Space 

Pentagon nominee Griffin promises stronger DoD leadership in advancing technology

Griffin: “Our most pressing challenge will be to field new capabilities faster than our adversaries.” WASHINGTON — The United States military can no longer count on having technological dominance over its adversaries. For the Pentagon, this is a pivotal moment that demands bold action, said Michael Griffin, the Trump administration’s nominee for the position of undersecretary of defense for research and engineering. Global spread of technology that the Pentagon used to own exclusively has shifted the balance of power, a situation that “demands that we reassert our technological leadership,” Griffin…

Read More
Technology 

Beauty tech lives at the intersection of self-care and self-loathing – CNET

I spent hours looking into smart mirrors at this year’s CES. I didn’t like everything I saw. Chris Monroe/CNET Devices with a focus on beauty made a large, pedicured footprint at this year’s CES tech show in Las Vegas. They typically combined a Wi-Fi connection, built-in cameras, machine learning and a dash of augmented reality to analyze various aspects of your appearance — and make recommendations about what products you need to look better.  TL;DR: Companies want to use technology to judge the hell out of you, make you feel…

Read More
Lifestyle 

Byton Concept – Radical electric car will be more advanced than your smartphone

Byton Concept electric car revealed in pictures Sat, January 6, 2018 Byton Concept electric car revealed in pictures 1 of 21 Byton revealed its new electric car at CES 2018 in Las Vegas today.  The all-new EV called the Byton Concept was revealed.  “It’s time to rethink the car” is the tagline in the car trailer. Electric, autonomous, connected and shared are the four main keys of focus for Byton.  “It’s not about refining cars, but refining life” said Henrik Wenders, Vice President of Marketing at Byton.  Improving the driver…

Read More
Top Stories World 

Robot takeover? Expert warns of ‘INEVITABLE BATTLE of weaponised artificial intelligence’

Dr Adrian Nish, the head of threat intelligence at BAE Systems, warned that the developing technology will take the world into the “next stage in defenders versus attackers”. He said: “The year 2018 could be when we see the first battle of the AI bots. “It’s inevitable that attackers will begin to incorporate machine learning and AI at the same rate as network defence tools. “We may already be at this point, with online Twitter bots able to react to emerging events and crafting messages to respond. “These phishing messages…

Read More
Science 

Artificial Intelligence's "Holy Grail" Victory

In 1943, at the height of World War II, the U.S. military hired an audacious psychologist named B.F. Skinner to develop pigeon-guided missiles. These were the early days of munitions guidance technology, and the Allies were apparently quite desperate to find more reliable ways to get missiles to hit their targets. It went like this: Skinner trained pigeons to peck at an image of the military target projected onto a screen. Whenever their beaks hit the moving target dead center, he rewarded the birds with food pellets. Once the pigeons…

Read More
Top Stories World 

15 science & tech leaders offer surprising predictions for 2018

Get the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE The past year has been a momentous one for science and technology. From the detection of gravitational waves (predicted almost a century ago by Einstein) to the rise of virtual currencies like Bitcoin to the creation of genetically modified human embryos, 2017 was marked by all sorts of remarkable discoveries and innovations. What will 2018 bring? No one knows for sure. But as we did for 2017, we asked top scientists and thought leaders in innovation what they expect to see in the new year.…

Read More
Technology 

Noon Smart Lighting Starter Kit review – CNET

Lighting is one of the smart home market’s first and broadest categories. It’s also one of the first areas of the home most people aim to smarten, and smart light bulbs have come a long way in giving us light at the tap of a button or the sound of your voice. What if you don’t want to replace every bulb with its smart counterpart? The Noon Smart Lighting System, a new startup in smart lighting, is here to help with a $400 starter kit that replaces your existing light…

Read More
Top Stories World 

North Korea: This groundbreaking method could be used to track Kim Jong-un’s next missile

Getty North Korea outputs a slew of propaganda that is viewable around the world Professor Michael Lammbrau, from Mercyhurst University, has collaborated with researchers Taehee Whang and Hyung-min Joo from Yonsei and Korea University respectively to produce a machine learning technology with the ability to predict the rate of a nuclear missile test from Kim Jong-un with a reported accuracy of 73.2 per cent. Mr Lammbrau exclusively told Express.co.uk: “Most of the work was done with Korean professors in South Korea and the paper slowly got published as I came…

Read More
Top Stories World 

North Korea: Kim Jong-un differs from his father in this MAJOR way, new research reveals

Getty The team of researchers also point to a change in rhetoric from Kim Jong-un from his father Professor Michael Lammbrau, from Mercyhurst University, in a collaboration with researchers Taehee Whang and Hyung-min Joo from Yonsei and Korea University respectively, have revealed how the two dictators have utilised propaganda. The team of researchers used self-learning machine technology to produce a filter that can predict the frequency of North Korean nuclear tests with incredible accuracy that compares the work of Kim Jong-un and his father. North Korea publishes the majority of…

Read More
Space 

SpaceX takes top honors in SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation

WASHINGTON — SpaceNews established the Awards for Excellence & Innovation to honor the well-known champions and the unsung heroes shaping the global space industry. We endeavored to celebrate headline-grabbing breakthroughs as well as outside-the-limelight innovations.  We made our selections after an open nomination process that concluded with a reader poll. The winners listed below were honored during an awards luncheon held Dec. 19 at the City Club of Washington. The luncheon was organized in partnership with the Washington Space Business Roundtable. A special thanks to Cobham for sponsoring this year’s SpaceNews awards.…

Read More