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Woman gets equipped with bionic hand that can actually feel

Prosthetics have improved my leaps and bounds over the past century and we’ve reached a point where someone with an artificial limb is often just as …

NASA hopes to send a probe to Alpha Centauri in 2069

If you thought NASA was playing the long game with its plan to put people on Mars in the 2030s, you haven't seen anything yet. <i>New Scientist</i> has learned that a team at the administration's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has started planning a mission that would send a spacecraft to the Alpha Centauri …

Space

South Australia turns on Tesla's 100MW battery: 'History in the making'

The world’s largest lithium-ion battery has officially been turned on in South Australia promising to usher in a revolution in how electricity is produced and stored.<p>Tesla boss Elon Musk has made good on his promise to build the 100-megawatt facility on deadline or provide it free after blackouts …

Energy

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

NASA Believes It Knows How To Make Mars Green Again

NASA is thinking about introducing an artificial magnetic field near Mars so that it can develop an atmosphere which would hopefully help Mars support life and liquid surface water in the future. If introduced, Mars could have an atmosphere with half the Earth’s atmospheric pressure within a few …

Magnetism

Theoretical Physicists Are Getting Closer to Explaining How NASA’s ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Works

The EmDrive propulsion system might be able to take us to the stars, but first it must be reconciled with the laws of physics.<p><i>Giulio Prisco</i> <i>is a futurist, theoretical physicist, and computer scientist. He writes about science, technology, and the future. He's also a cofounder of</i> <i>Space Cooperative</i><i>.</i><p>A …

We’re closer then ever to understanding how matter interacts on the tiniest scale

It’s been a big few weeks for physics. First, in what is probably the announcement of the year, we managed to see the birth of a black hole in real …

Facebook’s head of AI wants us to stop using the Terminator to talk about AI

Yann LeCun chats about super-intelligent AI and the future of virtual assistants<p>Yann LeCun is one of AI’s most accomplished minds, so when he says that even recent advances in the field aren’t taking us closer to super-intelligent machines, you need to pay attention.<p>LeCun has been working in AI for …

New gene-editing 'pencils' rewrite DNA to erase disease

Harvard and MIT scientists develop new tools to fix genetic mutations among the most likely to cause disorders from genetic deafness to cystic fibrosis.<p>A pair of new gene-editing tools could be used to treat numerous diseases caused by mutations in human DNA, researchers say.<p>Scientists at Harvard …

Genetics

Research report: 5 powerful rituals that will make you resilient

Every now and then, life punches below the belt. How can you be resilient when times get tough and you feel bad?<p>There are all kinds of strategies for …

When protecting medical devices from hacks, is the cure worse than the disease?

Medical technology, like other tech, has become increasingly connected in recent years. Even devices such as pacemakers are now connected to the …

NASA's X3 ion thruster smashes records in test firings

A human settlement on Mars is rapidly moving from science fiction to fact, with Elon Musk envisioning <i>Battlestar Galactica</i>-style fleets blasting off …

Scientists figured out how to make cancer cells “commit suicide” — here’s how it works

Scientists have found a way to make cancer cells kill themselves in multiple ways, simultaneously.<p>“It’s like committing suicide by stabbing yourself, …

Why Do You Feel Happy When You're 'In the Zone'? Science Finally Has an Answer | Inc.com

When he ran the four-minute mile in 1954, Sir Roger Bannister said, "No longer conscious of my movement, I discovered a new unity with nature. I had found a new source of power and beauty, a source I never dreamt existed."<p>Bannister was describing "flow", a unique state of mind when we're so …

Three Star Trek technologies about to become reality will help us leapfrog our biggest limitations

When you were young, what did you dream of when you looked to the future? Did it have anything to do with the exploration of the unknown? Of pushing back the frontiers and limits of our knowledge? Of discovering new worlds, new forms of life, or even entirely new civilizations?<p>When the original <i>Star</i> …

