Why lug around heavy packages, bags, and boxes when a machine will uncomplainingly do it for you? Enter San Diego startup Brain Corp‘s AutoDelivery, a proof-of-concept autonomous, touchscreen-controlled delivery robot that’s designed to work in spaces such as retail stores, warehouses, and factories. AutoDelivery, which will make its formal debut at the ProMat Show 2019 in Chicago next week, can tow several cart types along preconfigured routes and joins another Brain Corp showroom product — EMMA (Enabling Mobile Machine Automation) — that’s been tested in Jimbo’s grocery stores around San Diego. Like EMMA, Autodelivery boasts cameras, 4G LTE connectivity, and routing algorithms that allow it to learn its way around a store quickly. Underlying it is Brain Corp’s software management layer, BrainOS. While AutoDelivery isn’t slated for commercial launch until early 2020, Brain Corp says it’s already exploring potential manufacturing … [Read more...] about Brain Corp unveils delivery robot for retail stores, warehouses, and factories
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caption An illustration of NASA’s New Horizons probe visiting 2014 MU69, a Kuiper Belt object that exists about 1 billion miles beyond Pluto. source NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/Steve Gribben NASA’s New Horizons probe, which visited Pluto in 2015, is closing in on a mysterious object called Ultima Thule. New Horizons will fly past Ultima Thule, formally known as 2014 MU69, on New Year’s Day. Ultima Thule will be the most distant object humanity has ever visited (if the flyby goes as planned). The nuclear-powered spacecraft will take hundreds photos of the space rock. The flyby is “about 10,000 times” more challenging than visiting Pluto, the mission’s leader said. NASA scientists are about to make history by flying a probe past a mysterious, mountain-size rock beyond the orbit of Pluto. The object is called Ultima Thule (pronounced “tool-ee”), and it’s more than 4 billion miles from Earth. If the flyby … [Read more...] about NASA is about to explore Ultima Thule — the farthest object humanity has ever tried to visit. Here’s what to expect from the ‘mind-boggling’ encounter 4 billion miles from Earth.
Psychiatric disorders’ many complexities have stymied scientists looking for clear genetic culprits. But a new giant dataset holds clues to how, when and where these brain disorders begin. Called PsychENCODE, the project’s first large data release has revealed intricate insights into the behavior of genes and the stretches of genetic material between them in both healthy brains and those from people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or autism spectrum disorder. The results, split among 10 studies published online December 13 in Science, Science Advances and Science Translational Medicine, offer some of the most detailed looks yet at the links between these genetic elements and brain health. “It’s all connected, and now we have the tools to unravel those connections,” says geneticist Thomas Lehner of the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Md., who oversaw the project but wasn’t involved in the research. Earlier studies have … [Read more...] about Big data reveals hints of how, when and where mental disorders start
You probably don't think of ice cream as a pain-inducing substance, but enjoying those first few spoonfuls of the frozen treat too quickly might bring on a sudden, stabbing pain in the forehead known as "brain freeze." The pain of brain freeze can begin within seconds of being exposed to cold temperatures, and the intensity of the pain peaks very quickly, often within seconds, said Dr. Stephanie Goldberg, a neurologist and headache specialist at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Why do you get it? Brain freeze, also called an "ice-cream headache," is known in medical terms as a "cold-stimulus headache," Goldberg said. It's a common phenomenon that affects people of all ages, but doctors aren't quite sure why it happens. [Ouch: 10 Odd Causes of Headaches] For this type of headache, the main trigger is any kind of exposure to a significantly cold temperature, Goldberg said. It's not only caused by an internal trigger, like eating frozen treats too quickly; it can also be caused by an … [Read more...] about What Is Brain Freeze?
By Emily Foxhall Updated 6:08 pm CDT, Friday, October 12, 2018 Some riders on the Royal Flush waterslides at BSR Cable Park in Waco spin and turn and flip Louganis-like while in mid-air. Water quality test results came back this week. >>Brain-eating amoebas, selfies and more: Things you should worry about but probably aren't less Some riders on the Royal Flush waterslides at BSR Cable Park in Waco spin and turn and flip Louganis-like while in mid-air. Water quality test results came back this week. >>Brain-eating amoebas, ... more Photo: Courtesy Keep clicking for more strange health problems you're not worried about enough. Caution: not recommended for hypochondriacs. Keep clicking for more strange health problems you're not worried about enough. Caution: not recommended for hypochondriacs. Spontaneous combustionA German woman narrowly escaped serious injury after … [Read more...] about Test results: Deadly brain-eating amoeba likely originated in Texas water park