China’s ambitious space mission to hunt and ‘capture’ asteroids

A senior government space scientist said China was considering mounting a mission to “capture” an asteroid and try to fire it into the moon’s orbit within a decade, state media reported.

Artificial intelligence more of a secretary than a Skynet | The National

Artificial intelligence (AI) has evolved into a personal digital assistant rather than a physical machine like the Terminator, says Samer Shoueiry of the creative communications group Publicis Communications.

Nike, Adidas adding robots to supply chain to deliver shoes customers want faster

Nearly 20% of production for Nike Inc. and Adidas AG shoes will move to more automated factories by 2023 due to a “buy now/wear now” shopping environment forced by the shift to e-commerce, Morgan Stanley forecasted.

Brace for an interesting year | The Japan Times

LONDON – The main message of 2016 was that we are entering a period of economic and political upheaval comparable to the industrial revolution of 1780-1850, and nothing expressed that message more clearly than Donald Trump’s desire to appoint Andrew Puzder as his secretary of labor — even though it’s clear that neither man understands the message.

Japanese city tags elderly dementia sufferers with barcodes | The Japan Times

A city has introduced a novel way to keep track of senior citizens with dementia who are prone to getting lost: tagging their fingers and toes with scannable barcodes.

With these glasses, a legally blind teen can see — and shoot 3s with...

An Ontario teen who is legally blind not only got to hang out with a couple of Harlem Globetrotters recently — he was able to actually see them, thanks to technology from a Toronto startup.

Scalable-manufactured randomized glass-polymer hybrid metamaterial for daytime radiative cooling | Science

Passive radiative cooling draws heat from surfaces and radiates it into space as infrared radiation to which the atmosphere is transparent.

All inherited diseases and cancers could soon be eradicated, expert says

All inherited diseases and cancers could be cured in the coming decades, according to a leading British expert.

Drug Discovery AI to Scour a Universe of Molecules for Wonder Drugs

On a dark night, away from city lights, the stars of the Milky Way can seem uncountable.

The startup behind chewable coffee is launching a performance-enhancing ‘superhuman fuel’ — we gave...

About 13 years ago, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) asked the scientific community to create a food that soldiers could take onto the battlefield.