Technology

Retired Air Force General : This Is How Space War Will Be Fought

When Ronald Reagan imagined the battle for space, he envisioned something out of Star Wars (and who can blame him): a global...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 10:43AM

Russian Scientists Are Testing Lasers to Blow Up Deadly Asteroids

Remember last week, when we learned that NASA has official plans to blow up deadly asteroids with nuclear bombs? Well, we've got more...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 11:36AM

Tech Startup Nectome Debuts '100% Fatal' Brain Upload Service

In Futurama, one piece of bizarre sci-fi technology that shows up a lot is human heads kept alive in glass jars. This is played for...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 10:34AM

XPrize Foundation Contest: $10M If You Can Build a Working Robot Avatar

It's hard to ignore the appeal of the robot avatar. Fans of science fiction in general, and video games in particular, dream of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 1:41PM

Scientists Are Using 'Alien Music' to Unlock the Secrets of Our Brains

We've seen the first album released by an AI and heard that annoying Star Wars cantina song more times than we can count, but Vincent...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 1:16PM

MIT: We'll Have a Working Fusion Reactor in 15 Years

Artificial fusion reaction is essentially the modern equivalent of the Philosopher's Stone; an incredible, unlimited source of power,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 11:49AM

To Find the 'Building Blocks of Life,' NASA Launches Asteroid Bennu Mission

Increasingly, scientists are becoming convinced that life on Earth must have started in space.The prevailing theory, which is gaining...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 - 10:30AM

'What the F--k Is That Thing?' New Footage Shows Navy Pilots Encountering UFO

Newly-released video of an encounter between U.S. Navy pilots and an Unidentified Flying Object in 2015 is raising eyebrows and...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 9:19PM

Find Alien Life and Discover New Exoplanets With Google's New Machine-Learning Algorithm

Some people like to unwind by bingewatching Netflix. Some people like to curl up with a good book. But now, when someone asks you...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 11:25AM

Elon Musk SXSW Speech: SpaceX Will Reboot Humanity After WWIII With Mars Colonies

If you picked up Andy Weir's Artemis this past year, then you probably got a glimpse of what space colonization will look like on...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 12 March 2018 - 10:57AM

Elon Musk's Boring Company Decides to Modernize Public Transit

Elon Musk's Boring Company has released two videos so far: one shows a utopian Los Angeles where hundreds of underground tunnels have...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 2:08PM

Glowing Mosquitos are Genetically Engineered to Prevent Malaria

Every time CRISPR technology makes headlines, it seems like something straight out of science fiction. Luckily, "malaria-resistant...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 8:16PM

Hate Fake News? Blame Humans and Twitter (Not Bots)

It's easy to blame algorithms and soulless programs for the spread of false information, but according to a new study conducted by...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 11:31AM

New Robots With 'Emotion Chips' Can Empathize With Human Emotions

The lasting message of this year's CES has been one of sensitive robots.The biggest draw of the show was Omron Automation's ping-pong...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 11:00AM

China is Preparing To Build a Giant X-Ray Telescope in Space

Space is an important frontier for China. Long before the current boom of commercial interest in space, China was focusing on using...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 6:29PM

Meet the 'Eyeborg,' the Filmmaker With a Video Camera Eye

Neil Harbisson may be the world's first cyborg, but Rob Spence is currently winning the race to become the world's first Terminator:...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 12:55PM

In the Future, Your Clothing Will Harvest Energy From Raindrops and Sunlight

No matter how futuristic-looking solar panels (or solar-powered cars) are, you can't get past the fact that they generally don't work...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 11:23AM

Facebook Just Patented a Secret Robot That's Basically R2-D2

Star Wars and Mark Zuckerberg fans rejoice: Facebook has patented R2-D2.Admittedly, this robot isn't quite the same as the classic...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 11:21AM

The Key to Spotting Advanced Alien Life May Be Space Junk

It's no secret humanity has a littering problem, nor is it a particularly recent development, but the problem is growing larger as we...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 10:59AM

Unveiling Deep Space Gateway Plans, NASA Charts a Future Beyond the Moon

NASA's Deep Space Gateway is finally taking shape--we already have an idea what it will look like, but only now are we starting to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 March 2018 - 10:51AM