Technology

Watch: NASA Reveals 70 Years of Secret X-Plane Footage

Grab your tinfoil hats, folks, because we’re discussing NASA secrets. No, not greys and reptilians, we’re talking about secret...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 - 11:51AM

This Incredibly Precise Robot Arm Can Pick Up (Almost) Anything

There are few jobs more obscure than that of a picker--though 'snake milker' and 'iceberg tower' certainly might hold the title....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 July 2017 - 3:37PM

Scientists Use CRISPR to Successfully Edit the DNA of Viable Human Embryos for the First Time

In a medical first, scientists at the University of Oregon have successfully used the genetic editing technology CRISPR-CAS9 to edit...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 28 July 2017 - 11:10AM

Facebook's AI Created Its Own Language, so Its Creators Shut It Down

Facebook’s newest artificial intelligence (AI), which is capable of communicating and negotiating with other AI, has stopped...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 28 July 2017 - 8:47AM

NASA Is Working on a Quieter Supersonic Passenger Plane

Supersonic flight. It elicits images of a heavily outfitted pilot strapped in, bracing for the moment when they shatter the sound...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 12:24PM

A Wisconsin-Based Company Is Implanting Chips in Its Employees' Hands

How much do you trust your employers? Do you trust them enough to let them implant a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip into...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - 11:43AM

Google's "Intelligence Designer" Says We Should Merge AI Research With Neuroscience

You might not know the name Demis Hassabis, but you’re most likely familiar with his work. Known as “Google’s Intelligence...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 12:06PM

World's First Laser Weapon Is Powerful, Invisible, and Deadly Accurate

Who hasn't wished that laser guns were real? Well, hold onto your Stormtrooper helmet and get ready to start missing every single...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 21 July 2017 - 2:18PM

Scientists Create a Method to Create Food From Air

We can imagine the conversation at the most recent meeting of the Apocalyptic Scenario Conference: one group claiming that global...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 5:00PM

Watch This Inflatable 'Soft Robot' Grow Like a Vine and Move Like a Snake

There are a lot of people out there trying to make robots more human-like, but one group of researchers has created a robot that...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 12:56PM

Scientists Have Found a Way to Weave Wearable Sensors Into Fabric

Wearable tech can be as simple as an activity tracker that collects information like step count and heart rate. But the potential of...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 3:44PM

Elon Musk: "Until People See Robots Going Down the Street Killing People, They Don't Know How to React"

It’s a science fiction trope as old as the genre itself: humans create incredible robots, those incredible robots rise up against...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 - 1:22PM

A Team of Grad Students Have Turned a Desk Into an Interactive AR Keyboard Using Light Projections

Most of us are probably familiar with that scene from Minority Report where Tom Cruise cycles through a bunch of floating screens...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 17 July 2017 - 3:42PM

A Team of Scientists Figured Out How to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Real-Life Tricorder

The original medical tricorder from Star Trek was a science fiction staple that seemed close to magic, alerting Dr. Leonard "Bones"...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 2:30PM

Scientists Teach Self-Driving Cars to Make Ethical Decisions

In discussions surrounding artificial intelligence (AI), many people have the lingering worry in the back of their head that AI tech...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 2:12PM

Watch Salto, the Most Agile Jumping Robot Ever Created

SALTO, which stands for saltatorial locomotion on terrain obstacles, is a tiny little robot with jumping capabilities that would make...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 07 July 2017 - 2:07PM

Dubai Is Creating an Autonomous Robo-Car Police Force

Are you a fan of Robocop? We have good news! Terrified of the prospect that artificially intelligent robots could lead to our...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 06 July 2017 - 11:28AM

Archaeologists Just Reconstructed the Face of a 500-Year-Old Corpse in Stunning Detail

Some 500 years ago, a man without much to his name, now known only as SK2, lived in Dublin. His skeleton was found along with the...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 30 June 2017 - 12:36PM

Will Widespread Genome Sequencing Lead to a Medical Dystopia?

From GATTACA to Spider-Man, genetics has played a huge role in sci-fi, but it's only within the past few decades that we've really...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 29 June 2017 - 3:23PM

Tora-Con

What does "Tora" mean? The mascot here at RIT is the tiger, and tiger in Japanese is "tora". Put that together with "convention" and...