Dimitrios Kritsotakis

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Costco is selling $6,000 doomsday-prepper food kits that can feed a family of 4 for a year

Costco is selling food kits that can feed a family of four for up to a year.<p>The kits range from $1,000 to $6,000 and include a mix of grains, fruits, vegetables, proteins, and dairy.<p>Many of the items have a 25-year shelf life, such as the freeze-dried broccoli, green beans, corn, and dehydrated …

Selling

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour — and it's already being prototyped

Move over, Elon Musk. A German startup developing an electric, car-sized aircraft that can take off and land vertically just received a prestigious award — and the technology is seriously impressive.<p>Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2015, Lilium is developing the aircraft as a new form of …

Clean Technology

Pocket-sized AirSelfie2 drone upgrades to full HD at CES 2018

I tried the original AirSelfie drone, a tiny flying camera that attaches to your phone case, and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. But it still had some issues, including so-so image quality and poor battery life.<p>Now we get the AirSelfie2, announced here at CES 2018, which should be …

Ted Chiang is a genius, but he’s wrong about Silicon Valley

Ted Chiang isn’t just one of the greatest science-fiction writers alive — he’s one of the greatest writers alive full stop. Which is why I was so saddened and disappointed by his recent excoriation of Silicon Valley in BuzzFeed. As the tech industry grows ever more powerful, we need brilliant minds …

Silicon Valley

Technology could allow us to bring the dead back to life

by Aeon and Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad October 28, 2017 Future Society 22882<p>You wake up, get ready for work, have some toast and coffee with your …

Saudi Arabia just unveiled a futuristic "mega city" 33 times the size of NYC

by Business Insider October 26, 2017 Future Society 35560<p>Middle Eastern Mega City<p>Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil exporter, but falling oil …

Putin's Revenge | Watch S36 E2 | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site

Featured Films<p>55:23 Separated: Children at the Border 54:47 UN Sex Abuse Scandal 54:47 Myanmar's Killing Fields 54:47 Blackout in Puerto Rico 54:47 …

Understanding Ethereum, Bitcoin’s Virtual Cousin

Bitcoin has many cousins and competitors. None have grown more popular than Ethereum, a global computer network with its own virtual currency, called Ether.<p><b>What is Ethereum?</b><p>Ethereum is a global computing network operating according to rules defined by Ethereum software.<p>Those rules allow the …

Cryptocurrency

Researchers claim they just invented the "ultimate" method for quantum computing

Around and Around<p>Today’s working quantum computers are already more powerful than their traditional computing counterparts, but a pair of researchers …

Flying, On-demand Taxis Are Taking Off

It took just a few years for Uber and Lyft to completely transform society's notion of hailing a taxi. Now, another transportation disruption is on …

Transportation

Pi can wirelessly charge your phone from a short distance

Despite Apple finally releasing phones with wireless charging, the technology has actually been around for several years. And the fact is, charging via a pad is still kind of a pain -- you can't really use them when they're being charged and you either need a charging pad for every device or one …

The Nuada smart glove gives your hand bionic powers

In the future, said Andy Warhol, everyone will be bionic for fifteen minutes. I’m paraphrasing, but it looks like a Portuguese company called Nuada is about to give us that opportunity. Created by Filipe Quinaz and Vitor Crespo, the seed-funded company pitched on our Disrupt stage and showed us one …

The bionic lens could push eyesight beyond 20/20 vision

Beyond Perfect Eyesight<p>In just a few short years, we’ll be able to improve our eyesight to levels we’ve only dreamed of. At first, it’ll be …

Physicists Want to Rebuild Quantum Theory From Scratch

Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what it means. An informal poll taken at …

'Game Of Thrones' Spinoff Screenwriter Offers Tantalizing Plot Hints

Here's what we know about the mysterious "Thrones" follow-ups.<p>Like all things, “Game of Thrones” will end. However, fans will be able to find solace in a spinoff ― or spinoffs ― of the HBO hit, which will start rolling out after Season 8 bows.<p>We don’t know much about what, exactly, will follow the …

Meet The Futuristic Personal Transportation Vehicle Coming To China And U.S. Soon

Leo Liu still remembers the first time he saw a “personal transportation” machine.<p>“I was an industrial engineering student at University of Florida, and I saw a group of people ride around campus standing completely upright on giant wheels,” he recalls. “They were Segways. I thought to myself, …

Remote Controls

There’s now a pill that can extend your life. And it could cost just ₹3 a pop

There’s now a pill that can extend your life. And it could cost just ₹3 a pop<p>Silicon Valley has been pumping billions of dollars into research on …

Hubble Space Telescope Reveals Glittering Galaxies Of New Stars

The number of galaxies in the universe may be in the trillions -- and that's a lot of suns, planets and possibilities for life.<p>Using “natural magnifying lenses in space,” the acclaimed Hubble Space Telescope has photographed amazing close-up glimpses of what NASA refers to as “the universe’s …

Universe

Twitter has all the answers for Trump's 'orb of doom' photo

"By touching this glowing orb, you hereby swear your eternal allegiance to the international Legion of Doom, got it?"<p>That's just one of the many …

Scientists Claim They've Finally Figured Out The Mystery of The Female Orgasm

Thanks, evolution.<p>The female orgasm has been shouldering its 'mysterious' reputation for centuries. The male orgasm is simple to understand - it …

Google Has A List Of The A.I. Behaviors That Would Scare It Most

And may scare you too<p>Google is one of the companies at the forefront of robotics and artificial intelligence research, and being in that position means they have the most to worry about. The idea of a robot takeover may still be an abstract, science fictional concept to us, but Google has actually …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk Says We're Probably Living in a Computer Simulation — Here's the Science

In a recent interview at the Code Conference in California, technology entrepreneur Elon Musk suggested we are living inside a computer simulation. …

Chris Hadfield on the great space discoveries of 2015

It has been an astonishing 12 months for space exploration. Chris Hadfield, the astronaut, discusses the awe-inspiring discoveries on Pluto, Mars and Saturn.<p>A year ago – almost to the day – Philae, a spacecraft the size of a washing machine, landed on Rosetta, a comet 316 million miles from home. …

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

Among Millions of Galaxies, Survey Finds No Obvious Signs of Life

Space<p>A long, laborious study of a huge number of galaxies has found no clear signs of life or civilization other than our own. Researchers at Penn State University sifted through nearly 100 million data entries from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer satellite.<p>"If an entire galaxy had been …