Get your Sagan on with these 47 awe-inspiring photos of the final frontier
Few things instill a sense of wonder quite like the final frontier. The best space photos show off the beauty of Earth, our solar system, and the far corners of the universe. Here are our current favorites. The post Get your Sagan on with these 47 awe-inspiring photos of the final frontier appeared first on Digital Trends.
MIT engineers create Doctor Octopus’ robotic limbs for real-life uses
You know Doctor Octopus: the Spider-Man villain who augments his natural abilities with four highly advanced mechanical arms? Well, MIT just developed a version of that tech for real-life use. The post MIT engineers create Doctor Octopus’ robotic limbs for real-life uses appeared first on Digital Trends.
Head into orbit as Google Street View now lets you explore the ISS
The latest update to Google's Street View is out of this world. It takes you aboard the International Space Station, offering not only views of the world and the station, but details about life aboard it. The post Head into orbit as Google Street View now lets you explore the ISS appeared first on Digital Trends.
Snap a photo, get a recipe: Pic2Recipe uses A.I. to predict food ingredients
In the future, foodies can find recipes simply by analyzing food photography. Pic2Recipe, computer vision software developed by MIT, recognizes ingredients from a photo, and then suggests recipes. The post Snap a photo, get a recipe: Pic2Recipe uses A.I. to predict food ingredients appeared first on Digital Trends.
The British Museum publishes the first 3D scan of the Rosetta Stone online
The British Museum in London has published the first 3D scan of the Rosetta Stone online at Sketchfab, where it’s hieroglyphics are accompanied by the website’s new sound support feature. The post The British Museum publishes the first 3D scan of the Rosetta Stone online appeared first on Digital Trends.
New LG device blasts handrails with UV light to keep them germ-free
It may be best known for its phones, TVs, and computers, but LG just announced the creation of the world's first “Handrail UV LED Sterilizer,” designed to remove germs from the handrails of escalators. The post New LG device blasts handrails with UV light to keep them germ-free appeared first on Digital Trends.
Damen support vessel yacht New Frontiers leaves deck open — bring all your toys
Flexibility is key with the Damen support vessel yacht New Frontiers. A vast open deck has room for helicopters, storage, or water toys. Owners can utilize the deck for supplies transport or as a wide open multipurpose area. The post Damen support vessel yacht New Frontiers leaves deck open — bring all your toys appeared first on Digital Trends....
Future chatbots will be able to argue with you enough to help change your mind
A researcher from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is building chatbots, and their goal is to engage users in arguments in order to change their minds. Here is why that is a worthy goal. The post Future chatbots will be able to argue with you enough to help change your mind appeared first on Digital Trends.
The Encephalophone lets users create music just by thinking about it
Neurologists at the University of Washington have developed a hands-free, thought-controlled musical instrument. The technology could help empower and rehab patients with motor disabilities. The post The Encephalophone lets users create music just by thinking about it appeared first on Digital Trends.
Watch the world’s speediest drone at the Drone Racing League
Regular drones aren't exactly slowpokes, but they are put to shame by the Drone Racing League’s DRL RacerX. How do we know this? Because last week it set a new high-speed Guinness World Record. The post Watch the world’s speediest drone at the Drone Racing League appeared first on Digital Trends.
Heart of brightness: Astronomers map the inside of a supernova
Thanks to computer models and 30-year-old data from a supernova, astronomers at National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have been able to depict the inside of one of these violent events. The post Heart of brightness: Astronomers map the inside of a supernova appeared first on Digital Trends.
Sensor-studded Kansas City is like a giant smartphone. Now it just needs apps
Kansas City wants to be one of the U.S.’s smartest cities. It created a sensor-filled 51-block area, but to truly be a smart city, it needs to expand beyond downtown. The post Sensor-studded Kansas City is like a giant smartphone. Now it just needs apps appeared first on Digital Trends.
Stop sniffing your pits and let the Kukun Body tell you if you smell
The Kukun Body, developed, of course, by the wacky yet wonderful minds of the Japanese, will scan four odor-producing body parts -- the feet, the area behind the ear, the head, and the pits. The post Stop sniffing your pits and let the Kukun Body tell you if you smell appeared first on Digital Trends.
Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Put your drone and your toothbrush on autopilot
Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! The post Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Put your drone and your toothbrush on autopilot appeared first on Digital Trends....
What is the Fermi Paradox? The strange mystery of why we can’t find E.T.
Astrophysicists tell us that alien life should be plentiful. If that's the case, why haven't we found them yet? That's the Fermi Paradox. We break down this scientific conundrum in simple terms. The post What is the Fermi Paradox? The strange mystery of why we can’t find E.T. appeared first on Digital Trends.
The best electric skateboard you can buy (and 4 alternatives)
Thanks for Kickstarter and Indiegogo, electric skateboards are carving a bigger niche than you might think. Whether you're into speed, mileage, or something a bit more stylish, here are the best electric skateboards on the market. The post The best electric skateboard you can buy (and 4 alternatives) appeared first on Digital Trends....
U.K.’s first 24-hour ‘Drone Unit’ will fight crime from the skies
The U.K. has launched its first 24-hour "Drone Unit" to help fight crime and perform other police work from the skies. The team of trained officers is using DJI Inspire drones fitted with a variety of cameras. The post U.K.’s first 24-hour ‘Drone Unit’ will fight crime from the skies appeared first on Digital Trends....
This crazily realistic video forgery of Obama was generated by a lip-syncing AI
Computer scientists at the University of Washington have created an AI Barack Obama that's able to produce new lip-sync video footage of him speaking, based on old recorded audio clips. The post This crazily realistic video forgery of Obama was generated by a lip-syncing AI appeared first on Digital Trends.
Cops in Texas just rescued ‘a guy stuck inside an ATM’
A man stuck inside an ATM sounds absurd, but it actually happened. Unable to get out due to a faulty lock and without his phone, the man called for help by pushing notes through the receipt slot. The post Cops in Texas just rescued ‘a guy stuck inside an ATM’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
6th-grader invents water-testing device that could help get the lead out
Gitanjali Rao is competing to be America's Top Young Scientist with "Tethys," a radical new device that tests water quality using carbon nanotube arrays and a smartphone. Her invention could change the way water is tested in the future. The post 6th-grader invents water-testing device that could help get the lead out appeared first on Digital Trends....