Category Archives: Technology

The new Tesla Roadster will be faster than a Formula 1 racing car

Elon Musk gave us a surprise during the Tesla semi unveiling event today: the return of the Tesla Roadster. The new stunning four-seater roadster will be the world’s fastest production car. In his remarks, Musk described it as a “smackdown” … Continue reading

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This little robot pill can replace painful injections

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Tesla’s Secret Second Floor

A very interesting article by Greg Reichow at Wired While working at Tesla, I always enjoyed talking to people after they finished a factory tour. As much as they raved about the amazing automation, gigantic presses, and hundreds of robots, … Continue reading

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AlphaGo Movie

AlphaGo chronicles a journey from the halls of Cambridge, through the backstreets of Bordeaux, past the coding terminals of DeepMind, to Seoul, where a legendary Go master faces an unproven AI challenger. As the drama unfolds, questions emerge: What can … Continue reading

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Lewis Hamilton was ‘weird’ as a team-mate, says Jenson Button

Great article on the BBC website today for those of us F1 fans. – Jim Deskarati Jenson Button says he found fellow Briton Lewis Hamilton “a bit weird” when they were team-mates at McLaren. In his new autobiography, Life at … Continue reading

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Aluminium Cans Recycling Process

 

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Engineers 3-D print high-strength aluminum, solve ages-old welding problem using nanoparticles

HRL Laboratories has made a breakthrough in metallurgy with the announcement that researchers at the famous facility have developed a technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys—including types Al7075 and Al6061—that opens the door to additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant … Continue reading

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Flexible organic batteries could fit pacemakers

Thanks to Jacki Thomas for suggesting this post. A new kind of flexible “organic battery” could provide a more comfortable alternative to people fitted with pacemakers, say researchers. Currently, heart devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators are powered by rigid … Continue reading

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‘Simple’ chess puzzle holds key to $1m prize

Researchers at the University of St Andrews have thrown down the gauntlet to computer programmers to find a solution to a “simple” chess puzzle which could, in fact, take thousands of years to solve and net a $1m prize. Computer … Continue reading

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This robot may someday save your life

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Scientists Have Invented a Graphene-Based Sieve That Turns Seawater Into Drinking Water

Researchers have achieved a major turning point in the quest for efficient desalination by announcing the invention of a graphene-oxide membrane that sieves salt right out of seawater. At this stage, the technique is still limited to the lab, but … Continue reading

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Device could make washing machines lighter and greener

A simple device to cut the weight of washing machines could save fuel, cut carbon emissions, and reduce back injuries, according to researchers. A typical budget washing machine is weighted by 25kg of concrete to stop it moving while on … Continue reading

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The Future of Farming – Industrial Autonomous Tractor Concept!

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Carbon nanotubes mimic biology

Proteins in lipid membranes are one of the fundamental building blocks of biological functionality. Lawrence Livermore researchers have figured out how to mimic their role using carbon nanotube porins. Using high-speed, atomic force microscopy (HS-AFM), the team showed that a … Continue reading

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It’s amazing what you can make in your shed!

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Programmers who use spaces ‘paid more’

Computer programmers who use spaces as part of their coding earn $15,370 (£12,000) more per year than those who use tabs, a survey of developers has revealed .The survey found the salary difference stretched across different languages, countries and experience … Continue reading

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3-in-1 device offers alternative to Moore’s law

In the semiconductor industry, there is currently one main strategy for improving the speed and efficiency of devices: scale down the device dimensions in order to fit more transistors onto a computer chip, in accordance with Moore’s law. However, the … Continue reading

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National Geographic Tesla Motors Documentary

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Google’s AI seeks further Go glory

Google has challenged China’s top Go player to a series of games against its artificial intelligence technology. It said the software would play a best-of-three match against Ke Jie, among other games against humans in the eastern Chinese city of … Continue reading

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Plane-tracking app explores airspace in 3D

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