Science Videos

World's First Laser Weapon Is Powerful, Invisible, and Deadly Accurate

Who hasn't wished that laser guns were real? Well, hold onto your Stormtrooper helmet and get ready to start missing every single...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 21 July 2017 - 2:18PM

Watch This Inflatable 'Soft Robot' Grow Like a Vine and Move Like a Snake

There are a lot of people out there trying to make robots more human-like, but one group of researchers has created a robot that...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 12:56PM

A Team of Grad Students Have Turned a Desk Into an Interactive AR Keyboard Using Light Projections

Most of us are probably familiar with that scene from Minority Report where Tom Cruise cycles through a bunch of floating screens...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 17 July 2017 - 3:42PM

A Team of Scientists Figured Out How to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Real-Life Tricorder

The original medical tricorder from Star Trek was a science fiction staple that seemed close to magic, alerting Dr. Leonard "Bones"...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 2:30PM

Watch These Tiny, Lightning-Fast Sumo Robots Fight in the Ring

All martial arts--even video games and fights between giant car-crushing robots--are as much about mental acuity as they are physical...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 June 2017 - 11:33AM

Autonomous Flying Taxis Are Coming to Dubai This Year

The concept of a helicopter is nothing new to any of us, but it's a different story when you're summoning one to pick you up after...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 12:35PM

China Launches the First Unhackable Quantum Satellite

After launching “Micius,” the first quantum technology satellite into space, China is about to realize quantum entanglement...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 11:42AM

Disney Partners With Hanson Robotics to Produce AI-Driven Children's Toys Based on Disney Characters

Robotics has come a long way in the past few decades, but it hasn't come far enough just yet. The Uncanny Valley still looms large,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 12:04PM

Video: The Future of Jobs, Ethics, and Security in the Age of AI

We've spoken about the future of robots and humanity previously, mostly in the context of them stealing our jobs or becoming even...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 3:53PM

Why Red Dwarfs Might Not Be the Best Candidates for Finding Alien Life After All

Red dwarf stars--the most common star type in our galaxy. They have been the subject of recent discussion as planets surrounding them...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 12 June 2017 - 2:27PM

Scientists Discover That Light Can Behave Like a Liquid

It's no secret that light is made up of waves, specifically electromagnetic waves. It has also been known for some time now that...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 09 June 2017 - 2:43PM

Watch These Bluetooth-Controlled, 3D-Printed Robots Move Around Using Only One Wheel

As we've said before (in regards to a certain DIY robot exoskeleton arm), the best part of the original Iron Man was watching Jeff...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 June 2017 - 2:50PM

This Robot-Shaped, Smoke-Machine Equipped Bluetooth Speaker May Be the Silliest Crowdfunding Project Ever

The problem with crowdfunding is that the projects that ought to get some money often lose out to the weird and wonderful pet projects...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 June 2017 - 11:57AM

Watch the First Skydive From a Drone

Drones have gone from being novelty remote control helicopters to pieces of dystopian surveillance hardware, but we could never have...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 2:14PM

Japanese Company Reveals Doctor Octopus-Style Robot Arms You Control With Your Feet

Do you know what sucks about being human? Our stupid, boring number of limbs. Hands are really great, so why has evolution limited us...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 12:17PM

Google Announces an AI That Surpasses Humans at Programming AIs

It's telling that the phrases 'neural network' and 'deep learning' have become just another pair of tech buzzwords, despite the fact...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 12:44PM

NASA Video Shows What Antarctica Looks Like Beneath the Ice

Antarctica is a terrifying place when you get past the lovable penguins: it's the world's largest desert, yet it's also the coldest...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 - 4:54PM

Interview: Space Historian Glen Swanson Talks the Apollo Program

Glen Swanson has made a career in space—all while keeping his feet firmly here on Earth. In his former role as a NASA historian at...

Carolyn Cox
Friday, 19 May 2017 - 1:40PM

DIY Roboticist Makes a Working Robot Exoskeleton Arm for $100

Everyone knows that the best part of the original Iron Man movie was watching Jeff Bridges yell "Tony Stark was able to build this...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 12:25PM

Tech Startup SeaBubbles Debuts Self-Driving, Flying Water Taxis

We're all living in the not-too-distant future. No question. After all, we've got working jetpacks (well, some of us do). We've got AI...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 11:55AM