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

Implantable payment chips are here -- enabling users to pay for things with a wave of their hand. Is this the wave of the future, or merely a flash in the pan?
May 15, 2022
A person using Walletmor chip arm implant to make a payment.

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

Most cellular meat startups focus on growing familiar foods (like beef and chicken) in a lab, but Primeval Foods has its sights set on something more exotic.
May 10, 2022
Primeval Foods' lion burgers.

Finishing touch: How scientists are giving robots humanlike tactile senses

Giving robots sight and hearing is fairly straightforward these days, but equipping them with a robust sense of touch is far more difficult.
May 9, 2022
A woman's hand is held by a robot's hand.

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

Digital transistors have been the backbone of computing for much of the modern era, but Mythic A.I. makes a compelling case that analog chips may be the future.
April 10, 2022
brain with computer text scrolling artificial intelligence

The most influential women in tech history

With their big ideas and clever inventions, these inspirational women left an indelible mark on the world and set us on a path to a brighter future.
March 25, 2022
Annie Easley poses for a picture at NASA.

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.
March 23, 2022
Marie Curie In Her Laboratory.

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.
March 11, 2022
astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have measured the amount of ozone in Earth’s atmosphere

How 5G is changing journalism

A collaboration between The New York Times and Verizon has given rise to 5G journalism lab.
March 11, 2022
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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.
February 18, 2022
ClipDart founder, Kyle Parker.

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.
February 18, 2022
A student has a EEG Cap placed on his head.

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.
June 29, 2021
BMW factory worker using robotic arm

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.
June 27, 2021
Robot sand worm hawkes uc santa barbara

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.
June 26, 2021
brain network on veins illustration

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
June 25, 2021
web tool estimates renewable potential wind turbines

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.
June 18, 2021
HOLOPLOT Applications Darkmatter GRID

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.
June 16, 2021
Marty the Grocery Store Robot

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
June 14, 2021
mars 2020 perseverance rover

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.
June 11, 2021
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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
May 30, 2021
flow batteries california powerlines

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.
May 26, 2021
veritone's marvel.ai

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.
May 21, 2021
brain with computer text scrolling artificial intelligence

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
May 17, 2021
kiwibot

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.
May 9, 2021
non fungible tokens concept, NFT neon sign-picture on circuit board, crypto art

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?
May 6, 2021
Generated Venice cities

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
April 27, 2021
Hyundai Wearable Exoskeleton, assistive tech

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.
April 26, 2021
man speaking into phone

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
April 19, 2021
New York World's Fair — Unisphere & Flag Display

Evolving, self-replicating robots are here — but don’t worry about an uprising

Self-replicating robots are a staple of apocalyptic science fiction movies, but now the idea has made the jump from fiction to reality.
April 17, 2021
RoboFab in action

We have the tech to curb drunk driving, but invisible forces are holding it back

Statistically, one person dies from drunk driving every 52 minutes in the U.S. -- but it doesn't have to be that way. We have the technology to stop it.
April 16, 2021
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Meet the Xenobots: Living, biological machines that could revolutionize robotics

Scientists at Tufts University have created a strange new hybrid biological/mechanical organism that's made of living cells, but operates like a robot
April 12, 2021
xenobot swarm after 24hrs

Language supermodel: How GPT-3 is quietly ushering in the A.I. revolution

GPT-3 is best known as a text-generating system, but now that it's out in the wild, it's being used for far more than just written words.
April 10, 2021
profile of head on computer chip artificial intelligence

This spherical, BB-8 style robot is built to explore lava caves on the moon

Scientists want to explore a cave on the moon to determine if we could build a habitat inside it. How? With a Star Wars-style robot, of course!
April 5, 2021
DAEDALUS Robot on the moon render

Meet Gen Z’s fierce female founders aiming to radically reshape the tech world

Gen Z startup founders are on the rise, and many of them have plans to radically overhaul industries and institutions that haven’t budged for decades.
March 31, 2021
Gen Z Women Illustration

