Technology

Meet AttnGAN: A New AI That Creates Nightmarish Images Inspired By Your Words

Creativity has long been the domain of humanity, but a new AI program called AttnGAN may pose a bold (if surreal) challenge to the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 29 October 2018 - 2:22PM

Scientists Discover A Way To Turn Human Urine Into Bricks

The past few years have seen some big scientific advances when it comes to urine, especially when it comes to power: a research team...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 29 October 2018 - 1:58PM

Who Wants To Live Forever? A New Video Explores What Humans Look Like In A Future 1,000 Years From Today

In 1926, Lee DeForest (the inventor of the vacuum tube) claimed that landing a person on the Moon and bringing them back alive would...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 29 October 2018 - 1:02PM

MIT Students Have Trained An AI To Ruin Pizza

We didn't draw the line at writing music, acting, telling jokes, or even writing fortunes for fortune cookies, but now they're coming...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 25 October 2018 - 1:21PM

Scientists Grew A 3D Model Of The Human Brain Using Stem Cells And Scaffolding

The news has been filled with headlines about neural networks recently, but all of those stories have had to do with artificial...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 1:14PM

This New Surveillance AI Can Pick You Out Of The Crowd Based On Your Height, Gender, And Shirt Color

Machine learning and neural nets have been adapted to everything from writing fortune cookie messages to developing new drugs, but...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 12:31PM

Ronald Reagan Has Been Resurrected at Presidential Library As a Hologram

On a normal day at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, if someone tells you that they saw the former president standing, talking,...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 11:58AM

The VR Game 'Job Simulator' Is a Funny, Smart Take on a Future Where Only Robots Have Jobs

The number of genuine VR gaming 'hits' is surprisingly short, but Owlchemy Games' Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives is up there,...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 12:47PM

Scientists Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Develop New Drugs Using Anonymous Data

If there's one thing drug companies hate more than unforeseen side effects, it's sharing proprietary information about their drugs....

Chris Mahon
Monday, 22 October 2018 - 12:09PM

NASA Is Building The Classic 'Claw' Arcade Game Into New Equipment Destined For Mars Aboard The InSight Lander

They're not exactly grabbing for three-eyed alien toys at Pizza Planet, but engineers at NASA are using the same arcade game from...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 1:08PM

Russia Plays It Cool In The Wake Of Near-Devastating Rocket Failure, But Their Timeline Could Leave The ISS Understaffed

For a space agency that just experienced one of the biggest spacecraft failures in recent memory, Russia's Roscosmos is playing it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 12:18PM

Virtual Reality Has the Power to Create Long-Lasting Empathy, New Study Finds

VR has been hailed as a lot of things: the next major video game platform, a new social networking platform, and even a rival to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 1:03PM

How Advanced AI Chatbots Will Become the Next Propaganda Threat

Artificial intelligence is getting better at driving cars and recognizing photos, but one of the things AI still struggles with is...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 12:25PM

Can You Tell the Difference Between These AI-Generated Fortune Cookie Messages and the Real Thing?

When people talk about artificial intelligence taking human jobs, we didn't expect one of them to be "fortune cookie writer."...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 12:01PM

Former NASA Artist in Residence Laurie Anderson Creates an Immersive VR Moon Installation

Some lucky astronauts and a handful of very rich people will soon be traveling into space and around the moon, but what about the rest...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 10:56AM

Elon Musk Says It's "Time to Create a Mecha" After Watching Late-Night Anime Movie

No, you haven't stumbled across a mistakenly syndicated article from The Onion. We're apparently living in a timeline where the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 1:53PM

Environmentalists Prepare to Remove Plastics From Oceans With U-Shaped Pipe Named 'Wilson'

According to recent estimates, the world's oceans are plagued by 150 million tons of plastic, and that number is expecting to triple...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 1:06PM

Stephen Hawking's Last Book Warns About the Rise of Genetically Engineered Superhumans

There were a lot of things keeping Stephen Hawking awake at night, but among the top three were the imminent AI revolution, the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 12:31PM

Coincidence or Sabotage? Another NASA Telescope Has Shut Down

It has not been a good few weeks for NASA. With the Hubble Space Telescope still asleep and adrift in safe mode due to instrument...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 12:19PM

Google's AI Can Now Detect Breast Cancer Better Than Humans Do

When it's not teaching AI how to create fake photos that look totally real, Google and its associated companies are taking big strides...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 11:46AM