes objects
Innovative ‘brain prosthesis’ could help with memory loss – Medical News TodayThe symptoms of dementia, including memory loss, are incurable. But a new brain prosthesis implanted in the hippocampus is showing promise as a potential cure for memory loss.
Intelligent people’s brains wired differently to those with fewer intellectual abilities, says study | Science | News | The IndependentThe brains of high-achieving individuals are wired up differently to those of people with fewer intellectual or social abilities according to one of the first studies to find a physical link between what goes in the brain and a person’s overall lifestyle. An analysis of the “connectivity” between different parts of the brain in hundreds of healthy people found a correlation between how well wired-up some individuals were to their cognitive abilities and general success in life, scientists said.
DARPA is testing implanting chips in soldiers’ brains | FusionAnd it just might be the secret to unlocking artificial intelligence.
How the brain can stop action on a dime: Researchers identify neurons that can abruptly halt a planned behavior — ScienceDailyScientists have identified the precise nerve cells that allow the brain to make a split-second change of course, like jamming on the brakes.” id=”metasummary
Prosthetic hand lets man actually feel what he touches for the first time – News – Gadgets and Tech – The IndependentResearchers have created a prosthetic hand that people can actually feel through, for the first time ever.
Mindfulness may make memories less accurate — ScienceDailyMindfulness meditation is associated with all sorts of benefits to mental and physical well-being, but a new study suggests that it may also come with a particular downside for memory. 
 Study uses internet, social media to show how fracking documentary influenced public perception, political change
Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results | Science | The GuardianOf 100 studies published in top-ranking journals in 2008, 75% of social psychology experiments and half of cognitive studies failed the replication test
A Movie You Can Control With Your Mind? It’s Happening.The future is now.
First almost fully-formed human brain grown in lab, researchers claim | Science | The GuardianResearch team say tiny brain could be used to test drugs and study diseases, but scientific peers urge caution as data on breakthrough kept under wraps
Scientists discover atomic-resolution secret of high-speed brain signaling | KurzweilAIThis illustration shows a protein complex at work in brain signaling. Its structure, which contains joined protein complexes known as SNARE (shown in blue,
 ‘Brain signature’ that predicts human emotions discovered
Think Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions? Think Again – Singularity HUB
How Tiny Lab-Grown Human Brains Are Giving Big Insights Into Autism – Singularity HUBFirst came lab-grown mini-hearts, then 3D printed skin. Now scientists have taken “body on a chip” to a whole new level with tiny lab-grown human brains.
Watching a tumor grow in real-time — ScienceDaily
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Infants use expectations to shape their brains
Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – June 2015 | Brain Blogger
Science Daily Exponential Technologies The emerging science of human screams
Can neuroscience solve the mystery of how students learn? | Teacher Network | The GuardianEducational neuroscience burst onto the scene with the hope of unlocking the secret of how we learn. But the jury is out as to whether it’s useful in the classroom
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Neuroscientists decipher brain’s noisy code
Study explains how output of single neurons can predict behavior on perceptual tests
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Scientists ‘watch’ rats string memories together
A Calm Look at the Most Hyped Concept in Neuroscience – Mirror Neurons | WIREDThe exaggerated and oversimplified story about mirror neurons has been swallowed whole by the media and much of the public. In fact, there is no scientific research that directly backs some of the most widely reported claims.The exaggerated and oversimplified story about mirror neurons has been swallowed whole by the media and much of the public. In fact, there is no scientific research that directly backs some of the most widely reported claims.
Animal brains connected up to make mind-melded computerThe power of rats’ and monkeys’ brains has been pooled by wiring them up. If we could do the same with humans, it could allow non-verbal collaboration
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Rats ‘dream’ paths to a brighter future
When rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Rare neurons enable mental flexibility
Electromagnetic and Informational Weapons: The Remote Manipulation of the Human Brain | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Why parrots are great vocal imitators
Regions of bird’s brain likely duplicated at least 29 million years ago
Science Daily Exponential TechnologiesConsciousness has less control than believed, according to new theory — ScienceDaily
