If you are tired of seeing your news feed clogged constantly with political commentary, take the time to consider that it might actually be a good thing. For most of history, it was difficult for the average citizen to share his or her opinion. However, the dawn of social media has created a platform for the free flow of ideas. Sadly, still throughout much of the world, individuals are limited in their abilities to express their political opinions online, since they face severe consequences for doing so. While the constant political back-and-forth may be tiresome, it is good to keep in mind that the freedom to express one's point of view is a critical component to our system of government.
The issue with completely taking humans out of warfare? Our ability to feel and evaluate complex situations, using human judgement and moral understanding, is not something an artificial intelligence can easily learn.
“Ecoacoustics” is an emerging field of research. Instead of chasing down isolated animal sounds, researchers are using all of the acoustic properties of a location to answer ecological questions.
Some people who are legally blind can still see, but images can be blurry and in low contrast. eSight has created a headset that can give sight to the blind through three technologies. First, an HD camera captures video. Second, a built in computer increases contrast and clarity. Third and finally, the image is projected on displays in real time. 15 years after marrying his wife, eSight helped a legally blind man...
Research shows people don't take extreme weather predictions seriously. And don't take the necessary precautions as a result.
At its peak, NASA’s shuttle flew to space a few times a year. XCOR wants to be something more like Southwest Airlines for space. They're working on a spacecraft prototype with a very ambitious goal: four daily flights to space, five days a week. If XCOR is successful, they could take more people to space in six months than NASA did in 30 years.
A fascinating interview with Michael P. McLoughlin about bionic arms for amputees and the world of advanced prosthetics. McLoughlin is the chief engineer of research and exploratory development at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.
OpenBCI has developed technology that allows you to control the world outside your body with your brain waves.
Should terminally ill patients be allowed to try experimental procedures? Hear the amazing, true story of the AIDS activists who fought for a "right to try." And won.