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15

Sep

Cryonics: Would you have your body frozen?
Here’s everything you need to know about cryopreservation — from how bodies are preserved to how to fund your own future freezing.

09

Sep

Virtual therapists are better at getting people to open upStudies show that a computer therapist who goes by the name of Ellie is quite effective at getting people to talk about their problems. Why? Because she’s not human.

Virtual therapists are better at getting people to open up
Studies show that a computer therapist who goes by the name of Ellie is quite effective at getting people to talk about their problems. Why? Because she’s not human.

02

Sep

A ‘fish cannon’ may sound ridiculous, but it could be the key to saving salmonDams that block salmon during their annual upstream migration have contributed to the species’ decline, but an innovative Washington company may have found a creative solution.

A ‘fish cannon’ may sound ridiculous, but it could be the key to saving salmon
Dams that block salmon during their annual upstream migration have contributed to the species’ decline, but an innovative Washington company may have found a creative solution.

29

Aug

New quantum camera capable of snapping photos of ‘ghosts’Spooky quantum cameras can capture images from photons that never encountered the objects pictured.

New quantum camera capable of snapping photos of ‘ghosts’
Spooky quantum cameras can capture images from photons that never encountered the objects pictured.

28

Aug

Massive online brain being built for the world’s robotsCould this be the dawn of the robot apocalypse? Researchers are using cloud technology to build a huge online brain for all robots.

Massive online brain being built for the world’s robots
Could this be the dawn of the robot apocalypse? Researchers are using cloud technology to build a huge online brain for all robots.

Could virtual reality convert skeptics into environmentalists?A new breed of virtual reality games promises to not just teach about the environment, but change people’s behaviors too.

Could virtual reality convert skeptics into environmentalists?
A new breed of virtual reality games promises to not just teach about the environment, but change people’s behaviors too.

27

Aug

The Internet knows where your cat livesA Florida State University professor has taken cat pictures shared on social media and plotted them on a global map. Is your cat on the map?

The Internet knows where your cat lives
A Florida State University professor has taken cat pictures shared on social media and plotted them on a global map. Is your cat on the map?

X Prize finalist could make ‘Star Trek’ tricorder a realityThe FDA has been advising the the teams as they develop their health gadgets in the event they decides to apply for FDA approval to sell their device.

X Prize finalist could make ‘Star Trek’ tricorder a reality
The FDA has been advising the the teams as they develop their health gadgets in the event they decides to apply for FDA approval to sell their device.

Can you be allergic to technology?A study suggests some toxic substances may irritate skin and organs.

Can you be allergic to technology?
A study suggests some toxic substances may irritate skin and organs.

26

Aug

What if we could have a 261-mpg VW in the U.S.?The ultra-efficient $146,000 XL1 is on the market only in Europe. A 4-seat XL2 could come here at a much lower price. Should Elio be worried?

What if we could have a 261-mpg VW in the U.S.?
The ultra-efficient $146,000 XL1 is on the market only in Europe. A 4-seat XL2 could come here at a much lower price. Should Elio be worried?