Artificial Intelligence Challenges Top 4 Poker Players to a Tournament

January 9, 2017 – In the latest artificial intelligence (AI) gaming foray, a system developed at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will test its acumen against a team of four of ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Breathalyzer Not for Blood Alcohol But Rather for Disease Diagnosis

January 7, 2017 – A team at Israel Institute of Technology has built a device capable of diagnosing 17 diseases when a patient blows into it. Using gold nanoparticles and an array ... Continue Reading →

Germany Invests in Hydrogen – Skeptics Point to Hindenburg Disaster and Question the Technology

January 6, 2017 – Hydrogen as a transportation fuel has had a checkered past. Its most famous failing occurred when the airship Hindenburg caught fire at Lakehurst, New Jersey ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Nvidia Unveils AI Co-Pilot for Autonomous and Manual Driving Safety

January 5, 2017 – The company that makes the graphics card for my desktop computer is also into enhancing the visual experience of drivers whether of the artificial intelligence ... Continue Reading →

China’s Energy Thirst Means More Renewables and More Coal

January 5, 2017 – In the last week China announced it plans to spend 2.5 trillion Yuan ($361 billion U.S.) on renewable power generation between now and 2020, creating 13 million ... Continue Reading →

The Driverless Car Revolution is Getting Closer and It Means Big Changes

January 4, 2017 – Thomas Frey is a futurist and in his latest musing about autonomous vehicles he describes them as “the most disruptive technology in all history.” ... Continue Reading →

Igloos May Be Our Best Bet for Martian Habitats

January 3, 2017 – Not quite the ice block igloos built by Inuit in the extreme north here on Earth, NASA is contemplating something it calls a Mars Ice Dome as a suitable home ... Continue Reading →

MIT Study Concludes 3,000 Autonomous Cabs is All That’s Needed for New York City

January 3, 2017 – The appeal of a world of fewer cars on city streets because of autonomous ride-sharing vehicles is reflected in the latest study by the Computer Science and ... Continue Reading →

Asymmetric Federalism and Decentralization May Be Best Solutions for Governance in Our 21st Century World

January 2, 2017 – A survey of the geopolitics of our 21st century world demonstrates many cracks in the foundations of current government and policy. The late 20th century was ... Continue Reading →

3D Printers Create Custom-Built Knees and Hips

January 1, 2017 – A number of years ago because of advancing osteoarthritis I was told I was a candidate for knee replacement surgery. Having lived with an arthritic left knee ... Continue Reading →