European Commission plans free wi-fi in public spaces

The European Commission wants free wi-fi to be provided in public spaces across its member states within four years. The goal was announced by the president of the European Union’s executive body, Jean-Claude Juncker, in his annual state of the union address. He also wants at least one city in each EU country to have […]

This machine converts food waste to gas for cooking

Do your cooking thanks to gas made from your own food waste: that’s the eco-friendly solution proposed by Homebiogas, an Israeli company that has developed a “digester” that converts organic matter into biogas. Though this biological process has already been known for several years, Homebiogas has produced one of the first home-scale systems, one that […]

3 Earth-like planets discovered orbiting dwarf star

For the first time, researchers have discovered three potentially habitable, Earth-like worlds orbiting an ultracool dwarf star 40 light-years away in another star system, according to a study published in the journal Nature. The ultracool dwarf star, known as TRAPPIST-1, isn’t the kind of star scientists expected to be a hub for planets. It’s at […]

First human head transplant ! Science or science fiction?

One Autumn day in 1974, when he was 9, Sergio Canavero visited his regular newsstand on a bustling street in Turin, Italy, to buy a comic book. As a bullied schoolboy, the man who now claims he can complete the first human head transplant was dismally aware of his pitiable social status – “cookie-cutter nerd” – and […]

Massive Monarch migrations. How do they know which way to go?

Monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles from the northern United States and southern Canada to spend the winter in more temperate climates in southern Mexico. The insects may not have a GPS to navigate their way south, but they do have a compass of sorts. Previous research found that the insects use the position of […]

Scientists unveil Mind-controlled WHEELCHAIR

A wheelchair controlled by the power of thought has been developed by scientists. In experiments, monkeys were able to navigate their way around a lab just by thinking about moving toward a goal – in this case, a bowl of grapes. A computer translates their brain activity into real time operation of the wheelchair, offering […]

US invites citizens to ‘Hack the Pentagon’

The Pentagon on Wednesday invited outside hackers who have been vetted to test the cyber security of some public U.S. Defense Department websites as part of a pilot project next month, the first such program ever by the federal government. “Hack the Pentagon” is modeled after similar competitions known as “bug bounties” conducted by many […]