Leave it to Russia to come up with this. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has publicly revealed that
Russian experts are developing robots designed specifically to minimize
casualties in terrorist attacks. The birth of the Terminator?
Storm tracking and real time weather data can save lives. The recent Oklahoma City tornado only had a warning of some 16 minutes. And it managed to save a few. Three teams of students have designed drones that are meant to fly into storm centers.
According to a new report by Ars Technica, Skype messages may not be as secure as you think. Microsoft is often dipping into your communications.
Ars teamed up with security researcher Ashkan Soltani and sent fresh web links across Skype and found that half of them were accessed by a machine with an IP address belonging to Microsoft. This means that Skype messages are sent across the web in a way that allows Microsoft to study plaintext within them. According to Matt Green, a professor specializing in encryption at Johns Hopkins University:
This new 3D printing development might just change the world. NASA is sinking a lot into 3D printing food, and they are starting with pizza. The project is aimed at evolving the future of food for both space and back here on Earth. It's not Star Trek's replicator, but it's probably just the beginning. Also, this could potentially end hunger around the world.
Disney Research is working with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany to make robots move and interact with humans in a less awkward and uncomfortable way. They are developing a more natural approach to the problem by studying how humans interact.
A recent study suggests that Australia could power its entire national domestic infrastructure using only solar power. The University of Melbourne has now introduced a new organic PV cell printer that rolls out a functional binder page sized sheet of solar panel every two seconds. Production has just gotten cheaper and a whole lot faster.
This video created by Felix Pharand is for the opening of the Bonn meeting in Germany, where it is meant to highlight major global water research and track the shift in power and the unsettling consequences to come.
A new program by Onformative will give us a bird's eye view of every facial landform on Earth. You know, the kind that looks like a face.
The program uses openFrameworks and Google Maps and it scans satellite image after satellite image with a facial detection algorithm to pick out any potential new geological "faces". Onformative hopes to explore this general phenomenon:
The Xbox One announcement didn't only include the console, but news that a new installment of the Halo franchise is making its way to you in the form of a live action television series. Steven Spielberg will be directing.
Insects rely on compound eyes that have lower resolution but offer a much wider distortion free field of view that's better suited for lightning fast motion perception. Researchers are working to design autonomous drones that will behave like futuristic artificial bugs.
When you perspire, your shirt tends to get drench in sweat. But there are fabrics that are designed to wick the sweat away. To feel really dry, researchers at UC Davis have created a fabric that literally drains the sweat away.
Brittany Wenger is 18 years old. And she just taught the computer to diagnose leukemia. She built a custom, cloud based "artificial neural network" to find patterns in genetic expression profiles to diagnose patients with a form of cancer called mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL).
Wired has a new look for its June issue, and the magazine has been completely made over by Scott Dadich.
The new edition, feels like the New York Times Style Magazine meets The New Yorker. It's got a more modern, muted aesthetic to it and it feels more like a lifestyle magazine. The redesign began with an idea and a problem to solve.
Microsoft has detailed its next generation console - the Xbox One. Described by Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment business for Microsoft, the Xbox One was designed and built as an all in one system to align games, TV and entertainment.