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Robots Swarm inspecting your airplane engines

Today, inspecting an airplane engine is a complicated endeavour. Before any take off engines are inspected on the outside, looking for tell tale signs of problems. It is not possible, however, to look inside. This is done when a major check is scheduled. To look inside several parts of the …

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Transhumanism: Evolving the Human Body VII

Life without disease In the last century health care made incredible progresses. Purified water and better food take the lion share in this progress, although they are often underestimated. Drugs, surgery (enabled by anesthesia), antibiotics and more recently anti-immune therapy have fought diseases that were killing millions of people. On …

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I’ve got a feeling

A collaboration among researchers at Stanford and Seoul National University has resulted in the creation of an artificial sensory nerve. A sensory nerve is a complex entity, part of the somatosensory system, that is able to integrate different physical stimuli into a tactile information. Our sense of touch generate data …

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Shall I tip the robot?

Robots are entering the Chinese restaurant scene. Robot-waiters, robot-cooks, robot-cleaners have made their appearance in China restaurants and several signs seem to indicate that they are there to stay. In Kushan city, watch the clip, there is a robot welcoming you and taking you to your seat, another will promptly …

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5G is old stuff, let’s look at 6G!

As marketeers are busy extolling the virtues of 5G as the ultimate wireless system filling all of your needs and all of your dreams (and Operators are busy deploying and upgrading 4G!)  a few people are already looking at a new generation aiming at “filling the gaps between 5G promises …

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Some nasty sort of autonomous systems

Back in 1947 Einstein said something like “the fourth world war will be fought by throwing rocks” (there are a few different quotes attributed to Einstein on this point and no consensus on the precise wording he used). The point he made is that a third world war would be …

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