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Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Biotechnology, Blockchain, Cleantech, Consumer Electronics, Cryptocurrencies, Cybersecurity, Education, Energy, Enterprise Software, Fintech, Health tech, Industrial Internet & IoT, Internet of Things, M2M, Manufacturing tech & Materials, Med tech & Pharma, Mobile, On-demand Services, Retail tech, Robotics, Space Technology, Supply Chain,Transport & Automotive, Travel, Virtual Reality, Wearable Technology. 

Find below just a few samples of articles I have written on those topics. 

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New Solar Battery Charger for Electric Vehicles that Follows the Sun Shines at Maker Faire Rome 2018

According to the High-level findings of the Electric Vehicle Outlook 2018 report, sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to be increasing from a record 1.1 million worldwide in 2017, to 11 million in 2025 and then surging to 30 million in 2030 as they become cheaper to make than internal combustion engine (ICE) cars. China is expected to lead this transition, with sales accounting for almost 50 percent of the global EV market in 2025. The global renewable energy market is expected to re

Create Your Own Robot With SPRESENSE, Sony's Advanced IoT Processor-Equipped Board

ROME, Italy -- Sony Corporation has just launched two new products, the SPRESENSE main and extension boards for IoT applications. The boards are equipped with a smart-sensing processor. SPRESENSE Camera Board for sensing cameras is expected to go on sale in October 2018. Sony's new products are on display at the Maker Faire Rome 2018 - European Edition held from October 12 to 14 at the Fiera di Roma, Italy. Interesting Engineering was at the announcement to record first impressions of what the

Stevie the Robot Wants to Help the Elderly

Robotics engineers from Trinity College Dublin unveiled their first prototype social robot designed to work in assisted care at the Maker Faire Rome 2018, which is Europe’s largest conference for makers and inventors. Initially, Stevie the robot is going to facilitate and help the elderly and people living with disability in Ireland. Stevie is a friendly looking robot with some human-like features.  He performs some autonomous tasks and some others are human-controlled. Some of Stevie's first

Microsoft Azure AI Now Notifies Seismologists of Earthquakes to Save Lives

The global seismic activity is devastating. Earthquakes claim millions of lives and destroy cities every year. Microsoft Cloud Artificial Intelligence Challenge helped Greek developers create an application that can potentially save lives. Researchers and developers at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), in Greece, have developed, with the help of Microsoft Azure, Earthquake Notifications, an application that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to predict earthquakes. The team, incl

Siberian Worms Buried in Arctic Permafrost for 42,000 Years Come Back to Life

Two ancient nematodes from the Pleistocene age are moving and eating normally again for the first time since the Pleistocene age. The roundworms, original from two areas of Siberia, came back to life in Petri dishes, according to a scientific study. Russian scientists from the Institute of Physico-Chemical and Biological Problems of Soil Science, the Moscow State University, the Pertsov White Sea Biological Station which is part of Moscow State University, the Higher School of Economics in Mosc

Google Just Launched the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL

Google is having us at the edge of the chair. Not yet recovered from the recent news that Google is shutting down Google+ after a March data leak bug, we had to quickly turn our attention to the annual Made by Google event where the technology giant shows off all its latest gadgets every October. During the Made by Google event held in New York City today, Google unveiled the latest products in its Pixel, Home, and Chromecast lines. Google introduced today the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL, Googl

IoT and Smart Agriculture Are Building Our Future Cities Today

Internet of Things (IoT)  and other related new and emerging technologies are set to change and improve Smart Cities. Agriculture is using these technologies, deploying IoT for smart farming, creating what now we call Smart Agriculture. Mobile operators and 5G deployment, governments, and city councils are working on a new approach to implementing smart city solutions which contribute to delivering real, long-term benefits to businesses and citizens alike. Smart Cities initiatives provide valu

Small Molecule Identified as Key HIV Treatment Target

In 2017, 940,000 people died from Human Immunodeficiency Virus-related (HIV) causes globally. HIV has claimed more than 35 million lives so far, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Swaziland has the highest rate of HIV/AIDS infection worldwide, with a total of 27.20 percent of the population affected. In Lesotho, 25.00 percent of the population is infected with HIV/AIDS, making it the second highest rate in the world. Botswana has the world's third-largest prevalence rates of HIV/

The Inspirational Reading List of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was a self-confessed avid reader. The co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc. read some of the most interesting books he could find. Sometimes looking for inspiration, sometimes looking for answers or spiritual guidance some books in his personal library had the power to inspire one of the great entrepreneurs and inspirational figures of the 21st century. October 5 marks the seventh anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs. Steve died in Palo Alto, California after battling pancreatic

