Mikhail Lukin, (glasses) Professor of Physics, Tobias Ticke (green shirt)  and Jeff Thompson, (red shirt) have succeeded in building switches which consist of a single atom, which can be turned on or off using a single photon. The switches could one day be the backbone of ultra-secure networks of quantum computers in the Lyman Lab at Harvard University. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

First step towards a quantum internet.

Harvard researchers have succeeded in creating quantum switches that can be turned on and off using a single photon, a technological achievement that could…

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A Bionic Future

This short documentary looks at incredible advances in bionic technology that have enabled paraplegics to walk. Directed by Maris Curran.  


Cyborg Foundation

Neil Harbisson was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that causes complete colour blindness. In 2004, Harbisson and Adam Montandon developed the eyeborg, a…

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Renaissance Man: Donald Ekhoff

A short documentary about Donald L Ekhoff, an American inventor and entrepreneur who has spent a lifetime at the coal face of American ingenuity….

Two 30-centimetre-long Earth-observing CubeSats were released from the International Space Station in February. Photo: Nature Magazine.

Cube Satellites prove their scientific power

In the hands of America’s brightest undergraduates, cube satellites; milk carton-sized space instruments have found room on recent launches to demonstrate their unique strengths….

Photo: 2012 CBS Interactive

Google and AGI

Shane Legg, one of the founders of DeepMind, forecasts the creation of “a system with basic vision, basic sound processing, basic movement control, and…


Using The Power Of Brain Waves To Prevent Car And Plane Hijackings

Plane hijackings may be prevented by using BRAIN WAVE BIOMETRICS “to achieve continuous or on-demand authentication for users – whether an automobile driver or…

Photo: Planet Labs

Tiny Satellites That Could Have Found the Plane Within Hours

A company called Planet Labs is in the process of activating a squadron of tiny satellites that they released from the International Space Station…


Digital Sixth Sense

The realization of a broad, interconnected, digital sixth sense could be only about three to five years away.The digital sixth sense is one in…

Photo: The Atlantic

Robot to be Untethered

Everyone’s favorite terrifying humanoid is about to lose the system of cables and tubes that feeds it a steady diet of power, fluids and…