Scientists are now building a completely new kind of robot capable of self-assembly and doing tasks too difficult or too dangerous for most people. Is this the beginning of the robots era, where human beings will soon become useless as the component that keeps our society evolving.
By Mark O’Neill Doctor Ray Kurzweil is no ordinary predictor of the future. He doesn’t just make up random predictions and cross his fingers, hoping they come true. He has actually made some predictions that have been mostly spot-on. For example, back in the 1980’s, he predicted the rapid growth of the internet in the […]
Unfortunately, magnetic fields are by their nature invisible, but scientists from NASA’s Space Sciences Laboratory have managed to put on film what these natural phenomenons would look like if we could see them with our own eyes. Please note that this is a simulation and has been created using sound-controlled CGI and 3D compositing. Enjoy!
By Mark O’Neill In what is being touted as a “new switchboard for aliens“, the 42 telescope dishes at Hat Creek Radio Observatory will soon kick into action. When the full 350 telescope dish display is finished in a few years time – initially funded by $30 million from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen – it […]
Let’s suppose that building a tunnel through our planet to speed up travel time between one side and the other was possible, do you have any idea on how long the journey would take? Let’s keep in mind here that this is regardless of the location or angle of the tunnel. For the surprising answer […]
By Patrick Biz Contributing Writer, [GAS] This week, A&E broadcasted its awaited mini-series, The Andromeda Strain, featuring Benjamin Bratt, Eric McCormack (Will & Grace), Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) and Rick Schroder (24). The 2 two hour episodes aired on Monday and Tuesday night, but if you’ve missed the show, you can watch the rerun this […]
Researcher Dean kamen was recently interviewed at the All Things D conference concerning his new “Luke” robotic arm (Yes, that’s Luke as in Luke Skywalker.) This new revolutionary arm can do a lot more than what all current prosthetic arms can do right now. I invite you to check it out in the following video. […]
By Mark O’Neill The Canadian Space Agency is looking for worthy candidates to join up as astronauts and blast off into space for them. Interested? Well, here’s the job description : “Astronaut trainees will train for tours of duty on the International Space Station (ISS), the largest human spacecraft ever built. Astronauts are involved in […]
By Mark O’Neill Researchers on the Danish island of Funen have successfully managed to extract authentic DNA from the 1000 year old skeletons of Vikings. According to Science News, they will be able to use this DNA to answer questions such as “the origin of genetic diseases, migration patterns of our forefathers and tribal and […]
The Phoenix Mars Lander, NASA’s latest robotic research station, has safely landed on Mars yesterday, sending detailed pictures of the planet’s surface and horizon. The robot will spend the next three months digging into Mars’s soil, searching for signs of life. The following video shows how the station apparently landed on the red planet.