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Flexible ‘Dragon’ Drone Autonomously Shapeshifts to Fly Through Tight Spaces

Flexible ‘Dragon’ Drone Autonomously Shapeshifts to Fly Through Tight Spaces A group of roboticists at the University of Tokyo have created a flexible, flying “drone-robot” that could see a multitude of uses. The Dual-rotor embedded multilink Robot with the Ability of multi-deGree-of-freedom aerial transformatiON, is (thankfully) better known by its acronym, DRAGON. As illustrated in…
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This Tiny Tooth Sensor Tracks What You Eat, and It Could Help You Be Healthier

This Tiny Tooth Sensor Tracks What You Eat, and It Could Help You Be Healthier The South Beach diet. The Atkins diet. Eating paleo. Cutting out gluten. Going vegan. The list of fad diets and health crazes goes on, yet health statistics in the US and around the world show that most people still don’t…
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MIT’s New Voiceless Interface Can Read the Words in Your Head

MIT’s New Voiceless Interface Can Read the Words in Your Head The way we interact with the technology in our lives is getting progressively more seamless. If typing terms or addresses into your phone wasn’t easy enough, now you can just tell Siri to do the search or pull up the directions for you. Don’t…
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IBM’s New Computer Is the Size of a Grain of Salt and Costs Less Than 10 Cents

IBM’s New Computer Is the Size of a Grain of Salt and Costs Less Than 10 Cents The miniaturization of electronics has been progressing steadily for decades, but IBM just took a major leap. The company has created what it’s calling the world’s smallest computer, and it’s the size of a grain of salt. The 1…
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Are ‘You’ Just Inside Your Skin or Is Your Smartphone Part of You?

Are ‘You’ Just Inside Your Skin or Is Your Smartphone Part of You? In November 2017, a gunman entered a church in Sutherland Springs in Texas, where he killed 26 people and wounded 20 others. He escaped in his car, with police and residents in hot pursuit, before losing control of the vehicle and flipping…
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Smart Homes Won’t Just Automate Your Life—They’ll Track Your Health Too

Smart Homes Won’t Just Automate Your Life—They’ll Track Your Health Too It’s been more than a half-century since we first glimpsed the future of the smart home in a quaint cartoon series called “The Jetsons.” The Roomba is no Rosie the Robot Maid, but today’s home is edging ever closer to the sci-fi vision of…
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The Next Generation of Cameras Might See Behind Walls

The Next Generation of Cameras Might See Behind Walls You might be really pleased with the camera technology in your latest smartphone, which can recognize your face and take slow-mo video in ultra-high definition. But these technological feats are just the start of a larger revolution that is underway. The latest camera research is shifting…
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Machines Teaching Each Other Could Be the Biggest Exponential Trend in AI

Machines Teaching Each Other Could Be the Biggest Exponential Trend in AI “The easier it is to communicate, the faster change happens.” – James Burke, Science Historian During an October 2015 press conference announcing the autopilot feature of the Tesla Model S, which allowed the car to drive semi-autonomously, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said each…
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Reality 2.0: A Way to Upgrade Your Perception of Reality

Reality 2.0: A Way to Upgrade Your Perception of Reality Imagine enhancing your perception of the environment around you, other people nearby, and even yourself. Imagine reliving past experiences as if they are happening right now. Imagine a crumbling border between physical and virtual reality. Such a future is closer than you might think. The…
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