Posts tagged human
The current generation of robots always seem so, well, robotic. Their herky-jerky movements are the result of the stiff wires and pulleys that contract and expand to move their limbs. But what if robo-muscles were more like our own; strong, yet supple, self-sufficient for long periods of time (think of the human battery life versus a robot’s) and able to make complex fine motor movements like writing or sewing. Read more
Another Friday the 13th is almost upon us, and it will inevitably raise fears of bad luck in some people. It’s 2013; we have satellites in orbit, we can talk live on small portable devices between nearly any two points on Earth, and we can see more cat videos in one day than our forefathers could have dared dream of. Read more
Pah! I don’t believe in Friday 13th. *taps on wood*
Sexuality is more about just being gay or straight. New research shows that many people ignore or don’t believe in bi and asexuality, despite the fact there’s scientific evidence supporting the existence of both. Laci Green looks at why this is.
Could human memories be uploaded and stored — just like data — in a computer? Scientists say not now, but in the coming decades it’s likely we’ll be able to store our memories in a way that allows us to retrieve them later. Long the stuff of science fiction novels, this kind of merger between computer technology and the human brain is being pushed by new findings in neuroscience, as well as advances in computer science and artificial intelligence. Read more