Emerging Tech

Public vote opens for new planet name but you can’t call it Planet McPlanetface

2007 OR10, currently the largest unnamed world in our solar system. It’s been 12 years since scientists at California’s Palomar Observatory discovered what is currently the largest unnamed world in our solar system. Having gone with the default title (225088) 2007 OR10 since its discovery in 2007, the three scientists who identified the minor planet […]

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Pepsi, StartRocket team up to launch satellites for energy drink ad in night sky

Russian startup StartRocket is planning to use miniature satellites to launch advertisements that can be seen in the night sky, and beverage company PepsiCo will be its first client. The advertisement, which will use what are referred to as CubeSats to create artificial constellations, will promote the energy drink Adrenaline Rush in a “campaign against […]

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MIT’s bot sifts through trash to do your recycling for you

[embedded content] Engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new recycling robot that’s capable of automating the process of sifting through trash to distinguish between paper, plastic and metal items. In doing so, it could automate a dull — but entirely necessary — job that […]