Wi-Fi Could Soon Get 100 Times Faster Than Today

Wi-Fi Could Soon Get 100 Times Faster Than Today

00 You might be able to download the latest episode of Game of Thrones in mere seconds if recent scientific research proves correct. Scientists have discovered the means to send complex data using high-frequency radiation that may lead to ultra fast Wi-Fi speeds.   Terahertz replaces traditional microwaves The project researchers successfully sent video signals at speeds of 50 gigabytes per second using terahertz, rather than the traditional microwaves. Often wireless networks can only operate at a top speed of 500…

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Ethics and Engineering Behind Autonomous Cars

Ethics and Engineering Behind Autonomous Cars

00 Unmanned vehicles are a new and evolving industry, with implications not just in various job sectors, but the public’s everyday life. Each year we grow closer to fully automated vehicles, with companies vying for an early foothold in the new market front, releasing ever increasingly sophisticated and polished models to fight it out in the automotive arena. Most projections put full saturation of the market at 2070, and therefore we can expect that around 50% of…

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Amazon debuts ‘Instant Pickup Points’ in the U.S. for pickups in minutes

Amazon debuts ‘Instant Pickup Points’ in the U.S. for pickups in minutes

00 Amazon’s latest physical retail foray is called “Instant Pickup,” and it works as the name implies: Amazon shoppers can pick up orders for certain items within two minutes of making their purchase. The program is live at five college campuses including the University of California at Berkeley for now, and will expand to additional sites, including neighborhood spots within cities, by end of year, Reuters reports. The Instant Pickups fulfills Amazon’s goal of delivering ever-shorter…

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This New “Ruler” SSD Has Enough Storage to Hold 300,000 HD Movies

This New “Ruler” SSD Has Enough Storage to Hold 300,000 HD Movies

00 Intel is literally changing the way storage looks. The tech giant introduced a new enterprise SSD design called the “ruler”. The new slim line drive reportedly optimizes storage density whilst reducing the required amount of cooling and power. While the full specification details of the new drives haven’t been released yet, Intel says they will be able to reach 1 petabyte (1000 terabytes) of storage in a single 1U server rack (the smallest size rack…

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WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches Dragon Resupply Mission to the ISS

WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches Dragon Resupply Mission to the ISS

00 SpaceX’s CRS-12 mission will use a Falcon 9 rocket to launch the Dragon spacecraft to low-Earth orbit in order to deliver 6,400 pounds of important cargo and payloads to the International Space Station (ISS) on behalf of NASA. Dragon is to stay approximately one month in the orbiting laboratory and head back to Earth carrying 3,000 pounds of cargo from the ISS. The SpaceX CRS-12 mission is targeted to launch today, 14th of August at 12:31 pm EDT from the…

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How Will Autonomous Vehicles Be Serviced?

How Will Autonomous Vehicles Be Serviced?

00 As autonomous technology grows more prevalent in production vehicles, it poses an interesting question to how we might service our cars in the future. If our cars will be able to drive themselves, couldn’t they just drive to get serviced themselves? From another angle of advancement, we are also moving towards more electric vehicles, which would mean the days of getting your oil changed could be behind you. How will all of this innovation…

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This Software Could Help Protect Birds and Bats Near Offshore Wind Turbines

This Software Could Help Protect Birds and Bats Near Offshore Wind Turbines

00 One of the biggest disadvantages of wind energy is that it kills bats and other avian creatures when they collide on the large blades of wind turbines. Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are currently working on a thermal imaging software that can help protect birds and bats around offshore wind turbines. The open-source software ThermalTracker is designed to identify birds and bats from video footages recorded during the night. This technology is expected to…

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Norwegian Billionaire Funds 600-Foot Superyacht to Help Save the Ocean

Norwegian Billionaire Funds 600-Foot Superyacht to Help Save the Ocean

00 One of Norway’s richest men is giving back to the community. Kjell Inge Rokke is worth roughly $2.6 billion. Like any good Norwegian billionaire, Rokke also has his fair share of yachts. It would normally come as no surprise to hear another superyacht is being constructed. However, Rokke wanted to build something more than a typical boat. [Image Source: VARD] Rokke’s superyacht will be managed by the World Wildlife Fund of Norway. The project is called…

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China Built the Largest Telescope in the World But Can’t Find Anyone to Run It

China Built the Largest Telescope in the World But Can’t Find Anyone to Run It

00 China has built an unbelievably huge telescope but has no one to run it. The instrument, located in the remote southern mountainous region of the country is nearly twice as big as its closest rival, the US-operated Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. The facility is searching for foreign talent to run the observatory as there are reportedly no qualified Chinese astronomers to run it. Advertisements have been running for the position since May…

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Scottish Owners Converted This Old Helicopter into a Stunning Mini Hotel Suite

Scottish Owners Converted This Old Helicopter into a Stunning Mini Hotel Suite

00 When most think of “helicopter” and “Scotland” in the same sentence, it’s normally as a helicopter tour of scenic Scotland. However, one innovative group decided to change that thinking entirely. They repurposed a decommissioned helicopter and converted it into a luxury stay. [Image Source HelicopterGlamping] The team at Helicopter Glamping bought an old Sea King helicopter at auction. (“Glamping,” for those unfamiliar, means “glamorous camping.”) The Sea King, decommissioned in 2002, cost £7,000in the March 2016…

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