From an abandoned McDonald's in the backyard of NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, a dozen or so volunteer scientists and engineers have taken control of a decommissioned, still running, 70s-era space satellite, by using discarded v…
Here I am, entering the laboratory that is creating the world's first mass-produced genetically modified animal. The goal? To control a species of mosquito that carries one of the world's fastest-spreading viral diseases: dengue fever.
At the Defcon hacker convention in Las Vegas, any bachelor party could become collateral damage.
The entire state can—and will—get all of its energy from wind, water, and the sun in a matter of decades, says a Stanford professor.
We talked to the creators of "Shogyo Mujo," the most funded sculpture project in Kickstarter history, which will light up Black Rock City later this month.
If the education system doesn't change to start pumping out technologically savvy, creative people as the rule, not the exception, the rise of robot workers is "certain to lead to an increase in income inequality, a continued hollowing out of the middle c…
Not long after you strap into Birdly, a new full-body VR simulator, the real world fades away and you're soaring over the earth. There's even a fan to simulate wind.
Of all the transhumanist technologies coming in the near future, one stands out that both fascinates and perplexes people. It's called ectogenesis: raising a fetus outside the human body in an artificial womb.
The Army's Meals, Ready to Eat (MREs) are usually pretty unappetizing and limited to 24 options, like "beef taco filling," served in a tinfoil bag. You couldn't even get a pizza until a pizza that lasted three years was invented in 2013. Better food might…
What if we could rearm our bodies with natural anti-cancer defenses? This is the potential of new research out from a team based at the University of Warwick describing a method of pseudo-artificially producing defensive molecules that self-assemble once
Sound waves on your Lay's can give you away.
Given the current glut of wearable devices, it's anyone's guess what the dominant, paradigm-setting technology will wind up being even just a few years down the road.
Ben Eisenkop, better known as Unidan, was banned by Reddit the other night after administrators discovered he was faking votes to make sure his posts got more attention.
His Twitter gives him away.
After all, translating genetic code into isn't all that different from translating languages.
He's defending our privacy armed with a silenced shotgun.
The latest project of Italian art group IOCOSE is titled Drone Selfies, and it's exactly that—drones snapping mirror shots for their drone girlfriends or whatever.
I spoke to the creator of Mountain, a confusing—and incredibly addictive—app-cum-art-piece.
The bad news is this country is fucked. The good news is all the stereotypes you hang your whole sense of humour on are pretty much true.
Here's how to stand up for the next Aaron Swartz.
Whatever Snowden's origins and affiliations, he was not coming to his audience as a peer. He was coming as a prophet, and the gospel was liberty and anonymity and privacy and security.
You remember Vulfpeck, right? That'd be the Los Angeles funk band made internet-famous for releasing a record on Spotify consisting entirely of silence, accompanied by the instruction that it was to be listened to while sleeping: put the thing on repeat a…
While IDF planes drop bombs on Gaza and Hamas fires rockets from inside its borders, both groups are also tweeting, sharing, and promoting the war every step of the way.
Photographer Casey Brooks conceptualized a story using the ephemeral characters in GTA. The project is a multi-layered and thought-provoking photo essay called 'You Only Live Forever.'