According to a recent UK study, the average woman spends roughly one year and three months of her life applying makeup—that translates to over three hours every single week, or 28 minutes a day—never mind the amount of time we spend touching it up over the course of the day and then taking it all off at night. While that number seems extreme, I have to admit that I’m probably one of those women.
It’s never been so easy to start a company. There’s rarely been more money in venture capital. However, last year we saw the fewest number of new software-as-a-service companies founded since 2011. This year is on track to be even worse.
Three years ago, Neil Harbisson, who is completely color-blind, had an antenna implanted in his skull that enables the artist and entrepreneur to sense color via audio vibrations. The long, metallic device, dubbed the ‘eyeborg,’ curves over the top of his head and hovers just above his eye line. It effectively made Harbisson into one of the world’s first cyborgs.
Now is a time where we believe that advanced robotics is just around the corner. However, as it seems, creating a robot with the ability to run, fall, do the dishes or slip on a banana peel is a tricky task that just takes time and a lot of devotion.
Stratolaunch will be the first air-launch platform of this scale and will rank among the largest aircraft in history.
Not too long ago, Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. The night of his launch – April 12, 1961 – I went out onto the front porch and stared up at the stars, trying to see his capsule passing overhead.
Creator of the world’s first 3D-printed cars, Local Motors, has developed the first self-driving “cognitive” vehicle, using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive. It’s set to debut later this year in Washington DC.
MIT researchers have invented a radical pixel-mapping printing technique by bypassing computer-aided design (CAD) software. They have quickly and efficiently modeled and printed thousands of hair-like structures.
Since the beginning of the “machine age”, humans have envisioned a time where machines became intelligent. In most science fiction, there is an apocalyptic tone in which the machines determine that humans are an inefficient use of resources and seek to destroy us. Whether 2001: A Space Odyssey, Terminator or iRobot, books and movies have convinced all of us that one day machines will rule the world.
An electric racing car built by Swiss student engineers has broken the world record for acceleration. The grimsel car took only 1.513 seconds to reach 100kph (62mph) – slashing about a quarter of a second off the previous record time.
The goal is for these unmanned subs to operate for more than 60 days. General Motors is now working with the U.S. Navy to develop hydrogen fuel cell-powered underwater drones that can operate without recharging for this extended period.