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

Astronomers Have Discovered a Bunch of New 'Ultramassive' Black Holes

First, a little perspective: the sun is about 330,000 times more massive than the Earth, which means it's large enough to fit 1.3...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 12:18PM

Hackers Use 'Honey Pot' Tactics on Facebook to Take Your Phone

The early 2000s had fraudulent emails from Nigerian princes. The 2010s have seductive Facebook messages from hackers using fake...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 11:37AM

Baby Kraken! Internet Goes Gaga Over Tiny, Deep-Sea Dumbo Octopus Hatchling

It constantly surprises people that we know more about the surface of the Moon than we do about our ocean floor. So much down there...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 11:00AM

Aquatic Aliens? Deep Sea Australian Voyage Nets Bizarre New Fish Species

The aphorism "there's plenty of fish in the sea" is terrible consolation after a breakup, but scientifically a very true statement...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 10:59AM

Google's New AI Predicts Future Heart Attacks By Scanning Your Eye

Heart disease is the leading cause of death around the world.We're not, as a species, doing ourselves any favors in this regard. Tasty...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 10:30AM