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Self-Learning Robot Escapes Testing Ground and Goes Missing for 45 Minutes

Posted by on June 17, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 4 Comments
Self-Learning Robot Escapes Testing Ground and Goes Missing for 45 Minutes

Promobot escaped its testing area and tied up nearby traffic. It was missing for 45 minutes before its battery died.

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Amazing New Machine Turns Food Waste into Energy

Amazing New Machine Turns Food Waste into Energy

The machine, which is temporarily available for $995, is part of an initiative to help create more sustainable energy as well as provide electricity and gas for cooking in parts of the world where it is spotty or lacking. The machine is also portable, and can be easily packed up and moved, which makes it a fantastic invention for those without a permanent home looking to provide electricity and gas to temporary shelters.

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Is This the World’s Oldest Computer? 2,100-Year-Old Mechanical Relic Acted As an Astronomer’s ‘Guide to the Galaxy’

Posted by on June 13, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
Is This the World’s Oldest Computer? 2,100-Year-Old Mechanical Relic Acted As an Astronomer’s ‘Guide to the Galaxy’

The team says the mechanism was a calendar of the sun and the moon that showed the phases of the moon, the position of the sun and the moon in the zodiac, the position of the planets and predicted eclipses. Nothing of the sort was known to be made for well over 1,000 years.

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How Is Your Phone Changing You? (Video)

Posted by on June 11, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
How Is Your Phone Changing You? (Video)

Of the approximately 7 billion people on the planet some 6 billion of them possess a cell phone. That’s quite remarkable seeing that only 4.5 billion have a working toilet. Watch as AsapSCIENCE cover the body and brain changes that occur for users of the popular gadget.

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Amazon CEO Bezos Has a Plan to Save the Planet, and It’s Crazy Enough to Work

Posted by on June 10, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 10 Comments
Amazon CEO Bezos Has a Plan to Save the Planet, and It’s Crazy Enough to Work

“All of our heavy industry will be moved off-planet,” Bezos said. “And Earth will be zoned Residential and Light Industrial. And that just makes a lot of sense. You shouldn’t be doing heavy industry on Earth. Resources are more plentiful in space.”

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11 Awe-Inspiring African Cities That Are Changing the Face Of Urban Living In The Future.

Posted by on June 9, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 11 Comments
11 Awe-Inspiring African Cities That Are Changing the Face Of Urban Living In The Future.

Here are five futuristic African cities that already exist, plus six more that are being built.

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New Idea: Researchers Looking to Develop 3D Food Printer to Help End World Hunger

Posted by on June 2, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 3 Comments
New Idea: Researchers Looking to Develop 3D Food Printer to Help End World Hunger

Although 3D printing of food is still in its infancy, some scientists are skeptical of the idea. Some believe the goal of making food from a powder is unlikely to hit mass-market acceptance.

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What You Don’t Know About Lake Electricity Could Kill You

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Nature, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 3 Comments
What You Don’t Know About Lake Electricity Could Kill You

It was a terrible accident on the water that took Carmen’s life on April 16, and her parents, Jimmy and Casey, are warning others about the potential dangers.

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Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 13 Comments
Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

The space elevator would cut the cost of space flight by around one third because shuttles would not need to carry enormous amounts of fuel to get themselves off the ground.

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Germany Just Produced So Much Renewable Energy That It Had To Pay People To Use It

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 22 Comments
Germany Just Produced So Much Renewable Energy That It Had To Pay People To Use It

With the addition of the country’s conventional power plants, Germany’s energy output actually exceeded the national demand. This energy surplus meant that, for a brief time, energy prices were actually negative, meaning consumers were effectively being paid to consume electricity.

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New Undersea Turbines Harness Enormous Power From Local Tides

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 3 Comments
New Undersea Turbines Harness Enormous Power From Local Tides

Unlike wind and solar energy, tidal power is entirely predictable. If it can be tapped on a large scale as a power source, it will provide reliable base load power for any grid system.

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Witness The Potentially Nightmarish Future of Augmented Reality

Witness The Potentially Nightmarish Future of Augmented Reality

It’s possible that augmented reality technology is going to provide soul sucking, vapid escapism on a scale that we have never seen before. It’s going to blur the lines between reality and the digital world in truly disturbing ways.

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Elon Musk Funds $1B Project To Prevent Artificial Intelligence From Destroying Mankind

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 5 Comments
Elon Musk Funds $1B Project To Prevent Artificial Intelligence From Destroying Mankind

According to OpenAI’s website, freedom from financial obligations allows for a “better focus on a positive human impact…AI should be an extension of individual human wills and, in the spirit of liberty, as broadly and evenly distributed as is possible safely.”

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$130 Babel Fish-like gadget fits inside your ear to translate foreign languages in real-time

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 43 Comments
$130 Babel Fish-like gadget fits inside your ear to translate foreign languages in real-time

The translation system, dubbed the Pilot, comprises two earpieces to be worn by two people who do not speak the same language and uses an app so the duo can converse with ease.

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13-Year-Old Invents Tesla Inspired Free Energy Device for Under $15

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 2 Comments
13-Year-Old Invents Tesla Inspired Free Energy Device for Under $15

What’s even more incredible is that Max built his free energy device out of materials he purchased for less than $15. That’s right, for the price of an average lunch, it appears that anyone can have access to free energy.

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