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Check Out the Bomb-Defusal Robot That Can Be Controlled in Virtual Reality

Bomb disposal is one of the most frightening, high-pressure, high-risk jobs out there. It's as life-threatening as it is intricate and...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 18 September 2017 - 12:01PM

How the Future of Quantum Computing Brings Us Closer to 'Star Trek'

Eric Ladizinsky's introduction at Worlds Fair Nano in NYC was prefaced with an interesting bit of trivia: Ladizinsky has watched every...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 17 September 2017 - 6:52PM

New AI Can Develop Video Games Just by Watching Gameplay

As humans, we have both learned and innate behaviors. While some few, basic behaviors come to us instinctively, many more are learned...

Chelsea Gohd
Sunday, 17 September 2017 - 1:35PM

Worlds Fair Nano 2017: The Future of VR Will Be Another Moral Panic

VR is finally here, but where is it headed? That was the question asked at Worlds Fair Nano NY's Future of VR panel, which brought...

Chris Mahon
Saturday, 16 September 2017 - 7:53PM

Watch an Exclusive Clip from Nat Geo's Documentary Special on Cassini, Airing Tonight 9/8C!

As of this morning, the Cassini spacecraft is no more. Its 20-year-long mission to explore Saturn and its moons, including Titan and...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 15 September 2017 - 7:00PM

Cassini Ended Its 20-Year Mission Today by Crashing Into Saturn

R.I.P. Cassini, the hard-working space probe that's given us a far better understanding of Saturn and its moons.Following thirteen...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 15 September 2017 - 10:40AM

Scientist Repeatedly Shocks Himself with an Electric Eel to Test Its Power

This right here? This is how we get supervillains. Biologist and professor of Vanderbilt University Kenneth Catania has published a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 8:26PM

The SpaceX Blooper Reel Is Filled With More Explosions Than a Michael Bay Movie

SpaceX has released a fun look at its many, many, many failed attempts at making an upright landing with an orbital rocket booster,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 11:15AM

Russia Claims Its New Main Battle Tank Will Be Able to Run on Mars

Don't believe everything you read online--especially when it's a state-run media outlet that claims its government has a new tank...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 10:07AM

Panasonic Develops LiDAR to Stop Robots from Awkwardly Falling Over

For a robot with three legs that's designed for stability, R2-D2 spends a lot of time in the original Star Wars trilogy falling over....

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 8:08PM

Astronomers Have Found a Planet With a Titanium Atmosphere

In case you needed any proof that space is just the coolest place ever, astronomers have found a super hot gas giant with an...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 7:02PM

The Strongest Solar Flare in Over 10 Years Has Been Unleashed

On the morning of September 6th, the Sun unleashed two brief eruptions of radiation. The first burst was classified as an X-class...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 12:22PM

Tiny Linking Robots Share a Central Hive Mind With Each Other

It's increasingly looking like the future of robotics is going to be modular. Specialized robots are useful for many tasks, but for a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 7:27PM

The Google Brain Team Is Trying to Teach an AI to Tell Jokes

Artificial intelligence is paving the way to technologies previously seen only aboard the USS Enterprise: teleporters and cyborgs...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 12:43PM

Check Out the Real-Life Mech Designed by the Artist From 'Terminator' and 'Robocop'

Oscar Wilde once said that “life imitates art far more than art imitates life,” but even he couldn’t have predicted just how far...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 11:11AM

Security Expert Warns that Sex Robots Can Be Hacked and Turned Violent

If Westworld has taught us anything, it's that you can't program a robot to feel human emotions and then attempt to have your way...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 11 September 2017 - 7:55PM

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

Super Thin Spacecraft is Designed to Capture Space Debris

Earth's orbit continues to fill up with space debris, and while we haven't seen any real life recreations of Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 September 2017 - 6:24PM

Red Cross Launches a Drone Program to Help With Disaster Relief

As drones continue to become more widespread, the American Red Cross is preparing to launch one of their own to assess damages in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 September 2017 - 2:40PM