Technology

Boston Dynamics Plans to Start Selling Their Robot Dog 'SpotMini' Next Year

In some ways, SpotMini is just like a regular dog, if your dog was made of metal and had an attachable claw arm that fit onto its...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 2:53PM

Congress Just Proposed Legislation to Search for Alien Life – How AI Can Overcome the Biggest Obstacle of Our Own Human Bias

When all we know is Earth, how can we conceive of an alien civilization that doesn't look anything like Earth life?

Chris Mahon
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 12:03PM

SpaceX Aborts the Falcon 9 Block 5 a Few Short Seconds Before Liftoff – But Can They Safely Pull it Off Today?

An automatic abort yesterday shut down the latest SpaceX Falcon 9 launch. Is their cutting-edge technology safe enough for manned...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 11:28AM

Boston Dynamics Shows Their Robots Can Navigate Outside All By Themselves

When it comes to Boston Dynamics, there are generally two camps: those who believe their autonomous robots are adorable, and those who...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 7:41PM

Elon Musk Launches the Brand-New SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket This Afternoon – Here's How to Watch

The launch of SpaceX's first Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket kicks off a new chapter in Elon Musk's efforts to make safe, cheap, reusable (and...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 12:47PM

Google Assistant Can Now Make Perfectly Human-Sounding Phone Calls with Google Duplex and It's the Worst Thing Ever

One announcement Google made at their 2018 I/O developer conference has generated a firestorm of controversy.

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 11:28AM

Uber's Planned Flying Taxi Service Gets a Major Boost From NASA

While Uber continues to find trouble on the ground while their self-driving car crash is being investigated, NASA seems to have some...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 8:30PM

A Spider Trained to Jump on Command Can Help Scientists Create Tiny Leaping Robots

While spiders can make good pets, they don't usually come with the same expectations as a dog. You can feed them and watch them crawl...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 6:35PM

New Phone, Who Dis? Google Rebrands Research Division as 'Google AI' Mere Days Before Conference

Google Research has been completely absorbed by a new division: make way for the new Google AI.

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 12:05PM

Meet Meenta: The 'Airbnb of Genetics' Puts Gene Sequencing in the Palm of Your Hand

The Airbnb of genetic sequencing is putting access to critical machinery in the palm of your hand.

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 11:52AM

Self-Driving Uber Detected the Pedestrian It Killed – But Still Didn't Stop

The self-driving Uber that killed an Arizona woman may have recognized the pedestrian as an obstacle – but decided not to stop.

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 10:59AM

The Secret Behind NASA's Adorable Nicknames for the World's First Interplanetary CubeSats

The world's first interplanetary CubeSats have an adorable story behind their unlikely nicknames.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 12:30PM

#Instafamous: How CGI Influencers Will Soon Replace Humans on Social Media

Companies are manufacturing computer-generated influencers-slash-models to sell you on their products.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 11:47AM

Keep Your Eyes On The Skies: New Video Captures UFO Speeding Through Lightning Bolt

A recent video posted by UFO-hunting YouTuber Secureteam10 shows a compelling photograph of a triangular UFO at the exact moment...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 11:35AM

Scientists Are Using Technology that Edits Human DNA to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists are using the same technology that edits human DNA to save the Great Barrier Reef.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 11:07AM

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Faces More Trouble as Screws Come Loose

The James Webb Space Telescope is an ambitious project, set to be much more powerful than Hubble once it's actually in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 06 May 2018 - 10:43AM

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