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The future arrives early with Mercedes-Benz F015 self-driving car concept

The new autonomous car concept Mercedes-Benz has been teasing for this week’s 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has been revealed as the …

Elon Musk: We Need a Million People to Colonize Mars

Space Travel

Nixie is a wearable drone that captures your activities on the fly

Remember the dronie? If not, it's a self-taken photograph (sigh, <i>selfie</i>) from a UAV like the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 that provides a bit more creativity than your arm reach allows. Imagine that you can attach that drone to your wrist and launch it instantly, and you have some idea about how the Nixie …

Rico Transforms Your Old Smartphone Into Smart Home Robot (video)

Once we have upgraded our smartphones sometimes our old smartphones are left to become retro devices in desktop draws. Wouldn’t it be great if we …

Gear & Gadgets

Beach Sand Used To Make A Battery That Lasts Three Times Longer

Charge your phone with that white stuff from the beach<p>Sink your toes into this: Beach sand can be used to make lithium-ion batteries that last three times longer than current models, according to a study published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>.<p>“This is the holy grail: a low-cost, non-toxic, …

Clean Energy

The Fermi Paradox: Where the Hell Are the Other Earths?

Everyone feels something when they're in a really good starry place a really good starry place on a really good starry night and they look up and see …

ENDLESS ELECTRICITY: Here's A Way Of Turning America's Roads Into Gigantic Solar Panels

There are about 31,251 square miles of roads, parking lots, driveways, playgrounds, bike paths, and sidewalks in the lower 48 states. If Julie and Scott Brusaw have their way, they will all someday be replaced with solar panels.<p>For the better part of a decade, the Idaho couple has been working on …

Roads

"Gravity's River" --New Black Hole Research Points to Gravity as a Fluid (Weekend Feature)

Perimeter Faculty member Luis Lehner explains why it might make sense to treat gravity as a fluid. “There’s a conjecture in physics – the holographic …

Suspended-animation trials to begin on humans

Knife- and gunshot-wound victims will be placed in suspended animation as the first human trials begin on this emergency life-saving technique.<p>This month, the world's first attempts at placing humans in suspended animation using a new technique will take place at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in …

Pigs

Could time travel soon become a reality? Physicists simulate sending quantum light particles into the past

• <b>University of Queensland scientists simulate photons moving through time</b>• <b><br>They showed how two wormhole-travelling photons might behave</b>• <b><br>Time-travel in</b> …

Humanity Is Now Officially Ready For Suspended Animation

Lockheed Martin building a car-transporting drone for DARPA

Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works division is building a drone that will be able to transport cars, storage containers, and eventually even pods full of soldiers for DARPA. The drone, which will be called the Transformer TX, is currently in a $20.3-million "Phase 3" process, which means Lockheed is …

Not Science Fiction: A Brain In A Box To Let People Live On After Death

Scientists believe it may be possible in the future for human brains to survive death in robotic bodies. but would we want to?<p>I recently had the unusual experience of seeing three renowned scientists discuss whether it’s possible to remove a human brain from a body, put it in a tank, and give it a …

Singularity

DARPA Wants To Build A Computer That Mimics The Human Brain

The research group wants to develop machines with the capability for higher brain function.<p>The Department of Defense's research arm, DARPA, already has a lot of things on its wish list this year, but go ahead and add one more: a computer with the same brain capabilities as a mammal.<p>DARPA wants to …

Artificial Intelligence Took America's Jobs And It's Going To Take A Lot More

And it's not just robots taking jobs from autoworkers.<p>The scary new dimension is artificial intelligence, which could replace as many as 50 million professional jobs according to a recent book by software entrepreneur Martin Ford. Because let's face it, Siri or something like Siri has more …

Artificial Intelligence

EmoPulse Smile Bracelet Smartphone with Artificial Intelligence Assistant

We’ve seen a lot of bracelet smartphones, but all of them are just concept. If you’ve been dreaming to buy one, then checkout <b>EmoPulse Smile Bracelet</b> …

DARPA Atlas Robot Unveiled, Brings Judgement Day Even Closer (video)

The series of Terminator movies are a great bit of science fiction but DRAPA seems to be creating their very own Terminator robot in the form of …