Science 

Are Killer Robots a threat? TERMINATOR killers 20 years away but THIS is the real danger

The arms race towards the development of killer robots is a growing threat to the horror and devastation of warfare, the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots group has argued. The Campaign warned that the rise of automated weapons risks unleashing “swarms” of machines that will struggle to differentiate between combatants and civilians.  But Dr Simon Watson, robotics lecturer at the University of Manchester, argued that we are still far away from developing Terminator-style chrome killers with a thirst for human blood. He told Express.co.uk that the technology to create these…

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Space 

Intelsat begins Galaxy fleet refresh with Orbital ATK satellite order

WASHINGTON — Satellite fleet operator Intelsat kicked off the beginning of a partial constellation replenishment focused on replacing the company’s Galaxy line of satellites with a Jan. 8 order to Orbital ATK for the Galaxy-30 satellite. Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital ATK will build Galaxy-30 in anticipation of an early 2020 launch with a yet-to-be-named launch provider. In a prepared statement, Intelsat’s senior vice president of space systems Ken Lee said the Galaxy-30 satellite “will be the 11th satellite Orbital ATK has built for Intelsat, and represents the first satellite in the…

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Top Stories World 

BREAKING: Canada Shooting – Suspects on the run as man shot down in busy shopping centre

Officers initially claimed two people had been gunned down in the incident at Lawrence Square shopping centre after receiving “quite a number of calls” reporting the incident. Witnesses claim to have heard multiple shots ringing out across the commercial hub at roughly 3.45pm local time (8.45pm GMT)   However paramedics later confirmed there was only one victim, with Toronto police constable David Hopkinson saying “fortunately their injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening.” He added: “We’re talking about a mall in one of the busiest parts of the day “Officers have their work cut…

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Under Trump, US debates a leader’s mental fitness as never before

President Trump’s mental health has burst into public consciousness, following release of the explosive tell-all book “Fire and Fury” and Mr. Trump’s eye-popping Twitter response – in which he called himself a “very stable genius.” The book, by journalist Michael Wolff, describes a chaotic White House riddled with infighting. In an interview on NBC’s “Today,” Mr. Wolff asserted that “100 percent of the people” around the president – including senior advisers and family members – question his intelligence and fitness for office. But anyone who thinks the Trump presidency is…

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Lifestyle 

Hyundai Nexo – New 500-mile Fuel Cell EV car revealed at CES 2018

Hyundai revealed Nexo at CES 2018.  Nexo is an all-new Fuel Cell EV that is spearheading the manufacturer’s plans to accelerate the growth of low emission cars.  It is just one of 18 eco-friendly cars that the brand will bring to market by 2025.  “Hydrogen energy is the key to building a more sustainable society,” said Dr. Woong-chul Yang, Vice Chairman, Hyundai Motor Company.  “Hyundai Motor Company has already taken a lead in hydrogen technology with the introduction of the ix35 Fuel Cell. “I am so proud to introduce to…

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Science 

Watch for Falling Iguanas! Bomb Cyclone Drops Frozen Lizards

You know what they say: When it rains, it pours — and when it snows in Florida, it hails frozen iguanas. As a so-called bomb cyclone continues lashing the U.S. East Coast with historic cold temperatures, weird weather abounds. In south Florida, temperatures dipped below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius) on Jan. 3, giving Tallahassee its first measurable snowfall in 28 years. Yesterday (Jan. 4), Floridians reported an even stranger sight: frozen iguana bodies falling out of trees and littering the ground around the suburbs. Photos posted on social…

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Technology 

HTC’s Vive Pro makes your virtual world a whole lot clearer – CNET

HTC’s Daniel O’Brien introduces the new Vive Pro.  Sean Hollister/CNET HTC is sharpening its view of virtual reality.  HTC on Monday at a CES press conference unveiled a new version of its virtual reality system, the Vive Pro, which features sharper resolution, built-in headphones, a redesigned headstrap and dual front-facing cameras. The highlight of the new system is improved combined 2880 by 1600 resolution from its dual-OLED displays, which the company boasts is a 78 percent increase over the original Vive.  It will also have two microphones for noise cancellation…

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Science 

SHOCK WARNING: Ocean floors SHRINKING under weight of melting glaciers, study says

Scientists suggest the impact of warming seas has been underestimated and the impact is far worst than first thought. And melting glaciers are also a key factor putting pressure on the ocean, the papers, published by the Geophysical Research letters show. It is thought that the rising sea levels could have an impact on the entire planet – but put people who live near coastlines or who rely on the sea are in danger in the near future.  The study was carried out by Dutch and Australian geologists, led by…

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