Scientists estimate the world is about a decade from the development of an autonomous weapon that can decide what and when to kill. But the U.S. military has already decided it doesn’t want to fight that way.
Researchers are studying how self-propelled liquid metals might move around, eventually creating a revolution in electronics...or an apocalypse.
The future just arrived. An interdisciplinary team of scientists has created what they call an “artificial animal”—a tiny, remote-controlled cyborg stingray that uses living cells from a rat’s heart to mimic the swimming motion of an ocean creature.
Though Landauer famously said "information is physical," it turns out that information is not so physical after all.
As advanced artificial intelligence accelerates, sci-fi questions of morality emerge.
NASA has made significant progress toward establishing a more reliable, and potentially solar-system-spanning communication system with the instillation of a new breed of data network aboard the International Space Station.
It’s a question that physicists, philosophers, and science fiction writers have pondered for decades:
The Hallmark 'space command' would allow military bosses to see in an instant where everything from enemy satellites to orbiting space stations were.
A humanoid robot has escaped a testing area in the Russian city of Perm in the Urals region.
With much of our attention focused the rise of advanced artificial intelligence, few consider the potential for radically amplified human intelligence (IA). It’s an open question as to which will come first, but a technologically boosted brain could be just as powerful — and just as dangerous — as AI.
Since it wouldn’t exactly be wise to start ripping blocks out with construction equipment, archaeologists have to get a bit more creative when it comes to discovering the secrets still hidden in the Egyptian pyramids. Turns out, cosmic ray telescopes could hold the key.
Going into space is now within your grasp. A tiny spacecraft being developed at Arizona State University is breaking the barrier of launch cost, making the price of conducting a space mission radically cheaper.
A neuroscientist explains why artificially intelligent robots will never have consciousness like humans
It does not matter how fast the computer is, how much memory it has, or how complex and high-level the programming language. The Jeopardy and Chess playing champs Watson and Deep Blue fundamentally work the same as your microwave. Put simply, a strict symbol-processing machine can never be a symbol-understanding machine.
A Chinese scientist working on the world's biggest cloning factory claims the facility can replicate humans, and is only holding off for fear of the public reaction.
This article confronts the adverse effects that cell phones and related technologies are evidently having on us and questions their necessity and inevitability.
Intelligence could have been moving back and forth between biological beings and machine receptacles for aeons
The future of entertainment is going to be both wonderful and terrifying.
Researchers exploring the world of neuroscience are venturing deep down the rabbit hole, creating what they claim is a new brain stimulator that can instantly improve an individual’s ability to learn new skills.
Teleportation may stay in the realm of science fiction for the foreseeable future, but scientists say that our brains already react favorably to instantaneously being transported across space.
Thousands of tiny scroll fragments are being scanned using the latest techniques so scientists in Israel can piece them together and reveal texts that, until now, have remained a mystery.