Watching Hurricane Harvey From the ISS Is Beautiful and Frightening

Batten down the hatches and brace for really bad news--something big is on the way, and it's not going to end well. Hurricane Harvey,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 25 August 2017 - 10:58AM

Japan's New "Weird Hotel" Is Staffed by Polite Robot Dinosaurs (and More)

The Henn na Hotel (or "Weird Hotel" in English) is one of Japan's newest attractions, having just thrown open its doors today for all...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 25 August 2017 - 10:26AM

The Greatest Threat to Self-Driving Cars Will Be Hackers

Autonomous vehicles have been a staple of sci-fi for a while, but they're quickly becoming a promising, potentially life-saving...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 1:21PM

Microsoft's Patent for Magic Augmented Reality Wands Has Been Revealed

At present, virtual reality technology is not quite where it needs to be. There are a lot of plans in motion to try and overcome its...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 10:52AM

Check Out the Bizarre New AT-AT and Dreadnought Designs From 'The Last Jedi'

Let's face it: The Force Awakens is not a very original movie. J.J. Abrams' Star Wars movie borrows heavily from previous films in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 10:01AM

Legendary 'Star Trek' Writer Morgan Gendel Talks About His Plans to Create a New Extraterrestrial Habitat

Peter Graham once said that the golden age of sci-fi is twelve. After childhood, some science fiction fans go on to make sci-fi...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 2:12PM

NASA Astronauts Are Now Training With Virtual Reality

Let's do some quick math here. Princeton and Yale's acceptance rate is about 6-7%, and Harvard's acceptance rate is around 5%. NASA's...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 12:38PM

Airbus Is Close to Releasing Its Own Self-Driving Flying Car

It's happening, people. After decades of waiting, we're getting close to the Holy Grail of sci-fi technology: the flying car. Airbus...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 10:53AM

SpaceX's Sleek New Spacesuits Were Created by the Costume Designer for Marvel's 'Avengers'

Elon Musk has shared a first official look at the new spacesuits that customers aboard his commercial space tourism service, SpaceX,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 10:06AM

Review: 'The God Peak' by Patrick Hemstreet Walks the Line Between Sci-Fi and Techno-Thriller

The God Peak is one of those rare, ambitious titles that runs the boundary between being a techno-thriller, hard sci-fi, and...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 2:08PM

A Team of Hackers Shows How Frighteningly Easy It Is To Hack Home Robots

Cyber attacks are one of the great threats of our generation. Anyone who's seen Mr. Robot knows that all it takes is one solid hack...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 10:29AM

'Stranger Things' Will Definitely Have a Third Season, But Will End After Season Four

There's good news and bad news for Stranger Things fans today, as showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer have spoken about the future of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 10:03AM

The Solar Eclipse Is Causing Weird Changes in the Sun's Magnetic Field

The day has finally come. August 21st, 2017, the great American total solar eclipse. Millions across the country are flocking to bear...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 12:31PM

Thirty-Five Years Later, William Shatner Reveals That He Didn't Want Khan in 'Star Trek II'

At this point, William Shatner has firmly earned a reputation for being, shall we say, a little eccentric. So when he says that he...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 10:26AM

Watch a Live Stream of Today's Total Solar Eclipse!

Who's ready for a solar eclipse?Today, large parts of America will get the rare treat of watching in wonder and awe as the sun is...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 9:55AM

The Google Lunar XPrize Is Still Awarding $30 Million To Anyone Who Can Land a Rover on the Moon

If you don't know XPrize, bookmark them--they're the ones who ran the worldwide contest to create a functioning analogue to Star...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 2:40PM

A Teenage Bitcoin Millionaire Is Launching a YouTube Time Capsule Into Space

Self-made teenage bitcoin millionaire Erik Finkman wants to launch YouTube into space. No, not the cat videos--Project Da Vinci, set...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 11:03AM

This Stealth Warship Runs On Linux and Doesn't Need Humans to Defend Itself

In the ongoing fight between Macs and PCs, it's hard to deny that Linux has the biggest actual firepower. Case in point: the USS...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 10:07AM

Scientists Are Building Tiny, Eco-Friendly, Water-Powered Cube Satellites

Two major problems plague scientists who rely on satellites--first is the prohibitive cost, and second is the growing mass of junk...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 10:55AM

Check Out the New Combat Drone That Can Fire a Sniper Rifle All By Itself

We all laughed when people started duct-taping knives to Roombas, but the laughter has long since stopped: we're at the point now...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 10:15AM