The supercomputer has been programmed to lay out the pros and cons of an argument. Thanksgiving is saved! IBM's Watson supercomputer has already mastered Jeopardy! and can even whip up an innovative recipe.
Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing
A thermal radar system with a panoramic view Michael Dortch was building video surveillance trailers for industrial parks in Colorado when his clients started asking for near-omniscient views of their
Using your head The common screw may not have been screaming for a makeover, but consider its shortcomings: stripped heads, tedious pilot holes, endless bit swapping. The company Outlaw has developed new
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has proposed the smallest United States military since 1940. It's also the most technologically advanced. The last time the U.S. Army was smaller than 450,000 troops, was
A new crowdsourced marketplace aiming to connect up budding coders with businesses needing to find developers to do one-off project work has launched today in beta in the U.K. Called Coding Cupboard it’s
It’s been over 30 years since Chuck Hull invented the first 3D printer in 1983. Ever since then, the idea of machine-printing objects from scratch has gone from fiction to reality, opening up new opportunities
Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug
FounderDating, a selective network where entrepreneurs can find co-founders, is adding a new way to pick up advisors. Advisors, who are usually paid with a small cut of equity, can bring lessons learned
Does it matter that the love of your life doesn’t like your friends? If you hit the one-year anniversary mark, are you more likely to get married? Smitten worry warts are often obsessed with comparing
Google bought SlickLogin, an Israel-based startup that develops alternatives to passwords, including a sound-based authentication technology. Founded by three security experts that used to work for the
Popular Science sat down with botObjects to ask some questions about their controversial 3-D printer. We left with some answers, and some new questions. Back in May, a startup called botObjects unveiled
Iron Dome, meet Iron Beam. Intercepting and destroying projectiles in midair is costly business. Rockets, like the Qassams and Katyushas fired into Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas, cost around $1,000 each.
Malicious software might not be as huge of a problem as some reports would like you to believe, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t take the time to protect our smartphones from potential attacks.
The human brain won't be surpassed by computers any time soon. Futurists have long talked about the day when computers become as powerful and versatile as the human brain. A recent simulation shows that
Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that