Research Paves Way for Development of Cyborg Moth ‘Biobots’

Matt Shipman | News Services | 919.515.6386 Dr. Alper Bozkurt | 919.515.7349 Release Date: 08.20.14 North Carolina State University researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles. The work opens the door to the development of remotely-controlled moths, or…

Stolen NASA laptop contained private info on 10,000+ employees

By Stephen C. Webster Monday, December 17, 2012 15:55 EST                                              A laptop computer stolen from a vehicle of a NASA employee on Halloween contained sensitive, private information on more than 10,000 current and former NASA employees, an internal report revealed Monday. As a result of the loss, NASA Inspector General Paul K. Martin explained…

Engineers pave the way towards 3D printing of personal electronics

Contact: Anna Blackaby a.blackaby@warwick.ac.uk 44-024-765-75910 University of Warwick Engineers pave the way towards 3D printing of personal electronics Scientists are developing new materials which could one day allow people to print out custom-designed personal electronics such as games controllers which perfectly fit their hand shape. The University of Warwick researchers have created a simple and…

Welcome to 2035…the Age of Surprise: where not even governments can project the direction humanity

Originally posted Sep 2012 The exponential advancement of technology has reached a critical point where not even governments can project the direction humanity is headed. Some researchers forecast an eventual singularity where the lines between humans and machines are blurred. Produced by the Air Force Center for Strategy and Technology at The Air University. Based…

Sick of intrusive airport security already? Just wait for the next generation of scanners which can read EVERY molecule in your body

By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED:13:41 EST, 6  October 2012| UPDATED:13:41 EST, 6 October 2012 Security staff at airports can already force  us to go through metal detectors and use X-rays to see under our  clothes. But a new technology being developed on  behalf of the U.S. government goes even further – soon officials will be…

Hi-tech CCTV can recognise faces from half a mile away

High–definition CCTV cameras that can identify and track faces from half–a–mile away could turn Britain into a Big Brother society if left unregulated, the first surveillance commissioner has warned. CCTV Photo: ALAMY By Telegraph reporters 7:08AM BST 03 Oct 2012 Andrew Rennison said new technology was being rolled out without public consultation. It is so…

How artificial intelligence is changing our lives

By The Christian Science Monitor Sunday, September 16, 2012 13:38 EDT In Silicon Valley, Nikolas Janin rises for his 40-minute commute to work just like everyone else. The shop manager and fleet technician at Google gets dressed and heads out to his Lexus RX 450h for the trip on California‘s clotted freeways. That’s when his…

Turning Chemistry Inside-Out: Self-Assembling Smart Microscopic Reagents to Pioneer Pourable Electronics

ScienceDaily (Aug. 29, 2012) — First place in an EU competitive call on “Unconventional Computing” was awarded to a collaborative proposal coordinated by Prof. John McCaskill from the RUB Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The project MICREAgents plans to build autonomous self-assembling electronic microreagents that are almost as small as cells. They will exchange chemical…

Phosphate additives pose a risk to health

Excessive consumption of phosphate is damaging to health. Therefore, food that contains phosphate additives should be labeled, as recommended by Eberhard Ritz and coauthors in their article in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International [Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; (109 (4): 49-55]. Ritz et al. selectively review the literature on the subject, which documents the…