Self Driving cars have the driving part down. It’s sharing the road with humans that’s hard

In the not-too-distant future, Americans will be sharing the road with self-driving cars. Companies are pouring billions of dollars into developing self-driving vehicles. Waymo, formerly the Google self-driving-car project, says that its self-driving cars have already driven millions of miles on the open road.

In the not-too-distant past, beer has already been delivered by a robot truck in Colorado, so this shouldn’t seem so far fetched.

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Stanford researchers develop stretchable, touch-sensitive electronics


Stanford researchers have set the stage for an evolution in electronics by taking the concept of ‘artificial skin’ to the next level, demonstrating not only a stretchable circuitry that can feel the touch of a ladybug, but a manufacturing process to mass produce this circuitry.

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Artificial intelligence will create new kinds of work


When the first printed books with illustrations started to appear in the 1470s in the German city of Augsburg, wood engravers rose up in protest. Worried about their jobs, they literally stopped the presses. In fact, their skills turned out to be in higher demand than before: somebody had to illustrate the Growing number of books.

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Audi’s Driverless Car Set to Climb Pikes Peak


Stanford graduate student  sits in the driver’s seat to show off the computer system inside Shelley.

It can traverse rough terrain, accelerate quickly and negotiate sharp turns like other high-performance sports cars, but there’s one thing that sets this Audi coupe apart: It doesn’t need a driver.  The car, named Shelley, is the latest creation by Stanford University researchers who are developing technology that could help make driving safer and one day allow ordinary vehicles to drive on their own.


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A New Way To Detect Cancer Early

A New Way To Detect Cancer Early 


A prototype device employs the same magnetic phenomenon used to write data to computer hard drives.

A new system for detecting cancer proteins uses the same magnetic phenomenon that lets computer hard drives read and write data. The Stanford University researchers developing the system hope that it will detect cancer in its earlier stages, when it’s easier to treat. MagArray, a startup in Sunnyvale, CA, will commercialize the technology.

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