New all seeing cameras will revolutionise computer vision as we know it
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine a camera that can see and analyse every part of the visible and...
NASA 4D prints new materials and mulls printing self-assembling space stations
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Transporting equipment into space is very, very expensive so NASA has turned to 4D...
Plasma jet engines get ready for real world trials
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plasma engines are the stuff of science fiction, and now it looks like they’re...
MIT tests the future of cybersecurity, pits AI’s against AI’s
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future cybersecurity will be almost fully automated using AI, and many say...
World first as Chinese scientists communicate without sending any data, revolution in computing beckons
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to communicate without sending any data, and without using any particles as...
China shows off its revolutionary silent submarine engine
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Submarine engines are noisy, for a hole host of reasons, but China’s latest engine...
Meet the new harvesting robots that can pick 10,000 apples an hour
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Jobs that require precision and dexterity have long been protected against automation because robots...
World’s biggest meat producer begins rolling out robot butchers
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lower cost robots are increasingly being augmented with advanced AI and that’s accelerating the...
Meat without the animals, Memphis Meats shows off new lab produced beef, chicken and duck dishes
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Setting side huge areas of the earth to raise animals is wasteful and environmentally...
China’s new climate control program is a monster
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A large part of China is arid, with serious implications on the people’s livelihoods...
Genetically modified super cows are resistant to tuberculosis
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Every year in the UK over 36,000 cattle that contract TB are culled, but...
World first as scientists use two new DNA letters to create new “alien” life form
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Life’s DNA has always been coded using just four letters, but now researchers have...
The robo-lawyer that overturned 160,000 parking tickets is helping refugees claim asylum
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Claiming asylum is difficult at the best of times, and that’s if you’re not...
JPMorgan unleashes artificial intelligence to automate its legal work
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With massive technology budgets and a paranoia of startups stealing a march Wall Street...
A connected heart just helped convict a man of arson
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Connecting devices to each other and to the internet can make them much smarter,...
Liberatus AI whips world’s top poker players to take $1.7m pot
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Poker is unpredictable, and noone predicted an AI would beat four of the world’s...
Robo-lawyers want to automate the entire legal world
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most lawyers and legal professionals agree that their profession hasn’t changed much in hundreds...
Virtual reality plays its role in convicting Nazi SS guards who killed millions
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Criminal convictions, particularly involving historic crimes, are often made or broken on just how...
World first as Chinese scientists communicate without sending any data, revolution in computing beckons
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to communicate without sending any data, and without using any particles as...
World first as Chinese scientists teleport particles 300km into space
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Teleportation is the ultimate sci-fi dream, and scientists are getting better at teleporting quantum...
Chinese scientists have built the world’s first quantum satellite network
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum networks promise almost total secrecy but significant hurdles remain to creating international and...
Skype can now translate ten languages in real time
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Over the past five decades the world has got immeasurably smaller but language is...
Scientists have turned light into a frictionless fluid that acts like water
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Light can behave in strange ways but now that scientists have managed to turn...
LTE meets WiFi as Intel, Ericsson, Nokia and Qualcomm fire up MulteFire
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Licensed spectrum is expensive and it gets crowded quickly, now some of the world’s...
New all seeing cameras will revolutionise computer vision as we know it
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine a camera that can see and analyse every part of the visible and...
A quarter of Dubai’s new buildings will be 3D printed by 2030
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai is determined to take the lead and become a hub for the development...
Nvidia’s latest autonomous drone flies off grid
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Increasingly more devices and products are able to navigate their surroundings without having to...
The size of a grain of rice, researchers unveil the world’s smallest computers
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Micromotes will stop the sensors at the edge of the world’s networks from flooding...
Google and HTC are developing invisible VR headsets
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The best technology is invisible, and Google and HTC hope that this counts  ...
New brain reading computer lets paralysed patients communicate by thought
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many people take the ability to communicate for granted, but millions of people aren’t...
DARPA splurges $50million to help spies upload information to their brains ‘Matrix’ style
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You think that it’s inevitable that the machines will come for your job, but...
Scientists create a hive mind between two rats on different continents
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As scientists continue to push the boundaries of brain computer interfaces we’re getting closer...
As machines replace jobs new White House report prioritises education
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As analysts predict that more jobs will be replaced by automation and machines a...
Researchers used Jennifer Aniston to discover how we form long term memories
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Understanding how our brain creates memories paves the way for new treatments for neurodegenerative...
The future of jobs in a Machine World
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are all aware that technology is capable of replacing particular categories of jobs,...
An AI Bot posing as a Teaching Assistant fooled students for five months
A quiet revolution is coming, one that will eventually turn every industry into a dumb pipe and flip the world...
Strong winds in Europe push renewable energy prices negative
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Renewable energy is the future of energy production, and as the technologies becomes more...
