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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
There are three areas where humans have a distinct advantage over machines. These are areas that are key to job creation:
Physical dexterity and mobility
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.
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."
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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."
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.
We have the earth-shattering technology in our hands—but even its inventors worry about its awesome power to alter our genetic future.
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”.
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.
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?
William Root, a recent graduate from the Pratt Institute in New York City, has come up with an amazing way of u...
With the confirmation of eight new exoplanets, including some Earth-like worlds, NASA's Kepler spacecraft has r...
In December, the Nobel Prize for physics went to the team behind a significant invention: the blue light-emitti...