Patents for technology to read people’s minds hugely increasing
Patents include technology to artificially alter people’s mood, control video games.
by Andrew Griffin
Farming Drones Approved By FAA After Testing In California’s Wine Country
“We can avoid problems with pests, we can treat a smaller area, and we can do it in an economical way.”
by Derek Shore

SpaceX to test 'eject button' for astronauts
“It is similar to an ejection seat for a fighter pilot, but instead of ejecting the pilot out of the spacecraft, the entire spacecraft is ‘ejected’ away from the launch vehicle.”
New GPS technology could open way for advances in virtual reality, scientists say
The new system could also enable collision avoidance technologies on cars and allow virtual reality (VR) headsets to be used outdoors…
by Adam Sherwin

VIDEO: DARPA Military Robots Get Ready For Battle
The next generation of tyranny?
by Live Leak
Scientists warn of chemicals in pizza boxes, carpet care
Chemicals known as PFASs.
by John Johnson

Cosmic rays could harm crew on Mars mission
Exposure led to inflammation in the brain and disrupted brain signaling.
by Randy Dotinga
CDC Cautions against Unprotected Sex with Ebola Survivors
Ebola virus persists longer in semen that previously thought.
by Julie Steenhuysen

Japan Plans Moon Landing
Another space race in the making.
by Elaine Kurtenbach
Japan robot receptionist welcomes shoppers
Android with lifelike skin and almost (but not quite) natural-looking movements…
by AFP

Textspeak Is Modernizing the Egnlish Language (*English)
Creative repurposing of symbols and marks to a new age of technology.
by Lauren Collister
'Isis' removed from official list of hurricane names
Replaced with ‘Ivette’…
by Brian Ries

NASA probe nearing close encounter with unexplored Pluto
Three months away from a close encounter…
by Irene Klotz
Jurassic Park in real life: The race to modify the DNA of endangered animals and resurrect extinct ones
It is without irony that some scientists are seriously raising the possibility of bringing back the mammoth from extinction to help prevent our own demise.
by Steve Connor

Spidergoats Are Here: Get Used To It
The truth is always stranger than fiction.
UK opposes international ban on developing 'killer robots'
Activists urge bar on weapons that launch attacks without human intervention as UN discusses future of autonomous weapons.
by Owen Bowcott