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Exclusive video walkthrough DARPA Challenge-winning Chevy Tahoe self-driving vehicle!

Exclusive video walkthrough DARPA Challenge-winning Chevy Tahoe self-driving vehicle!

General Motors (GM) showcased one of its latest projects – a vehicle that can operate without a driver. GM indicates vehicles that can park and drive themselves will give passengers the ability to multi-task and will also help reduce traffic congestion, save energy and reduce emissions.

The SlashGear team is about to be driven in the world’s first ever self-driving vehicle. The Chevy Tahoe self-driving car won the DARPA Challenge.

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The future of CPUs developed with $15m of DARPA’s cash

The future of CPUs developed with $15m of DARPA’s cash

Not so much something you'll be seeing on the shelves of Best Buy in the next few months, but a sign of the guts of future gadgets and tech-toys: a team at the University of Texas at Austin have managed to craft what they're calling a "supercomputer on a chip".  Unlike conventional multi-core processors, which rely on software being coded specially to take advantage of parallel data pathways, TRIPS (or Tera-op Reliable Intelligently Adaptive Processing System to be official) is a collection of CPU architecture streamlining techniques

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Digital tattoo deals drugs for next-gen wearables

Digital tattoo deals drugs for next-gen wearables

Google isn't the only team working on digital tattoos, with a new adhesive patch that can not only track biometrics but administer drugs being developed that could potentially revolutionize how long-term conditions like Parkinson's disease and epilepsy are treated. The 0.003 millimeter thick sticky patch is the handiwork of a team at the University of Texas in Austin, and layers sensors, onboard storage, medication, and microheaters into a Band-Aid scale rectangle.

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X-37B classified spacecraft spends record 469 days in space

X-37B classified spacecraft spends record 469 days in space

In its third run, the X-37B, which is a highly secretive and classified spacecraft, has set a new record for the number of days in space. This unmanned craft has crossed 469 days of orbiting on a mission that is tightly sealed and is reporting to the Air Force and the U.S. Military. There is a possibility that it could be testing new space-based surveillance technologies.

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Project Ara ready for commercial launch by Q1 2015

Project Ara ready for commercial launch by Q1 2015

It seems that Google is dead serious about pushing its modular phone concept into a commercial business as soon as possible. DARPA alumnus Paul Eremenko, who now heads Project Ara, has revealed that they are planning to commercially launch the intriguing and rather controversial product as early as the first quarter of 2015.

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Motorola’s digital tattoo developing skunkworks will stay at Google

Motorola’s digital tattoo developing skunkworks will stay at Google

Google will keep hold of Motorola's Advanced Technology & Products group even after handing over Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, it's been confirmed, the skunkworks team behind the Project Ara modular phone and high-tech treats like digital tattoos. The news, revealed during a post-announcement call by Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing, means Google will keep hold of the experimental team working on projects like a smartphone which can be upgraded in pieces, and digital pills that can wirelessly deliver health information after being swallowed.

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E-whiskers could give robots cat-like supersenses

E-whiskers could give robots cat-like supersenses

Artificial whiskers made of incredibly thin carbon nanotubes could give robots cat-like sensing abilities and allow hair-thin distributed sensors to track weather patterns and more, researchers at Berkeley claim. The new nanotechnology can differentiate as little pressure as a single Pascal - which the team at Berkeley Lab and University of California Berkeley say is about the same as a dollar bill resting on a table - making them around ten times as sensitive as existing sensors.

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