Technology

The Most Powerful Alien-Hunting Telescope on Earth Is Now Operational

Chile's Very Large Telescope, or VLT, added the ESPRESSO instrument last December, and it achieved first light. The VLT's combination...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 12:35PM

Upgraded Mayall Telescope Could Finally Explain Dark Matter With Largest-Ever 3D Map of Universe

The four-meter Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope was cutting edge when it was first installed inside a 14-story, 500-ton dome on top of an...

Justin Joffe
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 11:32AM

NASA's New X-Plane Could Revamp Supersonic Flight With Noise-Quieting Tech

When Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947 with the Bell X-1, we doubt he was concerned about noise complaints filed in the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 10:41AM

MIT Scientists Create a Tiny Drone That Dodges Obstacles at High Speeds

As anyone who's ever driven a motorbike or played a Sonic the Hedgehog game can tell you, sometimes it's incredibly difficult to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 7:02PM

Boston Dynamics Made Their Robot Dog 'SpotMini' Even Creepier

By this point it's clear that the engineers at Boston Dynamics are secretly supervillains. There's no other explanation for the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 6:26PM

Aliens Helped America Defeat Nazis With Future Technology, Says Navy Aerospace Engineer in New Book

It's no secret that the Nazis were into some strange, occult stuff, but some of the weirdest rumors about the Third Reich come from...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 1:19PM

$700 Quintillion Asteroid Ignites Space Mining Gold Rush Between Mars and Jupiter

The asteroid Psyche 16 is a very special space rock: it's almost entirely made of metal, including iron, nickel, and gold, which has...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 February 2018 - 11:19AM

This Electronic Skin is Capable of Healing Itself

While there are lots of cooler ways to be like the Terminator, one very valid way is to have a layer of prosthetic skin that can...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 3:52PM

High-Tech Implant Can Help Astronauts Fight Off Muscle Deterioration

This should go without saying, but being an astronaut is not an easy job. The physical toll is immense, and there are lots of side...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 8:01PM

NASA Captures the Farthest Images Ever Taken From Earth With New Horizons Spacecraft

While we continue to bask in the afterglow of Elon Musk's historic Falcon Heavy SpaceX launch, it's easy to forget that NASA makes...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 11:02AM

Pentagon UFO Director Says Alien Spacecraft Can Warp Space-Time

One of the hallmarks of a UFO is uncanny aerodynamics--the ability to hover, accelerate to high speeds, suddenly stop, and pull off...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 February 2018 - 11:01AM

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Will Soon Begin its Final Tests

The James Webb Space Telescope has been in production for quite some time, facing delays and obstacles along the way (it was supposed...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 8:02PM

NASA Tests Methane Ocean Submarine to Find Alien Life on Saturn's Moon Titan

Titan is one of the most intriguing places in the solar system.Saturn's icy moon shares a lot of things in common with Earth, such as...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 February 2018 - 10:20AM

Falcon Heavy Boosters Made a Triple Sonic Boom When They Landed

SpaceX made history yesterday with the launch of their Falcon Heavy rocket, with their flashiest achievement being the fact that it...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 7:48PM

NASA Tests the Deep Space Atomic Clock That Will Navigate Us to Alien Planets

It's essential that astronauts traveling in space have a watch accurate enough to keep time. The Omega Speedmaster chronographs have...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 1:37PM

New Square Kilometre Array Telescope Will Search for Alien Life by Listening to Oldest Sounds in Our Universe

Yesterday, China unveiled the prototype dish design of its Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope. When completed, SKA will amount to...

Justin Joffe
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 10:45AM

Unlocking the Secrets of Shark Scales Could Lead to Superfast Airplanes and Drones

When it comes to efficient design ideas, it's hard to argue with nature.Millions of years of evolution have their advantages, and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 10:27AM

Researchers Discover 'Superionic Ice' Found on Uranus and Neptune

The idea of something being simultaneously a liquid and a solid should be rightfully confusing, because it seems to go against...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 - 7:42PM

Russian Scientists Are Building a Motorcycle For Outer Space

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has recently detailed plans from Russian scientists who have been hoping to build a "motorcycle"...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 - 7:07PM

Leaked Photo Suggests China Already Has a Hypersonic Railgun Superweapon

Between arming their soldiers with laser guns and building space weapons to destroy U.S. satellites, China's been ominously busy...

Justin Joffe
Monday, 05 February 2018 - 10:56AM