Androids are being developed that have an uncanny resemblance to people. A pinnacle example is an android crafted by roboticist David Hanson that resembles the famous and deceased science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. What makes android Dick so remarkable isn’t so much his appearance as it is his ability to hold an intelligent conversation.
A new study finds an algorithmic word analysis is flawless at determining whether a person will have a psychotic episode. Although the language of thinking is deliberate—let me think, I have to do some thinking—the actual experience of having thoughts is often passive. Ideas pop up like dandelions; thoughts occur suddenly and escape
Long-term cryogenic sleep or hibernation may be useful for space travel. But with NASA backing out of the project, earthbound applications may be more likely.
Cryotubes Keeping the Space Faring Robinson Family in “Stasis” During their Journey
NASA wants to make space travel to Mars efficient — by transporting astronauts while they sleep during
Research team say tiny brain could be used to test drugs and study diseases, but scientific peers urge caution as data on breakthrough kept under wraps
The tiny brain, which resembles that of a five-week-old foetus, is not conscious. Photograph: Ohio State University
An almost fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab
The TrueNorth chip is based on non–von Neumann architecture using contemporary silicon technology.
IBM True North Neuro-synaptic Processor
Scientists have developed a brain inspired computer chip which mimics the neurons inside your brain.
The chip consumes just 70 milliwatts of power and can perform 46 billion synaptic operations per second.
Melbourne researchers say it may only be a matter of years before the artificial leaf is fueling every community, house and car on the planet.
The machine they have designed relies on a so-far largely untapped fuel source — hydrogen — and draws heavily on the plant process of photosynthesis, in which
The gravest fear that has rippled through humanity from the technology industry is that, someday, almost all of our jobs will be replaced by robots.
While that fear is often laughed off as something that will only happen far into the future, the truth is that it’s actually happening right now.
drinks production plant
Leaked emails between Italian spyware vendor Hacking Team and Boeing subsidiary Insitu revealed that drones carrying malware to infect targeted computers via Wi-Fi by flying over their proximity is close to becoming a reality.
here is another example of similar technologySpyware-carrying drones were being discussed by Insitu, a division of Boeing and now-disgraced malware
Neuroscientists have introduced a new paradigm for brain-machine interfaces that investigates the physiological properties and adaptability of brain circuits, and how the brains of two or more animals can work together to complete simple tasks. These brain networks, or Brainets, were developed in rodents and primates.Share:
Brain concept (stock image). In two separate experiments,
THE United States claims its arch superpower rival China is poised to become the world leader in unmanned military aircraft with up to 42,000 pilotless aircraft aloft by 2023.
According to the United States Defense Department’s latest report on China’s military build-up the “Middle Kingdom” will spend more than $10 billion on land and
Russia has delayed the launch of a new military satellite system by four months, news agency TASS reported Wednesday, leaving Moscow nearly blind in the event of a nuclear missile attack till at least November.
Russian EKS Early nuclear WarningAttack Satellite
Russia’s decaying constellation of Soviet-designed early warning satellites was left nearly blind last
Imagine being able to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts — even at age 100 or more — with the help of bionic lenses implanted in your eyes.
Dr. Garth Holds a Bionic lens on the tip of his finger, he says the insertion procedure would be painless.
When Geoffrey Ling talks about the future of technology, his ideas go flying around the room like a whirlwind. Ling eagerly describes a world in which people live far beyond their natural lifespans, minds can be downloaded into external ‘hard drives’ for enhancement by artificial intelligence and robots and aircraft are controlled by human thought.
The Internet and the proliferation of satellite technology mean Iran can no longer control foreign news and television broadcasts, the country’s culture minister said on Sunday, urging a new approach.
Iranian media controller
In remarks that signal the government’s intention to open Iran up to the world, Ali Jannati told police commanders that new
A $50 portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government’s efforts to keep its people isolated – a symbol of change in one of the world’s most repressed societies.
By some estimates, up to half of all urban North Korean households have an
The world’s first wave-energy farm connected to the electricity grid has been switched on in Western Australia.
Ocean Wave Energy
The project by Perth-based Carnegie Wave Energy will provide renewable electricity for Australia’s largest naval base, HMAS Stirling, on Garden Island.
The same system is also used to run a small desalination plant,
A humble roundworm is leading the race in artificial intelligence, showing that it may be possible one day to upload our brains to a computer.
Called the Open Worm Project, the research brings together scientists and programmers from around the world with the aim of recreating the behavior of the
The idea of equipment that can change its shape isn’t science fiction. Today, research using nanotechnology is well under way to develop aircraft wings, propellers, and transport vehicles that can literally change shape to improve performance and efficiency.
Aircraft flap their wings with a little nano help
Researchers have worked on aircraft that swing
Toyota gives away patents to build ‘game-changing’ car of the future The Toyota Mirai.
LAS VEGAS — Toyota made it clear today at the big Consumer Electronics Show that its fuel-cell technology is the future of automotive transportation.
The car-maker on Monday held a press conference detailing the progress of the new More…
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