People using fewer words as Twitter turns ten
Twitter recently celebrated its tenth birthday. Around 200 billion messages are sent on it each year. People are using fewer words than ever to express themselves – should we be worried?
Google car crash casts doubt on robot powers
One of Google’s self-driving cars crashed into a bus in the USA. But the company says that its experiments with robots will change the world. Are they right?
Great x-pectations: TED teens show their inventions
Some of the world’s most inspired teens were at the TEDx conference on Saturday. Their ideas could allow everyone to have clean water, and increase the amount of food being harvested.
Exploding hoverboards spoil Christmas for many
Humans are always drawn to the latest gadgets and inventions — especially at Christmas. But they often disappoint. Is it time to focus on simpler (and more reliable) pleasures?
Robocops fuel fears of machines ‘eating jobs’
The Democratic Republic of Congo has introduced robotic police to direct traffic. But as we see more and more robots in our workforce, will they free us up or simply leave us jobless?
The age of robot chefs
A London company has made a robot capable of cooking meals and plans to be selling it by 2017. Will humans soon be able to give all difficult jobs to machines?
Chinese robot lands on the moon
A Chinese spacecraft has landed on the moon’s surface. It is an important step in China’s space agenda. But will other countries try to rival and catch up with...
Designers plan underwater cities
Life on earth may become more difficult in the future so Japanese designers propose an amazing solution — build new cities beneath the ocean waves. Will it ever happen?