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    A robot dog design armed with a 6.5 mm Creedmoor sniper rifle capable of precisely hitting targets from 3,940 feet away has been unveiled at the US Army trade show. The 'Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle' (SPUR) is the brainchild of Philadelphia-based Ghost Robotics and arms manufacturer SWORD International of Sparks, Nevada. Placed on top of one of Ghost Robotics' existing...
    CHICAGO — Chicagoans who want to plan a day on the Chicago River can now check for real-time updates to water quality before they head out.  H2NOW, launched by Chicago nonprofit Current, provides water quality updates every 15 minutes along the north, south and main branches of the river.  Three probes installed in the river measure levels of microbial pollutants...
    GM wants to reinvent your relationship with the steering wheel. Ultra Cruise will ultimately enable door-to-door hands-free driving on all public paved roads in the U.S. and Canada. The automaker says its upcoming Ultra Cruise advanced driver-assist system (ADAS) will be able to handle up to 95% of driving situations without any human input. Cadillac's Super Cruise...
    NASA is standing down from commanding its Mars missions for the next few weeks.  While the Earth and Red Planet are on opposite sides of the sun – in the biennial Mars solar conjunction – the planets are unable to "see" each other.  MARS IMAGES SHOW PERSEVERANCE ROVER AT WORK The sun emits hot, ionized gas from its corona that...
    Sensors on a person's smartphone can be used to determine if they're high with uncanny precision, according to a new study out of Rutgers University Researchers at the school's Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research found that an algorithm that combined sensors tracking movements and GPS location with data on the time of day and day of...
    Imagine a precious little pet that followed you everywhere and could even carry your groceries. That's the idea behind Gitamini, a ultra-maneuverable cargo-carrying robot on  wheels from Piaggio, the maker of Vespa scooters. But this is one pet you won't have to put on a leash — thanks to radar technology and an array of onboard cameras, Gitamini can sense...
    A microchip the size of a grain of sand is the smallest human-made flying structure ever created, according to its developers, who say it could track airborne disease. Scientists say the 'microfliers' could also be used to monitor air pollution and environmental contamination at scales not previously possible. There is no motor involved - the tiny device works like the...
    Q: Maybe I missed it, but the No. 1 reason I see cars with illegally tinted windows in the front is to obscure visibility of the driver. All across the Bay Area, one can observe people driving while drinking alcohol or getting high and even performing sex acts while parked or driving, etc. I cannot count the many times I’ve...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Rowers, kayakers and other users of the Chicago River are getting a real-time look at one measure of water quality in the system that weaves through downtown and several neighborhoods. Chicago nonprofit Current in 2019 installed three sensors in the river’s three main branches to continuously estimate the amount of bacteria from human and other warm-blooded...
    Apple Watches may include a blood pressure sensor and fertility tool from as early as next year, as part of a series of new health-related features the tech giant is believed to be working on. Leaked documents also suggest the company is looking to improve how its smartwatches track sleep patterns and monitor irregular heartbeats. It is expected to release...
    Tyrannosaurus rex — the oft-dubbed 'king of the dinosaurs' had nerves in its jaw that would have allowed it to recognise varied parts of its prey and eat them differently. This is the conclusion of experts from the Fukui Prefectural University, who scanned the fossilised lower jaw of a T. rex and reconstructed the nerve pattern within. The fearsome reptiles...
    Xiaomi has terminated its agreement with Elliptic Labs to sign with Minghao Sensing, which could offer new proximity sensors. Xiaomi recently recognized the problem with the proximity sensor in some of the brand’s smartphones, a problem that the community had already been denouncing in recent times, and it seems that the Chinese company has finally taken a step to prevent...
    Oppo has shown all the news that it has prepared in terms of the photographic section for its new terminals. The pillars are clear: new sensor, continuous optical zoom, optical stabilization and cameras under screens. Oppo seems to have set out to raise the bar for mobile photography. The Asian company that landed in 2018 with a commitment to high-end...
    It has been a year since Fitbit launched its last activity bracelet, but it seems that the Google-owned company would finally be ready to surprise us with a successor. And it is that the well-known filter Evan Blass has just published on Twitter a series of images of this bracelet that labels himself as Fitbit Charge 5, in which we...
    These tiny implants could be the solution to the current connection problems of the systems that connect the human brain with computers, a field of science yet to be exploited. The possibilities of brain implants are almost endless, especially in the field of medicine, where the impact of this technology can be differential. As we saw with the brain implant...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – NASA has announced a partnership with the Pittsburgh-based company Astrobotic to develop sensors that can create a 3D map of spacecraft and planets in real-time. READ MORE: Pittsburghs Avenue Of Hope Initiative Gets $24 Million Investment The sensors will help identify spacecraft or satellites that are not working properly. READ MORE:...
