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The future of computing

IN 1971 the fastest car in the world was the Ferrari Daytona, capable of 280kph (174mph). The world’s tallest buildings were New York’s twin towers, …

Genetic Engineering Now Allows Parents to Select the Gender and Eye Color of Their Children

The new season of HBO's Vice will kick off with a close look at gene editing and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.<p>The premier episode of the fourth season of HBO's mini-documentary series <i>Vice</i> will include a segment on genetic engineering that examines what researchers and doctors around the world …

Genetics

The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see

It had been more than a decade since “B.T.” had last seen anything.<p>After suffering a traumatic accident as a young woman, doctors diagnosed her with cortical blindness, caused by damage to the visual processing centers in her brain. So she got a seeing eye dog to guide her and grew accustomed to …

Psychology

Power plants: how scientists could harness energy from flowers

Researchers at Linköping University have shown it was possible to create an electric circuit within a plant<p>Scientists have woven electronics into the vascular system of living plants for the first time in a breakthrough which could allow them to convert photosynthesis into power.<p>A team at Linköping …

Google will let artificial intelligence reply to your email

Googleis putting a different twist on the concept of "automated reply" with a new tool that aims to write artificially intelligent responses to your email.<p>The technology is part of an update to Google's Inbox app for managing and organizing email. The feature announced Tuesday is the latest example …

Here's what humanity may be like in 1,000 years

And the technology we build is progressing at a blistering pace. And that pace keeps picking up.<p>Things like flying cars, sophisticated artificial intelligence, and quantum computers may emerge from science fiction into reality in less time than we think.<p>Now ASAP Science has partnered with National …

Get Ready to Live a Long, Long Time

Two of the leading scientists at the edge of the medical revolution believe that our life expectancy could start creeping up toward the triple digits.<p>…

Europe finally abolishes mobile phone roaming charges

Members of the European parliament have voted through new rules that will scrap mobile roaming charges and stop holidaymakers returning home to the nightmare of a massive phone bill racked up on their travels.<p>The vote sees the deal reached between European authorities in June to scrap increased …

Telecoms

European Parliament votes in favour of 'two speed' internet

The European Parliament has voted in favour of controversial net neutrality regulations. MEPs voted down four proposed amendments that critics argued …

The teen who made a revolutionary robot arm

In the video above, watch the story of how a 19-year-old inventor came up with a truly remarkable robotic limb.<p><i>Over the next month, we’re celebrating technology and innovation in a new series called Bright Sparks. As part of the series, we’re bringing back some of our favourite articles about the</i> …

Brainwaves