Technology

SpaceX Too Expensive? SpinLaunch Will Catapult Cargo Into Space for $500K

To escape Earth's gravity, a spacecraft needs to be going around 25,000 miles per hour. Apart from a certain nuclear manhole, not...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 10:47AM

The Moon is Getting Its Own 4G Mobile Phone Network

There are no payphones on the Moon, but you knew that already. But what are you to do if you find yourself wandering around the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 6:57PM

The Key to Finding Alien Life on Titan? NASA's New Dragonfly Drone Is a Game-Changer

Everyone loves Curiosity, Mars' resident giant rover, but we have to admit that it's kind of slow--in five years, it's only traveled...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 12:17PM

Robotic 'Flying Brain' Cimon Joining International Space Station Crew to Monitor Astronauts' Mental States

We've seen all kinds of strange little robot helpers, from Robelf to Temi, but Cimon is probably the weirdest: it's a floating...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 11:38AM

China's New Hypersonic I-Plane Travels 10 Times Faster Than a 747

Just a couple weeks afte NASA's newly announced design for a quieter supersonic X-plane, we now have an even faster, weirder-looking...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 11:34AM

Human Eye-Like Metalens With Artificial Muscle Could Cure Blurred Vision and Revolutionize Mobile Cameras

A groundbreaking new metalens invention paves the way to a clear future for more than just curing blurred vision--it could...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 11:33AM

New Stratolaunch Test Run Shows How World's Biggest Plane Will Change History

Typically when planes taxi on a runway, there is zero fanfare. Yeah, it's the miracle of flight but it's also Coach. But those are...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 10:51AM

New 'Metasurface' Technology Can Turn Light Upside-Down

The idea of "reshaping light" can be a difficult one to wrap your head around, but when perfected, it can allow for smaller...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 4:13PM

Airbus Shows Footage of Their Prototype Flying Taxi in Action

At the beginning of the month, Airbus drew a lot of attention when their Vahana project — with the goal of building an autonomous...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 24 February 2018 - 3:45PM

Jeff Bezos Invested $42 Million in a Giant Millennium Clock Buried in the Desert

Yes, Elon Musk decided to build a massive tunnel-drilling company on a whim and launched a $250,000 luxury car into space, but those...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 12:15PM

New Trojan Malware Could Mind-Control Neural Networks

Each new technological breakthrough comes seemingly prepackaged with a new way for hackers to kill us all: self-driving cars,...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 10:47AM

Michio Kaku: Robots Need Inhibitor Chips To Prevent Human Slaughter

Noteworthy scientists and technology experts, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, are speaking out about the need for humanity...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 February 2018 - 10:19AM

MIT and Princeton's Robo-Picker Can Precisely Lift Nearly Any Object

As anyone who's ever played one of those claw crane games would know, it's much easier for a robotic claw to drop something than pick...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 8:50PM

SpaceX Fails to Catch $6 Million Cone During a Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

SpaceX had yet another big launch today, as they fired up a Falcon 9 rocket with several important satellites in its payload.And for...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 8:01PM

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