Technology

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

The Orion Spacecraft Is Almost Complete... And Will Take Humans Back to the Moon

Over the last seven months, technicians at Lockheed Martin have been carefully welding together the components of the capsule of the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 12:40PM

SpaceX Passing NASA Tests with Flying Colors, Will Be Ready for Crewed Launch On Time

After carrying out several successful deliveries to the International Space Station, SpaceX is poised to become the first private...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 11:58AM

Teaching Math to Kids Using the Microsoft HoloLens

There are some people who are genuinely fascinated by numbers and geometric shapes, but most will agree that math is not high on the...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 9:49AM

An Aquatic, Autonomous Terminator Robot Has Been Designed to Hunt Down Lionfish in the Caribbean

If you ever need a practical example of scientific problem-solving in action, consider the lionfish, dubbed "the poster child for...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 12:41PM

NASA Launches a New Laser-Equipped Satellite to Track Earth's Melting Ice

Between drafting plans to protect Earth from giant asteroids, laying the groundwork for the Deep Space Gateway, and testing a new...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 24 August 2018 - 1:13PM

New Study Confirms a Russian Agency Spread Anti-Vaccination Propaganda Through Fake Twitter Accounts

By now, it's generally accepted that the Russian Internet Research Agency meddled in the US' 2016 presidential election, but new...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 24 August 2018 - 12:37PM