Technology

Tomatan: The Wearable Tomato-Shaped Robot Who Feeds You Tomatoes While You Run

Today on our "why does this exist?" segment, Japanese vegetable juice company Kagome has built a tomato-shaped robot that feeds you...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 February 2015 - 4:21PM

Man Trains for Weeks to Beat Google's AI at Image Recognition - Just Barely

It looks like alarmists about artificial superintelligence might not be that far off. Stanford graduate student Andrej Karpathy went...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 19 February 2015 - 3:00PM

Watch: Star Wars-Style Spherical Robot to Guard US Marines

Remember the robot in the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was essentially an adorable spherical version of R2D2?...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 4:18PM

Performance Artist to Live as Someone Else for 28 Days Through Virtual Reality

UK performance artist Mark Farid is getting ready to plug into the Matrix. For 28 days, he will essentially live someone else's life,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 6:14PM

Hitachi Designs a Dystopian 'Happiness Monitor' for Employers to Track Workers' Emotions

Japanese conglomerate Hitachi has just invented a new "workplace happiness monitor" in order to help employers boost morale in the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 10:45AM

Scientists Could Engineer the Earth So It Reflects the Sun's Rays - But They Shouldn't

In the 2013 film Snowpiercer, Earth is plunged into an ice age after a botched attempt to combat global warming by releasing a climate...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 1:15PM

Watch Live Feed of Tonight's SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch

After their explosive attempt to land the Falcon 9 rocket on a barge last month, SpaceX is already prepared to give it another try....

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 2:00PM

Fire Department Called After Robot Vacuum Attacks Sleeping Owner's Head

We all knew it was just a matter of time before robots started wanting to kill us all, but the time to welcome our robot overlords...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 February 2015 - 4:08PM

Navy Robot Firefighter Puts Out a Blaze for the First Time

The US Navy has created an autonomous, humanoid robot that can successfully fight fires, even as it moves at approximately the speed...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 2:35PM

Wikipedia Re-Imagined as an Interactive Galaxy, with 100,000 Pages as Stars

If you've ever gotten lost down the rabbit hole that is Wikipedia, then you'll understand the metaphor. Parisian student Owen Cornec...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 11:13AM

New Nanotechnology Technique Successfully Treats Deadly Brain Cancer in Rats

Brain tumors, or gliomas, are one of the most difficult cancers to treat. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments are often ineffective...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 - 1:44PM

MIT Scientists Close to Creating Holograms By Using Sound to Manipulate Light

Although 3-D films are all the rage these days, we still haven't actually mastered holography, or holograms, as they're affectionately...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 - 3:24PM

Microsoft Research Chief Claims AI Will Not End the Human Race

Countless films, including the upcoming Ex Machina, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Terminator: Genisys, to name a few, have explored the...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 3:59PM

SpaceX Animation Shows Plans for Anticipated Reusable Rockets

In spite of the high-profile Falcon 9 explosion just two weeks ago, SpaceX is reportedly getting closer and closer to its goal of...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 12:26PM

First Laser Caught on Camera Looks Like Every Sci-Fi Movie

Scientists have caught the flight path of a laser on camera for the very first time, and it genuinely looks like a Star Wars battle:...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 - 5:07PM

Renowned AI Expert Makes Incredible Predictions for the Next 30 Years

We've heard a lot of inflammatory predictions about artificial intelligence in the media lately, but the predictions of Ray Kurzweil...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 26 January 2015 - 3:32PM

New 3-D Printer Named Scotty 'Teleports' Physical Objects By Destroying Them

Thanks to a new 3-D printer fittingly named Scotty, we may be able to add teleportation to the list of scientific advancements...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 5:09PM

Ex Machina Scientific Advisor: Real-Life Robots Will Sooner Have Ava's Intelligence than Her Body

The upcoming film Ex Machina explores a twisted version of the Turing Test, featuring an eerily human-like robot named Ava. But is Ava...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 10:39AM

Microsoft Unveils Windows Holographic and HoloLens Augmented Reality Goggles

At the Windows 10 event today, Microsoft announced their newest project: augmented reality goggles called Hololens. Creator Robert...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 2:17PM

The 20 Best Responses to 'What Do You Think About Machines that Think?'

Edge's Annual Question of 2015 read: "What do you think about machines that think?" They asked a multitude of AI experts, authors,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 10:55AM