Science & Tech

  • Watch Tony Hawk Ride An Actual Hoverboard

    Posted Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5
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    Last month, Hendo Hoverboards flew into the scene with a video that proved that they perfected the eagerly sought-after hoverboard. With many people wanting to get their feet on a hoverboard since ‘Back to the Future Part II’, Hendo Hoverboards’ Kickstarter surpassed its monetary goal. Hendo is certainly taking the world by storm and even […]

  • First Images Of The Futuristic Designs For The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

    Posted Sunday, November 9th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Ma Yansong, the Beijing-based architect chosen to conceive George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago, recently released a couple of designs of what the museum might possibly look like. Clearly, the world of science fiction as well as the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe had an influence on Ma’s designs. […]

  • Company Creates Actual Hoverboard

    Posted Monday, October 27th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Many of us were immensely entertained to see Marty McFly ride a hoverboard in ‘Back to the Future Part II’. While there have been a couple of rumors floating around that hoverboards have existed for years, they’ve remained unfounded. However, it looks like a company from Los Gatos, California has actually created the hoverboard and […]

  • Scientists Able To Erase Memorizes à la ‘Men in Black’

    Posted Sunday, October 19th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    We may be closer to having the ability to erase our memories. For some of you, this may be the scariest scientific innovation that will only result in something disastrous as human nature evolves. For others, particularly those with numerous embarrassing incidents that occurred during their early twenties, this may be good news. Similar to […]

  • Pluto May Just In Fact Be A Planet After All

    Posted Sunday, October 12th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    For many of us, when Pluto was declared not a planet by the International Astronomical Union in 2006, it pulled the rug out from underneath us. So many of us learned to remember the planets in our solar system via the following sentence: My very elegant mother just served us nine pizzas. Suddenly in 2006, […]

  • Scientists Create T-1000-Style Shapeshifting Metal

    Posted Sunday, October 5th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5
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    If you first saw ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’ at way too young of an age like some us, your worst nightmare may be coming true. Scientists from the North Carolina State University have found a way to make liquid metal form different shapes, similar to the T-1000 in James Cameron’s sci-fi epic. (This clearly undermines […]

  • Hold The Space Elevator, Please!

    Posted Sunday, September 28th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    I want to live in a world where the following may actually be a reality: I’m a high-powered businesswoman, let’s say, and I’m late for an extremely important meeting. Carrying an expensive attaché case and rocking a pantsuit with some sweet shoulder pads that are now back in fashion, I hop into an elevator. There’s […]

  • Scientists Place Robot In Ethical Trap

    Posted Sunday, September 21st, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5
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    Under Isaac Asimov’s First Law of Robotics, a robot must not injure another human being or allow another human being to enter harm’s way. Asimov’s Laws of Robotics first appeared in his 1942 short story, ‘Runaround,’ These laws are clearly present in not only other works of science fiction but also in reality as the […]

  • Vrvana Unveils Totem, A New VR Headset To Rival The Oculus Rift

    Posted Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 07:14 pm GMT -5
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    With the apparent consumer release of the Oculus Rift drawing near in Summer 2015, those interested in the world of VR headsets now have a new challenger stepping up to the plate demanding their attention in the form of Totem. A Canadian startup company named Vrvana, formerly True player Gear, unveiled a Kickstarter page showcasing […]

  • Bridal Shop Uses Embalmed Corpse As Mannequin

    Posted Sunday, September 14th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    If you find yourself wandering the streets of Chihuahua, Mexico, be sure to stroll by a bridal shop known as La Popular. The shop is quite historic, as it’s been around for decades. However, what draws people isn’t necessarily the purchase of a flowing white gown for their wedding day. According to local legend, a […]

  • Hackers Claim Political Reasons For Playstation Network Attack

    Posted Monday, August 25th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    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 bomb threat on Sony Online Entertainment […]

  • NASA Engineer Designs Robot That Can Juggle Cars

    Posted Sunday, August 10th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -5
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    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 prayers. The hydraulics expert […]

  • South Korean Company Uses Actual Exo-Suits

    Posted Sunday, August 10th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -5
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    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 ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ right now? RIP June 2014.) Aside […]

  • AP To Employ Robot Reporters

    Posted Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    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 Lois Lane.) Like many other industries, robots will soon be taking the place […]

  • Artist Sends The NSA A Super Ecrypted Mixtape

    Posted Sunday, July 20th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    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, one individual decided to express his objections to the NSA by sending them a mixtape. […]