Drew Turney

Drew Turney is a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles.

Drew Turney is a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles.

  • Orca will change US battle-readiness

    Looking ahead to the era of the XLUUV.

    There’s no doubt drones are becoming lynchpins in the future of US warfare. Barack Obama authorised 506 drone strikes...

    July 28, 2019
  • AI learns multi-player video game

    With no instructions or help, it achieve beyond expectations.

    Previously thought too complicated even for algorithms, an artificial intelligence (AI) agent has been developed that...

    May 30, 2019
  • Roboticists induce artificial metabolism in synthetic DNA

    Chinese team makes step forward in bio-mimicking machines. Drew Turney reports.

    It's long been a dream of many to build robots that look and act like humans. After all, there's a reason that the mo...

    April 10, 2019
  • Hiding in plain heat: thermal camouflage moves one step nearer

    Cutting-edge materials science might solve one of the oldest subterfuge challenges around. Drew T...

    Scientists from Turkey, the US and the UK have developed a material that might provide the first practical thermal ca...

    June 27, 2018
  • Digital vs Human: how we’ll live, love, and think in the future

    Book review: according to Digital vs Human, we need to start talking about the way robotics will ...

    NON-FICTION Digital vs Human: how we’ll live, love, and think in the future by Richard Watson Scribe Publications (20...

    November 17, 2016
  • Rise of the Machines: the lost history of cybernetics

    NON-FICTION Rise of the Machines: the lost history of cybernetics by Thomas Rid Scribe Publications (2016) RRP $35.00...

    November 10, 2016
  • The Gene: An Intimate History

    NON-FICTION The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee Penguin Random House (2016) RRP $35.00A book of bo...

    August 18, 2016
  • Book: The Microbiome Solution

    NON-FICTIONThe Microbiome Solution: a radical new way to heal your body from the inside out by Robynne Chutkan Scrib...

    May 11, 2016
  • Putting the science in fiction

    Cosmologist Paul Davies contributes to Project Hieroglyph, which aims to inspire real science wit...

    Back to the future II threw down the gauntlet to scientists with the hoverboard. – Brian Babineau / NHLI / Getty Imag...

    April 27, 2016
  • Book: The Brain Electric

    NON FICTIONThe brain electric: The dramatic high-tech race to merge minds and machinesby Malcolm GayText Publishing (...

    February 23, 2016
  • The Buzz about Mars

    Apollo veteran Buzz Aldrin is a Mars mission enthusiast.

    Astronaut and author Buzz Aldrin had hardly settled back on Earth in 1969 when he was advocating expanding the space ...

    November 23, 2015
  • Book: Vitamania

    Drew Turney reviews a book investigating the dubious vitamin industry.

    NON-FICTIONVitamania: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional PerfectionBy Catherine PriceScribe (2015) RRP $32.99The pro...

    June 22, 2015
  • A love letter to a possible future

    Drew Turney reviews the film Planetary.

    This bamboo forest in Kyoto is a place of great natural beauty that has been tended and protected by the humans who l...

    April 20, 2015
  • Book: The internet is not the answer

    This book debunks the promises of digital prophets, writes Drew Turney.

    NON FICTIONThe internet is not the answerBy Andrew KeenAllen & Unwin (2015)RRP $39.99Everyone from Instagramming kids...

    March 16, 2015

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