- Rise of the Robot Security Guards
Startup Knightscope is preparing to roll out human-size robot patrols.
- Next-Generation Robot Needs Your Help
A Carnegie Mellon researcher shows that designing robots to ask for human assistance can make them a lot more useful.
- Virtual Reality Aims for the Mobile Phone
A smartphone-based virtual reality headset from Samsung and Oculus VR could make the technology more accessible, but it also demonstrates a new set of challenges
- Device Changes Your Mood with a Zap to the Head
A smartphone-connected device delivers electrical stimulation to nerves in the head.
- The United States Is Far and Away the Leader in Carbon Dioxide Emissions
The effects of atmospheric carbon linger for centuries, so historical emissions totals are relevant context for the global climate policy debate.
- Virgin Galactic Tragedy May Mean New Space Tourism Rules
The investigation into the Virgin Galactic accident has yet to find a cause, but the FAA will consider new regulations for commercial space travel.
- ETH Researchers Develop a Thought-Controlled Genetic Interface
Swiss scientists achieve a remarkable mashup of optogenetics, synthetic biology, and brain control. <
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
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