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Star Wars, Space Travel, and AI: The Top 10 Stories From Silicon Valley Comic-Con 2017

The moment you step into Silicon Valley Comic-Con, you know you're in Steve Wozniak territory: the staff members are wearing t-shirts...

Super User
Monday, 24 April 2017 - 4:55PM

NASA Says It Won't Follow the Prime Directive When Exploring Other Planets

With films like The Mars Generation hyping up human exploration of the Red Planet and Elon Musk planning the new SpaceX Martian...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 5:05PM

Virgin Galactic Describes What a Private Spaceflight Will Look Like at Silicon Valley Comic-Con

One of the first things we heard from the Virgin Galactic rep at this event was "Our goal is to put everyone in space." No, that's not...

Super User
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 2:30PM

Syfy Talks About The Future of VR Storytelling at Silicon Valley Comic-Con

We came away from the Syfy/Digital Domain panel on VR with one conclusion: if VR is going to succeed as a medium, there have to be...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 1:27AM

Outer Places Is Coming to You Live From Silicon Valley Comic-Con 2017!

When Jon Kesh (our night editor, pictured left) and I (right) arrived in sunny San Jose for Silicon Valley Comic-Con, we had two goals...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 April 2017 - 6:58PM

Come Check Out the Earth Day Celebration in New York!

A while ago, we spoke about the Earth Day Initiative's new program, Count to 50, which is an opt-in plan to switch people's utility...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 April 2017 - 2:15PM

This Short Video Shows How Each Robot Replaces Six Human Employees

When sci-fi author Cixin Liu wrote his piece about the robot revolution in the New York Times, one of his predictions was that AI and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 1:45PM

An Atmosphere is Discovered Around a Nearby Earth-Like Planet

While we've never found a planet that's exactly like Earth (and we probably won't for a long time), we've been getting closer. Just...

Kat Stubing
Sunday, 09 April 2017 - 11:45AM

Check Out the Coolest Tech From the 2017 New York Luxury Technology Show

When you walk into the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan for the annual Luxury Technology Show, you'll see a lot of things: a Tesla...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 24 March 2017 - 4:35PM

The Earth Day Initiative's Plan to Switch America's Utility Bills to Clean Energy

The first glimpses of Blade Runner: 2049 offered a look at a near-future LA where "[t]he climate has gone berserk--the ocean, the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 24 March 2017 - 1:25PM

NASA Investigates the Effects of Space On Our DNA

Could we actually live longer if we lived in space? We wouldn't try that just yet, but NASA is out to answer that question...

Kat Stubing
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 - 8:47PM

Boaty McBoatface Begins Its Maiden Voyage to Antarctica

Boaty McBoatface is ready for departure!You may remember the controversy caused last year when the will of the Internet was subverted...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 17 March 2017 - 1:16PM

Trump's Budget Will Include Cuts to NASA and Several of Their Programs

President Trump's budget proposal has begun to make the rounds, and it includes some cuts to NASA's overall budget, though it's not as...

Devin Klos
Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 7:25PM

Incredible Footage From These Atomic Blasts Was Almost Lost Forever

Imagine dropping 44 million tons of radioactive dynamite on a piece of ocean, watching the 8-mile-high mushroom cloud rise into the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 16 March 2017 - 3:25PM

Watch Julian Assange Break Down the CIA Exploits for Apple and Google Phones

In their latest data and intel dump, Wikileaks has revealed that among other bombshells such as spying through TVs, the CIA has been...

Devin Klos
Thursday, 09 March 2017 - 2:51PM

An Entire House Was 3D Printed Within a Single Day

Home construction is normally quite a challenge. To produce a fully livable house can take months, and as the global population...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 - 7:11PM

This Self-Driving Volkswagen Concept Car Has No Steering Wheel

Volkswagen is throwing their hat into the self-driving car arena with the introduction of their new concept van, Sedric:Sedric is...

Devin Klos
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 - 1:23PM

Boston Dynamics' Awesome New Robot 'Handle' Looks Like a Rolling Supersoldier

Robots are slowly getting better at mimicking the human body and its movements, including grasping fingers, but the goal has always...

Devin Klos
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 - 3:10PM

Elon Musk Announces SpaceX Plans to Fly Two Space Tourists Around the Moon

In a special telephone news conference, science entrepreneur Elon Musk has announced plans to allow two private space tourists a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 11:01AM

CERN's Large Hadron Collider May Have Just Disproved the Existence of Ghosts

Even before Bill Murray and his friends broke into the scene with proton packs and a hit theme song, scientists have struggled to...

Devin Klos
Friday, 24 February 2017 - 1:22PM