Category Archives: Technology

What happens when the internet vanishes?

Governments and enemies alike know the power of the “off switch” for silencing opposition and fomenting unrest. How vulnerable are we, individually and collectively? – cPaul By Joe Tidy & Becky Dale | 25 February 2020 | BBC News As … Continue reading

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USB Chargers Have as Much Processing Power as the Apollo 11 Guidance Computers

Andrew Liszewski | Gizmodo | February 11, 2020 It comes as no surprise that the guidance computers aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft were impossibly primitive compared to the pocket computers we all carry around 50 years later. But on his website, … Continue reading

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Nations dawdle on agreeing rules to control ‘killer robots’ in future wars

by Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Countries are rapidly developing “killer robots” – machines with artificial intelligence (AI) that independently kill – but are moving at a snail’s pace on agreeing global rules over their use … Continue reading

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Who’s Calling from Deep Space? Canadian Experiment Seeks Answers

Thanks to Canadian telescope, scientists are closer to solving one of astronomy’s biggest mysteries Researchers using a powerful new Canadian telescope have detected six fast radio bursts from the same spot in the sky — a rare ‘repeater’ Sarah Kaplan: … Continue reading

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A Better Way to Build Breakwaters

European Patent Office Spanish engineers Antonio Corredor Molguero and Carlos Fermín Menéndez invented a revolutionary mould for concrete blocks that protect harbours against storms. Vote & win: http://bit.ly/2PTXtaf#InventorAward

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D-Wave Just Open-Sourced Quantum Computing!

 New open-source quantum software tool enables developers to tackle real world problems Burnaby, BC – January 11, 2017 D-Wave Systems Inc., the leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems and software, has released an open-source, quantum software … Continue reading

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Redefining the Second

Researchers have created this atomic clock using the atoms of the element ytterbium at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado. They say it could be the most precise method of measuring time in the world   … Continue reading

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Smell the Action: Cineplex to launch 4D technology

Johnny LaRue did it on SCTV in the 80’s! – Paul David Friend, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, April 12, 2016 4:53PM EDT Cineplex is launching an even pricier night at the movies this summer with so-called 4D technology, which … Continue reading

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A project to algorithmically generate all “prior art” and obviate the patent system

“All Prior Art is a project attempting to algorithmically create and publicly publish all possible new prior art, thereby making the published concepts not patent-able.” So far, the project has generated 1,660,000 inventions. 1460392748-9803eaba-cda7-4761-b5c2-a4a15e5a5cf2 An adjustable visual optical element is … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi 3 Launches

Cool!  The new (and stupidly inexpensive) Raspberry Pi is about to be released… Time to build something! Check out some cool PI project recipes at Instructables Raspberry Pi is a dynamic microcontroller that is capable of just about anything a … Continue reading

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