Technology

'Minority Report?' New AI Program Aims to Predict Violent Crime Before It Happens

The UK is testing a new system that sounds suspiciously like Minority Report, sans the watery tank full of bald women hooked up to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 - 1:52PM

NYU Surgeons Just Transplanted an Entire Face – and They're Getting Better at It

If you thought 1997's Face/Off was mostly sci-fi, we have some news for you: a team of surgeons at NYU Langone recently announced...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 - 1:12PM

Watch CIMON, the ISS' Robotic 'Flying Brain,' Have an Emotional Breakdown

When you think of a friendly, sphere-shaped companion robot for space travel, we wouldn't blame you for imagining something like BB-8...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 1:49PM

Even Without CRISPR, Parents Can Genetically Tailor Smarter IVF Babies

If you haven't heard yet, a Chinese scientist named He Jiankui recently claimed to have created the first genetically altered...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 1:05PM

The 'Chained' Experience Reimagines 'A Christmas Carol' as a Living VR Nightmare

The classic story of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is already pretty nightmarish when you think about it, even though it ends...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 12:21PM

WATCH: Google's New VR Film 'Age of Sail' Is Out, and It's Heartbreaking

If you grew up with Pixar movies, you probably remember those charming little shorts, like Geri's Game and Knick Knack. As short...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 12:12PM

A New Study Says We Could Counteract the Effects of Climate Change by Spraying Chemicals Into the Atmosphere

So far, we've seen some pretty wild plans to deal with climate change, ranging from giant, underwater walls to prop up the Antarctic...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 November 2018 - 1:45PM

Would You drink Treated Sewage Water? El Paso Residents Have No Choice Because Of Droughts Cause By Climate Change

A lot of people who read Dune remember the famous line "He who controls the spice controls the universe." Instead, maybe they should...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 November 2018 - 1:10PM

Virgin Galactic Says They'll Fly Their First Astronauts Into Space Before Christmas

With all the recent excitement about colonizing the Moon and visiting Mars, Virgin Galactic's decade-plus experiment with sub-orbital...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 November 2018 - 12:45PM

Scientists Create Clock So Powerful It Can Measure Spacetime and Gravity

Sure, an Omega Speedmaster watch was accurate enough to time the rocket thrusts that returned the Apollo 13 astronauts to Earth, but...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 1:09PM

A Malaysian Study Claims to Successfully Create a New "Digital Smell" Technology

Of all the useless projects undertaken by humanity, few have been more difficult, futile, and unpleasant than artificially creating...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 1:53PM

Researchers Have Found a Way to Melt Gold at Room Temperature

Sometimes the smallest, most esoteric discoveries can lead to groundbreaking changes in science and technology--like Percy Spencer's...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 1:24PM

Google Accused of 'Spying on our Every Move' by Seven European Agencies

This past August, we reported on a study conducted by the AP (and backed up by Princeton University) that revealed that Google's...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 1:21PM

New UFO Video Claims to Capture a TR-3B, a Reverse-Engineered Alien Craft

Outer Places was recently contacted by the folks over at UFO Today, a YouTube channel devoted to videos of supposed alien sightings....

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 1:24PM

Researchers Trick Phone's Fingerprint Reader With AI-Generated 'MasterPrints'

Get ready to see this little piece of tech in the next Mission Impossible movie: AI-generated thumb prints capable of fooling a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 12:54PM

Google's Smart Compose AI Blocks Gender-Based Pronouns to Avoid Bias

Artificial intelligence and the companies behind the technology are often criticized when things go wrong, but rarely are developers...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 12:46PM

Chinese Scientist Claims to Have Created the First Gene-Edited Babies Using CRISPR

After years of warnings and debate over genetically modifying humans, a Chinese scientist named He Jiankui has posted a video on...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 12:17PM

Wait, What?! A Space Startup Wants to Use Toxic Mercury as Spacecraft Fuel

Besides increasingly rare interactions with old-school thermometers, most people's exposure to the chemical element mercury starts and...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 10:53AM

Norman Reedus Stars in New VR-Only Movie Called 'The Limit,' and It's Straight-Up Bonkers

Director Robert Rodriguez has an eclectic film catalog to say the least, ranging from the goofy, violent cult classic Dusk 'Til...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 1:37PM

Google's New Patent for Wheeled, Omnidirectional Shoes May Replace VR Treadmills

Omnidirectional VR treadmills are so 2015. Apart from being as big as a piece of home gym equipment and suspiciously similar in design...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - 1:03PM