Global challenges: USA and EU want to develop AI models together

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AI from the USA and the EU should help to optimize power grids and weather forecasts, for example. Artists see gaps in copyright in the planned EU AI rules. The US and the EU signed an administrative agreement on greater cooperation on artificial intelligence (AI) on Friday. It aims to bring together experts from both sides of … Continue reading Global challenges: USA and EU want to develop AI models together

Ukrainian army launches new suicide drone tactic

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Commercial drones of the DJI brand are transformed into kamikaze devices by the Ukrainian army. Several videos, analyzed by Numerama and open-source intelligence experts, testify to these strikes. The Ukrainian army continues to innovate in the transformation of commercial drones into a weapon of war. On January 20, 2023, the intelligence services indicated that they are building a fleet … Continue reading Ukrainian army launches new suicide drone tactic

China chip sanctions: Japan and Netherlands likely to join US

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Japan and the Netherlands are probably on the verge of supporting US sanctions against China's chip industry. An agreement should not be made public. As early as this Friday, Japan and the Netherlands could agree with the United States on participation in the export restrictions against Chinese chip manufacturers. Bloomberg reports, citing unnamed sources familiar with the … Continue reading China chip sanctions: Japan and Netherlands likely to join US

Green aviation: NASA and Boeing are working on the passenger aircraft of the future

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Using a demonstration aircraft, NASA and Boeing want to try out new technologies for environmentally friendly commercial aviation. This is what the NASA and Boeing test aircraft could look like (rendering). (Image: Boeing) The US space agency NASA and the US aircraft manufacturer Boeing want to develop a passenger aircraft together to make aviation more environmentally … Continue reading Green aviation: NASA and Boeing are working on the passenger aircraft of the future

“Insect Nose”: The robot uses grasshopper antennae to smell

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Insects have distinctive olfactory organs that can be tapped to identify different smells together with an AI. The biosensor is placed on a robot vehicle. (Image: Tel Aviv University (Screenshot) Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a biological sensor based on desert locust antennae, giving a robot a sense of smell. Artificial intelligence (AI) interprets the … Continue reading “Insect Nose”: The robot uses grasshopper antennae to smell

SpaceX: Starlink satellites are to become invisible to the naked eye in the future

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In order for SpaceX to launch thousands more satellites into space, agreements with the US research agency are necessary. He has now promised SpaceX a lot. SpaceX has promised the US research agency NSF a number of measures to minimize interference from the Starlink satellites. According to the National Science Foundation, SpaceX will continue to try, among … Continue reading SpaceX: Starlink satellites are to become invisible to the naked eye in the future

5G still disrupts 1,000 planes in the United States

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Civil aviation in the USA gives airlines one year to adapt to 5G. 1,000 planes need to be upgraded. A year. This is the deadline that the Federal Civil Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to give airlines to put an end to interference between 5G and planes. As of February 1, 2024, aircraft must have benefited from an overhaul to … Continue reading 5G still disrupts 1,000 planes in the United States

Tried Vegas Loop: Musk’s Dumbest Idea Ever?

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In Las Vegas, the "LVCC Loop" connects the exhibition halls - and soon the hotels on the "Strip". Teslas go underground through the tube. A test drive. Here in Las Vegas, you're actually always stuck in traffic at CES. The informal discussions and product presentations take place in hotels throughout the city, and four exhibition halls also want … Continue reading Tried Vegas Loop: Musk’s Dumbest Idea Ever?

EarSpy attack: New smartphone speakers simplify remote eavesdropping

Ear speakers integrated into mobile phones are becoming more and more powerful. This has the downside that the mini-vibrations it creates are more telltale. The more powerful ear loudspeakers that are being used in many smartphones can be remotely monitored relatively easily with built-in motion sensors. A team of security researchers from five US universities developed and … Continue reading EarSpy attack: New smartphone speakers simplify remote eavesdropping

Will SpaceX be the backup option in the event of a Soyuz failure?

If the Soyuz MS-22 shuttle is too damaged and another model cannot be sent, perhaps Russia will have to turn to SpaceX and NASA. Discussions are ongoing. It will be necessary to wait some time before knowing the fate reserved for the Soyuz capsule, a victim of a leak in mid-December. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, must decide … Continue reading Will SpaceX be the backup option in the event of a Soyuz failure?