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Christopher de la Torre

Can DNA Prove Your Nationality?

Controversy surrounding a new proposal in the United Kingdom is proof that genetics is starting to shape the world. In 2009, the U.K. Border Agency (UKBA) unveiled a program that would genetically test East...

The Art of Transhumanism

Technology and art relate more to each other than you might think. Art mimics life. And it's an understatement to say that technology is changing the way we live. The Transhumanist movement embraces technologies like...

Cyberwarfare – Virtual Attacks Could Come From Anywhere

Remote-controlled war. If the concept doesn’t scare the living daylights out of you, we don’t know what will. A recent report compiled by former White House Homeland Security advisor Paul Kurtz details an unfolding...

Ingestible Surgical Robots—Hard To Swallow Concept?

Medical robots are advancing at phenomenal speed, and within years micro-sized robots could be assisting surgeons with operations from inside their patients. Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna’s CRIM Lab in Italy has developed...

The AI Doctor Is Ready To See You

Say hello to the healthcare revolution. Of the technology kind. Most of us don’t realize it, but artificial intelligence has invaded medicine. Smart software is now poised to assist doctors with diagnosing...

Robot Pharmacists Are Picking Your Medications—Literally

Dispensing medicine is about to get more efficient. New Jersey’s Holy Name Hospital is using robot pharmacists to package, store and dispense medications, while an automated system at an Ohio children's hospital is preparing...

New Age of Exploration: Robots Swarm into Land, Sea, and Space

Has the age of human explorers come to an end? There are several projects underway that are sending robots where humans dare not tread. Scientists are ramping up to deploy hundreds of aquatic drones...

Bio-Fab Ready to Distribute Building Blocks of Synthetic Life

The first biological design-build facility in the world announced that it will soon be able to synthesize chemicals, fuels and new drugs by manipulating the elements necessary to make microbes. Initiated by a grant...

Now Your Cell Phone Can Take Out the Trash

Recycling takes to the road. Good urban hygiene is a must for any 21st-century city, but it isn’t easy. Enter DustBot—a real-life Wall-E robot that can sniff out garbage, pick it up and drop...

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