Flying Robots Perform The James Bond Theme

This is both amazing and terrifying. (Hey, so I’m suspicious of robots.) A new video by the University of Pennsylvania General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception Lab showcases why robots will eventually murder your family with style, all to the tune of the James Bond theme. “These flying quadrotors are completely autonomous, meaning humans are …

The Time Machine DeLorean

Are Hover Boards In Our Future?

Here we are, three years from 2015, and there’s no sign of flying cars, hover boards, or retro-80s cafes on the horizon. What gives? Luckily, a new study released over the weekend may give us renewed hope. According to Professor Jun Zhang of NYU’s Courant Institute, hovering may be more easily accomplished by top-heavy structures, …

In 2017, Machines Might Be Able to Read Your Mind

Last week, IBM released its annual “Next 5 in 5,” highlighting the top five innovations they believe will become a reality in the next five years. Their focus in 2011 is on five key areas: Energy, security, mind reading, mobile, and analytics. Wait. Mind reading? Indeed. IBM visualizes a future in which users will be …

Chainsaw Robot Attacks Crowd At Exhibition

So I’m reading an article on Mashable about a new robot that can, what else, make sandwiches. It’s very interesting; you should check it out. However, after watching the video accompanying that article, I stumbled upon something even more curious.

One Step Closer To Invisibility

Invisibility. Outside of flight, mind-control, and time-travel, it’s one of the most sought after super powers, and now University of Dallas researchers are one step closer to making it happen. Using heat and one-molecule-thick carbon nanotubes to bend light rays, they’ve been able to create a mirage-like effect that hides whatever lies behind them. The …