Emerging Tech
Emerging Tech

Eat our dust, Elon Musk. Virgin’s Hyperloop One sets crazy new speed record

Virgin’s Hyperloop One has set a new test speed record for its high-speed hyperloop transportation system -- achieving speeds of a jaw-dropping 240 miles per hour, or 351 feet every second.
Emerging Tech

Zach Braff reprises his ‘Scrubs’ character to read a script written by an A.I.

What would it take to get actor Zach Braff to revive his lovable Scrubs character J.D. for the first time since the show's conclusion? The perfect script … written by artificial intelligence, apparently.
Emerging Tech

Ingenious wound-scanning tool makes infectious bacteria glow in the dark

Harmful bacteria in wounds is bad news for patients and physicians. The MolecuLight i:X is a handheld imaging tool which can help spot harmful bacteria by causing it to glow in the dark.
Emerging Tech

Drone ban — FAA adds to the list of places where you can’t fly your bird

The FAA has banned drone flights over nuclear sites ... not that you were thinking about flying your machine over such a facility, of course. Violators face criminal charges, the FAA confirmed.
Emerging Tech

The U.S. Army is developing battlefield drones that can be 3D printed on-demand

Army and Marine soldiers on the front lines may soon be able to order up unmanned drones tailor-made for a specific mission and have them printed, assembled, and ready to fly within just a few hours.
Emerging Tech

Japanese startup lands $90 million to put a billboard on the moon

Japanese space startup iSpace Technologies Inc. just received $90 million of venture funding to help it pursue its goal of creating a billboard on the moon. You can't fault it for ambition!
Computing

Artificial intelligence now used in new tools to sharpen your debating skills

The Center for Argument Technology teamed up with the BBC to produce two online tools using artificial intelligence to sharpen your debating skills. Both focus on the topic of abortion.
Emerging Tech

New microscope uses A.I. smarts to diagnose deadly blood infections

Researchers have developed a microscope that uses machine learning to help diagnose potentially deadly blood infections -- greatly improving patients' odds of survival in the process.
Mobile

No, those aren’t giant hands — the Tiny T1 is the world’s smallest mobile phone

Remember when we all used to carry around unnecessarily tiny mobile phones? A brand-new tiny cellphone, claiming to be the world's smallest, wants to take you on a trip down memory lane.
Mobile

California says your cell phone could possibly be dangerous

Mobile phones are emitting radio frequency energy and radio waves, so there was always the potential and possibility to cause some sort of health risks and concerns. The California Department of Public Health recently discussed how to…
Emerging Tech

Bitcoin approaches $20K, but is the bubble about to burst?

Bitcoin is currently the world's most popular cryptocurrency and has seen massive growth this year. However, the increased mainstream attention has some wondering if it is a safe investment or a bubble waiting to pop.
Emerging Tech

Oh, yeah! Robot joins Olympic torch relay, bashes through a wall on the way

Hubo, the winner of a DARPA robotics competition, joined the festivities in Daejon by carrying the Olympic torch for a leg of its journey. South Korea wants the upcoming Games to be a showcase of robotic technology.