Kalashnikov unveils anti-drone weapon

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:52

Kalashnikov, makers of the Ar-15 assault weapon, have produced an anti-drone weapon, which can bring down a drone without using explosives. Everybody should own one.

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New handheld pen allows surgeons to detect cancer in 10 seconds and remove all trace of disease

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:34

DALLAS, Texas (PNN) - September 8, 2017 - A revolutionary new handheld "pen" allows surgeons to test for cancer in seconds.

The device gives medics a better chance of removing “every last trace” of the disease.

Researchers at the University of Texas say the device is capable of identifying cancerous cells more than 150 times faster than existing technology.

Saudi Arabian “honesty” app takes Internet by storm

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 09/07/2017 - 19:05

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (PNN) - September 3, 2017 - Fizzing with boyish exuberance, Saudi programmer Zainalabdin Tawfiq could be mistaken for a college freshman, but the popularity of his "honesty" app has shone a spotlight on the conservative kingdom's nascent tech scene.

Commentary: Artificial intelligence poses no greater risk than government

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 09/07/2017 - 19:01

By Bill Frezza

August 30, 2017 - I’ve been listening with great amusement to the wailing and gnashing of teeth of pundits preaching about the dangers that lie ahead once super-intelligent artificial intelligence is unleashed on mankind with powers to do us wrong.

What if we lose control of them? What if we can’t pull the plug? What if despite our best efforts to design AI to be our servants and not our masters they turn against us, either with malevolent intent or through unintended consequences driven by the fact that they will never be human so they can’t share our values?

Mankind has survived tyrants, homicidal maniacs, thieves, fools, and congressmen. How could AI be worse?

Physicists just achieved quantum teleportation underwater for the first time

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/30/2017 - 21:17

SHANGHAI, China (PNN) - August 28, 2017 - Chinese scientists have successfully sent information between entangled particles through sea water, the first time this type of quantum communication has been achieved underwater.

In this proof-of-concept experiment, information was sent across a 3.3-meter (10.8-foot) long tank of seawater, but the researchers predict they should be able to use the same technique to send unhackable communications close to 900 meters (0.55 miles) through open water.

Scientists remotely hack a brain and control body movements

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/23/2017 - 19:08

BUFFALO, New York (PNN) - August 18, 2017 - Imagine someone remotely controlling your brain, forcing your body’s central processing organ to send messages to your muscles that you didn’t authorize. It’s an incredibly scary thought, but scientists have managed to accomplish this science fiction nightmare for real, albeit on a much smaller scale, and they were even able to prompt their test subject to run, freeze in place, or even completely lose control over its limbs. Thankfully, the research will be used for good rather than evil… for now.

Breakthrough penny-sized nanochip pad is able to regrow organs and heal injuries

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/09/2017 - 22:49

COLUMBUS, Ohio (PNN) - August 7, 2017 - Scientists have hailed a breakthrough technology capable of regrowing damaged organs and healing serious wounds with the single touch of a penny-sized pad.

The new device uses nanochips to reprogram skin cells, which then generate any type of cell necessary for medical treatment.

Scientists discover "angel particle" that is its own antiparticle

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/02/2017 - 21:22

PALO ALTO, Kalifornia (PNN) - July 20, 2017 - Every fundamental particle in the universe has an antiparticle, which has the same mass but the opposite charge. If a particle should ever meet its antiparticle, the two would annihilate each other in a flash of energy. But it's long been theorized that there's an exception to the rule, with certain particles that are actually their own antiparticles. Now, scientists from Stanford and the University of Kalifornia have found the first strong evidence for this type of particle, which they dub the "angel particle".

Disney’s next movie could be watching you

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 07/26/2017 - 18:52

LOS ANGELES, Kalifornia (PNN) - July 24, 2017 - There’s this term in the processed food industry for when something is quantifiably at its most delicious, but also - critically - still unsatisfying enough that you always crave more. It’s called the bliss point, and it’s what ensures that you always want another sip of that soft drink, or another crunch of that potato chip. It’s about maximizing the bliss of consumption so that you consume more.

Dubai flying taxis are here

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 07/26/2017 - 18:48

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (PNN) - July 12, 2017 - The future is here.

Well, almost. In February at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Chinese drone maker EHANG and Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced a partnership to produce an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) - know as the EHANG184 - to aid in Dubai's efforts to build the world's most intelligent transportation system.