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Trump: ‘Will take a look’ into Google working with China

President Trump on Tuesday said his administration would look into Google following comments made by billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel. Thiel said on Sunday that the FBI and CIA should look into whether Google has been infiltrated by Chinese intelligence. … Continue reading

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EU’s GPS satellites have been down for four days in mysterious outage | Cyber Warfare?

Galileo, the EU’s global navigation satellite system, has been down for four days, since July 11, following a mysterious outage. All Galileo satellites are still non-operational, at the time of writing. According to a service status page, 24 of the … Continue reading

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Ever wonder how lidar works and why it matters?

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Joueuse de Tympanon – automate Created in 1772 | Musical Computer

This automaton was created in 1772 and restored for the first time by ROBERT-HOUDIN in 1864.  

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Volvo Trucks – Introducing Vera, the future of autonomous transport

Vera is an autonomous vehicle that forms part of a larger system. It has the potential to optimise transport in highly-repetitive, short distance flows with large volumes of goods, such as ports, factory areas and logistical mega centres, where it … Continue reading

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In a first, a Japanese spacecraft appears to have collected samples from inside an asteroid | Bravo

Japan’s Hayabusa2 successfully completed its second touchdown on the asteroid Ryugu and probably captured material from its interior that was exposed by firing a projectile into the asteroid earlier this year. It is the first collection of subsurface materials from … Continue reading

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Machine learning helps robot harvest lettuce for the first time

Engineers from the University of Cambridge have developed a vegetable-picking robot that can autonomously identify and harvest iceberg lettuce, one of the more manually demanding crops for human pickers. Vegebot was trained using a machine-learning algorithm that helped it distinguish … Continue reading

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