Episode 18 – Anti-Drone Weapons and California’s is bigger than Australia’s

In this edition, the top news starts with: Physicists have discovered a new type of superconductor.  IF you don’t know what one is, please return your geek card as your membership has been revoked… that said, the new type works fundamentally different than any other known type. Given our lack of having worked through the types or variations using this technique, it is unclear, but possible, we might create the magic room temperature superconductors we so dream of…

https://www.sciencealert.com/brand-new-type-of-superconductor-discovered-physics

Scientists finally figured out that they could use quantum effects to create a real random number generator… finally… dah… no more fake random numbers…

https://gizmodo.com/this-random-number-generator-could-be-the-most-random-e-1825176441

California’s poised to stick it to Australia, by being able to say “my battery is bigger than your battery” with a record massive megawatt battery…

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/worlds-largest-battery/

Sila Nanotechnologies has a new battery technology with an energy density up to 20% higher, a new record, promising lower costs and longer life…

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610792/this-battery-advance-could-make-electric-vehicles-far-cheaper/

Bill Gates says GMOs are good and it would be sad for us to not take advantage of home brew gene editing kits like CRISPR…

https://qz.com/1249294/bill-gates-thinks-crispr-gene-editing-can-improve-agriculture-and-global-health/

With solar photovoltaic panel use growing out of control, has anyone thought about recycling them?

https://ensia.com/features/solar-recycling/

A company called Drone Shield is supplying law enforcement with more anti-drone guns and related equipment that force drones to lose signal, so they go into safe landing mode. And no, you can’t get one…

https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/11/droneshield-is-keeping-hostile-uavs-away-from-nascar-events/

We are starting to see chatter about AI being overhyped and its capabilities overpromised, comparing it to VR a few years ago; this, of course, helps no one.

IBM Watson back on Bing ads and still tops Google ads.

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is a bit down at 927.33, amid ridiculous nonsense over trade wars…

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