A newly published patent that dates back to 2017 lays out plans for a launch system that whips paylods into orbit using a miles-long whip that is being guided by a whole bunch of drones, according...
Iran’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi uploaded an image to Twitter last week with the simple caption “astronaut costume #bright_future.” But once...
2019 was another year of scientific firsts and major breakthroughs. While we’ve compiled our own list of our favorite stories from 2019, we also took a look at another trend, the stories that...
It turns out those autonomous little delivery robots popping up all over the place might actually work more like remote control cars. Postmates recently received a permit to deploy its fleet of...
Those bizarre “Amazon FC Ambassador” accounts on Twitter are having a bit of a moment. It’s unclear whether these bizarre Twitter accounts are humans that actually work at Amazon fulfillment...
When will the first person to die via sentient sex robot? What about the first death in outer space? Who will be the first person to escape the traditional age of death – living to be 150 years...
At the end of August, the Pentagon will award a $10 billion contract to a tech company that will build it a so-called “war cloud.” The AI-driven cloud computing network, formally called the Joint...
The biggest supplier of police body cameras and software called Axon just called it quits on using artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition systems for its devices, The New York Times...
Earlier this month, Amazon hosted its re:MARS artificial intelligence conference that showcased emerging tech like tiny autonomous vehicles and robotic prosthetic limbs. But the event, celebrated...
Killer robots aren’t nearly as hard to build as you might think — and they could be here sooner than expected, too. Those are two of the disturbing takeaways from a new Vox story focused on the...