Gadgets

Could Magic Leap's Mixed Reality Be The Progenitor To 'Star Trek's' Holodeck? Critics Weigh In

The reviews are rolling in for one of the most highly anticipated tech products in recent memory: the Magic Leap One. Created by the...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 09 August 2018 - 10:37AM

The U.S. Military's Laser Weapons Are Set To Stun, Not Kill... At Least For Now

Central to the vast majority of science-fiction films of the last 50 years is the weaponry that is either used to subjugate or defend...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 12 July 2018 - 11:22AM

21st Century Tradecraft: American Special Operations Forces Are Developing Paper That Actually TALKS

From Tokyo Rose's radio broadcasts to American soldiers blasting Van Halen to force out Panamanian dictators, breaking the will of an...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 11:21AM

Cornell's New 'Social' Robot Can Literally Get Goosebumps

For years, technology has had an ongoing struggle with the Uncanny Valley, which has been made painfully obvious by robots like...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 1:29PM

Is This App the Secret to Democratizing Real-Life Space Exploration for All of Humanity?

A couple years ago, Mars One made headlines by offering anyone the chance to become an astronaut. Unfortunately for its members, it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 18 May 2018 - 12:19PM

Super Fast X-Ray Laser Heats Water to 180,000 Degrees in a Fraction of a Second

At first glance, hearing that "scientists heated water really fast" doesn't sound like that cool of an achievement. But it's how they...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 6:03PM

Google Assistant Can Now Make Perfectly Human-Sounding Phone Calls with Google Duplex and It's the Worst Thing Ever

One announcement Google made at their 2018 I/O developer conference has generated a firestorm of controversy.

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 11:28AM

Hybrid Electric Drone Copter 'SureFly' Lifts Off in Its First Manned Flight

The era of flying taxis may be coming soon. And if/when it does, hailing a giant passenger drone to fly you to work will be...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 04 May 2018 - 7:43PM

NASA High School Competition Finalists Are Bringing Clean Water to Public Schools and Not Even Internet Trolls Can Stop Them

A team of high school students used NASA technology to invent a way to purify their contaminated school drinking fountains.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 May 2018 - 12:15PM

The Self-Balancing Electric Unicycle is a Fascinating Reinvention of a Timeless Classic

It's true that you never forget how to ride a bike, but on the other hand, nobody will ever forget that you rode a...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 - 6:24PM

Want to Control Your Own Dreams? MIT Scientists Say This New Device Makes It Possible

From Inception to the anime classic Paprika, science-fiction is filled with devices that let people manipulate dreams. Though...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 11:59AM

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

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

Startup Allegedly Launches Rogue Satellites Without FCC Permission

It's a tale as old as time: a Silicon Valley startup is denied permission by the government to launch satellites, so the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 12:15PM

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

NASA's New Spacesuits Have a Built-In Toilet

People still make jokes about the "Russian Space Pen," but there's one thing no one jokes about in the space program: going to the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:56AM

A Taiwanese Company Has Created a Robotic House-Elf With a Tablet for a Face

Robotic home assistants like SoftBank's Pepper and the ASUS Zenbo all claim to be the future, but there was always something about...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 11:48AM

Robot Cockroaches May Be the Future of Space Exploration

No one wanted it to come to this, but researchers at John Hopkins have created palm-sized robots that mimic real-life cockroaches,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 12:24PM

This Electronic Skin is Capable of Healing Itself

While there are lots of cooler ways to be like the Terminator, one very valid way is to have a layer of prosthetic skin that can...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 10 February 2018 - 3:52PM