NASA Announces Roadmap to Return to Moon, on to Mars

Following President Donald Trump Space Policy Directive-1 signed in December 2017, NASA has recently submitted to Congress a plan for the National Space Exploration Campaign. The Space Policy Directive-1 is to “lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners to enable human expansion across the solar system and to bring back to Earth new knowledge and opportunities.” The National Space Exploration Campaign calls for human and robotic explora

Elon Musk: The Story of a Maverick

Elon Musk founded his first company when he was 23 years old. Then he sold it for $307 million dollars when he was 28 and became a millionaire. Any other human would have been happy with that early accomplishment, perhaps retire to live a quiet life on a paradisiac island, and invest but letting others do all the work. However, that's not part of Elon Musk's character. His curiosity, determination, strong will, and desire to disrupt the industries which he believes are in need of something dif

DARPA Funds $2 Million Subterranean Autonomous Robotics Competition

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected the teams that will compete in the Subterranean Challenge. The multi-year robotics competition incentive is a $2 million prize which will result in robots that will autonomously search tunnels, caves, and underground structures. The competition aims to better equip warfighters and first responders to explore human-made tunnel systems, urban underground, and natural cave networks that are too dangerous, dark, or deep to risk huma

Reducing Air Pollution in Smart and Sustainable Future Cities

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), climate change could potentially increase the number of deaths from air pollution by hundreds of thousands between 2030 and 2050. The global air pollution problem extends to the majority of countries around the world. Studies have consistently estimated that 95 percent of the global population is breathing dirty and harmful air. Air pollution also causes a decline in human intelligence and an increased risk of global diabetes. In order to fight

Japan Has Successfully Landed Two Robotic Explorers on an Asteroid

Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has confirmed the landing of two robotic explorers on the surface of an asteroid 300 million kilometers from Earth. Space 85 Percent of the Asteroid Belt Is Composed of the Remnants of Ancient Planets The tiny robots touched down on the Ryugu asteroid Saturday. Rover 1A and Rover 1B and expected to play around in Ryugu's low gravity capturing and registering temperatures and images of the asteroid's surface. Ryugu is a 1km-wide asteroid where the H

Intelligent Connectivity: How 5G is Boosting AI, IoT, and Self-driving Cars

As new technologies mature, new and advanced use cases arise from the fusion of 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT). This fusion creates a world of intelligent connectivity that positively impacts all individuals, industry, society, and the economy. VR/AR Discover the Virtual Reality Cocktail Bar: The Place For The Drinks of the Future From now to the year 2025 we are going to witness the evolution and adoption of technologies powered by 5G. These technologies ar

Galapagos Islands: Muse of Darwin's Theory of Evolution

The Galapagos Islands make up an archipelago of 13 major islands and more than a hundred smaller islands that straddle the equator off the Ecuadorian coast. Galapago is an old Spanish word for tortoise. So the meaning of Galapagos Islands is island of the tortoises. The Galapagos Islands are home to unique and extraordinary animal species such as giant tortoises, iguanas, fur seals, sea lions, sharks, and rays. In addition, there are 26 species of incredibly beautiful native birds, 14 of which

What is Happening to Our Threatened Ozone Layer?

The Montreal Protocol was agreed in 1987 and implemented two years later. The Montreal Protocol is a landmark international agreement conceived as a measurement to protect planet Earth's ozone layer. It is also the first environmental treaty to receive worldwide support. The Montreal Protocol has legally enforced the phasing out of ozone-depleting chemicals that damage the protective ozone layer. But how does our ozone shield protect us, how did we first realize it was in danger, what have ma

Neuralink: How The Human Brain Will Download Directly From a Computer

Neuralink, the brain-computer interface and neuroprosthetics company started by Elon Musk and others in 2016 is developing ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers. Elon Musk is also the CEO of the company. The neurotechnology company headquartered in San Francisco, California is expected to develop implantable brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). Neuralink aims to make devices that intially would treat serious brain disease and brain damage that was caused by

Michio Kaku: Theoretical Physicist And Master of Communicating Science

Dr. Michio Kaku was born in San Jose, California on January 24, 1947. He is a theoretical physicist, futurist, and popular science communicator. He is a co-founder of String Field Theory, a branch of String Theory. Michio Kaku loved science-fiction shows and books, filled with time-traveling heroes, parallel universes, and intergalactic space travel since an early age. He once said that magic, fantasy, and science-fiction were all a gigantic playground for his imagination, adding that they were

The Turk: Wolfgang von Kempelen's Fake Automaton Chess Player

The Mechanical Turk, also known as the Automaton Chess Player, was a fake chess-playing machine constructed in the late 18th century. The invention was designed by Hungarian engineer and inventor Baron Wolfgang von Kempelen in 1769. The machine was introduced as a chess playing automaton capable of beating even the strongest challengers. Apps & Software Can You Solve This Chess Puzzle That AI Software Can't? The Automaton's first performance was for the Habsburg Court in Vienna in 1770. It was
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