North Carolina researchers are developing remote controlled cyborg moths

North Carolina researchers are developing remote controlled cyborg moths

Researchers from North Carolina State University have published a study which shows how their goal to create cyborg moths, also called “biobot” moths, have progressed. It is hoped that these biobots will be able to be controlled electronically, such as remotely adjusting the flight muscles for the cyborg moths. “In the big picture, we want to know whether we can control the movement of moths for use in applications such as search and rescue operations,” said Doctor Alper Bozkurt, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at … [Read More...]

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Scientists have confirmed the presence of life beneath Antarctica

Scientists have confirmed the presence of life beneath Antarctica

Half a mile beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, deep within and underground lake, scientists have discovered a diverse ecosystem of mineral-eating, single-celled organisms that managed to survive, and thrive, despite the fact that they have never seen the light of the sun. There were earlier … [Read More...]

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AT&T has decked out the AT&T Stadium with some awesome features

AT&T has decked out the AT&T Stadium with some awesome features

As the Dallas Cowboys prepare for their first pre-season game, AT&T has released some information regarding the improvements that the company has made to the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the Cowboys. One of the most noticeable improvements that the company has made is the 130-foot … [Read More...]

Google is coating its underwater cables with Kevlar to fend of sharks

Google is coating its underwater cables with Kevlar to fend of sharks

You wouldn’t think that sharks would be a threat to underwater fiber-optic cables, but Google believes that it’s a serious concern, serious enough that the tech company will be wrapping the wires of its Trans-Pacific cable system in a Kevlar-like material to prevent them from being damaged by … [Read More...]

Panama Canal celebrates its 100th birthday as expansion plans continue

Panama Canal celebrates its 100th birthday as expansion plans continue

The Panama Canal officially opened a century ago yesterday, and more than one million ships have crossed the isthmus that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Pacific Ocean since then, having carried over 8 billion tons of cargo. Upwards of 14,000 vessels make the 48-mile journey between the … [Read More...]

Nanoparticles could be the key to fighting cancer

Nanoparticles could be the key to fighting cancer

Scientists have successfully tested a treatment for an aggressive for of brain cancer which involves sending tiny nanoparticles of gold to kill the tumor cells. This technique could eventually lead to treatment for some of the most aggressive forms of cancer on the planet. Currently, chemotherapy … [Read More...]

Team that created Siri is working on a revolutionary new virtual assistant

Team that created Siri is working on a revolutionary new virtual assistant

When Apple acquires Siri back in 2010, several members of the team that built the technology left to join Apple and continue developing the virtual assistant. As iOS evolved and the vision for what Siri was to become changed, the co-founders Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer left Apple to pursue other … [Read More...]

Google is backing a $300 million Trans-Pacific cable system

Google is backing a $300 million Trans-Pacific cable system

Google is joining up with China Mobile International, China telecom Global, Global Transit, KDDI, and SinTel to back a $300 million, Trans-Pacific, high-speed internet cable system that will run across the Pacific Ocean to connect the west coast of the United States to Japan. The cable system, … [Read More...]

Ragtag team of civilians takes control of an abandoned NASA satellite

Ragtag team of civilians takes control of an abandoned NASA satellite

Apparently if you ask NASA nicely, it will allow you to take control of one of its abandoned satellites that are floating around in outer space. A group of civilians of civilians is doing exactly that from their headquarters in an old McDonald’s building, which is now being referred to as … [Read More...]

This will be the first satellite to private high-resolution images to the public

This will be the first satellite to private high-resolution images to the public

Back in June, the United States government relaxed its previously strict regulations on high-definition satellite imaging, which enabled mapping services such as Google Maps to greatly improve the quality of their images. DigitalGlobe was the leader in the charge to change the United States … [Read More...]

9-year-old Florida boy wins a fight with an alligator

9-year-old Florida boy wins a fight with an alligator

A nine-year-old boy from Saint Cloud, Florida is recovering in the hospital after having been attacked by a 9-foot, 400-pound alligator while swimming in East Lake Tohopekaliga. It was an experience that James Barney Jr. described as, unsurprisingly, the scariest moment of his life. Barney was … [Read More...]

IBM has designed a revolutionary new chip based on the human brain

IBM has designed a revolutionary new chip based on the human brain

Scientists at International Business Machines (IBM) have developed a new type of computer chip, inspired by the architecture of the human brain, which uses less power than a hearing aid, is roughly the size of a postage stamp, and could potentially surpass modern supercomputers in terms of … [Read More...]