Technology

New NASA Launch Platform Could Speed Up the SLS Rocket

Despite so many projected White House budgets proposing cuts to NASA funding, with suggestions to cancel certain projects like the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 24 March 2018 - 3:19PM

Bipedal Robot Gets Around With Jet-Powered Feet

"Walking" is one of those things we just take for granted after our first year or two, but replicating that in machines can be...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 6:40PM

Tech Startup Kernel Says It Can Boost Your Intelligence With Computer Chip Brain Implants That Let You Hack Your Mind

Do you ever wish you had a photographic memory? Or the ability to learn new skills quickly and easily, without all the hassle of...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 1:42PM

Defense Undersecretary Says Pentagon Is Developing Real-Life Working Ray Guns

The idea of a ray gun feels wonderfully retro in the modern era. Where laser guns are still common in science fiction, ray guns evoke...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 1:09PM

The Hubble Telescope Just Solved the Mystery of the Greatest Galactic Game of Tug of War in the History of the Milky Way

After much speculation and theorizing, astronomers may have finally solved what could well be literally the biggest mystery in the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 11:06AM

NASA's New 'Nowcast' Model Uses Satellites to Predict Landslides Before They Happen

Of all the things for NASA to get involved in, landslide prediction is probably one of the more surprising.   Between the new...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 11:01AM

No April Fools: ESA Says China's Tiangong-1 Space Station Crash Next Weekend May Be Deadly—And No One Can Stop It

If you're planning on going Easter egg hunting next weekend, you might want to keep an eye on the sky.After months of calculations,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 10:21AM

Pentagon Tries to Replicate Human Voices Using Lasers

Considering how often lasers show up in science fiction, it's interesting that the concept of "talking lasers" might show up in...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 7:42PM

Rocket Lab's Giant Space Disco Ball 'Humanity Star' Incinerated as It Fell Back to Earth Ahead of Schedule

Back in January, New Zealand-based spaceflight company Rocket Lab launched a controversial satellite called the Humanity Star into...

Super User
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 2:00PM

EPFL Scientists Say New Memory-Deleting Method Could Stop AI From Destroying Humanity (Even the Terminator)

The problem with a giant red "OFF" button on an incredibly powerful artificial intelligence is that the AI will eventually try to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 11:25AM

MIT Designs a Robot Fish to Explore the Waters of Fiji

Considering how easy it is to scare off a fish, they can be difficult animals to study without attaching a camera to a fish and...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 7:28PM

Ohio State Scientists Just Created an AI That's Better Than Human Beings at Reading Emotions

A new artificial intelligence has been constructed that is better than humans at reading emotions. This isn't based on the facial...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 10:49AM

Uber Ratings for Humans: Bad 'Social Credit' Will Get You Banned From Trains in China

If you thought erasing historical events like Tiananmen Square from search engines and instituting facial tracking across the country...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 10:40AM

Quantum Physicists Create New Electronic Material: Next-Gen Electromagnets Inspired by Japanese Kagome Basket Weaving

Scientists have managed to create a brand new form of quantum electronic material by organizing metal atoms into a strong, sturdy new...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 1:20PM

Data Mining Is Out of Control at Facebook, Former Employee Sandy Parakilas Reveals

If you're just catching the news about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, here's the short version: Several years ago, a consultancy...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 - 11:38AM

NASA is Open to More Spacecrafts Powered by Plutonium

For their most important missions, NASA will sometimes create a power source from their very limited supply of plutonium-232, a rare...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 7:31PM

Is This Asteroid Laser Test Proof Scientists in Russia Are Perfecting a Secret Doomsday Weapon?

Recently, news has been circulating about how, apparently, NASA isn't going to be able to do anything to save us from asteroid Bennu...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 2:33PM

ESA Announces When and Where China's Rogue Space Station Will Crash to Earth

Tiangong-1, the Chinese space agency's original orbital space station and laboratory, has been abandoned in orbit.Getting the thing...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 2:08PM

GE Takes the World's Largest Jet Engine on a Test Flight

In an attempt to redefine what a "jumbo jet" is, GE Aviation (part of the broader General Electric company) is working on massive new...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 18 March 2018 - 3:52PM

Solar Storms Could Pose a Threat to Self-Driving Cars

We've seen field tests, but we're not at the point where self-driving or autonomous cars are a widespread phenomenon. But when that...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 3:33PM