Musk took to the stage at the Neuralink headquarters on Friday afternoon to reveal a working “V2” prototype of the automated surgical system that the company debuted last year. This machine will “sew” as many as 1,024 impossibly thin 5 micron-wide electrodes into a person’s brain. Continue reading Elon Musk unveils V2 of the Neuralink brain-machine interface surgery bot at E-Crypto News.
Concorde had no on-board computer and had a movable nose; Such was the angle of attack upon landing that Concorde’s nose had to drop in order for the pilots to see where the ground was. The XB-1 ditches that in favor of cameras on the nose and landing gear, hopefully reducing complexity. Continue reading The Colorado startup dreaming up a return to supersonic flight at E-Crypto News.
Lucid Motors had expected its upcoming luxury electric sedan would have a range of 400 miles on a single charge. However, testing has suggested the Lucid Air can travel much further than that before the battery needs more juice. The company submitted the Air for independent range testing. Continue reading Lucid hints its first EV will have Tesla-beating range at E-Crypto News.
[embedded content] DARPA held the second trial in January this year and pitted participants’ greatly improved algorithms against AI adversaries developed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Both trials were hosted in person at the APL. [embedded content] The third trial will be streamed from the APL, as well, with eight teams flying against the lab’s AI adversary algorithms on the first day and then against each other in a round robin tournament on the second. Continue reading Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot August 18th at E-Crypto News.
The university says it designed the study so that it could conduct it entirely remotely. Privacy was another major consideration. UCLA and Apple say they plan to anonymize any data they collect during the study. The hope is that the study will lead to a breakthrough that will give healthcare workers a better way to spot the symptoms of depression and prevent potential depressive episodes. Continue reading Apple sponsors a three-year UCLA study on depression and anxiety at E-Crypto News.
[embedded content] Sony said it created the prototype to showcase its technology to auto manufacturers. However, it seems the company is interested in actually doing something more with the car. The Vision-S has dual 200kW engines, one in the front and the other in the rear. Continue reading Sony plans to test its prototype Vision-S electric car on public roads at E-Crypto News.
The telescope itself consists of an 8.4-foot wide dish antenna along with mirrors, lenses and detectors designed to capture far-infrared light. Because far-infrared telescopes need to be kept cold, it will also carry a cryocooler that keeps the detectors close to -451.3 degrees Fahrenheit, just a shade above absolute zero. Continue reading NASA will deploy a huge stratospheric balloon to study newborn stars at E-Crypto News.
The phrase orbital mechanics—like nuclear particle physics or the theory of relativity—is something that makes many people’s eyes glaze over. The average person thinks that subjects like these are far too complex to understand. Continue reading Hitting the Books: How to huck a human into low Earth orbit at E-Crypto News.