Innovation

i, robot
getting personal

The emotional reason why you should let robots touch you

It could improve your mood.

keep it simple

Five lines of code could change the way we think about AI

It's easy(ish) to get AI to complete tasks if you have all the computing power in the world. But what can you get done if you're limited to five lines of code?

hardly working

These robots want to read your mind while you work — you should let them

Don’t worry, they’re here to help.

Oscar Worthy

Harrison Ford’s Oscars Blade Runner joke reveals a dark truth about the movie

Blade Runner's biggest production hurdle wasn't just in the editing room.

Inverse Codex

Everything you need to know about Rooster Teeth's sci-fi anime 'gen:LOCK'

An all-star cast headlines the newest anime from the makers of 'Red vs. Blue' and 'RWBY'.

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Inverse Codex

Love, Death & Robots Season 2 release date, plot, updates, and more

One of Netflix's darkest sci-fi series is returning to your screen soon.

more mowing

Robotic lawnmowers could cut a huge swath in air pollution

Your Roomba is getting an upgrade.

uncanny

Creepy robot skin answers 3 questions about the future

The questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

Frog hack

Self-healing “Xenobots” mean a future with living machines

Scientists hack frog cells so they self-heal.

trojan horse

Tiny robots can now smuggle drugs into brain tumors

The future of cancer treatment may be robot-delivered.

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Come for the cool space ships and funny robot. Stay for the space leather.

technology
On your left

Falcon and the Winter Soldier just revealed the MCU's unlikely new Iron Man

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is still missing Tony Stark, but it may have something even better.

Innovation

We’re now one step closer to the quantum internet

“This is the first time a network has been constructed from quantum processors.”

UFO FAQ

Why is the Pentagon releasing a UFO report, anyway?

Five answers for your need-to-know questions.

The Inverse Interview

'WandaVision' VFX team reveals exactly how Vision came back to life

no layovers

Hybrid gasoline-electric drone breaks a major aviation record

The Perimeter 8 uses a gasoline-electric powertrain instead of a battery to fly 20 times longer

that 007 fit

1 common item could be the future of communication technology

The future of smart clothing wants to read your mind

Meta

Watch Epic Games level the uncanny valley in incredible MetaHuman Creator video

Video games will never look the same.

watching you

A scientific twist on an iconic video game just might prevent the apocalypse

With a little less dancing and a little more traffic modeling.

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You need to watch the best retro sci-fi movie on Disney+ ASAP

Kurt Russell is at his peak teenybopper in this 1969 comedy.

Sophisticated Gamer

WhirlwindFX compact Atom gaming keyboard beats the competition in 1 crucial area

The Atom is an ideal alternative to WhirlwindFX's less-mobile Element with impressive software.

Movie Magic

How the VFX studio behind WandaVision is changing sci-fi television

Ahead of its Marvel debut, MARZ reveals the tricks behind their special effects work on sci-fi hits like Umbrella Academy and Watchmen.

404

Werner Herzog is right about this terrifying apocalypse scenario

Our demise may be at the hands of our greatest creation.

Future cities
sci fi food

Algae, house-flies, and 4 other weird foods scientists say are the future

“To future-proof our food supply we must pioneer completely new ways of farming.”

Innovation

One big energy bet could end California's drought, but really

With the climate changing and droughts on the rise, big changes are needed in order to save the state.

Future Earth 2121

What happens if we solve climate change?

Insect Apocalypse

Scientists reveal the strange cause behind a "biblical plague" in Las Vegas

In the Loop

Exclusive: Virgin Hyperloop's historic pod is going to the Smithsonian

Virgin Hyperloop's headline-making transportation pod is going on a bigger trip than ever.

Innovation

Self-driving cars: One politician's plan to avoid chaos in California

California state senator Ben Allen is on a mission to prepare for the future of autonomy.

big stuff

F-150 Raptor: A futuristic archetype for the American pick-up

The Raptor is an absolute unit.

Now Boarding

Virgin Hyperloop: incredible video shows how people will ride 700 mph tube

The futuristic pod transit system has taken a step forward, following its successful passenger test.

