A conversation between a journalist and a self-aware robot known as Android Dick (named after the science fiction writer Philip K. Dick) took a turn for the unsettling recently during a televised interview. The reporter was asking a few interesting...
Australia. A strange country. Sure, the people are nice and the weather's lovely. But it's a treacherous place, with untold numbers of snakes and spiders and things to watch out for. Not only that, but place is HUGE. Cities...
Did you know that you could retread tires? I didn't! I thought they just got chucked away when they were worn out. It turns out that not only is retreading tires possible, it's also an incredibly amazing process. The process is a...
If there's one new technology which has dominated 2015, it's undeniably the drone. It seems as if they're in the news almost every day now. In fact, it was only a short while ago that we reported on a...
This is the Strand Craft SC 122 super yacht. The dream child of boat designer Eduard Gray, the Strand Craft SC 122 is unique in the world of super yachts as it is the first of its kind to...
We're about to see the world's biggest remote control airplane. It's a total beast. It's a Boeing 747-400 and it's been tricked out and painted to look like one of Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic fleet. This thing really is...
Cameras mounted on drones have allowed photographers and film makers to capture images that they have never previously thought possible. However, they can also be a pest, severely interfering with people's privacy. Drones have been used to spy on...
How are massive bridges built? We've seen how handmade bridges in Peru are made recently... But what about giant industrial ones? Well, in China, they're made in a very specific and clever way indeed. By what's known as the...
Exploring abandoned buildings has become a very popular past time. Folk seek out disused factories, railway stations, hospitals and so on, stalking the corridors to take snapshots of a forgotten time. Recently, Ralph Mirebs was roaming modern-day Kazakhstan, when he...
Last year, Jennifer Cutrona was training for a marathon. She was out running in a woodland near her home in Texas when she was ambushed and assaulted by an assailant. She had her headphones in and was caught unawares. After recovering from...
If you've ever had the fear that robots will take over the world and eradicate humanity then, for your own sanity, you'd better not watch this video! Scientists from the Rensselaer Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (RAIR) Laboratory have conducted...
John Steinbaugh is a former special forces medic with over twenty years of service in the US Army. As a medic, he's seen his fair share of horrific injuries and, despite huge advances in battlefield treatment since the days...
By the year 2070, it will be commonplace for people to engage in sexual relationships with robots. Not only that, but to large sections of society, these kinds or trysts will be seen as preferable to regular 'human' relationships....
The Tesla Model S is a 'premium performance saloon' car. But its premium performance isn't powered by gas, like most vehicles. It runs on electricity. And, as with all electric cars at the moment, it requires frequent recharging. Roughly...
Ricardo Azevedo, a Brazilian civil servant, has invented his own motorcycle. Not all that exciting, huh? Well, it is when you consider that his new two-wheeled vehicle doesn't run on gas like every single other motorbike in the world....