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The Cassini Space Probe Enters Its "Grand Finale" Around Saturn

The Cassini space probe has been on quite the journey through our Solar System--since its launch in 1997, it has endured 20 years of...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 12 May 2017 - 10:13AM

Tech Startup Neurable Allows You To Control VR and AR Using Only Your Thoughts

Every couple years, tech geeks like us watch questionable press releases come out announcing that soon we'll be able to...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 3:31PM

Why Facebook Is Shutting Down Oculus' VR Film Studio

When Oculus Rift was acquired by Facebook, a lot of VR nerds were cautiously optimistic--we've grown used to trusting that a small...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 05 May 2017 - 11:39AM

Virgin Galactic Nails a New Maneuver Essential to Spaceflight

Virgin Galactic has encountered the one thing it (probably) never expected: another incredibly rich visionary CEO with designs on...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 04 May 2017 - 12:40PM

Elon Musk's 'Boring Company' Shows Concepts for Underground Maze of Roads

Late last year, Elon Musk created The Boring Company on a whim, as a means of digging enormous tunnels under Los Angeles to help deal...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 30 April 2017 - 12:40PM

Meet the Humans Preparing AI for the Robot Job Revolution

If science fiction has proven anything, it's that humanity is never prepared for the robot uprising. But leaving aside the prospect...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 28 April 2017 - 2:35PM

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

Interview: Chris Hadfield Is Proof of the Power of Sci-Fi

For many of his fans, Chris Hadfield has made space feel closer to Earth than ever.    In 2013, Hadfield became the first Canadian...

Carolyn Cox
Monday, 10 April 2017 - 4:33PM

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