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IBM Watson Can Save the World or Destroy It - the Perils of Misplaced AI

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October 30, 2014 - IBM is using its Jeopardy-winning technology to help with medical diagnostics. That's a good thing. It is also being used to help businesses make better decisions. Also a good thing.

Two Very Different Pictures: Orbital Sciences and SpaceX

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October 30, 2014 - Tuesday's failure of the Orbital Sciences Antares rocket with the Cygnus resupply module and a Planetary Resources satellite aboard paints a sharp contrast with the achievements at SpaceX, Elon Musk's private rocket company.

Gizmos & Gadgets: Power through Ultrasound to Become Ubiquitous if uBeam Succeeds

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October 27, 2014 - Imagine transmitting energy through the air to power everything in your home. Nikola Tesla, the inventor of alternating electric current, predicted it would happen one day, but it is only now that we are seeing technologies that can do it.

Nokia Sensing X-Prize Challenge Finalists Strut Their Stuff

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October 24, 2014 - The Nokia Sensing XChallenge has a goal to transform personal health through sensing technology. A $2.25 million purse is on the line for those organizations whether private or institutional that develop smarter digital health solutions incorporating bio-sensor technology. Sensing can be used for detection, assessment, management and treatment of disease.

Will the whole world become your digital world? And vice-versa?

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What if we made the window into a digital device called a Teleportal? What if that were a two-way network that turns the Earth into a digital room with everyone in it? What if that digital world were you-centered and you gained immense abilities? Could your life’s dreams be as close as your screens? Could we build that fully digital world now, decades before it’s expected?

Ohio State University Invents All-in-One Solar Cell and Battery

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Len Rosen's picture

October 20, 2014 - A recent edition of the journal Nature Communications, includes an article entitled,

Is Lockheed Martin Pulling Our Chain? - Truck-Sized Fusion Reactors in Less Than a Decade?

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Len Rosen's picture

October 17, 2014 - In the world of fusion power we have an ongoing technology race between cold and hot fusion. Where traditional science sees cold fusion with dubious eyes, the investment in hot fusion research has been multiple billions of dollars with no commercial end result after several decades.

We Think We’ve Arrived, but Today is Only a Glimpse of our Digital Future

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Dan Abelow's picture

How can we accelerate a more successful future Digital Earth into the present? We can invent it and build it today, in our generation. We can add tomorrow’s immense digital future to our lives, our companies and our prosperity.

Huge Holes in Mars One Plan Say MIT Students

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Len Rosen's picture

October 15, 2014 - I have written several postings about Mars One and have questioned the aggressive timetable and lack of appropriate tested technology to ensure its ambitious goal - to place th

For the Love of Robots: Three Principles for Social Governance of the Future of AI and the Biotech Industry

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Michael Lee's picture

Today, a man’s best friend is a machine, to paraphrase the familiar English idiom. Our dependency on information and intelligence technologies is increasing at a phenomenal rate, pushing up the scale and speed of change.

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