Scientists create world's first mutant ants with gene editing technology

It may sound like a script for a science fiction movie, but scientists have created the world’s first mutant ants.

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Amazon Echo vs. Google Home in a virtual standoff

For decades, we have seen people talk to computers in science fiction movies. Dave spoke to HAL. Michael Knight was assisted by KITT. Captain Picard directed “Computer.” The computers were smart and personable, and they (usually) did what they were told.

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Rise of the machines? The danger of autonomous weapons

It’s a common theme in science fiction – machines rising up against their human masters. But it could be a real threat, warn researchers at the recent World Economic Forum. Unlike today’s drones, which are still controlled by human operators, autonomous weapons could potentially be programmed to select and engage targets on their own.

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Virtual Reality Goes Mainstream

Virtual reality has spent so much time in the realm of science fiction (think Star Trek or the Matrix movies) that perhaps the only surprising thing is that it has taken this long to become a rea…

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Cornell researchers show off shark tooth saw

It looks like a prop from a science fiction film or horror movie – a sawzall power tool outfitted with shark teeth instead of normal blades. The toothy contraption comes courtesy of Cornell University researchers who introduced the Jawzall at the annual Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology earlier this month.

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Scientists implant tiny robots inside live mice

Can robots travel inside living animals? It sounds like science fiction, but scientists have just made it a reality by implanting tiny nano-robots inside living mice. Researchers from the Department of Nanoengineering at the University of California, San Diego, published their report on the first successful tests of implanting micro robots designed to disperse drugs within a body, reports SmithsonianMag.com.

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