Technology

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

Scientists Play Classical Music to a Crocodile to Understand Its Brain

"Scientists put a crocodile into an MRI machine with classical music" may sound like somebody playing a game of science Mad Libs, but...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 04 May 2018 - 6:46PM

The US Military Braces for War in Space as They Weaponize Artificial Intelligence in the Battle for Satellites

The US military is preparing for war in space with advanced satellite technology.

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 May 2018 - 1:03PM

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

Scientists Just Discovered the Secret to Creating Life – No Humans Required

Scientists have created the first synthetic embryos using stem cells rather than a sperm and egg, and successfully implanted them into...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 03 May 2018 - 11:05AM

Facebook Is Mining Your Instagram Photos to Train Artificial Intelligence

Facebook has secretly used billions of publicly available photos on Instagram to teach software how to better identify objects.

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 03 May 2018 - 9:38AM

NASA Completes Their First Tests on Portable Nuclear Reactor Designed for Space Travel

As NASA makes plans to send humans farther into space, either to the Moon (although plans for this are shaky) or Mars, they'll...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 - 6:29PM

Chinese Companies Have Started Spying on the Brains of Their Employees to Monitor Their Emotions

If you thought China's new initiative to assign every citizen a three-digit approval score based on their loyalty, hobbies, and social...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 - 12:21PM

Escape Velocity 2018

Blending pop culture fun with the innovations of science and engineering festivals, The Museum of Science Fiction presents Escape...

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

Blue Origin Claims to Have 'More Reliable' Rocket Launches Than Its Competitor SpaceX

It might not be the biggest name in rocket launches right now, but things are going well for Blue Origin, the private aerospace...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 6:52PM

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is About To Test its 'New Shepard' Spacecraft in a Rocket Launch

Jeff Bezos, a multi-billionaire with an uncanny resemblance to comics supervillain Lex Luthor, would naturally be interested in...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 7:04PM

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

Why This TED Senior Fellow Says Hollowed-Out Asteroids Are the Future of Spaceships

Most people imagine generation ships as being giant ring-worlds, like Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora, or gleaming metal ships, like...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 10:22AM

Orgasm-Inducing Psycho-Electronic Weapons: The Story of the Weirdest FOIA Discovery Ever

When you file a Freedom of Information Act request, you're most likely going to get a lot of dry government documents and records that...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 1:06PM

Even If Aliens Live on Super-Earths, Science Says They May Be Stuck There

One of the major assumptions scientists and sci-fi fans have made about alien civilizations is that their journey into space is...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 11:37AM

Tentacles of War: Army Is Developing Schools of 3-D Printed Robot Squid Like Those in 'The Matrix'

If you played a word-association game inspired by the United States Army (or any army, for that matter) the phrases would...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 23 April 2018 - 12:14PM

Goldman Sachs Says The First Trillionaire Will Invest In Space: Here's Where To Get Your Hands Dirty

Decades after the Bitcoin hype-train grinds to a halt, the real gold rush will begin – in space. We already know there's an...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 23 April 2018 - 10:48AM

Exit International's 'Suicide Machine' Euthanasia Capsule Lets You Experience Death in VR

As virtual reality tech continues to improve, developers and designers are finding new ways to create fantasies and rebuild real world...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 10:44AM

An AI Just Killed an Expert Human Fighter Pilot in Dogfight Simulations for the First Time

Artificial intelligence has beaten humans at chess, Go, and even complex MOBA games like DoTA, but now they're moving up to real...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 12:54PM