Fringe

July 14, 2017

Flying Cars and Casino-Themed Planes Are the Future of Flight, Says Airbus

Chief technology officer Paul Eremenko, speaking at a Hong Kong tech conference, speculated on emerging forms of air travel, including the company’s self-piloted flying car, the […]
July 13, 2017

Moon Express ‘lunar outpost’ looks gorgeous, but don’t get too excited yet

The company hopes to put robots on the moon’s South Pole by 2020 While NASA stays diligently focused on its marathon to Mars, it seems everyone […]
July 12, 2017

Finding Extraterrestrial Life May Rely on Identifying Traces Rather Than Aliens

Taking inspiration from the work of Leonardo da Vinci, a new paper suggests focusing on how to look for trails, tracks, burrows, and other signs that […]
July 1, 2017

Did Life on Earth Come From Outer Space?

A look at the scientific evidence for panspermia. Where did life come from? It remains one the biggest questions in biology, and has preoccupied scientists for […]
June 29, 2017

The Search for the Next Large Asteroid That Might Slam Into Earth

On June 30 — International Asteroid Day — skywatchers are raising awareness about “humanity’s greatest challenge”: the lack of defense measures against a large collision with […]
June 27, 2017

Sorry, but Anonymous has no evidence that NASA has found alien life

In a new video, the hacker group known as Anonymous claims that NASA has discovered alien life. But before you freak out, let’s talk. For the record, most of […]
June 23, 2017

Planet 10? Another Earth-Size World May Lurk in the Outer Solar System

A planet-size object may be orbiting the sun in the icy reaches of the solar system beyond Pluto. Scientists at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and […]
June 17, 2017

Spooky action at a record-breaking distance

Entangled particles remain linked over 746 miles apart From a Chinese satellite drifting through suborbital space, a laser beamed pairs of entangled photons to two separate […]
June 14, 2017

Our sun might have been born with an evil twin called “Nemesis”

Sunlike stars often come in twos and threes, and astronomers and astrophysicists have long wondered why. Are these pairs and trios born as multiple stars orbiting the same point, […]