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Farmers Market App Released for iPhone and Android

Farmers Market App Now Available for iPhone and Android

Farmers Market app is now publicly available for iPhone and Android. This is a free app made with the hope to contribute to make the world a better place. It allows to find nearby markets with locally grown fresh crops. You’ll eat healthier and contribute to reduce CO2 emissions. You can even exercise: just walk […]

Green Websites: Solutions for a CO2 Free Internet

Green web server

Green websites is the way to go for a carbon free Internet. By going green, content providers will contribute to fight climate change. The impact will be significant since the Internet energy consumption is ever growing. The communications industry could use 20% of all the world’s electricity by 2025, hampering global attempts to meet climate […]

General Artificial Intelligence Risks and How to Mitigate Them

Robot and girl holding hands

General Artificial Intelligence, or AGI for short is the intelligence of a machine that could successfully perform any intellectual task that a human being can. Many scientists expect to reach it within few decades. Combined with progress in robotics, general artificial intelligence will be the first step to a new kind of machines. They will […]

Robots Uprising: How to Survive Superintelligent Machines?

Technology and more specifically artificial beings (i.e. robots) have always made people imagine dystopian futures. The predicted outcome resembles the Terminator films or the Ex Machina movie, where machines become smarter than humans, and kill their creators in the pursue of world domination. However, these dark scenarios can also be depicted in funny way. Daniel […]

Robots To Collect Garbage Floating in the Water

WasteShark Robot collects marine litter, and plastic in particular the whale shark style

A loft of plastic litter (bottles, bags…) end up in harbours, marinas and canals. WasteShark, a robotic boat by a Dutch company (Rana Marine) takes care of collecting this floating waste. The robot behaves the shark whale style to clean urban waters. Video 1 shows WasteShark in action. Video 1. The WasteShark Robot Collects Floating […]

Donate Some CPU Cycles to Help Scientists Solve the World’s Biggest Problems

What if you could help cure cancer while listening to music, watching a video, or checking your emails? What if you could accelerate research with no investment of time or money? It’s actually possible. Simply donate your device’s spare computing power to help scientists solve the world’s biggest problems in health and sustainability. How Distributed […]

Solar Roads: The Next Green Electricity Power Plants?

The production of enough solar electricity to cover all needs of our modern society, requires large areas of land that are not always available. One solution is to use houses top roofs and building facades. A more recent alternative is to use roads. This idea is backed by the observation that a given road section […]

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