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Scientists Are Building Tiny, Eco-Friendly, Water-Powered Cube Satellites

Two major problems plague scientists who rely on satellites--first is the prohibitive cost, and second is the growing mass of junk...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 10:55AM

Check Out the New Combat Drone That Can Fire a Sniper Rifle All By Itself

We all laughed when people started duct-taping knives to Roombas, but the laughter has long since stopped: we're at the point now...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 10:15AM

Toyota Patented a 'Cloaking Device' to Reduce Blind Spots While Driving

Here's something that ought to make the early morning commute a little more eventful.Toyota, the Japanese car company and occasional...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 - 7:45PM

Watch the US Navy Test Out Their Giant, Long-Range Electromagnetic Railgun

The idea of electromagnetic projectile weapons that fire ammunition without the need of conventional gunpowder has shown up in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 - 11:00AM

Check Out HEXA, a Programmable Spider-Droid with Night Vision

Would you like an adorable pet robot that you can program yourself to help you perform a variety of household activities? Before you...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 - 10:12AM

New Scientific Study Claims Robots Are More Likable When They Make Mistakes

These days, there seems to be a robot suited for just about every task. From writing songs to creating artwork, working as lawyers,...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 7:23PM

NASA Is Sending Up Giant Bacteria Balloons During the Eclipse to See if We're Infecting Other Worlds

If you're not already pumped for next week's total solar eclipse, it's time to get even more excited: one fun side effect of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 11:18AM

The US Army Is Creating Real-Life Spider-Man Armor From Genetically Engineered Spider DNA

For anyone who's grown up reading the adventures of Spider-Man in the comics--particularly anything from the Sixties, when he...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 10:09AM

DeLorean is Building a Flying Car Straight Out of 'Back to the Future'

A true Back to the Future DeLorean won't be possible until we make some major breakthroughs in time travel, but when that day comes,...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 14 August 2017 - 6:38PM

Elon Musk's OpenAI Just Beat The World's Most Unpredictable 'DotA' Player at His Own Game

It's been twenty years since Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov, the world chess champion, at his own game. Since then, AI has mastered Go...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 14 August 2017 - 10:49AM

Quantum Computers May Become Weapons of Mass Destruction, Claims Top Physicist

It's kind of fun that we're at the point now that binary computers are being called "classical computers" by industry experts.A recent...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 14 August 2017 - 10:08AM

Are You Ready for the August 21st Eclipse?

If you haven’t heard about the upcoming eclipse, you may have been living under a moon rock. On August 21st, a historic total solar...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 11 August 2017 - 12:16PM

UK Special Forces Test Out a Bullet-Proof 'Boba Fett' Helmet

From the Space Corps to laser weaponry, life is beginning to feel a little bit more like Star Wars than the 21st century. So it's...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 - 12:55PM

Scientists Create the First Automated 'Biological Teleporter' and Use It to Fax Viruses

At this moment, in the Synthetic Genomics, Inc. lab (SGI) in San Diego, California, the first-ever biological teleportation device...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 04 August 2017 - 12:42PM

Facebook's Translation Service Is Now Managed By AI Alone

If you've seen a post or comment from a friend on Facebook that's written in a language other than English recently, you might have...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 04 August 2017 - 11:26AM

Upcoming 'Star Wars' VR Experience at Disney Parks Will (Apparently) Explore Darth Vader's Castle

For those of us who had life-affirming experiences playing Star Wars video games (Knights of the Old Republic, Jedi Knight, Shadows...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 04 August 2017 - 10:16AM

Exclusive: New Photos of the Chainsaw-Equipped Mech That's Challenging Japan to a Giant Robot Fight

This isn't a movie. This isn't a joke. MegaBots, an American company, challenged the Japanese company Suidobashi to a giant robot...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 03 August 2017 - 2:20PM

DARPA and Boeing Team Up to Create "New Wave" of Space Planes

DARPA, or Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has had a long-standing reputation as a leader in bizarre, cutting-edge,...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 - 1:16PM

Luxembourg Is Planning to Be the First Country to Adopt Asteroid Mining

Cosmic objects like asteroids aren’t just big rocks threatening the future of civilization in blockbuster sci-fi flicks (and,...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 31 July 2017 - 12:09PM

Fake Scholarly Article on Midi-Chlorians Tricks Professional Scientific Journals

Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise?If so, you might have been reading the International Journal of Molecular...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 31 July 2017 - 10:17AM