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An artificially intelligent baby could unlock the secrets of human nature

Life Lessons<p>BabyX, the virtual, artificially intelligent creation of Mark Sagar and his new company, Soul Machines Ltd., looks, sounds, and acts so …

Sony backs Acutronic Robotics’ hardware robot operating system

Sony is investing in Acutronic Robotics‘ Series A round, via its Sony Innovation Fund. Sony will also adopt Acutronic’s Hardware Robot Operating System (H-ROS), for use in its own robotics division, the company says. This funding follows investment by DARPA in Acutronic’s platform, which aims to …

Robotics

This Is Not A Drill: Giant Robot Fighting Is Real

Sometimes we like to circle around a joke for a while as we introduce our hard-hitting articles, but this time, the subject is just too serious to …

Robotics

Experts Weigh in On the First Human Head Transplant Surgeon: "I Just Don't Think He's Done the Science"

Real-Life Frankenstein<p>To Sergio Canavero, “Frankenstein” is scientific inspiration.<p>The Italian neurosurgeon told Business Insider that Mary Shelley’s …

Video Friday: Powered Exoskeleton, Drone Shows, and Soft Robotic Mask

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Image: APOSEMA Project via VimeoVideo Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, …

Robotics

Say hello to the magnetic, Silly Putty-style slime of the future

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Four of seven Earth-sized exoplanets may have large quantities of water

Hubble telescope readings suggesting watery outer planets of Trappist-1 – including three in habitable zone – boosts hope for life beyond our solar system<p>Four of seven mysterious worlds orbiting a nearby star might bear large quantities of water, scientists have revealed, offering a tantalising …

Universe

A Fleeting Double Eclipse of the Sun

Last week, for a fraction of a second, the Sun was eclipsed twice.

Cosmology

A Hoverboard Just Broke the Guinness Record for Farthest Flight

Alexandru Duru, a software engineer, built a record breaking hoverboard from scratch. Duru is developing a commercial version of his Omni hoverboard, …

'Diamond rain' found on Uranus has been recreated on Earth – and it could help solve our growing energy crisis

Using high-powered lasers, scientists were able to recreate the diamond-forming conditions of giant, icy planets<p>Deep within the icy planets on the …

Stanford University

Learn how to build your very own robot by mastering Raspberry Pi

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New Mexico company licenses innovative solar panel technology from two Washington universities

Groundbreaking solar panel technology developed at two Washington universities has been licensed by a company out of Los Alamos, N.M., and could …

Clean Energy

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.<p>Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations …

Books

An 'absolutely phenomenal' discovery hints 4 Earth-size planets may orbit the closest sun to our own

Astronomers may have just hit a crucial milestone in the search for other Earth-like planets. Scientists from the University of Hertfordshire and University of California, Santa Cruz announced they've discovered four planets orbiting a nearby, sun-like star — two of which may be …

Science

Scientists May Have Discovered How Spinal Injuries Are Repaired On a Cellular Level

Reconnecting The Motor Root<p>Scientists in Sweden and the U.K. developed a surgical technique to reconnect the spinal cord with sensory neurons after …

Neuroscience

Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst Remembers 'Courageous and Humble' Friend Chester Bennington in Emotional Note

Following the shocking suicide of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington last week at the age of 41, Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst has penned an …

Intensive Care
Intensive Care

School Asks 100 Graffiti Artists To Paint It Before Renovation, And Result Is Better Than Any Renovation

Most schools looks pretty bland, with safe homogeneous colors and uninspired designs, but one hundred graffiti artists have just turned the boring …

Streetwear

Body Artist Creates a Series of Incredible Optical Illusions on Her Own Arm

Canberra, Australia face painter and body artist Lisha Simpson has created all sorts of incredible optical illusions on her very own arm for practice …

Streetwear

Was Our Universe Born In Chaos?

One of the longstanding questions in cosmology involves whether or not the universe has always been roughly similar in all directions—what cosmologists call “isotropic.” Today, on the largest scales, the Universe appears very similar in all directions, with the same average properties. But was this …

Physics

Doris Payne, 86-year-old jewel thief, arrested again

<b>An 86-year-old serial US jewel thief, whose crimes date back to the 1950s, has again been charged with theft.</b><p>Doris Payne was arrested at a Walmart store in Chamblee, in Georgia, with $86.22 (£66) worth of items, police say. She has been released on bail.<p>She was found wearing an ankle monitor from a …

Crime

NASA Destroyed Hundreds of Mystery Tapes Found in a Dead Man’s Basement

More than 300 data reels, some from Apollo-Era missions, were discovered in a deceased Pennsylvania man’s basement, FOIA documents reveal.<p>Just weeks before Christmas in 2015, NASA learned of a tantalizing discovery.<p>In the basement of a deceased Pennsylvania man's home sat 325 magnetic data reels …

Space Science

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

There’s currently a shortage of over seven million physicians, nurses and other health workers worldwide, and the gap is widening. Doctors are stretched thin — especially in underserved areas — to respond to the growing needs of the population.<p>Meanwhile, training physicians and health workers is …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue — that beats

If an overhyped vegetable existed before marketers coined the term superfood — and long before Oprah Winfrey chatted up acai berries with Dr. Oz — look no further than spinach. (Here’s to Popeye, eating the stuff by the can to inflate his biceps.) Spinach alone, of course, won’t pump anyone up. But …

Oprah Winfrey

A woman’s pioneering exoskeleton technology could allow paralyzed people to move again

There weren’t many role models for Sam Huynh when she was growing up in Belen, New Mexico. In fact, except for a howling freight train and the surrounding desert mountains, there wasn’t much of anything in the town of 7,000 people.<p>But as a wildly imaginative and ambitious kid, Sam never had any …

Vietnam War

Gravitational waves discovery wins Breakthrough of the Year award

The <i>Physics World</i> Breakthrough of the Year has been awarded to the Ligo team for its discovery of gravitational waves.<p>Gravitational waves are ripples …

Quantum Mechanics