Years after we got a look at those soul crushing human power plants in The Matrix is turns out that the idea our fictional robot overlords had may not be so far fetched after all.
There are spaceports all over the world, but they're built by governments and militaries and meant for launching super secret spacecraft, not your luxury liner to the moon. The idea of regular spaceflight is still something we leave to astronauts and sci-fi authors, but the U.K. is taking its first step toward that goal, and the U.S. its second.
As if we needed another human job removed from the list of ways to pay back our college loans, the good folks at Carnegie Mellon University have unveiled a new robot designed to be the perfect stock manager.
A couple of years ago we introduced you to Japan's first successful holographic singing idol Hatsune Miku. Since then its popularity has only grown, so much so that one fan even decided to hack together an augmented reality date with the blue-haired celebrity.
In the wake of the amazing Google Glass skydiving stunt and news that Apple has been granted a head mounted display patent, it's clear that the wearable computing field is heating up. Now adding its name to the list of companies vying for a piece this emerging market is Olympus.
A new camera idea joins the many tech products that go by the name Iris, but this one might be the coolest yet. This new technology aims to use eye-tracking and biometric detection to provide a totally frictionless device for taking photos. In other words, it shoots when you blink.
We previously explored how science fiction movies, books, games and more inspire the technology we use today. So, what about the future? What great inventions from science fiction are lurking around the corner? For example, what if you could ride around town in your very own landspeeder, or travel the world by simply standing on your very own teleporter pad and telling it where to send you? Here's a list of the top 10 most promising up and coming technological inventions inspired by the pages, scenes and sounds of science fiction.
Most of us have seen the impressive videos of Google's self-driving cars, but while the technology is real, the day when we actually have masses of driverless cars on the streets probably won't come very soon. However, Ford has unveiled what might be the next best thing.
Researchers at Rice University in Houston have developed a technique to deconstruct each element of the traditional battery into a liquid, which can then be literally spray-painted in layers into any shape, and onto any surface.
Engineers and students at the Naval Postgraduate School in Southern California are building drones, launching systems, and the necessary software to create a force of up to fifty unmanned aircraft capable of dogfighting. That would add a new layer to drone warfare, where drones capably engage one another.