Toyota vehicles have been having a problem with sudden, uncontrollable acceleration lately. It's been variously attributed to faulty circuits and driver error, but the real culprit might be radiation from beyond the skies.
Is it possible to send starter kits of Earth life to other worlds in the hopes of triggering terraforming processes all over the galaxy? Not only is it possible, argues Michael Mautner, but we have an obligation to do it.
A New Zealand aerospace company has developed the world's first commercially available jetpack. It travels sixty miles an hour, can reach altitudes of a mile and a half, and you don't need a license to fly one.
It seems we're always learning something new about slime molds, the bizarre roaming cell-colonies where countless biological principles can be found writ in miniature. Here's a point-by-point breakdown of why the slime mold deserves your respect.
A neuroscience professor has teamed up with a composer in the hopes of making music that stimulates different areas of the brain. Here's a first-person account of what it's like to experience "weapons grade sound design."
Are we drawing closer to a day when everything that's a "thing"—from spoons to shirts to skateboards—comes with an electronic sensor that hooks it into a global network of trillions of objects? Maybe. Is that a good thing?
British material-design company Peratech recently inked a deal with MIT to create pressure-sensitive, electronically responsive "skin" for robots. This means, of course, that sooner or later we'll have a terrifying robotic version of Buffalo Bill.
Oblong Industries recently unveiled its new "spatial operating environment," a computer interface that lets you pluck, stroke, and shuffle onscreen data with nothing but a pair of gloves. If you've ever wanted to punch the Internet, that day is approaching.