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Russia Must Be Reborn as Major Industrial Power - Deputy PM

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Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin (right) touring the exhibition “Industrial Potential of the Vladimir Region” at the third-annual Vladimir Regional Economic Forum. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin has stated that Russia’s future depends on its rebirth as a major industrial power, noting that Russian manufacturers must recapture the domestic market, and that... 

US killer robots threaten humanity

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The US military has set to design killer robots. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working out drones which will be able to track and kill targets even when out of contact with their handlers. The robots will be provided with lethal weapon systems. The scientists are concerned with the threat and call on banning of such systems. Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science... 

Hoverboard flight sets new Guinness record

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A Romanian inventor who lives in the French part of Canada has set a new world record by gliding a few hundred meters over a lake on his self-designed hoverboard. The flight caught the attention of all the Back To The Future fans just months before the movie’s iconic October 21, 2015 date. Guinness World Records confirmed that Catalin Alexandru Duru piloted his propeller-powered hoverboard 275.9... 

Men with Jetpacks Soaring Above Dubai at 120mph

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A breathtaking video has been shot over Dubai, as ‘Jetman’ Yves Rossy and his partner soared into the skies using jet-powered wings that can accelerate up to 200kph (124mph). On Monday, the legendary aviation enthusiast Rossy introduced his protégé, 31-year-old skydiver and base jumper Vince Reffet. Award-winning Reffet became the second person in the world to be granted the honor of... 

Google's 'accidental' evil robot army worries Elon Musk

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Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX CEO is worried that Google may “accidentally” create an evil robot army that can turn against the human race. Google’s intensive research into robotics could “produce something evil by accident,” technology entrepreneur Elon Musk said in a new self-titled authorized biography, The Independent reported on Wednesday. Musk... 

US dinosaurs make law for modern world

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American senior Senators admit that they have no idea what they are talking about. Lindsay Graham, a member of the powerful Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, admitted that he had never sent an email in his entire life. In 2008 John McCain, one of the loudest voices pushing “cybersecurity” spying bills, claimed that he doesn’t send emails as well: “I don’t... 

Apple to collect your DNA

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The Apple company is to launch a new program. Users of the Apple gadgets will have the possibility to test their DNA. The United States researchers contribute to the program. The iPhones are based on ResearchKit, a software platform Apple introduced in March that helps hospitals or scientists run medical studies on iPhones by collecting owners’ data from the devices’ sensors or through... 

UAE to introduce Police Robots 'within 2 years'

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Police in the wealthy United Arab Emirates plan to introduce interactive patrolling bots by 2017, and says “fully intelligent robots” could be on the force by the end of the decade. “We are aiming to provide these kinds of services as the population is expanding. This way we can provide better services without hiring more people,” Colonel Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi, who heads the city’s ‘smart’... 

Japan's maglev train sets new world record with 603kph test run

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When it comes to fast trains, Japan takes top honors thanks to German brilliance and Japanese precision. A trailblazing maglev, short for ‘magnetic levitation’, train has set a world speed record during a test run near Mount Fuji, clocking over 600kph (373mph). The new record comes less than a week after the seven-car train clocked 590kph, breaking its own 2003 record of 581kph. The maglev hovers... 

Nokia C1 leaked render shows off Android smartphone

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Even though Nokia can’t do any manufacturing until 2016 as per the contract with Microsoft, the company is still prepping the Nokia C1 phablet for a launch this year. As usual, Foxconn will be making the handset for the Finnish company and from a series of leaked renders of the phone, we are looking at a pretty attractive device. I might be biased here, since I’m a huge Nokia fan and love flat,... 

New RoboChef Serves up a Treat

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British scientists have invented a robot that cooks, working in a ‘smart kitchen,’ capable of mimicking Michelin-starred chefs to prepare food from a menu of over 2,000 dishes. A team of scientists from London have unveiled their invention of a robotic cook which they hope will go on sale to consumers in 2017, able to recreate dishes prepared by top chefs in the comfort and convenience... 

US bans Intel from selling CPUs to China amid nuclear fears

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A Chinese supercomputer ranked fastest in the world four years running could soon slip from that top spot: Intel, the US-based microprocessor maker, says it’s been blocked by the US government from selling chips to China. Representatives for Intel Corp. confirmed to the Wall Street Journal this week that it’s stopped shipping microprocessor chips to Chinese customers after the US Department of... 

NASA joins Texas Rocket company in bid to reach Mars in only 39 Days

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NASA announced it will partner with a variety of companies in new attempts to create more advanced space technology, including a new engine that could get humans to mars in less than 40 days. The Texas-based Ad Astra Rocket company, a member of NASA’s 12 Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextStep), boasted their VASIMR engine can get humans to Mars in 39 days. The engine rocketed... 

NASA Tests Flying Saucer With Sights Set on Mars in 2020

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Members of the media got an up-close look at LDSD flight-test vehicles currently in preparation in the clean room at NASA-JPL on March 31. Thought they were just the stuff of science fiction movies? Not if NASA has anything to say about it. Agency researchers are developing a spacecraft that looks just like a flying saucer, with the hopes of helping a manned mission to Mars one day land softly on the... 

Future Russian Army: Anywhere in World in 7 Hours

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In the future, a fleet of heavy transport aircraft will reportedly be capable of moving a strategic unit of 400 Armata tanks, with ammunition, to anywhere in the world. And probably at hypersonic speed, enabling Russia to mount a global military response. According to a new design specification from the Military-Industrial Commission in Moscow, a transport aircraft, dubbed PAK TA, will fly at supersonic... 
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