Genetically Engineered Superintelligent Humans Could Have an IQ of 1000

Could future humans be ten times as intelligent as the average human? In a new study, Michigan State theoretical physicist Stephen Hsu...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 4:13PM

What the Terminator Series Gets Wrong About Artificial Intelligence and Self-Awareness

Skynet from the Terminator series is the archetypal representation of artificial intelligence in science fiction. And according to the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 5:29PM

Back to the Future - Kickstarter Campaign Puts Real Life Hoverboards on the Market

According to Back to the Future, October 2015 will see a world in which flying cars, holographic movie signs and hoverboards are all...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 12:47PM

Composer To Stage Opera Performed by Androids

The work of Keiichiro Shibuya may give a whole new meaning to electronic music, as he plans to stage an opera performed by androids in...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 20 October 2014 - 4:36PM

Lockheed Martin May Be Able to Power Entire Cities with Nuclear Fusion Energy by 2024

Could nuclear fusion be the answer to our energy crisis? Global defense contractor Lockheed Martin is working to harness nuclear...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - 2:52PM

Nick Bostrom: Technology is a Bigger Threat to Humanity than Global Warming

Science fiction has offered all sorts of creative and entertaining explanations for the end of humanity, from killer asteroids to...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 06 October 2014 - 1:58PM

The Real Holodeck: Microsoft's RoomAlive Turns Your Entire Room into a Game

Gamers can now immerse themselves in a virtual reality using RoomAlive, a game that can turn the user's living room into an...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 06 October 2014 - 1:25PM

Oxygen Destroyer Material Can Suck All the Oxygen Out of a Room

In the original 1954 Godzilla, the titular monster was killed by a fictional weapon of mass destruction called the Oxygen Destroyer,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 02 October 2014 - 12:36PM

Watch Two AI Chatbots Insult Each Other and Have an Existential Crisis

"I am not an artificial intelligence. I am an actual intelligence."     IVONA software and GoAnimate collaborated to create...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 September 2014 - 10:33AM

Mindclones: Futurist Predicts We'll Have Sentient Digital Copies of Our Minds Within Twenty Years

Would an exact copy of a mind, but in digital format, have the same rights as a human being? Futurist, CEO, lawyer, human rights...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 September 2014 - 11:39AM

Creepy Robot Cheerleaders Could Reduce the Number of Traffic Accidents

The new robot cheerleaders from Murata balance on metal balls to perform synchronized dance routines, and are disturbing on several...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 25 September 2014 - 11:43AM

Harvard Researchers Design Wearable Robot Which Could Aid Military By 2016

A wearable robotic exosuit could be aiding soldiers and cerebral palsy patients by the year 2016 thanks to work being carried out at...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 22 September 2014 - 2:43PM

Artsci: Cutting-Edge Science Redefines Contemporary Art

Art, technology, and science are becoming ever more intermingled, the lines between them blurring. The combination of these seemingly...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 4:19PM

This Decades-Old TV Show Predicted Current Military Technologies

Star Trek predicted the cell phone, Brave New World predicted in vitro fertilization, and Fahrenheit 451 predicted earbuds. There are...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 3:03PM

Smartphone App May Be Able to Detect Depression

Two Dartmouth students who were about to fail their classes were given a reprieve, thanks to a smartphone app that detected mitigating...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 12:18PM

We're One Step Closer to Invisibility Cloaks Thanks to Digital Metamaterials

Harry Potter-style invisibility cloaks (minus the magic) may be within our reach, thanks to a novel type of material called "digital...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 15 September 2014 - 11:44AM

This Jetpack Could Help You Run A Four Minute Mile

A jetpack developed by a student from Arizona State University could become a lifesaver by giving soldiers a burst of speed in the...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 12 September 2014 - 3:25PM

MIT Computer Scientist Answers the Question: Can A Mechanical Brain Achieve Consciousness?

Science fiction is filled with narratives about self-aware artificial intelligence, from Terminator to C-3PO to Spielberg's A.I. to...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 September 2014 - 2:38PM

Infographic: Driverless Cars Will Save Over a Trillion Dollars Per Year

"Autonomous cars are no longer confined to the realms of science fiction."   Google is currently testing its driverless car,...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 September 2014 - 1:45PM

Water-Splitting Device May Allow for Round-Trip Space Travel

Many scientists envision a future in which hydrogen replaces oil as our primary fuel. In addition to the benefits for the...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 September 2014 - 12:04PM