Technology

NASA Is Building The Classic 'Claw' Arcade Game Into New Equipment Destined For Mars Aboard The InSight Lander

They're not exactly grabbing for three-eyed alien toys at Pizza Planet, but engineers at NASA are using the same arcade game from...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 1:08PM

Russia Plays It Cool In The Wake Of Near-Devastating Rocket Failure, But Their Timeline Could Leave The ISS Understaffed

For a space agency that just experienced one of the biggest spacecraft failures in recent memory, Russia's Roscosmos is playing it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 19 October 2018 - 12:18PM

Virtual Reality Has the Power to Create Long-Lasting Empathy, New Study Finds

VR has been hailed as a lot of things: the next major video game platform, a new social networking platform, and even a rival to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 1:03PM

How Advanced AI Chatbots Will Become the Next Propaganda Threat

Artificial intelligence is getting better at driving cars and recognizing photos, but one of the things AI still struggles with is...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 12:25PM

Can You Tell the Difference Between These AI-Generated Fortune Cookie Messages and the Real Thing?

When people talk about artificial intelligence taking human jobs, we didn't expect one of them to be "fortune cookie writer."...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 12:01PM

Former NASA Artist in Residence Laurie Anderson Creates an Immersive VR Moon Installation

Some lucky astronauts and a handful of very rich people will soon be traveling into space and around the moon, but what about the rest...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 10:56AM

Elon Musk Says It's "Time to Create a Mecha" After Watching Late-Night Anime Movie

No, you haven't stumbled across a mistakenly syndicated article from The Onion. We're apparently living in a timeline where the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 1:53PM

Environmentalists Prepare to Remove Plastics From Oceans With U-Shaped Pipe Named 'Wilson'

According to recent estimates, the world's oceans are plagued by 150 million tons of plastic, and that number is expecting to triple...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 1:06PM

Stephen Hawking's Last Book Warns About the Rise of Genetically Engineered Superhumans

There were a lot of things keeping Stephen Hawking awake at night, but among the top three were the imminent AI revolution, the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 12:31PM

Coincidence or Sabotage? Another NASA Telescope Has Shut Down

It has not been a good few weeks for NASA. With the Hubble Space Telescope still asleep and adrift in safe mode due to instrument...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 12:19PM

Google's AI Can Now Detect Breast Cancer Better Than Humans Do

When it's not teaching AI how to create fake photos that look totally real, Google and its associated companies are taking big strides...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 11:46AM

New Study Says Enough People Have Sequenced Their DNA to Endanger Others' Privacy

Sending your DNA off to a genealogy company like 23 and Me and filling the gaps in your family tree has become a fascinating little...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 1:53PM

DARPA Is Working to Create Cyborgs and Meta-Humans – Even if They Won't Admit It

If you thought the announcement of the first air-to-air drone kill or the unveiling of Russia's new bipedal military mech was cause...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 1:07PM

DARPA Says the Biggest Obstacle to Effective Artificial Intelligence Is Common Sense

If you went through public school in the last fifteen years, odds are that your math tests included a space for an answer and a...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 12:35PM

Chinese Scientists Have Successfully Bred Mice From Two Females Using CRISPR

Sorry fellas, but you can sit this one out. According to CNN, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have successfully bred...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 11:09AM

Two Astronauts Just Had to Make an Emergency Escape from a Malfunctioning Rocket Headed to the ISS

At around 4:40 AM today, two astronauts set out to the ISS aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. Less than two minutes into that flight,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 1:35PM

Magic Leap's Visionary Flagship Game 'Dr. Grodbort’s Invaders' Looks Like the Future Of Mixed Reality

Even Magic Leap's CEO Rony Abovitz admits that all the hype surrounding the release of the company's new headset, which took several...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 11:54AM

Cyborg Medicine: New, Biodegradable Electronic Implant May Heal Nerve Damage

Between new techniques to de-age cells and transplant faces, modern medical technology has come a long way. Now, it appears that...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 11:24AM

New Illusion Experiment Claims Brain Can Retroactively Change Perceptions Of Reality

By now, most of us are familiar with the 'Invisible Gorilla' experiment, which shows how selective our attention can be, but now a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 10:46AM

NASA's First Manned Flight With a SpaceX Rocket Is Set For June 2019

It looks like we are unofficially in the middle of SpaceX season. After putting on a light show for the people of the West Coast with...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 - 10:14AM