Drones Used to Deliver Clinical Laboratory Specimens in Switzerland | Dark Daily


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Switzerland is very often on the forefront of new technologies. And different from other countries you will find that it is less hype and more putting things to work. This week we are evaluating the top entries to the Swiss ICT Award 2017. And there will be again some very interesting new companies and solutions among them. But back to the Drones:

The technology-put-to-work reported below has been successfully going on for quite a while. Read the full report below.

Source: Drones Used to Deliver Clinical Laboratory Specimens in Switzerland | Dark Daily

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Four-Armed Marimba Robot Uses Deep Learning to Compose Its Own Music – IEEE Spectrum


Being a fan of the marimba, an avid music lover and interested in robots I have to share this article with you that appeared in IEEE Spectrum. 

Georgia Tech’s Shimon has analyzed thousands of songs and millions of music clips and can now compose completely original music

Source: Four-Armed Marimba Robot Uses Deep Learning to Compose Its Own Music – IEEE Spectrum

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Why NotPetya Kept Me Awake (& You Should Worry Too) | tisiphone.net


NotPetya may not have been the most sophisticated malware ever written. However, it was exceptionally effective due to the authors’ savvy exploitation of common security misconceptions and th…

Source: Why NotPetya Kept Me Awake (& You Should Worry Too) | tisiphone.net

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First Map-Based Car Navigation System Debuted 14 Years Before GPS – IEEE – The Institute


36 years ago, released in 1981, Honda’s Electro Gyrocator is now an IEEE Milestone

Source: First Map-Based Car Navigation System Debuted 14 Years Before GPS – IEEE – The Institute

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Why Georgia Tech Built a Tarzan Robot That Swings Around on Wires – IEEE Spectrum


You know that I take a fancy in robots. Mostly we talk about those who are flying. But here is one that is high-strung:

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The creators of Tarzan the robot explain how it works and its potential applications

Source: Why Georgia Tech Built a Tarzan Robot That Swings Around on Wires – IEEE Spectrum

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This Hard-to-Destroy Drone Goes From Rigid to Flexible When It Crashes – IEEE Spectrum


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For a biologist it is always interesting to hear about technical designs that have been created according to solutions found in nature. Especially when the innovation comes from Switzerland.

Inspiration for this design came from insect wings:

Source: This Hard-to-Destroy Drone Goes From Rigid to Flexible When It Crashes – IEEE Spectrum

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Exhale and Drink Up! [Researchers accidentally turn carbon dioxide into ethanol]


Source: Researchers accidentally turn carbon dioxide into ethanol

And you thought that small molecule organic chemistry was already researched far and widely. What a surprise to find a catalyst with the capability to turn CO2 into C2H5OH.

Read the full article here: https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/18/researchers-accidentally-turn-carbon-dioxide-into-ethanol/

This would have very interesting industrial applications and could potentially partly solve the issue of Global Warming by “recycling” CO2.

Well who knows–one day we might even have a small gadget which turns the air we exhale into the liquid to spice up our drinks . . .

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