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The SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Just Completed its 40th Successful Flight

Elon Musk must be very pleased with himself at the moment. His plans for commercial space flight are gaining steam, as his Falcon 9...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 25 August 2017 - 7:40PM

Japan's New "Weird Hotel" Is Staffed by Polite Robot Dinosaurs (and More)

The Henn na Hotel (or "Weird Hotel" in English) is one of Japan's newest attractions, having just thrown open its doors today for all...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 25 August 2017 - 10:26AM

Russia Designed a 'Sea Monster' Vehicle to Speed Up Water Travel

Russia is dusting off some old ship designs from the country's Soviet era in order to revolutionize cargo sea transport in the modern...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 7:15PM

The Greatest Threat to Self-Driving Cars Will Be Hackers

Autonomous vehicles have been a staple of sci-fi for a while, but they're quickly becoming a promising, potentially life-saving...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 1:21PM

Microsoft's Patent for Magic Augmented Reality Wands Has Been Revealed

At present, virtual reality technology is not quite where it needs to be. There are a lot of plans in motion to try and overcome its...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 10:52AM

Black Holes Outside Our Galaxy are Moving in 'Weird and Exciting' Ways

Last year's discovery of gravitational waves rocked the field of astronomy, and since then, researchers have pored over the strange...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 7:45PM

Airbus Is Close to Releasing Its Own Self-Driving Flying Car

It's happening, people. After decades of waiting, we're getting close to the Holy Grail of sci-fi technology: the flying car. Airbus...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 10:53AM

SpaceX's Sleek New Spacesuits Were Created by the Costume Designer for Marvel's 'Avengers'

Elon Musk has shared a first official look at the new spacesuits that customers aboard his commercial space tourism service, SpaceX,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 10:06AM

Researchers Created a Working 'Star Trek' Holodeck for Mice

If you could only create a holodeck for one species of mammal, it really should be for humans. Tiny holodecks for mice take up less...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 9:14PM

Scientists are Attempting to Recycle Astronaut Urine Into Plastic

Space flight is a difficult business. On the one hand, a lot of tools and resources are needed for a successful mission that have to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 7:24PM

A Team of Hackers Shows How Frighteningly Easy It Is To Hack Home Robots

Cyber attacks are one of the great threats of our generation. Anyone who's seen Mr. Robot knows that all it takes is one solid hack...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 10:29AM

Scientists Create Diamond Rain to Research Neptune's Strange Weather

Some people get to have all the fun.Researchers at the SLAC Laboratory at Stanford have recently been attempting to recreate the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 8:51PM

Elon Musk and Other Tech Experts Urge the UN To Ban 'Killer Robots'

The problem with Terminator 2's opening scene is that it makes robot murderbots look incredibly cool. If given the chance, what...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 7:14PM

The Solar Eclipse Is Causing Weird Changes in the Sun's Magnetic Field

The day has finally come. August 21st, 2017, the great American total solar eclipse. Millions across the country are flocking to bear...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 12:31PM

Watch a Live Stream of Today's Total Solar Eclipse!

Who's ready for a solar eclipse?Today, large parts of America will get the rare treat of watching in wonder and awe as the sun is...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 9:55AM

NASA Will Prevent a Volcanic Eruption in Yellowstone by Draining its Heat

Of all the imminent dangers around the world right now, one slightly less imminent danger that tends to get forgotten is the giant...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 August 2017 - 6:18PM

NASA Will Attempt to Create Oxygen From the Atmosphere on Mars

There are tons of reasons why we can't live on Mars just yet, even ignoring the unfinished challenge of actually moving some people...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 August 2017 - 4:40PM

Head of IBM Watson Claims AI 'Augments' Human Intelligence, Not Replaces It

Depending on which tech industry giant you're speaking to, artificial intelligence can be a touchy subject. Facebook's Mark...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 August 2017 - 12:15PM

A Sensory App Can Help Blind People Enjoy the Solar Eclipse

Of all the planets in our solar system, Earth has the coolest eclipses. None of our neighboring planets have moons that are big enough...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 7:51PM

The Google Lunar XPrize Is Still Awarding $30 Million To Anyone Who Can Land a Rover on the Moon

If you don't know XPrize, bookmark them--they're the ones who ran the worldwide contest to create a functioning analogue to Star...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 2:40PM