Exoskeletons with autopilot: A peek at the near future of wearable robotics

You don't consciously think about moving each leg when you walk, so why should you have to do so while piloting a robotic exoskeleton?
March 27, 2021
exoskeletons military

Like a wearable guide dog, this backback helps Blind people navigate

We have computers in our pockets and rovers on Mars, yet we still don't have a good alternative to guide dogs and walking sticks. Until now, that is
March 25, 2021
intel sensor backpack for blind visually impaired people jagadish mahendran

Nanotech cannabis is here, and it makes edibles look downright prehistoric

Chemistry and nanotechnology have collided to create a groundbreaking new category for cannabis: Sublingual strips that bypass your digestive system
March 21, 2021
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Freaky new A.I. scans your brain, then generates faces you’ll find attractive

In an amazing and also somewhat unsettling new A.I. project, researchers were able to read brain waves to generate faces that people find especially attractive
March 14, 2021
profile of head on computer chip artificial intelligence

Image-recognition A.I. has a big weakness. This could be the solution

Image-recognition A.I. can be duped fairly easily with adversarial images designed specifically to confuse them, but that might not be the case for much longer.
March 13, 2021
Image Recognition Turtle Recognized as a Rifle

Meet Digit: The ostrich-legged robot that might one day deliver you packages

Digit, the latest and most advanced bipedal robot from Agility Robotics, has made some huge strides (both literally and figuratively) in the past few years
March 11, 2021
Digit by Agility Robotics

Women with Byte: Vivienne Ming’s plan to solve ‘messy human problems’ with A.I.

As a theoretical neuroscientist and A.I. expert, Dr. Vivienne Ming is on a mission to solve what she calls messy human problems with the help of A.I.
March 11, 2021
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In the hilarious Project Gucciberg, a deepfaked Gucci Mane reads classic novels

Thanks to the magic of artificial intelligence and deepfakes, you can now listen to rapper Gucci Mane reading a variety of classic novels out loud.
March 3, 2021
project gucciberg

The Future of Vision: Augmented reality contact lenses will make you bionic

Smart contact lenses are finally becoming a reality. And the future of this intriguing technology is nothing like what you might expect.  
March 2, 2021
A contact lens from Mojo Vision promises augmented reality

They strapped a paintball gun onto a Spot robot. Now the internet has the reins

Boston Dynamics doesn't want people to strap guns of any kind on its robots -- but that's exactly what NYC-based idea factory MSCHF has done.
February 22, 2021
MSCHF Spot Robot

Why teaching robots to play hide-and-seek could be the key to next-gen A.I.

Artificial intelligence can do a lot of amazing things these days, but it's still not smart enough to play a simple game of hide and seek. Not yet, that is
February 21, 2021
AI2-Thor multi-agent

Harnessing darkness: The race to solve solar power’s greatest problem

Solar panels can't produce energy when the sun isn't shining. But what if they could? As it turns out, scientists all over the globe are working on the problem.
February 20, 2021
anti solar power night generation energy panels at

Scientists are using A.I. to create artificial human genetic code

Researchers are training generative adversarial networks so that they can progressively and automatically learn how to create artificial genetic sequences.
February 18, 2021
profile of head on computer chip artificial intelligence

Inside the rapidly escalating war between deepfakes and deepfake detectors

Deepfakes are getting better, and as they become increasingly convincing, the pressure is on for deepfake detection technologies to keep up
February 14, 2021
Facebook Deepfake Challenge

Check out the 90-mph racing drones that broadcast NASCAR’s Daytona 500

We went behind-the-scenes with Fox Sports at the Daytona 500 to see how they’re planning on delivering the race like you’ve never seen it before.
February 12, 2021
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On the mend: Inside the rapid recovery tech that keeps NFL players game-ready

In the past, an NFL player's recovery routine was just stretching and rest. Now, they use things like cryotherapy, electrostimulation pads, and infrared saunas
February 7, 2021
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Smart dummies: How robotic tackling tech is transforming football practice

Concussions frequently take place during football practice. This robot tackling dummy could help reduce that risk, and also give players an edge.
February 6, 2021
USA Football MVP Robotics