Neuroscience Proves We Buy On Emotion & Justify With Logic & Why Deals Get Stuck In No Decision | CustomerThink
Throughout history, humans have associated creativity and madness — now science has found a true link – SFGateIn a study published June 8 in Nature Neuroscience, researchers say they have now found genetic variants that can predict both creativity and a predisposition towards…
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Not like riding a bike: New motor memories need stabilizing
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Emotional brains ‘physically different’ from rational ones
The Digital Revolution Meets the Human Brain | Alvaro FernandezTo predict the future, it helps to examine one key leading indicator of tech investment: patent activity.
The Science Of How Memories And Past Experience Influence What We Eat – ForbesEveryday life means moving through an array of flavorful temptations: food ads, restaurant signs, and snack machines. All of these compete for attention, and ultimately for a buying and eating decision. But the human brain doesn’t behave like a computer, evaluating these inputs and optimizing the best one. Food choices […]
fMRI memory detectors can be easily fooled, scientists show — ScienceDailyReal-time brain scans coupled with a machine-learning algorithm can reveal whether a person has memory of a particular subject. Now, scientists have shown that, with a little bit of concentration, people can easily hide their memories from the computer.” id=”metasummary
Injectable electronics: New system holds promise for basic neuroscience, treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases — ScienceDailyAn international team of researchers has developed a method for fabricating nano-scale electronic scaffolds that can be injected via syringe. Once connected to electronic devices, the scaffolds can be used to monitor neural activity, stimulate tissues and even promote regenerations of neurons.” id=”metasummary
Rise of the robo-brain: Tiny flexible electronics are injected into the brains of mice to mesh with cells | Daily Mail OnlineA team of experts from Harvard University and the National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing used mesh electronics (pictured) to monitor brain activity in mice.
 Delay of gratification linked to how brain structures are connected
Thync: company launches mood-changing wearable that zaps brains – News – Gadgets and Tech – The IndependentA newly-released headset hopes to wake people up or calm them down by manipulating the electricity in their brain.
 Preventive neuroradiology: Brain imaging bolsters efforts to lower Alzheimer’s risk
Research solves mystery of memory and mood – UQ News – The University of Queensland, Australia
A patient’s budding cortex — in a dish? Networking neurons thrive in 3-D human ‘organoid’ — ScienceDaily
Hopes raised for treatment of severe amnesia after scientists retrieve lost memory – using light – Science – News – The IndependentLost memories have been retrieved with the help of light in a study that could further the understanding and treatment of patients with severe amnesia following injury or disease.
 Even when we’re resting, our brains are preparing us to be social
 Brain circuit that controls decisions that induce high anxiety identified
 Acquiring ‘perfect’ pitch may be possible for some adults
Brain signals contain the code for your next move | EurekAlert! Science NewsIs it possible to tap into the signalling in the brain to figure out what you will choose to do next? Hiroshi Ito, a researcher at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology, can now say yes. Ito has just published a description of how this happens in this week’s edition of Nature.
 Brain tumors: Millimeter by millimeter towards a better prognosis
Researchers find brain area that integrates speech’s rhythms | EurekAlert! Science NewsA team led by scientists at Duke University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has discovered an area of the brain that is sensitive to the timing of speech. The new study advances our understanding of how humans make sense of spoken language.
Happiness cafe, the Serotonin Eatery in Melbourne aims to boost your moodFIVE years ago Emily Arundel found herself in constant mood slumps as she battled depression.
Surge in US ‘brain-reading’ patents – BBC NewsThere is a dramatic rise in the number of technology patents filed that relate to reading brainwaves.

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.

Are robot chefs coming to a kitchen near you?

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…
No one knows the best way to stop a drone

Is there a way to knock drones out of the sky that’s just as cheap as the drone itself?

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…
Hacking aircraft: Singing like a bird | The EconomistTop 100 rankings of the best business schools. Find full-time MBA, part-time MBA, online MBA, and EMBA.
 Time to move beyond ‘Medieval’ cyber security approach, expert says

Still Secret and Secure, Safe Rooms Now Hide in Plain Sight

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.