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Autonomous cars take to the racetrack

Autonomous cars take to the racetrack

Autonomous cars are known for being slow, but certain situations on the road require the ability to quickly react and perform intricate maneuvers. How can self-driving cars pass these tests? Scientists from Stanford University decided to find an answer for this question.
Bill Gates explains why we should all be optimists

Bill Gates explains why we should all be optimists

Each year, MIT Technology Review selects the top 10 breakthrough technologies of the moment. In 2019, the magazine’s editors invited Bill Gates to put together this list. After retiring from Microsoft, Gates...
Excavators to be controlled by the joystick

Excavators to be controlled by the joystick

Baltimore is an industrial city in the east of the United States. Local researchers have recently created an excavator control system using Stanley Black & Decker’s gaming joystick.

“Marker” Platform: Russia prepares an army of robots

The Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects posted a video clip demonstrating the truly amazing g capabilities of the "Marker" experimental platform.\n

HELIOS laser weapon to be in service by 2021

The U.S. Navy Command spokespersons shared plans to install the system on an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, which will serve in the Pacific Ocean.

What’s wrong with Facebook’s new strategy?

2018 was the most difficult year for Facebook. Now, the company has announced a complete overhaul of its confidentiality and safety policies. This is not about customer experience - it’s a last-ditch effort to save the company

VR will help train soldiers

Virtual reality is most often associated with computer games, which is a shame, because this technology has some very important applications. For example, VR can be used to prepare military personnel for combat.

World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper Built in Norway

It seems that timber, as a construction material, has become a thing of the distant past. Norwegians, however, obviously do not think so, and to prove it, they have built the tallest wooden building in the world.

GauGAN neural network will transform your bad drawings into masterpieces

This isn’t the first time scientists are exploring artificial intelligence for improving photographs or creating portraits and still life paintings, but the GauGAN neural network is much more advanced than the others. This development offers startling possibilities.

Scientists have created a security system for pacemakers

Hackers can break into any device, including a pacemaker. The scientists at Purdue University have developed a device to avert any potential danger from patients.

Neural network creates work of art, to be sold at auction

A particularly curious lot will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s in London today: an artwork created by artificial intelligence. The estimated price of the exhibit makes it competitive with the finest paintings created by history’s greatest artists.

The Darknet

The Darknet is a part of the Internet that is not accessible to regular users. Essentially, it is a hidden network established by trusted peers (participants) using unconventional ports and protocols, thus...

A horizontal skyscraper is nearing completing in China

The building designed by outstanding architect Moshe Safdie, will be located near the confluence of the Jialing and Yangtze rivers. Since ancient times, they have been used by merchant ships, so the complex will symbolise ships’ sails.\n

Cars learn to understand human signals

Waymo experts have taught their driverless cars a lot: not only can they understand signals made by other vehicles, but they can also follow directions from traffic police.

Social engineering

Social engineering is a set of psychological techniques used to gain access to information. It is often incorrectly assumed that social engineering is used exclusively in cyber fraud and other illegal...
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