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The UK is getting ready for smart cars to catch-up with Google

image-914The British science minister, David Willetts, declared to Mail Online that “the current Highway Code and rules of the road are inadequate for the new generation of vehicles which pilot themselves” and current conversations being held with the UK Department for Transport are expected to eventually produce new rules to allow on the UK roads cars without anyone siting in the driving seat.

Technology to manipulate memories is a reality

image-870A research carried out at the University of California almost a year ago and just recently published in the scientific journal Nature has revealed that it is possible to selectively remove and reactivate a memory by creating a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the nerve cells (synaptic connections). In the past it was believed that memories were stored in a cell and that, for instance, a certain memory of a person would come back if that particular cell was stimulated.

Watch out Google: Nokia invests $100 million USD to create smart car!

image-762Earlier this week Nokia has announced the creation of a $100 million USD fund to identify, invest and support companies currently developing smart car technologies. The smart car’s area has been taken first by Google, who recently tested their car in a city. However, as some other companies, Nokia has decided to join the quest of the ideal “Smart Car” through Nokia Growth Partners (NGP). Rajeev Suri, CEO and president, declared that important investments are expected to be done through Connected Card project as well as improving their current navigation app: HERE (Windows Phone).

Google smart car ready for the city! (Video)

image-631 Last week the media knew about some predictions about the Google smart car given by Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin; interestingly, yesterday, some news related to the Google self-driving car were posted on their official blog, to let everybody know that the car is ready to explore the city. The post revealed ...

Robots prepare and serve your food in a restaurant (Video)

image-551In our modern daily life can be seen how humans are being slowly but surely replaced by machines or robots in different areas. Only this week several articles posted online described how technology have progressed to make machines replace humans or even take machines we already now, such a car, and convert it into a “Smart car”. However, what is a step further is a restaurant almost completely ran by robots.