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Silicon Valley’s Fingerprints Are All Over The University Bribery Scandal

Silicon Valley’s Fingerprints Are All Over The University Bribery Scandal

When the insular Silicon Valley venture capital world found out this week that over a dozen local wealthy parents got caught bribing their way into universities such as the University of Southern California, their first reaction was to throw their head back in laughter: They paid $US200,000 to get their…

There’s At Least One Robot Humanity Doesn’t Have To Fear

There’s At Least One Robot Humanity Doesn’t Have To Fear

As robots get larger, smarter, faster, stronger and more agile, there’s good reason for humanity to be a little worried about the day they eventually turn on us. Unless all robots end up like UCLA’s BALLU, which is really nothing more than a pair of skinny robot legs attached to…

A Glimpse At What The Hyperloop Might Actually Be Like

A Glimpse At What The Hyperloop Might Actually Be Like

What we know about the Hyperloop thus far can be summed up in a few exclamatory phrases: It’s visionary! It’s crazy! It’s impossible! But we haven’t really understood much about how Elon Musk’s totally tubular transportation system might actually work — until now.