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Private Moon Mission Aims to Drill Into Lunar South Pole by 2024

A privately funded robotic moon mission intends to drill deep beneath the lunar surface in 2024, both to advance understanding of the solar system …

Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code

Mike Rubenstein wants to put robots in the classroom.<p>Working with two other researchers at Harvard University, Rubenstein recently created what they …

Will Your Next Best Friend Be A Robot?

Robots can already vacuum your house and drive your car. Soon, they will be your companions.<p>The Japanese crowd sits hushed and somber as the character on stage turns away from his co-star, an actress seated on the floor in front of a small table. He lowers his head, then turns to face the audience …

Robotics

Seven steps to creating a brain implant

Scientists are starting to build implants they hope can cure blindness and help paralysed people walk. But how do they work?<p>The brain is one of the most delicate and complex objects in the universe, so tinkering with its activity may seem like a fool’s errand. Yet armed with a growing understanding …

Neurophilosophy

This Video Game Proves That Telepathy Is Possible

The test subjects wore sensor- and magnet-filled hats that vaguely resembled Cerebro in the <i>X-Men</i> comics and movies. The programming and the …

The Brain

Mission Accomplished: 3D Printing in Space - h+ Media

The International Space Station’s 3-D printer has manufactured the first 3-D printed object in space, paving the way to future long-term space …

Mapping the Age of Networked Matter

Not 25 years ago, access to the Internet was confined to government research labs and universities. Today, the smartphone in my pocket not only …

First digital animal will be perfect copy of real worm

THE Lego robot trundles forward, encounters a wall, stops, reverses. You might think there is nothing clever about that, except that this one has not …

The first digital animal will be open source nematode worm funded by kickstarter

The bot’s artificial brain has the same number of cells as a real nematode brain, and they are connected up in exactly the same way. But instead of a …

The Graphic Continuum

The Graphic Continuum is a new poster of data visualization styles and methods from Job Schwabish and Severino Ribecca. Available as a printed poster …

Scientists Rediscover A Part Of The Brain That Was Forgotten For 100 Years

In 2012, researchers made note of a pathway in a region of the brain associated with reading, but "we couldn't find it in any atlas," said Jason Yeatman, a research scientist at the University of Washington's Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences. "We'd thought we had discovered a new pathway …

Sigmund Freud

Scientists Search for Evidence of the Multiverse in the Big Bang’s Afterglow

Author: Jennifer Ouellette. Jennifer Ouellette Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.18.14.<p>Time of Publication: 8:00 am. 8:00 am<p>Like many of her colleagues, …

Men and women adapt differently to spaceflight

A study looks at differences in the ways that men and women’s bodies react to time spent in space.<p>A new study used years of biological data on male …

The Open Space Agency

Project: Open Space Agency<p>A new organization calling itself the Open Space Agency (OSA) wants to develop a network of pro-level DIY makers who have engineering and building skills to contribute to solutions to some of our biggest challenges.<p>"We've been interested in the collision of DIY engineering …

Nokia

Are we ready for the rise of social robots?

Social robots are coming, but will we enjoy their company? Chris Baraniuk explains why it might not always be easy to adjust to our new companions, and how it’ll change us.<p><b>Robots are like mechanical butlers, right?</b> <br>Not anymore. Some machines are programmed to simply respond to our whims, like the …

Robotics

What will the internet look like in 2040?

In 25 years, will life online be bright or bleak? Chris Baraniuk analyses competing visions for the future of the internet.<p>In March 1989 Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote a memo that led, eventually, to the web. That was 25 years ago this year. Back in the 1980s, even the simple concept of documents which …

The Future

Infographic: Ultimate limits of nature and humanity

Discover the edges of the possible, from extreme nature to staggering human abilities, in our limit-busting infographic.<p>Everything has a limit – or does it? Tour our infographic of the extremes of nature and human ability to find out.<p>Some maximums will never be surpassed, but as the author Arthur C …

Infographics

The rise of human-like robots, cars and drones

Should we add more humour and humanity to our gadgets? David Robson reports on a new breed of machine designed to make us love them, and discovers whether robots can make you laugh...<p>Ginger is only a couple of feet tall, but she soon commands attention as she takes to the stage. “I would like to …

Robotics

European Spacecraft Could Find 70,000 New Alien Worlds

A European spacecraft that launched late last year could eventually discover 70,000 exoplanets, helping researchers better understand the number and …

Universe

This Device Diagnoses Hundreds of Diseases Using a Single Drop of Blood

The digital health revolution is still stuck.<p>Tech giants are jumping into the fray with fitness offerings like Apple Health and Google Fit, but …

Philae Discovers Organic Molecules On A Comet

What it might mean for finding life beyond Earth<p>After 10 years of chasing down Comet 67P—and then landing on it—a robotic space mission has returned a tantalizing discovery: the rubber ducky-shaped rock is home to organic molecules of mysterious composition.<p>Last week, Europe's Rosetta mission …

Space

Robots to Deliver Medicine Inside Your Body

I didn’t really see this one coming, and if you did, I am duly impressed. With 3D printing technology, it’s not all about the external. Many medical …

KQED

<i>The following is an excerpt from Open: How We’ll Live, Work, and Learn in the Future written by British learning Futurist David Price.</i><p><b>By David …

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2024-2030<p>The PLATO observatory is operational<p>PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) was selected as the third medium-sized (M) mission …

In Pictures: 3D printed art showcases incredible possibilities of additive manufacturing - Factor

After years of legal wrangling the UK’s Court of Appeal has ruled the UK government broke the law by letting public bodies grant themselves access to …