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Lockheed Martin Unveils 'Mars Base Camp' Spacecraft for Future Missions

There are a lot of missions to Mars currently in the works, but not all prioritize comfort for travelers.The 68th International...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 29 September 2017 - 7:34PM

Renault Plans to Make Self-Driving Cars That Know When They Need Repairs

The future of car maintenance is a lot like the future of driving - it's unlikely that humans will find themselves making any of the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 8:50PM

The UAE is Building a Simulated Mars City to Prepare Future Colonists

Despite The Martian showing us all just how crummy life on Mars would actually be, plenty of people around the world still have a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 7:44PM

Russia and America Are Planning a Joint Space Station in the Moon's Orbit

If there's one area of global politics that shows promise for one day uniting everyone into a single, Star Trek-style Federation,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 - 5:15PM

Dubai Begins Test Flights for an Autonomous Flying Taxi

If any city were to get a commercially available flying car service first, it makes sense that it's Dubai. Few other places...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 8:33PM

Vacuum Cleaner Company Dyson Will Build an Electric Car by 2020

The world of battery-powered vehicles is becoming ever more crowded. In addition to the myriad of other companies that are already...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 7:37PM

Elon Musk Will Unveil "Unexpected" Details About His Mars Spaceship This Friday

Around this time last year, at the 67th annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Mexico, Elon Musk unveiled his plan...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 11:24AM

A Startup is Training a Self-Driving Truck AI Using Video Games

The problem with testing a self-driving artificial intelligence is that things can be very, very messy if things go wrong.As with...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 25 September 2017 - 8:45PM

Australia Launches its Own National Space Agency

America, China, Russia, etc. might need to make room outside the Earth's atmosphere, because the Aussies plan to head out soon.In...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 25 September 2017 - 7:24PM

This 3-D Carving Tool Lets Makers Create Custom Guitars and Game Boards

Everybody is psyched about 3-D printing their own fidget spinners and tiny plastic skulls, but people are already grumbling about...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 2:03PM

A Futuristic Fashion Company Has Created a Dress That Lets You Sense Near-Earth Asteroids

If 2017's Ghost in the Shell made one good decision, it was including Wearable Media in its promotions. The company nails the weird,...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 12:55PM

A Robot Performed Unaided Dental Surgery on a Human Patient

How much do you trust modern robotics? Would you, for example, be happy with letting a robot implant false teeth into your mouth?...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 September 2017 - 7:27PM

Two Engineers Create an Underwater Jetpack to 'Fly Through Water'

Sometimes, great discoveries don't take lots of research, experimentation, and effort. Gluing together a few commonplace (or not so...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 7:41PM

The Air Force Wants to Begin Testing Lasers on Gunships Next Year

Military gunships have enough guns already, but what they don't have enough of is frickin' lasers. That gross oversight may be fixed...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 11:27AM

Tesla is Developing Their Own Self-Driving AI Chip with AMD

For someone who's dead certain that artificial intelligence will one day lead to a Skynet-style robot apocalypse that will wipe out...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 8:54PM

Knightscope Unveils a Robot Security Guard for All-Terrain Patrols

Robot security guards aren't necessarily a perfected technology just yet. Among the stories of robots awkwardly tripping in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 7:45PM

Columbia Researchers Create Artificial Humanoid Muscles for Robots

As impressive as modern robot designs might be, humanity's attempts to build artificial shells for our computers still pale in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 8:52PM

Teenager Max Miller Raises $300K to Teach Coding and 3-D Printing to Kids With Cancer

These days, kids are growing up in a world with X-ray vision drones, cute personal robots, 3-D printed Mario Karts, and giant mechs....

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 2:48PM

Six Scientists Emerge From an Isolation Dome After an Eight-Month Mars Simulation

One of the next stamps on humanity's galactic passport is Mars, but before we can get an astronaut there, we have to make sure they're...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 11:22AM

Fossilized Space Dust Can Teach Us About the Solar System's Formation

There's no denying that fossils are pretty cool. From the humble swirly ammonite to the towering T-Rex, there's plenty to get excited...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 18 September 2017 - 8:32PM