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Alphabet's 'Project Loon' Wi-Fi Balloons Have Split Into a Separate Company

A few years back, Google attempted to solve a problem relating to the massive chunks of the world that still have zero internet...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 11:04AM

Saturn's Moon Titan Has Crazier Methane Rainstorms Than Previously Thought

Titan is seen by many members of the stargazing community as a kind of Promised Land; a distant location that may be the first place...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 13 October 2017 - 7:40PM

Humanoid Robot Sophia's UN Speech Shows the Future of AI Is Now

The United Nations loves a good celebrity speaker.Back in April, Jimmy Fallon interviewed an unbelievable humanoid robot named Sophia,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 13 October 2017 - 9:33AM

Giant Underground Automated Car Storage Lockers May Be the Future of Inner-City Parking

There's no denying it: The worst thing about living in any major city is parking.Well, parking, and increased levels of petty crime,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 13 October 2017 - 8:52AM

Scientists Create Shape-Changing, Synthetic 'Octopus' Skin for Robots

Perhaps you've seen an absolutely terrifying ability that an octopus has, which involves squeezing their entire rubbery bodies...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 7:44PM

A House-Sized Asteroid Narrowly Passed By the Earth

Good news, everyone: human civilization wasn't destroyed by a giant asteroid yesterday.You may think that this is obviously a given,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 7:09PM

'Hyperloop One' Is Now 'Virgin Hyperloop One' After an Investment From Richard Branson

Building something from scratch isn't the only way to get your name on the building. You can also take the "rich alumnus" approach and...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 1:38PM

Rings Discovered on a Strange Dwarf Planet in Our Solar System

If it were possible for a planet to be inherently cute, then Haumea would fit the bill.Discovered in 2004, this tiny dwarf planet is...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - 8:48PM

Drone-Killing, Laser-Shooting Dune Buggy Looks Like Something From 'Mad Max'

Drone warfare is going to be an increasingly difficult challenge for militaries of the near future.Just as the advent of warplane...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - 1:20PM

Scientists Find Ancient Seafloor on Mars Which Could Have Sustained Life

When popular culture examines what life might be like on Mars, one consistent theme comes up: big-headed, bug-eyed grey aliens...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 8:54PM

VIDEO: How Crows Could Solve Litter Problems Across The World

Crows are exceptionally intelligent, social birds with a natural instinct towards scavenging. They are so intelligent, in fact, that...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 5:31PM

South Korea Developing 'Blackout Bombs' To Kill North Korea's Grids

When your neighbor to the north is a crazy person with his finger on the button (not you, Mexico), it's smart to be prepared with a...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 11:34AM

Nvidia Has Built a Real-Life Virtual Reality Holodeck

As the ability to wander around artificial simulated worlds becomes easier thanks to developments in virtual reality technology, many...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 10:57AM

Scientists Have Built a Drone That Shoots 'Spider-Man' Style Webs

The problem of relying on a teenager who can do whatever a spider can to patrol and police New York is that eventually, if...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 09 October 2017 - 6:58PM

Facebook's Attempt To Build 'Starcraft II' AI Bot Fails Miserably

Here's a story that should put a smile on the face of anyone who has a soft spot for inspirational underdog sports movies.Facebook's...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 09 October 2017 - 10:41AM

Scientists Create Gummy Robot For Jobs that Require Being Eaten

Anyone hungry? Feel like taking a bite out of a piece of robotics history?Researchers at EPFL in Switzerland have created soft,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 09 October 2017 - 10:11AM

US Navy is Developing Smart Prosthetic Limbs With Built-In Sensors

Considering how many commercial gadgets are capable of measuring your health nowadays, you would think prosthetic limbs would...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 08 October 2017 - 1:15PM

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Plans to Send Tourists into Space by Early 2019

Elon Musk and SpaceX had better watch out - another company is hot on their heels, and looking to make a big impact on the space...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 06 October 2017 - 7:45PM

Google Has Finally Created a Real Life 'Star Trek' Universal Translator

While most people awaiting the arrival of "The Future" tend to focus on the jetpack or the hoverboard as an indicator that we're...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 06 October 2017 - 10:35AM

Martian Volcanoes Grow 1000 Times Slower Than Their Earth Counterparts

One of the more comforting facts about volcanoes on Earth is that they don't exactly spring up overnight.The process of volcanic...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 - 8:04PM