Innovation

8 ways robots may transform urban nature

push and pull

Elastic diamonds could help quantum computers run at room temperature

Quantum computing could get a 10 karat upgrade.

tree hugging

To reduce pollution pockets, Los Angeles is using A.I. from Google

Out on the town

Study reveals one key way foxes are evolving to become more like pets

City foxes are changing — and fast.

Musk watch
Innovation

Tesla has one other big reason for halting Bitcoin payments

Tesla will no longer accept bitcoin as a form of payment, and it could reduce the pressure on a key constraint for the company.

Innovation

Impressive Falcon 9 milestone proves SpaceX’s future is bright

SpaceX has reached an incredible milestone with its Falcon 9 rocket. The success bodes well for its future goals and missions.

Innovation

SpaceX Starship SN15: slo-mo video captures jaw-dropping flight

SpaceX's Starship recently passed an impressive milestone, and the feat has now been captured in new slo-mo footage.

Musk Reads

Elon Musk announces SpaceX’s weirdest mission — Musk Reads

Tesla Cybertruck spotted; Starship SN15 flies; Starlink orders soar.

Out of this world

Axiom Space private flight: launch date and plans for SpaceX-powered mission

NASA is working with Axiom Space to kickstart a new era in space travel. Here's what you need to know.

Musk-See TV?

Watch: Elon Musk on SNL (His second hosting gig can’t come soon enough.)

Musk just couldn’t seem to get out of his own way.

Musk See TV

Elon Musk hosting SNL has no good outcomes

The gig has only one possible result: promoting Elon Musk himself.

do the math

SpaceX Starlink: How Musk could pay for his audacious Mars City in just 30 years

Elon Musk wants to build a city on Mars. Here's how he could get the money to make it happen within his lifetime.

Cheesy

Tesla cheese: How one farmer is fighting for zero emissions

A cheese farmer is using Tesla to go green — and now he’s setting his sights on something bigger.

fire in the hole

SpaceX SN15 clears a huge hurdle on the road to Mars

SpaceX's newest rocket marked its first successful landing.

Musk Reads

Watch SpaceX’s historic Crew-1 capsule return — Musk Reads

SpaceX astronauts return; Musk voices support for a carbon tax; Starlink expands even further.

Taxing

The one big thing Elon Musk says could tackle climate change

Elon Musk gave an endorsement for the idea of a carbon tax during the company's first-quarter 2021 earnings call.

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Science

Geologists discover physics-defying “forbidden” crystal at atomic bomb site

The bomb that kicked off the Atomic Age also brought extreme physics to Earth for the first time in billions of years.

getting personal

The emotional reason why you should let robots touch you

It could improve your mood.

boom boom

NASA wants to know how loud a sonic boom can be without scaring the hell out of you

The newest X-plane will help them find out

filler up

The real reason why there was a gas shortage this week

It wasn’t a lack of gasoline.

Innovation

Tesla has one other big reason for halting Bitcoin payments

Tesla will no longer accept bitcoin as a form of payment, and it could reduce the pressure on a key constraint for the company.

Crypto-savvy

Altcoins: three alternatives to Bitcoin and Ethereum and why they deserve your attention

Bitcoin and Ether may be the most popular cryptocurrencies, but Cardano, Binance Coin, and Monero all serve important purposes, too.

Galactic honeycomb

Look: NASA's massive telescope takes last steps toward monumental launch

The James Webb Space Telescope will analyze planets beyond our solar system.

out there

UFO evangelist: Pentagon report is just the "tip of the spear"

Innovation

Impressive Falcon 9 milestone proves SpaceX’s future is bright

SpaceX has reached an incredible milestone with its Falcon 9 rocket. The success bodes well for its future goals and missions.

pants on fire

Ancient tooth debunks a 2,500-year-old claim about Greek soldiers

Don’t trust everything you read in history books.

Innovation

SpaceX Starship SN15: slo-mo video captures jaw-dropping flight

SpaceX's Starship recently passed an impressive milestone, and the feat has now been captured in new slo-mo footage.

keep it simple

Five lines of code could change the way we think about AI

It's easy(ish) to get AI to complete tasks if you have all the computing power in the world. But what can you get done if you're limited to five lines of code?