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Google Unveils Self-Driving Car With No Steering Wheel
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cartechboy writes: “We’ve already discussed and maybe even come to terms with the fact that autonomous cars are coming. In fact, many automakers including Mercedes-Benz and Tesla have committed to self-driving cars by 2017. Apparently that’s not ambitious enough. Google has just unveiled an in-house-designed, self-driving car prototype with no steering wheel or pedals. In […]

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The Rule of Three Proved By Physicists
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An anonymous reader writes “In 1970, Russian physicist Vitaly Efimov developed mathematical proof (PDF) that any three-particle substance, referred to as a trimer, will scale up or down in size by a factor of 22.7 and that if the particles are not all of the same type, ‘the scaling factor of 22.7 decreases according to […]

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Appeals court slams Prenda Law’s mass-copyright lawsuit strategy
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An appeals court found that being part of a BitTorrent swarm is like being at a casino table: if two people aren’t playing at the same time, they don’t have much to do with each other. Reno Tahoe / flickr The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has dealt a blow to the […]

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Google’s prototype electric self-driving car seats two, has no steering wheel
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A real-life prototype, left, and an artist’s rendering, right, of Google’s own self-driving car. Google has revealed it plans to build its own self-driving cars from the ground up, per an announcement from founder Sergey Brin at the Code conference Tuesday. The company revealed one such car to Recode, a highly compact two-seater without a […]

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MIT's CityHome turns tight spaces into futuristic abodes
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Pulp sci-fi novels have painted a picture of a bleak future, with dense, dystopian urban sprawl forcing us into ever-shrinking living spaces. Such ignominious abodes would probably benefit from something MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places team has been…

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The FTC wants to help you control how you're tracked online
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Brokers are collecting and selling information about where you go and what you do online, and you might not even realize it’s happening. According to an FTC report Tuesday, data brokers are compiling profiles on Americans, and then peddling that info…

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Adorable little kid dresses up in a mini Predator costume
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The best thing about having kids is making them like all the things you like and getting them to do things that you wished you did as a kid. Like dress up as a mini Predator. They can be whatever parents want them to be and no matter what, they’ll be impossibly cute. Being a […]

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Social Media Text Analytics – Mining Value From Predictive Insights
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Text analytics applied to social media has to date been fairly crude, mostly focusing on counting words of concepts mentioned in unstuctured text. The text analytics of Neurolingo took a more…

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IMTSedu – Not Your Typical Manufacturing Technology
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Filmed live at IMTS 2012, Jennifer Altimore discusses Social Media and its role in Manufacturing. This isn’t your Father’s Machine Shop: Curious how Social M…

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