Dubai Begins Test Flights for an Autonomous Flying Taxi

If any city were to get a commercially available flying car service first, it makes sense that it's Dubai. Few other places...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 8:33PM

Vacuum Cleaner Company Dyson Will Build an Electric Car by 2020

The world of battery-powered vehicles is becoming ever more crowded. In addition to the myriad of other companies that are already...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 7:37PM

Elon Musk Will Unveil "Unexpected" Details About His Mars Spaceship This Friday

Around this time last year, at the 67th annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Mexico, Elon Musk unveiled his plan...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 11:24AM

'Star Trek: Discovery' Showrunner Hints at What's to Come in Season 2

If you were one of nearly ten million people who watched the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery last Sunday, you may be wondering where...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 10:11AM

A Startup is Training a Self-Driving Truck AI Using Video Games

The problem with testing a self-driving artificial intelligence is that things can be very, very messy if things go wrong.As with...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 25 September 2017 - 8:45PM

Australia Launches its Own National Space Agency

America, China, Russia, etc. might need to make room outside the Earth's atmosphere, because the Aussies plan to head out soon.In...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 25 September 2017 - 7:24PM

New Behind-the-Scenes Video Shows How They Built the World of 'Blade Runner 2049'

Blade Runner 2049 opens in the US in less than two weeks, and while we've seen a fair amount of still images, promo posters, and a few...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 25 September 2017 - 11:14AM

Ron Howard Reveals New, Dusty Set Photos From the 'Han Solo' Movie

We've seen Han Solo behind the wheel. We've seen Lando's iconic, flashy cape. Now, Ron Howard has taken to social media to release...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 25 September 2017 - 10:25AM

'Star Trek: Discovery' Opening Credits are Full of Starships and Phaser Schematics

The first Star Trek show in well over a decade is almost here (longer if you weren't a Star Trek: Enterprise fan), and to drum up...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 5:43PM

This 3-D Carving Tool Lets Makers Create Custom Guitars and Game Boards

Everybody is psyched about 3-D printing their own fidget spinners and tiny plastic skulls, but people are already grumbling about...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 2:03PM

A Futuristic Fashion Company Has Created a Dress That Lets You Sense Near-Earth Asteroids

If 2017's Ghost in the Shell made one good decision, it was including Wearable Media in its promotions. The company nails the weird,...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 12:55PM

'Flash Gordon' Remake was Delayed Due to 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Similarities

Perhaps it shouldn't surprise you that a remake of Flash Gordon was on the table at Hollywood. The popular, Queen-scored space opera...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 September 2017 - 5:53PM

Maker Faire: Fan Filmmakers Explain How to Make Props Cheaply

Until the day comes when we can make real speeder bikes from Return of the Jedi, or a Rick and Morty portal gun, we'll have to...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 23 September 2017 - 2:41PM

Robot With Attached Chainsaw Can Climb Trees While Trimming Them

You've got a problem: you need to trim a tree, and you've got the tools, as well as some extra metal pipes and a load of tires and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 September 2017 - 8:50PM

A Robot Performed Unaided Dental Surgery on a Human Patient

How much do you trust modern robotics? Would you, for example, be happy with letting a robot implant false teeth into your mouth?...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 September 2017 - 7:27PM

The Starting Bid for Carrie Fisher's Original 'Empire Strikes Back' Script is $30K

For Star Wars fans, owning something that was on the set of the original trilogy is the ultimate dream, right behind getting the...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 22 September 2017 - 10:50AM

The Original Roy Batty Actor Thinks the 'Blade Runner' Sequel Is Digging Its Own Grave

Sequels, reboots, and remakes are a baked-in part of Hollywood at this point (there are apparently 124 remakes and reboots in the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 September 2017 - 10:17AM

James Cameron Will Finally Start Filming His 'Avatar' Sequels Next Week

It's finally happening. After literally years of threatening to make more Avatar movies, James Cameron is finally putting his money...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 8:15PM

Two Engineers Create an Underwater Jetpack to 'Fly Through Water'

Sometimes, great discoveries don't take lots of research, experimentation, and effort. Gluing together a few commonplace (or not so...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 7:41PM

Watch an Exclusive Clip From Tonight's Explosion-Filled Episode of 'The Orville'

An interesting piece of sci-fi trivia: the iconic transporters in the original Star Trek series came about mainly because the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 3:54PM