Innovation

i, robot
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at your service

Would you trust a robot hairdresser? A researcher explains why you shouldn't

Trust is a fickle thing to earn, and robots aren’t quite there yet.

Mind Control

A brain-hacking technique may make prosthetics easier to control with your mind

uncanny valley

Robotic augmentation can transform human bodies — but at a psychological cost

If you become an android, your mind may fundamentally change.

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.

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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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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.

technology
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Souped-Up Snails

A computer smaller than a penny just solved an ecological mystery

Pinned to the shells of snails, they share the secrets of a resilient species

The Inverse Interview

'Quiet Place Part 2' VFX supervisor says the aliens' origins don't matter

24 hour pharmacy

The military is funding a "living pharmacy" scientists can stick inside you

The device will use genetically engineered, light-sensitive cells to hack your body’s natural processes.

Entertainment

You need to watch the best sci-fi war movie on Netflix ASAP

This 2016 Netflix original takes all the tenets of military action movies and adds a haunting sci-fi twist.

Entertainment

How 'Profile' director mastered the art of Skype thrillers before Covid-19

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.

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'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

Future cities
Future of work

To meet new worker demands, bosses need to think like Airbnb hosts

These radical designs could make for greener workspaces and happier employees.

lift off

Flying cars are "imminent" new study finds

Slurpee-V

EV charging just took a big step forward thanks to an unlikely retail chain

Science

This is the year the first baby will be born in space

A permanent Moon colony could become a reality in a few decades.

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.

Musk watch
Innovation

SpaceX: Space Force partnership kicks off a new chapter for the Falcon 9

By using a reusable booster, the newest branch of the military signals openness to this cornerstone of Elon Musk's rocketry company.

Musk Reads

Tesla's Model S Plaid makes you feel like you’re “driving the future”

Tesla’s Model S Plaid makes its debut; Starlink scouts new frontiers; Musk pushes clean crypto.

Open Space

NASA just took another step in getting more private citizens to space

The agency has put out a request for mission proposals to send people to the International Space Station.

First Class Seat

How much is a Blue Origin flight? Jeff Bezos firm sells its first ticket

Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight firm has yet to fly a single human, but one lucky auction winner purchased the firm’s first seat for sale.

Innovation

SpaceX Mars City: Bezos and Branson reveal the flaw in Elon Musk's vision of space

The three billionaires are locked in a race to reach space — but some future visions look more promising than others.

Innovation

Tesla: why Elon Musk is ‘probably right’ about bold electric vehicle claim

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced this week that a longer-distance iteration of the Tesla Model S is now canceled.

Musk Reads

According to Elon Musk's Twitter, the Tesla Model S Plaid+ is no more

The Model S Plaid confounds; Falcon 9 soars; the SEC isn't done with Musk.

Innovation

A different billionaire is going to beat Musk and Bezos to space

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson could fly to space just a bit earlier than Blue Origin and SpaceX's founders.

Innovation

Tesla: Elon Musk makes a bold assertion about electric car battery range

Tesla looks set to launch a new model of its electric vehicle, but CEO Elon Musk has taken a strong position on battery range.

Sunburn

Tesla Solar Roof is “solving the wrong problem,” ex-Powerwall head reveals

Arch Rao, former head of the Tesla Powerwall team and CEO of Span, is sounding the alarm.

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Innovation

How Tesla's latest move could make electric car batteries cheaper than ever

Tesla wants to reach a mass market with its electric vehicles, and a new investment could help them do that.

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not a beetle

Porsche 911 GT3: 5 ways Porsche put race car tech into a new street car

The 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 is almost a wolf in sheep's clothing — a race car transformed for the road. Here are a few of the ways racing tech came to the new track monster

chill out

Scientists at LIGO are one step closer to solving general relativity’s biggest problem

Scientists are one step closer to solving general relativity’s biggest problem.

SAF me up

Scientists say sustainable aviation fuel is greener than we thought

Burning cleaner fuel can make for clearer skies

This week in science

Zhurong Mars selfie and more: Understand the world through 10 images

Car Reviews

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is the people's electric car: Look

A weird but not-too weird EV.

Innovation

SpaceX: Space Force partnership kicks off a new chapter for the Falcon 9

By using a reusable booster, the newest branch of the military signals openness to this cornerstone of Elon Musk's rocketry company.

truck stuff

2022 Ford Maverick price, range, specs, and how to buy the smallest pickup on the market

The Maverick is aimed at D.I.Y. city-dwellers.

Stacking up

Artemis 1: NASA SLS megarocket hits another milestone

Open Space

NASA just took another step in getting more private citizens to space

The agency has put out a request for mission proposals to send people to the International Space Station.

First Class Seat

How much is a Blue Origin flight? Jeff Bezos firm sells its first ticket

Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight firm has yet to fly a single human, but one lucky auction winner purchased the firm’s first seat for sale.

Goooooooooal

The future of sports is algorithms, not athletes

From fantasy leagues to biometrics, sports is becoming its own cyborg.

don't breathe this

Scientists show how electric big rigs and buses will save thousands of lives