Since their discovery ten years ago, fast radio bursts have confounded astronomers. These intergalactic pulses of radio energy have defied explanation, but a new theory suggests a technological origin, whereby aliens use these beams to propel their ships through space. Extremely speculative stuff, to be sure, but it’s…
Earlier today, Stephen Hawking and Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner announced a thrilling plan to deploy tiny “nanocrafts” to the second-closest star in search of intelligent life. And in the first post-announcement interview with ABC News, Hawking talks about how the development of interstellar spacecraft will…
According to theory, it may be possible to create an advanced propulsion system that would harness the available energy from an evaporating black hole, a so-called Schwarzschild Kugelblitz drive. Here's how it would work.
Recently, a group of scientists, engineers, and scifi writers gathered at the Royal Astronomical Society to discuss the latest ideas about how interstellar travel might actually happen. Here's what they talked about.
Visual effects veteran Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull has written and directed this riveting faux documentary chronicling humanity's first steps into deep space.
Human space travel! Already difficult because of the gnarly technology and expensive dollars it costs but even more difficult because humans just can't stay alive long enough for interstellar trips. We need to, like, have sex to procreate and raise kids and stuff.