Space Elevators Are Totally Possible (and Will Make Rockets Seem Dumb)
A new study found that building a space elevator is definitely feasible and a really smart idea.
Scientists just created some of the most powerful muscles in existence
In a surprising breakthrough for the world of materials science, researchers have created some of the most powerful artificial muscles we've
What will life be like when digital brains outnumber humans?
These days, people worry about robots stealing our jobs. But maybe we should be more concerned about massive populations of computerized hum
Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
An unofficial Game of Thrones trailer made by a fan for Season 4, premiering April 6th, 2014. Clips were taken from HBO's Game of Thrones Se
BBC to Re-Release Classic Hitchhiker's Guide Game for 30th Anniversary
Infocom's classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy turns 30 this year, and to celebrate, the BBC will publish an updated online version
A Bike Straight Out Of Tron And Other Amazing Images From This Week
I may have said other things are "Tron"-like, but this bike, which is an actual thing that will really be produced, was designed by the guy
Pomplamoose's one-take, projection-mapped video for Happy Get Lucky
Pomplamoose's mashup of Happy and Get Lucky isn't just a great song -- it's a fantastic video in which Nataly and Jack manipulate ...
Voynich Manuscript partially decoded, text is not a hoax, scholar finds ...
A Professor in Applied Linguistics believes he has decoded a few words from the mysterious Voynich Manuscript, a 600-year old work that has
Voynich Manuscript partially decoded, text is not a hoax, scholar finds
The 600-year-old, strangely-illustrated Voynich Manuscript (which resides at Yale University) has been called the most mysterious ma...
3D-printed exoskeleton helps paralyzed skier walk again
The robotic suit, created by 3D Systems and EksoBionics, allows Amanda Boxtel, who was paralyzed in a skiing accident, to walk for the first
40 Weird Word Origins - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.46)
A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John looks at the weird origins of 40 words suc
The Netflix Tech Blog: Distributed Neural Networks with GPUs in the AWS ...
by Alex Chen, Justin Basilico, and Xavier Amatriain As we have described previously on this blog, at Netflix we are constantly innovating by
Why Dragonlance should be the next fantasy film franchise
With the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin dominating the big screen and the small, which fantasy series should get a live-acti