Plasma engine could allow travel to Mars with 100 million times less fuel

Scientists have optimized an advanced type of electric rocket thruster that could allow space travel with 100 million times less fuel than conventional chemical rockets.

Edible computers are the future of medical care

The dream of internal nanobots floating around our bloodstream making us immortal by eradicating diseases and slowing down the aging process may actually be a reality sooner than any of us ever thought.

Can Brazil be a LatAm space exploration giant?

“At the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2015, the construction of a third Glonass station in Brazil is planned to begin,” Russia’s federal space agency said in a statement.

Sex robots are actually going to be good for humanity

“Ban sex robots!” scream the tech headlines, as if they’re heralding the arrival of the latest artificial intelligence threat to humankind since autonomous killer robots. The campaign, led by academics Kathleen Richardson and Erik Billing, argues that the development of sex robots should be stopped because it reinforces or reproduces existing inequalities.

Forget Legoland, now there’s Lego-hand

Lego gets kids using their hands and imagination to construct various things, plus it takes them away from staring at a TV/computer screen for hours. What's more, they can take it practically anywhere and it's much cheaper to play with than a power-draining PlayStation or Xbox. That's not all Lego can do. It’s now set to improve the lives of children with missing limbs. 

The jobs that AI can't replace

There are three areas where humans have a distinct advantage over machines. These are areas that are key to job creation:
Creative endeavours
Social interactions
Physical dexterity and mobility

The future is here

When people thinking of driverless cars, they are likely to laugh off the idea with an element of skepticism. Driverless cars, to most of us – belong in the movies. We can imagine a company like Skynet from Terminator 2 that specialize in artificial intelligence creating such a vehicle… but couldn’t really imagine it being used in normal everyday life. Well, ladies and gentlemen – The future has arrived and driverless cars are very, very real.

Digital Usage Continues to Rapidly Rise in Latin America

With one-third of users in Latin America between the ages of 15 and 24, digital usage continued to rise in the region between April 2014 through April 2015, according to a new comScore report, "Latin America Digital Future in Focus."

Star Trek´s tractor beam comming soon?

Arx Pax burst onto the scene last year when it demonstrated its magnetic hoverboard. Now NASA wants to look into the technology to see if it can be used to manipulate satellites in space.

Mutilated toucan gets 3D-printed beak

In a ground-breaking project, a Brazilian toucan which lost the upper part of its beak while being trafficked has been fitted with a prosthesis made with a 3D printer

Newly Created Computer Works Like The Brain

A team led by Massimiliano Di Ventra (University of California) has just designed and built the first brain-like computer prototype that bypasses certain structural limits of our modern electronics.

Tech experts caution on killer AI

More than 1,000 tech experts, scientists and researchers have written a letter warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons, as an international AI conference meets in Buenos Aires

Killer robots need regulation, Expert warns

In times of Drones, and great advances in IA, this might sound like a joke, but is not. The United States, the United Kingdom and Israel are the three countries leading the development of robotic weapons.

Tesla Unveils Home Battery to Get You Off the Grid

Electric car pioneer Tesla unveiled a "home battery" Thursday that its founder Elon Musk said would help change the "entire energy infrastructure of the world."

Futuristic Simulation Finds Self-Driving “Taxibots” Will Eliminate 90% Of Cars

For small and medium-sized cities, it is conceivable that a shared fleet of self-driving vehicles could completely obviate the need for traditional public transport.

New DNA Tech: Creating Unicorns and Curing Cancer for Real?

We have the earth-shattering technology in our hands—but even its inventors worry about its awesome power to alter our genetic future.

Future of Virtual Reality could be more real than virtual

Colors, smells, sounds, tastes and textures are interpreted by electrical activity in our brain. Technology brings the idea of an alternate existence, which is known as “Virtual Reality”.

Touching nothing now is something

Ultrahaptics is a new technology which allows users to have a tactile sensation in “mid-air”, by using ultrasound to create the feeling of touching something in Virtual Reality.

Are we really in danger of losing our history to the cloud?

we are in danger of losing an entire generation of information to the digital realm. Look to the history books, and you do just that -- look in a real, physical book. Right... who's going to print out Wikipedia?

3D Printed Prosthetics Can Turn A Person Into A Sci-Fi God

William Root, a recent graduate from the Pratt Institute in New York City, has come up with an amazing way of u...

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope finds 1,000th alien planet

With the confirmation of eight new exoplanets, including some Earth-like worlds, NASA's Kepler spacecraft has r...

How LEDs are going to replace our lights

In December, the Nobel Prize for physics went to the team behind a significant invention: the blue light-emitti...

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