Technology

Social Media May Be Doing Emotional Damage to Users – and Making Them Vulnerable to Ads

If you thought CGI social media celebrities were a troubling new trend, consider the theory that social media encourages 'social...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 1:50PM

NASA's Planned Asteroid Defense Experiment May Not Be Approved by Congress

Earlier this year, we got excited about NASA's newly announced asteroid defense plans, which included ramming potentially cataclysmic...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 1:21PM

NASA Captures Images Of Vivid Blue Clouds Spawned By Meteorites Over The Arctic

If you thought the Arctic was home only to the mysterious skyglow known as STEVE, we have exciting news for you: scientists have taken...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 12:52PM

Watch As Space Junk Is Captured By A Lightning-Fast Galactic Net For The First Time Ever

According to estimates, there are over 7600 tons of "space junk" floating around Earth right now. It's a serious problem that needs to...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 12:34PM

My Creepy Little Pony: These Wearable Electronic Skins Turn The Stuffed Animals Of Your Childhood Into Walking Robots

As kids, we all wished that our toys and stuffed animals would come alive and walk around like in Toy Story, A.I.: Artificial...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 12:29PM

HAL 9000? The Curiosity Rover Just Stopped Sending Data Back To NASA, But It's Still Fully Operational

You've probably encountered error messages before: Error 404 (Page Not Found), Error 403 (Forbidden) or – if you're very lucky –...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 11:53AM

What Could Go Wrong? Russian Cloning Facility Plans To Resurrect Ancient Animals, Just Like 'Jurassic Park'

When scientists found a blood-sucking tick from the Cretaceous encased in amber, everybody went wild--"Michael Crichton was right!"...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 12:02PM

Disinformation War: US Politicians Say 'Deepfake' Technology Can Post a Threat to National Security

Reality is turning into a battleground, just like dystopian fiction said it would: a new study has found that Russian agents were...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 September 2018 - 11:54AM

[WATCH] SpaceX Will Reveal Their Plan to Send a Private Passenger Around the Moon Today

Despite the scandals swirling around Elon Musk, which now range from smoking a spliff on a live podcast to calling a British cave...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 September 2018 - 10:54AM

Taking Your Banal Jobs: Creator of Google's Self-Driving Car Program Wants to Automate Office Drudgery

You can be forgiven for mistaking the name "Cresta" for a kind of toothpaste or pharmaceutical--though the company's focus is...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 September 2018 - 10:19AM

Artificial Emotional Intelligence: Would You Swipe Right On These Fake Tinder Bios Written By Bots?

Love is more than Xs and Os—in the age of online dating apps like Tinder and Grindr, finding someone to connect with depends more...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 14 September 2018 - 10:39AM

Pack an Umbrella, We're Going to Mars: All Systems Go For NASA's Innovative Folding Heat Shield

An umbrella's design is great for keeping you mostly dry on soggy days, but it is also a great space saver. According to New Atlas,...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 11:58AM

The Apple Watch Series 4 Is Basically a Medical Clinic Attached to Your Wrist

By most accounts, the Apple Watch is just too complicated for its own good: it's too clunky and small to perform its more complex...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 10:49AM

Amazon Submitted A Patent To Create A "Shark Cage" To Protect Human Workers From Robots

When Amazon isn't planning on creating drone beehives in cities or treating its human workers like robots, it's apparently developing...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 12:03PM

Facial Recognition at Airports? Washington Dulles Unveils Big Brother System To Speed Up Boarding And Security Checks

If there's one thing society can agree on, it's that going through airport security and waiting to board a plane sucks. From arriving...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 10 September 2018 - 2:06PM

US Navy Is Modifying Wetsuits For SEALs To Use in Arctic Battle

Forget the Space Force—there are highly trained men and women here on Earth whose job it is to protect against threats both foreign...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 07 September 2018 - 1:55PM

NASA Kepler Telescope Was Awoken From Its Nap and Is Back to Hunting Planets

Wakey wakey eggs and bakey! Back in July, NASA's Kepler team placed their space telescope in sleep mode to make sure that the...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 06 September 2018 - 2:33PM

Japan Is Launching a Mini Space Elevator Into Orbit This Month

As the famous Arthur C. Clarke quote goes, "The Space Elevator will be built about 50 years after everyone stops laughing." Why all...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 - 12:21PM

Ghost Ship: NASA Finds Long-Lost Spacecraft, But It Won't Follow Their Orders

NASA's no stranger to losing multi-million-dollar pieces of equipment--the Cassini satellite had its highly publicized Grand Finale...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 31 August 2018 - 11:18AM

Japan Preparing to Land Robotic Spacecraft on Asteroid... Then Drop Explosives On It

Back in December 2014, Japan's JAXA space agency launched its Hayabusa-2 mission to the near-Earth asteroid 162173 Ryugu to collect...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 31 August 2018 - 10:51AM