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Elon Musk Is Now Drilling Giant Tunnels in the Earth to Beat Traffic

Elon Musk is nothing if not a dreamer. His thinking is always geared toward the future--whether it's electric cars or solar roofs....

Devin Klos
Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 1:36PM

A New Study From Google's DeepMind Shows What Happens When AI Gets Selfish

As our world becomes more and more reliant on artificial intelligence, a vital moral question crops up: if two or more AI systems...

Devin Klos
Thursday, 09 February 2017 - 3:28PM

Check Out the Trailer for Bill Nye’s New Netflix Show, "Bill Nye Saves the World"

Bill Nye is back, and he’s out to save the world! If you, like many modern grown-ups, owe your love of science and critical...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 - 12:18PM

Quantum Encryption Just Took One More Step Toward Beating Hackers

Between Russian hackers and insecure email servers, this past election has proved that cyber security is going to be extremely...

Devin Klos
Thursday, 02 February 2017 - 2:36PM

The Robot Revolution Is Taking Over the Coffee Industry

Meet Gordon, the cool new barista who's serving up your favorite latte in a sci-fi San Fransisco cafe. Oh yeah, and one more...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 - 11:56AM

The Three Biggest Challenges Facing Augmented Reality, According to Disruptive Technologists

Last night, Outer Places sat in on a panel on augmented reality at Microsoft's Times Square HQ to learn where the industry...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 - 12:50PM

New Evidence Persuades Scientists That the Universe Is a 'Hologram'

Though the 3-D TV may be dead, understanding how 3D works might be the key to understanding the origins of our universe. According to...

Devin Klos
Monday, 30 January 2017 - 4:21PM

US Government Agencies Go 'Rogue' on Social Media

Several government employees have created alternate, "rogue" versions of their social media handles in defiance of the Trump...

Devin Klos
Thursday, 26 January 2017 - 7:17PM

Watch a Firefighter With a Water-Powered Jetpack Fight a Simulated Fire

Sometimes you just have to stop yourself and say "Hey, I'm living in the future." Because if someone told us that there is currently...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 3:40PM

Reddit-Based Stock Market Will Deal Exclusively in Memes

In one of your late-night internet searches, you may have had the good fortune to stumble across Reddit's r/MemeEconomy — a...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 7:36PM

NASA's New App Lets You Become a Crewmember on the ISS

Last month, NASA quietly released the awesome new educational app "Space Science Investigations: Plant Growth," which lets Android...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 3:20PM

Jeanette Epps Becomes The First Black Crewmember on The ISS

NASA has announced that Jeanette Epps will be the first black astronaut to be a crewmember aboard the ISS. Epps will also be the...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - 3:31PM

Boeing and SpaceX Race to Test New 'Space Taxis'

Since the space shuttle fleet's retirement in 2011, NASA has had to shell out big bucks to transport their astronauts and cargo to...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - 10:29AM

Nissan's Self-Driving Cars Will Operate on the Same System as NASA's Mars Rovers

Driverless cars are coming, and that's awesome (despite what Cixin Liu claims in his New York Times Article). We reported back in 2015...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 January 2017 - 11:23AM

Scientists Now Think the Aging Process Is Reversible

A new form of gene therapy produced rejuvenating effects on mice, according to a new study published in Cell. This rejuvenating...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 12:09PM

Top 12 Coolest Science Moments From 2016

People complain about it being 2016 and not having hoverboards yet, but there's no question anymore: we're living in the future....

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 December 2016 - 5:15PM

Obama Thinks AI Will Create Jobs

The recently released White House report on "Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy" takes a surprisingly positive...

Noelle Phansalkar
Tuesday, 27 December 2016 - 11:15AM

Elon Musk Appointed as Advisor to Trump

President-elect Donald Trump has announced three additional members to join the President's Strategic and Policy Forum, one of whom is...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 19 December 2016 - 4:30PM

The National Youth Science Camp Is Training the Next Generation of STEM

In this political climate, STEM education is becoming even more important in this country. For years, the National Youth Science Camp...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 15 December 2016 - 3:19PM

We Have (Almost) Everything We Need to Create A Real 'Westworld'

Now that we know Westworld won't return until 2018, we have a lot of time to think about things like Blade Runner and Turing...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 - 1:34PM