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Friday, March 24, 2017
  

MIT Develops Portable Device That Spits Out Drugs On-Demand

Researchers at MIT have developed a portable system that can produce biologic drugs on-demand, obviating the need for expensive centralized manufacturing and potentially enabling doctors working in remote or...

Online Study Growing in Popularity

LONDON – Around half of students taking online courses say that either they would not, or were not sure whether they would, attend classroom-based education even if it was made readily available...

Most Americans aren’t ready to evolve into ‘transhumans,’ study says

An illustration of an artificial hippocampus designed to restore memory function. Image: BSIP, UIG Via Getty ImagesBy Adario Strange2016-07-27 01:00:20 UTCDespite the mainstreaming of science and technology-powered fitness and health...

Autonomous Flight in the Next Ten Years?

We live in a world where the future is looking increasingly like autonomous vehicles. It’s a future where driving your own car is more of a leisure pursuit than a necessity....

New Data Storage System Uses Atoms to Create Rewritable Memory

There is a limit to the computing power that can be built into devices. The famous Moore’s law states that the numbers of transistors that can be implemented into memory chips...

Swift Playgrounds aims to teach kids code in a highly engaging way

One of the nice surprise introductions at WWDC was Swift Playgrounds, a new app coming to the iPad and iOS 10 that will help teach kids (or anyone, really)...

Kerbal Space Program Launches July 12 on PS4

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work for NASA and build rockets that go into space? On July 12 you’ll be able to get closer than ever playing Kerbal...

Mosquitoes Have Developed Resistance to Every One of Our Malaria-Fighting Tools

Malaria’s Last Stand is an expository look at the ongoing burden of one of humanity’s oldest diseases. Staff writer Kaleigh Rogers travelled to Tanzania to capture the scope of...

Russian Robot Brings Traffic to a Halt After Second Escape

A self-learning robot has escaped a Russian lab for a second time – only to bring traffic to a stand-still when its battery died. The droid, named Promobot IR77, is getting a...

Google’s Project Bloks designed to get kids programming early

Increasing its dedication to early learning through technology, Google has announced Project Bloks, a tool designed to get children started on the path to programming and making cool gadgets. Project...

Boston Dynamics Giraffelike Spotmini Robot

Boston Dynamics is an intriguing robotics company that is bought & financed by Alphabet but put up for sale within the space of two years has published another creepy robot with...
Alex Poucher

Meet the 28-Year-Old Geneticist Fighting the Future of Superbugs

This article originally appeared on VICE France “I am getting you a coffee but I’m gonna pass because I’m already totally hyperactive,” Xavier Duportet explains to me. As if not...
Alex Poucher

Google DeepMind Researchers Develop AI Kill Switch

Artificial intelligence doesn’t have to include murderous, sentient super-intelligence to be dangerous. It’s dangerous right now, albeit in generally more primitive terms. If a machine can learn based on real-world...
Floppy Disks

Would You Trust Your Nuclear Missiles To A Floppy Disk?

What can you do with a floppy disk these days? Apple retired floppy drives with its original 1998 iMac, PC manufacturer Dell followed suit in 2003 and now they...

The U.S. Navy just made an ‘Iron Man’ esque helmet for diving

Researchers at the U.S. Navy are creating a diving helmet for the future. The Iron Man esque helmet — called “DAVD” (Divers Augmented Vision Display) —  is described as “a high-resolution, see-through...

Uber Enters Race to Perfect Driverless Vehicle Technology

Uber has announced it is currently testing self-driving car technology with a view to completely remove the need for drivers from its ride-hailing service. According to a statement by the company posted...

Here’s How The White House Would Deal With A Huge Solar Storm That Could...

The worst solar storm to hit the Earth in recorded history happened in 1859. Known as the Carrington Event, it generated auroras as far south as Cuba and caused havoc with...

Greenland’s Ice Is Getting Darker, And That’s Very Bad News

Satellites have been collecting data on the Greenland ice sheet since 1981. But since the mid-’90s, scientists have noticed the sheet has become progressively darker. The satellites have been measuring the albedo...

Incredible Visualization of European Air Traffic

So there you are, sitting on the tarmac and waiting for your flight to take off. You were supposed to leave seven minutes ago, so what could possibly taking...

Explosive Rock Exfoliation Caught On Film

Catching geologic processes in the act can be tricky business. Many are rare and over in a jiffy, so witnessing them is unlikely. Some are so slow you’d never...