A team from Japan has transformed skin cells from the tails of mice into sex cells they then used to create fertile mice embryos. While the research could theoretically translate to humans, such experiments are very controversial, so human studies won't happen any time soon.
What used to take days of delivery, authentication, and verification processes was done in a matter of minutes through the countries' new blockchain network. The success of this trial transaction could lead even more institutions to adopt blockchain systems, leading to a secure global network for real-time banking.
Worldwide consumption of soybeans amounts to nearly 11 million tons, with almost 75 percent going into feed for livestock. One biologist has designed a way to increase the plant produce, yielding up to 36 percent more seeds.
The next time you’re staring down a tough cleaning job—be it removing paint, rust, or lasagna off of a baking dish—don’t waste your time with harsh chemicals, sand paper, or scrubbers. Get yourself a 1,000-watt laser and blast away that filth and grime in just seconds.
Speedily reducing a city’s greenhouse gas emissions to protect the climate may sound straightforward. Amsterdam’s experience as a front-runner in the global race to reduce GHGs, however, reveals that the process can be challenging.
Microsoft's new speech recognition technology is able to transcribe conversational speech as well as (or even better than) humans. The technology scored a word error rate (WER) of 5.9%, which was lower than the 6.3% WER reported just last month.
The Dubai Future Accelerators is a 12-week intensive program for tech companies and entrepreneurs in Dubai to create breakthrough solutions that address seven key civic challenges. During the program, Hyperloop One will be working on the world's first Hyperloop in close partnership with the government of the United Arab Emirates.
Scientists just voted on declaring a new geological age, one that is determined by the influence of humans. The Anthropocene epoch is said to be a "new age of man," signifying the intense influence human activity is having on the future geological record.
The Anthrobotics Cluster seeks to start conversations (and answer questions) regarding some of the biggest topics in AI research. Here, Luis de Miranda, one of the founders, discusses anthrobots and the relationship between humans and machines.
Toyota has unveiled the next generation of their staple hybrid series, the Toyota Prius Prime, alongside an interactive virtual reality experience. The car is Toyota's most efficient hybrid ever, sporting 51 KPLe (120 MPGe) and an over 966 km (600 mi) range.
The research lab that developed Siri, SRI International, is creating virtual assistants that can detet your emotional state, and react accordingly. It envisions assistants that can detect emotions and tailor their reactions to those emotions.
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