Watch: Could Robots Really Use Humans as Batteries to Power the Matrix?

How much "people power" does it take to run The Matrix?

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 September 2015 - 5:37PM

Almost Half of Britons Think Robots Could Threaten the Existence of the Human Race

Worries about the robopocalypse are hardly fringe anymore, as some of the greatest minds in the world have expressed concern that our...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 - 4:14PM

'Heart in a Box' Device Resuscitates Hearts Removed from Dead Bodies

"They're not really dead, but it doesn't really matter."

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 - 3:29PM

Astronaut Will Try to Control an Earth Rover from Space Next Week

Humans have been remotely controlling rovers in outer space for many years, but now, we are attempting to turn the tables and reach...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 - 10:50AM

NASA's Terminator-Style Artificial Skin Self-Heals from a Bullet Wound in Less than a Second

Self-healing plastics, like the ones presumably used on the T-1000 in the second Terminator film, are now a reality, as NASA has...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 31 August 2015 - 12:43PM

No Driver Needed: Autonomous Trucks Will Be on Florida Roads by the End of the Year

Autonomous vehicles are quickly becoming a reality, and although there are still many detractors, they seem more and more like an...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 2:15PM

Virtual Reality Room Takes One Step Closer to a Real-Life Holodeck

The Unreal Engine brings an "intense level of realism never before achieved."

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 12:12PM

Digital Immortality: New Social Network Learns Your Personality and Keeps Posting After Your Death

In the second series premiere of Black Mirror, which starred Hayley Atwell and Domhnall Gleeson, a woman signs up for a service that...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 21 August 2015 - 10:30AM

Astrophysicist Claims a Star Trek-Style Warp Drive Is Theoretically Possible

This year marks the centenary of Einstein's theory of relativity, and in that time we've used that foundational theory for all manner...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 - 3:24PM

Venmo Creator Is Building Samantha from 'Her'

"Fin feels like a person — actually, it feels like a multiplicity of people, almost like a city."

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 - 1:13PM

Google Takes Humanoid Robot ATLAS for a Walk in the Woods

With all the talk surrounding artificial intelligence, people often forget that it will likely be much easier to create a robot with...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 17 August 2015 - 1:17PM

Computer Programs May Be Learning Human Prejudices

At first blush, it seems that using a completely objective, mathematical algorithm to scan resumes would eliminate the danger of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 17 August 2015 - 9:50AM

A New Kind of Eternal Life: The Growing Christian Transhumanism Movement

Transhumanism, the movement which aims to use science fiction-esque methods such as brain uploading, cyborgism, and cryogenics to...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 14 August 2015 - 2:53PM

NASA Asks Freelancers to Design a Smartwatch App for Astronauts to Use on the ISS

When astronauts perform sensitive tasks on the ISS, having free hands is key. The advent of augmented reality goggles on the space...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 13 August 2015 - 6:45PM

MIT Researchers Build Beer-Delivering Robots

When trying to build robots who work together, researchers often cite potential applications like rescue missions, or fire-fighting,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 13 August 2015 - 4:14PM

Silicon Valley Leader on Why Artificial Intelligence Probably Won't Kill Us All

"I don't understand why the obviously smart thing to do would be to kill all the humans. The smarter I get, the less I want to kill...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 - 4:46PM

Watch: NAO Robots Display a Brief Moment of Self-Awareness

These days artificial intelligence is an undeniably a popular subject in both Hollywood and the world of technology. But when it...

Rhonda Dehaini
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 6:43PM

MIT Researchers Build Robot with 'Human Reflexes'

Although robots can beat us at many things, including chess, image recognition, and even IQ, it's difficult for even the most advanced...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 3:46PM

How Legos Could Revolutionize the Robotics Industry

The humble Lego could become the building block of some serious advancement in robotics.

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 10 August 2015 - 2:01PM

Reverend Claims AIs Have Souls, Can Be Saved by Jesus Christ

"I don't see Christ's redemption limited to human beings."

Janey Tracey
Friday, 07 August 2015 - 5:09PM