Science News

Australia Launches its Own National Space Agency

America, China, Russia, etc. might need to make room outside the Earth's atmosphere, because the Aussies plan to head out soon.In...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 25 September 2017 - 7:24PM

This 3-D Carving Tool Lets Makers Create Custom Guitars and Game Boards

Everybody is psyched about 3-D printing their own fidget spinners and tiny plastic skulls, but people are already grumbling about...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 2:03PM

A Futuristic Fashion Company Has Created a Dress That Lets You Sense Near-Earth Asteroids

If 2017's Ghost in the Shell made one good decision, it was including Wearable Media in its promotions. The company nails the weird,...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 12:55PM

A Robot Performed Unaided Dental Surgery on a Human Patient

How much do you trust modern robotics? Would you, for example, be happy with letting a robot implant false teeth into your mouth?...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 September 2017 - 7:27PM

Two Engineers Create an Underwater Jetpack to 'Fly Through Water'

Sometimes, great discoveries don't take lots of research, experimentation, and effort. Gluing together a few commonplace (or not so...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 7:41PM

The Air Force Wants to Begin Testing Lasers on Gunships Next Year

Military gunships have enough guns already, but what they don't have enough of is frickin' lasers. That gross oversight may be fixed...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 11:27AM

Tesla is Developing Their Own Self-Driving AI Chip with AMD

For someone who's dead certain that artificial intelligence will one day lead to a Skynet-style robot apocalypse that will wipe out...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 8:54PM

Knightscope Unveils a Robot Security Guard for All-Terrain Patrols

Robot security guards aren't necessarily a perfected technology just yet. Among the stories of robots awkwardly tripping in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 7:45PM

Columbia Researchers Create Artificial Humanoid Muscles for Robots

As impressive as modern robot designs might be, humanity's attempts to build artificial shells for our computers still pale in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 8:52PM

Teenager Max Miller Raises $300K to Teach Coding and 3-D Printing to Kids With Cancer

These days, kids are growing up in a world with X-ray vision drones, cute personal robots, 3-D printed Mario Karts, and giant mechs....

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 2:48PM

Six Scientists Emerge From an Isolation Dome After an Eight-Month Mars Simulation

One of the next stamps on humanity's galactic passport is Mars, but before we can get an astronaut there, we have to make sure they're...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 11:22AM

Fossilized Space Dust Can Teach Us About the Solar System's Formation

There's no denying that fossils are pretty cool. From the humble swirly ammonite to the towering T-Rex, there's plenty to get excited...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 18 September 2017 - 8:32PM

McLaren Has Built Bionic Armor For a Real Life Tony Stark

Once upon a time, television audiences of the 1970s marveled at The Six Million Dollar Man, essentially a superhero cut from the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 18 September 2017 - 7:04PM

Check Out the Bomb-Defusal Robot That Can Be Controlled in Virtual Reality

Bomb disposal is one of the most frightening, high-pressure, high-risk jobs out there. It's as life-threatening as it is intricate and...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 18 September 2017 - 12:01PM

How the Future of Quantum Computing Brings Us Closer to 'Star Trek'

Eric Ladizinsky's introduction at Worlds Fair Nano in NYC was prefaced with an interesting bit of trivia: Ladizinsky has watched every...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 17 September 2017 - 6:52PM

New AI Can Develop Video Games Just by Watching Gameplay

As humans, we have both learned and innate behaviors. While some few, basic behaviors come to us instinctively, many more are learned...

Chelsea Gohd
Sunday, 17 September 2017 - 1:35PM

Worlds Fair Nano 2017: The Future of VR Will Be Another Moral Panic

VR is finally here, but where is it headed? That was the question asked at Worlds Fair Nano NY's Future of VR panel, which brought...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 16 September 2017 - 7:53PM

Watch an Exclusive Clip from Nat Geo's Documentary Special on Cassini, Airing Tonight 9/8C!

As of this morning, the Cassini spacecraft is no more. Its 20-year-long mission to explore Saturn and its moons, including Titan and...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 September 2017 - 7:00PM

Cassini Ended Its 20-Year Mission Today by Crashing Into Saturn

R.I.P. Cassini, the hard-working space probe that's given us a far better understanding of Saturn and its moons.Following thirteen...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 15 September 2017 - 10:40AM

Scientist Repeatedly Shocks Himself with an Electric Eel to Test Its Power

This right here? This is how we get supervillains. Biologist and professor of Vanderbilt University Kenneth Catania has published a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 8:26PM