Scientists suggest life on Earth may have been carried here in streams of space dust

SCIENTISTS SUGGEST LIFE ON EARTH MAY HAVE BEEN CARRIED HERE IN STREAMS OF SPACE DUST

Scientists have suggested life on our planet might have originated from biological particles brought to Earth in streams of space dust. In...

The all new Factor Magazine is here - your guide to how today, tomorrow and beyond are being shaped

THE ALL NEW FACTOR MAGAZINE IS HERE - YOUR GUIDE TO HOW TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND ARE BEING SHAPED

Guess who's back, back again. It's been a few months, but Factor has returned with a bigger and better format, bringing the same future...

 
 
 
US scientists have begun editing genes inside patients to cure a disease that currently requires weekly treatment

US SCIENTISTS HAVE BEGUN EDITING GENES INSIDE PATIENTS TO CURE A DISEASE THAT CURRENTLY REQUIRES WEEKLY TREATMENT

For the first time, US scientists have attempted to edit the DNA of cells inside a patient in order to permanently cure a disease that...

China's energy needs are being blamed for global carbon emissions rising for the first time in four years

CHINA'S ENERGY NEEDS ARE BEING BLAMED FOR GLOBAL CARBON EMISSIONS RISING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR YEARS

China's growing energy needs have been blamed for global carbon emissions rising in 2017, following three years of them remaining constant. Research...

 
 
 
Igloo Vision brings large-scale shared VR experience to the US

IGLOO VISION BRINGS LARGE-SCALE SHARED VR EXPERIENCE TO THE US

A shared virtual reality experience that sees users view VR content together inside a large geodesic dome is coming to the US. Shropshire,...

Uber Announces Plans to Launch Flying Taxis by 2020

UBER ANNOUNCES PLANS TO LAUNCH FLYING TAXIS BY 2020

Uber's chief product officer, Jeff Holden, has announced that the ride-sharing company will make flying taxis available in Los Angeles...

 
 
 
Oracle CEO: The interface of the future won't include a touchscreen

ORACLE CEO: THE INTERFACE OF THE FUTURE WON'T INCLUDE A TOUCHSCREEN

The user interface of the future will render the ubiquitous touchscreen to history, Mark Hurd, CEO of technology giant Oracle, has...

“FULLY SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE HERE”: WAYMO BECOMES FIRST COMPANY TO REMOVE HUMAN DRIVERS, ANNOUNCES DRIVERLESS UBER RIVAL

In a landmark moment for self-driving cars, Google's driverless car company Waymo has announced that it has begun testing the car without...

 
 
 
UN Secretary-General: We risk “massive unemployment” unless we start preparing for automation

UN SECRETARY-GENERAL: WE RISK “MASSIVE UNEMPLOYMENT” UNLESS WE START PREPARING FOR AUTOMATION

We need to start preparing for the major upheaval that automation is bringing to avoid large-scale unemployment, António Guterres,...

Driverless cars are just four years away from UK road use, but Brits still have significant concerns

DRIVERLESS CARS ARE JUST FOUR YEARS AWAY FROM UK ROAD USE, BUT BRITS STILL HAVE SIGNIFICANT CONCERNS

Driverless cars are set to roll out on UK roads by 2021, with plans in motion to change UK insurance in response. However, despite...

 
 
 
The European Space Agency is searching for a doctor to test how humans handle extreme environments

THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY IS SEARCHING FOR A DOCTOR TO TEST HOW HUMANS HANDLE EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS

The European Space Agency is searching for doctors who want to be part of humanity's shift to a multi-planet species. The agency posted...

Astronomers surprised by the discovery of a monster planet that should not exist

ASTRONOMERS SURPRISED BY THE DISCOVERY OF A MONSTER PLANET THAT SHOULD NOT EXIST

A ‘monster' planet, which according to classic theories of planet formation shouldn't exist, has been discovered orbiting a distant...

 
 
 
The Royal College of Physicians says 44 UK cities are in breach of safety guidelines on air pollution

THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS SAYS 44 UK CITIES ARE IN BREACH OF SAFETY GUIDELINES ON AIR POLLUTION

The Royal College of Physicians has today published research that shows 44 UK cities are in breach of recommended World Health Organization...

Researchers discover the date of the oldest solar eclipse ever recorded and use it to date Egyptian pharaoh's reigns

RESEARCHERS DISCOVER THE DATE OF THE OLDEST SOLAR ECLIPSE EVER RECORDED AND USE IT TO DATE EGYPTIAN PHARAOH'S REIGNS

Researchers interested in relating scientific knowledge to the Bible believe they may have pinpointed the date of the oldest solar...

 
 
 

SCIENTISTS REVEAL TINY ROBOBEES THAT CAN SWIM, FLY AND HANDLE SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS

A group of scientists have revealed the RoboBee - an aerial-to-aquatic robot that can fly, dive into water, swim, propel itself back...

