Got any plans this summer? No? Good. Because io9's list of 33 must-see summer flicks will be keeping you plenty busy.
There's a spirit of imagination that we all have as children. At a certain point, it can fade. But those dreams and aspirations never become less crucial to innovation, and that's why, last night, we brought together some of the greatest minds in science and technology in New York City to collectively remind…
Last night, a few hundred lucky readerfolk and museum fanboys got the chance to steal away into the American Museum of Natural History for an after hours, behind-the-scenes tour of one of the great nerd meccas in the world.
Graphene is a thin sheet of carbon atoms that bond to their neighbors to form a chicken-wire-type lattice precisely one atom thick. That doesn't sound too spectacular, but it has scientists in a tizzy. It has been considered for everything from DNA sequencing, to water sterilization systems, to electronics. Although…
I thought bomb squads used robots to extract explosives in a safe manner. When said robot drops potentially-live grenades AND THEN RUNS OVER THEM with its treads, I don't think the robot is doing a very good job.
Get ready, because the snowpocalypse is back. This snow storm system is huge. NASA Goddard has released this amazing image, showing how it looks from space—bloody scary, that's how.
A few days ago, China Central Television showed footage of what they claimed was an air force training exercise conducted on January 23. From the looks of things, they were actually just playing clips from Top Gun.
Last night, President Obama delivered his yearly State of the Union address. Jobs! War! Bipartisanship! Awkward clapping! Sleeping senators! But also, lots of future talk. Below, we break down Obama's claims for America's tech horizon, and what they might mean.
Kraft has invented a vending machine that analyzes your face to predict what you want to eat. It combines facial recognition with other data to give you a snack, or email a recipe and shopping instructions. Creepy or cool?
Iran has long stymied political dissent by shuttering newspapers and intimidating journalists, so effectively applying the same methods of control to the Internet and Iranian blogs should be a piece of cake, right? Right?
When frenchman Louis Mantin died in 1905, he mandated that his house be sealed up for a century, then reopened to the public as a museum. And now it is, effectively becoming a time capsule for all to see.
Which sequels were truly better than the originals? Finally! The answers! This chart graphs the Rotten Tomatoes scores of a hundred-some sequels against the scores of the originals which preceded them. Apparently the first Star Trek movie really did suck!
You may have heard about IBM's Jeopardy-playing Watson supercomputer. You may have also heard about its practice match against human Jeopardy superstar Ken Jennings. But it's not until you watch the bloodbath that you finally get it. We're doomed.
A Segway i2 that's customized to fit into the Tron universe? Never before has personal transportation been so simultaneously geeky and inspired. This is the light cycle mall cops use on the Grid. And it was shockingly easy to make:
You know what? There's some pretty sweet gear at this year's CES: tablets galore, smart cameras, cool phones, audiophile pr0n. Woot! This little trade show might have a future! Check out some of our favorites. Updated
This body, buried in the 1800s, is known as Soapman. Why? Because when re-discovered in 1875, the fats on his body had transformed into soap. How did it happen? Don't click if you have a weak stomach.
Peter Jalowiczor is a gas worker from South Yorkshire, England. He's also the discoverer of four giant exoplanets, according to the University of California's Lick-Carnegie Planet Search Team. But he's not an astronomer and he doesn't even have a telescope.
Whether you disapprove of illegal downloading, or are happily BitTorrenting Hot Tub Time Machine right now, there's no debating that BitTorrent's Zeitgeist 2010 makes for an interesting read. Find out what the 100 most searched-for phrases and keywords were, below.
Ahead of an early January referendum, the two partners, along with Harvard and the United Nations, want Sudanese rebels to know that they are being watched.