Innovation

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Whoa

Matrix 4 theory reveals a new Neo power hidden in the original trilogy

One scene from Reloaded could reveal how Neo and his allies will succeed in Resurrections.

Science

One surprising trick will help humans avoid a dystopian 'Matrix' future

Machines can’t do everything.

This week in science

Dancing Boston Dynamics robot and more: Understand the world through 10 images

doctor's in

Look: A dime-sized robot wants to burrow into your stomach — for science

The doctor will see you now.

Future of Health

Covid-19 exposed the one huge reason doctors remain so crucial in the era of A.I.

Medicine is being increasingly performed by robots and smart apps, but this "sexy new technology" may have just as many downsides and benefits.

This week in science

La Palma volcanic eruption and more: Understand the world through 8 images

Blowin' in the wind

How falling seeds inspired the world's smallest flying robot

Innovation

Tesla Bot will need to overcome 3 huge risks to avoid disaster

Elon Musk has revealed a humanoid robot designed to help with those repetitive, boring tasks people hate doing.

Innovation

Look: A futuristic eVTOL helicopter is ready for flight tests

Joby’s eVTOL craft could be the weird plane/chopper fusion of the future.

White Rabbit

Matrix 4: 19 stunning photos from the first full trailer

He knows kung fu...

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You need to watch the most underrated sci-fi robot thriller on Netflix ASAP

This notorious movie never got its proper due.

White rabbit

Matrix 4: 10 mind-blowing images from the new trailer

“I know kung fu.”

Happy Birthday

Real Steel! 8 incredible images from the 2011 premiere

“Let's make some money!”

Inverse Codex

Horizon Forbidden West release date, trailer, story, and pre-order info

Coming soon to a PlayStation near you.

Inverse Recommends

You need to see the most electrifying robot sci-fi movie on Amazon Prime ASAP

Shot in Cambodia, this DIY feature is filled with murderous, brilliantly designed robots.

Inverse Recommends

You need to watch the most mesmerizing sci-fi movie on Amazon Prime ASAP

This 2018 A.I. movie explores the complications of falling in love… with a robot.

technology
Eureka!

6 real innovations inspired by science fiction

The Inverse Interview

Would you lend your car to James Bond? 'No Time to Die' supervisor on 007's Aston Martin

Sophisicated Gamer

CLX Horus is the perfect gateway to PC gaming

Building your rig feels like a game.

Crypto-savvy

Bitcoin scams: How to spot and avoid the 5 worst cryptocurrency frauds

The Inverse Interview

Westworld’s Lisa Joy is breaking the loop with Reminiscence

The sci-fi thriller, in theaters and on HBO Max, marks an extension of Joy’s creative partnership with Thandiwe Newton.

now you see it

Science brings some mind-bending James Bond tech to life

This new potential military tech could be hiding in plain sight.

bust a move

Are the Boston Dynamics robots really dancing? The creepy video, explained

No, dancing robots aren’t the next TikTok dance stars.

not a plague

Experimental locust design could change the future of flight

Locusts are gliding experts, and scientists want to build bio-inspired wings.

Innovation

The Pentagon UFO Report is just the beginning. Here’s what happens next.

Four big mysteries remain, and three groups can solve them.

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You need to watch the best sci-fi war movie on Netflix ASAP

The best of both worlds, ready to stream.

Souped-Up Snails

A computer smaller than a penny just solved an ecological mystery

Pinned to the shells of snails, they share the secrets of a resilient species

The Inverse Interview

'Quiet Place Part 2' VFX supervisor says the aliens' origins don't matter

VFX supervisor Scott Farrar, who retires from the industry with 'A Quiet Place Part II,' reveals how the newest film refines its unforgettable monsters.

24 hour pharmacy

The military is funding a "living pharmacy" scientists can stick inside you

The device will use genetically engineered, light-sensitive cells to hack your body’s natural processes.

Entertainment

You need to watch the best sci-fi war movie on Netflix ASAP

This 2016 Netflix original takes all the tenets of military action movies and adds a haunting sci-fi twist.

Entertainment

How 'Profile' director mastered the art of Skype thrillers before Covid-19

Before Covid-19, Timur Bekmambetov was obsessed with "Screenlife" movies. Now, he wants to share his knowledge with everyone else.

On your left

Falcon and the Winter Soldier just revealed the MCU's unlikely new Iron Man

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is still missing Tony Stark, but it may have something even better.

Future cities
Blood Bricks

Look: Future colonies on Mars could be built with human blood

When combined with other materials, it makes surprisingly strong bricks.

Adaptation

These 5 resilient cities can teach us how to survive the climate crisis

These cities can teach other urban spaces how to move forward.

Science

How you think about time can change the future

“Mental time travel” exercises serve a serious purpose.

plant-based diet

Why scientists say we should grow future vaccines in plants

Picture a future where we eat our vaccines.

Sunday Scaries

To build “healthier cities,” we need to reevaluate urban wellness

Before you move to the suburbs, consider this.

Future of work

To meet new worker demands, bosses need to think like Airbnb hosts

These radical designs could make for greener workspaces and happier employees.

lift off

Flying cars are "imminent" new study finds

Science fiction has been promising us flying cars for decades, but now a new super-heated battery design could finally make this a reality for eVTOL.

Slurpee-V

EV charging just took a big step forward thanks to an unlikely retail chain

It will be one of the largest retailer-owned charging networks in the country. Here's how 7-Eleven (yes, the Slurpee chain) is helping to solve an EV problem.

