Bizarre Alternative Fuel Ideas That Haven’t Made It out of the Lab

Alternative fuel ideas can be wild and whacky yet do, in theory, offer “clean” energy alternatives to fossil fuels. Wouldn’t it be great if we could power our cars on booze? What about trash or dead cats? How about nappies?  Hang on, did you say dead cats? Why yes we did, more on that later. Bioethanol and biodiesels are...

Stephen Hawking Reveals He Will Travel to Space on Virgin Galactic

Stephen Hawking knows a thing or two about space. He might be the world’s most renowned cosmologist and physicist. So it’s really no surprise that the man who studies the stars with such notoriety would finally get his chance to go. Hawking announced recently that he’ll head to space.Virgin Galactic Crew with Hawking in 2015 Stephen Hawking got offered...

Top Business Applications of AI Technologies in Use Today

2016 was a great year for advancements in AI technologies and machine learning. The AI market is also flourishing. Despite all the hype and media attention, numerous startups and internet giants are all racing to develop this technology. There have been massive increases in investment and adoptions of it by companies. A study by Narrative Science found that last...

Can You Solve This Chess Puzzle That AI Software Can’t?

Back in 1997, Garry Kasparov, a chess grandmaster as the world knows him, was defeated by IBM’s Deep Blue artificial intelligence (AI) computer. It was down hill from there for human chess players all over the world as AI machines began improving at an alarming rate.Komodo, a chess engine with an Elo rating of 3304 (450 points higher than Kasparov) was...

Seven Cool Biofuel Crops That We Use for Fuel Production

Biofuels and biofuel crops have been vaunted by politicians, journalists and scientists for years. A method of producing fuel from plants or other sources could potentially allow us to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Energy crops, so-called, include wheat, corn, soybean and sugarcane. Biofuels burn cleaner than fossil fuels, release fewer pollutants and greenhouse gases, such as carbon...

Dubai to Add the World’s First Rotating Skyscraper to Its Skyline by 2020

Dubai will be home to the first rotating skyscraper, dubbed the “Dynamic Tower” which is expected to be completed in 2020. The 42-meter skyscraper will be made of a series of 80-story-high rotating condos each costing a whopping $30 million.The ArchitectDavid Fisher, an Israeli-Italian architect, is planning the first ever rotating skyscraper in Dubai. First proposed in 2008, the “Dynamic Tower” is the “first building designed...

Google’s New Sun Map Shows Which Roofs in US Have Solar Potential

Ever wonder if the benefits of installing solar panels will outweigh the costs? Curious as to how much solar exposure those panels would even get on your roof? Google’s latest sun map looks to answer those exact questions for solar proponents.The endeavor comes as a part of Google’s commitment to renewable energy. It’s been very public with its plans...

Check Out These Newly Declassified Terrifying U.S. Nuclear Test Movies

The U.S. government just declassified 750 new nuclear weapon testing videos. Over 60 have appeared on YouTube, complete with their creative top secret names.Here are a few to start with:During the “arms race” period in the United States, the country conducted over 200 atmospheric nuclear tests to learn more about how nuclear weapons functioned. In total, it performed over...

Here Is Everything You Need to Know About Quantum Computers

Quantum computers offer us a tantalizing vision of our future. They will provide the future with high-performance computing and perhaps, will even replace classical computers. Despite the promise, they are neither widely available or in fact useful, as yet. Let’s delve into computer sciences’ “spooky” future, maybe.In the following article, we’ll explore what they are, a little of their...

This New Surgical Robot Can Drill into Human Skulls with Ease

While we’re still decades away from comfortably allowing robots to lead surgery, robotic tools are gaining more prominence in the medical fields. These robots traditionally are still controlled by a doctor working via a computer system. However, one new study published in Science Robotics reports the world’s first ever robot-assisted cochlear implant surgery.The development team comes from the University of Bern...