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This adorable robot could revolutionise home delivery in 2016

WIRED Retail is our annual exploration of the ever-changing world of commerce, featuring leading technologists, entrepreneurs and creatives …

Home Delivery

Humai Wants To Resurrect Humans Within 30 Years

A new quest to defeat death--or at least make it optional<p><i>Spoilers ahead for those who aren’t caught up,</i>​ but last season of Game of Thrones ended with a true Caesar ​outcome​ for all-around-hero (and potential Azor Ahai) Jon Snow. But unlike Caesar, today HBO teased the ​apparent​ resurrection of …

Singularity

The Largest Cosmic Structures In The Universe Don't Actually Exist

There’s a simple recipe for building the Universe as we know it today: take a sea of matter and radiation that starts off hot, dense and expanding, and give it time to cool. Over long enough timescales, atomic nuclei, neutral atoms, and eventually stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies will …

Cosmology

Scientists at Large Hadron Collider hope to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days

GettyCollision course: Large Hadron Collider could discover parallel universe<p>The staggeringly complex LHC ‘atom smasher’ at the CERN centre in …

Physics

What Are the Odds of an Alien Megastructure Blocking Light From a Distant Star?

A strange star located 1,500 light-years from Earth is exhibiting strange flickering behavior that’s leading some scientists to speculate that an …

Watch the unveiling of HTC’s next hero phone right here

HTC is holding a press event today in which the company is widely expected to launch its new hero smartphone: the One A9. Although we don't know anything <i>official</i> about the A9 (sometimes codenamed "Aero"), information about the handset has not so much been leaking, as flooding onto the internet. If …

Attack of the Chinese Tesla Clones

If there's one place you can knock the Tesla Model S, a car so good it "broke" <i>Consumer Reports'</i> rating system, it's cost. The electric sedan is crazy …

NASA made about 100 Pluto discoveries in 3 months with more to come

Pluto is full of surprises — about 100 of them and counting, to be exact.<p>Scientists working with the New Horizons mission — which make its close …

Smart screen protectors give your iPhone superpowers

Perhaps as we continue to evolve, our thumbs will grow longer so future generations will be able to reach the back menu arrow at the top of the iPhone. But we can’t wait hundreds of years for that.<p>We either need to lift an extra finger, god forbid, or purchase a glass screen protector that …

Has Nasa's Kepler Telescope spotted signs of alien life?

Scientists say a swarm of objects around a star look like 'something you would expect an alien civilisation to build'<p>A star with unusual behaviour spotted by the Kepler Telescope could be explained by alien activity, scientists have said.<p>KIC 8462852, a star 1,500 light years away from earth, has …

The strange star that has serious scientists talking about an alien megastructure

“It was kind of unbelievable that it was real data,” said Yale University astronomer Tabetha Boyajian. “We were scratching our heads. For any idea that came up there was always something that would argue against it.”<p>She was talking to the New Scientist about KIC 8462852, a distant star with a very …

Telescopes

Manchester Firemen Use Drones With Infrared Cameras To Fight Fires

Drones to the rescue<p>When a large fire occurs, so much smoke often surrounds the area that it’s nearly impossible to see through with the naked eye. But the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service's aerial unit may have found a solution. Using an infrared camera attached to a drone, the rescue …

Microsoft lab predicts a working quantum computer within 10 years

The quantum speedup may be closer than we think. According to a new paper lead-authored by researchers at Microsoft's quantum lab, a working quantum device could arrive within the next 10 years. "Recent improvements in control of quantum systems make it seem feasible to finally build a quantum …

NASA Astronaut Talks About Life and Work on the Space Station

Handheld DNA reader revolutionary and democratising, say scientists

An inexpensive handheld device that can read strands of DNA has been hailed as revolutionary by scientists who tested the product.<p>The palm-sized sequencer gives researchers the power to analyse DNA almost anywhere, and could help track disease outbreaks, run checks on food, and combat the …

Genetics

Tesla Cars Become Autonomous Overnight

Wireless update to Model S lets the machine take the wheel<p>The Rise of the Machines has begun—fittingly, via an overnight wireless global “awakening."<p>That’s right, owners of Tesla Model S and Model X electric vehicles woke up today to cars suddenly empowered to drive themselves down the road. The …

Tesla

See Through A Paper Airplane’s Eyes With This New Drone

Fancy hardware on a light body<p>PowerUp makes remote control engines that attach to paper airplanes. This morning they announced a kit that not only puts an engine on an airplane, it adds a camera too. Dubbed the Powerup FPV, for first-person view, the drone’s camera streams video straight to a …

Drones

Artificial neural networks are changing the world. What are they? - ExtremeTech

By on October 12, 2015 at 7:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Since the invention of the …

Transparent solar cells could turn your windows into power sources

Until now, solar cells of this kind have been only partially transparent and usually a bit tinted, but these new ones are so clear that they're practically indistinguishable from a normal pane of glass.<p>Previous claims toward transparent solar panels have been misleading, since the very nature of …

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