A tattoo magazine and a Brazilian ad agency are behind SkinBook, a creepy little notebook with pages of synthetic human skin. It's designed for artists to "sketch" ideas into, protecting real human skin from the ravages of inexperienced tattooers while they practice their craft.
On today's show, Ashley and Khail break down the VR news from Google I/O, check out a creepy notebook made of fake skin for "sketching" tattoos and express concerns about MIT's cheetah-bot, which can now hurdle over obstacles without slowing down.
Scientists from Stanford University figure out a way to make "human cortical spheroids," little balls of brain cells that could offer insights into the complexities of our actual gray matter.
Humans are as "Earth-changing as a meteor strike," says a researcher who has proposed a new start date for the so-called Anthropocene, or "human epoch."
A 19-year-old college student in England contracted a microscopic parasite called Acanthamoeba that started eating her left eye. The other scary part: how she got it.
Technically Incorrect: An Israeli professor says the amalgamation of man and machine will be the "biggest evolution in the history of biology" in 4 billion years.
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have developed algorithms that allow robots to learn by making mistakes -- just like a real person.
On today's show, Khail and Ashley cover a variety of future tech crowdfunding efforts, including an updated satellite time capsule for alien life forms, fabric made by 3D printing liquids onto metal molds, and a basic cell phone that can only make or receive calls. #TDMessage
The New Horizons spacecraft is at the center of a crowdfunding/sourcing effort to update onboard data about humanity for intelligent life forms that may come across it in the future. If we know the Internet like we think we do, we're assuming aliens will someday experience a RickRoll.
Technically Incorrect: To hype a new TV show, Britain's Channel 4 releases an ad that purports to offer your own synthetic human being. And it's slightly disturbing.