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We Need To Know The Algorithms The Government Uses To Make Important Decisions About Us

In criminal justice systems, credit markets, employment arenas, higher education admissions processes and even social media networks, data-driven algorithms now drive decision-making in ways that touch our economic, social and civic lives. These software systems...

See Inside A Hyperloop Pod For The First Time

As cool as the idea of the Hyperloop might seem, getting thrusted forward at 1,220 kilometers per hour (760 miles per hour) in a tube might be enough to put some people off. So perhaps to ease the...

US Nuclear Weapons Computers Still Use Floppy Disks

Along with screeching modems and your Beanie Babies Geocities website, you’d think that floppy disks were long left behind in the early days of domestic computers. In fact, a recent study showed that only 14...

This Futuristic "Straddling Bus” Can Drive Itself Over Cars

The "straddling bus” is part mass transport, part tunnel. Beijing-based company Transit Explore Bus recently unveiled its latest concept design for its straddling colossus at the 19th International High Tech Expo in Beijing last weekend. The designer's main mission is...

Watch These Droplets Of Water Get Blown Up By A Laser

What would you shoot if you had the most powerful X-ray laser in the world? Researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California shot droplets of liquid, but the reason behind it is not at...

New Breakthrough In Athletic Wearable Technology

A future in which your clothes tell you how healthy you are has just become a step closer to reality. Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a flexible, wearable device that...

Scientists Have Actually Invented Sonic Screwdrivers And Levitation Gauntlets

Time Lords, rejoice. Scientists have invented what is essentially the prototype to a working sonic screwdriver, the device made famous by the time-traveling Gallifreyan star of "Doctor Who." Their technique uses multiple focused sound waves...

Amputee Gamer Gets Bionic Arm That Has Its Own Drone

When biological scientist James Young was pulled under a train in London in 2012, he feared the worst. His left foot was severed, and his left arm later had to be amputated to save his...

If You Use This Website, You Should Change Your Password

After the massive breaches on popular email services a few weeks ago, you’ve probably had to change a fair few passwords recently (or at least, you should have). Well, now it looks like there's another one to...

Solar Efficiency Record Smashed

Solar cells have been combined in a way that doesn't just break, but shatters the record for converting unconcentrated sunlight into electricity. The method is unlikely to be suitable for rooftop installation, but could prove...