By: Jennifer Hunter
The author of Sapiens, a new history of humankind, says technology is transforming us from biological creatures to something akin to bionic cyborgs. “This is not science fiction,” Yuval Noah Harari tells The Star’s Jennifer Hunter. “Look at how humans are becoming inseparable from mobile phones . . .”
Modern humans are . . . → Read More: What’s next for Homosapiens?
XYZprinting announced it has created an all-in-one 3D printer and scanner for sale starting today at $800.
The Da Vinci 1.0 all-in-one 3D printer allows just about anyone to create a 3D-printed object, and that’s one of the requirements for mass adoption of the new technology. By adding a scanner to the 3D printer, XYZprinting has lowered . . . → Read More: Scanner and 3D printer combo device by Taiwan
This new invention by the students of Usman Institute of Technology (UIT) may put to rest all those who are upset with the rigging that takes place during elections.
A group of final-year students at the technical institute have developed an online voting system that uses iris recognition. “The current voting system in Pakistan . . . → Read More: UIT students introduce innovative online voting system
By Hasan Ehtisham
Pakistan has reached a remarkable milestone in scientific research by becoming an associate member of the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN). Pakistan is the first Asian country that became an associate member. Geneva-based CERN is world’s leading physics research centre that was founded in 1953 by twelve European nations. It leads . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s associate membership to CERN
Harvard scientists have built the world’s first working Transformer robot, inspired by the ancient Japanese paper-folding art of origami.
The alien robots that feature in the Transformer movies conceal their true nature by taking on the form of cars and trucks. The scientists’ robot has yet to reach that level of technical deception and disguises itself – . . . → Read More: Transformers are here… for real
Google announced on Tuesday a partnership with the European drug maker Novartis to develop a smart contact lens with the potential to monitor the wearer’s blood sugar levels.
The agreement is among recent moves into the health care sector by technology giants including Apple and Samsung as they . . . → Read More: Health care to benefit from Google technology
(By Caitlin Dewey) Facebook’s explosive study on user feelings and the newsfeed reads like something straight out of a bad sci-fi movie. There’s “emotional contagion.” Dire ethical qualms. The cold, thoughtless manipulation of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable humans by the oppressive Facebook machine.
It’s terrifying, right? Overwhelming? Confusing, even? But fortunately, rather than let you . . . → Read More: The creepy Facebook experiment
When the Curiosity rover set out last July on its much-anticipated drive to the Mars mission’s ultimate destination — the three-mile-high science prize called Mount Sharp — everyone knew the going might get rough. The terrain ahead was more rugged than anything experienced before, and the winter nighttime temperatures regularly plunged to 120 . . . → Read More: Mars Curiosity Rover heads for the promised land
GOOGLE are set to revolutionise the motor industry with the launch of a driverless car that has no steering wheel, gear stick or pedals.
The smart car uses lasers, sensors, cameras and mapping software to chauffeur you to your destination, avoiding crashes along the way.
. . . → Read More: Revolutionizing the car industry, Google does it best
By Dr Umar Saif
For many citizens of Pakistan, interacting with the government for even the most basic facilities, such as obtaining a domicile, registering a property or acquiring a driving licencebecomes a difficult process fraught with uncertainty, corruption and bribery. The rigidity of government processes and lack of monitoring within . . . → Read More: Technology for the betterment of society