Blowing Giant Polymer Bubbles in Space Could Pave the Way to Space Civilizations

If humans ever try to colonize space, much of the technology we need would be available to us, if only it weren't so costly. We would...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 10:29AM

The Uncanny Valley of Personality: People Like Robots Better When They Aren't Perfect

According to the theory of the "uncanny valley," people are viscerally repulsed by artificial beings that look somewhat like humans,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 2:38PM

Robotics Company to 3-D Print Tiny Disney and Marvel-Themed Bionic Arms

In the past, prosthetic limbs have generally been purely functional, trying to blend into the rest of the body wherever possible. But...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 4:07PM

Experts Warn UN Delay on Autonomous Weapons Ban May Make a Killer Robot War Inevitable

Military technology in several different countries is inching closer and closer to fully autonomous weapons, and lobbyists at the UN...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 - 12:47PM

A NASA Rocket Launch Will be Visible on the East Coast this Wednesday - Here's How to See It

On Wednesday 7th October, NASA will launch a suborbital rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The launch will see NASA...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 - 11:44AM

Even a Robot Developed to Assemble IKEA Furniture Still Can't Assemble Ikea Furniture

Researchers have just scientifically proven that IKEA furniture is impossible to assemble. School of Mechanical and Aerospace...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 02 October 2015 - 10:15AM

The US Military Could Deploy Drones Armed With High-Energy Laser Guns by 2017

Thanks to a new high-energy laser weapon, the future of drone warfare is rapidly resembling something out of a terrifying science...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 - 1:26PM

Do-It-Yourself AI: How Wolfram Alpha Is Bringing Artificial Intelligence to the Masses

At the Maker Faire in New York City this weekend, Stephen Wolfram held a talk about his anti-Google query engine, Wolfram Alpha, and...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 28 September 2015 - 3:21PM

NASA is Developing a Space Shotgun to Fire at Near Earth Asteroids

Many in the scientific community believe that asteroids and comets could represent a potentially endless stockpile for humanity's...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 5:35AM

AI Scores as High as the Average High Schooler on the Math Section of the SAT

AI may be rapidly approaching human-level intelligence. Chinese researchers recently built an AI that was shown to score slightly...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 2:37PM

Elon Musk's Plans for Sending 1 Million People to Mars for $500,000 Each.

Elon Musk has long been a vocal proponent for the quest to send humans to Mars, regularly suggesting that humanity must become...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 21 September 2015 - 5:59AM

Become an Expert on Genetic Engineering With This CRISPR Infographic

In recent years, genetic Engineering has cemented its status as one of the most exciting (and controversial) areas of modern science....

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 17 September 2015 - 7:08AM

Ethicists Launch a Campaign Protesting Artificially Intelligent Sex Robots

Is society heading towards a real-life Westworld? Prominent ethicists, led by De Montfort University researcher Kathleen Richardson,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 2:18PM

You Can Now Go on a Kenyan Safari and Help Save Elephants With Google Street View

Going on an African safari sits right at the top of many people's bucket list, but with iconic animals such as elephants and...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 12:10PM

DARPA Creates Brain Implants that Boost Human Memory

In what sounds like a mixture of The Matrix and Limitless, DARPA has created a device that can be implanted directly into the brain,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 10:52AM

Is Genetic Engineering Protected Under the First Amendment?

Is genetic engineering "protected speech"?

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 September 2015 - 4:31PM

Future Mars Astronauts May Live in a 3-D Printed Bubble Made Out of Martian Soil

NASA predicts that astronauts will land on Mars in the 2030s, and when they do, they'll need accommodations. A new 3-D printed habitat...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 September 2015 - 1:01PM

This Amazing Robotic Space Hedgehog Could One Day Explore Martian Moons

Watch this remarkable little space hedgehog as it tumbles around through simulated zero-g environments.

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 11 September 2015 - 12:17PM

Watch: Techies Cut Open Baby BB-8 to See What's Inside

Find out what makes the adorable droid tick.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 - 12:37PM

NASA Is Using Hoverboard Technology to Make a Real-Life Tractor Beam

Will we someday be able to say "Beam me up, Scotty" in real life? NASA has just teamed up with Arx Pax, the company that (sort of)...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 04 September 2015 - 4:20PM