Throughout history, the pursuit of technology to help us work harder, faster and more safely has led to some truly incredible inventions that have changed the world we live in — from the ancient tools first used by our ancestors to 21st-century breakthroughs such as bionic eyes and artificial intelligence. Our expert writers and editors address the groundbreaking developments in robotics, quantum computing and much more with the latest future technology news, articles and features.
Tiny biological robots can move on their own, assemble into 'superbots' and encourage nerve cells regrow.
Today's infrared lasers are only powerful enough to disable aerial targets, but scientists now have the keys to building high-powered laser weaponry that can 'melt' distant targets.
An AI model found that 28% of non-smokers are at high risk of developing lung cancer, with 2.9% of high-risk individuals developing the disease within six years.
The robot was tested in a simulated Martian environment, and can one day be used to aid humanity's survival on the Red Planet.
Researchers have built a tool called PoseSonic that can accurately track a glasses wearer's upper body movements.
The hand was printed using a technique called slow-curing, which gives plastics more time to set and makes them more durable.
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Scientists train an AI on 700 years' worth of ocean data to build an equation that can predict when these "maritime monsters" will strike.
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