Technology

Dubai Begins Test Flights for an Autonomous Flying Taxi

If any city were to get a commercially available flying car service first, it makes sense that it's Dubai. Few other places...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 8:33PM

Vacuum Cleaner Company Dyson Will Build an Electric Car by 2020

The world of battery-powered vehicles is becoming ever more crowded. In addition to the myriad of other companies that are already...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 7:37PM

Elon Musk Will Unveil "Unexpected" Details About His Mars Spaceship This Friday

Around this time last year, at the 67th annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Mexico, Elon Musk unveiled his plan...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 11:24AM

A Startup is Training a Self-Driving Truck AI Using Video Games

The problem with testing a self-driving artificial intelligence is that things can be very, very messy if things go wrong.As with...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 25 September 2017 - 8:45PM

This 3-D Carving Tool Lets Makers Create Custom Guitars and Game Boards

Everybody is psyched about 3-D printing their own fidget spinners and tiny plastic skulls, but people are already grumbling about...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 2:03PM

A Futuristic Fashion Company Has Created a Dress That Lets You Sense Near-Earth Asteroids

If 2017's Ghost in the Shell made one good decision, it was including Wearable Media in its promotions. The company nails the weird,...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 12:55PM

Robot With Attached Chainsaw Can Climb Trees While Trimming Them

You've got a problem: you need to trim a tree, and you've got the tools, as well as some extra metal pipes and a load of tires and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 September 2017 - 8:50PM

A Robot Performed Unaided Dental Surgery on a Human Patient

How much do you trust modern robotics? Would you, for example, be happy with letting a robot implant false teeth into your mouth?...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 September 2017 - 7:27PM

Two Engineers Create an Underwater Jetpack to 'Fly Through Water'

Sometimes, great discoveries don't take lots of research, experimentation, and effort. Gluing together a few commonplace (or not so...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 7:41PM

The Air Force Wants to Begin Testing Lasers on Gunships Next Year

Military gunships have enough guns already, but what they don't have enough of is frickin' lasers. That gross oversight may be fixed...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 11:27AM

Tesla is Developing Their Own Self-Driving AI Chip with AMD

For someone who's dead certain that artificial intelligence will one day lead to a Skynet-style robot apocalypse that will wipe out...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 8:54PM

Knightscope Unveils a Robot Security Guard for All-Terrain Patrols

Robot security guards aren't necessarily a perfected technology just yet. Among the stories of robots awkwardly tripping in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 7:45PM

Aliens and AI: André Bormanis Explores the Science Behind 'The Orville'

  The Orville is Seth MacFarlane's take on a Star Trek-style space adventure, complete with new galaxy, ship, and crew (who still...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 11:51AM

Columbia Researchers Create Artificial Humanoid Muscles for Robots

As impressive as modern robot designs might be, humanity's attempts to build artificial shells for our computers still pale in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 8:52PM

Teenager Max Miller Raises $300K to Teach Coding and 3-D Printing to Kids With Cancer

These days, kids are growing up in a world with X-ray vision drones, cute personal robots, 3-D printed Mario Karts, and giant mechs....

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 2:48PM

McLaren Has Built Bionic Armor For a Real Life Tony Stark

Once upon a time, television audiences of the 1970s marveled at The Six Million Dollar Man, essentially a superhero cut from the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 18 September 2017 - 7:04PM

Check Out the Bomb-Defusal Robot That Can Be Controlled in Virtual Reality

Bomb disposal is one of the most frightening, high-pressure, high-risk jobs out there. It's as life-threatening as it is intricate and...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 18 September 2017 - 12:01PM

How the Future of Quantum Computing Brings Us Closer to 'Star Trek'

Eric Ladizinsky's introduction at Worlds Fair Nano in NYC was prefaced with an interesting bit of trivia: Ladizinsky has watched every...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 17 September 2017 - 6:52PM

New AI Can Develop Video Games Just by Watching Gameplay

As humans, we have both learned and innate behaviors. While some few, basic behaviors come to us instinctively, many more are learned...

Chelsea Gohd
Sunday, 17 September 2017 - 1:35PM

Worlds Fair Nano 2017: The Future of VR Will Be Another Moral Panic

VR is finally here, but where is it headed? That was the question asked at Worlds Fair Nano NY's Future of VR panel, which brought...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 16 September 2017 - 7:53PM