Biotech, Nanotech, Robotics, VR

The Tech World Is Being Disrupted in Some of the Most Unlikely Places

It’s no secret that our space industries are undergoing a fantastic transformation. SpaceX is taking humans to the Moon. Blue Origin is landing and reusing rockets. And Virgin Galactic is making space planes a reality. However, it’s not just space that is experiencing a revolution. Things a little closer to home are also changing. Like our homes and the places that we go to provide for them. Need proof? Have you entered a store recently? If so, you were probably greeted by, well, a greeter. This is fairly typical; however, around the globe, a new kind of greeter is popping up—and they’re metallic. Take, for example, the newest assistant at Lowe’s: the LoweBot. It’s an autonomous robotic store assistant that can help both customers and e...

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VR

Apple announced the future this week, and you probably didn’t even notice

Apple revealed its 10-year plan for the future this week. If you don't remember that slide from the hours of presentations Apple executives made onstage during the company's developer conference on Monday, you're not alone. Apple didn't explicitly call it a 10-year plan. And the company was very subtle about how it showed this road map. But look closely, and it's easy to see. Instead of introducing flashy new products that will change your life today, this year's WWDC conference was all about putting the pieces in place for what comes next. It's a Trojan-horse strategy — sneak the seeds for the next breed of technology products into the stuff that we're already using. A new augmented reality platform, virtual r...

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Biotech, Nanotech, VR

Tricorder XPRIZE Awards $2.5M for Device That Detects Illness Using Your Phone

In a few hundred years, doctors will scan their patient with a handheld device called a Tricorder to diagnose virtually any ailment. That’s according to Star Trek. Way back here in the 21st century, we’re not supposed to be anywhere near that utopian technology. But we may not be as far off as you’d think. That’s according to an XPRIZE competition inspired by the iconic show. Searching for the real-life medical tricorder, in 2012 the XPRIZE Foundation partnered with San Diego-based Qualcomm to launch the Tricorder XPRIZE. And recently, XPRIZE announced the winner. The contest challenged participants to create a Tricorder device that could diagnose 12 different diseases and capture real-time vital signs with a user-friendly handheld device. Such a device wo...

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Robotics, VR

SpaceX plans to start delivering satellite internet in 2019

The company gives a little more information about its plans to the US Senate.VIA engadget.com

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Biotech, Nanotech, Robotics, VR

A newly developed chemical could ‘reprogram’ your body to be more fit

Scientists at Salk Institute have demonstrated that mice can be given a major endurance boost with a new "exercise-in-a-pill."VIA digitaltrends.com

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