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r/robotics – What areas of robotics research are you most excited about in 2019?

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Upcycled Lobster Shells are Transformed into Functional Planters and Packages

Four designers from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College have found a second life for the lobster tail you might’ve splurged on for Valentine’s Day. The project team, dubbed Shellworks, created a bioplastic by combining vinegar with chitin, … Continue reading

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How do we learn to work with intelligent machines?

The path to skill around the globe has been the same for thousands of years: train under an expert and take on small, easy tasks before progressing to riskier, harder ones. But right now, we’re handling AI in a way … Continue reading

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Drone jamming system to protect European airports, public spaces

Airports could be equipped with technology capable of detecting and bringing down drones that stray into their air space, according to Dan Hermansen, chief technology officer of Danish anti-drone firm MyDefence. The company has developed a drone alarm and protection … Continue reading

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What are the rare earth elements?

Enough rare earth minerals have been found off Japan to last centuries Rare earths are important materials for green technology, as well as medicine and manufacturing Where would we be without all of our rare-earth magnets? Rare earth elements are … Continue reading

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Manchester Baby: world’s first stored program computer

This video was produced by Google as a tribute to the “Manchester Baby”—the first computer to run a program electronically stored in its memory. This was a flagship moment, described by some as the “birth of software”. To find out … Continue reading

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Google Builds a Digital Reproduction of the National Museum of Brazil After its Tragic Destruction

Following a devastating fire this September, Google has released a virtual tour of the National Museum of Brazil, the country’s oldest natural history institution. The digital recreation is presented by Museum View (which uses the same functionality as Google Street View), and … Continue reading

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A Murder Over a Monsanto Chemical – The New Republic

How a new herbicide pitted farmer against farmer in Arkansas By BOYCE UPHOLT December 10, 2018 ILLUSTRATIONS BY DAVID DE LAS HERAS Mike Wallace sat in his pickup truck on a dusty back road near his farm outside Leachville, Arkansas, typing … Continue reading

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The Future of Water

The world’s supply of cheap and clean fresh water will likely plummet as the climate warms and populations boom. Can we find ways to conserve, cut waste, and find new sources before it’s too late? The latest installment of our … Continue reading

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Kid Thinkers Partnered With Grown-Up Experts to Bring Their Inventions to Life

London-based designer, artist, and all-around professional brainstormer Dominic Wilcox is the person behind Little Inventors, a global project that connects kid inventors with grown-up experts to bring children’s ideas to life. Little Inventors took root in 2015, when Wilcox began establishing inventing workshops … Continue reading

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