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Why Microsoft agrees to cooperate with military despite of protests? - 12/05/2018

Microsoft won a contract for the supply of augmented reality glasses in the US Army. Despite the fact that the high-tech devices will be used "to increase lethality" on the battlefield, and despite of protests of its employees, the IT company does not intend to refuse the Pentagon money. Microsoft, which created one of the most popular Windows operating systems, won a $ 480 million contract with...

Why NASA sent InSight to Mars? - 11/27/2018

On November 26, 2018, NASA landed its InSight lander on Mars. What can we find there? Mars is one of the most studied celestial bodies, but this only stirs the interest of scientists. Apart from science fiction novels, the prospect of finding a microscopic life or its traces still stirs the minds of scientists. Previously, natural depressions in the surface of the planet (for example, the Gale...

Scientists: AI can create fake fingerprints - 11/19/2018

American scientists have demonstrated how artificial intelligence can create "master keys" for bypassing systems based on fingerprint identification. The fingerprints generated by the neural network were suitable in every fifth case, although the probability of an error in fingerprint scanners should not be higher than one in a thousand attempts. The study was prepared by scientists from the...

Microsoft: 41% of British companies think they cannot compete with artificial intelligence - 11/01/2018

According to Microsoft study, 41% of British companies believe that in the next five years their business model will not withstand competition with artificial intelligence (AI), and 51% of companies do not have a clear strategy to solve problems arising from the rapid development of this technology. Researchers note that business may well adapt and take advantage of AI, but only if it responds...

IEA: Renewable energy generation will skyrocket by 2023 - 10/10/2018

This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report that the world will face an unprecedented disaster over the next decade, recalling the fragile condition of our planet. However, the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) predictions for renewable energy provide a much more encouraging picture, predicting a massive increase in clean energy production over the next five...

Nine future technological trends - 10/09/2018

Analysts at CCS Insight presented a forecast of technology development in the next few years. What will be in the focus of attention of technology giants and consumers? Netflix theater  By 2022, Netflix streaming platform will open a branded movie theater, which will solve the problem of nominating their films for the Oscar (according to the academy’s rules, the film must be shown in...

Five jobs that will be replaced by robots - 10/03/2018

Both hardware and software don’t have to look like a human in order to effectively perform their tasks. And there are examples of where technologies successfully replace humans. However, you should not be scared right away: robot automation simultaneously creates new jobs, which, however, may require special competencies. Drivers Development of autonomous driving systems will inevitably affect...

The world's first flying car will be available for order in 2019 - 09/26/2018

American company Terrafugia, owned by the Chinese automaker Geely, will start accepting preliminary orders for the world's first flying car in October this year. The machine is a hybrid gasoline-electric flying car, said Terrafugia CEO Chris Jaran. Its delivery to customers will begin in 2019. The flying car’s passenger capacity is two people. Switching between flight and driving modes will...

Bitcoin’s carbon footprint: Why crypto currencies are destroying our planet - 09/19/2018

Despite a decrease in interest in crypto currency in 2018, the electricity consumption by crypto currency mining infrastructure has increased by up to 73 terawatt/hour since the beginning of 2017. The annual electricity costs (from the beginning of the summer of 2017 to the end of the current year) exceeded $ 3.5 billion. This carries threats to the economy, energy and even the environment....

Audi reveals its first electric SUV - 09/18/2018

Audi introduced its first electric SUV E-Tron, which will compete with Tesla Model X. The electric car will cost from 80 thousand euro and will be available in Europe in late 2018. The public premiere of Audi E-Tron SUV, the first serial electric vehicle of the brand, will take place in San Francisco. For the first time, Audi announced its intention to launch the electric car at the Frankfurt...
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