Two sisters, 11 and 13, have built a Mars rover in a workshop in their family’s garage. The girls also worked with their dad to build software to control the rover.
About a year ago, NASA’s Curiosity Rover touched down successfully on Mars. To celebrate the one-year anniversary, here’s a two-minute video of the rover exploring Mars.
The three satellites are part of Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation Mission, which is designed to provide maritime surveillance, disaster management, and ecosystem monitoring capabilities.
Thanks to Cornell researchers and a clever self-powered bird backpack they’ve invented, we may soon know the maximum velocity of a swallow.
Earth Starter is raising a Kickstarter campaign to fix our broken food system. The company creates ‘Nourishmats’ that make it easy for anyone living in an urban area to grow their own vegetables and herbs.
A massive asteroid hitting our planet could put an end to humanity as we know it. Bill Nye explains how we could stop such an event from occurring.
Elon Musk will reveal plans for his high-speed “Hyperloop” next month. But we have a sneak peek, thanks to the audacious imagination of an independent engineer.
Ever watched paint dry? Sorry, you’re nothing but an amateur.
While the White House doesn’t have a presence at San Diego’s Comic-Con, which kicked off yesterday, it’s certainly there in spirit with today’s “We the Geeks” Google+ Hangout.
Despite the fact that Apple and Samsung are locked in a take-no-prisoners battle for smartphone supremacy, the two massive global corporations have managed to grit their teeth and sign a deal for Apple A9 processor chips, destined for a future iPhone 7.
The basics of living — eating, washing, sleeping, etc. — can be rather dull at times. But when you’re doing the task in space, it’s a completely different story.
NASA astronauts are current outside the International Space Station on a spacewalk, and NASA is streaming the action live.
Google and Maker Media have teamed up to create a six-week virtual summer camp for kids who like making things and learning about science and technology.
On its five-week test mission, the rover roamed over 18 miles of frozen wasteland, sending back diagnostic information in real time and charging its solar-powered battery every 12 hours.
There’s something eerily mysterious about a rocket that lands itself just the same way it takes off.
NASA scientists released footage of comet ISON speeding towards the sun at 48,000 miles per hour, just in time for the fourth of July.
Google announced the finalists for its 2013 Science Fair today: 15 teens from eight countries including Canada, Russia, Singapore, India, Greece, Australia, and Turkey.
And, of course, the USA.
“We’ve become used to having imagery of the entire Earth. What we haven’t yet understood is how transformative it will be when that imagery is regularly and frequently updated.”
Quartzy provides an online suite of lab management tools for the academics in the life sciences for organizing and managing inventories, tracking and placing orders, and sharing protocols and equipment with others.
SpaceX was awarded a contract with Thales Alenia Space to launch the country’s first satellite into orbit. This satellite will enable Turkemenistan to operate a National System of Satellite Communications.
Editor’s Pick Food replacement powder Soylent allegedly contains all the nutrients humans need to survive. Founder Rob Rhinehart said it can improve health, economic disparity, and the environment.
Popular brain-training startup Lumosity revealed findings from its Human Cognition Project — an initiative that gives researchers access to its data to conduct experimental research.
Guest Post Where I work, we’ve chosen an open source model to address the need for innovation.
Specifically, we open our doors to novel early-stage companies to test their solutions in our system. Entrepreneurs and inventors all need a secure testing ground for their ideas, and we’re always on the lookout for ways to improve care and reduce costs.
Occipital develops computer-vision products, and the acquisition of ManCTL will make it easier to create 3D models of the real world.
NASA today announced its 2013 Astronaut Candidate Class, drawing upon a pool of 6,000 candidates.
Over the course of 20 minutes, Curiosity fired its million-watt laser at a tiny section of Martian soil 20 times.
I’m sure you’re happy to know that deep neural networks perform signiﬁcantly better than shallow networks. But you might be thrilled to learn that Microsoft has doubled the speed at which it can translate what you say into text … while also improving accuracy.
The Tianhe-2 was ranked No. 1 on the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. This marks China’s first return to the top position since November 2010, when the Tianhe-1A was named top dog.
This submersible is barely the size of two soda cans, yet scientists think it might be useful for finding life on and around other planets, including Jupiter’s Europa, an ice-covered moon.
The RK-1 is an Arduino-powered, Wi-Fi capable motorized robot you can control with an iOS or Android device.
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that companies may not patent human genes. At least, not ones they haven’t made themselves.
Google is helping a little leaguer throw out the first pitch in a major league game today, even though he has a life-threatening blood disease, by using a telerobotic pitching machine — and Google Fiber.
Anki is an artificial intelligence and robotics startup that emerged out of stealth mode today and unveiled its first product — a car racing game called Anki Drive. It also revealed $50 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, and Two Sigma.
Ghost Group, a venture capital firm located in Newport Beach, California, has raised a $1 million fund to provide people with an opportunity to invest in the growing marijuana industry.
ResearchGate, a social network for scientists, has scored a sweet $35 million third round of funding led by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tenaya Capital.
The Falcon 9 rocket is a big part of SpaceX’s roadmap to put people in space on commercial flights. And it’s dang magestic-looking, too.
“We’ve begun shipping production units,” cofounder David Cann told VentureBeat via email today. “In fact, we’ve already shipped the first 100. We’ll ship another 1,000 units by September.”
The investment totals $12 million and marks the search company’s first investment in Africa. “Given South Africa’s position as an economic powerhouse in Africa, a greener grid in South Africa can set an example for the whole continent.”
MIT is offering up its engine that helps developers mess with the speed of light. It’s as trippy and mind-bending as it sounds.
The basic mechanism behind noise-canceling headphones could boost both the speed and reliability of Internet connections, according to researchers that published findings via Nature Photonics.