All I want for Christmas is an organism I can make my own The momentum of developments in bioengineering has left life scientists breathless. CRISPR, the gene editing tech that has been adopted almost
Training artificial intelligence to write letters The gold standard of artificial intelligence is a computer that can learn the same way we do as humans. For example, if you see just one toothbrush and
Popular Science investigates the self-balancing scooter Beware of what you buy this Christmas—it could blow up in your face. Hoverboards, more accurately described as self-balancing scooters, are one the
At meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Musk chats freely Today at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, the hottest lecture was a forum with Elon Musk, inventor and potential supervillain.
The Star Wars superweapon is an economic catastrophe as well as a planetary one Everyone, from President Obama down to a lowly moisture farmer on Tatooine can agree that planet-destroying weapons are news.
The great reverse engineering expedition We've talked a lot about making a computer that works like the mammalian brain. The U.S. government is now betting $28 million dollars that all these projects wrong.
And let the device recharge itself Instead of searching for an outlet to keep your phone alive, what if all you needed was some sunshine? An MIT startup has created a transparent coating that transforms
And it's the size of a matchstick In recent years, scientists have been developing new and creative ways to put electronics in the brain. These devices are useful for paralyzed patients to control prosthetic
Scientist Moshe Vardi tells colleagues that change could come within 30 years, with few professions immune to effect of advanced artificial intelligence Machines could put more than half the world’s population
The next big step towards sending humans to Mars NASA may dream of sending humans to Mars in the coming decades, but the fact remains that nobody's really sure how we'll survive the journey or set up on
Machines are good at spotting obvious emotions like smiles, but they're not so hot at detecting the extremely brief microexpressions that reveal when people are covering up their true feelings. They may
Robotic surgery is no longer the stuff of science fiction. However, these robots can't really feel their way around -- the need for super-small mechanisms rules out existing approaches to touch. That's
In the race to build the first functional quantum computer, Australian researchers at the University of NSW find coding possible in silicon Australian researchers have demonstrated that a quantum version
Yellow cabbies and financial backers tell court that authorities are bankrupting them by letting app-based drivers operate without the same costly licenses New York taxi owners and the lenders behind of
There are still no nanobots plying our bloodstreams, seeking and destroying cancer and other diseases. However, scientists at Rice University have just built a molecule-scale "submarine," so that's a positive
As a society, we’re becoming increasingly enamored with augmented and virtual reality. Over the past few years, at least a few companies have made contributions to the field, including Google, Microsoft,
Microsoft and Volvo have joined forces, thankfully not for the sake of creating a gaudy car-themed phone, but to equip the automaker's showrooms with HoloLens headsets. Starting next year, Volvo will able
Quantum entanglement, where two particles are inextricably linked, is a real thing. However, creating that odd behavior has been extremely difficult so far -- you have to cool things down to near absolute