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Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Ex Machina Brims With Robot Fun and Mind Games

In upcoming sci-fi film, Ex Machina, writer and director Alex Garland gets ambitious. All we’ve got is a trailer so far. But it’s a tantalizing clip that manages to run through a range of cinematic...

Neuroscientists Discover ESP — But Is That A Good Thing?

In The Peripheral, the new stunner by cyberpunk godfather William Gibson, the reader is treated to a look at the future. It’s inexact, this future. The author, delightfully, gives it no date. Maybe it’s...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Nov 8)

In light of Halloween, a tragic failure for the space industry, and another voting cycle in the U.S., this week saw a proliferation of articles all about different kinds of fear. Here at Hub, we avoid fearmongering as a...
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Students Link Brains to Fire Video Game Cannon

You know how Professor X wears that funny helmet to amplify his brainwaves whenever he uses Cerebro to find mutants in X Men? Of course you do. (And if not—go here.) Turns out, that...

Prehistoric DNA: 45,000-Year-Old Modern Human Genome the Oldest Yet Sequenced

An international consortium of scientists report sequencing the full genome of a man who lived 45,000 years ago. The DNA was isolated from a thighbone found in 2008 in a Siberian town called Ust’-Ishim. Published in Nature,...

Which emerging technology will most redefine what it means to be human?

Neil Harbisson, who dons an electronic eye that enables him to hear color and is the world's first government-recognized cyborg, has famously said, "I don’t feel that I’m using technology. I don’t feel that I’m wearing technology....

The Internet of Things Should ‘Rattle the Imagination’

We’ve often written about the “Internet of Things.” This is the idea that as chips get smaller, more energy efficient, and more connected, we’ll embed them in everything around us to enliven inanimate objects and...

Why Fabrics May Soon Yield More Health Data Than Devices

Imagine a world where your outfit makes more than a fashion statement. Thanks to miniaturization and state-of-the-art integration of electronics, smart clothing is a burgeoning new space in which sensors are now fixed, woven, and...

Welcome to the New Singularity Hub!

We're excited today to officially announce the new direction of our site! Singularity Hub, published by Singularity University, has operated since 2008 as a scitech blog offering daily news coverage, feature articles, analysis, and insights on...

Which New Technology Will Win the Race to Repair and Replace Our Organs?

An extraordinary competition is underway—one that could be more impactful to the human species than any other technological rivalry to come before it. Soon, the radical concept of substantially improving or outright replacing our...

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Lost Over Mojave Desert

The European Space Agency recently made a short film to celebrate the Rosetta mission to visit and land on a comet. The film is aptly titled, “Ambition." What is space exploration if not ambitious?...

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