Wanting to know where we come from, whether it be simply listening to our grandparents telling tales of our more recent heritage, or researchers studying the origins of our evolution, the need to know seems to be an integral part of human nature.…Read More »
On many occasions, soldiers return from duty with several mental defects that are due to the riveting experience of war. Currently, there’s no real treatment for such cases, but DARPA is aiming to fix that with a chip in the brain.…Read More »
Losing a limb may not mean that you have to lose mobility and sensation anymore. Researchers at the University of Chicago are working on a prosthetic limb that not only gives its wearer mobility but is also touch sensitive. The idea is that one day the prosthetic could relay touch sensory information, in real time, to the brain.…Read More »
Remember that article we wrote earlier this month about the US army testing robot tanks with mounted machines guns that move and shoot on their own? Yeah, well, this video is a demonstration of said tanks.Read More »
The Yeti or abominable snowman has had many names over the years and for the most part has long thought to be a myth. But recent research reveals that there may be an actual animal behind the legend.
The research has been conducted by Bryan Sykes, who is a professor at Oxford University, suggests that it is possible that the Yeti is actually real.…Read More »
Is it possible that some day there will be clinics open to treat people for having an addiction to Oreos? Will nurses hand out plastic cups that have little second-rate versions of the cookie to tide a person over until they can kick their habit altogether?…Read More »
Researchers successfully detect when someone is thinking about numbers, the first step to reading minds
Are we getting closer to a world in George Orwell’s 1984? A world where thought police are able to know our every thought? Not quite yet thankfully, but researchers at Stanford University are taking further steps towards understanding how the brain works.…Read More »
Cancer diagnosis may get a lot easier thanks to the work of researchers at IBM. These researchers are used to creating and designing tiny microprocessors and they are taking the talents in a whole new direction. The researchers at IBM are working to improve diagnostic tests that are used to detect cancer.…Read More »
Ever want to take a trip into space? Everyone has heard about Virgin’s space shuttle plans. In reality who can really afford that kind of trip? Only the super-rich can afford the price tag for a spot on one of those shuttle rides, even if it is a once in a life time opportunity.…Read More »
Chinese researchers have managed to create bulbs that emit Wi-Fi, a technology called Lifi, according to news agency Xinhua. The Chinese will demonstrate the technology on November 5.
The researchers have used a LED bulb that emits internet and can be used by up to four computers.…Read More »
A team of researchers are testing out the use of underwater WiFi, and hope it’s use could eventually be applied towards better underwater warning systems, according to BBC News.
The researchers, who are from the University of Buffalo, New York, conducted their research on Lake Erie, not too far from Buffalo, and the test involved dropping two 40 lb (18 kg) sensors into the water, and then used a laptop computer to transmit information to the sensors.…Read More »
What if you could speak to a plant to help it grow? We’ve heard that before, though there is no real proof behind it. This is the reason why the Denver Museum of Nature and Science has planned to put this idea to the test, but with a twist.…Read More »
According to a survey by the New York Times, as reported by Mashable, TV viewership seems to be diminishing generationally. The study finds that at least 1 in every 3 millennials watch less TV in favor of online video, or outright no TV at all.…Read More »
You might not have guessed it, but out of the 25 most loved brands in America, several of them are from the tech industry. NewMediaMetrics has released the results of its yearly LEAP survey where it listed the top 25 loved brands in the United States.…Read More »
Google Glass is still in the testing phases, but that’s not stopping Google from beginning work on a successor. Mary Lou Jepsen, head of the display division at Google, claims the company is working on a top-secret successor to the current variant of Glass.…Read More »
The U.S. Army is showing increased interest in having robots on the battlefield to assist individual soldiers. There might even be a day where robots are assisting other robots on the battlefield without a single human in sight.
