The Curious History of the Microwave Oven

History of the Microwave Oven

They used to be something of a novelty: a high-end kitchen appliance you would sometimes find in restaurants, cruise ships, or trains. Now you are likely to find a microwave oven in any home within a power grid.

Google Claims Quantum Supremacy, IBM says No

Google Claims Quantum Supremacy

Researchers from Google say they have successfully demonstrated that a quantum computer is capable of performing a task beyond the reach of even the most powerful binary supercomputer.

The Dawn of Thinking Machines: How Robots Will Change Our Lives

Robots Will Change Our Lives

To this day, experts have yet to agree on a universally-accepted definition for the word “robot.” The usual criteria include autonomy, an ability to alter its surroundings, intelligence, and the possession of a body. Things get tricky beyond these basic principles. How intelligent must a machine be to qualify as a robot? Is a washing […]

Killer Combination: Pandemics in the Age of Social Media and Fake News

“When it took hold in a house, it often happened that no one remained who had not died,” Baldassarre Bonaiuti wrote of the Black Death in 1348. “And it was not just that men and women died, but even sentient animals died. Dogs, cats, chickens, oxen, donkeys, and sheep showed the same symptoms and died […]

The Internet of Tomorrow…

Source: Techstars Change has always been constant but the rate at which change occurs certainly hasn’t! The 20th century saw accelerating change in medicine, employment, social interaction, the environment and just about everything else including technology. That pace of change has accelerated almost exponentially sine the clock ticked over to the 21st century. There are […]

This 3D Pen Printer May Be the Answer to Osteoarthritis

It looks like it won’t be long before we can finally say goodbye to osteoarthritis, thanks to 3D bioprinting technology. You’ve probably read about 3D printed bionic hands. Or that medical miracle a couple of years ago when surgeons implanted a 3D printed rib cage and sternum on a lung cancer patient. Today, the spotlight […]

World’s first passenger drone to operate over Dubai this summer!

Ehang 184

It was just last year (2016) when intelligent aerial vehicle company, Ehang, unveiled its human-sized, single-rider drone to the industry in Las Vegas. Known as the Ehang 184, the quadcopter was built with the goal of “providing [a] medium-short distance communication and transportation solution” in the future. It can carry one passenger weighing up to 220 pounds (100 kg) and a small […]