With significant advances in robotics and AI, technology leaders have called for safeguards to avoid "destabilizing effects." They warned that "once this Pandora's box is opened, it will be hard to close."
The Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in the last days of World War Two after it had delivered components for the atomic bomb to be dropped on Hiroshima. Microsoft founder Paul Allen's team found the wreck.
On August 20, 1977, spacecraft Voyager 2 took off to explore our galaxy. Voyager 1 followed 16 days later. The space probes have left our solar system and are headed for new adventures in the Milky Way.
The year 2016 broke records for our warming planet. And it won't be the last, says Deke Arndt, head of the climate monitoring branch at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. He tells DW water will be increasingly important.
Many think it's a sacrilege to mix water with whisk(e)y, but real connoisseurs know that a few drops of water enhances the taste. They are right - and researchers have discovered why.
The year 2016 broke records for our warming planet, and climate expert Deke Arndt says it won't be the last. He tells DW that access to water - having too much or not enough - will be increasingly important.
Major tech firms are denying services to white supremacists in response to Charlottesville violence. The crackdown is a rare departure for an industry that has faced criticism for not doing enough to block hate speech.
One day, these tiny leopard tortoises will weigh more than 100 pounds - but first, they're going to have to eat a lot of watermelon. Want to know more about the cute vegetarians? Watch here.
Many recreational drugs cooked in hidden labs around the world today were origianlly desigend by German chemists, the military and German firms.
Researchers in Würzburg have developed a chewing gum that tastes bitter in mouths with too many bacteria. That could help people who have dental implants detect infections early on.
When a cosmic event starts appearing in ad campaigns, you know it's something big and on everyone's mind. The total solar eclipse on August 21 has a cameo in an advert for Apple's virtual assistant Siri. Here's why.
Could wood reshape the auto industry? Researchers in Austria hope so. They want to see wood replace steel and plastic parts. Plus, why e-scooters are taking off in Taiwan.
Researchers at the OSU Wexner Medical Center have developed a micro chip, which can transfer genetic code into cells, without any surgery. How does it work? Take a look!
The Namib desert in southern Africa is a hostile place: scorching hot by day, freezing at night, and there is little to eat in the barren landscape. But an amazing array of species has evolved here. Here's why.
Scorching hot by day, freezing at night, scarce water and food supplies - the Namib desert in southern Africa is a hard place to live. But these animals have found ways to cope with the hostile conditions.
Desperate to break into the Chinese market, Facebook has discreetly developed and rolled out a photo-sharing app called "Colorful Balloons." The app has no Facebook branding and was released through a local Chinese firm.
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