Doctor Adventure makes an ear!
By making prosthetics for artists and superheroes, Seth Kane has gained a reputation as a mad scientist for the eccentric. For his latest feat, Kane converts a friend with a missing ear into a cyborg.
The woman who can feel every earthquake in the world
Cyborg activist and choreographer Moon Ribas believes that sensory extensions can make us more empathetic to nature and to this planet.
How will Facebook’s "reactions" play with our emotions?
From "Wow" to "Sad", Facebook is testing its new post-like "reactions." We asked a psychologist, a sociologist, and a tech theorist why they are doing this to us and how it might affect our feelings.
The life and death of the creative computer virus
We look back at the electronic graffiti of the earliest hackers and recreate the payloads of 1991's most wanted viruses.
Meet the manga avatars of your favorite tech platforms
Hopes&Fears goes inside the world of OS-tans, or fan-created manga personifications of Windows 10, Facebook, Chrome and other platforms, taking a look at how corporations are coopting the phenomenon.
Apocalypse now: the changing face of mass destruction
Apocalypse anxiety is nothing new, but is it founded in reality? We take a clear-headed look at the man-made doomsday scenarios that might befall us in the not-too-distant future.
How virtual reality training is changing American Football
From strategy to recruitment, new virtual reality technology is upgrading American football. We spoke to some early adopters.
Will Artificial Intelligence get high?
We spoke to researchers at the Rensselaer AI Lab and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology about whether machines will experiment with mind-altering substances or fall victim to addiction.
60% of Australian students are studying for jobs that will soon be automated
Currently, 30% of young people in Australia are unemployed.
Elon Musk's Hyperloop, by the numbers
The Tesla founder’s commute revolutionizer has been described as “a cross between a Concorde, a rail-gun and an air hockey table”.
Is your job safe from the robot revolution?
As the American workforce is increasingly automated, we wonder, which jobs are the most vulnerable?
Google will help you put solar panels on your roof
In response to a large number of searches for solar energy installation, Google has launched Project Sunroof, which aims to connect people to the closest provider near them.
Watch a wedge-tailed eagle punch a drone out of the sky
Heaven is a place on earth, and it's in Australia.
Hackers can now infiltrate gas pumps and that's bad news
To add to the seemingly infinite list of hackable things, Trend Micro security researchers Kyle Wilhoit and Stephen Hilt have targeted gas pump hacking as a significant source of cyber crime.
Clean your phone with this Korean "Green Toaster"
We had no idea our phones were coated with so many germs.
Unlock almost any car door
RollJam is a $30 dollar device that can hack just about any car door or garage.
Obama calls for more diversity in tech industry
"We've got to make sure that everybody is getting a fair shot. The next Steve Jobs might be named Stephanie or Esteban. They might never set foot in Silicon Valley."
Computer animated characters learn to dress themselves
Researchers have finally produced a systematic tool that allows animators to create realistic motion for virtual humans who are getting dressed.
Burning Man will have a virtual reality camp this year
VRCamp will include 16 VR viewing stations occupying two tents alongside a 30 foot by 20 foot projection screen.