Technology

Harvard Scientists Design an Origami Robot That Slithers Like a Snake

For some reason, scientists seem incredibly keen on making robots that look absolutely terrifying when on the move.Perhaps it's an...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 7:05PM

Terminator Rising: Watch Boston Dynamics' Robot Dog Fight a Human

For decades, sci-fi fans have been haunted by the infamous velociraptor door-opening scene in Jurassic Park.Did that stop Boston...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 11:40AM

Trump Wants NASA to Build a $2.7 Billion Lunar Space Station

Five years from now could see humans living near the moon. Part of President Trump's 2019 NASA budget proposal allocates $2.7 billion...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 11:26AM

NASA's New Spacesuits Have a Built-In Toilet

People still make jokes about the "Russian Space Pen," but there's one thing no one jokes about in the space program: going to the...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:56AM

SpaceX Builds "Giant Catcher's Mitt" To Catch Space Debris

Picture this: you go for a walk on a sunny spring day. You're minding your own business, thinking about just how pleasant the weather...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:30AM

(Watch) SpaceX's Rocket Launch Today Is the Beginning of Worldwide Internet

Elon Musk catches a lot of flak for antics like selling novelty flamethrowers and launching a luxury car into space because he can,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 10:14AM

Scientists Will Drive Antimatter Around in a Truck for an Experiment

If the original Back to the Future has taught us anything, it's that all scientific experiments are better when they're on wheels. As...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 7:21PM

Hackers Use 'Honey Pot' Tactics on Facebook to Take Your Phone

The early 2000s had fraudulent emails from Nigerian princes. The 2010s have seductive Facebook messages from hackers using fake...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 11:37AM

Google's New AI Predicts Future Heart Attacks By Scanning Your Eye

Heart disease is the leading cause of death around the world.We're not, as a species, doing ourselves any favors in this regard. Tasty...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 10:30AM

A Taiwanese Company Has Created a Robotic House-Elf With a Tablet for a Face

Robotic home assistants like SoftBank's Pepper and the ASUS Zenbo all claim to be the future, but there was always something about...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 11:48AM

Russian And Chinese Anti-Satellite Weapons Coming Soon, Warns US Intelligence

A new report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence alleges that, in a hypothetical future conflict with Russia or...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 11:36AM

DARPA Announces a New Challenge to Create Rapid-Response Rockets

When a "genius billionaire playboy philanthropist" launches his own roadster into space on the back of a reusable rocket, it's a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 11:10AM

Scientists Are Raising Human-Sheep Hybrids for Organ Harvesting

Consider the following: roughly 115,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant this very moment. Every ten minutes, a new person...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 10:39AM

Scientist Claims Immortality Is Coming... But There's A Catch

Death is such a pain. There's no opt-out, and decomposing is a hassle.Not for long, though. According to scientist Dr. Ian Pearson,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 9:16AM

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Could Mine Thousands of Distant Asteroids

Elon Musk recently checked an item off the bucket list when his commercial space company, SpaceX, launched the enormous Falcon Heavy...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 11:11AM

Scientists Discover Hidden Landscape Beneath a Picasso Painting

There's a lot to take in when you examine a piece of artwork by Pablo Picasso. And if you're looking at the right artwork, there...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 12:56PM

NASA Is Bringing Back Nuclear Tech to Get Rockets to Mars

A great warthog once said that you gotta put your behind in your past. It looks like the folks at NASA missed that advice from The...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 11:00AM

Scientists Just Created a New Form of Light That May Finally Make Quantum Computing a Reality

Quantum computing relies on bizarre mechanics like hyper-cooled atoms and quantum superposition to pull off seemingly impossible...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 9:40AM

New 'Flying Submarine' Could Be a Great Way to Track Wildlife

In science fiction, a "flying submarine" shouldn't be a new idea: James Bond never leaves home without a car that can both fly and...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 8:01PM

The UAE Is Giving Away $500K for 'Innovative High-Risk' Space Projects

When Elon Musk launches a car into space, it's time to step up your space exploration game. Luckily for the United Arab Emirates,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 1:10PM