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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

The SpaceX Blooper Reel Is Filled With More Explosions Than a Michael Bay Movie

SpaceX has released a fun look at its many, many, many failed attempts at making an upright landing with an orbital rocket booster,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 11:15AM

Russia Claims Its New Main Battle Tank Will Be Able to Run on Mars

Don't believe everything you read online--especially when it's a state-run media outlet that claims its government has a new tank...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 10:07AM

Panasonic Develops LiDAR to Stop Robots from Awkwardly Falling Over

For a robot with three legs that's designed for stability, R2-D2 spends a lot of time in the original Star Wars trilogy falling over....

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 8:08PM

Astronomers Have Found a Planet With a Titanium Atmosphere

In case you needed any proof that space is just the coolest place ever, astronomers have found a super hot gas giant with an...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 7:02PM

The Strongest Solar Flare in Over 10 Years Has Been Unleashed

On the morning of September 6th, the Sun unleashed two brief eruptions of radiation. The first burst was classified as an X-class...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 12:22PM

Tiny Linking Robots Share a Central Hive Mind With Each Other

It's increasingly looking like the future of robotics is going to be modular. Specialized robots are useful for many tasks, but for a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 7:27PM

The Google Brain Team Is Trying to Teach an AI to Tell Jokes

Artificial intelligence is paving the way to technologies previously seen only aboard the USS Enterprise: teleporters and cyborgs...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 12:43PM

Check Out the Real-Life Mech Designed by the Artist From 'Terminator' and 'Robocop'

Oscar Wilde once said that “life imitates art far more than art imitates life,” but even he couldn’t have predicted just how far...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 11:11AM

Security Expert Warns that Sex Robots Can Be Hacked and Turned Violent

If Westworld has taught us anything, it's that you can't program a robot to feel human emotions and then attempt to have your way...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 11 September 2017 - 7:55PM

Robot Champions Are Using Italy as a Training Ground for Nuclear Disaster Aid

If you have ever watched Battlebots, then you know the raw mechanical power and excitement of pitting two robots against each other in...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 11 September 2017 - 11:23AM

This Creepy, Interactive AI Baby Is Programmed to Be as Human as Possible

The idea of robots becoming people is ingrained in popular culture, from Bicentennial Man to A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, to more...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 11 September 2017 - 10:31AM

Super Thin Spacecraft is Designed to Capture Space Debris

Earth's orbit continues to fill up with space debris, and while we haven't seen any real life recreations of Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 September 2017 - 6:24PM

Red Cross Launches a Drone Program to Help With Disaster Relief

As drones continue to become more widespread, the American Red Cross is preparing to launch one of their own to assess damages in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 September 2017 - 2:40PM

Cassini Enters its Final Week Before its Fatal Plunge into Saturn

Cassini's final week is about to begin, with the the famous NASA probe ending its 20 year mission on Friday, September 15, by plunging...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 09 September 2017 - 4:58PM

Another Black Hole is Discovered at the Center of the Milky Way

It's long been established that, deep at the heart of our constantly swirling galaxy, there exists a fantastically powerful...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 08 September 2017 - 7:20PM

Elon Musk Shares a Full Look at SpaceX's Sci-Fi Inspired Spacesuits

As part of his ongoing mission to boldly go where no vacation provider has gone before, Elon Musk has taken another step towards...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 08 September 2017 - 6:46PM

Digital Assistants Like Siri Can Be Hacked Using Ultrasound Commands

While creepy at first, robotic assistants like Google Home and Alexa are becoming accepted as helpful, inanimate members of the...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 2:56PM

Real-Life Suspended Animation on Space Voyages Won't Be Too Different From 'Alien'

The problem with space is that it's really, really big. There's a lot of dead space in between all the interesting bits, and that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 11:18AM