A team at NASA is proposing that sending astronauts to Venus' upper atmosphere may be more efficient (and somewhat safer) than sending them to Mars. Did we mention airships and cloud cities were mentioned in this proposal? It's science fiction that could someday become science fact.
On today's show, we tell you how one man is making history with dual bionic arms, why a team at NASA thinks we should look into sending astronauts to Venus instead of Mars, and when you might be able to purchase animated statues of your favorite characters.
Quantum dots have been successfully 3D printed into a contact lens, allowing the lens to project beams of light.
Sure, these exoskeleton shoes can help you run 25mph...but you're going to be in a world of hurt if you trip and fall. Would you buy a pair of boots that help you run as fast as an African bush elephant?
On today's show, we check out a guy who's running in bionic boots, a DJ who's taking his concert experiences to a whole new level, and a game that only lets you move once per day.
Japanese researchers are working on combining a group of machines (each learning a particular skill, like throwing, catching, or batting) into a single baseball-capable robot. We can't wait for a team of robo-players like Bot Ruth, Joe DiMotherboard, and Hank A-RAM.
On today's show, we discuss the possibility of androids playing baseball, Uber and Spotify's new partnership, and a music video inspired by the study of visual sound. Also, CNET's own Bridget Carey orders a drink from a robot bartender on a futuristic cruise ship.
After a riding accident left him without the use of his legs, Irish jockey Jonjo Bright thought he'd never walk again. Then he stepped into the Ekso suit.
An artificial ankle created at the MIT Media Lab is made of chips and sensors that work together to adjust ankle stiffness, power, and position. One wearer was able to dance the rumba.
Cybernetic Venus flytrap anyone? MIT researchers create plants that are part machine, all awesome, and could one day even be turned into living gas detectors.