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AI produces realistic sounds that fool humans

June 28th, 2016 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

In order for robots to navigate the world, they will need to be able to make reasonable assumptions about their surroundings and what could happen during a sequence of events. One way that humans learn these things is through sound. For infants, some studies suggest that poking and prodding objects is actually how they develop an intuitive […]



Airbus presents the world’s first 3D-printed aircraft

June 28th, 2016 at 9:37 am » Comments Off

Dwarfed by huge jets all around, the mini-plane Thor was an eye-catcher at the Berlin air show this week. The small Airbus is the world’s first 3D-printed aircraft.



Scientists are now using bacteria as living hard drives

June 27th, 2016 at 3:30 pm » Comments Off

Computers are becoming more like living beings. It looks like living beings are becoming more like computers. The latest research has demonstrated a method for storing lines of code in living bacteria, which can then be passed down to the next generation as genetic information.



Car-free neighborhood redesigns suburbia

June 25th, 2016 at 9:30 am » Comments Off

It’s possible that some people might own a car in a new neighborhood designed for Mannheim, Germany. But they won’t be able to drive up to their doors: The entire neighborhood is car-free, with parking hidden underground.



Woman from Texas is the first to undergo Optogenetic Therapy

June 23rd, 2016 at 2:33 pm » Comments Off

A blind woman in Texas is now the first person to undergo therapy based on a technology called optogenetics. The therapy will create light-sensing cells in one of her eyes and enable her to see again. Doctors don’t yet know if it worked, but the implications of an optogenetics trial could be significant for patients suffering […]



The new frontier of digital implants

June 22nd, 2016 at 12:23 pm » Comments Off

Tim Shank can guarantee you that he’ll never leave home without his keys. Why is that? Well, his house keys are located inside his body.



Moley Robotics is revolutionizing kitchens around the world

June 21st, 2016 at 2:29 pm » Comments Off

Ready to take your kitchen to the next level? Moley Robotics brings to you the world’s first Robotic Kitchen featuring oven, hob, sink and two dexterous robotic arms that allow it to cook with the skill and flair of a master chef. You won’t view cooking the same ever again.



Elon Musk’s new details on his ‘mind blowing’ mission to Mars

June 21st, 2016 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

Since Elon Musk founded a start-up space company over 14 years ago, the goal has always been the same: Establishing a colony on Mars. You’ll be amazed at how he’s planning to get there.



Welcome to Larry Page’s Secret Flying-Car Factories

June 21st, 2016 at 9:50 am » Comments Off

Silicon Valley developed a fleeting infatuation with a startup called Zee.Aero not too long ago. The company had set up shop right next to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., because Google tightly controls most of the land in the area. A reporter spotted patent filings showing Zee.Aero was working on a small, all-electric plane […]



China’s robot problem

June 20th, 2016 at 4:21 pm » Comments Off

Foxconn, Apple’s favorite manufacturer, was replacing 60,000 of its workers with robots. Everyone from the BBC to Apple fan sites soon reported the ground-shifting news. However, there was just one problem: It was mostly false.



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