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Samsung's NEON Artificial Humans are AI-Powered Avatars Meant to be 'Companions, Friends, and Collaborators'

I have been railing for years against what I call "the Flatweb," insistent that the promise of the internet has always been greater...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 07 January 2020 - 12:56PM

SpaceX Became the Largest Private Satellite Operation in the World Last Night with First Official Launch of 2020

Last night, SpaceX launched the first rocket of 2020 – and surpassed Planet Labs to become the largest private satellite operation,...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 07 January 2020 - 9:17AM

New: Watch NASA’s Colorful 3D Visualization of the Crab Nebula Using Data from “Great Observatories” Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra

NASA astronomers combined forces with visualization specialists to create a three-dimensional video of what it looks like deep inside...

Scarlett James
Monday, 06 January 2020 - 10:58AM

Hubble Surveys Gigantic Galaxy

heic2002 — Photo Release To kickstart the 30th anniversary year of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble has imaged a...

ESA/Hubble
Monday, 06 January 2020 - 10:11AM

2019's Top 10 Articles on Outer Places Can Never Let Us See Our Audience the Same Way Again

2019 was an interesting year for Outer Places, mostly because it was an interesting year for the rest of the world. We were – and...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 03 January 2020 - 4:15PM

The Touching Reason Why This Tenured Physics Professor Is Building a Laser-Based Time Travel Machine

Ronald Mallett, Ph. D., an astrophysicist and a tenured professor at the University of Connecticut, is actively working to develop...

Scarlett James
Friday, 03 January 2020 - 11:24AM
Scarlett James
Thursday, 02 January 2020 - 11:31AM

Samsung's Artificial Human Project 'NEON' Unlikely to Usher in Terminator Robots, But Might be Even Cooler

When we first read that Samsung Technology & Advanced Research Labs' (STAR Labs) NEON project would be unveiling an "artificial...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 02 January 2020 - 11:04AM

Physicists Just Used Quantum Entanglement and Teleportation to Transmit Information Between Computer Chips for the First Time Ever

A team of physicists at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom have demonstrated – quite significantly – the newfound...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 31 December 2019 - 9:48AM

Kick Off 2020 With the Quadrantid Meteor Shower's Celestial Fireworks

If you want to observe the Earth's latest orbit but the thought of standing in a throng of people wearing disposable diapers waiting...

Gart Williams
Monday, 30 December 2019 - 10:30AM

Scientists Think That Betelgeuse – A Huge Star in Orion – Might Be Dimming Because it’s About to Explode into a Supernova

One of the brightest stars in our sky is the dimmest it has been in 100 years, according to a report in National Geographic. The...

Scarlett James
Monday, 30 December 2019 - 10:11AM

Moff Gideon's Last Scene in the Season Finale Contains a Vital Piece of 'The Mandalorian's' History (Spoilers)

I'm going to come out and say this right now: I have no desire whatsoever to see the ninth, and presumably final, installment of...

Gart Williams
Friday, 27 December 2019 - 2:32PM

Scientists Hope to Replicate 'Overview Effect' With VR and Floatation Chamber

When NASA astronaut Ron Garan attached himself to a robotic arm that swept him in an arc over the International Space Station, giving...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 26 December 2019 - 12:58PM

No, Alexa Did Not 'Go Rogue' and Tell a Paramedic Student to Kill Herself Through an Amazon Echo

The first rule of aggregating content – which is what passes for 99% of news reporting these days – is applicable to most forms of...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 23 December 2019 - 12:36PM

Researchers Discover Gigantic 'Super-Puff' Exoplanets With the Density of Cotton Candy

There are plenty of things to be thankful for on Earth: things that we often take for granted like breathable air, clean water, and...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 20 December 2019 - 12:32PM

ESO Observations Reveal Black Holes' Breakfast at the Cosmic Dawn

eso1921 — Science Release Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have observed reservoirs of cool gas around some of the...

ESO
Friday, 20 December 2019 - 9:48AM

Here's What it Would Cost to Build These 'Star Wars' Icons IRL

If you've ever really watched the Star Wars films, you've no doubt appreciated the sheer scale of things. Take an Imperial...

Darth Williams
Wednesday, 18 December 2019 - 2:07PM

'Star Wars: Origins' is the Fan Film We Needed Before 'The Rise of Skywalker'

When I was a kid, I used to get this certain feeling when I left a really good movie, a kind of buzz that would last maybe a day or...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 - 10:26AM

This Astrophysicist Is Hunting for a Binary Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy

Every galaxy has a supermassive black hole at its center. But a new theoretical abstract asks us to consider whether binary black...

Scarlett James
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 3:57PM

Astrophysicists Create the First-Ever Surface Map of a Pulsar Using Data from NASA’s NICER Telescope on the ISS

Scientists using data from NASA’s NICER telescope onboard the ISS have created the first-ever surface map of a pulsar, according to...

Scarlett James
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 1:44PM