NASA demos RASSOR their “Blue collar” robot that will mine Mars for rocket fuel

NASA demos RASSOR their “Blue collar” robot that will mine Mars for rocket fuel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF NASA is prepping robots for Mars so humans can get on with the important stuff.   A NASA robot which is programmed to dig for water, oxygen and rocket fuel could be the first step in colonising Mars – whether that’s via a NASA mission,...

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Californian regulators allow driverless shuttles to be tested without drivers

Californian regulators allow driverless shuttles to be tested without drivers

Regulators and innovators are uneasy bed fellows but slowly regulators are relaxing the reigns, letting companies do what they do best – innovate A bill signed into law last Thursday by California Governor Jerry Brown allows a self-driving vehicle with no operator inside to test on a public road – a key...

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Google and UK NHS team up to use AI to improve cancer treatment

Google and UK NHS team up to use AI to improve cancer treatment

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Machine learning could cut the time it takes to plan a patient’s radiotherapy treatment by hours. Working out how to zap a tumour with radiation is a laborious process for physicians and Google’s machine learning division, DeepMind, thinks AI can help ease the burden. When...

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