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Creepy 'Flatliners' Trailer Promises a Very Similar Plot to the Original

Apparently there's something fundamentally appealing to medical students about the idea of dying temporarily to go hang out in the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 8:15PM

A Gigantic Solar Flare Disrupted Radio Communications on Earth

Not to scare you, but if anything were to take out our means of worldwide communication, like, say, an enormous solar flare, we'd all...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 7:27PM

Digital Assistants Like Siri Can Be Hacked Using Ultrasound Commands

While creepy at first, robotic assistants like Google Home and Alexa are becoming accepted as helpful, inanimate members of the...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 2:56PM

Real-Life Suspended Animation on Space Voyages Won't Be Too Different From 'Alien'

The problem with space is that it's really, really big. There's a lot of dead space in between all the interesting bits, and that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 11:18AM

An AI Is Using Swarm Intelligence to Predict the Ending of 'Game of Thrones'

Considering the year-long wait until the final season of Game of Thrones, there's plenty of time for fans of the show to put our...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 10:03AM

Facebook is Training its AI to Read Human Facial Expressions

The artificial intelligence experts at Facebook are at it again. The social media juggernaut recently published an open paper on...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - 8:27PM

German Company Lilium Earns $90 Million to Build Their Flying Taxi

The skies are about to get very crowded. It's been well documented that a variety of different companies are currently competing to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - 7:31PM

Hackers Have Finally Infiltrated the US Power Grid, But Can't Control Anything Yet

Hacking has gone from the Tron-esque, mainframe-seeking crime of the 1980’s to a major threat that governments, autonomous vehicle...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - 5:32PM

How a Watch Saved the Apollo 13 Mission

Ever since Apollo 13 hit theaters in 1995, everyone remembers the scene where NASA staff were able to cobble together a square CO2...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - 4:18PM

Watch This Behind-the-Scenes Clip of the Washington Monument Stunt in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

For years now, Spider-Man movies have been built around the same camera trick that got Adam West up a grappling rope in the Sixties...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - 10:34AM

World War 3 Will Be Fought Over AI, Claims Elon Musk

Good news, everyone! According to Elon Musk, there's no need to worry about a preemptive nuclear attack from North Korea. Instead, we...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - 10:07AM

'Star Wars: Episode IX' Loses Director Colin Trevorrow in a Creative Dispute

In what's now the second time a Star Wars movie lost its director over the past few months, Colin Trevorrow has just dropped out of...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - 8:41PM

'Black Mirror' May Return to the World of 'San Junipero' in a Sequel Episode

The problem with an anthology show that tells a different story every week is that if you ever land on a really fantastic idea that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - 7:54PM

William Shatner Beamed a Message to NASA's Voyager 1 for its 40th Anniversary

Like him or tolerate him, William Shatner is one of the biggest voices in science fiction culture. Playing Captain Kirk on the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - 7:25PM

The Air Force's Covert Unmanned X-37B Spaceship Will Hitch a Ride With SpaceX

Back in May, the US Air Force's covert unmanned spaceship, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, returned to Earth after 718 consecutive...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - 10:57AM

A Massive Auction Is Selling Off Marty McFly's Nikes, Star-Lord's Helmet, and Bill Murray's 'Ghostbusters' Suit

If you've ever watched Back to the Future II and wanted to get your hands on the iconic piece of sporting history that allowed Biff...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - 10:25AM

Sci-Fi Writer Morgan Gendel Unveils His Plans for a New Mars Habitat

We’ve covered all kinds of stories where sci-fi tech crosses over into real world, from the winners of the Tricorder XPRIZE to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 September 2017 - 6:50PM

'Starship Horizons Bridge Simulator' Lets You Be an Officer Aboard a Spaceship

Anyone who's grown up on Star Trek must have wondered what it's like to work on a starship like the Enterprise. Most probably wanted...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 04 September 2017 - 10:15AM

Dr. Phil Frana Explores the Past, Present, and Future of Matter Duplicators

  We previously interviewed Dr. Phil Frana about digital immortality, memory, and sci-fi utopias, but his presentation at Escape...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 8:17PM

The Future of AI: From Quantum Computing to the Internet of Things

One of the most well-attended and energetic panels at Escape Velocity this year was "Artificial Intelligence: How Close Are We...And...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 7:15PM