Paul Brownsey

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This Is The Robot That Will Hunt You When The Machines Make Us Their Slaves

It gallops. It bounds. It runs faster than you can.<p>The WildCat four-legged robot, which you can see in action in the video above, looks straight out of the director’s cut of our planet’s robotic alien invasion.<p>Funded by DARPA’s Maximum Mobility and Manipulation program, the robot is being developed …

Meet Looking Glass: The 2-D Tech That Could Crush 3-D Printing

It looks like a miniature shark is sitting in that clear cube. But it’s all an illusion–an illusion that could have a big future.<p>If you think 3-D printing will change the world, you probably imagine yourself printing objects that work, like organs and furniture. But today’s desktop printers are …

Big nanotech: towards post-industrial manufacturing

What if nanotechnology could deliver on its original promise – not only new, useful, nanoscale products, but a new, transformative production technology able to displace industrial production technologies and bring radical improvements in production cost, scope, and resource efficiency?<p>What if we …

A Very Simple Explanation Of The Higgs Boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.<p>François Englert and Peter Higgs have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, as was pretty …

After the Higgs Boson: A Preview of Tomorrow's Radical Physics - Out There

By Corey S. Powell | October 11, 2013 10:51 am<p>I don’t mean any disrespect when I say that the Higgs Boson is yesterday’s news. In some ways, that is …

New superconductor is first predicted then created

A new, extremely hard superconductor has been discovered by researchers in Europe and the US.1 Significantly, iron tetraboride's superconductivity …

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

Space: The Real Reason We Don't Yet Live Among the Stars

The man in the photo below is Gene Cernan, the last human to walk on the moon. Cernan left the moon in December of 1972 – more than forty years ago – …

Future Spacecraft Will Be 3-D Printed–In Space, By Robots

In a sci-fi dream come true, a new NASA-funded project engages 3-D printers and robots to build the space systems of tomorrow.<p>Space exploration has always been restricted by the fact that all technology is to-go. Everything we put into the great beyond must first be fabricated on Earth and then …

Taking Measure: A 'New' Most Distant Galaxy

“The farthest galaxy yet seen!” Haven’t we heard that one before? (See here and here, for example.) While it’s true that astronomers keep pushing …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

Drone Spying Capabilities Are About To Take Another Huge Leap

Developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and BAE Systems, The $18.5 million Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System (ARGUS) program will be the most advanced surveillance system in the sky.<p>Once attached under an unmanned aerial vehicle, an ARGUS camera …

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The End Of Antibiotics

Perhaps we should start paying attention again to the scientists and their science-y science stuff.<p>"We're in the post-antibiotic era," he continued. "There are patients for whom we have no therapy, and we are literally in a position of having a patient in a bed who has an infection, something that …

Making a maker: a glimpse at the future via a professional 3D printer

Back in September, I toured Autodesk’s new office and makerspace in Pier 9 on the San Francisco waterfront. It’s beautiful, and filled with machines …

Leap Motion

Leap Motion’s technology is literally reminiscent of the computer interface portrayed in the 2002 science fiction movie Minority Report. The company’s $80 sensor and software package allows users to control computers with their hand motions, tracking the movements of all ten fingers down to one …

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The Possible Parallel Universe of Dark Matter

I am a light-matter chauvinist. Don’t snicker; you’re probably one, too. Almost all of us are.<p>We think of ourselves, and the world immediately around …

Your 7-Step Guide to the Shadow Universe - Out There

By Corey S. Powell | April 8, 2013 4:17 pm<p>Five-sixths of the universe is missing. That statement feels strange to write, and I’m sure it feels pretty …

MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

Here's a scary statistic: In 2007, 87 percent of households in the U.S. used air conditioning, compared to just 11 percent of households in Brazil …

Can we unify quantum mechanics and gravity?

<b>Taken from the 25th anniversary issue of Physics World, this article examines one of the five biggest unanswered questions in physics as selected by</b> …

Everything in the Universe Is Made of Math – Including You

The Mathematical Universe Hypothesis<p>I was quite fascinated by all these mathematical clues back in grad school. One Berkeley evening in 1990, while …

Will Self-Driving Cars Mean The End Of Highway Fatalities?

A new study says that 21,700 lives would be saved each year if 90 percent of U.S. vehicles were autonmous.<p>Autonomous cars are coming, slowly but surely. Over the past several years, automakers (and Google, of course) have unveiled an array of self-driving technologies, with some promising to …