Science & Tech

  • Hackers Claim Political Reasons For Playstation Network Attack

    Posted Monday, August 25th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4 by
    The Playstation Network was taken down for most of the day on Sunday by hackers seeking restitution for theUS bombing of ISIS and ISIL in Iraq. Users of the Playstation 3 and PS4 consoles were unable to access their internet services due to the attack, which culminated with a...
  • NASA Engineer Designs Robot That Can Juggle Cars

    Posted Sunday, August 10th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4 by
    If there’s one thing we as a society could use more of, it’s car-juggling robots. Yes, you heard me. Just think of all the cars out there, parked or driving on the road, without the opportunity to be juggled by a giant robot. Former NASA engineer Dan Granett has heard our...
  • South Korean Company Uses Actual Exo-Suits

    Posted Sunday, August 10th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4 by
    Exo-suits have aided many of our favorite science fiction characters in a variety of situations, heroically worn by major super stars from Sigourney Weaver to Tom Cruise. (Ah, does anyone recall the early summer blockbuster ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ or are we all too enamored with...
  • AP To Employ Robot Reporters

    Posted Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Consider this your warning: What you’re reading right now may have been written by a robot. Forget the days of idealistic and headstrong journalists, keen on becoming renowned in their field by penning Pulitzer Prize-winning articles. (Yes, I assume every journalist resembles...
  • Artist Sends The NSA A Super Ecrypted Mixtape

    Posted Sunday, July 20th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Photo by David Huera via The Motherboard NSA surveillance has certainly done its fair share of polarizing the country as well as making some of us regret things we’ve Snapchatted as of late. Many people have expressed their concern ranging from Tweets to full blog posts. However,...
  • Military Tasks Hollywood To Help Create Actual Iron Man Suit

    Posted Sunday, July 20th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Back in March, Navy Admiral William McRaven announced the military’s plans to put together a prototype of what is essentially a real-life Iron Man suit. Known as TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit), these super soldier garbs really do seem like a creation from the...
  • Want To Name An Alien Planet?

    Posted Sunday, July 13th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4 by
    When it comes to naming distant planets, the International Astronomical Union is looking to you, Joe Public. No longer will planets be named by some dude with a telescope and an affinity toward Roman mythology! Unless that’s what you vote for, of course… Starting in...
  • Meet Kodomoroid, The Android Newscaster

    Posted Sunday, June 29th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Of course we have robots to protect the streets of future Detroit, serve as science officers on commercial towing spaceships, and become Stepford wives, so it makes sense the next evolution would be androids anchoring the news. Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science would...
  • New ‘Star Wars Scene Maker’ App Lets You Recreate Your Favorite Scenes

    Posted Sunday, June 29th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4 by
    If you ever fantasized about living the life that George Lucas leads, you can now step into the director’s chair with the new Star Wars Scene Maker app. Available for mobile devices that run iOS 7 or later, Star Wars Scene Maker revisits three legendary scenes from the original...
  • The Hollywood Science Fiction Museum Reaches its Kickstarter Goal

    Posted Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4 by
    I always thought C-3PO would make an excellent docent… Our sincere congratulations go out to the New Starship Foundation as they achieved their Kickstarter goal to open the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum. The New Starship Foundation is the non-profit responsible for...
  • The Government Wants to Control Your Emotions

    Posted Sunday, June 15th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4 by
    The upcoming film version of the ‘The Giver’ seems nothing like the book, but DARPA just gave a ton of money to two organizations aiming to create brain chips that would control our emotions. That seems eerily similar to the idea of “Sameness”, don’t you think? Typically...
  • Holograms From Our Smartphones? This Company is Our Only Hope!

    Posted Sunday, June 15th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4 by
    Clearly our society has a need for holograms, whether it’s Princess Leia appealing to Obi Wan or an audience delighting in the resurrection of Tupac. A Carlsbad-based company is taking full-advantage of this national demand and is currently creating a way  for anyone to...
  • SpaceX Unveils the Dragon V2

    Posted Thursday, June 5th, 2014 06:53 pm GMT -4 by
    Photo from SpaceX A huge development in the space industry took place last week when the private space company SpaceX unveiled it’s new Dragon V2 spacecraft. And I’ve got to say, the Dragon V2 spacecraft looks like a pretty sweet ride. Since 2010, NASA has been encouraging...
  • The Military Has a Plan In Event of the Zombie Apocalypse

    Posted Thursday, June 5th, 2014 02:07 pm GMT -4 by
    If you’re like me, you probably spend a serious amount of time thinking about how an actual zombie apocalypse would transpire. Other people may dismiss your endless rumination as nothing more than the needless musings of a bored blogger. However, little do they know that the...
  • TV Review: ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – The World Set Free’

    Posted Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4 by
    ‘Cosmos’ holds no punches this week with “The World Set Free”, and it spends the better part of forty minutes explaining how climate change happened, why humans are the cause of it, and the detrimental side effects of the waste products of our society. That’s...