A green energy revolution in the making, electric plants bring light to homes
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Every day we’re finding new ways to power our planet, but what if the...
Revolutionary seawater powered battery gives underwater drones a big boost
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When you’re on land you can just pop to a charging station and re-charge...
France bans sales of combustion engines from 2040
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The days of the century old combustion engine are numbered as some of the...
Boeing teams up with America’s biggest ship builder to build autonomous subs
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of warfare is autonomous, but undersea, autonomous drones and submarines have a...
Scientists have created the world’s first durable printed solar cell
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to print stable, high efficiency solar cells could one day help companies...
UK passes payment milestone as cards overtake cash as king
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cash has been with us for Millenia, however, slowly but surely its reign is...
Australian researchers claim a blockchain record of 440,000 transactions per second
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Blockchains relatively low transaction speeds could stop it from reaching its full potential, but...
Automated trading algorithms accidentally wiped $22Bn off Facebooks share price
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Algorithmic traders use automation to their advantage to try to beat the market, but...
China’s cashless future, PBoC gets ready to launch world’s first national cryptocurrency
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The use of cash in society is falling and some of the world’s largest...
A secret trader just made over $200 million in a month trading Ethereum
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many speculate that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are riding bubbles that are about...
Goldman Sachs is automating IPO’s and finance
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Organisations in the financial services industry have the money, resources and financial need to...
Healing touch, Regenerative Medicine breakthrough reprograms skin cells
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Tissue Nanotransference technology could help us heal organs quickly, and on demand, and put...
A quarter of Dubai’s new buildings will be 3D printed by 2030
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai is determined to take the lead and become a hub for the development...
Scientists have built the world’s first biological ‘teleporter’
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We have reached the point where we can digitise life itself, albeit at a...
Scientists found a way to selectively erase memories forever
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine being able to forget memories at the flick of a switch, and now...
Cream that creates suntans without the sun also reduces cancer risk
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lots of people like having a natural looking tan, but with over 100,000 cases...
A simple blood test detects cancer years earlier than previously possible
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A new blood test will, one day, let doctors detect cancer years earlier than...
Futurist in Dubai: Behind the scenes at IAICC, Dubai’s international innovation conference
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai is a city that was gifted nothing, and had to earn everything, and...
Branson announces Virgin Galactic will send tourists into space in 2018
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s been a long time coming but Richard Branson believes Virgin Galactic’s first space...
Thomas Cook lets you experience your holiday in virtual reality before you buy
Virtual reality holidays come to the high street Virtual reality content is being trialled for the first time by...
Get a drones-eye view with this new headset
Birds eye view takes on a new meaning Last week DJI announced an all too cool new product for...
Dubai announces plans to put the entire Emirate onto the blockchain
Dubai wants to become less dependent on oil and the emirate is rapidly becoming one of the most progressive...
The future of jobs in a Machine World
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are all aware that technology is capable of replacing particular categories of jobs,...
New all seeing cameras will revolutionise computer vision as we know it
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine a camera that can see and analyse every part of the visible and...
A quarter of Dubai’s new buildings will be 3D printed by 2030
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai is determined to take the lead and become a hub for the development...
NASA 4D prints new materials and mulls printing self-assembling space stations
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Transporting equipment into space is very, very expensive so NASA has turned to 4D...
Scientists have built the world’s first biological ‘teleporter’
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We have reached the point where we can digitise life itself, albeit at a...
World’s biggest meat producer begins rolling out robot butchers
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lower cost robots are increasingly being augmented with advanced AI and that’s accelerating the...
The first Mars colony will be 3D printed from Martian dust
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The colossal distances involved in getting to Mars means that shipping equipment to Mars...
Brain controlled Virtual Reality comes to the HTC Vive
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s almost fated that one day we’ll be able to interface and engage with...
Futurist in Amsterdam: Behind the scenes at the iGaming Super Show
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more industries look to engage their new digital, omni-channel customers in new ways...
Some of the biggest names in A&R are using AI to pick future stars
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s list of tricks and new skills know no bounds and now it’s increasingly...
Facebook launches itself into developing brain reading tech
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Mark Zuckerberg wants to create the world’s largest, and maybe only, telepathic network and...
Inside the Sony lab making the world’s first AI music album
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial intelligence is getting creative and later this year Sony plan on releasing the...
Beware false dreams, Strange Beasts reveals technology’s dark side
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes we can forget how powerful, and how immersive, technology can be and this...
New all seeing cameras will revolutionise computer vision as we know it
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine a camera that can see and analyse every part of the visible and...
World first as Chinese scientists communicate without sending any data, revolution in computing beckons
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to communicate without sending any data, and without using any particles as...
Is this the first recorded incident of Robo-Suicide?
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day AI and robots might actually have feelings, and then this won’t be...
