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More Than 100 Scientists Call For Need To Develop An Asteroid Deflection Plan

More Than 100 Scientists Call For Need To Develop An Asteroid Deflection Plan

Scientists want to destroy a binary asteroid system to study how to deflect an Earth-shattering asteroid.
How IBM Helped the Nazis Carry Out The Holocaust

How IBM Helped the Nazis Carry Out The Holocaust

IBM technology helped the Nazis carry out the Holocaust. But to what extent can we blame the tech giant?
Saudi Woman Jailed For Tweets About Beards In Islam

Saudi Woman Jailed For Tweets About Beards In Islam

Souad al-Shammary has continued to tweet to hundreds of thousands after her release from prison.
Two-Thirds Of The Developing World’s Jobs Will Be Taken By Robots, UN Report States

Two-Thirds Of The Developing World’s Jobs Will Be Taken By Robots, UN Report States

“Disruptive technologies always bring a mix of benefits and risks,” says U.N. report.
Manned Mission To Mars Happening In Six Years, Elon Musk Says

Manned Mission To Mars Happening In Six Years, Elon Musk Says

If all goes to plan, SpaceX will send its first manned mission to Mars three years earlier than expected.
Self-Lacing Sneakers To Hit The Market In November

Self-Lacing Sneakers To Hit The Market In November

Well, I guess we can’t blame Nike for being just one year late. In 1989, Back to the Future II showed us a vision of 2015 that included astounding self-lacing sneakers that many surely thought would never come to pass. Lo and behold, 2015 came and went with no such...
North Korea Launches Video-On-Demand Service

North Korea Launches Video-On-Demand Service

North Korea just launched its very own “video-on-demand” service, and as you might expect it is quite different from any similar service offered in the West.
Elon Musk Reveals His Biggest Fear About Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk Reveals His Biggest Fear About Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk has long heralded the 21st century as the era of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), but that hardly means he doesn’t harbor any reservations about it.
Dutch Ban On Gas-Powered Cars “Likely To Become Law,” Officials Say

Dutch Ban On Gas-Powered Cars “Likely To Become Law,” Officials Say

A new bill that bans gas and diesel-powered vehicles in the entirety of the Netherlands is likely to become law, proponents say.
First Private Spaceflight In History Will Launch Next Year

First Private Spaceflight In History Will Launch Next Year

Today, California-based company Moon Express became the first private enterprise in history to be granted government approval to launch a mission beyond Earth’s orbit. Just next year, in fact, the company aims to land a robotic spacecraft on the moon — for reasons that surely point the way toward the...
China’s “Straddling Bus” Just Debuted — And Didn’t End In Catastrophe

China’s “Straddling Bus” Just Debuted — And Didn’t End In Catastrophe

China debuted its “straddling bus” this Tuesday — reminding us that, in some ways, the future Blade Runner predicted is, well, now.