Watch: The story of Erica, the most autonomous humanoid robot on earth

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Share this: In a world where people daydream about engaging in passionate romances with virtual assistants, the boundary between humans and machines is gradually washing away. But no other high-tech invention disrupts this dichotomy more than Erica, the world’s most autonomous humanoid robot. In a new short documentary, The Guardian tells the story of 23-year-old […]

New technology lets humans control turtles with thought

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Share this: Researchers are developing ‘brain-computer interfaces’ (BCIs) following recent advances in electronics and computing. Scientists have developed a new Avatar-style technology that allows a human controller to remotely manoeuvre a turtle’s path just using their thoughts. In the 2009 blockbuster “Avatar,” a human remotely controls the body of an alien. It does so by […]

The next cyberattack could come from sound waves

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Share this: You might think your smartphone or laptop is relatively safe from cyber attacks thanks to anti-virus and encryption software. But your devices are increasingly at risk from “side-channel” attacks, where an intruder can bypass traditional network entry points and use another way to compromise the device. These side channels can involve measuring several […]

SpaceX Shoots For The Moon In 2018

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Share this: Elon Musk is wasting no time. In 2018, his spaceflight agency SpaceX plans to fly people around the moon through the Falcon Heavy rocket and on board the Dragon V2 crew capsule. The news came from Musk himself, who last Feb. 27 announced that SpaceX had been approached to fly two private citizens […]