Technology

Super-Laser That Sees Around Corners May Be the Breakthrough Driverless Cars Have Been Waiting For

In terms of super-powers, the ability to see around corners wouldn't be that life-changing for a mild-mannered human, but it'd be a...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 1:18PM

Your Dead Loved Ones Can Now Live on as 'Black Mirror'-Style AI Copies

Just so we're clear, Black Mirror is not supposed to be an instructional series that's filled with good ideas for the future.In the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 05 March 2018 - 11:33AM

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Prepares For Its 50th Launch

SpaceX will be holding another launch for their Falcon 9 rocket this coming Tuesday, at 12:33 a.m., a specific and very late/early...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 04 March 2018 - 1:16PM

Tesla Semi Truck Prototype is Spotted Driving On a Highway

We still haven't heard a firm ETA for the Tesla Semi, the electric semi truck that Elon Musk unveiled last fall. We know it's...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 7:31PM

Scientists Accidentally Simulate Ball Lightning in a Laboratory

Ball lightning is one of the most obscure, perplexing mysteries in meteorology.The name is fairly self-explanatory: ball lighting...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 6:24PM

Futurist Expert Warns Robots Will Use Humans as Guinea Pigs in Experiments

It sounds like something out of the Twilight Zone, but a futurist's shocking prediction about real life robots using humans as test...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 11:46AM

Artificial Intelligence Discovers an Entirely New Way to Beat 'Q*bert'

Lots of early arcade games are still widely remembered today — Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, etc. The same can not be...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 8:35PM

NASA Abandons Space Tech Development Ahead of Trump Budget Cuts

Last year, US President Donald Trump put forth a revised budget for NASA that is set to implement several key changes to the way...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 11:14AM

Curiosity Rover's New Drilling Method Could Transform NASA's Search for Life on Mars

Rejoice, fans of The Martian: Resourceful thinking and clever jerry-rigging on the Red Planet can indeed salvage a disaster, even...

Super User
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 11:08AM

Putin Shows Off Russia's 'Invincible' Nuclear Missile by Nuking Florida

No one should be surprised by anything Russia does at this point, but that doesn't mean that we can't be worried and cautious....

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 10:46AM

GOES-S Advanced Weather Forecasting Satellite May Solve One of Climate Change's Biggest Problems

If you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you might have failed to notice the fact that environmental disasters are...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 March 2018 - 10:42AM

NASA's James Webb Telescope is Breaking Down and Likely Delayed

Bad news, fans of giant space cameras: the James Webb telescope, intended as the new pinnacle of NASA's achievements, is in pretty bad...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 7:08PM

SpaceX Too Expensive? SpinLaunch Will Catapult Cargo Into Space for $500K

To escape Earth's gravity, a spacecraft needs to be going around 25,000 miles per hour. Apart from a certain nuclear manhole, not...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 10:47AM

The Moon is Getting Its Own 4G Mobile Phone Network

There are no payphones on the Moon, but you knew that already. But what are you to do if you find yourself wandering around the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 6:57PM

The Key to Finding Alien Life on Titan? NASA's New Dragonfly Drone Is a Game-Changer

Everyone loves Curiosity, Mars' resident giant rover, but we have to admit that it's kind of slow--in five years, it's only traveled...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 12:17PM

Robotic 'Flying Brain' Cimon Joining International Space Station Crew to Monitor Astronauts' Mental States

We've seen all kinds of strange little robot helpers, from Robelf to Temi, but Cimon is probably the weirdest: it's a floating...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 11:38AM

China's New Hypersonic I-Plane Travels 10 Times Faster Than a 747

Just a couple weeks afte NASA's newly announced design for a quieter supersonic X-plane, we now have an even faster, weirder-looking...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 11:34AM

Human Eye-Like Metalens With Artificial Muscle Could Cure Blurred Vision and Revolutionize Mobile Cameras

A groundbreaking new metalens invention paves the way to a clear future for more than just curing blurred vision--it could...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 11:33AM

New Stratolaunch Test Run Shows How World's Biggest Plane Will Change History

Typically when planes taxi on a runway, there is zero fanfare. Yeah, it's the miracle of flight but it's also Coach. But those are...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 10:51AM

New 'Metasurface' Technology Can Turn Light Upside-Down

The idea of "reshaping light" can be a difficult one to wrap your head around, but when perfected, it can allow for smaller...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 4:13PM