The Fort Benning Army post in Georgia is holding a four-day event where commercial companies will have the chance to show off their robotic masterpieces.…Read More »
A lonely planet that is estimated to have a mass six times that of Jupiter has been spotted 80 light-years away from Earth. The planet, which is now known as PSO J318.5-22, is estimated to be around 12 million years old.…Read More »
3D printing is slowly becoming something that might actually stick around for a few years. We’ve seen so many 3D printing ideas popping up on a regular basis, but this one bakes the cake, get it? Alright that wasn’t funny at all.…Read More »
According to a report by BBC, Scientists and researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in the U.S. managed to have surpassed a fundamental milestone on the way to the vital goal of attaining self-sustaining nuclear fusion. You might not have known this, but nuclear fusion is basically the process that powers the Sun.…Read More »
What surprises me is that Disney developed this. Who would have thought Disney does this sort of stuff.Read More »
If you think robots won’t become a central part of future human existence and probably wipe us out, think again. Meet Atlas, a humanoid android capable of traversing rough terrain and upholding its balance on one leg even when hit from the side via a huge ball.…Read More »
After more than two years of hard work by a team at Bristol Interaction and Graphics (BIG), a new technology is invented which has the potental to revolutionize the digital experience. UltraHaptics, developed by a team of six people at BIG, enables people to touch and feel objects in a digital device, like smartphones, smart TVs, etc and that too without touching.…Read More »
Until now robots were able to recognize objects, but it was quite difficult to make them understand the orientation of an object. There are similar looking objects which are quite different functionally. So how does a robot differentiate between them?
To solve this and to improve the vision of robots, MIT graduate student Jared Glover has used a neglected Statistical tool, called Bingham Distribution.…Read More »
Ever heard of two plants merging as one that is capable of growing two different fruits all at the same time? This is real science right here folks. Apparently, folks in England managed to merge tomato and potato plants together as one entity.…Read More »
I bet most of you have seen the Iron Man movies, where the scattered robotic pieces come together to form a robotic Iron Man suit. Why I’m saying this is that the time is not long when you’ll see similar robotic cubes joining themselves to form structures like bridges, repairing buildings or scaffolding.…Read More »
3D printing is no longer a thing restricted to the rich and high-level companies. You can buy a 3D printer for your home and it’s so popular now that NASA is planning to use 3D printing to build spacecraft components in space via robots.…Read More »
Collecting real-time accurate data on earthquakes has been a problem for scientists since forever. However, all that could change if scientists find a way to utilize the accelerometers found in most modern smartphones. According to an article published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, the MEMS accelerometers in existing smartphones are profound enough to detect earthquakes of magnitude five or higher when found near the epicenter.…Read More »
Boeing and the US Air Force have tested F-16 fighter jets (which have been retired from the Air Force and used for research, such as this) without any pilots in the cockpit. The aircraft were basically turned into drones that were piloted remotely from the ground by US Air Force pilots.…Read More »
Scientists from Harvard and MIT have recently a new form of matter that sounds like it could be the genesis of Star Wars. The new form of photon-based matter that is quite similar to that of lightsabers according to the physicist involved
“When these photons interact with each other, they’re pushing against and deflecting each other.…Read More »
Is there life on Mars? Some reports say not possible, while others indicate there is a possibility. According to The Guardian, NASA has managed to locate water on Mars via the help of the Curiosity Rover. Now, this is not a lake of water, but instead it is water molecules bound to minerals in the Martian soil.…Read More »
Samsung is in a bit of a pickle right now as consumers are just going about their business by trading in Galaxy smartphones for a brand spanking new Apple iPhone 5s, ouch. Hey, let’s be honest here; the iPhone 5s is probably not as awesome as hardcore fanboys believe, but one thing is for certain — it just works.…Read More »
Do you have a severe fear of cats and anything cute in this world? There could be help for you yet old chap. Scientists have found a way to erase your fears using what they call Scent Therapy; we kid you not.…Read More »
Google is a company that is not afraid to branch out into areas that have less to do with its core business, web services. The company’s latest foray is launching a new company called Calico, which will focus on health and anti-aging.…Read More »
The future is poop, no seriously; the future is literally poop if these scientists are allowed to continue their research. A bunch of researchers at Stanford University found a way to harvest electricity from feces, and we’re all for it. I mean, we poop almost every day, so why waste it down the toilet?…Read More »