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Doctor Adventure makes an ear!
  • Technology
  • January 5 2016, 9:30 AM

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
  • Technology
  • October 27 2015, 12:24 PM

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.

  • Technology
  • October 13 2015, 4:43 PM

How will Facebook’s "reactions" play with our emotions?

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.

  • Technology
  • September 18 2015, 3:27 PM

The life and death of the creative computer virus

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
  • Technology
  • September 15 2015, 1:48 PM

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
  • Technology
  • September 4 2015, 3:02 PM

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
  • Technology
  • August 31 2015, 2:20 PM

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?
  • Technology
  • August 27 2015, 2:35 PM

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.

  • Number of the day
  • August 25 2015, 2:09 PM

60% of Australian students are studying for jobs that will soon be automated

60% of Australian students are studying for jobs that will soon be automated

Currently, 30% of young people in Australia are unemployed.

  • Technology
  • August 21 2015, 6:20 PM

Elon Musk's Hyperloop, by the numbers

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?
  • Technology
  • August 20 2015, 12:37 PM

Is your job safe from the robot revolution?

As the American workforce is increasingly automated, we wonder, which jobs are the most vulnerable?

  • News
  • August 17 2015, 2:59 PM

Google will help you put solar panels on your roof

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.

  • Video of the day
  • August 12 2015, 10:59 AM

Watch a wedge-tailed eagle punch a drone out of the sky

Watch a wedge-tailed eagle punch a drone out of the sky

Heaven is a place on earth, and it's in Australia.

  • News
  • August 10 2015, 1:57 PM

Hackers can now infiltrate gas pumps and that's bad news

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.

  • News
  • August 7 2015, 1:35 PM

Clean your phone with this Korean "Green Toaster"

Clean your phone with this Korean "Green Toaster"

We had no idea our phones were coated with so many germs.

  • Hack of the day
  • August 6 2015, 5:03 PM

Unlock almost any car door

Unlock almost any car door

RollJam is a $30 dollar device that can hack just about any car door or garage.

  • News
  • August 6 2015, 2:19 PM

Obama calls for more diversity in tech industry

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."

  • News
  • August 6 2015, 1:58 PM

Computer animated characters learn to dress themselves

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.

  • News
  • August 6 2015, 1:25 PM

Burning Man will have a virtual reality camp this year

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.

  • News
  • August 4 2015, 4:05 PM

Insect eyes are the newest inspiration for drone vision

Insect eyes are the newest inspiration for drone vision

In order to improve drone accuracy, researchers at the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have developed tiny artificial eyes that mimic those of insects.