Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Science Behind Modern LASIK Surgery


Science has never been about stand-alone breakthroughs. Instead the incremental advances of many people and technologies is instrumental to progress. The same is true for LASIK surgery. Though the patent was approved in 1989, it was another 10 years before the FDA approved the procedure. 

Automotive Companies Investing in Wearable Tech Pilot Programs


Automakers are starting to look at the possibilities, and challenges, of wearable technology. This industry is set to explode, and car makers from Ford to Tesla are looking for a piece of the action.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

 Bernhard Schindlholzer Looks at Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Education

Artificial Intelligence

In a recent TEDx talk, Dr. Bernhard Schindlholzer looked at the implications of ephemeralization - a term coined by Buckminster Fuller to describe the ability of technological advancement to do "more and more with less and less until eventually you can do everything with nothing" - through artificial intelligence and machine learning.

3 Ways Technology Will Play a Role in Your Small Business

Artificial Intelligence

Technology is one of the biggest assets for a small business today. Here are three ways that you can use technology to help your small business succeed.

Monday, August 22, 2016

After Oil: Can We Power the Planet with Algae?


Research and technological experimentation has yielded a form of power that's quite literally green: algae. Algae are photosynthetic microorganisms that grow in abundance in the world's marine environments, and there are thousands of species, each with its own unique characteristics. Recent advances have made significant progress in harnessing algae to meet humanity's ever-increasing energy needs.

A Neural Network Learns to Generate Voice

Artificial Intelligence

A researcher has looked at what happens when you throw raw audio (which happens to be a cute voice) into a neural network and then tell it to spit out what it's learned. The results are very intriguing.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Future of the Internet of Things


The idea of the brilliant inventor waking up to find an automated breakfast being made, their favorite music played, and a notification from their house robot that they have twenty-three minutes to leave for work once seemed so futuristic that we would never get there. Today, however, the internet has made this a possibility not just for geniuses, but for anyone with a good wifi connection.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The iMom May Be The Nanny of the Future


Written and Directed by Ariel Martin, the recently released sci fi short film, the iMom looks at what happens when a mother leaves her kids under the supervision of the family’s android.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Intel Bets Big on Deep Learning

Artificial Intelligence

In a deal rivaling Google's acquisition of DeepMind, Intel has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nervana Systems, a company that specializes in deep learning technology.

Intriguing Computer and Internet Technology for the Modern World


Improving technology and competitive industry are leading to innovations and solutions that were science fiction a decade ago. You have no way of knowing what will catch on and what won't

Thursday, August 11, 2016

New System Creates Real-time Performance Capture of Challenging Scenes

3D Scanning

Microsoft is developing new real-time 3D scanning capabilities that could mean you could attend a concert or sporting event live in full 3D, or even have the ability to communicate in real-time with remotely captured people using immersive augmented reality or virtual reality displays in the future.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Latest Green Technology Coming to Your Home

Green Technology

The decision to "go green" is something many new homeowners wrestle with. Though the initial cost for many of these improvements can be substantial, going green will save you money in the long run, while helping the environment almost immediately.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Chip Prototype Could Help Make Quantum Computers Practical

Quantum Computers

Researchers have reported an important step toward practical quantum computers, with a paper describing a prototype chip that can trap ions in an electric field and, with built-in optics, direct laser light toward each of them.

Monday, August 8, 2016

5 Ways Technology is Helping Eye Care


Amazing breakthroughs in vision technology are bringing the futuristic promise of bringing sight to the blind a reality. These advances are also helping those of us with less severe eye conditions as well. Here are a few examples.