Part-window, part-touch screen. Cue the Minority Report references.
A new estimate of the amount of energy needed to visit the stars suggests we won’t have enough for at least another two centuries
Last week, Paul Allen and a colleague challenged the prediction that computers will soon exceed human intelligence. Now Ray Kurzweil, the leading proponent of the “Singularity,” offers a rebuttal.
The mobile computers killing the PC will themselves be replaced as computing becomes embedded into the world around us.
IBM researchers have developed an algorithm that predicts your home location using your last 200 tweets.
An app for Google’s wearable computer Glass can recognize objects in front of a person wearing the device.
Researchers demonstrate an invisibility cloak that can be scaled to almost any size and say it could be used to hide orbiting satellites
Cosmologists use the mathematical properties of eternity to show that although universe may last forever, it must have had a beginning
If we don’t reverse the current trend in food prices, we’ve got until August 2013 before social unrest sweeps the planet, say complexity theorists
As life has evolved, its complexity has increased exponentially, just like Moore’s law. Now geneticists have extrapolated this trend backwards and found that by this measure, life is older than the Earth itself.