The future cometh: Science, technology and humanity at Singularity Summit 2011 (Part II)
Robotic hand nearly identical to a human one (w/ Video)
New algorithm gives credit where credit is due
It makes sense that the credit for science papers with multiple authors should go to the authors who perform the bulk of the research, yet that's not always the case.
How much do we really know about privacy on Facebook?
The recent furore about the Facebook Messenger app has unearthed an interesting question: how far are we willing to allow our privacy to be pushed for our social connections? In the case of the Facebook ...
Tinkering with evolution: Ecological implications of modular software networks
Microsoft to unveil new Windows software
A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8.
New tool makes a single picture worth far more than a thousand words
A photo is worth a thousand words, but what if it could also represent a hundred thousand other images?
New high-speed camera system reveals what snow looks like in midair
University of Utah researchers developed a high-speed camera system that spent the past two winters photographing snowflakes in 3-D as they fell – and they don't look much like those perfect-but-rare snowflakes ...
SheerWind claims its INVELOX wind turbine produces 600% more power
Enclosed tube maglev system tested in China
Scientists set new speed record for big data
(Phys.org) —IBM today announced that it has achieved a new technological advancement that will help improve Internet speeds to 200 - 400 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) at extremely low power.
The ethics of driverless cars
Jason Millar, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Philosophy, spends a lot of time thinking about driverless cars. Though you aren't likely to be able to buy them for 10 years, he says there are a number ...
Pterosaur-inspired aircraft makes sharper turns
TiVo to make version for those without cable
Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters.