Only a few years ago, Israel was in the middle of one of its worst droughts in at least 900 years. With a national campaign to conserve and reuse water along with the massive desalination plant, Israel now has a water surplus. 55 percent of Israel’s domestic water now comes from the Mediterranean Sea, through the Sorek plant.
Before the driver, whose Tesla car was going 113 km/hr (70 mph), noticed anything unusual, an alert sounded in the car – the Autopilot’s Forward Collision Warning. In this scenario, the car pressed down on the auto brakes to prevent a potential impact up ahead. A second later…
The breathalyzer analyzes microscopic compounds — called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) — to detect each condition. Researchers invited about 1,400 people from five different countries to breathe into the device, which is still in its testing phases. The breathalyzer could identify each person’s disease with 86 percent accuracy, the researchers said.
Junya Watanabe has taken his techno-design exploits to another level, fusing his already quirky aesthetic ability with wearable modern day technology. Watanabe has designed a wearable coat, created with solar technology to charge phones, tablets and other smart personal devices.
People have come to see multi-tasking as a virtue, and so have required companies to make communication easier and faster. Facebook Messenger, for instance, has become a powerful tool for people to connect with each other.
The field of biosolar technology, which uses biological material to trap the sun’s energy, promises to revolutionize solar power as conventional solar cells are often not very environmentally friendly to produce despite their rapidly decreasing cost. Though the field of solar power has been dominated for years by photo-voltaic cells, the idea of harnessing the photosynthetic components of living organisms is very appealing.
Are you worried that the future may look a lot like ‘Terminator’? Good news, the UN has finally agreed to officially look at the issue of dealing with weaponized Artificial Intelligence. Read this!
The Bioscarf is made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials. And, for every product sold, a Bioscarf is donated to an individual affected by air pollution.
The quest for immortality has been with the human race since its inception. The author weighs in on what is now being called the new era of cyborgs, where it is seem that brain transplants could revive the dead.
Air pollution has been of growing concern for many, many decades, causing environmental effects like acid rain, haze, eutrophication, ozone depletion, crop and forest depletion, global climate change, and effects on wildlife. It also wreaks havoc on human health, with long-term effects including cancer, damage to the immune, neurological, reproductive, and respiratory systems.
Citing “neuroprosthetics” like cochlear implants, Bryan Johnson of Braintree envisions BCI (brain-computer interface), a synergistic relationship between the central nervous system and external computing devices. A brain-computer interface, in the context of advanced transhumanism and taken to its logical conclusion, is AI/human hybrids.
There are some undeniable points to be made about a drug, or an implant, that can enhance intelligence: If people have the choice to enhance their mental abilities with medication or an implant, what does that mean for society? Because if we all have access to the same enhancement, would it be an enhancement, or a new reality?
A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol have developed nuclear waste–powered radioactive diamond batteries that last more than 5,000 years. The new technology — which uses a man-made diamond that generates a small electrical current when placed in a radioactive field — could simultaneously help solve the problems of radioactive nuclear waste, clean electricity generation, and battery life, the researchers claim.
Jawwad Patel said the motivations for inventing the Dewdrop came after witnessing residents in the town Latur living without clean drinking water. That experience encouraged Patel to commence work on the Dewdrop, with it mind to help the Latur residents.