What makes the 'ultimate superhuman'? Design for a perfect person includes Usain Bolt's legs, Michael Phelps's arm span and the brain of a 'human calculator'
Biologists from Tufts University have fine-tuned an environment for 3D test tube "mini-brains" so that they can function like a living nervous system for months.
Dr. Seth Lloyd, an MIT professor and self-described "quantum mechanic," describes the quantum mechanics behind time travel during a guest lecture at the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo. Recorded on Nov. 4, 2010, this is th
With electrodes up the nose, they made people smell things that weren't there.
Carbon fiber as we know it is one of the most impressive materials in our toolkit.
I received a letter (below) from a reader who took issue with my taking issue with electric cars generally and Tesla specifically. This reader claimed to be a Libertarian – which staggered me like a punch from Ali in his prime.
His firm specializes in hardware security and was hired to scan several large data centers belonging to the telecommunications company. Bloomberg is not identifying the company due to Appleboum's nondisclosure agreement with the client. Unusual com
China has big plans to launch an artificial moon into space in order to light up cities. The plan is supposed to replace the streetlights in the south-western city of Chengdu by 2020.
The specifications are incredible, four 6 mm barrels cut side by side within one steel block. New ammunition blocks fired by electromagnetic actuators that could theoretically give the weapon a firing rate of 250 rounds per second. And then there
The makers of a DIY phone kit think building your own not-so-smart phone could foster a healthier relationship to screens.
Professor Stephen Hawking feared a new race of 'superhumans' could destroy the rest of humanity if genetic engineering continued unabated.
The mystery of 'Oumuamua, the first interstellar object ever observed, continues to deepen. A new analysis argues that if it were a comet, it would have broken apart as it passed near the sun.
Urmila Mahadev spent eight years in graduate school solving one of the most basic questions in quantum computation: How do you know whether a quantum computer has done anything quantum at all?
High energy density sodium ion batteries using Cobalt oxide plating are providing better performance than lithium ion batteries.
Over the last ten or so years there have been technological changes to our daily lives and there have been noticeable changes to our world.
For some humans, especially infants, the immune system can attack itself, sending the child into a coma or even killing it. The Rotateq vaccine, made by Merck and given to children to supposedly prevent Rotavirus, contains parts of the porcine circov
Your brain needs exhaustion to grow. Take up new, cognitively demanding activity - something new you've never done before: dancing, piano lessons, a foreign language - is more likely to boost brain processing speed, strengthen synaps
. The new system, dubbed BrainNet, was tested by wiring three test subjects up to machines that let them send messages to each other using just their brainwaves.
Slow-motion video has always been fun to watch, with the best rigs usually shooting on the scale of thousands of frames per second.
Technocrats invent because they must, not because there is a rational reason to do so. The functional movement of robots is approaching that of humans. Equipped with specialty AI, they will be able to perform most jobs now done by humans.
Every genealogical/Service I have researched talks incessantly about Privacy and having control over your own data. All such language is deceptive and misleading, designed to trick people into buying their testing kits. Now that large databases have
The Military is instructing local police forces how to "master the human domain" with biometric identification and AI analysis of populations. On the battlefield, mastering the human domain means changing, informing or shaping human behavior. Whe
CLAIM: China infiltrated Apple and Amazon with a tiny chip surreptitiously installed on server motherboards
SpaceX has had 62 successful launches and landed 28 times and reused boosters 15 times.
The nonprofit's founder and chairwoman explains her latest initiative: a $3.5M competition in partnership with the Omidyar Network to explore new ways to teach ethics to computer science students.
In this video, we give you the latest breaking news on 5g, the internet of all things, the smart grid and smart dust all the latest technological advancements that are very dangerous. We cover the new google device home hub, the new facebook portal w
found to be effective against resistant MRSA...To many, honey is more than just a natural sweetener: it's a source of valuable medicine. A revered folk cure, honey has been used for a variety of medicinal purposes throughout the centuries, and now,
A Russian Soyuz booster rocket has failed in mid-air less than two minutes after take-off on Thursday, forcing the crew to make an emergency landing with the help of NASA and technicians on the ground.
The goal is to combine "the speed and processing power of computers with humans' ability to adapt to complex situations," according to DARPA. It will allow people to "control, feel and interact with a remote machine as though it were a part o
Could an ECZEMA drug offer a cure for baldness? Alopecia patient, 13, regrows her hair within months of taking common skin condition pill