Japanese Robot Annoys People Until They Talk To It“Talking Ally”, a robot made by researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology's Interactions and Communication Design lab, can follow a human's gaze and respond accordingly. For ... More >
Coming Soon: An Autonomous Mercedes-Benz VanMercedes-Benz has released a teaser sketch for a new autonomous van concept called the Vision Tokyo, which the automaker plans to unveil at this week's 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. More >
Meet America's Next BomberMeet the B-52's grandchild. Today, after four years of development in secret, the United States Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman the contract to build their Long Range Strike Bomber. With a ... More >
The Path To Immune BurnoutYou have to hand it to the immune system. The collection of specialized cells works endlessly throughout our lives to keep us safe. They are involved in almost every aspect of our daily life and ... More >
Interview With A Sarcastic Mars RoverThe Curiosity Rover is the most advanced piece of technology ever sent to Mars. It weighs 2,000 pounds and houses a full science laboratory on board. Curiosity landed on Mars on August 5th, 2012, ... More >
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just announced the birth of his first child with his wife Priscilla Chan, along with the huge news that he will be donating a large portion of his wealth to "advancing human potential and promoting equality." Zuckerberg and Chan made the announcement in a lengthy Facebook post addressed to his daughter, Max.
Today, hundreds of scientists are gathered in Washington, D.C. for the international summit on genome editing. The three-day conference will discuss the ethical and appropriate use of all genome-editing technologies, but it will likely pay close attention to the newest and arguably easiest method, CRISPR-Cas9, known colloquially as just CRISPR.
Ceres is no moon, but it did help to kill a planet. The large dwarf planet, originally classified as a real planet, was one of several celestial bodies that called into question Pluto's own status. Thanks to NASA's Dawn spacecraft, earlier this year humans got a close look at Ceres for the first time. The images together revealed some stunning (and possibly planet-destroying) features, but they hadn't yet been stitched together creating a whole vision for the dwarf planet. Well, until now.
Dinosaurs ruled the world for over 180 million years, spreading across the oceans and continents. After all that time, it stands to reason that they left a few things behind. We've all seen fossils in books and museums, but dinosaurs left behind far more than just their bones. They also left their footprints.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects about 30,000 Americans leaving them with a variety of symptoms ranging from gastrointestinal problems to the more recognized respiratory complications. The condition is caused by a mutation in the genetic makeup of individuals leaving them unable to control salt concentrations in the cell. This single alteration allows bacteria and fungi to grow freely in the lungs leading to recurring and/or chronic infections.
The eighth J-20 prototype "2017" made its maiden flight on November 24, 2015 at the Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) factory in Chengdu, China. Complete with a red carpet launch ceremony, the event was well attended by AVIC dignitaries, J-20 program personnel and government officials. After several months of preliminary flight testing, "2017" is likely to be taken by the Chine Test Flight Establishment (CTFE) to remote northern China, where it can conduct more significant testing away from prying eyes.
Pebble was making smartwatches long before it was cool. While Apple and Google played to their strengths (luxury design and open platforms, respectively), the Kickstarter-company-that-could never wavered in its commitment to building a reasonably priced smartwatch. Following the release of its first smartwatch in 2012, the company followed up with the Pebble Time in May of 2015. Shortly after, in August of the same year, the company released the Pebble Time Steel. Now, the company's newest device, the Pebble Time Round, builds on the success of its older devices. With a razor-thin circular screen and great battery life, the Time Round proves that Pebble has staying power despite competing against tech's biggest companies. Here's what it's like to use it as a primary wearable for a month:
America's F-15 Strike Eagle is an unparalleled success as an air superiority fighter. Since its introduction in the 1970s, not one has been lost to an enemy aircraft in combat. Now, without real foes to speak of, it makes sense that the DARPA, the Pentagon's future-looking research wing, would want to find a new use for F-15s in the time they're not fighting. The scheme: launching small satellites from the belly of fighter jets already high in the atmosphere. And after a second explosion, that plan is no more.