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Meet the game-changing pitching robot that can perfectly mimic any human throw

Trajekt's high-tech pitching machine can mimic the exact speed, spin, and trajectory of any human pitch. It's a literal game-changer for professional baseball
Meta Quest Pro enables 3D modeling in mixed reality.

Don’t buy the Meta Quest Pro for gaming. It’s a metaverse headset first

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Why AI will never rule the world

A researcher looks at a protein diagram on his monitor

The next big thing in science is already in your pocket

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Meta wants to supercharge Wikipedia with an AI upgrade

Artificial intelligence digital eye closeup.

Optical illusions could help us build the next generation of AI

Best AI Movies

How will we know when an AI actually becomes sentient?

A person using Walletmor chip arm implant to make a payment.

Implantable payment chips: The future, or cyberpunk pipe dream?

Primeval Foods' lion burgers.

Tiger steaks and lion burgers: Lab-grown exotic animal meat is on the way

A woman's hand is held by a robot's hand.

Finishing touch: How scientists are giving robots humanlike tactile senses

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Analog A.I.? It sounds crazy, but it might be the future

Annie Easley poses for a picture at NASA.

The most influential women in tech history

Marie Curie In Her Laboratory.

10 female inventors who changed the world forever

10 female inventors who changed the world forever

The women on this list have risen above inequality, creating products and services that have truly changed the world.
astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have measured the amount of ozone in Earth’s atmosphere

Why the moon needs a space traffic control system

Why the moon needs a space traffic control system

As interest in lunar exploration ramps up across the globe, scientists think we need a space traffic control system to avoid collisions and complications.
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How 5G is changing journalism

How 5G is changing journalism

A collaboration between The New York Times and Verizon has given rise to 5G journalism lab.
ClipDart founder, Kyle Parker.

ClipDart is an on-demand barber app aimed at people of color

ClipDart is an on-demand barber app aimed at people of color

Finding someone who can cut your hair is pretty easy -- unless you're a person of color who lives outside of a major city. ClipDart aims to fix that.
A student has a EEG Cap placed on his head.

Inside the U.K. lab that connects brains to quantum computers

Inside the U.K. lab that connects brains to quantum computers

Scientists at the University of Plymouth are in the early stages of developing tech that would allow humans to control quantum computers with their thoughts.
BMW factory worker using robotic arm

The future of manufacturing: A look ahead to the next era of making things

The future of manufacturing: A look ahead to the next era of making things

The way we make things -- from cars to shoes to dental floss -- has changed dramatically over the past few generations. Here's what could change next.
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Part Terminator, part Tremors: This robotic worm can swim through sand

Part Terminator, part Tremors: This robotic worm can swim through sand

Remember the "Graboid" worm monsters from Tremors? Well, thanks to some brilliant engineering, there's now a robotic version that can burrow through sand.
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Here’s what a trend-analyzing A.I. thinks will be the next big thing in tech

Here’s what a trend-analyzing A.I. thinks will be the next big thing in tech

The "technology intelligence engine" uses A.I. to sift through hundreds of millions of documents online, then uses all that information to spot trends.
web tool estimates renewable potential wind turbines

The future of sustainability: A look at the next evolution of environmental tech

The future of sustainability: A look at the next evolution of environmental tech

Sustainable energy tech has come a long way in the past decade, but we've still got a long road ahead if we hope to slow climate change. Here's what's next
HOLOPLOT Applications Darkmatter GRID

Who needs headphones? Holoplot can beam audio directly to your ears from afar

Who needs headphones? Holoplot can beam audio directly to your ears from afar

Thanks to a technique known as beamforming, it's possible to selectively deliver personalized audio directly to a single listener -- and only that listener.
Marty the Grocery Store Robot

The future of automation: Robots are coming, but they won’t take your job

The future of automation: Robots are coming, but they won’t take your job

The emergence of automated robots will likely not be the job killer for humans that many people fear.
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The sound of science: Why audio is the next frontier in Mars exploration

The sound of science: Why audio is the next frontier in Mars exploration

For most of human history, space exploration has been carried out with visual technologies like telescopes. Now, astronomers are turning to microphones
ai religion bot gpt 2 art 4

Read the eerily beautiful ‘synthetic scripture’ of an A.I. that thinks it’s God

Read the eerily beautiful ‘synthetic scripture’ of an A.I. that thinks it’s God

Travis DeShazo fed an A.I. algorithm all of the world's major religious texts, and then trained it to spit out biblical-sounding synthetic scripture.
flow batteries california powerlines

Cailifornia has a blackout problem. Could giant flow batteries be the solution?

Cailifornia has a blackout problem. Could giant flow batteries be the solution?

In an effort to address the state's summer blackout problem, California energy officials are investing in big, building-size batteries that can power cities
veritone's marvel.ai

This startup wants to deepfake clone your voice and sell it to the highest bidder

This startup wants to deepfake clone your voice and sell it to the highest bidder

Veritone has the ability to clone your voice using deepfake technology, and it says the potential uses of the tech are virtually endless.
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The future of A.I.: 4 big things to watch for in the next few years

The future of A.I.: 4 big things to watch for in the next few years

Artificial intelligence has progressed in leaps and bounds over the past decade. What's in store for the next one? Here are four things to keep an eye on.
kiwibot

Roving surveillance bots are coming to our cities. Luckily, they’re here to help

Roving surveillance bots are coming to our cities. Luckily, they’re here to help

By equipping sidewalk-roving delivery bots with additional sensors, urban planners are hoping to capture useful data on the health of their cities
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NFTs have a climate problem, and the solution isn’t coming fast enough

NFTs have a climate problem, and the solution isn’t coming fast enough

NFTs have an absolutely massive carbon footprint, and while there are many solutions in the works, very few of them are expected to roll out anytime soon.
Generated Venice cities

Algorithmic architecture: Should we let A.I. design buildings for us?

Algorithmic architecture: Should we let A.I. design buildings for us?

For most of human history, architecture has been a human activity. Now, we can do it with algorithms. But should we?
Hyundai Wearable Exoskeleton, assistive tech

This tech was science fiction 20 years ago. Now it’s reality

This tech was science fiction 20 years ago. Now it’s reality

Twenty years is an eternity when you're talking about the pace of technological progress. All of these things were considered far-fetched 20 years ago
man speaking into phone

Emotion-sensing A.I. is here, and it could be in your next job interview

Emotion-sensing A.I. is here, and it could be in your next job interview

With the help of A.I. voice analysis, it's now possible to discern the emotions that a person feels while they speak. The implications of that are huge.
New York World's Fair — Unisphere & Flag Display

World’s Fair 2.0: The mission to resurrect the greatest tech expo of all time

World’s Fair 2.0: The mission to resurrect the greatest tech expo of all time

The World's Fair was a technology expo that sparked the world's imagination in a way that no other has. It's time to resurrect it

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