The future of transportation

What do we actually need? What is the least that will do the job? What is enough? A better world is possible" using the technology that we have had all our lives – the bike, the bus, the elevator.

Achieving quantum supremacy

Researchers have made good on their claim to quantum supremacy. Using 53 entangled quantum bits ('qubits'), their Sycamore computer has taken on -- and solved -- a problem considered intractable for classical computers.

Google completes first drone delivery in the US

Alphabet (Google) subsidiary Wing has become the first company in the United States to deliver packages by drone.

What Does Ethical AI Look Like?

There’s a strong global convergence towards five ethical principles, including transparency, justice and fairness, non-maleficence, responsibility, and privacy. 

Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

A team of scientists in Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone.

Physicists use light waves to enable ultrafast quantum computing

Scientists have discovered that terahertz light - light at trillions of cycles per second - can act as a control knob to accelerate supercurrents. That can help open up the quantum world of matter and energy at atomic and subatomic scales.

Discovery of a 'holy grail' with the invention of universal computer memory

A new type of computer memory promises to transform daily life with its ultra-low energy consumption, allowing computers which do not need to boot up and which could sleep between key strokes.

Beyond 1 and 0: creating successor to shrinking transistors

Scientists offer a solution to the fast-approaching physical minimum for transistor size: a multi-value logic transistor based on zinc oxide, capable of two stable intermediate states between 0 and 1.

SpaceX launches 60 little satellites, with many more to come

SpaceX has launched 60 little satellites, the first of thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage.

A Super Powerful Robot Dog Pulls a Three Ton Airplane

Researchers at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) have announced a new version of their hydraulic, quadrupedal robot, HyQReal — and what better way to show off the bot’s capabilities than by pulling a three-ton airplane.

San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition

Those in favour of the move said the technology as it exists today is unreliable, and represented an unnecessary infringement on people’s privacy and liberty.

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.