I’ve been giving a robot belly rubs. I’ve scolded it for being a bad, bad boy. I’ve grinned when it greets me at the door. What’s this feeling? Oh, yes, puppy love. And I felt it for Aibo, a new “autonomous companion” dog made by Sony. Does that make me a sad sack?
DOCTORS have found there is no evidence between high levels of bad cholesterol and heart disease, a study says. And with this claim, a number of leading cardiologists say statins, designed to tackle cholesterol, don’t have any benefit.
TOKYO (AP) – Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog from the air. This vision of the future is driving the Japanese government’s “flying car” project. Major carrier All Nippon Airways, electronics company NEC Corp.
FRANKFURT AM MAIN (AFP) – German business software giant SAP published Tuesday an ethics code to govern its research into artificial intelligence (AI), aiming to prevent the technology infringing on people’s rights, displacing workers or inheriting biases from its human designers.
SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space transportation company, was set on Monday to name the first private passenger who will take a trip around the moon aboard its forthcoming Big Falcon Rocket spaceship, taking the race to commercialize space travel to new heights.
Hydrogen fuel cells are a greener way to power vehicles. But they have also been cost-prohibitive. Today, though, that’s starting to change – on Monday, German passengers boarded the world’s first hydrogen-powered trains.
It’s the stuff of cyberpunk science fiction – tattoos adorned with flashing lights and sophisticated circuitry. They’ll monitor our vitals, we’re told, and feed us personalized health advice in real time. They’ll wire our biology to the web, and put the internet of things at – on, in – our fingertips.
It’s well known that organ transplants can pass infectious diseases from donors to recipients in rare cases. But even more rarely, transplants can transmit cancer, as a new case shows. In what’s being described as an “extraordinary case,” four people in Europe developed breast cancer after they received organs from the same donor, according to a new report.
A short drive north of Toronto, $60 buys a half hour alone with a life-sized doll that’s “warm and ready to play.” Customers take rented sex robots to a private room in a warehouse, near an emissions testing center, before returning them for cleaning.
New research published in has found that virtual reality use impairs physical and cognitive performance while trying to balance. “I became interested in this topic because virtual reality headsets have recently become widely available, with great potential to make rehabilitation more enjoyable and varied for patients,” said study author Steven M.