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MIT Open Courseware...why even attend college

Free Ivy League Education: Access Over 2,000 Classes From MIT For Nothing | Begs The Question “Why Even Attend College?”

by CHIRPon August 4, 2016
This is a repost from our friends over at Futurism and was written by the founder of CHIRP. ‘Over the past 15 years, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has been recording and compiling lectures/course material from over 2,200 of their courses and have made it all available for free on their Open Course Ware website. Is […]
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New Stem Cell Fillings Allow Teeth to Regenerate

by CHIRPon July 8, 2016
Eliminating the need for root canals, scientists have developed a way to regenerate teeth with stem cells. The team behind the new discovery have earned a prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry for what judges called a “new paradigm for dental treatments.” Scientists from the University of Nottingham and Harvard have revolutionized the way we […]
Ehang 184 Passenger Drone

Nevada to Begin Testing Autonomous Passenger Drones

by CHIRPon June 15, 2016
Chinese company EHang and the state of Nevada are set to test automated flying passenger drones by the end of this year! With flying passenger drones only a thing of science fiction, with the advances in drone technology in the past few years, they are more a reality than ever. Called the Ehang 184 Passenger Drone, […]

Brain Implants Can Allow People To Control Machines With Their Mind

Brain Implant Developed In Australia Can Allow People To Control Machines With Their Minds

by CHIRPon June 6, 2016
Scientists in Australia are currently in the process of developing an implant that will give paralyzed and heavily disabled patients the ability to control machines through their thoughts as well as monitor and predict seizures. Able to record specific brain activity and function, the tiny implant known as astentrode will eventually be placed into a blood vessel located […]
Tesla Self Driving Collecting 3 Mil Miles Daily

Tesla Is Gathering Twice As Many Miles of Self-Driving Data Every Day Compared To Google’s Entire Atonomous Project

by CHIRPon June 2, 2016
If you combine the total miles driven in autonomous mode by all Tesla Model S and X’s on the road at the moment, you get about 3 million miles a day. That’s about twice the distance that Google’s self-driving car project has done since it’s start. What does this mean? It means that Tesla is collecting a much larger amount of […]

Watch This Time-Lapse of NASA’s Expandable Habitat Inflating On The ISS

by CHIRPon May 31, 2016
Just this past Saturday, NASA successfully deployed the first ever expandable habitat on the ISS (International Space Station). Astronaut Jeff Williams inflated the habitat called the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) with the help from ground control. Controlling a valve, he gradually released air into the module in about 25 short bursts. By inflating the expandable habitat in bursts, […]
New Anti-Earthquake Bed

New Anti-Earthquake Bed Could Save Your Life In A Severe Earthquake

by CHIRPon May 30, 2016
A new bed developed by ‘Dahir Instant’ may be the future of bed construction for communities developed in areas prone to heavy earthquakes. With a number of different designs to fit into many different living spaces, the Anti-Earthquake beds are essentially a chamber built around the bed that is completely hidden from sight during normal […]
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Recently Approved Bionic Eye Procedure Just Gave This Man Sight After 40 Years of Blindness

by CHIRPon May 27, 2016
Only recently approved by the FDA, a new operation of the eye can give the blind new sight. Just recently in Texas this approved procedure, that implant’s a bionic eye, was successfully performed on a Texas man John Jameson. While the doctors who completed the operation have yet to release much information about the procedure, our friends […]

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India Has Successfully Launched And Recovered A Reusable Space Craft

by CHIRPon May 26, 2016
India has just joined the reusable space craft game, and they’re rocket looks awesome. Launched and recovered just this week by the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) around 9 AM local time, the rocket reached a height of 43 miles and then safely glided to a landing. At only 7-meters long, the prototype reusable spacecraft is […]
Uber Driverless Car In Pittsburgh

New Driverless Uber Being Tested In Pittsburgh

by CHIRPon May 25, 2016
With all the advances in driverless cars over the past few years, it was only a matter of time until the pre-booked ride kings ‘Uber’ got into the game. Now it’s official, they are testing a driverless Uber on the streets of Pittsburgh. “If you’re driving around Pittsburgh in the coming weeks you might see […]

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