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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

Google Starts an Ethics Initiative for the DeepMind AI Program

It's hard to know where to draw the line with artificial intelligence. On the one hand, we want our tech to get more sophisticated, to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 - 5:07PM

Boeing Is Offering $2 Million To Anyone Who Can Build A Working Jetpack

Calling all Rocketeers! Calling all Rocketeers! Aerospace mega-company Boeing has launched a global competition that could turn one...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 - 11:19AM

Snapchat Launches AR Art Galleries in Major Cities Around the World

Imagine if you could fill a city with digital art sculptures that are completely invisible to the naked eye, but that appear in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 - 8:52PM

Nobel Prize Awarded to Scientists Who Discovered Gravitational Waves

It's been a fun few years for astronomers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). In just a few short...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 - 7:40PM

Indie Developer DreamSail Games Creates a Mecha VR Game That's Essentially 'Pacific Rim'

Every kid who saw the original Nintendo Power Glove had the same thought: the future is now, and it is awesome. For this...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 - 3:10PM

Russian Military Engineers Have Essentially Built the Goblin Glider from 'Spider-Man'

Remember the origin story behind the Green Goblin in the 2002 Spider-Man movie? How Norman Osborn's technology company has a defense...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 - 9:59AM

MIT Engineers Create a Robot Avatar You Control Through VR

We're all eager for technology to get to the point where we can pilot robot avatars from the comfort of our own homes. There are...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 02 October 2017 - 7:28PM

Unlucky Robot is Designed to Stand Up After Getting Knocked Over

It's a sure sign of progress when robots learn how to adjust and fix themselves after falling down on the job. But it must be terrible...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 01 October 2017 - 6:20PM

An Artificially Intelligent Hologram Could Become Your Hotel Concierge

As artificial intelligence continues to spread into more and more jobs, it's very likely that at some point in the near future, it'll...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 01 October 2017 - 1:06PM

'Biosensitive' Ink Can Create Tattoos Which Monitor Your Health

Modern tattoos are typically seen as artwork that exists on your body, with little functional purpose beyond self-expression....

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 30 September 2017 - 12:40PM

Elon Musk Plans to Launch a Mission to Mars in Just Five Years' Time

Earlier this week, Elon Musk made a lot of noise about having a big announcement on the horizon that he was particularly pleased to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 8:44PM

Lockheed Martin Unveils 'Mars Base Camp' Spacecraft for Future Missions

There are a lot of missions to Mars currently in the works, but not all prioritize comfort for travelers.The 68th International...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 7:34PM

Renault Plans to Make Self-Driving Cars That Know When They Need Repairs

The future of car maintenance is a lot like the future of driving - it's unlikely that humans will find themselves making any of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 8:50PM

The UAE is Building a Simulated Mars City to Prepare Future Colonists

Despite The Martian showing us all just how crummy life on Mars would actually be, plenty of people around the world still have a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 7:44PM

Russia and America Are Planning a Joint Space Station in the Moon's Orbit

If there's one area of global politics that shows promise for one day uniting everyone into a single, Star Trek-style Federation,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 5:15PM

Dubai Begins Test Flights for an Autonomous Flying Taxi

If any city were to get a commercially available flying car service first, it makes sense that it's Dubai. Few other places...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 8:33PM

Vacuum Cleaner Company Dyson Will Build an Electric Car by 2020

The world of battery-powered vehicles is becoming ever more crowded. In addition to the myriad of other companies that are already...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 7:37PM