Can we create a friendly artificial intelligence? Is such a thing impossible? We look at the best and worst case scenarios.
What is the concept of the Singularity? What are the different pathways? Is it really only a couple of decades away?
A recently launched project called Human Longevity Inc. intends, as co-founder Peter Diamandis put it, to “make 100 years old the new 60.” How do they plan to get us there? And will it work?
What's the perfect way for rovers to get around? Why settle on the wheel? We look at the challenges of designing rover mobility systems.
You’ve seen replicators feed the crew of Star Trek, but will real humans ever be able to press a button and zap an entire meal into existence? If so, are we anywhere close to that today?
How are robots used in medical procedures today? We look at the history, present and future of robotic surgery. Is it effective?
Is antigravity possible? From impractical flying machines to cities in the clouds, we take a look at science fiction technology that allows us to slip the bonds of Earth. Is any of it possible?
What is the future of sleep? Sleep is an important biological function - but could we engineer a way to eliminate it?
Is thorium the answer to our energy needs? We discuss the benefits and drawbacks of thorium as an energy source.
Seriously, is time travel possible? We take a look at the philosophy and physics of time travel.