A robot designed to dispose of bombs in war zones has been used to deliver a bomb to a suspected shooting spree perpetrator.
Morocco’s solar array is about to go online. This is the first phase in what could become a truly fantastic project – by 2030 it is expected to power 1m people, and all this building on land that is otherwise mostly unusable (the Sahara). As a previous article discussed, it really wouldn’t take much of […]
Highways England are planning feasibility study into charging electric cars on the move using “dynamic wireless transfer technology”. This is cool stuff, and reminds me of an age when the UK wanted to be at the forefront of green technology. Of course that age never really died, and non-government science is still making great strides. This new […]
I came across this picture while researching another article. It really puts into perspective how powerful solar will be in the future if we can just solve a couple of problems (world peace and the long-distance distribution of electrical energy). Source: Fullneed from Diploma Thesis of Nadine May: www.dlr.de/…/Ecobalance_of_a_Solar_Electricity_Transmission.pdf, page 26 (CC-BY-SA-2.5)
Weaponised robots with AI capabilities should be banned The Future Of Life Institute is hosting an open letter, unveiled at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. It is signed by pretty much all leading scientists – including such luminaries as Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and The Woz. It urges parties to think carefully about the usage of lethal AI, asking governments to ban weaponised robots with […]
The Guardian brings us a story about a man receiving an implant that converts light into signals received by electrodes on his retina. Although it’s only outlines of shapes at the moment, this kind of technology is almost certain to gain clarity in leaps and bounds … and the more we add to our knowledge […]