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The one reason it’s dangerous to give your robot a “birthday.”

Fuuuuuture!

5 innovative robots and innovations at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

It's more than just robots that play basketball.

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This squirming robotic superstructure is the next Roomba

But don’t call it intelligence.

bust a move

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

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

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You need to watch the most overlooked sci-fi cult thriller on Amazon Prime ASAP

Before "Mandy," Panos Cosmatos explored the sinister allure of nostalgia, cults, and ESP in this psychotropic science-fiction freak-out.

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

This robot movie from director Alex Proyas is an unfairly underrated sci-fi blockbuster.

This week in science

Ingenuity flight 9 soars and more: Understand the world in 9 images

say cheese

Robots are learning to smile and it's making humans cringe

Researchers from Columbia University have designed a robot that can smile just like a human, but just how well humans will react to this is yet to be seen.

Foundationals

'Foundation' Apple TV trailer changes the books in one major way

At least one pivotal character in the new Foundation trailer doesn’t come from the books at all.

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You need to watch 2020's best indie sci-fi movie on Amazon Prime ASAP

The twisty, underrated sci-fi drama 'Archive' is low-budget filmmaking at its finest.

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Everything you need to know about Horizon Forbidden West

at your service

Would you trust a robot hairdresser? A researcher explains why you shouldn't

Trust is a fickle thing to earn, and robots aren’t quite there yet.

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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.

Innovation

We’re now one step closer to the quantum internet

“This is the first time a network has been constructed from quantum processors.”

UFO FAQ

Why is the Pentagon releasing a UFO report, anyway?

Five answers for your need-to-know questions.

Future cities
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.

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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.

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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.

Now Boarding

Virgin Hyperloop: incredible video shows how people will ride 700 mph tube

The futuristic pod transit system has taken a step forward, following its successful passenger test.

Musk watch
No more Mr. Nice Battery

Tesla Q2 2021 earnings: 5 biggest takeaways

Cybertruck schedule, a new battery plan, and more.

Innovation

Tesla Cybertruck release date: Elon Musk reveals a disappointing update

Tesla's all-electric pickup truck is set to complete the firm's plan to bring electric vehicles to the mass market.

Musk Reads

India wants Tesla, but does Elon Musk want India? It's complicated.

Tesla considers India; SpaceX signs a NASA contract; Elon Musk defends bitcoin.

Innovation

Tesla: Elon Musk says he will break with a 200-year-old tradition in future electric cars

Tesla is moving away from using a tried and tested battery chemistry in its vehicles, and it shows how the landscape is changing.

Innovation

When will Elon Musk go to space? SpaceX timeline reveals vital difference to Blue Origin

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is one of the key figureheads in the emergent new space race, but he hasn't gone to space himself.

Space takes a beating

Jeff Bezos: How the clumsy approach of a billionaire could’ve gone differently

A miniscule tweak could have changed everything.

Musk Reads

Tesla's Full Self-Driving is now a monthly subscription

Tesla unveils FSD subscription; SpaceX snubs the FAA; a third drone ship debuts.

Starry Night

SpaceX Starship orbital flight: launch date and plan for Mars rocket test

SpaceX is gearing up to launch the Starship into orbit, the biggest test yet for the ship designed to send humans to Mars and beyond.

Ground control

SpaceX Starship: FAA warning could be a huge step backward for Elon Musk

Musk and the FAA have a long history of butting heads.

Not to be sniffed at

SpaceX: The key to getting to Mars could come from an unlikely source

Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin is tackling a smell that’s out of this world.

I Spy

SpaceX: How a Mars “spy satellite” engineer tracked Musk’s Tesla Roadster

An engineer who helped develop a camera for Mars has built a tool to track the most fascinating car in the Solar System.

See ya l8r

Elon Musk is going to space, but not on a SpaceX ship

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has reportedly purchased a ticket for Virgin Galactic.

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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.

Innovation

Tesla Cybertruck release date: Elon Musk reveals a disappointing update

Tesla's all-electric pickup truck is set to complete the firm's plan to bring electric vehicles to the mass market.

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Is Jeff Bezos an astronaut? Expert reveals a new term for space tourism

As space tourism enters a new phase, the question re-emerges of who actually counts as an astronaut.

baby you a song

WATCH: Hands-free driving is coming to GMC's pickups — even when towing

It's not self-driving, but it's about as close as you can get.

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The GMC Canyon AT4 delivers in one very crucial area: Watch

The off-road truck looks even better on-road.

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Rivian R1T and R1S release date, price, specs, range, and towing for the exciting Tesla rival

The Amazon- and Ford-funded EV startup has the most anticipated new EVs this side of the Cybertruck (and the Ford F-150 Lightning)

Fuuuuuture!

5 innovative robots and innovations at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

It's more than just robots that play basketball.

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Look: Science explains Florida man walking on water

Despite a false start, this technology may just work.

Innovation

Tesla: Elon Musk says he will break with a 200-year-old tradition in future electric cars

Tesla is moving away from using a tried and tested battery chemistry in its vehicles, and it shows how the landscape is changing.

Innovation

When will Elon Musk go to space? SpaceX timeline reveals vital difference to Blue Origin

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is one of the key figureheads in the emergent new space race, but he hasn't gone to space himself.

Car Reviews

2021 Polestar 1 review: A stunner that will appeal to your inner geek

Old and new combine in perfect Swedish harmony for an ultra-rare luxury treat

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