Cyborg roses wired with self-growing circuits

Scientists have created a kind of cyborg flower: living roses with tiny electronic circuits threaded through their vascular systems. The miniscule electronic polymers are inserted into the plant, then almost magically self-assemble thanks to the rose's internal structure.

The Orwellian truth behind your phone's default settings

Nothing says "Big Brother is watching" like the preinstalled apps on your devices, the default settings on them hold power over us. They will decide the fate of our privacy

Education is not an adequate defense against the rise of the robots

The conventional wisdom has long been that the solution to technology-driven job losses is invariably more education and vocational training. But it is often much easier to automate the information-based jobs held by white-collar workers than lower wage positions that require physical manipulation.

Solar Roadways: efficient, cost-effective, scalable

One year ago, the Netherlands constructed a bike path made of photovoltaic cells, connecting Amsterdam and its suburbs. That was the goal with Tesla ... to try to serve as a catalyst to accelerate the day, the day of electric vehicles.

Who is closest to flying: Facebook, Google, or Amazon?

The three Internet giants have identified the next impossible dream: providing drone delivery and Internet access by drones and balloons.

Quantum communications get faster and cheaper

Researchers have discovered a cheap and easily produced material that can emit quantum light at room temperature.

App mania!

The number of smart phones is growing quickly, and with them the market for apps is also multiplying. There are now over 1,000,000 apps available. Here are the top 5 apps in games and apps, as measured by number of downloads.

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.

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