Technology

Amazon Is Now Quietly Selling AI-Enhanced Facial 'Rekognition' Tech to the Government

As fascinating as they are ethically dubious, artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology have been creeping into almost...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 11:44AM

The World's Most Overlooked Element Could Transform What We Know About Time

For most people with smartphones or other digital devices, keeping time has become a given. Time zones and daylights savings don't...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 11:02AM

An Artificial Intelligence is Taught to Tell Jokes, and the Results are Almost Funny

It's always fascinating to watch an AI program attempt creative tasks — partly because of the philosophical questions that come...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 7:19PM

This Shape-Shifting Robot Can Teach Itself to Walk on Anything (No Humans Required)

If imagining Boston Dynamics' Atlas relentlessly chasing you down through the woods like a low-budget Terminator doesn't scare you,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 1:32PM

SpaceX Shares New Details On Its 'Crew Dragon' Spacecraft Designed for Human Spaceflight

With everything SpaceX has done recently (several dozen successful rocket launches and a Tesla floating through space to show for it)...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 6:50PM

Cornell's New 'Social' Robot Can Literally Get Goosebumps

For years, technology has had an ongoing struggle with the Uncanny Valley, which has been made painfully obvious by robots like...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 1:29PM

NASA Will Launch a 'Cold Atom' Experiment to the ISS That's Much Colder Than Deep Space

When the Orbital ATK Antares rocket launches from Virginia tomorrow, it'll send a fascinating new experiment up to the International...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 May 2018 - 5:40PM

Scientists Successfully Transplanted Memories From One Sea Snail to Another

Extracting, cloning, or replicating memories has been a major staple in science fiction for a long time, appearing in everything from...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 May 2018 - 2:23PM

Upcoming 'Antares' Rocket Launch Might Be Visible All Along the U.S. East Coast

This Monday, May 21, 2018, will be business as usual for NASA as they launch another rocket carrying supplies to the International...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 May 2018 - 1:10PM

SpaceX's Dangerous and Possibly Explosive Trick for Fueling Rockets is Deemed 'Viable' By NASA

SpaceX has seen a lot of success lately, with over 50 launches of their Falcon 9 rocket completed, and a successful launch of their...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 18 May 2018 - 7:47PM

Japanese Company ispace Says Its New 'Moon Valley' Ecosystem Could Save Earth

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, it was a dark, cold, inhospitable wasteland where one technical malfunction could mean...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 12:12PM

Planned 'Lunar Library' Will Send Millions of Wikipedia Pages to the Moon on Tiny Microfiche

Just in case something apocalyptic ever happened to Earth, wouldn't it be great if we had a backup collection of knowledge...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 7:09PM

Super Fast X-Ray Laser Heats Water to 180,000 Degrees in a Fraction of a Second

At first glance, hearing that "scientists heated water really fast" doesn't sound like that cool of an achievement. But it's how they...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 6:03PM

Why the UAE Space Agency Says Its Mars Mission Is the Secret to Solving Earth's Biggest Problems

NASA hogs the spotlight whenever we talk about the future of space exploration, but with its bold, exciting plans for Mars,...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 11:33AM

The Groundbreaking Discovery You've Never Heard Of: Why Astronomy's Biggest Problem is Too Much Data

The biggest scientific breakthrough of our time might be buried under too much information.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 May 2018 - 1:02PM

Former NASA Robotics Experts are Building an Transforming Deep Sea Explorer

At the beginning of the Month, some former NASA engineers who'd banded together to form a new company called Houston Mechatronics made...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 13 May 2018 - 1:16PM

SpaceX Successfully Launched The Final Version of Their Falcon 9 Rocket

Throughout its history, the Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX has launched over 50 times, an impressive feat that speaks to the reusable...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 13 May 2018 - 12:00PM

Some New Planets Discovered By the Kepler Space Telescope May Be False Alarms

Since its launch back in 2009, the Kepler Space Telescope has done nothing but look out for signs of exoplanets, which are simply...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 6:23PM

Boston Dynamics Plans to Start Selling Their Robot Dog 'SpotMini' Next Year

In some ways, SpotMini is just like a regular dog, if your dog was made of metal and had an attachable claw arm that fit onto its...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 2:53PM

Congress Just Proposed Legislation to Search for Alien Life – How AI Can Overcome the Biggest Obstacle of Our Own Human Bias

When all we know is Earth, how can we conceive of an alien civilization that doesn't look anything like Earth life?

Chris Mahon
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 12:03PM