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German Entry in Google Lunar X Prize Plans Visit to Apollo 17 Landing Site

December 1, 2016 – The competition among 16 remaining teams for the Google Lunar X Prize continues to heat up with one entry, a multi-country German-based  Part-Time Scientists ... Continue Reading →
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The Latest and Greatest in the 3D Printing World

November 26, 2016 – Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is finding all kinds of new applications and materials as it moves from being a marginal player to the centre piece in ... Continue Reading →
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Can Technology and Science Advance in a World Wrought With Fear About AI, Robotics and Globalization?

November 11, 2016 – The elections in the United States this week, in one part, are a reaction to a world experiencing constant change through advances in science and technology. ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Zip Drones to Deliver Drugs in Costa Rica

October 24, 2016 – Remote villages and towns in Costa Rica will be getting prescriptions delivered to them by drones beginning next year. The program is being operated by the ... Continue Reading →
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The 21st Century: Our Journey to Immortality or Extinction

October 15, 2016 – It is the Ides of October and I have resolved after seven years of writing this blog to attempt a synthesis of much of its content into a book which will bear ... Continue Reading →
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California First to Give Autonomous Vehicles Equal Rights to the Road While Ford Tests “Snowtonomy”

October 1, 2016 – Autonomous vehicles are now acceptable on California roadways with the signing of a new state law this week. And unlike any other jurisdiction, California is ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Ghost Minitaur Robot Goes Through its Paces

September 25, 2016 – The video of Ghost Robotics new Ghost Minitaur is a little creepy. It can reach up and turn door knobs. It can climb chain link fences (see image below) and ... Continue Reading →
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Stanford University Study Looks at AI Impact on Urban North America: Life in 2030 Part 2

September 7, 2016 – Envisioning the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on North American urban life in 2030, the Stanford University study described in a previous post, also ... Continue Reading →
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Stanford University Study Looks at AI Impact on Urban North America: Life in 2030 Part 1

September 6, 2016 – Artificial Intelligence or AI includes a constellation of technologies including computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, neural networks ... Continue Reading →
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Demonetizing Our Living Costs – Peter Diamandis Talks About Technological Socialism

July 18, 2016 – In the latest email I received from Peter Diamandis, founder of the Ansari XPrize he talks about the rapid demonetization of the cost of living. What does that ... Continue Reading →