Step towards light-based, brain-like computing chip

Scientists have succeeded in developing a piece of hardware which could pave the way for creating computers resembling the human brain. They produced a chip containing a network of artificial neurons that works with light and can imitate neurons and their synapses.

Drone successfully delivers donor kidney to transplant patient

The flight involved a specially designed drone equipped with an ‘apparatus’ that both monitored the donor organ and maintained it, as well as a mesh network for control and a backup systems.

Pack Of Robot Dogs Effortlessly Tows A Truck

As well as being skillfull, the SpotMini is strong, as demonstrated in Boston Dynamics' new video. Together, a powerful group of 10 K9s drags a huge truck across the ground.

A biosynthetic dual-core cell computer

Swiss researchers have now found a way to use biological components to construct a flexible core processor, that accepts different kinds of programming. The processor developed is based on a modified CRISPR-Cas9 system.

World’s Largest Aircraft Completes First Flight

The six-engine jet that will be used to launch rockets into space took off from Mojave Airport in California last Saturday. The first flight of Stratolaunch lasted 2 hours and 30 minutes and reached 5,180 meters.

Scientists harness quantum computing to view alternative futures

A team of researchers from Singapore and Australia have implemented a prototype quantum device that can generate and analyze a quantum superposition of possible futures.

Blue Is a New Low-Cost Force-Controlled Robot Arm

Designed to safely perform intricate, human-centered tasks, Blue will cost $5k and help accelerate research towards useful home robots.

AI can now emulate human behaviors

Giving researchers and companies freedom to explore, in order to seek these positive achievements from AI systems, means opening up the risk of developing more advanced ways to create deception and other social problems.

Robotic bees are joining the International Space Station

All in all, from inventory checking to monitoring noise levels and more, the robotic bees, astrobees, are all set to be helpers, and they will serve as the crew's extra eyes and ears.

3-D printer threads electronic fibers onto fabrics

Chinese scientists, using a 3-D printer equipped with a coaxial needle, print patterns that can harvest and store electricity onto fabrics, giving it the ability to transform movement into energy.

New York's first commercial self-driving vehicles

The first commercial self-driving vehicles in New York are coming to the Brooklyn Navy Yard this spring. The cars are provided by Optimus Ride, a Boston-based self-driving vehicle technology company.

Meet Neo, the floor-scrubbing robot

The two young co-founders of Avidbots, Faizan Sheikh and Pablo Molina have robots cleaning floors in 14 countries. Neo frees workers from doing basic things to concentrate on more complex tasks.

First exascale supercomputer to be built in the US

The supercomputer will be called Aurora and Intel is aiming to deliver it by 2021. Aurora will apply AI and high-performance computing to "areas such as cancer research and climate modeling.

Reversing the flow of time on a quantum computer

Researchers have developed an algorithm to simulate returning a particle briefly to the past. The results suggest new paths for exploring the backward flow of time in quantum systems.

Careful how you treat today's AI: It might take revenge in the future

If we are going to make machines with human psychological capacities, we should prepare for the possibility that they may become sentient. How then will they react to our behaviour towards them?