Researchers hack classified air gapped systems using drones and LED’s
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Air gapped systems are used to hold and protect top secret data, and they’re...
NASA just discovered seven Earth like planets
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The more Earth like planets we discover the more new homes we find for...
Massive new satellite network can watch everyone on Earth
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A new, bolstered, space satellite system to keep watch over the world   Planet,...
Scientists get ready to take the world’s first photo of a Black Hole
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Taking a photo of a Black Hole was always thought to be impossible, until...
Dubai heads to Mars, announces 2117 colonisation plans
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai and the UAE aren’t just shining a light on the future, they’re building...
DARPA’s TERN drone gives US Marines a new wingman
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most of today’s drones are limited by the distances they can fly and the...
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...
New research shows plants learn like dogs
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Understanding how biological organisms function and respond to stimuli will help biologists find new...
DARPA wants to use genetically modified bugs to rejuvinate diseased crops
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Global food production is already being stretched by Earths growing population with the price...
Photosynthesis breakthrough crams millions of years of plant evolution into months
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Scientists have used gene editing to turn off specific plant genes to boost plant...
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...
Jurors will soon be able to walk through crime scenes in virtual reality
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Jurors often have to rely on reconstructed scenes to help them visualise how a...
World first as AI “Judge” succesfully predicts the outcomes of 79% of cases in the European Court
Artificial intelligence has a problem with nuance but that didn’t stop it from correctly predicting the outcome of most...
World’s first flying taxi service will start operations in Dubai this summer
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai wants to be the most futuristic city on Earth so it’s no surprise...
F-35 pilots will team with AI to control swarms of drones in mid flight
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Teams of humans, AI’s and drones take center stage in the future of warfare,...
Hiding on the Dark Web just got a whole lot easier
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A new Tor update has just created a new, even darker section of the...
When satellites fall from the sky DARPA’s new ocean network will still work
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With China and Russia investing more money in anti-satellite weapons DARPA wants to create...
Google’s Eric Schmidt says the “Internet will disappear”
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the number of connected devices proliferates the internet we knew and loved is...
World first as Norway turns off FM radio and goes digital only
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Old FM analogue technologies have been with us for centuries but demanding infrastructure requirements,...
MIT’s newest chip could bring speech recognition to every device
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we use and interact with devices is changing, increasingly we’ll be using...
Artificial intelligence diagnoses disease by listening to your voice
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Your voice can tell people a lot about how you’re feeling, but now machine...
Google RAISR sharpens photos and gives you super vision
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sight is one of our most crucial senses, now one technology promises infinite zoom...
World’s best AI robo-hacker takes on Botnets
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Human security experts are having trouble keeping up patching the security exploits in their...
Norwegian robot learns to self-evolve and 3D print itself in the lab
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF For the first time we are seeing how it’s possible for robots in the...
Researchers prove your smart watch can flag when you’re getting ill
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Every doctor will tell you that the earlier you can detect and diagnose disease...
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...
Your new kindergarten teacher is a small, green dinosaur
Can AI help children learn better? Perhaps… What is green, very small, sounds like Yoda and boasts almost endless wisdom? The...
New solar panels generate electricity from rain
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A new range of all weather solar panels could help further reduce the world’s...
Syria returns 50,000 seeds to the Global Seed Bank
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The global seed bank at Svalbard in the depths of the Arctic Circle is...
Conservationists are saving coral reefs, one 3D printed coral at a time
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With more coral bleaching events becoming more common, and increasingly severe, conservations are struggling...
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...
Scientists have a plan to re-freeze the Arctic
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Arctic is melting at its fastest rate ever, and with temperatures 20C above...
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...
Massive new satellite network can watch everyone on Earth
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A new, bolstered, space satellite system to keep watch over the world   Planet,...
Nowhere to hide for Goldman’s elite as AI culls jobs
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Banking is one of the world’s oldest professions, but people only have a profession...
Never seen before fileless malware infects hundreds of global banks
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A new form of never seen before malware has been discovered and it’s getting...
Hackers can copy your fingerprints directly from photos
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Unlike passwords you can’t change your biometric ID’s, and hackers are finding new ways...
Goldman Sachs wants to put FX trades on the blockchain
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Using a blockchain will allow Goldman to settle FX trades in real time, without...
Japanese insurer announces it will replace office workers with artificial intelligence
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF More and more companies are experimenting with AI as a way to automate away...
Hunting terrorists and preventing suicides, inside Zuckerberg’s plan for AI
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Facebooks human operators can’t police everything on the network fast enough, so Zuckerberg is...
Researchers believe we have a maximum biological age
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New research suggests humans have a maximum biological age, and that living longer will...
Artificial intelligence diagnoses disease by listening to your voice
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Your voice can tell people a lot about how you’re feeling, but now machine...
New virtual reality project lets doctors fly through cancers to save lives
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to visualise and fly through cancers will help researchers create better treatments...
New micro-rocket will one day travel round your body fighting disease
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Miniaturised rockets that can travel around your body at will, tracking and tackling disease,...
Scientists have developed the world’s first working artificial womb
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In an age when we can create motherless and fatherless embryos, and where artificial...
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,...
Californian sculpture desalinates 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Pipe is a finalist in the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative, a competition to...
