It’s a hard bargain: You might live forever if you go through with Nectome’s brain preservation process, but you’ll have to die first. Mad scientist startup Nectome has already raised $1 million to explore a method of preserving brains called vitrifixation. As MIT Review explains, it’s a “high-tech embalming process,” a technique also referred to …
A Swedish funeral agency called Fenix intends to experiment with creating “digital copies” of the deceased, and they’re looking for volunteers. Don’t get too excited. Yet. The agency’s first order of business is to focus strictly on text, which would mimic the personality of the deceased and answer simple questions, maybe talk about the weather, …
Black holes are weird. Really weird. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly weird they are. Not convinced? Try this one: Certain black holes are so weird they might actually obliterate your past if you journey into one.
INTERSTELLAR COMMUNICATION. IX. MESSAGE DECONTAMINATION IS IMPOSSIBLE You see that on your console, you start to worry.
There’s a very special atom in this photograph, and it’s visible to the naked eye.
While my prediction last week that thousands of eagles would annihilate the Super Bowl shockingly didn’t come to pass, there is something just as Hitchcockian going on down in Texas right now.
“This is not sci-fi imagination or an extreme sport for the fearless.” So reads the opening of the above video, in which we see the Ehang 184 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle in action. It’s essentially a big drone designed to carry human passengers, reportedly the first in the world.