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Audi's R8 e-tron electric supercar can now drive itself

Slowly but surely, Audi is getting closer to realizing Will Smith's wildly futuristic motor from <i>I, Robot</i>. At CES Asia, the company has revealed an updated version of its R8 e-tron electric supercar with self-driving capabilities. A bevy of sensors have been rigged up inside, including a laser …

The remarkable technology of our human eyes cannot be replicated—at least, not yet

<i>This piece has been updated.</i><p>No matter the state of your eyes, Gareth Webb promises you a better-than-perfect vision. All that is needed is a non-invasive surgery to replace your natural lens with a patented “bionic lens.” The new lens will not suffer from decay, which means you will never get …

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Incredible Technology: NASA's Wild Airship Idea for Cloud Cities on Venus

Astronauts could start exploring Venus in the not-too-distant future — as long as they stay high up in the planet's acid-laced skies.<p>NASA researchers …

Apple looking for app engineers to work on virtual reality experiences

UI concept for VR iPhone case <i>Pinć</i> from Cordon Labs<p>Apple is hinting at its interest in developing apps for virtual reality experiences and hiring engineers to assist in the efforts. The evidence comes from a new job listing that Apple posted over the weekend seeking app engineers experienced with 3D …

Google Driverless Car- The Obstacle Detection Unit

In our past post “<b>Google Driverless Car – under the Hood of the Car</b>”, we mentioned about computer, display and map and navigation system of …

Neon Future Sessions 001 w/ Ray Kurzweil (Extended Edit) - Steve Aoki

The Outernet: Free Internet From Outer Space?

The invention of Internet has ushered in a revolution: a new information age that has changed the way we live our lives day-to-day.<p>Internet users now …

This is how many tasks your brain is processing right now - The findings could help scientists to one day build computer chips that are as powerful as our minds. : Futurology

Community Details<p>13.1m<p>Subscribers<p>2.7k<p>Online<p>Welcome to r/Futurology, a subreddit devoted to the field of Future(s) Studies and speculation about the …

The Fermi Paradox

Everyone feels something when they're in a really good starry place on a really good starry night and they look up and see this:<p>Some people stick with the traditional, feeling struck by the epic beauty or blown away by the insane scale of the universe. Personally, I go for the old "existential …

Planetary Habitability

ESA announces comet landing site, shows spectacular photos

As it releases closer and closer photos of the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Space Agency has announced the landing site for Philae, the …

New Type Of Computer Capable Of Calculating 640TBs Of Data In One Billionth Of A Second, Could Revolutionize Computing

Let me introduce The Machine- HP’s latest invention that could revolutionize the computing world. According to HP, The Machine is not a server, …

All Our Patent Are Belong To You

Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the …

essay | My notes on Eugene Goostman chatbot claiming to pass the Turing test | Kurzweil

Eugene Goostman chatbot. (credit: Vladimir Veselov and Eugene Demchenko)<p>On June 8, 2014, The University of Reading announced that a computer program …

Growing meat … in the lab

It's summer, when thoughts turn to backyard barbecues and the smell of perfectly grilled burgers. Love the taste but not the idea of slaughtering animals? Listen up.<p>Canadian bioengineer Isha Datar is on a mission to provide omnivores with meat in a more humane and eco-friendly way: by growing it in …

Scientists Made an Unbreakable Smartphone Screen From Clear Electrodes

The truly shatterproof screen is a little bit like the flying car: It's been promised for years, but never arrives. Scientists at University of Akron …

A Computer Program Has Passed the Turing Test For the First Time

This is big. A computer program has successfully managed to fool a bunch of researchers into thinking that it was a 13-year-old boy named Eugene …

The First Cheap 3D Printed Food Is Delicious Nursing Home Mush

Go to the cafeteria of a nursing home and you'll see elderly residents noshing on pureed food. It's necessary for patients for whom chewing is …

Google's Self-Driving Car Project Will Kill Uber with Knowledge

Google co-founder Sergey Brin introduced the company’s Self-Driving Car Project at the Code Conference yesterday. The two-seater Google-x prototype is cuter then a pile of sleeping kittens and it’s set to destroy an entire industry because it knows you better than anyone else.<p>When Brin showed a …

The first driverless cars will be electric, thanks to Google & Tesla, and that’s important

Mentioned very briefly, and with far less emphasis than the many descriptions of the tiny size of Google’s(s goog) new driverless car, is that …

Sergey Brin says Google will make 100-200 Self Driving Cars this year and plans commercial rollout with Many Partners Like Uber but Disneyland seems like a perfect Pilot location

Home<p>Uncategorized<p>Sergey Brin says Google will make 100-200 Self Driving Cars this year and plans commercial rollout with Many Partners Like Uber but …

Skype shown automatically translating multilingual voice calls

Universal translation without the Babel fish<p>Microsoft's Skype will eventually be able to translate voice calls between people. In an on-stage demo at the Code conference today, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella showed off Skype Translator, an upcoming version of the service that is capable of …

I Tasted BBQ Sauce Made By IBM’s Watson, And Loved It

If the future of food is designed by robots, that’s fine by me.<p>IBM sent me a bottle of BBQ sauce designed by Watson, so I ate it. My job is weird sometimes.<p>Yes, it’s THE Watson. The same computer that decimated Ken Jennings in Jeopardy has taken on an even greater challenge–what IBM calls cognitive …

Human 'suspended animation' trials to start this month

The researchers behind it don't want to call it suspended animation, but it's the most conventional way to explain it. The world's first humans trials will start at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, with 10 patients whose injuries would otherwise be fatal to operate on. A team of …

Meet the algorithm that can learn “everything about anything”

The most recent advances in artificial intelligence research are pretty staggering, thanks in part to the abundance of data available on the web. …

Futuristic Floating City Could Soon Become a Reality

Atlantis may not be the only city in the ocean after architecture firm AT Design Office gets its newest blueprint approved. This innovative city plan was commissioned by the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) as a possible eco-friendly city expansion alternative to continuing on land. …

Smartglass interface turns any surface into a touchscreen using AR and fingertip heat

A developer called Metaio believes it can make a smartglass interface far more interesting than what Google has done thus far: one that can turn any surface into a touchscreen. Unlike Disney's REVEL or that Ubi Kinect app, which can do similar things, Metaio's technology tracks the heat of your …

Researchers Reveal Smallest, Fastest Nanomotor Yet

Nanotechnology in medicine promises targeted drug delivery while not harming healthy cells. There are a variety of approaches to accomplishing this …

Tesla promises electric car revolution

Tesla electric car owners will be able to drive 300 miles without stopping and restore almost half of battery life in just 20 minutes, company claims<p>Drivers of Tesla electric cars will soon be able to drive the length of the country with only one 20-minute recharging break, according to the …