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Navy Will Soon Be Able To Launch Surprise Drone Attacks From The Deep Sea

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 05.16.2016 | Technology

It won’t be long before the Pentagon will be able to launch surprise attacks on America’s enemies from deep beneath the sea. Fox reports that DAR...

Can Photon Probabilities Change the World?

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 01.31.2017 | Science
Benjamin T. Solomon

Did you know that Quantum Theory does not know how probabilities are implemented in Nature? And for that matter neither does any other physical theory...

What the 'Steve Jobs' Movie Won't Tell You About Apple's Success

Lynn Parramore | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Mazzucato debunks common myths about how innovation works and shapes a new narrative on how to grow a robust and inclusive economy. Think that iPhone in your pocket is simply a product of Silicon Valley magic? Think again!

3 Big Things 'Back to the Future' Got Right (Thanks to Government)

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.21.2016 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

In celebrating our technological advancements, it is important to remember that none of these innovations happened by chance. They are the product of an enormous amount of investment in research and development -- much of it seeded by the federal government.

Paralyzed Man Can Feel Sense Of Touch Through Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 09.15.2015 | Technology

Uncle Sam's skunkworks is well on its way to creating a prosthetic hand like the one Luke Skywalker received in "The Empire Strikes Back." The prosthe...

Can Climate Advocates Innovate?

Justin Guay | Posted 09.01.2016 | Green
Justin Guay

When it comes to climate change we are winning battles but losing the war. If we want to change our trajectory and solve a problem as complex as this, breakthrough innovation -- in technology, business, governance, finance, and civil society -- is essential.

How Close Is the TV Series 'Humans' to Predicting the Future of AI?

George Zarkadakis | Posted 08.10.2016 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

"Humans" have cleverly delivered a modern synthesis of a long tradition of sci-fi narratives that blur the distinction between humans and intelligent human-like machines. Like those narratives that came before it, the series explores what will happen when we develop androids that look and behave like us.

Strings Are Dead

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 06.18.2016 | Science
Benjamin T. Solomon

I forecast that both string and quantum gravity theories will be dead by 2017.

When It Comes To Robots, Slow And Clumsy Can Still Be Captivating

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

For fans of flesh-and-blood feats of strength and agility, last weekend was heaven. Added to the NHL playoffs and NBA finals, race horse American Phar...

You Have Nothing To Fear From These DARPA Robots

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Robotics Challenge crowned a winner over the weekend, but these malfunctioning 'bots did not make...

Is Photon Based Propulsion, the Future?

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science
Benjamin T. Solomon

Einstein was that meticulous when he derived the Lorentz-FitzGerald Transformations (LFT) from first principles for his Special Theory of Relativity (STR). Therefore, if you think about it, does this mean that momentum is a particle's elementary property that appears to be related to mass?

After the Biofuel Fail, Does Synthetic Biology Have a Future?

Bryan Johnson | Posted 06.28.2015 | Technology
Bryan Johnson

Synthetic biology will be the future of manufacturing, engineering and medicine. But for now, there's nothing wrong with focusing on start-ups that will generate revenue while moving up the complexity curve faster and more predictably than anyone else.

Your Privacy -- Qualcomm, Suicide, DARPA: Top Trending Stories Today

Mark Weinstein | Posted 05.20.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

As we move forward into March Madness, we look back at the hottest trending online privacy stories and discover a different form of madness. Some of the news is good, some is bad and some sends a message of hope for our future.

Man Successfully Controls 2 Prosthetic Arms With Just His Thoughts

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.19.2014 | Technology

A Colorado man can now control two prosthetic arms with his mind. Les Baugh lost both his arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago. But with the...

Why Your Company Resists Innovation, and What to Do About It

HeroX | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business

The average organization resists innovation like a body's immune system resists disease. A company is made up of individuals, and each one has a chance to quash challenging new ideas. That's the safe move.

Military's Tiny Implant Could Give People Self-Healing Powers

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.26.2014 | Science

If a tiny device could be implanted in your body to give you self-healing powers, would you want one? That question is on many minds now that the ...

DARPA May Have A Way To Stop Ebola In Its Tracks

New Republic | Brian Till | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

Last week, as experts assembled at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva to discuss the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, there was a glar...

The Body Electric

Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, MD | Posted 07.29.2014 | Science
Dr. Kevin J. Tracey, MD

Bioelectronic medicine (BEM) is the most recent medical revolution -- not an innovation or an improvement or a step up but a radical reimagining of our understanding that it should be possible to treat human illnesses using electrical signals to replace some drugs.

Military Earmarks Millions To Research Brain Implants

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.28.2014 | Science

A Pentagon agency has earmarked tens of millions of dollars for research into brain implants that could help fight mental disorders. The Defense Ad...

Fossil Fuels as Clear and Present Danger

Elie Jacobs | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Elie Jacobs

For far too long the narrative about renewables and clean energy has tilted towards the doom and gloom of climate change and that's the wrong way to do it.

Private Science and National Security

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Like government or hate it, in the 21st century no other organization can provide the coordination required to develop new knowledge about the nature of the universe at the most basic level, knowledge that is now a matter of global competition.

What Seth Rogen Can Teach Silicon Valley About Alzheimer's

George Vradenburg | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty
George Vradenburg

Seth Rogen suggested before the Senate committee that Alzheimer's is still unfairly stigmatized and that this stigma keeps us from making progress against a devastating disease that touches tens of millions of families around the world. He's right.

WATCH: NASA Unveils Big New Space Bot | Miriam Kramer | Posted 12.12.2013 | Science

The newest humanoid robot from NASA just might be mistaken for a superhero. The space agency's new Valkyrie — a 6 foot 2 inch tall (1.9 meters) rob...

Robots Lactate! Humanoid Robots Make Their Debut

Heather Roff | Posted 02.11.2014 | Science
Heather Roff

I wondered whether any roboticist designing a "female" robot would give it one of the most widely seen female physical traits: breasts. Today, I have my answer.

Don't Take Federal Science for Granted

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Science
Elliott Negin

If not for government-funded research and innovation, many corporations -- and individuals -- would not be as successful as they are, and a number of them wouldn't be in business at all.