Technology

That Hole in the ISS Was Drilled From the Inside, Astronauts Say

One of the well-worn tropes in horror movies is discovering "the calls are coming from inside the house!" Well, the astronauts...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 11:57AM

Amazon's Alexa Tells User to Kill Foster Parents During Chatbot Experiment

Most Amazon Alexa owners count on their devices to share information about the weather, the day's events, or random facts from the...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 24 December 2018 - 10:43AM

Harvard Engineers Built a Climbing Micro-Robot That Can Crawl on Ceilings

While some researchers are focusing on ways to make robots walk and run, engineers at Harvard are taking a more vertical approach....

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 11:52AM

Attack of the Drones: 800 Flights Canceled After Rogue UAVs Shut Down London Airport

Traveling around the holidays is always a nightmare, but for those going in and out of London's Gatwick Airport yesterday it was pure...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 9:35AM

Researchers Use Sound Waves To Levitate Small Objects

In a study published earlier this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers from Spain and the UK...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 20 December 2018 - 2:16PM

Elon Musk Reveals His First Boring Company Test Tunnel in LA

We've come a long way since December 2016, when Elon Musk tweeted "Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 - 11:37AM

Virtual Reality Exercise Bikes Could Make Working Out Not Suck

There are two types of people in this world: those who can admit that exercising sucks, and liars. Going to the gym and seeing...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - 1:01PM

Nuclear-Powered "Tunnelbot" May Bore Through Europa's Ice in Search of Life

We've seen some pretty crazy proposals for planet-exploring robots, not the least of which is a shape-shifting robot that can explore...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - 12:13PM

WATCH: Former NASA Engineer Creates "Bait" Package That Sprays Porch Thieves with Glitter and Farts

Call them what you will: package thieves, porch pirates, or mail snatchers, but all of them steal unattended boxes sitting at your...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - 11:05AM

Hackers Can Break Into Your Phone Using 3D-Printed Faces

Using biometrics seems like a smart way to protect your data since you're the only you, but it turns out that hackers have access to...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 17 December 2018 - 1:18PM

New Study Shows AI-Generated Faces Are Becoming Inseparable From Reality

We previously reported on Google's DeepMind AI being able to generate new, photorealistic images of scenes that never existed, as well...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 December 2018 - 12:39PM

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