Technology

New Analysis of a Crystal Viking 'Sunstone' Shows It Could Accurately Navigate the Oceans

Nowadays, you don't hear about crystals being useful unless you're talking to someone who believes in pseudoscientific "healing...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 7:21PM

Former Nuclear Missile Motor Will Find a New Home in NASA's Orion Spacecraft

In a rather "War is Peace" style of naming, the United States' "LGM-118 Peacekeeper" was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 6:18PM

UK Scientists Just Helped Discover 4000 New Galaxies With Their 3D Map of the Early Universe

Anyone who's ever attempted to build a LEGO set can attest that sometimes, even with detailed instructions, creating an accurate model...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 2:17PM

CRNS Scientists Just Created an AI That Searches for Alien Life-Hosting Habitable Planets

In the search for life beyond our planet, things are a little more complicated than just launching ourselves into space, receiving a...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 12:23PM

University of California's New Mind-Reading Device Can Translate Brainwaves Into Words

It's strange to think that the first mainstream voice assistant, Siri, was only introduced in 2011. Now, seven years later,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 11:43AM

NASA Taps Lockheed Martin to Build a New Quieter Supersonic Jet Without a Sonic Boom

It's strange to think of a time in the past where accessible technology was somehow more convenient and speedy than what we currently...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 11:36AM

Shape-Shifting Robots and Laser-Powered Spacecraft Highlight NASA's Innovative Advanced Concept Program

With the new Lunar Orbital Platform Gateway and Mars 2020 Rover in the works and Mars colonization on the horizon (which is totally...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 11:26AM

The European Commission Just Launched the First Satellite Designed to Remove Space Debris

As the world gears up for the new space race, it's easy to forget that space isn't the virgin soil it used to be--thanks to decades of...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 10:51AM

NASA Says the Future of Humans Exploring Mars Depends on Robot Bees—Here's Why

Rovers are so 20th century, and drones are so last year--NASA is looking to the future of space exploration and has a plan for...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 11:35AM

DARPA is Open to Ideas For New Types of Drone Swarm Technology

DARPA, the U.S. government's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and frequently its "weird science" department, likes to open...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 01 April 2018 - 5:59PM

SpaceX's Web of Global 'Starlink' Internet Satellites Gets a Green Light From FCC

While SpaceX was most recently in the news for launching cars into space (and preparing to land a giant rocket on Mars soon), a...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 31 March 2018 - 6:33PM

Will Smith and Sophia The Robot Met for An Unsettlingly Bizarre 'Date'

Will Smith, who's killed robots in at least a few of his films (his fight scenes from I, Robot will come into play a little later),...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 31 March 2018 - 11:47AM

This Hugo Award-Winning Sci-Fi Writer Predicted Smartphones With Uncanny Accuracy Almost 20 Years Ago

Yeah, Back to the Future 2  predicted flat-screen TVs, drones, and biometric identification becoming commonplace by 2015, but it also...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 30 March 2018 - 11:38AM

German Company 'Festo' Creates a Robotic Spider and a Robotic Bat

The German engineering company Festo has a history of creating robotic animals, and they're adding two new oddballs to their...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 7:30PM

DARPA Says It Wants to Weaponize Sea Creatures to Spy on Enemy Submarines

When it comes to military secrets, it's often said that loose lips sink ships. Now, the phrase must evolve: if the US military has its...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 1:43PM

NASA's James Webb Telescope is Delayed Yet Again After Failing Its Latest Tests

Once it's finally in space, the James Webb Space Telescope will be one of the most powerful telescopes in NASA's arsenal. Which is...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 6:41PM

Scientists Just Created the First Biocomputer Made From Living Human Cells That Uses Logic to Solve Problems

As fears over artificial intelligence continue to grow, we can at least take solace in knowing our bodies will never rise up and join...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 11:43AM

Nukes and Alien Invasions Aren't the Greatest Threats to Humanity: Futurist Michio Kaku Says Killer Drones Will Wipe Us Out First

Physicist and futurist Michio Kaku is well known for his predictions of the future of robotics.With degrees from Harvard and Berkeley...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 26 March 2018 - 1:14PM

Neural Network Creates Bizarre Names For 'Dungeons & Dragons' Monsters

Results tend to be mixed when an artificial intelligence does something creative. And when you ask an AI to play an...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 March 2018 - 6:13PM

Japanese Company Offers Meteor Showers On Demand For the Rich

Last fall, it was announced that a company called Astro Live Experiences (ALE) would be creating a fake meteor shower over the skies...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 March 2018 - 3:56PM