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Will Robots Take Our Children’s Jobs?

Like a lot of children, my sons, Toby, 7, and Anton, 4, are obsessed with robots. In the children’s books they devour at bedtime, happy, helpful robots pop up more often than even dragons or dinosaurs. The other day I asked Toby why children like robots so much.<p>“Because they work for you,” he …

Stephen Hawking

Here are some of the groundbreaking robots you’ll see at TC Sessions: Robotics next week

TC Sessions: Robotics takes place on Monday, July 17 at MIT, and the agenda is stacked with the best minds, engineers and founders in the robotic industry. And many are bringing some mechanical friends.<p>Throughout the event, a bunch of robotic demos will take place. Some will happen during fireside …

Here's What Scientists Think The World Will Be Like in 2045

Still no hoverboards.<p>The world will be a very different place in 2045.<p>Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to …

A Future Where Tiny Swarming Robots Bring Me My Phone Is the Future I Want

Making robots act like humans is hard, but making robots act like insects is considerably easier. And if you’ve ever seen a towering ant hill, or a …

Forget 3D: holograms are coming to smartphones

Forget FaceTime – why not say hello with a hologram? Imagine making a holo-call on your phone, with a 3D image of the caller appearing to leap out at …

Physicists Think They Know What Planet Nine Is: An Exoplanet Stolen From Another Star

Is this the first exoplanet ever found inside our Solar System?<p>Everything about Planet Nine is weird. There’s the fact that something 10 times more …

How Spicy Food Changes Your Brain And Overall Health

Do you love to eat spicy stuff? What if you could feel great whenever you indulged in a curry or other hot dish, knowing that it was actually giving …

Wellness

“Unidentified Floating Object” Is A Seaborne Suburb Of The Future

Or at least Science Fiction<p>Life in coastal cities in North America has been defined by two things in the 21st century: rising rents and rising sea levels. The Unidentified Floating Object--a mobile, modular, house-boat concept from Jet Capsule--is an answer to both problems. When the land is too …

Futuristic Apple touchscreen will let you feel textures and temperatures

3D Touch is all well and good, but future Apple devices may incorporate advanced haptic technology which lets software simulate textures ranging from the grain of wood surface to the cold feeling of metal.<p>That’s according to a new patent published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

This 'e-skin' could be the smartwatch of the future

You could simply glance down at your other hand to read your incoming messages.<p>It's a crazy futuristic idea, but researchers at the University of Tokyo are working to design such devices today.<p>They've developed thin-film electronic sensors that they call "e-skin."<p>The e-skin gets laminated onto your …

Wearable Tech

Mummy found ‘wearing Adidas’

A 1500-YEAR-OLD mummy seems to be way ahead of its time. It was unearthed wearing what appear to be Adidas trainers.

Archaeology

BIG-i robot looks like a trash can but is a lot more helpful

There’s a new robot butler making its way to the world and it understands voice commands, recognizes faces and interacts with your smart devices. It …

Science Says Vegetarians Are More Intelligent And Empathetic

It’s been a long time since you’ve stopped responding to the stupid question, “Really, you don’t eat meat–not even chicken?” You aren’t even annoyed …

Medical Journals

WhatsApp encrypts all forms of communication within the app

With over a billion active users, WhatsApp has become a major form of communication across the world. Security concerns are constantly raising, so the app has to stay up-to-date. The team has partnered with Open Whisper Systems to bring end-to-end encryption to all WhatsApp communications, and …

Apps