Teaching Artificial Intelligence Humour

We have a long history of yelling at our machines — cars that break down, televisions broadcasting our failing teams. But now, our machines understand us. And they’re talking back. They’re digging out recipes for us in the kitchen, navigating our car trips, finishing our sentences on Internet search engines, and translating foreign languages. For that we…

MIT Scientists Develop Method to Make Plants Glow in the Dark

MIT researchers have made an important breakthrough in their quest to make plants that glow in the dark a reality. In what they call Plant Nanobionics, the engineers embedded nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant that caused the plants to give off a dim glow for three and a half hours. Their next…

Is this flying car the future?

Ambitious car designers have unveiled a futuristic hovercraft which can fly at 342mph and is modelled on a rival to Rolls Royce. The Hover Coupe is propelled by four jet turbines, similar to ones seen on planes, and darts across the skies like a drone carrying two passengers. Inspired by the Tipo 8 – a…

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR TRAILER GETS A RETRO PARODY

The first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has already proven to be one of YouTube’s most popular videos, and it’s also lending itself well to a few parodies as well. So far, we’ve seen it recreated with action figures, animated footage, and even LEGO. But now, a group of fans have unleashed an even more ambitious take on Infinity War‘s trailer…

Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire From The VOID Adds London Location

The VOID just announced a third location for its top-of-the-line Star Wars VR installation. London now joins Orlando and Anaheim offering Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire. The London location in the Shepherd’s Bush neighborhood at the Westfield shopping center opens starting Dec. 16, the same day the attraction opens in Disney Springs outside Walt…

Brain Implant Appears To Boost Memory In Humans

Finding a way to connect brains to computers is a long-sought goal of scientists. Of some of the advantages promised by this partnership, we can now add improved memory. As reported in New Scientist, researchers from the University of Southern California have found that by using their implant, they could improve participants’ memory performance by up to 30…

These Bizarre Creatures Could Become The First Interstellar Species

THE STARLIGHT PROGRAM AIMS TO USE LASERS TO PROPEL SMALL SPACECRAFT TO THE NEAREST GALAXY. PHILIP LUBIN, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Tardigrades are already some of the hardiest known creatures in our Solar System, and are likely to outlive everything until our Sun eventually swells up and becomes a red giant. But it is now looking likely that the little…