Tagged: technology

Key component to scale up quantum computing invented

A team at the University of Sydney and Microsoft, in collaboration with Stanford University in the US, has miniaturised a component that is essential for the scale-up of quantum computing. The work constitutes the...

Entire pop album created by artificial intelligence

A collaborative album between Tayrn Southern and Amper software, I AM AI, is the first album to be entirely composed and produced by artificial intelligence. After previous flirtations with algorithm-based music, us mere humans are finally able...

Food frown without soil

Using city rooftops to grow healthy sustainable food. Learn how Lufa Farms is using technology and automation to grow fresh food daily with no soil, no pesticides, less water and zero waste.

Atlas: the humanoid gymnast

Boston Dynamics has released footage of a humanoid robot that can do box jumps and back flips. This is a significant improvement on robot capabilities – despite what years of sci fi movies have suggested,...

If data is the new oil, are tech companies robbing us?

Data is the new oil, or so the saying goes. So why are we giving it away for nothing more than ostensibly free email, better movie recommendations, and more accurate search results? It’s an important...

Future predictions for 2017-2045

Dr Robert Goldman, Co-Founder & Chairman-World Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, weighs in with his latest set of predictions for health and technology. It is estimated that the doubling time of medical knowledge in 1950...

Why Chinese manufacturing wins

An insider’s guide to Shenzhen manufacturing The Chinese have a saying: “It doesn’t matter if the cat is black or white as long as it can catch mice.” While often attributed to the late...

DLP projector stereolithography 3D printer

In this video Bill, the engineer guy, explains some of the engineering principles underlying the design of a DLP (digital light processing) 3D Printer. The printer featured is an Ember printer, manufactured originally by Autodesk,...

Japanese sumo robots

Robot sumo wrestling has been around for years, but the best-of video compilation is quite an eye-opener for the uninitiated. These robots are fast, furious and brutal. Most of the matches last mere seconds....