Technology

Researchers Turn Bumblebees Into Crop Monitoring Drones With Tiny Backpacks

A group of engineers at the University of Washington have developed a way to innocent little bumblebees into a colony of farm workers...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 1:27PM

New Study Reveals That Precise Gene Editing with CRISPR is Astonishingly Simple

Amidst the controversy surrounding He Jiankui and his use of CRISPR to edit the genes of a pair of twins, a team of scientists have...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 1:04PM

Taylor Swift Secretly Scanned Concert-Goers Faces at the Rose Bowl to Search for Stalkers

We're used to weird, vaguely dystopian news surrounding "digital celebrities" like Lil Miquela, but we didn't expect Taylor Swift to...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 12:32PM

Virgin Galactic Successfully Reaches Space in New Test Flight, Opening Another Door for Space Tourism

Two weeks ago, we reported that Virgin Galactic was planning to fly their first crew into space before Christmas. Considering all the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 1:29PM

The Russian Robot Known as 'Boris' Has Been Revealed to Be a Human in a $3,800 Costume

No one goes into a Daft Punk concert thinking the two guys in helmets are actual robots, but the same can't be said of Boris, the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 12:56PM

Alien Hunters Claim New Video of SpaceX's Dragon Capsule Shows a TR-3B UFO

As we've said before, most UFO videos are recorded on the digital equivalent of a bent tin can, which often makes it difficult to tell...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 12:28PM

The Growing Industry of Geo-Location Data Is Based on Ignorance and Deception, says New York Times

In an in-depth report on geo-location data collection, The New York Times claims that apps are misleading their users when asking for...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 1:54PM

These Next Gen Walking Robots Could Someday Help Paraplegics

Some tech projects exist so that engineers can prove to themselves and the world that an idea is possible. Others are developed out of...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - 11:18AM

Tesla Patents New AR App To Help Factory Workers Assemble Cars

We've seen some futuristic-looking patents come out recently, including Google's recent one for wheeled, omnidirectional VR shoes, but...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 11:46AM

Christmas Miracle? NASA Says They Haven't Given Up Hope for the Opportunity Rover Yet

Back in August, we created a little musical playlist in tribute to NASA's Opportunity Rover, which became unresponsive following a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 11:20AM

Voyager 2 Has Officially Become the Second Spacecraft to Cross Into Interstellar Space!

Back in 2012, Voyager 1 boldly went where no spacecraft has ever gone before--it crossed out of the influence of our Sun and into the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 1:08PM

Alexa Using Self-Learning Techniques to Make Conversations More Natural

After watching the darkly humorous short film L1ZY (which deals with an insidious digital home assistant that goes a little too...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 12:40PM

DeepMind Publishes Research Surrounding AlphaZero, the Game-Playing AI: It's Becoming Smarter

Back in 2016, DeepMind's AlphaGo won the "Match of the Century" against Go Grandmaster Lee Sedol, conquering one of the last bastions...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 11:59AM

Martian Mix-Tape: NASA's InSight Lander Releases the First Recordings Ever Made on Mars

Before you scroll past all of these words to get to the good stuff, grab a pair of headphones or a nearby subwoofer because you'll...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 10 December 2018 - 10:59AM

Facial Recognition Technology Is a Burgeoning Threat to Freedom, AI Report Says

If you thought the face of AI oppression was going to take the form of robots going down the street killing people (as Elon Musk...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 07 December 2018 - 11:30AM

Sun's Out, Guns Out: NASA's InSight Lander Shows Off Robotic Arm in New Mars Photos

Now that she is settled into her new home on Mars, NASA's InSight lander can get to work digging into the planet's crust to measure...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 07 December 2018 - 11:17AM

Lockheed Martin Wins $6.9M Contract to Improve the Military's ONYX Combat Exoskeleton

Looks like the US military is doubling down on its new toys--on the heels of the announcement that Microsoft has won a $480 million...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 06 December 2018 - 1:38PM

China Has Been Quietly Planning a Dark Side of the Moon Landing For This Weekend

Typically, when a nation's space agency decides on a major mission into any part of space, they make sure that the world knows about...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 - 2:11PM

New Documentary Explores the Dark Side of China's Massively Popular Livestream Industry

Over the years, we've covered some stuff that seemed straight out of a cyberpunk novel, from technology that may allow you to control...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 - 1:45PM

NASA's Curiosity Rover Has Spotted Something Shiny on Mars

We've all seen images taken of the surface of Mars over the past handful of years. Each photo shows a lot of dust and a lot of sepia...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 - 1:15PM