    CyberDog is Xiaomi’s new robot, similar to a dog and capable of operating autonomously. Xiaomi is not satisfied with its new Mi MIX 4, Mi Pad 5 and other products launched at its summer hardware event. Today, the company wanted to go further by launching the Cyberdog, a robotic dog with remote control, in the purest style of “Spot”,...
    08/10/2021 at 6:30 PM CEST Xiaomi today announced its new robot, the one nicknamed CyberDog, a quadruped robot of Open Source designed for developers to “build on it” and create applications. The machine, which resembles a more robust version of the Boston Dynamics Spot, is a clear example of the knowledge that Xiaomi has acquired in...
    Chinese technology company Xiaomi has introduced a four-robot robot called CyberDoc. It’s a test open source machine, according to the company. ” Hides undoubted possibilitiesS. Credit: Siomi We can’t talk about Xiaomi’s first robot dog cyber doc, without thinking about the Boston Dynamics spot robot. The US company sold its robotic animals for $ 74,500 last year, but Xiaomi’s model...
    The Bootleg Fire rages across central Oregon state, in Klamath County, Oregon, in this July 13, 2021 picture obtained from social media.Oregon State Fire Marshal | via Reuters Air quality in the United States and Europe improved over the last decade thanks to stricter environmental regulations, but intensifying wildfires raise new air pollution concerns. The National Interagency Fire Center reported that,...
    Despite having seen the first advanced details of the next Pixel 6, we must not forget that Google has yet to release one more phone within its family, with the Pixel 5a getting closer and closer to seeing the light. And it is that despite the recent silence, we finally have news of this phone again, with new leaks from...
    New PS5 VR details have been leaked from a private developer conference. Sony’s new virtual reality headset aims major improvements over its predecessor. It cannot be a surprise considering that these devices have not received any major news since their launch in 2016. The ambitious goals that some gurus indicated for consumer Virtual Reality have not been met by far....
    While smartphone cameras have gotten bigger and more sophisticated, these changes don’t always come from new technologies. And is that the next Samsung Galaxy S22 they could “step back” to recover the RGBW image sensors, yes, to improve their possibilities in the future. This has been detailed by the concatenated rumors published by Ice universe and heyitsyogesh on Twitter, who...
    This article was originally published on July 16, 2021 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Amazon is reportedly bringing four of its Fresh grocery stores to the Twin Cities area. According to a report from Axios, the retail giant has plans to open locations in Riverdale Village in Coon Rapids, Burnsville’s Cobblestone Court, Eagan’s Town Centre and in Arden Hills. Construction is underway...
    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine is nearly tripling the number of acoustic shark detectors in coastal waters a year after the state’s first fatal shark attack. The Maine Department of Marine Resources deployed eight acoustic receivers in coastal waters a year ago between Wells and Popham Beach, raising the number of sensors to 11. READ MORE: Keller...
    The state’s new ShakeAlert earthquake warning system got three big things wrong about this week’s Antelope Valley temblor. But that doesn’t mean it won’t work for us. The fledgling system, built to alert people about imminent risk, was tested on Thursday evening in the toughest of places: a hotspot of geologic turbulence in a rural and remote region with very...
    State environmental regulators are teaming up with rocket scientists and satellite engineers to track air pollutants the way meteorologists monitor rain clouds from space.By 2023, a constellation of two-dozen tiny satellites designed by the National Aeronautics Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL, based in Pasadena, and constructed and managed by Planet Labs, a private Earth-imaging firm in San Francisco,...
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — Face masks have been an important part of keeping people safe during the pandemic – but what if they could do even more? MIT and Harvard University engineers say they’ve designed a new kind of mask that can actually detect COVID and other viruses. Small disposable sensors can diagnose the wearer of the mask within 90 minutes,...
    BROOKLYN, New York (WABC) -- Police have arrested a man in connection to a string of vandalism incidents in which a suspect smashed several OMNY turnstiles at MTA subway stations.According to officials, 42-year-old Brian Baska was arrested for criminal mischief.Police released surveillance video of the person they say had vandalized turnstiles at two MTA subway stations on seven different occasions.The...
    More On: aliens Wife on Mars: Woman claims she’s dating an alien, fed up with Earthmen Close Encounters? Lawmakers say UFOs could pose national security threat Repent! Alien contact could ‘end life on Earth,’ scientists warn NASA’s new boss: We’ll start investigating UFOs now Earthlings may not be the only beings gathering intel on other planets. Harvard University astronomer...
    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an 'intelligent' carpet that can sense human movement and poses without using cameras, opening up a whole new world in both gaming and health care.  At this week's Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, a team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) demonstrated a 36' by 2'...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A vandal allegedly targeted the new MTA turnstile sensors more than half a dozen times over the course of a year. Police are looking for a man who smashed the OMNY displays at the Borough Hall and Court Street subway stations in Brooklyn. Police are looking for a man who smashed the OMNY displays at the...
