The metaverse is inevitable because it is hardwired into our DNA.
Vanadium dioxide is a strange material that "remembers" information and when it was stored. This is akin to biological memory.
Inside the metaverse, your emotions and physical responses will be monitored, and AI will use that data to influence you in real time. Is that essentially mind control?
More than any other nation, Japan tends to feel comfortable with the idea of humanoid robots entering the home.
Quantum entanglement may remain spooky, but it has a very practical side.
We are not yet at the point where quantum communications can be deployed to secure the internet, but we might not be far off.
Short-hop regional flights could be running on batteries in a few years.
Meaningful pictures are assembled from meaningless noise.
Literature's first utopia shows how far we've come.
The Metaverse could be the most dangerous tool of persuasion humanity has ever created.
Spaceguard shows that we can manage risks to the extinction of humanity — if only we put our mind to it.
We will become billions of people who share a single vast intellect.
From 260-year-old ciphers to the most recent Zodiac Killer solution, these unbreakable codes just needed time.
Scientists turn to nature to improve a ubiquitous building material.
Uploading your mind is not a pathway to immortality. Instead, it will create a possibly hostile digital doppelgänger.
A two-dimensional material made entirely of carbon called graphene won the Nobel Prize in 2010. Graphyne might be even better.
For decades people have arranged to freeze their bodies after death, dreaming of resurrection by advanced future medicine. Many met a fate far grislier than death.
In paint form, the world's "whitest white" reflects so much light that surfaces become cooler than the surrounding air.
Proponents of transhumanism make big promises, such as a future in which we upload our minds into a supercomputer. But there is a fatal flaw in this argument: reductionism.
From Amazon to the US Army, everybody wants one (or 150).
A team of scientists hopes deep-earth lithium could sustain America's vast demand for batteries. But extracting it won't be easy.
“I thought, why not direct these high-power beams, instead of into fusion plasma, down into rock and vaporize the hole?”
Aptera expects to begin delivering its solar-powered car later in 2022.