Gourmet 3D printed food restaurant pops up in London
Later this month, a 3D Printing pop up restaurant, called “Food Ink”, will open in London and settings start at...
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...
Oracle’s America’s Cup yacht will never sail, because it flies
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s ultra expensive racing yachts don’t float, they fly, and this years America’s cup...
Google RAISR sharpens photos and gives you super vision
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sight is one of our most crucial senses, now one technology promises infinite zoom...
New nano material gives buildings, energy and stealth a big boost
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A new nano material that can selectively tune out specific parts of the electromagnetic...
Researchers unveil the first telepathic link between a robot and a human
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One of the biggest problems in manufacturing is having to re-train robots to complete...
Robot sales in 2016 were the best ever
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sales of robots, particularly in China, are booming and analysts expect more of the...
World first as Norway turns off FM radio and goes digital only
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Old FM analogue technologies have been with us for centuries but demanding infrastructure requirements,...
Bach lives again, in AI form
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Trying to emulate human skills and talents isn’t easy – even for humans –...
Point. Click. Create your own 3D avatar and put yourself in the game
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Avatars will play an increasingly important role in the future – whether they’re being...
Manga legend scolds AI created zombie animation as an insult to life
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial intelligence systems are getting increasingly good at constructing, designing and animating their own...
MIT’s new AI can create videos of the future by looking at a photo
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The human brain is good at looking at a scene and figuring out what...
Get ready to experience millions of new, immersive worlds
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we interact with technology is changing. We are slowly moving away from...
Researchers hack classified air gapped systems using drones and LED’s
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Air gapped systems are used to hold and protect top secret data, and they’re...
Syria returns 50,000 seeds to the Global Seed Bank
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The global seed bank at Svalbard in the depths of the Arctic Circle is...
Researchers use artificial intelligence to synthetically age faces
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to age people accurately is one of the cornerstone abilities that can...
Hunting terrorists and preventing suicides, inside Zuckerberg’s plan for AI
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Facebooks human operators can’t police everything on the network fast enough, so Zuckerberg is...
Massive new satellite network can watch everyone on Earth
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A new, bolstered, space satellite system to keep watch over the world   Planet,...
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...
Massive new satellite network can watch everyone on Earth
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A new, bolstered, space satellite system to keep watch over the world   Planet,...
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...
Blockchain and Universal Basic Income join forces to lift 22,000 children out of poverty
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Despite recent developments, if poverty was a disease governments would classify it as a...
Two world firsts as researchers hack an unhackable quantum network
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A team of Canadian researchers have achieved a world first and hacked a quantum...
Australia hails the end of passports as it rolls out biometrics at airports
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Biometric border technologies can scan and authenticate you without you ever knowing, or needing...
US Designates Election Infrastructure as ‘Critical’
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With only 55% of the world’s population now living in democracies it’s important 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...
World’s tightest atomic knot will help scientists create new super materials
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Knots haved helped society advance, whether it’s helping us make clothes or kevlar, now...
Fringe actors are trying to fight back against our commercial “surveillance state”
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Whether it’s online or offline commercial organisations and government institutions are increasingly stripping away...
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...
New H2 smartphone puts a lab grade molecular sensor in your hands
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to analyse the chemical composition of products, particularly counterfeit ones, has long...
Clean coal, breakthrough captures CO2 from power plants and turns it into profit
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF CO2 is a major greenhouse gas but until now capturing it was difficult and...
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...
Self healing nano spaceships travelling at a fifth the speed of light help NASA explore the heavens
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many regions of space are still off limits to us because of the extreme...
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...
Australian researchers reproduce the effects of excercise with a pill
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Exercise has undisputed benefits when it comes to helping us live longer, healthier lives...
Fabric circuits open a door to smarter clothes
A new development in material science opens the door for ghe development of more advanced Smart Clothing Many of...
Researchers hack classified air gapped systems using drones and LED’s
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Air gapped systems are used to hold and protect top secret data, and they’re...
Researchers use artificial intelligence to synthetically age faces
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to age people accurately is one of the cornerstone abilities that can...
World first as two quantum computers go head to head
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Up until recently it hasn’t been possible to directly compare the performance of two...
Google let its AI loose on the internet to slaughter gamers
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Compared to the sterile environment of a lab, for an artificial intelligence the internet...
Hunting terrorists and preventing suicides, inside Zuckerberg’s plan for AI
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Facebooks human operators can’t police everything on the network fast enough, so Zuckerberg is...
MIT’s newest chip could bring speech recognition to every device
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we use and interact with devices is changing, increasingly we’ll be using...
Dubai buys 200 self-driving Teslas to complete the world’s first autonomous transportation network
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai’s government have now got everything they need to create the world’s first, full...
DARPA’s TERN drone gives US Marines a new wingman
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most of today’s drones are limited by the distances they can fly and the...
World’s first flying taxi service will start operations in Dubai this summer
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai wants to be the most futuristic city on Earth so it’s no surprise...
Google RAISR sharpens photos and gives you super vision
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sight is one of our most crucial senses, now one technology promises infinite zoom...
Musk: Telsa’s first fully autonomous car to appear within six months
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many analysts used to believe that driverless cars were a decade away, but company...
Scientists create the first carbon free supercapacitor
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Breakthroughs in supercapacitor technology will have multiple benefits, from helping to create new renewable...
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