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Robots have learned to recognize objects with a glance and a touch.

It is quite easy for people to determine the density andthe relief of the subject, just by looking at it. You might as well say what the object looks like, just touching it with your eyes closed. Such skills would help robots to interact better with objects, but, unfortunately, until now they were not available to them. Researchers from the Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence MIT (CSAIL) decidedContinue Reading


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The oldest artificial islands found in Scotland

At this point in Scotland and Ireland you canto find more than 1500 so-called crannogues - small artificial islands of the XVII – XVIII centuries, which were built on rivers and lakes. The oldest existing crannogue until now was considered to be built between 3650 and 2500 BC Ilen Donnell, but it turned out that there are artificial islands in the worldContinue Reading


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The quadcopter was first equipped with mechanical arms, but what is the use of them?

Unmanned aerial vehicles mainlythey are equipped with cameras for taking video from a great height, while police models have nets for catching quadcopters flying in the wrong places. A small company Youbionic decided to go further, and experiment with the capabilities of flying devices - it equipped them with mechanical arms, which are able to lift objects and transport them to other places. The mostContinue Reading


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Mount Everest has the highest altitude weather station in the world

An international group of scientists consisting ofgeologists, glaciologists, biologists, cartographers, climatologists, mountaineers and just romantics during the expedition of the National Geographic Society and the Nepalese Tribhuvan University in partnership with Rolex installed five weather stations on Everest. Two of them were set up by a diversified team of daredevils at a record height for such installations - 7945 meters and 8430 meters. Besides,Continue Reading


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# video | Volvo unmanned truck without the cab got its first job

Trucks with automatic systempiloting can work without a real person in the cabin, so the presence of the driver's cabin in them is almost meaningless. In this regard, in September 2018, a prototype of the Volvo Vera electric truck was presented in Sweden, which is a four-wheel platform to which any trailer can be attached. It seems preliminary testsContinue Reading


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Chest nuclear reactor: how do pacemakers work with a perpetual battery?

Pacemakers are used to stimulateregular heartbeat, when the natural electrical pacing system in the body ceases to perform its function or does not work correctly. For many years, we have been looking for the best “batteries” for pacemakers. Among them were thermoelectric batteries containing from 2 to 4 curies of plutonium-238, a radioactive element with a half-life of 88 years. How did these perpetual batteries work?Continue Reading


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Created by artificial intelligence photography was used for spying

Computer security experts are no longerThe first year of warning about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence. In recent years, many neural networks have been invented, which in a few seconds generate photographs of non-existent people, and they may well be used by fraudsters to deceive Internet users. It seems that the experts' concerns are not unfounded - the Associated Press news agency recently recordedContinue Reading


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Canadian start-up creates a new generation of motorcycle with 5G and collective training

While cars are being actively introducedelectric motors and artificial intelligence; in the field of motorcycles, there has been a rather long stagnation. It is possible that the new Damon motorcycle company from Vancouver, Canada, will be able to change this situation - it is developing several technologies that will ultimately have to unite in a brand new generation motorcycle. Its most important features will be the protection system.Continue Reading


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CRISPR startup transplants pig organs to monkeys in order to understand how safe it is for humans.

EGenesis Editing Companygenes, conducting experiments to address the critical shortage of human organs available for transplantation. In 2017, Harvard geneticist George Church predicted that porcine organs with edited genes would be transplanted to people in a couple of years - maybe even in a year. “I was wrong,” Church now acknowledges. His startup eGenesis reported onContinue Reading


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The strongest poison in the world turned into a powerful anesthetic

One of the most deadly poisons in the world is consideredtetrodotoxin, which is found in especially large quantities in the fugu fish, the calf of the California newt and a number of other animals. As a rule, death in the poisoning of this poison is due to paralysis of the respiratory muscles, but scientists believe that with proper dosing, it can serve as an excellent analgesic with a long lasting effect. Seems inContinue Reading