Technology

The Real Jurassic Park: Scientists Attempt to Clone a 40,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth

We haven't figured out a way to clone dinosaurs yet (and would we really want to?), but we may be able to clone another prehistoric...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - 2:16PM

GPS Satellites Might Be Able to Detect Dark Matter

Dark matter has historically been one of the most elusive substances in the universe, but, according to new research, the key to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 4:14PM

Will Rosetta Be the First Robot to Win the Pulitzer Prize for Photojournalism?

Some AI programmers claim that robots will win the print journalism Pulitzer by 2016, but will the photojournalism category be won by...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 10:32AM

Elon Musk: Killer Robots Will Arrive Within Five Years

Elon Musk is at it again. In the last year, he's made a series of incendiary claims about artificial intelligence: that it is a...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 17 November 2014 - 2:02PM

Science vs Music: Cymatics Artist Uses Science Experiments to Visualize Sounds

Experimental musician Nigel Stanford's latest music video was shot before the music was written. Why? Because he was inspired to make...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 14 November 2014 - 12:24PM

Mind-Control Device Allows Us to Turn Genes On and Off Using Only Our Minds

Swiss scientists have built a device that allows humans to determine gene expression using only the power of thought. Their experiment...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - 2:37PM

Google-Owned Boston Dynamics Unveil Atlas Robot With Karate Kid Moves

Boston Dynamics, a robotics company owned by tech giant, Google, has just unveiled a new video featuring their Atlas robot showing off...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - 11:54AM

Did the FBI's Operation Onymous 'Break' the Anonymous Darknet?

In the last week, over two dozen sites on the Darknet service provider Tor were seized by the FBI. The authorities, who called their...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 10 November 2014 - 1:58PM

Scientists Claim They've Found a Way to Reverse the Aging Process

We're going to live forever, like in Fame. Wait, that's not a sci-fi movie, like in- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 - 1:21PM

Scientists Spend a Record-Breaking 31 Days Living in the Ocean, Devise Plans for Underwater Cities

Science fiction is chock-full of underwater cities, from Otoh Gunga in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace to Atlantis in both Stargate:...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 03 November 2014 - 4:09PM

Flying Car Prototype Is Almost Ready for Europe's Skies

European tech company AeroMobil has unveiled a third version of a vehicle that is a combination of car and plane, a "fully...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 31 October 2014 - 1:05PM

UK Computer Scientists Are Trying to Build Real-Life Ultron - A Computer That Can Upgrade Itself

In the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man builds an AI that features humanlike intelligence, self-awareness and, most...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 3:06PM

These Robotics Hobbyists Built A Real-Life Transformer!

Transformers. They are a childhood treasure that have, unfortunately, been dragged through the mud by Michael Bay's latest exploits in...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - 12:35PM

Elon Musk: Creating Artificial Intelligence Is Akin to Summoning a Demon

In 1997, Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired an episode in which technology enthusiasts downloaded a contained demon into a robot vessel,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 27 October 2014 - 12:39PM

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