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New 'Blade Runner 2049' Clip Shows Ryan Gosling Busting a Dystopian Sweatshop

The original Blade Runner was a neo-noir cop drama about a guy who has to separate the humans from the androids. Now, Blade Runner...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 11 September 2017 - 1:59PM

Robot Champions Are Using Italy as a Training Ground for Nuclear Disaster Aid

If you have ever watched Battlebots, then you know the raw mechanical power and excitement of pitting two robots against each other in...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 11 September 2017 - 11:23AM

This Creepy, Interactive AI Baby Is Programmed to Be as Human as Possible

The idea of robots becoming people is ingrained in popular culture, from Bicentennial Man to A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, to more...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 11 September 2017 - 10:31AM

Adam Savage's 'Tested' Shows Off Their New 3-D Printed Lightsaber Hilt

As any student of the Force knows, building a lightsaber is key to a Jedi's training. While the process of carefully placing a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 08 September 2017 - 10:15AM

Digital Assistants Like Siri Can Be Hacked Using Ultrasound Commands

While creepy at first, robotic assistants like Google Home and Alexa are becoming accepted as helpful, inanimate members of the...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 2:56PM

Real-Life Suspended Animation on Space Voyages Won't Be Too Different From 'Alien'

The problem with space is that it's really, really big. There's a lot of dead space in between all the interesting bits, and that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 11:18AM

An AI Is Using Swarm Intelligence to Predict the Ending of 'Game of Thrones'

Considering the year-long wait until the final season of Game of Thrones, there's plenty of time for fans of the show to put our...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 10:03AM

Hackers Have Finally Infiltrated the US Power Grid, But Can't Control Anything Yet

Hacking has gone from the Tron-esque, mainframe-seeking crime of the 1980’s to a major threat that governments, autonomous vehicle...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - 5:32PM

How a Watch Saved the Apollo 13 Mission

Ever since Apollo 13 hit theaters in 1995, everyone remembers the scene where NASA staff were able to cobble together a square CO2...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - 4:18PM

Watch This Behind-the-Scenes Clip of the Washington Monument Stunt in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

For years now, Spider-Man movies have been built around the same camera trick that got Adam West up a grappling rope in the Sixties...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - 10:34AM

World War 3 Will Be Fought Over AI, Claims Elon Musk

Good news, everyone! According to Elon Musk, there's no need to worry about a preemptive nuclear attack from North Korea. Instead, we...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 - 10:07AM

The Air Force's Covert Unmanned X-37B Spaceship Will Hitch a Ride With SpaceX

Back in May, the US Air Force's covert unmanned spaceship, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, returned to Earth after 718 consecutive...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - 10:57AM

A Massive Auction Is Selling Off Marty McFly's Nikes, Star-Lord's Helmet, and Bill Murray's 'Ghostbusters' Suit

If you've ever watched Back to the Future II and wanted to get your hands on the iconic piece of sporting history that allowed Biff...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 - 10:25AM

Sci-Fi Writer Morgan Gendel Unveils His Plans for a New Mars Habitat

We’ve covered all kinds of stories where sci-fi tech crosses over into real world, from the winners of the Tricorder XPRIZE to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 September 2017 - 6:50PM

Dr. Phil Frana Explores the Past, Present, and Future of Matter Duplicators

  We previously interviewed Dr. Phil Frana about digital immortality, memory, and sci-fi utopias, but his presentation at Escape...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 8:17PM

The Future of AI: From Quantum Computing to the Internet of Things

One of the most well-attended and energetic panels at Escape Velocity this year was "Artificial Intelligence: How Close Are We...And...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 7:15PM

Legendary Sci-Fi Author Joe Haldeman Tells the Story Behind 'The Forever War'

Joe Haldeman’s guest panel at Escape Velocity 2017 started with a short, sweet introduction from Charles Hildebrant, from the Museum...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 03 September 2017 - 11:35AM

The Creation of the Klingon Language Was Bizarre, Funny, and Utterly Unique

Here’s a fun piece of trivia for Star Trek fans: Klingons spoke Klingon before the language was actually created. How is that...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 02 September 2017 - 5:47PM

Three Big Ways 'The Expanse' Does Science Right

Syfy's The Expanse has won praise from fans and critics for being one of the most scientifically rigorous sci-fi shows on TV, to the...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 5:50PM

The 5 Best Short Sci-Fi Films From Escape Velocity 2017

When I sat down to see the film blocks at this year's Escape Velocity (hosted by the Museum of Science Fiction for the second year!),...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 September 2017 - 3:10PM