March 5, 2019

As AI continues to permeate just about every aspect of our lives, we’re now beginning to see some serious advances in the ability of computer systems to diagnose various diseases. One of the biggest areas of focus for scientists is in cancer diagnosis and we’ve already...

March 4, 2019

Scientists are mapping the entire ocean floor as part of an ambitious project that could finally find the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

They will use state-of-the-art technology to explore every contour of Earth’s oceans by 2030.

As well as uncovering missing...

Popular science fiction of the early 20th century depicted Venus as some kind of wonderland of pleasantly warm temperatures, forests, swamps and even dinosaurs.

In 1950, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Natural History Museum were soliciting reservations for the f...

September 25, 2018

Robots of the future could learn to grasp and pick up delicate objects thanks to a new material inspired by human skin.  

Experts have built a tactile sensor that detects pressure and sends out an electric pulse in response to touch.

As well as its applications for...

September 25, 2018

A cafe in Japan is employing robot waiters controlled remotely from home by people with severe physical disabilities.

The androids, about as tall as a seven-year-old child, transmit sound and video over the internet, allowing their operators to direct them via tabl...

September 17, 2018

Amazon is opening its first cashier-less grocery store outside of its hometown of Seattle. The new store is opening in Chicago today. Like the other stores before it, it’s open long hours (from 7AM to 8PM), and it doesn’t have any checkout lines.

Amazon has three other...

September 12, 2018

Electric-powered taxis that can fly at almost 200mph (320kmh) could be picking up passengers in just four years, according to a British firm. 

The inter-city 'flying taxi' service could offer short-haul, inter-city flights carrying multiple passengers using piloted airc...

September 5, 2018

Workers of the future could be given a boost thanks to a wearable robotic suit developed by LG.

Dubbed CLOi SuitBot, the AI-powered robotic suit boosts the leg movements of its wearer, letting them undertake tasks they normally wouldn’t be equipped to handle.

The firm sa...

September 3, 2018

Cost and engineering constraints mean most telepresence robots are variants on the iPad-on-a-stick form factor. But they don’t have to be. Just look at this prototype telepresence bot built by engineers from Japan’s Keio University and the University of Tokyo. It’s bas...

September 1, 2018

  • More and more physicians are using AI to create 'digital twins' of real hearts

  • It allows them to run certain tests on a simulated heart without starting surgery

  • Siemens Healthineers is believed to be leading the pack in this area of medicine 

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