Technology

Distinguishing Reality from Virtual Reality: The Danger of the Rise of VR in Film

Wouldn’t it be cool to be your favorite movie character? Soon, your daydreams of hunting down the Lost Arc as Indiana Jones or...

Alexandra Grunberg
Sunday, 25 October 2015 - 12:16PM

New Robot Demands that Distracted User Pays Attention to It

Usually, even the most advanced robots will simply start talking to you without much noticing if you're paying attention. Now, a new...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 October 2015 - 3:09PM

Nanobots, Red Eyes, and Superhuman Abilities: What Will Humans Look Like in 1,000 Years?

What will humans look like in 1,000 years? A new video by ASAP Science, sponsored by National Geographic, attempts to answer this...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 October 2015 - 11:14AM

Back to the Future Superfan and Physicist Is Trying to Build a Real-Life Time Machine

Today is Back to the Future Day, and while most of us dream of traveling back in time in a DeLorean, superfan and prominent physicist...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 - 4:10PM

Chinese Scientists Genetically Modify 'Designer' Beagles

Scientists just got one significant step closer to designer babies, as Chinese researchers have managed to create genetically...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 - 5:45PM

Is It Ethically Wrong to Create Ethical Robots?

Between drones and driverless cars, modern robotics technologies are increasingly calling for robots that are capable of making...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 19 October 2015 - 1:04PM

AI Experts Warn the UN About the Dangers of Artificial Superintelligence

On Wednesday, UN delegates met in Georgia in order to discuss emerging global risks, especially those that may arise from burgeoning...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 16 October 2015 - 3:31PM

This Japanese Robot is the Closest Thing to a Real-Life Star Wars Droideka You've Ever Seen

While there were many things that were wrong with the Star Wars prequel trilogy, one thing you can't deny is that the production...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 16 October 2015 - 1:56PM

Tesla Cars Can Drive Themselves Starting Today

Starting today, drivers of Tesla's electric cars can take their hands off of the wheel. Tesla just launched version 7.0 of their Model...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 1:49PM

Blowing Giant Polymer Bubbles in Space Could Pave the Way to Space Civilizations

If humans ever try to colonize space, much of the technology we need would be available to us, if only it weren't so costly. We would...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 10:29AM

The Uncanny Valley of Personality: People Like Robots Better When They Aren't Perfect

According to the theory of the "uncanny valley," people are viscerally repulsed by artificial beings that look somewhat like humans,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 2:38PM

Robotics Company to 3-D Print Tiny Disney and Marvel-Themed Bionic Arms

In the past, prosthetic limbs have generally been purely functional, trying to blend into the rest of the body wherever possible. But...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 4:07PM

Experts Warn UN Delay on Autonomous Weapons Ban May Make a Killer Robot War Inevitable

Military technology in several different countries is inching closer and closer to fully autonomous weapons, and lobbyists at the UN...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 - 12:47PM

A NASA Rocket Launch Will be Visible on the East Coast this Wednesday - Here's How to See It

On Wednesday 7th October, NASA will launch a suborbital rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The launch will see NASA...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 - 11:44AM

Even a Robot Developed to Assemble IKEA Furniture Still Can't Assemble Ikea Furniture

Researchers have just scientifically proven that IKEA furniture is impossible to assemble. School of Mechanical and Aerospace...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 02 October 2015 - 10:15AM

The US Military Could Deploy Drones Armed With High-Energy Laser Guns by 2017

Thanks to a new high-energy laser weapon, the future of drone warfare is rapidly resembling something out of a terrifying science...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 - 1:26PM

Do-It-Yourself AI: How Wolfram Alpha Is Bringing Artificial Intelligence to the Masses

At the Maker Faire in New York City this weekend, Stephen Wolfram held a talk about his anti-Google query engine, Wolfram Alpha, and...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 28 September 2015 - 3:21PM

NASA is Developing a Space Shotgun to Fire at Near Earth Asteroids

Many in the scientific community believe that asteroids and comets could represent a potentially endless stockpile for humanity's...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 5:35AM

AI Scores as High as the Average High Schooler on the Math Section of the SAT

AI may be rapidly approaching human-level intelligence. Chinese researchers recently built an AI that was shown to score slightly...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 2:37PM

Elon Musk's Plans for Sending 1 Million People to Mars for $500,000 Each.

Elon Musk has long been a vocal proponent for the quest to send humans to Mars, regularly suggesting that humanity must become...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 21 September 2015 - 5:59AM