A project funded by a research agency of the US Department of Defense is now giving rise to concerns about being possibly misused for the purpose of biological warfare. The programme called 'Insect Allies' intends for insects to be used for dispersing genetically modified viruses to agricultural plants in fields.
No single, sonic gadget seems to explain such an odd, inconsistent array of physical responses.
Climate change will aggravate social and political tensions for decades to come unless action is taken, according to a new report commissioned by the G7 governments. The report, which was written by an international consortium, urges governments to make climate change a priority in foreign policy. It describes climate change as an “ultimate threat multiplier” that will aggravate fragile situation and may contribute to social upheaval and even violent conflict.
Given that sharing of personal information is an intrinsic part of social networking, many current services are subject to crucial privacy threats.
Knightscope is one of a growing number of companies using robots to help with work traditionally done by humans, or perhaps replace them altogether. The trend is accelerating as robots are made ever smarter, more agile, and more adaptable to specific tasks.
Millions of people could in future face starvation as an indirect result of the violent turmoil in the Middle East which has the highest concentration of wild crop plants needed to produce new food varieties, scientists said.
Scientists working at the cutting-edge of genetics say one possible application of a powerful new technology called genome editing has the potential to cause ecological mayhem and needs attention from regulators.
Online video monitoring using webcams.