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'Forbidden Planet's' Robby the Robot sold for a record $5.375 million

The auction price for the star robot of the 1956 sci-fi classic was tops for a movie prop.<p>Records are meant to be broken and Robby the Robot has his.<p>The famous mechanical character from 1956 sci-fi classic "Forbidden Planet" sold yesterday for $5.375 million, the record price for a movie prop, the …

Pop Culture

Meet '`Oumuamua,' the Strange Interstellar Asteroid That Sent Us a Message

In the classic 1973 Arthur C. Clarke science fiction novel "Rendezvous With Rama," a mysterious object is detected outside the orbit of Jupiter as it …

Universe

The Story Of ‘Star Trek: The Animated Series’ (And Why You Should Binge It)

<i>Every Monday at 7:00 PM PT, a talented crew roleplays their way through the galaxy to fulfill a mission: to boldly go where no one has gone before.</i> …

Star Trek

There's A Giant Hole On The Sun That's Firing Out High-Speed Particles

Panic stations, everyone. A huge hole has opened up on the Sun, and we're all going to meet our fiery end very soon.<p>Okay, that last part isn't …

Space

Ghost Particles Detected on Far Side of Earth Bolsters Crucial Physics Theory

If we’re ever going to truly understand how our Universe works, we’ll need to take lots of different measurements, but measuring can be one of …

Physics

30 Years Later, the Max Headroom TV Hackers Remain at Large

For 25 seconds in 1987, in the middle of WGN-TV anchor Dan Roan’s sportscast, thousands of Chicagoans’ feeds were replaced with a low analog whine …

TV

A (Practical) Geeky Holiday Buyers Guide for 2017

Who says collectibles can’t be practical, too? Storing loose change and trimming pesky whiskers doesn’t always have to be so mundane. As you consider …

Geek

Could Tesla Power Its Electric Truck With Solar Panels?

Tesla just keeps making cool things. On the top of the list is its newest addition to the lineup, an all-electric semitruck. Oh, that might sound …

Clean Energy

Something very weird is happening on Saturn’s moon Titan

Thanks to the efforts of NASA and its incredibly reliable Cassini spacecraft, we now know more about Saturn and its moons than ever before, but it …

Planets

How to install Android apps on a Chromebook

One of Google’s most exciting announcements regarding its Chrome OS platform and Chromebook hardware was the support for Android apps. While Chrome …

Google

Galaxy S9, S9 Plus rumored to appear at CES tradeshow in January

Samsung may show off its next pair of flagship phones as early as January, during CES 2018.<p>Samsung users and fans may get a sneak peek at the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus earlier than expected.<p>According to VentureBeat, the pair of marquee phones is rumored to make an appearance at CES 2018, the …

Samsung

Intel's latest Core processors have serious security flaws

Intel has confirmed previous reports that its recent PC, internet of things and server chips are vulnerable to remote hacking. The problem is with the onboard "Management Engine," which has multiple holes that could let remote attackers run malicious software, get privileged access and take over …

Information Security

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Uber's massive hack: What we know

Uber's disclosure that hackers accessed the personal information of 57 million riders and drivers last year, a breach it didn't disclose publicly until Tuesday, adds new potential legal woes for the already troubled company.<p>At the time of the breach, Uber paid hackers $100,000 to destroy the data …

Uber

The Internet's on The Verge of Changing Forever, Here's Why You Need to Be Really, Really Worried

The Federal Communications Commission took aim at a signature Obama-era regulation Tuesday, unveiling a plan that would give Internet providers broad …

Net Neutrality

The Last Jedi Footage Previews Luke/Kylo Ren Relationship

New footage from the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi gives us a better look into the dynamic between Luke and his former student.<p>The new TV spot …

Star Wars

Razer launches Hammerhead USB-C earbuds alongside the Razer Phone

Today’s the day that the Razer Phone officially goes on sale, and to celebrate, Razer has also launched some new earbuds to go along with its new …

Gear & Gadgets

Rogue scientist attempts to make himself superhuman by editing his own DNA to get boosted strength and muscle growth

Rogue scientists are editing their own genes in a bid to make ­themselves superhuman, with boosted strength and senses.<p>Biochemist Josiah Zayner has …

Genetics

The Big Problem with the 'Justice League' Movie's Embarrassingly Awful Villain

<i>This post contains spoilers for Justice League and the other DC Universe films.</i><p>The new <i>Justice League</i> movie is not good. Despite Warner Bros. and DC …

Comics

5 of the most nightmarish pieces of technology in sci-fi

Rat Things from Neal Stephenson's novel Snow Crash<p>Neal Stephenson's sci-fi classic <i>Snow Crash</i> has a lot of weird stuff in it (Mafia-run pizza delivery …

H.P. Lovecraft

In a Surprise Discovery, Engineers Have Turned a Laser Beam Into a Liquid Stream

Um, what?<p>They're calling it laser streaming. No, it's not a new sport or some Netflix-like pastime. Instead it's a new observable phenomenon …

Periodic Table of Exoplanets Neatly Classifies Over 3,700 Known Worlds

Astronomer Abel Méndez‏ from the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico has put together a Periodic Table of Exoplanets, …

Exoplanets

How The Incredibles Should Have Ended

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Watch an Artist Instantly Create a Mirror With Liquid Silver Nitrate

Although mirrors have been around for thousands of years, a German chemist named Justus von Liebig made a breakthrough that would make the modern …

Chemistry

What Happens When Darth Vader Meditates?

The latest issue of Star Wars: Darth Vader offered some unexpected insight into what goes on in Vader's mind when he meditates.<p><i>Warning: this article</i> …

Star Wars

Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Does Backflips Now and It's Full-Tilt Insane

Atlas, the hulking humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics, now does backflips. I’ll repeat that. It’s a hulking humanoid that does backflips.<p>Check out …

Robots

Even small black holes emit gravitational waves when they collide, and LIGO heard them

LIGO scientists say they have discovered gravitational waves coming from another black hole merger, and it’s the tiniest one they’ve ever seen.<p>The findings, submitted to the Astrophysical Journal Letters, could shed light on the diversity of the black hole population — and may help scientists …

Astrophysics

Earth Is Getting Hit by Too Much Anti-Matter, And Nobody Knows Why

What is going on?<p>Amid the high speed cosmic rays raining down on us from the depths of space are a handful of antimatter particles called …

Physics