French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crossed the the English Channel on Sunday, riding on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
Japan’s government approved a request for stem-cell experiments meant to create an animal-human hybrid and allow it to be brought to term.
The experiment, which still requires approval from the Japanese science ministry, would create animal embryos that contain human cells and transplant them into surrogate animals.
While other countries have experimented on creating human-animal embryos, Japan is now the first country to support experiments that will allow animals with human cells to come to full-term.
Elon Musk wants to get inside your brain. No, seriously. That’s the root of a new endeavor he announced July 16 in a presentation livestreamed from California Academy of Science. It’s called Neuralink , and the name is pretty literal.
Neuralink’s goal is to link microscopic processors in your brain with threads more narrow than human hair. Those threads read activity in the brain’s neurons and permit the user to control things with the mind, sending data to sensors on the skull—data which is then processed by a hearing aid-like computer worn behind one ear.
Elon Musk’s start-up Neuralink is aiming to connect the human brain with a machine interface “before the end of next year”, the CEO announced on Tuesday.
During a Q&A session, Elon Musk said Neuralink had begun testing its brain-computer interface technology on rats and monkeys.
Elon Musk took his colleagues by surprise with an unplanned announcement at a presentation by his secretive neurotechnology company, Neuralink, on Tuesday.
Musk cofounded Neuralink in 2016. Its goal is to create a chip that could enable a “brain-computer interface.” And according to Musk, the company has already had some success — with monkeys.
A ‘sewing machine-like’ robot implants threads directly into the brain.
While we waited for Neuralink to present the progress it’s made over the last couple of years in brain-computer interface technology, the New York Times and Bloomberg published information from an early briefing and it’s stuff that’s straight out of science fiction. The Elon Musk-backed company claims its “sewing machine-like” robot will be able to implant threads deep into a human brain.
The capital of Japan always seems to be ahead of the curve. In fact, many of the people behind futuristic films and television shows look to Tokyo for inspiration on how to design a city to be as modern and cutting edge as possible.
When it’s dark, the already innovative buildings throughout the city often light up in multiple colors, making Tokyo look even more advanced than it does in the daytime. Pictures of the city at night are magical and can often take your breath away. Here are a few examples of some of the modern advancements in Tokyo looking their most futuristic. Continue at Source: 10 Stunning Photos Of Tokyo At Night That Look Like They’re From The Future
“Trends such as digitalisation and responsible tourism are unique state-of-the-art concepts, transforming the entire hospitality industry globally and regionally. Phenomena such as IoT will enable the potential of the region and drive economic growth for local governments to support these developments,” said Matthieu De Clercq, partner, public sector, Oliver Wyman. Read more at Source: The future of tourism: 7 travel trends you should know
Innovations and disruptions are becoming increasingly common as they occur at never before seen rates. Many of the technologies that we expect to shape the future have already started making an impact on our lives. Yet, recent developments in these areas are pointing to significant repercussions that these technologies will have on our everyday lives in the future, often in unexpected ways.
Here are six key trends in technology that will impact our lives over the next decade.