Technology

MIT and NASA Engineers Reveal Aircraft Wing That Changes Shape During Flight

A team of engineers from NASA and MIT have designed, built, and tested a new type of aircraft wing constructed from thousands of...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 04 April 2019 - 11:11AM

Ford's Smart Bed Prototype Forces Mattress Hogs to Stay in Their Lane

Ford's lane-keeping technology, installed in most of their new vehicles, detects road markings as you drive and gently nudges the...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 28 March 2019 - 1:46PM

Judgement Day is Coming: Scientists Develop Liquid Metal That Stretches Like T-1000 Terminator

Between DARPA's proposal for an AI that serves as a global threat watchdog and Boston Dynamics' creepy headless robots, the 21st...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 21 March 2019 - 11:35AM

NVIDIA's New AI Turns Crappy Sketches Into Photorealistic Masterworks

No matter how much time some people spend lulled into quiet artistic contemplation by syndicated episodes of The Joy of Painting...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - 9:39AM

This AI Detects Shoplifters Before They Steal, But There's Something Even Creepier About It

VAAK, a Japanese startup, has developed artificial intelligence software that can detect suspicious human body language in potential...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 07 March 2019 - 11:53AM

Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Give Mice Infrared Sight: Human Super-Vision Could Be Next

In the 2000 science fiction film Pitch Black, an escaped prisoner who's received prison surgery that enables him to see in the dark...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 28 February 2019 - 1:54PM

Kickstarter Campaign Claims to Have Developed 'Molecular Coffee:' But What Does That Actually Mean?

When Carl Sagan said that "if you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe," the observation was...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - 12:08PM

Google Maps Slowly Rolling Out Augmented Reality Navigation

In a move seemingly designed to frustrate those of us who do not walk down the street staring at our phones and utterly oblivious to...

Gart Williams
Monday, 11 February 2019 - 11:38AM

As AI and Robots Become Commonplace, More People are Identifying as 'Digisexuals'

The idea of humans falling in love with ostensibly inanimate or insentient objects is nothing new. In Metamorphoses, the Roman poet...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 07 February 2019 - 12:49PM

New Technology Uses Lasers to Transmit Audible Messages to Specific People

WASHINGTON — Researchers have demonstrated that a laser can transmit an audible message to a person without any type of receiver...

Optical Society of America
Thursday, 24 January 2019 - 4:28PM

Poker-Playing AI Tapped For Military Use In $10M Pentagon Deal

In the 1983 film War Games, a teenage hacker accesses WOPR (War Operation Plan Response), a military supercomputer programmed to...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 12:50PM

Real-Life 'Iron Man' Demonstrates Jet Suit on Royal Marine Commando Assault Course

We first reported on Richard Browning's Daedalus jet suit in November 2017, when the Gravity founder and Royal Marine Commando (U.K.)...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 21 January 2019 - 9:22AM

Lyft Plans To Bring AR and VR Experiences to Transportation

Created as an alternative to the traditional yellow taxi cab, companies like Lyft and Uber succeeded in breaking what amounted to a...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 21 January 2019 - 8:14AM

Terminated: World's First Robot Hotel Fires Half Its Robot Staff For Annoying Guests

As robots and artificial intelligence begin to take on more roles in our daily lives, there are bound to be hiccups, some bigger than...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 10:01AM

Facebook Is Using AI to Prevent Suicides, But Privacy Advocates Are Concerned

We talk a lot about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence and the evils of social media, but there are some really positive...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 - 12:12PM

New Steam-Powered Spacecraft Could Explore Space 'Forever'

When Buzz Lightyear said "To infinity...and beyond!", we doubt anyone took the idea seriously. Even Voyager 1 and 2, which are still...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 2:06PM

Scientists Are Creating Rare, Dangerous Plutonium-238 for the First Time Since the Cold War...for NASA

The Cold War was a breakthrough period for science, despite the looming threat of nuclear armageddon. In addition to projects like...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 1:25PM

This Company's Full-Body Haptic Suits Could Make 'Black Mirror' Level Gaming a Scary Reality

There are two recent examples of haptic suit technology in popular culture that gamers can look to for an idea of AR/VR play will...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 1:19PM

Still Sharing Your Netflix Password? This Company's AI Will Find You and Rat You Out

So many streaming services, so little money. We won't ask for a show of hands, but everyone knows someone who "borrows" Netflix, Hulu,...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 11:47AM

New AI Named DeepGestalt Can Identify Genetic Disorders Just By Looking at Your Face

Artificial intelligence has already been used to implement facial recognition at airports, leading at least one organization to...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 - 2:20PM