Star Trek

Google’s DeepMind achieves machine learning breakthroughs at a terrifying pace

It’s time to add “AI research” to the list of things that machines can do better than humans. Google’s Alpha Go, the computer that beat the world’s greatest human go player, just lost to a version of itself that’s never had a single human lesson.<p>Google is making progress in the field of machine …

Researchers warn of new botnet that could take down the internet

Security group Check Point Research claims to have discovered a rapidly growing and evolving botnet which they believe could eventually take down the …

Linksys

Giant robots from Japan and the US just battled — and a new champion reigns

Team U.S.A. toppled Japan at the first-ever giant fighting robot showdown.<p>American robotics company MegaBots and its Japanese rival, Suidobashi Heavy …

Robotics

NASA's new ion thruster breaks records, could take humans to Mars

Ionic Propulsion from NASA<p>NASA’s new X3 thruster, which is being developed by researchers at the University of Michigan in collaboration with the …

The world’s first “negative emissions” plant has begun operation—turning carbon dioxide into stone

There’s a colorless, odorless, and largely benign gas that humanity just can’t get enough of. We produce 40 trillion kg of carbon dioxide each year, and we’re on track to cross a crucial emissions threshold that will cause global temperature rise to pass the dangerous 2°C limit set by the Paris …

Carbon Dioxide

The Multiverse Is Inevitable, And We're Living In It

Imagine that the Universe we observe, from end-to-end, is just a drop in the cosmic ocean. That beyond what we can see, there’s more space, more stars, more galaxies, and more everything, for perhaps countless billions of light years farther than we’ll ever be able to access. And that as large as …

Dark Matter

Climate Change Is Here. It’s Time to Talk About Geoengineering

Let's pretend that the US didn't recently pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Let's also pretend that all the other countries that scolded it …

Get Psyched for Game of Thrones Season 7 All Over Again with Epic Trailer Mashup

The next season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is looking more like a movie franchise than a season of television. With fewer episodes and longer runtimes, …

Facebook's AI accidentally created its own language

Researchers from the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab (FAIR) recently made an unexpected discovery while trying to improve chatbots. The bots — known as “dialog agents” — were creating their own language — well, kinda.<p>Using machine learning algorithms, dialog agents were left to …

I Can't Stop Watching A GTA V AI Learning How To Drive On Twitch

Right now, a little over 1,000 people are watching an AI drive like a maniac on <i>GTA V</i>. I can’t look away, even as the AI causes pandemonium across the …

Humans Accidentally Created a Protective Bubble Around Earth

The interaction between radio transmissions and high-energy particles in space sometimes forms a shield around the planet, protecting it from dangerous cosmic phenomena.<p>The next time someone says you’re living in a bubble, remind them that we all are.<p>A pair of NASA space probes have detected an …

Particles

Reading books is a major key to success. Here’s how you make it a habit

I’ve said it many times: Reading books is a major key to success. The mega-rich and successful like Bill Gates and Elon Musk devote extraordinary amounts of their time to reading. Musk even attributes his knowledge of how to build rockets to his reading repertoire, and studies have proven that …

Self-improvement

This is how a star-enveloping solar power plant might work

The anatomy of a Dyson Sphere.<p>By 3100 A.D., Earth’s skyrocketing population might require so much energy—to run our virtual-reality consoles, jetpacks, and Hyperloops—that our power plants won’t be able to keep up. Physicist ­Freeman Dyson proposed a solution to just that sort of crisis in 1960: a …

Solar Panels

Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future

<i>Note: If you want to print this post or read it offline, the PDF is probably the way to go. You can buy it here.</i> <i><br>And here’s a G-rated version of the</i> …

God in the machine: my strange journey into transhumanism

After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy – but its promises of immortality and spiritual transcendence soon seemed unsettlingly familiar<p>I first read Ray Kurzweil’s book, The Age of Spiritual …

Singularity