Austrian researchers have grown tiny 3D brains, four millimeters long and complete with distinct regions, in lab dishes. That’s right: we can now grow brains (well, sort of) in petri dishes.
Category: Science and technology
JAXA successfully uses two person command center and artificial intelligence for commercial rocket launch
Japanese researchers have developed a system that can make a reflection look like it’s either smiling or frowning.
In a paper published July 31 in Nature, researchers from Harvard University announced the discovery of a new nanothermometer that could potentially be used to treat cancer.
Professors from the Psychology and Computer Science Departments at the University of Illinois at Chicago report that an artificial intelligence program (AI), ConceptNet, has a verbal IQ similar (warning: PDF link) to that of an average four-year-old.
The first baby conceived through innovative new artificial reproduction techniques was born healthy and well in May. But baby Connor Levy (not pictured), born to a couple from Philadelphia, started his life a bit differently: he started as an embryo chosen by Dr. Dagan Wells of Oxford University from a batch of others.
Detroit and Michigan are experiencing a Chinese invasion. Chinese car companies are opening offices in Detroit and hiring laid off American auto engineers. Meanwhile other Chinese businesses are buying up land to create economic zones and cities within Michigan.
A non-profit group is looking for four people to start a permanent colony on Mars. The group has opened up the search so anyone can apply online. You can live out your SciFi fantasies and actually head out into space to be one of the first Earth colonies on another planet. The first manned one way trip to Mars is expected to lift off in 2023.
Having had the misfortune of smartphones that took accidental baths with disastrous consequences, the thought of water anywhere near my phone makes me shudder. PowerTrekk’s new charger just might change that reaction into a sigh of relief.
Most electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids utilize lithium ion, lithium polymer, or nickel metal hydride batteries. There are inefficiencies in all of them. Most EVs have a range of only 100 miles. Hybrids usually can achieve electric only distances of about 30 miles. Those numbers have greatly limited the market for these zero and low emission cars. Phinergy’s metal-air batteries might just change that.
You’ve heard of budget airlines where the seats are cramped and you pay for everything. Well, a former space tourist wants to send a married couple on a flyby of Mars on what can only be called a budget spaceflight. They won’t necessarily have to pay for everything as they go but the amenities will be sparse and the risk great.