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Neuralink brain-reading “threads” idea explained

Published on 07/17/2019 @ 8 AM EST
In a white paper titled “Elon Musk & Neuralink,” the founder explains how the use of threads will integrate with human brains, allowing paralyzed humans to access and control devices such as smartphones. The threads are thinner than a strand of human hair and the idea is they will be easier to insert while the likelihood of damage is less.

Mercedes and BMW team up for self-driving cars

Published on 07/06/2019 @ 1 AM EST
The automobile manufacturers are looking to create Level 4 self-driving vehicles by 2024 which will be able to navigate the autobahn on their own. The vehicles do require a driver to be present but they will be able to drive without human intervention.

Harvard develops flying robot bee

Published on 06/27/2019 @ 9 AM EST
Named the RoboBee X-Wing, the four-winged design runs on solar power to fly on its own without a power tether. Weighing just a quarter of the weight of a paper clip, previous models had just two wings and needed a direct power source.

Boeing and Kitty Hawk team up for flying cars

Published on 06/26/2019 @ 9 AM EST
The flying car company and Boeing will be collaborating to build an urban air mobility solution with a focus on piloted and autonomous vehicles sharing airspace. The details beyond this are vague as to what their partnership will entail.

Alaka’i Technologies announces flying car

Published on 05/30/2019 @ 10 AM EST
Running on hydrogen fuel cells, Skai will use this clean form of energy to be a taxi or delivery vehicle. The eco-friendly energy is 99% recyclable and takes just 10 minutes to refuel.

MIT develops robot for heavy lifting

Published on 05/26/2019 @ 1 AM EST
By watching a person’s arm muscles, RoboRaise adjusts its strength and movements to compensate for partnered lifting of objects. The entire system includes sensors which attach to the user’s bicep for precise measurements.