Technology

March 12, 2018

Elon Musk debuted a trailer “for the next part of the human story” at SXSW

People arrived excited about a giant marketing installation; they left looking to the stars. AUSTIN, Texas—”We can’t just come to SXSW with Westworld,” said Jonah Nolan, co-creator […]
March 9, 2018

NASA’s Ailing Robonaut 2 Will Return from Space for Long-Overdue Repairs

NASA‘s robotic astronaut, Robonaut 2, is headed home soon for a long-overdue repair. A litany of problems has kept the robot offline since it was upgraded with […]
March 2, 2018

NASA Mars Lander Arrives at Launch Site to Prep for May Liftoff

A NASA spacecraft that will probe the deep Martian interior has arrived at its launch site to prep for its planned May liftoff. The InSight lander touched down […]
March 1, 2018

World’s Biggest Plane Taxis Closer to Takeoff

The hefty, double-bodied Stratolaunch airplane — its wingspan of 385 feet (117 meters) is the widest in the world — recently reached a new milestone that […]
February 27, 2018

China’s hypersonic aircraft would fly from Beijing to New York in two hours

The double-wing plane just aced wind tunnel tests at speeds of nearly 5,600 miles per hour A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences […]
February 24, 2018

Is Space the Final Frontier for Experimental Medicine?

Approximately 1.8 million miles above the earth, Elon Musk’s red roadster is setting the precedent for the first unmanned joyride through the galaxy. The car is […]
February 23, 2018

SpaceX Barely Missed Catching a Rocket Nose Cone with Giant Net on a Boat

The net-equipped boat came up a bit short in its quest to pluck a falling payload fairing — the protective nose cone that surrounds satellites during […]
February 21, 2018

Aerospace Company to Launch Private, Inflatable Space Stations

Bigelow Aerospace announced plans for sending soft-bodied modules that are compressed during launch but expand once they reach space. A company that builds big, inflatable space […]
February 20, 2018

The Little Rover That Could

NASA’s Opportunity rover is the longest surviving rover on Mars. On Saturday, February 17, it experienced its 5,000th dawn on a distant planet. It was only scheduled to […]