If DARPA Wants To Stop Deepfakes, They Should Talk To Facebook And Google

The two tech giants’ AI research helps make deceptive media possible.

May 23, 2018

Smart Prosthetic Devices Create Natural Motion by Predicting Movement

No more hours repeating the same motions over and over.

May 23, 2018

Unexplained “Sonic Attacks” Were Reported In China. Here’s What We Know.

Sonic attacks or insecticide?

May 23, 2018

Google’s Call-Making AI Has Some Competition From Microsoft

And Microsoft's bot is already out in the world.

May 23, 2018

Explosive and Comedic Electrical Education by Electroboom

Mehdi Sadaghdar runs Electroboom, a Youtube channel that shows off the fun, and occasionally dangerous sides of engineering.

May 23, 2018

Gene-Editing Technology Is About To Affect Your Shopping Cart

Newly-engineered, increased-yield rice would be allowed under updated USDA rules.

May 22, 2018

Police Surveillance Is Getting a Helping Hand from…Amazon!

Rekognition allows police to keep track of elected officials, immigrants, and everyone else.

May 22, 2018

Robots Shooting Jets Of Pesticides Could Cut Back On How Much Weedkiller We Use

The robots are more precise than most current weed-killing methods.

May 22, 2018

Brain Scans Of Stressed Pilots Uncover A Big Problem With How We Do Science

Brain activity in the lab was very different from activity while in a real plane.

May 22, 2018

Watch These Animal-Inspired Robots Find Their Footing

Who says bots can't be adorable?

May 22, 2018

Smartphone Tech Can Help Stop Food Poisoning Before It Happens

Current testing procedures take days. This is almost instant.

May 22, 2018

New Soft Robotic Skin Automatically Heals Itself, Even If You Shoot It Full Of Holes

Droplets of metallic liquid can form new circuits on the fly.

May 22, 2018

FedEx Wants To Track Packages On The Blockchain, So You’ll Know Exactly Who Dropped Your Stuff

According to CEO Fred Smith, it's a case of adapt or go extinct.

May 15, 2018

How Finance Began 4000 Years Ago, And Why Blockchain Will Completely Change It

Could blockchain change how states and citizens interact?

May 14, 2018

Futurism Employees React to Their Facebook Data Secrets

We downloaded our co-worker’s Facebook data. They’re about to learn what we found.

May 10, 2018

AmeriCoin: This Idea To Tokenize the US Dollar Is Compelling And Thorny

Before we give everyone cryptocurrencies, we should give them internet access.

May 10, 2018

Predators That Used To Be Threatened Are Expanding Back Into Their Old Habitats

That's good news. But it doesn’t mean we should stop protecting them.

May 10, 2018

Cheap Drug Breathalyzers Are On The Way, If We Can Figure Out How To Use Them

No weed behind the wheel, y'all.

May 9, 2018

Facebook Wants To Explore Blockchain Technology. Here’s What They Might Be Up To.

What's Facebook's new blockchain team cooking up? We have a few ideas.

May 9, 2018