Did you know that you can use physics and chemistry to create food with remarkably unique tastes, textures, and properties? Imagine a cocktail that has been compressed into a spherical piece of ice. Or how about a piece of transparent ravioli that disappears when you drop it into the water? You could even create ice
Fitness trackers are all the rage these days. They let us track our steps, improve our sleep, and count calories with dizzying precision. Lots of people have used them to great effect in fitness and dietary plans. But one area that's been sorely lacking is mental health. For all the methods at our disposal for
The downsides of technological progress have been well documented in science fiction stories for more than a hundred years now. So why does it feel like we can’t recognize some of these prophesies, even as they stare us in the face? That’s one of the questions being raised by the so-called Internet of Things and
Shakespeare once said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. While I can’t verify the Bard’s statement, I will say that my eyesight probably isn’t the best. After two decades of playing computer games and reading books in the dark, I’ve resigned myself to a likely future in which I’m reliant on glasses.
It’s no big surprise that, throughout the next few decades, certain everyday tasks will allow for automated alternatives. Whether it’s a self-driving car that can replace a taxi driver, or a tabletop kiosk to replace your server, robots will soon be everywhere—and we’ll have fewer jobs than ever because of it. It’s actually something that’s