Monthly Archives: February 2015

Invention Factory: How Will Robots Evolve?

From robots that can be our friends, exoskeletal suits that can make us faster and stronger, and machines that learn like humans–welcome to the true age of robotics

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Productivity Future Vision

The future through the eyes of Microsoft… “How could emerging technology transform the way get things done 5-10 years in the future? Watch Kat, a young independent marine biologist, and Lola, a corporate executive, work together in a highly interconnected and information rich future”

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What makes an Engineer

I love cars… their design, the speed, the ride into the open roads! But most of the times I am catching myself enjoying more the internals of them! How they work, how they operate! Why is this piece here and not there? Why they add this component and not the other one that seems better on specs? And almost always this canvas of tubes, springs, metal alloys, electronics and actuators is like an art for me!
And this isn’t happening only with cars. Airplanes, robots, jet engines, electronic equipment… everything! Maybe this makes an engineer! The wonder of how things are operating. How we can make them better. How we can push the boundaries even further!

PS: The photo is from the construction process of the amazing BAC Mono

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Google interns’ first week

Probably one of the most loved work environment in the world! Yes, this is Google and the video shows the first week of an intern! I’ve never been in Google, not even walked outside of their HQ but I definitely remember my first week as an intern in one of the biggest processor design companies! The feeling is priceless!

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Life Inside a Secret Chinese Bitcoin Mine

In October of last year Motherboard gained access to a massive, secretive Bitcoin mine housed within a repurposed factory in the Liaoning Province in rural northeast China. This is the infrastructure that keeps the digital currency’s decentralized network up and running, and its operators are profiting big time. The mine they visited is just one of six sites owned by a secretive group of four people, part of a colossal mining operation that, as of our visit, cumulatively generated 4,050 bitcoins a month, equivalent to a monthly gross of $1.5 million.

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