Category: Future

Adversarial AI: Cybersecurity battles are coming

According to the RAND Corporation, a longtime mainstay of the military establishment, "cyber warfare involves the actions by a nation-state or international organization to attack and attempt to damage another nation's computers or information networks through, for example, computer viruses...

/ April 16, 2019

Scientists Dream of a Future Where Flying Cars Fight Climate Change

The flying car has been just a few years away for, well, years. The predictions aren’t getting more optimistic under President Donald Trump, but now science is offering a surprising new reason for us to make flying cars a reality:...

/ April 11, 2019

Harvard researchers share views on future, ethics of gene editing

Medicine is at a turning point, on the cusp of major change as disruptive technologies such as gene, RNA, and cell therapies enable scientists to approach diseases in new ways.

/ April 9, 2019

The Surprising Future Of Artificial Organ Transplants

By The Forbes Brand Productions Team When researchers in Vanderbilt University’s mechanical engineering department needed to bioprint artificial capillaries to supply organs with blood, they used a $40 cotton candy machine from Target. Because the cotton candy maker generates threads approximately...

/ April 9, 2019

How Pope Francis could shape the future of robotics

It might not be the first place you imagine when you think about robots.But in the Renaissance splendour of the Vatican, thousands of miles from Silicon Valley, scientists, ethicists and theologians gather to discuss the future of robotics.The ideas go...

/ April 9, 2019

Future Technology: the Biggest Ideas About to Change Our World

We can’t seem to live without the internet (how else would you read sciencefocus.com?), but still only around half the world’s population is connected. There are many reasons for this, including economic and social reasons, but for some the internet...

/ April 9, 2019

Scientists may have cured man with HIV via a stem-cell transplant

Scientists say they may have cured a man of HIV by performing a stem-cell transplant to treat his cancer. Only one other person is thought to have been cured of HIV. He's also a man with cancer who got a...

/ April 9, 2019