SCIENTISTS ARE BAFFLED BY A 374-MILLION-YEAR-OLD TREE THAT IS MORE COMPLEX THAN THOSE WE SEE TODAY

Scientists have been left mystified by fossils from a 374-million-year-old tree found in north-west China, which shows that early trees...

 
 
 
Robot-assisted surgeries may be popular, but research suggests augmenting surgeons with robots isn't worth the time or money

ROBOT-ASSISTED SURGERIES MAY BE POPULAR, BUT RESEARCH SUGGESTS AUGMENTING SURGEONS WITH ROBOTS ISN'T WORTH THE TIME OR MONEY

Surgeons removing patients' kidneys in keyhole surgeries are better off working without robot assistance because using tech can result...

NASA astronaut spends the day taking pictures of Earth and asks people all over the world to do the same

NASA ASTRONAUT SPENDS THE DAY TAKING PICTURES OF EARTH AND ASKS PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD TO DO THE SAME

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik has spent the day photographing Earth from the International Space Station , while inviting people all...

 
 
 
Human habitat located on the Moon that will shield us from its extreme elements

HUMAN HABITAT LOCATED ON THE MOON THAT WILL SHIELD US FROM ITS EXTREME ELEMENTS

Researchers have discovered a potential habitat on the Moon, which may protect astronauts from hazardous conditions on the surface. No...

Google's Alphabet is Developing the Neighbourhood of the Future in Toronto

GOOGLE'S ALPHABET IS DEVELOPING THE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF THE FUTURE IN TORONTO

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has announced that Sidewalk Labs, its urban innovation unit, will design a high-tech neighbourhood...

 
 
 



Best Black Friday UK tablet deals: Apple, Amazon Fire, Huawei, Lenovo and...

Best Black Friday UK tablet deals: Apple, Amazon Fire, Huawei, Lenovo and Acer tablet bargains

With Christmas coming up fast, sales season is picking up the pace, especially as Black Friday is upon us.There's no better time to snaffle a quality Christmas present for a... Read more ...

Today only: Amazon has a huge Black Friday sale on SanDisk memory products

Today only: Amazon has a huge Black Friday sale on SanDisk memory products

Yup, this is the one you've been waiting for boys and girls. SanDisk storage devices and memories cards are always among the hottest product lines during the Black Friday... Read more ...

The best Black Friday 2017 games deals on Nintendo, PS4, Xbox, and PC

The best Black Friday 2017 games deals on Nintendo, PS4, Xbox, and PC

It's been more than a year since Sony released its PlayStation 4 Pro , and just one month after the release of Microsoft's similar Xbox One X. If you've been sitting on the... Read more ...

Sponsored Deal: PureVPN Black Friday Sale $49.99 For 2-Year VPN Protection

Sponsored Deal: PureVPN Black Friday Sale $49.99 For 2-Year VPN Protection

A reliable VPN is not only something that is worth having, but nowadays is something you should have. At the basic level VPNs provide access to geoblocked content but more... Read more ...

Best graphics cards 2017 for 1080p, 1440p and 4K gaming

Best graphics cards 2017 for 1080p, 1440p and 4K gaming

There are almost too many top graphics cards to choose from, which is why this here article is all about identifying the single best GPU you can get for playing games at 1080p... Read more ...

Microsoft reveals its Xbox One Black Friday deals

Microsoft reveals its Xbox One Black Friday deals

After teasing its Black Friday deals earlier this week, Microsoft today announced specific Black Friday deals related to its Xbox brand. Leading the tech giant's Black Friday... Read more ...

This limited edition PS4 Pro comes with Destiny 2 and is now on sale for $350

This limited edition PS4 Pro comes with Destiny 2 and is now on sale for $350

We didn't expect a lot of PS4 Pro deals this year, so this is a nice surprise! Amazon is selling the PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Limited Edition Console - Destiny 2 Bundle for only... Read more ...

Le duo Nokia 5 et enceinte JBL Clip 2 à seulement 169 euros

Le duo Nokia 5 et enceinte JBL Clip 2 à seulement 169 euros

Les mobinautes nomades pourraient bien être intéressés par ce pack à petit prix regroupant un smartphone Android correct et une enceinte portable reconnue. Read more ...

Oculus Rift price just hit rock-bottom for Black Friday

Oculus Rift price just hit rock-bottom for Black Friday

Oculus Rift began its life as a pretty expensive, niche product. At $599, it was a product for the unabashed bleeding-edge tech lovers out there. Over time, the Oculus Rift has... Read more ...

Everything from VPNs to stunt drones, here's TNW Deals Black Friday preview sale

Everything from VPNs to stunt drones, here's TNW Deals Black Friday preview sale

Black Friday hasn't officially arrived, but it's definitely making its presence known. A ton of tech sales have already begun, which could mean quantities will be low by the... Read more ...