Kevin Sloane

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The best tech of 2018 (so far)

We can't believe it either, but we're already halfway through 2018.<p>CES, Mobile World Congress, and developer conference season are fading in the …

14 Ways Our Perception of The Universe Changed Forever in 2017

2017 was an incredible year for space science.<p>Down here on Earth, scientists around the globe are constantly watching, observing, measuring and …

Fisherman reels in catches straight out of hell

A fisherman has revealed a bizarre array of weird sea creatures that have ended up in his nets.<p>Russian trawlerman Roman Fyodorov’s photographs …

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: AR globes, laser cutters, autonomous luggage

<i>At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or</i> …

Incredible 1,000fps slow-motion 4K lightning footage

If you need something to get your week off to an 'epic' start, look no further than DP Dustin Farrell's incredible storm chasing video he just …

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

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Astronomers spot oldest galaxy ever detected by looking back in time 11 billion years

You already know that humans are newbies when it comes to the age of the universe — in fact, “new” doesn’t adequately describe the incredibly brief …

Incredible Gravitational Technique Reveals Oldest Spiral Galaxy on Record

Galaxies didn’t always take on the beautiful spiral shape we’ve come to associate with Andromeda and our own Milky Way. Looking far away into deep …

A new telescope allowed astronomers to spot one of the oldest galaxies in the universe

Looking Back<p>Given the immense size of our universe, astronomers often speak about looking back in time: the light reaching a telescope from a star …

Here Is the Future of Interstellar Spacecraft

An Early and Very Ambitious Start<p>In 1973, the British Interplanetary Society — now, the oldest space advocacy organisation in the world — launched a …

NASA Chief: "There is More Going on Right Now in Space Than I've Ever Seen in My Career"

All Eyes on Space<p>It’s an exciting time for those interested in space and everything it has to offer us. Between our potential to travel in space and …

Video of app switching gesture for Touch ID-less iPhone 8 found within iOS 11 beta

Developer Guilherme Rambo has been on a roll over the last month, uncovering a host of new details about Apple’s upcoming devices. Tonight, he’s shared a video found in the iOS 11 beta that could give us a look at how the app switcher may work on the iPhone 8 without Touch ID/a physical Home button.<p>…

The ISS is Getting the Most Powerful Computer Ever Sent to Space - ExtremeTech

By on August 14, 2017 at 7:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When SpaceX’s next mission …

How NASA's hugest telescope ever could seek out life on a nearby exoplanet

Astronomers have had a telescopic eye on exoplanet Proxima Centauri B since last year, but they may soon get an unprecedented closeup of it with …

Scientists successfully used CRISPR to fix a mutation that causes disease. This is huge.

CRISPR/Cas9 is a gene editing technology that’s revolutionizing science at a breathtaking pace.<p>One of its most exciting, taboo, and controversial applications is tweaking the genes of eggs, sperm, or early embryos to alter a human life. This could one day mean the ability tocreate smarter or more …

NASA's newly released video archives contain a skyfull of goodies

Feast your eyes on the friendly skies.<p>NASA is forever linked to space, a plucky government agency bravely hurtling people and robots into the great beyond. Yet the agency has always had as much of an earth-bound mission as an outer space one. The “Aeronautics” at NASA may get short shrift, but with …

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Here's The Real Reason Why We Still Haven't Found Alien Life

We're already going extinct.<p>The Milky Way Galaxy alone is home to between 100 billion and 400 billion stars, and each is potentially orbited by …

A handy list of 2017’s excellent, must-watch TV and movies (and how to watch them all)

It’s only July, but 2017 has already provided us a full year’s worth of great movies and TV shows.<p>More than usual, the first six months in entertainment has transcended genre lines, as a number of versatile films and shows have hit theaters and TV screens. In the last few weeks alone, the heartfelt …

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Here’s what NASA could accomplish if it had the US military’s $600 billion budget

NASA has been a household name for Americans since the '60s when it achieved the seemingly impossible, landing humans on the Moon.<p>Since then, NASA has explored other alien surfaces like, Mars and Saturn's moon Titan, as well as flown by every planet in our solar system.<p>It has achieved so much on a …

Space Science

The Future of Deep Space Propulsion May Soon Be Radically Altered

According to several experts who testified before Congress this week, we may be on the cusp of advances that could dramatically transform how we fly …

Uranus Is Even Freakier Than We Thought

If David Lynch designed a planet, it would be Uranus. Much like every episode of <i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i>, Uranus is fiercely unique and weirdly …

PlayStation at E3 2017: All the trailers from Sony’s conference

It was nothing but trailers!<p>Well, Sony didn’t drop the price on the PlayStation 4 Pro, and there was very little talking in the press event at all. It was just a rapid-fire barrage of trailers and announcements, but the energy level was surprisingly muted. The company also wasn’t helped by the …

E3 2017: All the trailers from Xbox’s conference

From Crackdown 3 to Metro Exodus<p>The biggest moment from the Xbox press conference was undoubtedly the confirmation that Xbox One X, the company’s new console, would be released on Nov. 7 for $499.<p>The Xbox One X isn’t just the most powerful, as toted by Microsoft during its conference, but it’s also …

10 Of The Most Exciting NASA Missions Scheduled To Launch In The Next 5 Years

The great thing about space is that there’s always more to explore and more to discover. With all of NASA’s current missions that are exciting and …

Construction Has Begun On A Telescope That's 5 Times Bigger Than The World's Largest

A new era in space exploration is upon us.<p>Elon Musk’s SpaceX has expanded the possibility for what we can do in space, and the latest development in …

Alien life to be discovered NEXT YEAR? James Webb Telescope ‘will change world forever'

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is scheduled to take off next year and astronomers believe the super-powerful spier is experts' best hope to …

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

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Emerging technology could turn these 9 sci-fi movie plots into reality within a decade

Few cinematic genres capture the imagination like science fiction. But plots that center around traveling to the stars, back in time or even to a …

Biggest Stars In The Universe: Westerlund 1-26, A Red Hypergiant Nearby, Could Be Among Them

So far as telescopes in space go, the European Space Agency and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is among the most prolific in sending back stunning …