Robotic 'Flying Brain' Cimon Joining International Space Station Crew to Monitor Astronauts' Mental States

We've seen all kinds of strange little robot helpers, from Robelf to Temi, but Cimon is probably the weirdest: it's a floating...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 11:38AM

China's New Hypersonic I-Plane Travels 10 Times Faster Than a 747

Just a couple weeks afte NASA's newly announced design for a quieter supersonic X-plane, we now have an even faster, weirder-looking...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 11:34AM

Human Eye-Like Metalens With Artificial Muscle Could Cure Blurred Vision and Revolutionize Mobile Cameras

A groundbreaking new metalens invention paves the way to a clear future for more than just curing blurred vision--it could...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 11:33AM

New Stratolaunch Test Run Shows How World's Biggest Plane Will Change History

Typically when planes taxi on a runway, there is zero fanfare. Yeah, it's the miracle of flight but it's also Coach. But those are...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 10:51AM

Europa Alien Discovery Shocks Scientists: Life Could Survive on Jupiter's Frozen Moon by Eating Radioactive Waste

As NASA continues to gear up for a mission to probe Europa, new scientific research suggests what we should be looking for in order to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 10:50AM

Knowledge Is the Enemy in First Trailer for HBO's New 'Fahrenheit 451' Movie

We'll bring this up every time HBO's Fahrenheit 451 movie comes up, but a TV movie adaptation of a book where everybody abandons...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 8:25PM

'Ultraluminous X-Ray Source' Provides New Clues About Neutron Stars

If the phrase "ultraluminous x-ray source" sounds cool to you, rest assured the actual thing is just as fascinating. First...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 7:52PM

Norway Will Upgrade its Doomsday Seed Vault Because of Climate Change

For ten years now, Norway has invested money and resources in attempting to save the world in case of a catastrophic disaster, and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 6:55PM

Life Found in Earth's Driest Desert Hints at How Martian Life May Look

It's something of an understatement to say that Mars wouldn't be a particularly nice place to live.It's hardly surprising that no...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 6:26PM

No More Hope for 'Second Earth'? Massive Solar Flare Scorched Exoplanet Last Year, Say Astronomers

Mars may have giant dust storms, huge temperature changes, and a lot of surface radiation, but it may turn out to be a better target...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 1:02PM

Super-Rare Yellow Cardinal Spotted in Alabama Is 'One-in-a-Million' Discovery

No need to adjust or recalibrate your devices--the bird on your screen is real, and it is yellow. According to National Geographic, a...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 11:58AM

UFO Spotted 'Dogfighting' 2 Fighter Jets Over Area 51

Area 51: the biggest conspiracy magnet in the world, apart from the grave of Jimmy Hoffa and a certain grassy knoll in Texas....

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 11:22AM

World's First Mega-Giant Atom Creates Revolutionary New State of Matter

Atomic science is mindblowing. What else has the power to transform Earth both metaphorically and literally and can change history...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 11:08AM

New Sixgill Shark Discovery in Atlantic Ocean May Finally Explain How Species Outlived the Dinosaurs

Along with the nautilus, horseshoe crab, and coelacanath, sharks have some of the oldest-surviving species around. One of the more...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 10:39AM

Physicist Michio Kaku: Intelligent Alien Life Will Contact Humans This Century

Aliens are out there, and we're going to hear from them at some point this century.At least, that's the opinion of Dr. Michio Kaku, a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 February 2018 - 10:16AM

NASA Fires Up The Engines On Their 'Space Launch System' Rocket

For a long time now, NASA has been working on their Space Launch System (SLS), an extremely powerful rocket that could potentially...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 6:12PM

New 'Metasurface' Technology Can Turn Light Upside-Down

The idea of "reshaping light" can be a difficult one to wrap your head around, but when perfected, it can allow for smaller...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 4:13PM

Mars Odyssey Orbiter Shows Off New Photos of Phobos and Deimos

While there's always talk of eventually visiting Mars — and we might within the next decade, if SpaceX or Boeing actually follow...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 3:30PM

SpaceX Rival ULA Plans to Cut Rocket Launch Costs By 70 Percent

SpaceX has been gradually creating a new, corporate space race with their rocket launches, and their successful Falcon Heavy launch...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 12:45PM

Short Documentary Shows Off the Sounds of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

Perhaps it's not the flashiest part of the franchise, but the sounds of Star Wars are iconic. Even beyond the instantly recognizable...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 24 February 2018 - 5:05PM