Technology

Elon Musk: Self-Driving Cars Will Take Over the Roads in Less Than 30 Years

Elon Musk claims that self-driving cars will likely fill the roads in the next 30 years or so, but there will be an uphill battle...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 10:19AM

The Most Amazing Images from the National Science Photography Competition

The votes are in, and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is ready to announce the winners of their...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 16 March 2015 - 2:08PM

This Inflatable Astronaut Lounge May Be Key to Living on Other Planets

Bigelow Aerospace is ready to send an inflatable test chamber to dock with the ISS, and it may be the key to human colonization of...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 March 2015 - 1:29PM

NASA Developing Augmented Reality Goggles for Astronauts Living on the ISS

Someday soon, astronauts living on the ISS could all be wearing augmented reality goggles. After Google unceremoniously rejected a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 March 2015 - 12:40PM

Creepy 'Hello Barbie' Eavesdrops on Your Children and Learns Your Dog's Name

Barbie was already creepy on so many different levels, but now Mattel has decided to add one more. The new "Hello Barbie" has voice...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 4:16PM

Chameleons Modify Nanocrystals Under Their Skin to Change Color

One of nature's most spectacular mysteries has finally been solved, as scientists have determined the mechanism by which chameleons...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 4:20PM

Shape-Shifting Liquid Metal Motor Brings Us One Step Closer to the T-1000

Scientists have already accomplished Terminator-inspired bionic technology, but this is on a whole new level. This self-powered liquid...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 12:22PM

Invisibility Cloak 'Metamirrors' Can Turn Into Windows

We've gotten one step closer to real-life invisibility cloaks using artificially engineered metamaterials, and now that same...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 March 2015 - 2:54PM

AI Expert Claims Chappie's Robot Police Force May Be Close to a Reality

The titular self-aware robot in Neill Blomkamp's Chappie has been getting all of the attention in the media lately, with AI experts...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 March 2015 - 3:02PM

Real-Life Anthropomorphic Robot Looks Just Like Neill Blomkamp's Chappie

Neill Blomkamp's Chappie may have been an incoherent mess overall, but the titular robot didn't disappoint. Now, Virginia Tech has...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 March 2015 - 1:54PM

Scientists Wirelessly Control Movements of Live Cyborg Cockroaches

Last summer, researchers endeavored to create "biobots," or to remotely control live moths. Now, it looks like a team from Texas A&M...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 - 2:54AM

Facebook Creates Intelligence Test for AI as an Alternative to the Turing Test

While the Turing Test was undeniably groundbreaking at the time of its conception, the problems inherent to it have been...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 - 2:53PM

This Exoskeleton-Controlled Robot Proves the Power of a 5G Data Connection

5G data speeds are coming and if you aren't excited about it, just wait until you see this demonstration of the technology's power...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 02 March 2015 - 10:48AM

A Stanford Artificial Intelligence Researcher on Why We Don't Need to Worry About Evil Robots

So, just to give you whiplash, we're going to tell you about one expert who thinks that the fear mongering about AI is completely...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 February 2015 - 5:13PM

Tech Company Signs On to Build First Full-Scale Hyperloop Track Next Year

A crowdfunded tech company called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies just got one step closer to making Elon Musk's dreams come...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 February 2015 - 3:01PM

The 7 Biggest Existential Threats to Humanity, According to the Experts

How will the human race meet its end? There are many possibilities, but a few apocalyptic scenarios have taken hold of the public...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 February 2015 - 1:06PM

The Best of #CrimeHeadlinesFrom2025

Technology and science-oriented radio program Science Friday recently discussed the potential for technology to lead to unforeseen...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 5:03PM

AI Theorist Calls the Turing Test 'Speciesist'

"Human-like intelligence" has often been used as a benchmark for the advancement of artificial intelligence, even though AI can...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 - 1:34PM

Parody Video Raises Awareness of Robot Abuse

There may very well be "human" rights violations regarding sentient artificial intelligence in the future, but for now, this video is...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 February 2015 - 1:02PM

Robots Will Not Steal Your Jobs Says Chairman of Japanese Robotics Manufacturer

Robotic workers are already prolific among a number of major industries, but experts are divided on what this new robotic age means...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 23 February 2015 - 9:45AM