Technology

The US Army Is Creating Real-Life Spider-Man Armor From Genetically Engineered Spider DNA

For anyone who's grown up reading the adventures of Spider-Man in the comics--particularly anything from the Sixties, when he...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 10:09AM

DeLorean is Building a Flying Car Straight Out of 'Back to the Future'

A true Back to the Future DeLorean won't be possible until we make some major breakthroughs in time travel, but when that day comes,...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 14 August 2017 - 6:38PM

Elon Musk's OpenAI Just Beat The World's Most Unpredictable 'DotA' Player at His Own Game

It's been twenty years since Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov, the world chess champion, at his own game. Since then, AI has mastered Go...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 14 August 2017 - 10:49AM

Quantum Computers May Become Weapons of Mass Destruction, Claims Top Physicist

It's kind of fun that we're at the point now that binary computers are being called "classical computers" by industry experts.A recent...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 14 August 2017 - 10:08AM

UK Special Forces Test Out a Bullet-Proof 'Boba Fett' Helmet

From the Space Corps to laser weaponry, life is beginning to feel a little bit more like Star Wars than the 21st century. So it's...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 - 12:55PM

From Drone Deliveries to Drone Swarms: An Interview with Dr. Chris Vo

Some people's job descriptions read like a laundry list of corporate jargon. Dr. Chris Vo might have the coolest one we've read yet...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 August 2017 - 4:39PM

Digital Immortality, The Future of Memory, and Sci-Fi Utopias: An Interview With Dr. Phil Frana

When you sit down with Phil Frana, you better buckle up for a conversation that ranges from the history of artificial intelligence...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 August 2017 - 3:30PM

Scientists Create the First Automated 'Biological Teleporter' and Use It to Fax Viruses

At this moment, in the Synthetic Genomics, Inc. lab (SGI) in San Diego, California, the first-ever biological teleportation device...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 04 August 2017 - 12:42PM

Facebook's Translation Service Is Now Managed By AI Alone

If you've seen a post or comment from a friend on Facebook that's written in a language other than English recently, you might have...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 04 August 2017 - 11:26AM

Upcoming 'Star Wars' VR Experience at Disney Parks Will (Apparently) Explore Darth Vader's Castle

For those of us who had life-affirming experiences playing Star Wars video games (Knights of the Old Republic, Jedi Knight, Shadows...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 04 August 2017 - 10:16AM

Exclusive: New Photos of the Chainsaw-Equipped Mech That's Challenging Japan to a Giant Robot Fight

This isn't a movie. This isn't a joke. MegaBots, an American company, challenged the Japanese company Suidobashi to a giant robot...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 03 August 2017 - 2:20PM

DARPA and Boeing Team Up to Create "New Wave" of Space Planes

DARPA, or Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has had a long-standing reputation as a leader in bizarre, cutting-edge,...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 - 1:16PM

Watch: NASA Reveals 70 Years of Secret X-Plane Footage

Grab your tinfoil hats, folks, because we’re discussing NASA secrets. No, not greys and reptilians, we’re talking about secret...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 - 11:51AM

This Incredibly Precise Robot Arm Can Pick Up (Almost) Anything

There are few jobs more obscure than that of a picker--though 'snake milker' and 'iceberg tower' certainly might hold the title....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 28 July 2017 - 3:37PM

Scientists Use CRISPR to Successfully Edit the DNA of Viable Human Embryos for the First Time

In a medical first, scientists at the University of Oregon have successfully used the genetic editing technology CRISPR-CAS9 to edit...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 28 July 2017 - 11:10AM

Facebook's AI Created Its Own Language, so Its Creators Shut It Down

Facebook’s newest artificial intelligence (AI), which is capable of communicating and negotiating with other AI, has stopped...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 28 July 2017 - 8:47AM

NASA Is Working on a Quieter Supersonic Passenger Plane

Supersonic flight. It elicits images of a heavily outfitted pilot strapped in, bracing for the moment when they shatter the sound...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 12:24PM

A Wisconsin-Based Company Is Implanting Chips in Its Employees' Hands

How much do you trust your employers? Do you trust them enough to let them implant a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip into...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - 11:43AM

Google's "Intelligence Designer" Says We Should Merge AI Research With Neuroscience

You might not know the name Demis Hassabis, but you’re most likely familiar with his work. Known as “Google’s Intelligence...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 12:06PM

World's First Laser Weapon Is Powerful, Invisible, and Deadly Accurate

Who hasn't wished that laser guns were real? Well, hold onto your Stormtrooper helmet and get ready to start missing every single...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 21 July 2017 - 2:18PM