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Watch Boston Dynamics' new SpotMini housekeeping robot load the dishwasher

This dog-like domestic robot can clean your kitchen and bring you a frosty beverage when it's done!

Former NASA engineer builds the world's largest NERF gun, and it is glorious

Battling it out with NERF guns is a rite of passage for most kids, but one former NASA engineer decided to take things to the next level. Then keep going a few more levels beyond that.

These are the 5 key problems Google is looking to solve with artificial intelligence

Google has its fingers in just about everything these days, and the tech giant is making a hard push into artificial intelligence. So, what do the brains working on AI view as the biggest problems moving forward?

Image of the Day: Gemini Observatory captures shocked crop of baby stars

Here's a dazzling display of newborn stars emerging from fertile flows of ionized gas.

Blue Origin endures successful launch and intentional crew capsule crash

Watch as Blue Origin performs a perfect  "test crash" landing of its New Shepard crew capsule.

Scientists say planet orbiting dying star could've potentially sustained life

Astronomers have found a fascinating new planet orbiting a dying star — but rewind a few million years, and it could’ve sustained life at one time.

Humans can now successfully 3D print tools in space

The International Space Station (ISS) had a high-tech 3D printer installed earlier this year, and the rig just printed out its first specific tool for use in space. That’s right: Instead of having to send these speciality tools up via rocket, astronauts can now print them out on demand.

Hyperloop One's Brogan BamBrogan on the future of underwater transport

Could hyperloop technology be put to use beneath the water?  Hyperloop One's CTO believes it can.

Astronomers have recorded the eerie sounds of a 13-billion-year-old star

If you’ve ever wondered what a 13-billion-year-old star sounds like, we finally have an answer. Spoiler warning: It’s a bit strange.

Scientists are developing Martian bricks so we can build houses when we get there

One of the biggest challenges humanity faces as we prepare to expand out into the solar system is where and how we’ll actually live on these planets not quite as accommodating as Planet Earth. Well, instead of hauling a habitat to Mars, some scientists are taking a different approach to space colonization.

Trekkie astronomy student brings four new planets to light

 What Star Trek-obsessed Michelle Kunimoto just discovered is almost science fiction

Controversy and questions persist around 'alien megastructure' star

The mystery of “Tabby’s Star,” aka KIC 8462852, made headlines around the globe after some astronomers posited it could be dimming due to the construction of an alien megastructure. For a hot second it seemed to be explained away by a ring of giant comets — but now it seems the alien megastructure option is back on the table.

These floppy disk-sized spacecraft could lead humanity's charge to explore the galaxy

Scientists are working to develop tech that can travel at up to 20 percent the speed of light, but the ships making the journey won’t be anything you’d want to take for a ride.

Google wants to teach robots to create and understand art

Robots have learned to do a whole lot of things people take for granted, but the arts seemed to be the last refuge of humanity. If Google has its way, however, even music and art could be taken over by Skynet.