Technology

Elon Musk Shows Off the Powerful SpaceX 'Falcon Heavy' Rocket

Elon Musk is probably in a pretty good mood today, since he's showing off some impressive new SpaceX technology on Twitter...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - 8:23PM

Powerful Superconducting Magnet Breaks a World Record For Strength

Move over, Magneto - there's a new magnetic power which currently surpasses anything humanity has achieved thus far.The National High...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 6:49PM

NASA's New Lunar Rover Solves Deep Space Exploration's Core Problem

One of the biggest challenges facing launching deep space missions is one of the most obvious: rocket fuel. It's essential for...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 11:24AM

Here's What NASA's Deep Space Gateway Will Look Like

Apart from encouraging the dreams of aspiring Martian colonists, plans for the new Space Gateway have put an end to that well-worn...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 18 December 2017 - 11:28AM

Alphabet is Using Lasers to Connect to the Internet

Considering what a hassle it is to get internet installed, you'd think that technology would eventually catch up with the times. And...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 17 December 2017 - 12:23PM

Marine Corps Tests Out a Completely Autonomous Helicopter

Remotely piloting a helicopter is one thing, but simply telling a helicopter to go somewhere and watching it navigate by itself,...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 16 December 2017 - 3:22PM

Watch Blue Origin Give a Mannequin a Ride Into Space

Blue Origin isn't the biggest name in spaceflight right now, trailing behind other private companies like SpaceX and Boeing....

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 16 December 2017 - 12:35PM

These Groundbreaking Brain Implants Boost Memory by 30%

Want to unlock more of your brain's potential for remembering the things you just learned or things that happened a while ago? You...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 15 December 2017 - 12:43PM

Lockheed Martin 'Revolutionizes' Search for Alien Life With Its New AI

Ahead of yesterday's NASA press conference announcing that algorithms created by Google have already discovered a new planet that was...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 December 2017 - 11:16AM

IKEA's Design for a Future Mars Colony Is as Cool as It Sounds

When it comes affordable design, one of the most ubiquitous companies in the world is IKEA. Choose a house at random in any major city...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 15 December 2017 - 11:13AM

Who Needs Light Bulbs? MIT Just Invented Glowing Plants

You may one day be able to light your home with nothing more than houseplants. It sounds far-fetched, but a group of MIT scientists...

Ian S.
Friday, 15 December 2017 - 11:04AM

NASA Just Found Our Solar System's Twin by Using AI

Searching the stars for unique phenomena is not an easy process.The problem is that space is simply too big, too diverse, and too...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 5:43PM

This Fleet of Nanosatellites Could Revolutionize Asteroid Mining

Between Luxembourg's plans to seize the title of "Asteroid-Mining Capital of the World" and China's plans to start mining those rocky,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 12:50PM

Kinetic Bombardment Is the Future of Warfare

Imagine a bomb that doesn't require any kind of explosive fuel in order to explode; one which damage a military's enemy, and even take...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 11:09AM

An Artificial Intelligence Is Learning Emotions by Watching 'Up'

How do you teach an artificial intelligence to understand emotion? After all, an AI can't comprehend feelings in the same way that a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 8:41PM

Dutch Police are Retiring Their Squad of Drone-Hunting Eagles

Bad news, falconry enthusiasts: it turns out this medieval pastime may not become a burgeoning profession once again. At least not for...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 - 7:25PM

It's Possible to 3D-Print an Extra Pair of Robotic Hands

Sometimes it'd be nice to have a couple of extra hands. Whether you're trying to eat a bag of chips while also holding a can of drink,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 11 December 2017 - 8:56PM

Can Supersonic Planes Save Commercial Airlines?

This might be the understatement of the century: Commercial air flight has room for improvement. This probably isn't a surprise to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 11 December 2017 - 10:44AM

How to Build a Life-Size TIE Fighter from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

YouTube star Colin Furze is both an inventor and a daredevil, usually combining those two qualities when he builds things like real...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 December 2017 - 5:07PM

Honda Announces Four Robot Concepts With Friendly Faces

The future of robotics is absolutely adorable. At least, that's what Honda seems to think, as the creator of the friendly robot ASIMO...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 December 2017 - 5:35PM