Science News

Researchers Created a Working 'Star Trek' Holodeck for Mice

If you could only create a holodeck for one species of mammal, it really should be for humans. Tiny holodecks for mice take up less...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 9:14PM

Scientists are Attempting to Recycle Astronaut Urine Into Plastic

Space flight is a difficult business. On the one hand, a lot of tools and resources are needed for a successful mission that have to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 7:24PM

A Team of Hackers Shows How Frighteningly Easy It Is To Hack Home Robots

Cyber attacks are one of the great threats of our generation. Anyone who's seen Mr. Robot knows that all it takes is one solid hack...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 10:29AM

Scientists Create Diamond Rain to Research Neptune's Strange Weather

Some people get to have all the fun.Researchers at the SLAC Laboratory at Stanford have recently been attempting to recreate the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 8:51PM

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

The Solar Eclipse Is Causing Weird Changes in the Sun's Magnetic Field

The day has finally come. August 21st, 2017, the great American total solar eclipse. Millions across the country are flocking to bear...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 12:31PM

Watch a Live Stream of Today's Total Solar Eclipse!

Who's ready for a solar eclipse?Today, large parts of America will get the rare treat of watching in wonder and awe as the sun is...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 9:55AM

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

Head of IBM Watson Claims AI 'Augments' Human Intelligence, Not Replaces It

Depending on which tech industry giant you're speaking to, artificial intelligence can be a touchy subject. Facebook's Mark...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 August 2017 - 12:15PM

A Sensory App Can Help Blind People Enjoy the Solar Eclipse

Of all the planets in our solar system, Earth has the coolest eclipses. None of our neighboring planets have moons that are big enough...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 7:51PM

The Google Lunar XPrize Is Still Awarding $30 Million To Anyone Who Can Land a Rover on the Moon

If you don't know XPrize, bookmark them--they're the ones who ran the worldwide contest to create a functioning analogue to Star...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 2:40PM

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

This Stealth Warship Runs On Linux and Doesn't Need Humans to Defend Itself

In the ongoing fight between Macs and PCs, it's hard to deny that Linux has the biggest actual firepower. Case in point: the USS...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 10:07AM

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

Check Out the New Combat Drone That Can Fire a Sniper Rifle All By Itself

We all laughed when people started duct-taping knives to Roombas, but the laughter has long since stopped: we're at the point now...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 10:15AM

Toyota Patented a 'Cloaking Device' to Reduce Blind Spots While Driving

Here's something that ought to make the early morning commute a little more eventful.Toyota, the Japanese car company and occasional...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 - 7:45PM

Watch the US Navy Test Out Their Giant, Long-Range Electromagnetic Railgun

The idea of electromagnetic projectile weapons that fire ammunition without the need of conventional gunpowder has shown up in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 - 11:00AM

Check Out HEXA, a Programmable Spider-Droid with Night Vision

Would you like an adorable pet robot that you can program yourself to help you perform a variety of household activities? Before you...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 - 10:12AM

New Scientific Study Claims Robots Are More Likable When They Make Mistakes

These days, there seems to be a robot suited for just about every task. From writing songs to creating artwork, working as lawyers,...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 7:23PM