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The calendar has rolled over into another year and for auto fans, that means the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is just around the corner. Taking center stage on Infiniti's stand will be the QX50 Concept SUV, an evolution of the 2016 QX Sport Inspiration shown in Beijing that puts the spotlight on the company's new autonomous driving tech and Variable Compression Turbo engi
Last year, Samsung launched a pair of gaming monitors that combined an immersive curved panel design with the superior color offered by quantum dot technology. It now looks like the company has broken out the wrack and stretched an ultra-wide screen to within an inch of its life. Its new CHG90 monitor boasts double full HD resolution across 49 diagonal inches at a crazy 32:9 aspect ratio. But
A technique developed several years ago at Duke University involving an engineered hybrid of poliovirus and rhinovirus has shown great promise in treating a lethal form of brain cancer. A new study released by the team has described in detail how this modified virus both attacks tumor cells and triggers the body's immune system to do the same, suggesting it could also prove effective against
It was just last year that we first heard about Emma – or Expert Manipulative Massage Automation – a robot designed to conduct massage therapy on human patients. At the time, it was undergoing clinical trials. Now, two generations later, Emma 3.0 has entered regular use at a Singapore clinic...Continue Reading Therapy robot starts giving massages in SingaporeCategory: RoboticsTags: Ma
Most of the VR developments at CES 2017 embodied sparks of innovation that hint at the next big advances. But Cerevo's Taclim haptic boots and gloves? Not so much. Between their spotty performance and weird demo, we quickly realized that the underlying technology is still rudimentary, and in the big picture, haptic foot feedback is low on our VR wishlist...Continue Reading Taclim boots: Why h
A new study from the University of Connecticut has found the vapor from electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes – which are often seen and marketed as a safer alternative – can cause as much DNA damage as smoke from tobacco cigarettes. The results surprised the researchers, who concluded that e-cigarettes are "potentially as harmful as tobacco cigarettes."..Continue Reading E-cigarettes found
At some point we've all succumbed to the lure of a terrible online quiz that purportedly tells you how long you will live after asking a set of inane questions. A team at the University of Adelaide has been working to create an AI system that can seriously predict a person's lifespan just by studying images of their organs. ..Continue Reading AI predicts patients' lifespans as well as a docto
The Netherlands is a fairly small country, so to support a growing population, the Dutch people have historically expanded out to sea. It's a remarkable feat of engineering how much land they've managed to reclaim by building dikes, but it might not be a sustainable solution nowadays. To update that tradition, the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) has tested the concept of an ar
A Zaha Hadid-designed museum, a Burning Man installation, and an undulating chapel all feature amongst the 20 photos shortlisted for the 2017 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. As was the case last year, the competition provides exposure to the best new architectural photography from around the globe. ..Continue Reading Competition zooms in on the world's best architectural
Carl Sagan is best known as a science popularizer, but he was also a renowned pioneer in the early US space program, a planetary scientist, astrobiologist, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and social activist. Now a major archive of his work preserved by his assistant Shirley Arden is going on sale via Boston-based R R Auction, providing new insights into the life and works of this remarkable m is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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