How Universal Basic Income Will Save Us From the Robot Uprising

Robots are poised to eliminate millions of jobs over the coming decades. We have to address the coming epidemic of "technological unemployment" if we're to avoid crippling levels of poverty and societal collapse. Here's how a guaranteed basic income will help — and why it's absolutely inevitable. » 10/31/14 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Researchers Have Just Found A Better Way To Edit DNA

Sorry CRISPR, but there's a new genomic editor in town — and this one's better than you. It's a new approach to site-specific gene targeting that will allow scientists to safely replace disease-causing genes with functional copies. And they've already used it to relieve the effects of hemophilia in mice. » 10/30/14 12:20pm Yesterday 12:20pm

Self-Driving Vehicles May Usher in a New Era of Extreme Driving

We're on the verge of a new era, where self-driving cars promise to make road transportation safe, efficient and, well, kind of dull. But, for those who will still crave the open road, automated cars in cities might free up designers to create vehicles built explicitly to enjoy driving outside of populated areas. » 10/29/14 10:40am Wednesday 10:40am

Incredible Photographs of the Hungarian Internet Tax Protests

Thousands of people in Budapest, Hungary, protested an "internet tax" proposed by the country's right-wing ruling party Fidesz. The tax would force Hungarians to pay 150 forints ($0.60) per gigabyte of data traffic. In these photographs taken by Cink's Attila Nagy, you can see the massive protest firsthand. » 10/27/14 10:59am Monday 10:59am

What If You Awoke One Morning Transformed Into A Robot?

Acclaimed Japanese director Oriza Hirata is releasing a stage production of Kafka's surrealist classic The Metamorphosis. But in this production, our tortured protagonist does not wake to find himself transformed into a bug. Instead, he's an android. And remarkably, an actual robot gets to star in the show. » 10/09/14 7:20am 10/09/14 7:20am

This ​DARPA Video Puts You In The Cockpit Of Its Tank Of The Future

DARPA believes the future of tank warfare won't be heavily armored lumbering beasts, but fast-moving, agile vehicles, augmented by "intelligent systems" to avoid incoming threats. A newly released video shows how a head-up display would project an array of information directly into the field of view of the driver. » 10/08/14 8:40am 10/08/14 8:40am