Robots with a mind of their own: The beginning of our end?

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. Advertisements


The future is sooner than you think

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 […]

Dance of Magnetic Fields Exposed to Human Eyes

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!

Hat Creek Radio Observatory about to start

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 […]

A Journey Through the Center of the Earth

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 […]

Missed The Andromeda Strain? Catch it Again on Saturday Night

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 […]

Introducing the “Luke Skywalker” Prosthetic Arm

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. […]

Who wants to be an astronaut?

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 […]