Science

May 24, 2013

NASA chief views prototype ion engine for asteroid-capture mission.

PASADENA, Calif. — Surrounded by engineers, NASA chief Charles Bolden inspected a prototype spacecraft engine that could power an audacious mission to lasso an asteroid and […]
May 19, 2013

Russian Animal Orbiter Returns — With Most Critters Dead

After spending a month in orbit around the earth, a Russian space capsule carrying a menagerie of small animals has returned home — with most of […]
May 19, 2013

LHC Creates Tiny Drops of Big Bang 'Blood Spatter'

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has recreated the world’s tiniest droplets of a primordial state of matter that last existed moments after the Big Bang, some […]
May 17, 2013

Google And NASA Team Up In Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab

Google announced today a partnership with NASA and D-Wave to launch a lab to solve artificial intelligence problems with the aid of quantum computing. Quantum computing […]
May 16, 2013

From SciFi to SciFact – The Starship Enterprise

The Starship Enterprise is one of the top dream spaceships of science fiction. As technology continues to advance, people are becoming more and more restless for […]
May 10, 2013

Could We Be Driving/Piloting This Flying Car In A Few Years?

Vertical takeoff. Hybrid power. Automatic landing. See it in action as it flies and drives. We’ve been following the progress of Terrafugia, the Massachusetts-based creator of several […]
May 9, 2013

Intelligent Robots Will Overtake Humans by 2100

Are you prepared to meet your robot overlords? The idea of superintelligent machines may sound like the plot of “The Terminator” or “The Matrix,” but many […]
May 6, 2013

Scifi to SciFact #12: The Iron Man Suit

A real-life, fully-functional Iron Man suit is a dream of sci-fi geeks everywhere, and it’s not hard to see why. Sleek, strong, and, well…badass overall, Iron […]
May 4, 2013

Scifi to SciFact #11: Tony Stark's Tech

We’re being spoiled by these years of blockbuster superhero movies, and our favorite comic book characters are seriously upping our expectations of technology. Thanks to the […]