Technology

DNA Breakthrough Paves the Way to Artificial Life

The first thing out of any genetic engineer's mouth when describing an ambitious new discovery should be "Don't worry, this won't be a...

Super User
Thursday, 07 December 2017 - 12:05PM

Google's AlphaGo Quickly Taught Itself to Become a Chess Master

Not content with building a computer that can thoroughly trounce any living human at a single board game like Go, Google's DeepMind...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 - 8:46PM

NASA's Deep Space Gateway Puts Mars Colonization Within Our Grasp

The future of space exploration across the solar system is about to get a lot more clear, as NASA works alongside 14 other space...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 - 10:38AM

Spacesuits With a 'Take Me Home' Button Could Save Lost Astronauts

Imagine this: you're out late drinking, and you're feeling woozy, disoriented, and ready for bed. You vaguely remember how to use your...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 - 8:02PM

Russia and China Are Building Space Weapons to Destroy US Military Satellites

Space--the final frontier, at least for warfare. Apart from the Outer Space Treaty, which prevents countries from installing weapons...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 - 11:25AM

Ancient Man Used Alien Weapons, Says New Study

Bronze Age iron tools used by ancient humans may be extraterrestrial in origin, according to a fascinating new study.   Bronze Age...

Ian S.
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 - 11:18AM

This Clairvoyant Robot Can See the Future

In Douglas Adams' novel The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, it's suggested that advanced AI elevators will be imbued with a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 - 10:59AM

These Giant Robot Arms Make Alien's Power Loader Look Puny

Get away from her you filthy, heavy pipes! OK, I'm no Ripley and that's not exactly the iconic line from Aliens, but if given the...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 - 10:46AM

ComSciCon: Atlanta

ComSciCon is a series of workshops on science communication operated for graduate students, by graduate...

Artificial Intelligence Composed Its Own Black Metal Album

One of the most exciting things about machine learning is the opportunity that it affords creators to train software to build brand...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 04 December 2017 - 6:21PM

Chernobyl Will Soon Be Converted Into a Giant Solar Farm

While you're likely familiar with the Chernobyl incident, just in case you're one of today's lucky 10,000: in 1986, a faulty nuclear...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 03 December 2017 - 6:31PM

Amazon Patents a Self-Destructing Delivery Drone

Whenever you're watching a movie where the villain's doomsday device has a convenient "self-destruct" button that the hero...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 December 2017 - 4:40PM

The BBC Made a VR Spacewalk Simulation That Impressed Real Astronauts

One of the most wonderful things about virtual reality is the opportunity it provides for exploring places and sights...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 8:44PM

Elon Musk Plans to Dig a Giant 'Boring Company' Tunnel Under Chicago

Good old Elon Musk. You can always count on the eccentric billionaire to announce some new ridiculous scheme whenever he starts...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 7:19PM

SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket Could Explore Interstellar Asteroid 'Oumuamua

'Oumuamua, the first interstellar asteroid ever discovered, may be within our reach.  Hurtling through our solar system at more...

Ian S.
Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 11:45AM

NASA's Revolutionary Plan to 3D Print a Mars Colony

In the race to colonize Mars, getting there might be the easy part. We've never had a real solution for building a Mars colony due...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 11:26AM

Scientists Essentially Just Created a New Life Form

There's a pretty clear dividing line in the scientific community between those who belief that Jurassic Park is a cautionary tale, and...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 10:35AM

Intel is Designing Immersive Entertainment for Self-Driving Cars

By this point, we're all pretty convinced that self-driving cars are the future of automobile technology.Once perfected, AI drivers...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - 8:09PM

US Military Testing Mind-Control Chips on Soldiers' Brains to Alter Their Moods

Depression, PTSD, and anxiety attacks are all too common for soldiers in the line of duty. But what if we could change that as easily...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - 10:16AM

Sophia the Robot is Crowdfunding Her Learning to Absorb More Knowledge

Well, looks like we've almost arrived at the singularity. A robot is looking to absorb the entirety of humanity's knowledge, and it's...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - 8:34PM