Category: Technology

Interesting technology and gadget topics.

Putting robots down on the farm

The robots use cameras and machine vision to create a 3D map of the farm plot and tell weeds from commercial plants. The bottom line: With the annual shipment of mobile farm robots expected to grow by a hundredfold over the next decade, U.S. farms will become more efficient – and much emptier. Read More: axios.com

Indestructible Bike Locks

The ceramic microbeads basically bounce out and dull any attempts to cut the material. A new material called Proteus is billed as just 15 percent the density of steel, but completely resistant to being cut through. Read More: popularmechanics.com

Diluting blood plasma rejuvenates tissue, reverses aging in mice

A new study by the same team shows that similar age-reversing effects can be achieved by simply diluting the blood plasma of old mice – no young blood needed. In the study, the team found that replacing half of the blood plasma of old mice with a mixture of saline and albumin – where the albumin simply replaces protein that was lost when the original blood plasma was removed – has the same or stronger rejuvenation effects on the brain, liver and muscle than pairing with young mice or young blood exchange. Read More: news.berkeley.edu

‘The Tesla grand vision is coming into light!’

TESLA HAS A NEW PRODUCT: AUTOBIDDER, A STEP TOWARD BECOMING AN ELECTRIC UTILITY: Tesla aims to eventually become a massive distributed electric utility, and we’ve now learned of a new product, Autobidder, which appears to be the next step in that direction. Tesla has developed software to control those energy assets, and now we’ve learned of a new one: Autobidder. Read More: electrek.co

Abundant element to power small devices

Researchers have found a way to convert heat energy into electricity with a nontoxic material. A generator based on this material could power small devices such as remote sensors or wearable devices. Read More: u-tokyo.ac.jp

‘Personal favorite now for families: Free all home malware, adult content filtering’

INTRODUCING 1.1.1.1 FOR FAMILIES: Introducing 1.1.1.1 for Families – the easiest way to add a layer of protection to your home network and protect it from malware and adult content. 1.1.1.1 for Families is easy to set up and install, requiring just changing two numbers in the settings of your home devices or network router: your primary DNS and your secondary DNS. Setting up 1.1.1.1 for Families usually takes less than a minute and we’ve provided instructions for common devices and routers through the installation guide. Read More: blog.cloudflare.com

Blood test ‘can check for more than 50 types of cancer’

A simple blood test can check for more than 50 types of cancer, often before any signs or symptoms, scientists say. The researchers, from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, working with UK colleagues from The Francis Crick Institute and University College London, tested more than 4,000 samples from patients – some with and some without cancer. Read More: bbc.com