The California rocket company experiences a dramatic, last-second abort, as onboard computers shut down the engines on a Falcon 9 right at the moment of lift-off.
The last few years have seen numerous studies pointing to a bleak future with technology-induced unemployment on the rise. For example, a pivotal 2013 study by researchers at the University of Oxford found that of 702 unique job types in the United States economy, around 47% were at high risk of computerisation.
An examination of hundreds of social media accounts shows that health care professionals virtually never note their conflicts of interest, some of them significant, when promoting drugs or medical devices on sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The practice cuts across all specialties.
Each and every day we’re becoming increasingly connected. This has been driven by an acceleration of the Internet of Things (IoT) – a highly complex network of physical devices and systems with embedded electronics and network connectivity – that enable devices to communicate and exchange data. This would have been science-fiction merely 20 years ago – however …
More than 8,000,000 Raspberry Pi units have shipped out since the cool little computer launched four years ago. The latest release, Raspberry Pi 3, offers a 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU, making it almost 10x as fast as the original Pi.
Over the years, the Geneva Motor Show has been the place to reveal the world's fastest and most extreme road cars. Iconic vehicles like the Jaguar XK120, Lotus Carlton, Ferrari F50, Aston Martin One-77 and nigh-on every generation of Porsche 911 GT3 have all made their inaugural showings to the press and public within walking distance of the shores of Lake Geneva. Appropriately, then, Geneva 2016 is dominated…
Deng Xiaoping, in 1979 – his second year as supreme leader of China – perceived a fundamental truth that has yet to be fully grasped by most Western leaders: Software, if properly weaponized, could be far more destructive than any nuclear arsenal. Under Deng’s leadership, China began one of the most ambitious and sophisticated meta- software development programs ever undertaken.