Technology

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

'PGD' Tech Will Give Us Designer Babies Sooner Than You Think—Can Society Handle It?

With the advent of genetic engineering technology like CRISPR, the topic of designer babies has come back with a vengeance, along with...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 11:45AM

MIT Artificial Intelligence 'RoadTracer' Can Map Out Roads More Efficiently Than Humans

Traditional paper maps may still exist, but in the age of smartphones, they've become something of a novelty while more people rely...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 7:23PM

New Model of The Yellowstone Supervolcano Sheds Light on Its Inner Workings

The enormous volcano underneath Yellowstone National Park is one of those lurking dangers that probably won't erupt soon and leave a...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 6:35PM

NASA Is Creating the First-Ever Cosmic GPS for Spaceships and Lost Astronauts

This past week saw the release of the new Netflix sci-fi series Lost in Space, but soon real-life astronauts won't have to worry...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 16 April 2018 - 1:06PM

New AI Technology Can See Through Your Poker Face

If you thought Facebook and Cambridge Analytica were on the cutting edge when it comes to violating privacy, you haven't seen anything...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 16 April 2018 - 11:55AM

Engineer Builds a Functional 'Gundam' Inspired Giant Robot With an Arm Cannon

There's precious few people who would turn down the chance to pilot a giant robot — or at least, we like to think so.But...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 15 April 2018 - 5:05PM