Science

This is the year the first baby will be born in space

A permanent Moon colony could become a reality in a few decades.

sci fi food

Algae, house-flies, and 4 other weird foods scientists say are the future

“To future-proof our food supply we must pioneer completely new ways of farming.”

Innovation

One big energy bet could end California's drought, but really

With the climate changing and droughts on the rise, big changes are needed in order to save the state.

Future Earth 2121

What happens if we solve climate change?

“It's very important that we take steps, and we take them rapidly.”

Insect Apocalypse

Scientists reveal the strange cause behind a "biblical plague" in Las Vegas

Scientists reveal that artificial light pollution played a role in the 2019 event which caused 45 million grasshoppers to descend over Las Vegas.

In the Loop

Exclusive: Virgin Hyperloop's historic pod is going to the Smithsonian

Virgin Hyperloop's headline-making transportation pod is going on a bigger trip than ever.

Innovation

Self-driving cars: One politician's plan to avoid chaos in California

California state senator Ben Allen is on a mission to prepare for the future of autonomy.

big stuff

F-150 Raptor: A futuristic archetype for the American pick-up

The Raptor is an absolute unit.

Musk watch
iPhone on Wheels

Will worn-out batteries send Tesla to the scrapheap? It's complicated

Is a Tesla like an iPhone on wheels in more ways than one?

Musk Reads

Tesla’s redesigned Model X is here along with a few key changes

Tesla gets refreshed, SpaceX loves Texas, Elon Musk is the richest.

Innovation

Tesla Model X: Impressive photos and videos show major redesign

Looking good.

Innovation

Tesla Cyberquad: Release date, specs, and details for Elon Musk's ATV

Tesla plans to release its first all-electric all-terrain vehicle.

Innovation

Tesla: Elon Musk reveals how long it will take all cars to go electric

You’re going to wait a while.

Inverse Codex

Elon Musk Twitter contest sparks Genshin Impact's weirdest controversy yet

Don’t try to outmeme the memelord.

Innovation

Starlink: SpaceX's next launch will bring a huge upgrade to the service

Starlink is feeling the chill.

Innovation

Inspiration4 pilot reveals an overlooked, mind-altering problem with going to space

Sian Proctor went to space as part of the Inspiration4 mission.

Crew-3

SpaceX Crew-3 capsule name, launch date, and astronauts for next mission

SpaceX's first all-civilian mission to orbit was a success. Here’s what comes next.

A not-boring company

A radical tunnel-based transit concept proves it's not "boring"

Like Elon Musk, Xiaofan Zhang is hoping to alleviate traffic with tunnels.

Expansive

Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk shares jaw-dropping video of best design feature

The Tesla Model Y may be one of the company's cheapest cars, but it's still an impressively-designed feat of engineering.

Musk Reads

Tesla's Q3 production numbers will shock you (and other automakers)

Tesla delivers, SpaceX leaves the ISS, Elon Musk sends Bezos condolences.

Innovation

SpaceX Starship: Elon Musk shares electrifying video of rocket during storm

SpaceX's under-development rocket braved the elements during an impressive lightning display.

Innovation

Elon Musk's big future: 8 predictions he made this week

Innovation

Starlink coverage update and more: 6 biggest takeaways from Elon Musk's Code chat

Elon Musk made an appearance with Kara Swisher at the Code conference. Here's what you need to know.

Musk Reads

Despite government safety concerns, Tesla has expanded Full Self-Driving

Tesla has a new Button; SpaceX has toilet troubles; Elon Musk is “semi-separated.”

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Car Reviews

Ford Maverick 2022 review: Specs, price, and one mind-blowing feature for the hybrid truck

Cars

Rivian IPO shows how it's Tesla’s biggest EV competition

Unlike most other EV startups who go public via a SPAC, the Amazon-backed Rivian is taking a more traditional route.

iPhone on Wheels

Will worn-out batteries send Tesla to the scrapheap? It's complicated

Is a Tesla like an iPhone on wheels in more ways than one?

Truck Yes

The all-electric Rivian R1T pickup looks like nothing else on the road

Here’s a tour of the gorgeous new truck.

Stuff of legends

Viking discovery changes history and supports ancient lore

New research helps substantiate the Icelandic Sagas.

Eureka!

6 real innovations inspired by science fiction

Innovation

Tesla Model X: Impressive photos and videos show major redesign

Looking good.

Innovation

Tesla Cyberquad: Release date, specs, and details for Elon Musk's ATV

Tesla plans to release its first all-electric all-terrain vehicle.

Science

Can you microdose alcohol? Experts reveal a counterintuitive side effect

Why booze won’t be the next LSD.

Innovation

Tesla: Elon Musk reveals how long it will take all cars to go electric

You’re going to wait a while.

This week in science

Blue Origin second human flight and more: Understand the world through 8 images

Innovation

Starlink: SpaceX's next launch will bring a huge upgrade to the service

Starlink is feeling the chill.

Fingers crossed

Starliner: Why a SpaceX rival could finally free NASA from Russian dependence

A software malfunction prevented the Boeing Starliner from docking with the ISS in 2020. NASA and Boeing both hope their second shot at a rendezvous fairs better.

Boom

How a 74-year-old supersonic aircraft changed the American approach to flight

On October 14, 1947 “it started with the X-1.”

Innovation

Inspiration4 pilot reveals an overlooked, mind-altering problem with going to space

Sian Proctor went to space as part of the Inspiration4 mission.

Crew-3

SpaceX Crew-3 capsule name, launch date, and astronauts for next mission

SpaceX's first all-civilian mission to orbit was a success. Here’s what comes next.