The Future

Why You Should Never Go on the Internet Without a VPN, and How You Can Get One

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Internet

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State University. Attendees were the first to hear …

Biology

Researchers Break a 100-Year-Old Fundamental Limitation of Physics

Breaking Limits<p>Researchers working at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have successfully challenged a fundamental law that’s …

Physics

SpaceX’s Weekend Doubleheader Off to Great Start With Successful Opening

Ready for Launch<p>After being postponed from its originally scheduled Monday launch, Bulgaria’s first-ever telecommunications satellite is now in …

SpaceX

China Becomes First Country in the World to Test a National Cryptocurrency

Benefits of Digital Currency<p>China’s central bank — the People’s Bank of China — has developed a prototype of a cryptocurrency that it could end up in …

Bitcoin

Finland’s Universal Basic Income Program Is Already Reducing Stress for Recipients

Start With the Finnish<p>Earlier this year, Finland launched a pilot program to test a universal basic income (UBI) policy by giving 2,000 of its …

Prince Edward Island

This All-Electric Plane Can Transport Passengers 600 Miles on a Single Charge

A Promising Prototype<p>Eviation Aircraft just unveiled the first prototype of an all-electric aircraft with a range of 965 kilometers (600 miles) at …

Electric Vehicles

Scientists Selectively Erased Memories In Snails — Are We Next?

Snail’s Minds Rendered Spotless<p>In the U.S. alone, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is estimated to affect about 8 million adults every year. …

The Brain

This Snake-Like Robot May One Day Be Used for Colonoscopies

This snake-like robot can move with its wavey motion<p>This snake-like robot may one day be used for colonoscopies<p>Posted by Futurism on Saturday, June …

Robotics

Intel Announces Deal to Bring Virtual Reality Tech to the Olympics

Computing giant Intel has announced a multi-year deal, stretching through the 2024 Olympic games, with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to …

Virtual Reality

SpaceX is Gearing Up for Historic "Double-Header" Launches This Weekend

SpaceX has a “double-header” planned for the weekend — two separate launches, one set for later today and then another on Sunday. In what seems like …

SpaceX

Amazon’s vision for the future: delivery drone beehives in every city

Welcome to Amazontopia<p>Amazon’s drone delivery program stopped being a joke a while ago, but the company still has to overcome serious challenges to make the technology actually work. One of these is getting drones near enough to large populations so they’re more efficient than regular road …

Technology

How Ford’s New CEO Plans To Beat Tesla, Uber, And Google

Jim Hackett was raised on Ideo’s brand of design thinking. Can he use it to save the 114-year-old automotive giant?<p>In April 2017, the Ford Motor Company–114 years old, the second largest carmaker in the country behind General Motors, a stalwart of American manufacturing–was suddenly worth less than …

Concept Design

New Study Finds Parkinson's is Partly an Autoimmune Disease

When Immune Systems Attack<p>The National Parkinson’s Foundation tells us that there are more than 10 million people living with Parkinson’s disease …

Neuroscience

Fusion Breakthrough Puts Us One Step Closer to Limitless Clean Energy

Taking It Slow<p>Scientists consider nuclear fusion the “holy grail” of energy production for good reason. Not only could it provide a virtually …

Energy

Could the Universe Be Conscious?

For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws …

Consciousness

This Solar Paint Will Turn Your House into a Power Station

This solar paint creates energy from water vapor<p>This solar paint will turn your house into a power station

Why the Ethereum Flash Crash Isn’t Surprising, and What It Means for Crypto

On Wednesday, the price of Ether “flash-crashed” by over 99.9% in less than a second on GDAX, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges. This was …

Trading

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Says "We're Not Likely Alone in the Universe."

Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the (if not <i>the</i>) most well-known astrophysicists. He is also an accomplished author and science …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Flying Cars Could Hit the Skies as Soon as 2018

Flying Cars by 2018<p>The Personal Air Land Vehicle (PAL-V) Liberty is looking likely to become the first flying car intended for general adoption and …

Drones

Google's DeepMind Is Now Capable of Creating Images from Your Sentences

The folks at Google’s DeepMind are hard at work bringing the world the latest developments in artificial intelligence (AI). Their latest breakthrough …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Science Mysteries Waiting to Be Solved

1. The <b>impossible EM drive</b>…works? Since first hearing rumors about NASA’s physics-breaking propulsion system late last year, a paper describing their …

Aliens

The Future Of Real Estate Shopping Is Here

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Real Estate

The Rumors Are True. Tesla Wants to Build a Gigafactory in China.

Tesla in China<p>Rumors that Tesla is looking to establish a firmer foothold in China by building a factory in the region have been circulating all …

Autos

Here's What's Happening With the World's First Space-Based Nation

Space-Based Nation<p>While it plans to someday host a moon colony and space station, the proposed space-based nation Asgardia is starting small: The …

Exploration

This Man Just Tested a DIY Multi-Copter

This man built his own quadcopter<p>This man just tested a DIY multi-copter<p>Posted by Futurism on Thursday, June 22, 2017<p>This man just tested a DIY …

DIY

A New Study Reveals That Half of Canadians Will Be Diagnosed With Cancer in Their Lifetimes

The Canadian Cancer Epidemic<p>A new report from the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) predicts that almost 50 percent of Canadians will be diagnosed with …

Cancer

A Genetic Mutation May Cause Men to Live An Extra 10 Years

Aging’s Genetic Factors<p>Ever since many scientists started to consider aging as a disease that could — and should — be cured, a number of efforts …

Longevity

Elon Musk's Move Into Streaming Could Make Tesla This Generation's Monopoly

Facing the Music<p>When something bothers serial entrepreneur Elon Musk, it seems he just can’t help but come up with a solution. That’s how the Boring …

Elon Musk

More Study Is Needed on Reproduction in Space If We Want to Colonize Mars

Human Martians<p>Humans are gearing up to make the next journey into the relative unknown with the first manned missions to Mars, which could come as …

Exploration