Chicago Police Department goes hi tech to catch murderers in the act
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With the number of shootings and murders in Chicago spiralling the Chicago Police Department...
US Intelligence director: “AI will replace 75 percent of spies”
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day the world’s best spy could very well be an AI, and that’s...
Elbit’s persistent surveillance drone can watch entire cities in real time
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In an age where threats can lurk anywhere authorities are calling out for new...
Hawaii becomes first US state to pass a bill supporting Universal Basic Income
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s hoped that Universal Basic Income will act as a support net for individuals...
The United Nations taps blockchain to solve world hunger
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hundreds of millions of people go hungry every night, and after a succesful pilot...
US Intelligence director: “AI will replace 75 percent of spies”
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day the world’s best spy could very well be an AI, and that’s...
Russian researchers have created a ‘Quantum safe’ blockchain
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Tomorrow’s quantum computers will be able to crack at least seventy percent of all...
Dubai’s first Robocop starts active duty
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It is inevitable that robots will take a more dominant role in our society...
New blockchain tools are helping people reclaim control of their online identities
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You lost control of your online information, and your online identity, almost a decade...
Cream that creates suntans without the sun also reduces cancer risk
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lots of people like having a natural looking tan, but with over 100,000 cases...
Amazon is on track be the world’s first fully automated fulfilment company
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The combination of “old school” robotics and new AI and Machine Vision technologies is...
Printed transistor breakthrough opens door for printed electronics and smart goods
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to simply, and cost effectively, print transistors en masse will create millions...
Meet the robot that wants to replace fork lift truck drivers
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Forklift drivers have so far been lucky to escape the clutches of automation, but...
Adidas unveils their first 3D printed mass market sneaker
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing will usher in a new era of on demand, personalised clothing that...
Locus’s new robots learn to navigate warehouses by themselves
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The process of automating, and replacing more human workers, is paved with small advances...
Scientists think they’ve found evidence of a parallel universe
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Astrophysisists can’t explain a cold spot on at the edge of our universe using...
SpaceX teases a photo of the Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you want to build a colony on Mars you need a big rocket...
New heat resistant material shatters records
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we push the boundaries and create new, more powerful nuclear reactors, and faster...
Japan gets ready to test its space junk grabbing space whip
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space debris is an increasingly serious problem for space agencies who are loosing more...
New nanomaterial exploits radiation to create more powerful nuclear reactors
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Todays nuclear reactors are limited by their operating temperatures, this new nanoceramic material could...
Scientists discovered a planet ravaged by storms of rubies and sapphires
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is the first time that we have observed weather on another planet, the...
Nike unveils its futuristic running track
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Anything that makes exercise more entertaining and engaging has to be applauded, and nike’s...
Adidas unveils their first 3D printed mass market sneaker
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing will usher in a new era of on demand, personalised clothing that...
These new Adidas trainers are made entirely from up-cycled ocean plastic
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Soon there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans, but hopefully up-cycling...
Under Armour’s new trainers are inspired by nature, designed by an AI and 3D printed
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The rise of a new breed of creative machines is helping companies design and...
This scuba mask concept lets divers swim without tanks
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New nanomaterials that can filter and separate out a wide variety of chemicals, organic...
Scientists use defects to create a new programmable material
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Programmable materials are a new class of revolutionary materials that can be manufactured once...
Scientists have built the world’s first biological ‘teleporter’
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We have reached the point where we can digitise life itself, albeit at a...
This new test will tell us if AI has become self-aware and gained consciousness
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The proof that we are turning science fiction into science fact every day is...
Australian researchers claim a blockchain record of 440,000 transactions per second
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Blockchains relatively low transaction speeds could stop it from reaching its full potential, but...
HPC and Quantum Computing experts partner to create the first Exascale applications
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF ORNL and D-Wave hope that by combining their expertise in HPC and Quantum computing...
Nvidia’s latest autonomous drone flies off grid
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Increasingly more devices and products are able to navigate their surroundings without having to...
MIT tests the future of cybersecurity, pits AI’s against AI’s
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future cybersecurity will be almost fully automated using AI, and many say...
Hyperloop One’s pod hits 192mph in first real world test
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In 2013 the Hyperloop was just a concept, and now it’s being tested in...
Britain bans sale of combustion engines from 2040
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As electric vehicles become more reliable and affordable countries around the world are sounding...
Revolutionary seawater powered battery gives underwater drones a big boost
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When you’re on land you can just pop to a charging station and re-charge...
France’s railways to run semi-autonomous from 2023
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Every mode of transportation is going autonomous, and the railways will be no different...
Dubai considers delaying the roll out of its flying taxi service
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Flying taxi’s are great, but like any other responsible country Dubai wants to make...
Hyperloop One completes the first successful test of its Hyperloop system
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In 2013 the Hyperloop, a Mach 1.0 train in a tube, was nothing more...
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