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World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive

You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM's former record-setter. It's so small that one …

University of Michigan

Supersonic Flight Prepares for Takeoff (Again)

It has been 15 years since the Concorde was grounded and commercial flight slowed to subsonic rates. But a new wave of aviation startups is gunning to break the sound barrier as soon as 2023<p>The first commercial supersonic era, from 1969 to 2003, had some well-documented issues. There was the tragic …

Aviation

15 Patents That Changed the World

The drone. The iPhone. Bluetooth. GPS. Before they changed the world, these technologies were schematics on paper. Here is where the future began.<p>Forget the image of the lonely inventor tinkering away in a workshop. Today, it's more common that numerous technologies developed by a variety of …

General Electric

Air-fueled ion thruster could provide unlimited power for space missions

The European Space Agency (ESA) has successfully tested a prototype ion engine powered by air that could provide propulsion for orbiting satellites …

MIT’s latest invention pulls clean drinking water out of thin air

For people in the world without easy access to drinkable water, the idea of being able to pull it straight out of the sky, even in the driest of …

Alzheimer’s memories could be switched back on with implant

Alzheimer’s sufferers could once again remember the faces of loved ones, or find their way back home, after scientists developed a way to boost memories.<p>In a groundbreaking pilot study, US researchers recorded memories as they were being formed and then later played them back into the brains of 10 …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

Stem Cells

Sending a Tesla into space wasn’t such a dumb idea

There might just be a method to Musk’s madness<p>Maybe it’s my instinctive distrust of bored billionaires treating the world as their playground, but I’m always dubious about Elon Musk’s various moonshot projects. He seems to be enjoying it all a little too much. Latest among his outlandish ideas was …

Flat Earther's Rocket Launch Fails Spectacularly, Disappointing Tens

In a crushing blow to his ego, Michael “Mad Mike” Hughes has once again failed to launch his rocket for flat Earth “research.”<p>The 61-year-old limo …

Flat Earth Society

In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos

Scientists for the first time have successfully edited genes in human embryos to repair a common and serious disease-causing mutation, producing apparently healthy embryos, according to a study published on Wednesday.<p>The research marks a major milestone and, while a long way from clinical use, it …

Genetics

The world's smallest fully functional cellphone is an actual choking hazard

In the race to create better phones with bigger screens and sleeker features, designers have overlooked one important element: The phones of today just aren't that cute.<p>The Zanco tiny T1 is attempting to restore the potentially untapped market of adorable mobile phones, and it's entering the field …

Bit 2.0 is a coding robot that teaches kids & is just $45 shipped (Reg. $60)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon has the Bit 2.0 Coding Robot Starter Pack on sale for <b>$44.88 shipped</b>. Normally $60, this is a match for the lowest price …

Here Come the Drones

Our love/hate relationship with tiny mechanical flying things<p>Last weekend, while hiking with my wife on an otherwise beautiful Sunday, a drone buzzed by.<p>I don’t know about you, but these days we’re frequently seeing amateurs flying the things in parks, at the beaches, and in school yards. A few …

The new Apple Watch has its own cellular connection — here’s how it works

The newest Apple Watch has just been announced, and it finally has a cellular connection to make calls and transmit data. Here's what you need to know.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Apple Watch

Elon Musk Fuels Speculation With Cryptic Clue About New Vehicle

A Mystery Machine<p>When its founder and CEO, Elon Musk, confirmed that SpaceX is abandoning the plan to use a powered Dragon landings for Mars, it …

Space Travel

This map uses open data to show you the safest places to park your car

The UK’s Co-Op Insurance wants you to be able to park your car without it getting stolen. The best way to accomplish that is to make an informed decision about where is safe.<p>With that in mind, it’s released a new web-based tool called Park Smart, which uses open data published by the Home Office, …

Northern Ireland

Electric car that can recharge in moments being developed by Toyota

Toyota is working on an electric car powered by a new type of battery that significantly increases driving range and reduces charging time, aiming to …

UK gov wants teens to practice cybersecurity in their spare time

The UK has a shortage of cybersecurity professionals and the gulf could get wider as an increasing number of cyberattacks take place. To counter …

Tech that lets humans talk to their pets ‘only a decade away’ says Amazon

If you’ve ever wondered at the answer to that age-old question, ‘Who’s a good boy?’, you might a little closer to finding out.<p>Thanks to advances in …

Orbiter is the quietest fidget toy around and full of magnetic fun

Sponsored Content<p>Keep your excess energy under control and save 57 percent off MSRP.<p>You may have noticed that fidget toys are pretty popular now. They are great for using up excess energy, but you can't usually use them in meetings or other serious situations. The Orbiter Magnetic Fidget Toy is …

A Spanish scientist is making robots that he thinks could end sex between humans

Spanish scientist Sergi Santos designed silicone sex dolls with wigs and artificial brains that will not only earn him money but may also be used to staff brothels and help combat sex trafficking.<p>But the arrival of sex robots has divided opinion - this film by the Thomson Reuters Foundation …

How to set up two-factor authentication on all your online accounts

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Authentication

Buffett and Bezos agree: This will impact everything

Two of the world’s greatest businessmen just sent a signal to investors about a new technology — something that could really grow our wealth if we’re smart about it.<p>But the thing is… <i>it’s getting very little attention.</i><p>Berkshire’s Warren Buffett and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos are two of the top three …

How I started responding to 5x more emails than before

As is the case with most tech journalists, I receive between 50-100 emails a day, and my routine doesn’t allow for much time to tackle them all. Instead of getting better at responding to them over the past few years, I’ve developed a knack for quickly spotting which ones includes pitches and tips …

Ethereum unleashed the “initial coin offering” craze, but it can’t handle its insane success

The latest craze in the cryptocurrency markets just got crazier. An outfit called the Bancor Foundation raised $153 million worth of ether (the coin of the cryptocurrency ethereum) by selling its digital tokens (the equivalent of shares) for three hours on June 12, making it the largest token sale …

Cryptocurrency

Experts Predict When A.I. Will Beat Humans In Everything

We had a good run.<p>After three years, A.I. will likely beat humans at Angry Birds, according to a major new survey of A.I. experts.<p>After four years, …

Artificial Intelligence

Now that mobile is aging, Benedict Evans predicts the Next Big Thing

Now that mobile is maturing and its growth is slowing, everyone in tech is turning to thinking about what the Next Big Thing will be. It’s easy to say that “machine learning is the new mobile” (and everyone does), but there are other things going on, too.<p>On one hand, we have a set of profound …

Machine Learning

This site estimates how likely you are to lose your job to robots

As artificial intelligence and robotics continue to pick up steam, thousands of jobs we could once take for granted are at risk of being automated, threatening to leave a bevy of diligent workers on the dole. But there might be a tool you can consult to take the necessary measures before your time …

Twitch is currently playing the stock market with one man’s $50,000

Will they make millions or lose it all?<p>Over the past few years, Twitch has played everything from <i>Pokémon</i> to <i>Dark Souls</i>, but the latest iteration of the interactive gameplay experience may have the most to gain financially.<p>Stock Stream, an interactive Twitch stream taking place right now, is an …

Robots of the future will learn just like they do in Star Trek’s Holodeck

When future robots enter the world, they won’t have a learning curve.<p>Artificial intelligence researchers are creating tools to help teach the robots that will assemble our gadgets in factories, or do chores around our home, before they ever step (or roll) into the real world. These simulators, most …

Artificial Intelligence