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Jeff Bezos Invested $42 Million in a Giant Millennium Clock Buried in the Desert

Yes, Elon Musk decided to build a massive tunnel-drilling company on a whim and launched a $250,000 luxury car into space, but those...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 12:15PM

You Will Soon Be Able To Visit A Real-Life 'Westworld'

HBO is opening a real-life "Westworld."

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 11:57AM

Universal Expansion Speeds Up – Nobody Knows Why

The universe is expanding; we've known this for almost a century. (Edwin Hubble is usually given credit for that.) But let's...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 11:29AM

New Trojan Malware Could Mind-Control Neural Networks

Each new technological breakthrough comes seemingly prepackaged with a new way for hackers to kill us all: self-driving cars,...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 10:47AM

Not Bob Ross: Carbon Dating Reveals Neanderthals Made Earliest Known Cave Art

We, as human beings, tend to be very pleased with our own accomplishments.We're special, we like to think – of all of the creatures...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 10:44AM

Michio Kaku: Robots Need Inhibitor Chips To Prevent Human Slaughter

Noteworthy scientists and technology experts, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, are speaking out about the need for humanity...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 10:19AM

MIT and Princeton's Robo-Picker Can Precisely Lift Nearly Any Object

As anyone who's ever played one of those claw crane games would know, it's much easier for a robotic claw to drop something than pick...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 8:50PM

SpaceX Fails to Catch $6 Million Cone During a Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

SpaceX had yet another big launch today, as they fired up a Falcon 9 rocket with several important satellites in its payload.And for...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 8:01PM

Harvard Scientists Design an Origami Robot That Slithers Like a Snake

For some reason, scientists seem incredibly keen on making robots that look absolutely terrifying when on the move.Perhaps it's an...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 7:05PM

'Happy Spacesuit' is Designed to Keep Astronauts From Stressing Out

Life in outer space is not a pleasant experience. Sure, there's the fun of floating around in zero gravity, but there's also nausea,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 6:31PM

Terminator Rising: Watch Boston Dynamics' Robot Dog Fight a Human

For decades, sci-fi fans have been haunted by the infamous velociraptor door-opening scene in Jurassic Park.Did that stop Boston...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 11:40AM

Trump Wants NASA to Build a $2.7 Billion Lunar Space Station

Five years from now could see humans living near the moon. Part of President Trump's 2019 NASA budget proposal allocates $2.7 billion...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 11:26AM

Popular Mechanics' Infographic on Robot Sizes Shows the Biggest Bot of All

The Singularity is getting closer, which means it's important for humans to know which robots we can take in a fair (or not-so-fair)...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 11:04AM

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

SpaceX Builds "Giant Catcher's Mitt" To Catch Space Debris

Picture this: you go for a walk on a sunny spring day. You're minding your own business, thinking about just how pleasant the weather...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:30AM

(Watch) SpaceX's Rocket Launch Today Is the Beginning of Worldwide Internet

Elon Musk catches a lot of flak for antics like selling novelty flamethrowers and launching a luxury car into space because he can,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:14AM

Interview: 'Black Wake' Producer Carlos Keyes on His H.P. Lovecraft-Inspired Movie

Having invented the cosmic horror genre, science fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft may be a well-known author with several well-known...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 9:35AM

Scientists Will Drive Antimatter Around in a Truck for an Experiment

If the original Back to the Future has taught us anything, it's that all scientific experiments are better when they're on wheels. As...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 7:21PM

Amateur Astronomer Discovers Distant Supernova While Testing a New Camera

After years of study and searching, astronomers have finally gained a look at the earliest start of a supernova's massive explosion....

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 6:35PM

Interview: 'The Shaman and The Scientist' Director Sarah Hutt on Her New Documentary

The Shaman and The Scientist, a new documentary from director Sarah Hutt, is an in-depth exploration of how very different sorts of...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 4:45PM