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"Imagine a 6-year-old kid about to start school. The kid has only known his local village, the local fields," Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli said at MIT on Friday.
A new patent for this wearable technology could aid someone who is blind, deaf or needs to be guided through an alien environment
Industrial processes have been mechanized, electrified and digitized. In the next step they become intelligent.
Google revealed it is working on developing humanoid robots that will automate daily tasks, on the heels of Amazon announcing a new drone-delivery program. The moves indicate that automated delivery services, and perhaps much more, could be on the horizon.
Dyslexia may be caused by impaired connections between auditory and speech centers of the brain, according to a study published today in Science. The research could help to resolve conflicting theories about the root causes of the disorder, and lead to targeted interventions.
The secret to building brain-controlled prostheses may be to ignore the brain entirely In the past several years scientists have delivered a slew of advances in wiring prosthetic limbs directly to the brain. A number of studies have reported that severely disabled patients--or monkeys employed as research surrogates--have used bionic limbs controlled by thought to, say, pick up a cup or hold up a hand and give a high five.
Apple has acquired social media search and analytics company Topsy Labs, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing unnamed sources. The price is a nice piece of change for a start up -- $200 million, according to the Journal.
Use of the term "data science" is increasingly common, as is "big data. " But what does it mean?
With the London Symphony Orchestra performing machine-written symphonies, Amazon selling books written by algorithms and film-makers scripting screenplays after conversations with a PC, are computers evolving from being a mere tool into becoming a creative force in their own right? One of the differences between humans and machines has often been said to be creative thought.
Computer pioneer Willis Ware saw the future, and it worried him.
In 1966, Ware, who worked as an engineer at Rand Corp., foresaw not only the omnipresence of personal computers, but also social networks like Twitter and Facebook.
He might look like an extra member of Daft Punk, but Russia's robot humanoid is set to be joining astronauts aboard the International Space Station as early as next year. Scientists at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Centre in Star City Centre, just outside Moscow, have shown off their creation, called SAR-401.
Apple just bought itself a 3D sensor company, a move that has some intriguing possibilities. This past weekend, Apple confirmed its acquisition of PrimeSense, an Israel-based company best known for its work on the original Microsoft Kinect, a gaming accessory that lets you control on-screen action by moving your body.
We will soon be able to watch live footage of Earth from outer space thanks to HD webcams that are about to be permanently fitted to the International Space Station. The cameras blasted off from Russia today and once installed, will beam live footage of our planet to Earth.
The theme for this year's International Robot Exhibition (IREX) in Tokyo was "Making a Future with Robot. " We're not exactly sure what that means, but we're definitely in favor of it, and here are some of the coolest things that we saw.
Controversial quantum device maker D-Wave is hoping to find a home for its cutting-edge technology in the high-performance computing (HPC) market. Colin Williams, the business development director for D-Wave, made a direct appeal to system administrators at the SC13 supercomputing conference, held last week in Denver.