An autonomous seismic station developed at MIPT is unmatched in terms of several key parameters Credit: MIPT The MIPT Center for Molecular Electronics (CME) has developed and tested a seismic station for hydrocarbon exploration. The new device has unparalleled bandwidth, enabling it to reveal the structure of underground reservoirs at […]

There are times a driver should take control of any driverless car system. Shutterstock/Chombosan Humans before animals and property. No discrimination as to who should survive. Safeguards against malicious hacking. These are just some of the world-first ethical rules being implemented in Germany regarding how autonomous vehicles are to be […]

Elon Musk’s Neuralink aims to develop “ultrahigh-bandwidth brain-computer interfaces” that will ultimately merge man and machine. Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Tesla CEO Elon Musk, perhaps the world’s most famous futurist, has made a career of pursuing far-fetched projects that have one leg planted firmly in science fiction. SpaceX aims to […]

Drones deliver more than just food. www.routexl.com, CC BY-NC-SA Scientists who build artificial intelligence and autonomous systems need a strong ethical understanding of the impact their work could have. More than 100 technology pioneers recently published an open letter to the United Nationson the topic of lethal autonomous weapons, or “killer robots”. […]