Technology

From robotics and artificial intelligence to next-gen electronics and digital realities—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of various technologies.

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https://electrek.co/2019/11/13/la-adds-hundreds-of-ev-chargers-to-streetlights-giving-renters-a-place-to-plug-in/
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Elektrek
Access to EV charging to apartment-dwellers is perhaps the single big challenge to solve regarding electric cars. Using streetlight poles to mount chargers is part of the solution.
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https://www.webmd.com/brain/news/20181031/another-breakthrough-3-paralyzed-people-now-walk#1
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WebMD
3 previously paralyzed people can now walk with minimal assistance, Swiss researchers report. They need only the aid of crutches or a walker, thanks to incredibly precise electrical stimulation of their spinal cord combined with intensive rehabilitation, the scientists say.
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Facial recognition technology offers multiple applications, from preventing crimes to improving consumer experiences.
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https://www.medicaldaily.com/aggressive-brain-cancer-cure-developed-ohio-students-441760
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Medical Daily
Students at the University of Findlay in Ohio developed a new potential drug that appears effective in treating the aggressive brain cancer glioblastoma.
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2019/05/24/d-wave-takes-another-step-on-the-path-to-broader-quantum-computing-commercialization/#2583038945d3
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Forbes
D-Wave’s new, lower-noise quantum processor will make quantum computing solutions more practical for business.
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https://www.inverse.com/innovation/computer-restores-sense-of-touch
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Inverse
Researchers have found a way to decode neural signals and transform them back into movement and touch sensation for paralyzed patients.
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https://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/02/2018/potential-cryptocurrencies-transform-our-taxation-systems-better
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Global Policy Journal
Zbigniew Dumienski and Nicholas Ross Smith argue that the seemingly unstoppable rise of cryptocurrencies could precipitate a shift in the taxations systems of developed states across the globe towards land taxation. Rather than being calamitous, this would be a more progressive source of revenue than the current reliance on incomes, consumption, and businesses.
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https://www.ft.com/content/42985f40-f148-11e5-aff5-19b4e253664a
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Financial Times
From meat to spices, is anything we eat what we think it is? The FT visits the Belfast-based Institute for Global Food Security
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http://www.digitaljournal.com/life/health/china-makes-use-of-ai-for-healthcare/article/508030
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Digital Journal
Artificial intelligence has been making headway in healthcare. One country that has embraced the technology faster than any other is China, especially in relation to lung cancer detection methods.
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https://www.aiaa.org/uploadedFiles/Education_and_Careers/STEM_K-12_Outreach/Kids_Place/Space_Activities/Space%20Colonies-Build%20%20a%20Lunar%20or%20mars%20City.pdf
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SPACE.COM
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https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-we-fell-for-clean-eating
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Get Pocket
The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it.
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https://www.engadget.com/2018-04-26-someday-every-piece-of-a-person-will-be-replaceable.html
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Engadget
In the past half decade, medical science has made tremendous advances in reproductive organ transplant techniques. In the span of just four years, we've seen the first successful penile transplant, the first child born from a transplanted uterus, and as of Monday, the world's first full male genital transplant surgery. During the 14 hour marathon operation, a team of doctors from Johns Hopkins Uni
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Delivery services are about to fully take to the sky and deliver your packages faster than ever before.
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https://www.popsci.com/buildings-future-might-be-constructed-by-swarms-robots
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Popular Science
A small but growing number of scientists and engineers think robot-made housing might finally be possible. In fact, not only is it possible, it may be better.
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https://futurism.com/guaana-welcome-era-open-source-information
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Futurism
Meet the company that is working to crowdsource the next generation of scientific breakthroughs.
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https://www.newscientist.com/article/2209494-superstrong-artificial-muscle-can-lift-1000-times-its-own-weight/
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New Scientist
Extremely strong artificial muscles that can lift 1000 times their own weight could be used for prosthetic limbs, exoskeletons and robots
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https://www.popsci.com/where-are-aliens-new-model
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Popular Science
If aliens have never visited Earth, does that mean interstellar space travel is just too hard to be worth it? Not necessarily, according to a new model.
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https://stratechery.com/2016/fake-news/
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Stratechery
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https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/regrowing-dental-tissue-stem-cells-baby-teeth
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Penn State University
In a clinical trial led by Songtao Shi of the School of Dental Medicine, stem cells extracted from baby teeth were used to regrow the living tissue in teeth damaged by injury. The promising findings highlight the potential of dental stem cells, which could be used in a wide range of dental procedures, or treating certain systemic diseases.
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https://phys.org/news/2019-04-researchers-develop-way-to-control.html
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Phys
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https://gizmodo.com/post-modern-skateboard-has-no-board-whatsoever-1692977417
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Gizmodo
We're well into the 21st century, so perhaps it's not surprising that somebody finally decided to render the tried-and-true skateboard a major update. Enter the Post Modern Skateboard—at least, that's how it's being marketed. Thing is, this contraption has no board to speak of.