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Elon Musk and Other Tech Experts Urge the UN To Ban 'Killer Robots'

The problem with Terminator 2's opening scene is that it makes robot murderbots look incredibly cool. If given the chance, what...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 7:14PM

NASA Will Prevent a Volcanic Eruption in Yellowstone by Draining its Heat

Of all the imminent dangers around the world right now, one slightly less imminent danger that tends to get forgotten is the giant...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 August 2017 - 6:18PM

NASA Will Attempt to Create Oxygen From the Atmosphere on Mars

There are tons of reasons why we can't live on Mars just yet, even ignoring the unfinished challenge of actually moving some people...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 August 2017 - 4:40PM

A Teenage Bitcoin Millionaire Is Launching a YouTube Time Capsule Into Space

Self-made teenage bitcoin millionaire Erik Finkman wants to launch YouTube into space. No, not the cat videos--Project Da Vinci, set...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 11:03AM

Scientists Are Building Tiny, Eco-Friendly, Water-Powered Cube Satellites

Two major problems plague scientists who rely on satellites--first is the prohibitive cost, and second is the growing mass of junk...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 10:55AM

Tech Company Builds a 3D Printer That Works in the Vacuum of Space

3D printing is going to be a big part of space travel. Imagine if, instead of needing to take endless just-in-case resources and spare...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 - 9:20PM

Are You Ready for the August 21st Eclipse?

If you haven’t heard about the upcoming eclipse, you may have been living under a moon rock. On August 21st, a historic total solar...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 11 August 2017 - 12:16PM

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

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 Team of Chinese Students Will Be Isolated for Six Months to Test if Lunar Colonists Will Go Crazy

Scientists have known for a while that the isolation astronauts face in space can mess with their minds. As we start to look toward...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 14 July 2017 - 2:22PM

Titan's Alien Lakes Might Be Perfect Landing Spots for Colonization Probes

Titan, Saturn’s largest Moon, has the potential to be an ideal location for human colonization and exploration within our Solar...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 2:52PM

Watch the Storms of Jupiter Shot in Time-Lapse

You may know about Voyager 1's primary claim to fame as the farthest spacecraft from Earth (and the carrier of one of the fabulous...

Super User
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 - 5:00PM

Congressmen Introduce a Bill to Create a Real-Life Space Corps

By January 1st, 2019, the United States will have a new military branch: The Space Corps. Yes, it’s exactly what you think it...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 26 June 2017 - 8:48AM

Watch NASA's New Mars Lander Make a Perfect Landing

When you read the transcript of the first Moon landing, two things come to mind: first, that the whole thing was a lot more...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 June 2017 - 3:45PM

Stephen Hawking: "I Am Convinced That Humans Need to Leave Earth."

Many scientists will wholeheartedly agree that climate change is the most pressing threat facing humans today. Legendary theoretical...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 11:59AM

China Launches the First Unhackable Quantum Satellite

After launching “Micius,” the first quantum technology satellite into space, China is about to realize quantum entanglement...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 11:42AM

NASA Announces the Discovery of 1,284 New Exoplanets (and 9 That Might Support Life)

  Fans of the Drake Equation can rejoice, because NASA just announced that the Kepler spacecraft, which has been scanning the stars...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 June 2017 - 3:51PM

A Few Reasons Why Living on Mars Would Suck

We're sure that a great lot of you would jump for joy at the chance to visit Mars. A largely unexplored alien planet with the...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 08 June 2017 - 11:10AM

Livestream: Meet the Newest Generation of Astronauts (and the Classified Spaceship They Might Fly In)

Get ready to meet your new space heroes.After a record-breaking open application that saw over 18,000 people apply to become...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 - 1:15PM

NASA Video Shows What Antarctica Looks Like Beneath the Ice

Antarctica is a terrifying place when you get past the lovable penguins: it's the world's largest desert, yet it's also the coldest...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 - 4:54PM