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 […]

MIT students win design competition for Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

MIT student engineers won a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk’ idea into a design for a Hyperloop to move pods of people at high speed. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was named the winner Saturday after a competition among more than 1,000 college students at Texas A&M […]

Apple builds secret team to kick-start virtual reality effort

Apple has assembled a large team of experts in virtual and augmented reality and built prototypes of headsets that could one day rival Facebook’s Oculus Rift or Microsoft’s Hololens, as it seeks new sources of growth beyond the iPhone. The secret research unit includes hundreds of staff from a series of carefully targeted acquisitions, as […]

Could Apple be selling cars soon?

Apple has registered domain names related to automobiles, adding to speculation about the company’s plans to develop an automobile. The iPhone maker registered the domain names, which include apple.car, apple.cars and apple.auto in December, according to domain information provider Who.is. MacRumors had first reported the news yesterday (Jan 8), but said the domain names could […]