    A SHELL-SHOCKED mother who almost lost her son when he filled up a bath tub and fell asleep in it urged parents to 'lock away plugs' and buy sensors. Aussie mum Illi is not taking second chances on her children's safety after her tot son nearly drowned to death when he fell asleep in a bath tub full of water...
    BROOKLYN, New York (WABC) -- Police have released surveillance video of a person they say has vandalized turnstiles at two MTA subway stations on seven different occasions.The incidents took place between May 31 and June 14.Investigators say the same man smashed OMNY sensors with an unknown object at the Borough Hall and Court Street stations.Video shows the masked suspect walking...
    Public health experts fear that going forward with the Tokyo Olympics as currently planned could put the public at risk of COVID-19. An open letter signed by four American doctors calls for the Olympic committee to reassess its COVID-19 protocols was published in The New England Journal of Medicine this week. The letter calls for changes to be made to the...
    It will expire soon This is a 180 day deadline, U.S. to release official reports of unidentified flying objects. President Donald Trump also provided agencies, namely UFOs. The archives will open on June 1, and the encrypted files will be available to those involved so that anyone can access them. Fans clearly believe that the accounts will confirm calculations about...
    Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t sound like a big fan of UFO theories. The legendary astrophysicist spoke Wednesday with Joe Rogan about UFOs as the topic dominates the country, but he’s far from solid. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Why? Well, in part it’s because nobody has ever livestreamed an encounter with one. Yes, that’s...
    By Dana Hull | Bloomberg Tesla Inc. is beginning to follow through with Elon Musk’s pivot away from using radar for its driver-assistance system Autopilot, five years after espousing greater use of such sensors following a fatal crash. The electric-car maker announced on its website Tuesday that Model 3 sedans and Model Y SUVs built for North America will no...
    Scientists have developed a robotic 3D-printed 'third thumb' that's controlled using pressure sensors on the underside of the big toes.  The thumb, created by a researcher at University College London (UCL), is worn on the side of the hand opposite the actual thumb, near the little finger. In trials, researchers found the human brain can adapt to the use of an extra...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Some Bay Area residents received a notification on their smartphones Thursday night about an earthquake that was potentially seconds away from hitting. The prediction, delivered via the USGS ShakeAlert system, was a magnitude 6.0 possibly centered in Placer County.But after all was said and done, most of us didn't feel a thing. So, what exactly...
    DENVER (CBS4) – An innovative study is underway in Denver to better understand cycling and how to improve safety, connectivity and equity. The Downtown Denver Partnership is putting on the study and they are gathering data in a unique way. 300 cyclists were given lights, that are also sensors, to put on their bikes. The sensors will be able to...
    A future version of the Apple Watch may give the wearable devices the ability to measure blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood alcohol levels, according to newly-revealed information about one of Apple’s business partners. MacRumors reports that the Apple Watch may be receiving a number of major updates, giving the wearable health-tracking device the ability to measure a user’s blood...
    Your Apple Watch may tell you when you've had too much to drink or if your blood sugar is too high. In recent SCC filings, UK medical tech company Rockley Photonics listed Apple as its 'largest customer,' which could add its non-invasive sensors to the devices to measure a number of markers in the blood. The sensors would hide with...
    Amazon is set to bring automated cashless checkouts to full-size supermarkets in the US, with surveillance cameras, shelf sensors and 'smart carts' replace traditional cashiers.  The e-commerce giant opened its first full-size supermarket, named Amazon Fresh, in Los Angeles last year, and reportedly has plans to open dozens more in multiple different states.   Bloomberg has obtained new planning documents that purportedly...
    After years of studying the icy waters of the Southern Ocean with floating robotic monitors, a consortium of oceanographers and other researchers is deploying them across the planet, from the north Pacific to the Indian Ocean. The project known as the Global Ocean Biogeochemistry Array, or GO-BGC, started in March with the launch of the first of 500 new floating...
    The Federal Communications Commission paved the way this week for new in-car radar-based technology to monitor for children left in dangerous, hot cars and trigger alerts that could save lives. The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology granted six waiver requests from equipment manufacturers and automakers to supply and operate...
    One of the things we’ve learned over the past year is to be wary of the air around us — especially indoors. If other people are around, exhaling, they’re filling the space with their breath. If one of those people has COVID-19, they could be filling the space with infectious breath. There’s a way to make indoor spaces...
    CHINA is currently working on building "counterspace weapons" that would act in direct opposition to US-owned aircraft by possibly "blinding" their sensors. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released a report detailing efforts made by the Chinese military that would match if not exceed current US technology in the upcoming years. 4China is upping its space program...
    Mobvoi is starting to sell the TicWatch GTH today, a $79.99 fitness wearable that features sensors for skin temperature and blood oxygen that are typically reserved for more expensive watches. Mobvoi has generally focused on Wear OS devices in the past, providing a variety of options for Google’s troubled wearable operating system, but the TicWatch GTH seems more like a...