Care to take a peek into the future? An ad campaign for a Swedish trade union confederation (TCO) has become a viral hit due to its imaginative portrayal of the distant future, where life is essentially the same, even if robots have taken over. The personnel keep demanding better working conditions and parental leave - only they are robots.
On Wednesday, RT news network reported that Facebook had blocked the option of posting anything but plain text on their page.
Amazon has secured a patent on a key technology for self-driving cars to manage highways. The technology allows for autonomous vehicles to navigate reversible lanes, lanes where traffic can flow in either direction based on traffic signals that, currently, most self-driving cars cannot read.
South Korean researchers are looking into advanced transport technology to create a capsule that moves at 80 percent of the speed of sound, twice as fast as existing ground-transportation technology.
A team of scientists led by Dr. Joshua Schiffman has successfully synthesized an elephant protein that, in the lab, fights cancer with outstanding effectiveness.
If NASA intends to continue sending astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) or the moon, the space agency has little choice but to rely on Roscosmos’ Soyuz spacecraft, at least until 2019.
Lake Cheko was supposed to be the impact crater of the large explosion that occurred near the Tunguska Riva in Russian Siberia, which was detected hundreds of miles away. However, Russian scientists revealed that Lake Cheko is at least 280 years old, which means that the lake dates back hundreds of years before the Tunguska event.
The European Space Agency (ESA) plans to work with Russia on three moon exploration projects in addition to the joint ExoMars project, Head of ESA Moscow Office Rene Pischel said Wednesday.
This year Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), named Russia’s best institution of higher education in 2016, will add a department of space sciences to its long list of 42 faculties to focus on mathematics, astronomy, biology, chemistry and informatics, the university’s rector Viktor Sadovnichy said.
A Japanese probe studying Venus observed an atmospheric gravity wave some 6,000 miles long in the planet’s sulfuric atmosphere, the largest Venusian gravity wave documented, suggesting more dynamic and complex atmospheric conditions on Earth’s neighbor.
Chinese state media announced that by the end of the year it intends to put out a prototype of an exascale supercomputer that would be more than ten times as powerful as any existing machine, and would cement China as a world leader in supercomputing technology.
Google, which is now officially known as Alphabet, has long been a symbol of daring technological innovation. However, it turns out even this tech giant has to cut its most aspiring projects over the bottom line that starts with a negative sign.
A California-based research company has signed an agreement with the French Polynesian government to construct the world’s first floating city in the southern Pacific. For five years the Seasteading Institute has been developing ways to build "permanent, innovative communities floating at sea."
Where’s your flying car? According to the Airbus group, it will soon be one button press on your phone away. The aircraft giant has announced that they will test a flying car prototype in 2017. Their stated goal is to develop the futuretech to help earthbound urbanites avoid city traffic.
NASA has approved a mission to explore 16 Psyche, an iron-rich asteroid whose contents are said to be worth over 100-thousand times the value of the entire world economy.
A milestone in US Air Force efforts to develop a new GPS system that is resistant to hackers has been cleared with a successful factory qualification text, the defense contractor Raytheon announced in a press release on Tuesday.
A woman in the UK is being talked about around the world on social media after US Presiden-elect Donald Trump misdirected his 20 million followers to Ivanka Majic in Brighton, UK, not Ivanka Trump, his daughter.
An artificial intelligence headset that records brain waves, links them to the individual’s moods, and then composes original music to uplift its user’s feelings has been invented.
The new year is well underway, with many resolutions of 2017 already being broken, whether it's the fitness regime out of the window, or that the wearable tech not working out for you anymore.
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