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New Technology Uses Lasers to Transmit Audible Messages to Specific People

WASHINGTON — Researchers have demonstrated that a laser can transmit an audible message to a person without any type of receiver...

Optical Society of America
Thursday, 24 January 2019 - 4:28PM

Flying Animatronics Demonstrate Why the Future of Robotics May Be Disney, Not DARPA

Long before Chuck E. Cheese, themed bars, and dreams of entire islands dedicated to cloned dinosaurs, there was Disneyland. Say what...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 24 January 2019 - 1:36PM

Scientists Say Life Possible Because of a Big Bang: a Planet Colliding With Earth

Scientists at Rice University are claiming that the essential elements – including nitrogen and carbon – that make life on Earth...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 3:31PM

Poker-Playing AI Tapped For Military Use In $10M Pentagon Deal

In the 1983 film War Games, a teenage hacker accesses WOPR (War Operation Plan Response), a military supercomputer programmed to...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 - 12:50PM

Fiction: Aqaara – Part 13

We are pleased to introduce the 13th installment of our inaugural venture into fiction with Donald McPhedran Gibson's Aqaara, the...

Don Gibson
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 - 2:29PM

Amazon is Offering a $499.00 Toilet-Cleaning Robot and We're Officially Over 2019

The first two decades of the 21st century have been quite a wild ride, haven't they? We've gotten up-close and personal glimpses of...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 - 9:56AM

Cocaine May Be Causing Eels in London's River Thames to Become 'Hyperactive'

It's been known for some time now that improperly disposed of pharmaceuticals – including hormones, antibiotics, blood thinners, and...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 - 9:52AM

Real-Life 'Iron Man' Demonstrates Jet Suit on Royal Marine Commando Assault Course

We first reported on Richard Browning's Daedalus jet suit in November 2017, when the Gravity founder and Royal Marine Commando (U.K.)...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 21 January 2019 - 9:22AM

Lyft Plans To Bring AR and VR Experiences to Transportation

Created as an alternative to the traditional yellow taxi cab, companies like Lyft and Uber succeeded in breaking what amounted to a...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 21 January 2019 - 8:14AM

Scientists Discover Evidence of Summer Rain and Changing Seasons On Titan

Saturn's moon Titan has been heralded as a possible home for extraterrestrial life and a target for future human colonies, largely due...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 11:43AM

Terminated: World's First Robot Hotel Fires Half Its Robot Staff For Annoying Guests

As robots and artificial intelligence begin to take on more roles in our daily lives, there are bound to be hiccups, some bigger than...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 17 January 2019 - 10:01AM

What's This Weekend's 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' All About, Anyway?

If you're seeing news of the upcoming super-blood-wolf-moon-apocalypse and thinking to yourself, "wait, didn't we just have one of...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 - 10:37AM

Massive, Spinning Ice Whirlpool Mysteriously Appears in Maine River

There are plenty of things you might expect to see in a New England river: ducks, geese, exhausted Ivy League rowers... all perfectly...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 - 9:18AM

Fiction: Aqaara – Part 12

We are pleased to introduce the 12th installment of our inaugural venture into fiction with Donald McPhedran Gibson's Aqaara, the...

Don Gibson
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 - 12:28PM

Facebook Is Using AI to Prevent Suicides, But Privacy Advocates Are Concerned

We talk a lot about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence and the evils of social media, but there are some really positive...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 - 12:12PM

Ice Melting in Antarctica Has Accelerated 280% In 40 Years, According to New Study

If glaciers in some parts of Antarctica took the #10YearChallenge, their selfie comparisons would be different but not exactly...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 - 10:32AM

New Steam-Powered Spacecraft Could Explore Space 'Forever'

When Buzz Lightyear said "To infinity...and beyond!", we doubt anyone took the idea seriously. Even Voyager 1 and 2, which are still...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 2:06PM

Scientists Are Creating Rare, Dangerous Plutonium-238 for the First Time Since the Cold War...for NASA

The Cold War was a breakthrough period for science, despite the looming threat of nuclear armageddon. In addition to projects like...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 1:25PM

This Company's Full-Body Haptic Suits Could Make 'Black Mirror' Level Gaming a Scary Reality

There are two recent examples of haptic suit technology in popular culture that gamers can look to for an idea of AR/VR play will...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 1:19PM

One of Our Closest Neighboring Stars May Have a Super-Earth Capable of Supporting Life

Though you might not have heard of it, Barnard's Star is something of a celebrity among fans of science and sci-fi--apart from being...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 12:51PM