One expert predicts that "hearables" -- wireless earpieces capable of delivering all sorts of information -- could become a multibillion-dollar market by 2018.
Granted, it's simple and extremely slow compared to its silicon-based counterparts, but its existence marks a major step in the quest towards making ever faster and more efficient computers.
Scientists have succeeded in creating conditions that cause photons, which don't have mass, to behave like molecules, which do. The interactions between them resemble those that might happen with two lightsabers, and could help advance quantum computing.
An Oxford University study found that up to half of US jobs are at risk of becoming computerized in the next 20 years. Industries with greatest impact include transportation, administrative support, and, perhaps surprisingly, service.
The less money you have, the more time you probably spend getting to your job. Christine Quinn, a candidate for mayor of New York City, wants to smooth out the curve.
A graduate student at MIT's Media Lab has designed a system that contains a super-cheap optical chip, which could help bring holographic technology to consumers within the next five years.
That's the question curators at New York's Whitney Museum had to answer when looking at a Web-based work acquired in 1995.
By consciously practicing optimism, Jason Silva believes, we create circumstances that make external challenges weaker and easier to overcome. It’s mind over matter – thinking your ideal world into being by choosing to believe it already exists.
In our increasingly complex world we can't afford to silo ourselves off in little online and offline subcultures.
Very often, the most creative things happen in the most implausible places, such as the creation of the first electronic digital computer at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.
Michael Schatz, a researcher at Cold Spring Laboratory, wants to use Google's algorithms to understand genomic data.
Bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe questions the basic premise of the Singularity concept, arguing that it “misunderstands the complex nature of biological and physical life.”