Gadgets

NASA High School Competition Finalists Are Bringing Clean Water to Public Schools and Not Even Internet Trolls Can Stop Them

A team of high school students used NASA technology to invent a way to purify their contaminated school drinking fountains.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 May 2018 - 12:15PM

The Self-Balancing Electric Unicycle is a Fascinating Reinvention of a Timeless Classic

It's true that you never forget how to ride a bike, but on the other hand, nobody will ever forget that you rode a...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 - 6:24PM

Want to Control Your Own Dreams? MIT Scientists Say This New Device Makes It Possible

From Inception to the anime classic Paprika, science-fiction is filled with devices that let people manipulate dreams. Though...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 11:59AM

Shape-Shifting Robots and Laser-Powered Spacecraft Highlight NASA's Innovative Advanced Concept Program

With the new Lunar Orbital Platform Gateway and Mars 2020 Rover in the works and Mars colonization on the horizon (which is totally...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 11:26AM

This Hugo Award-Winning Sci-Fi Writer Predicted Smartphones With Uncanny Accuracy Almost 20 Years Ago

Yeah, Back to the Future 2  predicted flat-screen TVs, drones, and biometric identification becoming commonplace by 2015, but it also...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 March 2018 - 11:38AM

Startup Allegedly Launches Rogue Satellites Without FCC Permission

It's a tale as old as time: a Silicon Valley startup is denied permission by the government to launch satellites, so the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 12:15PM

Meet the 'Eyeborg,' the Filmmaker With a Video Camera Eye

Neil Harbisson may be the world's first cyborg, but Rob Spence is currently winning the race to become the world's first Terminator:...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 12:55PM

In the Future, Your Clothing Will Harvest Energy From Raindrops and Sunlight

No matter how futuristic-looking solar panels (or solar-powered cars) are, you can't get past the fact that they generally don't work...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 11:23AM

NASA's New Spacesuits Have a Built-In Toilet

People still make jokes about the "Russian Space Pen," but there's one thing no one jokes about in the space program: going to the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:56AM

A Taiwanese Company Has Created a Robotic House-Elf With a Tablet for a Face

Robotic home assistants like SoftBank's Pepper and the ASUS Zenbo all claim to be the future, but there was always something about...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 11:48AM

Robot Cockroaches May Be the Future of Space Exploration

No one wanted it to come to this, but researchers at John Hopkins have created palm-sized robots that mimic real-life cockroaches,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 12:24PM

This Electronic Skin is Capable of Healing Itself

While there are lots of cooler ways to be like the Terminator, one very valid way is to have a layer of prosthetic skin that can...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 3:52PM

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is Now Selling Mars-Themed Solar Backpacks

As one of the first men to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission, Buzz Aldrin is a revered astronaut who's had to keep himself...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 8:43PM

Elon Musk Has Officially Sold All 20,000 Boring Company Flamethrowers

You can say what you like about Elon Musk, but it's hard to argue with his impressive nose for business.Initially, people laughed when...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 02 February 2018 - 6:24PM

MIT Scientists Use Lego Bricks To Build a Modular Experiment

Everyone loves Lego. The world's most popular toy is beloved by children and adults of all ages, and there's a lot that can be...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 6:26PM

Elon Musk Denies He's Starting a Zombie Apocalypse While Selling Flamethrowers

At this point, we're pretty sure that Elon Musk has shown his hand: his entire business plan is based around people telling him "Elon,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 - 10:18AM

Elon Musk Shows Off The Official 'Boring Company' Flamethrower in a Video

Very recently, it came to everyone's attention that Elon Musk was possibly selling a flamethrower bearing the official logo of The...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 28 January 2018 - 6:42PM

Elon Musk's 'Boring Company' is Making a $600 Branded Flamethrower

At some point, we're all going to have to get together and sit Elon Musk down for the biggest intervention of the history of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 26 January 2018 - 7:13PM

'Holograms' Could Become Commonplace With New 3D Image Technique

We'd all love for holograms to be a regular part of daily life. Yes, various attempts have come in the past, but they've all fallen...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 7:47PM

How to Make a 3D Printed Radio Without a Battery or Plug

Radio receivers have a long history, having gradually grown more accessible as the found their way to hobbyists, into people's homes,...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 13 January 2018 - 4:46PM