21 Mar 2018

Why Is Google Working With The Pentagon?

Given its “Do No Evil” motto, Google’s decision to work with the world’s most robust

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20 Mar 2018

Robots Could Make The UK’s North-South Divide Even Worse

Technological progress is normal. A steady flow of new developments enables a gradual increase in

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15 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : Materials’ Quantum Leap

The prospect of powerful new quantum computers comes with a puzzle. They’ll be capable of

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15 Mar 2018

AI Keeps Mastering Games, But Can It Win in the Real World?

The challenges of moving bots off the chess board and into the mess of life.

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14 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : Genetic Fortune-Telling

One day, babies will get DNA report cards at birth. These reports will offer predictions

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13 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : Perfect Online Privacy

True internet privacy could finally become possible thanks to a new tool that can—for instance—let

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12 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : Zero-Carbon Natural Gas

The world is probably stuck with natural gas as one of our primary sources of

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09 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : Babel-Fish Earbuds

In the cult sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, you slide a yellow Babel fish

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08 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : Dueling Neural Networks

Artificial intelligence is getting very good at identifying things: show it a million pictures, and

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08 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : AI For Everybody

Artificial intelligence has so far been mainly the plaything of big tech companies like Amazon,

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07 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : Sensing City

Numerous smart-city schemes have run into delays, dialed down their ambitious goals, or priced out

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07 Mar 2018

Top Breakthrough Technologies For 2018 : 3-D Metal Printing

While 3-D printing has been around for decades, it has remained largely in the domain

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07 Mar 2018

Why Buses Could Be History, Sooner Than You Think

In 1890, no one foresaw the rise of the internal combustion engine: horses were the

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07 Mar 2018

Life Imitating Art, Architectures Imitating Nature

“These biomimetic designs reflect the natural world.” Architects have long been inspired by nature. Evidence

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05 Mar 2018

Norway Will Spend $13 Million To Upgrade Its Doomsday Seed Vault

Norway will spend 100 million Norwegian Crowns ($12.7 million) to upgrade the doomsday seed vault it built

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01 Mar 2018

With All Eyes On China, Singapore Makes Its Own Arctic Moves

Asian states are becoming increasingly interested and involved in the Arctic region. This signal was

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28 Feb 2018

Five Jobs That Are Set To Grow In 2018

Technology often gets blamed for job losses, but in some areas it’s spurring big-time demand

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26 Feb 2018

These Savvy Cities Are Using Tech To Spark Citizen Engagement

In the spring of 2017, the doors to a new type of community center swung

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22 Feb 2018

Why Even A Moth’s Brain Is Smarter Than An AI

A neural network that simulates the way moths recognize odors also shows how they learn

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22 Feb 2018

Artificial Intelligence Is The Weapon Of The Next Cold War

It is easy to confuse the current geopolitical situation with that of the 1980s. The

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21 Feb 2018

Algorithmic Zoning Could Be The Answer To Cheaper Housing & More Equitable Cities

Zoning codes are a century old, and the lifeblood of all major U.S. cities (except

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20 Feb 2018

Singapore : New Ideas To Feed A Growing Island

With a goal to reach a total land size of 76,600ha by 2030, compared with

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19 Feb 2018

The Tricks Propagandists Use To Beat Science

A model of the way opinions spread reveals how propagandists use the scientific process against

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16 Feb 2018

The Seven Deadly Sins Of AI Predictions

Mistaken extrapolations, limited imagination, and other common mistakes that distract us from thinking more productively

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16 Feb 2018

Not The End Of The World: The Return Of Dubai’s Ultimate Folly

Underwater bedrooms, ‘Lohan Island’ and snow all year round – a decade after it was

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15 Feb 2018

Could These Predictions Of The Future Actually Come True?

A blind mystic who many claim predicted 9/11, the rise of ISIS, the Boxing Day

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14 Feb 2018

They Are Watching You—And Everything Else On The Planet

Technology and our increasing demand for security have put us all under surveillance. Is privacy

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13 Feb 2018

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Help Save The Planet

From smarter electric grids to automated monitoring of at-risk environments, there are many areas where

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13 Feb 2018

These Are The World’s Most Innovative Cities

Innovation is seen as a key ingredient for successful cities in the 21st century economy,

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12 Feb 2018

How To Make Smart Cities Human Again

Huge quantities of networked sensors have appeared in cities across the world in recent years.

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09 Feb 2018

How To Manage AI’s Risks & Rewards

Technological advances in artificial intelligence (AI) promise to be pervasive, with impacts and ramifications in

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08 Feb 2018

10 Ways You May Be Commuting In The Future

It is somewhat safe to say that, without transportation, we wouldn’t have gotten anywhere. The

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07 Feb 2018

Why SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Launch May Be A Game-Changer

The successful launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX is significant for

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02 Feb 2018

Trading Up : How Developing Countries Can Streamline Import / Export

The fact that technology is affecting trade is not new, but the velocity, scope and

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26 Jan 2018

Smart Cities That Are Bastions For Tech Jobs, 2018

 Smart city growth is at a tipping point, and there are plenty of jobs

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23 Jan 2018

To Boldly Go Toward New Frontiers, We First Need To Learn From Our Colonial Past

How should we understand the idea of the frontier in the contemporary world, with spacecraft

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22 Jan 2018

What Would An Earthquake-Proof City Look Like?

Earthquakes don’t kill people (generally), collapsing buildings do – meaning it is cities where the

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19 Jan 2018

In A Time Of Robots, Educators Must Invest In Emotional Labour

Technology critics and defenders alike argue that human jobs are being eliminated by workplace automation, minimizing the need for

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18 Jan 2018

Why A Move to Chattanooga Is Perfect For Your Startup

Haven’t considered relocating to Chattanooga for your newest business venture? You are making a big

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11 Jan 2018

Google & Others Are Building AI Systems That Doubt Themselves

The most powerful approach in AI, deep learning, is gaining a new capability: a sense

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10 Jan 2018

Robots, Chatbots & Augmented Reality: The Future Of Travel & The Coolest Airport Tech

Airport technology keeps getting increasingly advanced to make things more personalised, more automated, and hopefully

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05 Jan 2018

Bitcoin is Currency, Not Stock: Where To Use The Cryptocurrency For Real Purchases

The true revolution of the cryptocurrency bitcoin is that it isn’t stock. You don’t need

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30 Dec 2017

While U.S. Workers Fear Automation, Swedish Employees Welcome It

Two-thirds of Americans believe robots will soon take over the majority of tasks currently done by

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27 Dec 2017

How Did Polynesian Wayfinders Navigate The Pacific Ocean?

Imagine setting sail from Hawaii in a canoe. Your target is a small island thousands

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24 Dec 2017

A Machine-Learning Census Of America’s Cities

Millions of images of public streets offer a cheap, sweeping view of America’s demography. “WOULD

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23 Dec 2017

Autonomy Enables Adaptive Built Environment

Designers’ novel thinking about data, tools and methods is advancing to a point where it’s possible

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21 Dec 2017

The Future Of AI Revenue : Top 10 Use Cases For AI In The Next Decade

Artificial intelligence already impacts many aspects of our daily lives at work, at home, and

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21 Dec 2017

How Technology Is Transforming Human Behaviour, For Better Or Worse

What exactly do we mean by an “enhanced” human? When this possibility is brought up,

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18 Dec 2017

10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened Last Week (12/15/17)

Keeping up with the news is hard. So hard, in fact, that we’ve decided to

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18 Dec 2017

How The End Of A Free Open Internet Will Affect Us All

The fight for the future of the internet just came to a head. The Republican-led

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