NASA Officially Has a Plan to Blow Up Asteroids With Nuclear Weapons

You all laughed at Armageddon when it portrayed a last-ditch effort to save Earth from destruction by blowing up an asteroid with a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 1:17PM

An Algorithm That Catches Serial Killers Could Connect 200k Unsolved Murders

Crime shows like Numbers, Person of Interest, and even Sherlock portray criminal investigations as a kind of math puzzle: all the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 11:21AM

Paul Allen Wants to Launch Reusable Space Shuttles With the World's Largest Airplane

The Stratolaunch was designed with the intent of "normalizing access to low Earth orbit," but despite having six Boeing 747 engines,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 10:49AM

SpaceX Rockets Bus-Sized Satellite Into Orbit With 50th Falcon 9 Launch

SpaceX celebrated the 50th launch of its Falcon 9 rocket early yesterday morning by successfully deploying a six-ton Hispasat 30W-6...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 9:15AM

China's First Space Station Will Fall Out of the Sky in One Month

Spare a thought for the Tiangong-1, a space station and laboratory that isn't going to be in orbit for very much longer.The base,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 6:55PM

World's First Electric Thruster Proves It Can Run on Air in ESA Test-Fire

Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) and Italian-based space company SITAEL reached a major milestone for the future of...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 11:24AM

SpaceX's Starlink Satellite Program Could Start a Space Junk Disaster

Last month signaled SpaceX's first steps toward creating worldwide broadband internet with a network of satellites, called Starlink....

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 11:05AM

Massive Crowdsourced Family Tree Links 13 Million People Together

Thanks to crowdfunding efforts, the world's largest ancestral record has been compiled — a massive family tree that contains...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 7:20PM

Scientists Create 'Artificial Photosynthesis' To Generate Clean Energy

There's a race going on at the moment in the science world. Various teams around the globe are all competing to be the first to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 4:26PM

Super-Laser That Sees Around Corners May Be the Breakthrough Driverless Cars Have Been Waiting For

In terms of super-powers, the ability to see around corners wouldn't be that life-changing for a mild-mannered human, but it'd be a...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 1:18PM

Your Dead Loved Ones Can Now Live on as 'Black Mirror'-Style AI Copies

Just so we're clear, Black Mirror is not supposed to be an instructional series that's filled with good ideas for the future.In the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 11:33AM

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Prepares For Its 50th Launch

SpaceX will be holding another launch for their Falcon 9 rocket this coming Tuesday, at 12:33 a.m., a specific and very late/early...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 04 March 2018 - 1:16PM

Tesla Semi Truck Prototype is Spotted Driving On a Highway

We still haven't heard a firm ETA for the Tesla Semi, the electric semi truck that Elon Musk unveiled last fall. We know it's...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 7:31PM

Scientists Accidentally Simulate Ball Lightning in a Laboratory

Ball lightning is one of the most obscure, perplexing mysteries in meteorology.The name is fairly self-explanatory: ball lighting...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 6:24PM

Futurist Expert Warns Robots Will Use Humans as Guinea Pigs in Experiments

It sounds like something out of the Twilight Zone, but a futurist's shocking prediction about real life robots using humans as test...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 11:46AM

Artificial Intelligence Discovers an Entirely New Way to Beat 'Q*bert'

Lots of early arcade games are still widely remembered today — Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, etc. The same can not be...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 8:35PM

NASA Abandons Space Tech Development Ahead of Trump Budget Cuts

Last year, US President Donald Trump put forth a revised budget for NASA that is set to implement several key changes to the way...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 11:14AM

Curiosity Rover's New Drilling Method Could Transform NASA's Search for Life on Mars

Rejoice, fans of The Martian: Resourceful thinking and clever jerry-rigging on the Red Planet can indeed salvage a disaster, even...

Super User
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 11:08AM

Putin Shows Off Russia's 'Invincible' Nuclear Missile by Nuking Florida

No one should be surprised by anything Russia does at this point, but that doesn't mean that we can't be worried and cautious....

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 10:46AM

GOES-S Advanced Weather Forecasting Satellite May Solve One of Climate Change's Biggest Problems

If you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you might have failed to notice the fact that environmental disasters are...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 10:42AM