Technology

The Best Science Videos This Week: Self-Lacing Shoes, Acoustic Holograms, and More

This week, scientists brought Back to the Future, Star Trek, and a not-yet-made movie about a cute, cricket-like robot to life. Here...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 25 September 2016 - 8:23PM

Watch Pepper the Robot Learn to Play the Ball-and-Cup Game

Pepper the robot has been in the news in the past for a few remarkable achievements, such as guessing the mood of humans, getting its...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 24 September 2016 - 4:05PM

Scientists Just Digitally Reconstructed the Ancient En-Gedi Sea Scrolls

It's mind-boggling how much history has been lost. As a recent article in Nature argues, the discovery of the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 3:22PM

The Director of Iron Man Is Making an Interactive VR Movie About Tiny, Adorable Gnomes

Iron Man director Jon Favreau took the stage last night at TedX Hollywood, an independently organized Ted conference that specifically...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 16 September 2016 - 1:33PM

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Plague

In 1347, the Black Plague began its march through Europe. Back then, it was common to throw the house waste out of a window or a front...

Exosphere
Thursday, 15 September 2016 - 9:42AM

This Weird Drone Has Robotic Arms and Scary Vulture Claws

This looks like a high-tech version of a claw machine (or that Grizzyl drone from Parks and Rec). This drone from Prodrone Co. has...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 2:50PM

New Shape-Shifting Autonomous Car Learns Your Behaviors and Preferences

This is like a more sentient version of the Batmobile. The new shape-shifting autonomous car, the Mini Vision Next 100, actually...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 12 September 2016 - 12:48PM

A Next Generation Energy Source: Organic Batteries Made of Plastic-Eating Fungus

Since the beginning of human history, fire has consistently been a reliable source of advancement. First we used it to cook our food,...

Exosphere
Thursday, 08 September 2016 - 12:15PM

Apple's iPhone 7 Is Pushing Us Into the Future of Wireless Headphones (Whether We Like It or Not)

Apple finally unveiled their iPhone 7 today, and it has several futuristic features that are nearly unobjectionable. (Who, for...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 - 5:11PM

The M7 Build Team From MythBusters is Getting Their Own Netflix Series

The M7 Build Team from the hit TV show MythBusters is getting ready for an onscreen comeback in a very big way. It was officially...

Zain Charkawi
Sunday, 04 September 2016 - 4:56PM

Watch: You Can Now Use the Force to Control Sphero BB-8

Just as BB-8 is pretty much a perfect droid, Sphero BB-8 is already a pretty perfect toy. But now, Sphero has added the one thing...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 01 September 2016 - 5:10PM

Report: NASA Eagleworks "Impossible" EM Drive Has Passed Peer Review

The reactionless EM Drive has drawn plenty of controversy in the scientific community, with many researchers calling it speculative...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - 11:00AM

New Screen Technology Turns You Into a Hologram

Holographic technology is getting more and more advanced every day, most notably in the world of gaming. But now, the company Holovit...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 - 2:49PM

Belgian Museum 3-D Prints Life-Size Model of the Stargate Device

If you've ever wanted to walk through a real-life Stargate device, now's your chance, because Belgium’s Royal Museum of Mariemont...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 August 2016 - 4:26PM

Science Fiction in the 21st Century: Helping Science Celebrate the Fringe Genius

Science fiction portrays the development of breakthroughs in a sort of folk-historical way—the lone madman in his garage,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 10:31AM

The First Feature-Length VR Movie Will Be a Jesus Christ Biopic

Filmmaking is about to take a giant step into a whole new genre: virtual reality religious biopics. The Venice International Film...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 22 August 2016 - 4:18PM

Airbus Flying Car Prototype Planned to Undergo Flight Tests in 2017

Tired of dealing with traffic? So is Airbus, and that’s why they hope to have a flying taxi service taking to the skies sometime in...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 20 August 2016 - 7:04PM

NASA Wants You to Help Humanoid Robot Valkyrie Get to Mars

NASA has just built a new model of the Robonaut named Valkyrie, touted as the "world's first bipedal humanoid robot." Now, the space...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 19 August 2016 - 4:15PM

Disney Patents "Real" Lightsabers for Star Wars Land

Is Disney trying to build real-life lightsabers for their Star Wars theme park? Well, no, not in the sense that they're forming a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 - 2:27PM

Scientists Build Bacterial Nanorobots That Deliver Medicines to Cancerous Tumors

Of all of the potential applications for nanorobots (and there are many), targeted therapies for diseases may be the most...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 - 12:05PM