Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a new method through which people can control a robotic arm with their mind. Earlier this year the technique was used by Erik
We've seen capacitive-touch-enabled plants before, but the robotic vines and leaves of Branching Systems are something altogether different. And, perhaps craziest of all, they respond to your presence.
Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of "chatbot" that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue. And the bot doesn't just answer by spitting
How do you break into a house without breaking a sweat? David Robson delves into the “flow state” of professional robbers – and finds how to beat them. At first, it feels almost too easy. Against the rustling
Google sets up feedback loop in its image recognition neural network - which looks for patterns in pictures - creating hallucinatory images of animals, buildings and landscapes which veer from beautiful
Structural biologists are revealing the astounding complexity of the molecular machinery of life. But why is it so hard to get any real sense of our molecular nature? I’d like to show you your inner molecule
Researchers find a woman may boost her attractiveness to men by managing her weight when she is most fertile Women eat less when they are in the most fertile stage of their monthly cycle so they can slim
It's not just Dr Dolittle who can talk to the animals – researchers have developed a computer program that translates woofs into words They are known as man's best friend and the British are famously about
A man paralyzed for 13 years can finally have a drink on his own again, thanks to a robotic arm he’s able to control using his brain. “I joke around with the guys that I want to be able to drink my own
The brain works like a complex circuit board which could be recreated on a computer Humans could download their brain on to a computer and live forever inside a machine, a Cambridge neuroscientist has
The biggest thing in the Universe is a cosmic hole If you’re wondering what the biggest structure in the universe is, astronomers have said it’s nothing, really. That’s not false modesty on their part--astronomers
One scientist at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute, doesn't want to send just one message: He wants to broadcast billions of messages by transmitting the entire internet into
It's generally understood that being able to delay your gratification helps you to become more successful. Resisting everything but temptation can be difficult, which is why the kSafe is stepping in when
Scientific evidence proves that dogs know when we're happy or sad. And they prefer us to be happy I keep laughing out loud on the London Underground. The cause is a series of posters featuring an egotistical
That plants possess an intelligence is not new knowledge, but according to Modern Farmer, a new study from the University of Missouri shows plants can sense when they are being eaten and send out defense
This would create a paradox since you never would have been born if your grandparents never met. You've prevented your later birth, so you shouldn't exist anymore. This is called the "Grandfather Paradox,"
Weird Science / Updated Jan. 30, 2015 / 1:56 AM GMT What is dark matter? Scientists from Britain and Germany say an as-yet-undetected subatomic particle could help account for the 80 percent of the universe's
The closest you can get to being at Sundance without your SAG card Virtual reality's appeal has risen and faded over the decades, but 2015 seems like the year it might finally deliver--via motion pictures.
Believe it or not, scientists aren't yet finished discovering new ways to 3D print body parts. A team at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has developed a 3D printing technique that lets them
The deep frying process isn't just useful for livening up your food -- it might also be the ticket to better batteries in your mobile devices. South Korean researchers have created highly conductive, electrode
“Whose phone charger is that sticking out of the wall? Oh. It must be Ben’s. Ben always leaves his charger at work. Classic Ben!” Alas, it’s not Ben’s charger. Hell, it’s not a charger at all. It’s actually