Technology

February 27, 2013

How 'Minority Report' has distorted our vision of interface design

It’s been more than a decade since Minority Report hit theaters, but its influence on product design doesn’t seem to have waned — much to the dismay of designers like Christian Brown. […]
February 27, 2013

Scifi-Scifact #7: The Tablet Computer

The tablet computer is currently revolutionizing the gadget world. People are finally embracing the lightweight, fast, mobile nature of tablets, and electronics companies are scrambling to […]
February 11, 2013

The Hypersonic Spaceplanes of Yesteryear

Last month, the German Aerospace Center announced its SpaceLiner. This still-on-paper hypersonic suborbital spaceplane is theoretically capable of taking up to 50 passengers at a time to […]
January 29, 2013

Iran Launches Monkey Into Space

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian officials say that they successfully launched a monkey into space and returned it safely to Earth on Monday in an apparent move […]
January 26, 2013

NASA Joins ESA Hunt For Dark Energy And Matter

NASA and the European Space Agency announced this week that the two organizations have partnered on the ESA’s Euclid mission. This mission, a space telescope that […]
January 23, 2013

A New Fleet Of Robot Asteroid Prospectors Will Launch By 2015

Another new asteroid mining venture plans to send fleets of small spacecraft to rendezvous with space rocks, aiming to harvest their contents. That makes two startups […]
January 21, 2013

Finding ET

Seth Shostak is an astronomer, specifically a radio astronomer. That is, he looks at radio signals coming from space from various cosmic objects. But a while […]
January 15, 2013

NASA unveils last video by spacecraft that crashed into moon

A NASA probe recorded a spectacular flyover video of the moon’s far side shortly before intentionally slamming into a lunar mountain last month. NASA’s Ebb spacecraft […]
January 15, 2013

Inflatable Private Space Stations: Bigelow's Big Dream

NASA’s decision to buy an inflatable new room for the International Space Station may push the module’s builder —commercial spaceflight company Bigelow Aerospace — one step […]