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This awesome flying car concept could be a working prototype by the end of the year

We're still waiting for the future promised to us by The Jetsons, but this slick concept design from Airbus is the flying car we deserve — and could actually hit the skies by the end of the year.

Amazon developing high-tech roads to help control self-driving cars

Like it or not, self-driving cars are the future — and now Amazon is looking to be a part of it. No word on if you get to avoid traffic with an Amazon Prime account.

This robot could be your waiter the next time you go out to dinner

Ever since Marty McFly strolled into the '80s Cafe in Back to the Future Part II, we've been waiting for our very own robo-waiter. Well, this might be about as close as you can get for now.

Crime-fighting gets a high-tech upgrade in sci-fi-tinged trailer for Fox's APB

Fox is showing off its 2017 schedule, and some fresh footage from the cop series APB shows it could be one to watch for sci-fi fans.

These pizza vending machines will soon be rolling out across the U.S.

The Blu-ray dispensing Red Box kiosks have already taken the world by storm, but what goes great with movie night? Pizza, that’s what. And actual restaurants are so 2016.

Watch Tesla's Autopilot AI stop this car before a crash even happens

Driverless cars are the future, though we still have some work to do on the technology and infrastructure before we get there. But, if you want some proof for how robots can save lives, this should do it.

An artificial intelligence wrote a Christmas song. It did not go well.
Dec 9, 2016

The holiday season is here, and most folks are catching up on Christmas movie favorites and jamming classic tunes about Santa Claus and holy nights. Well, what if a robot wants to get in on the Christmas spirit?

NASA believes that fuel-free EM Drive concept could potentially work
Nov 22, 2016

We’re still waiting on warp drives to get us around the galaxy, but NASA now believes an equally fantastical mode of transportation might actually have some merit. Say hello to the EM Drive.

Virgin Galactic will soon take tourism to infinity and beyond
Nov 7, 2016

“Spaceplane” VSS Unity is thisclose to passing a test that could redefine vacation.

WATCH: The year's scariest dystopian short film is from the U.S. Army
Oct 14, 2016

Sprawling slums overrun by gangs. A limitless dark cyber network. A wealthy elite distant from the misery on the streets. And an overtasked military that can't cope with the chaos. Sound like the next summer blockbuster? According to a slick short video just released by the Pentagon, it could be our reality in 2030. 

Nike is finally releasing the self-lacing sci-fi shoes of your BTTF-fueled dreams
Sep 21, 2016

Ever since Marty McFly suited up in his pair of self-lacing Nike Mags, geeks and shoe aficionados alike have been clamoring for a real-life pair. Now Nike has finally cracked it.

New theory proposes real-life Genesis Device that could make alien worlds habitable
Sep 13, 2016

The more we peer into the cosmos, the more obvious it becomes that Earth is a very rare little marble. But what if we could turn a semi-habitable planet into an Earth clone?

Scientists working on real-life 'hibernation' tech to send future colonists to Mars
Aug 30, 2016

It’s been a staple of science fiction for decades, and now scientists are looking into the viability of real-life stasis technology that could be the missing link to exploring our solar system.

Check out this guy's decked out Batman suit that now holds a Guinness world record
Aug 26, 2016

Cosplay is serious business these days, but this guy built a Batman suit that is so legit it’s probably the closest you’ll ever get to actually being the Dark Knight.

New footage from Building Star Trek series, which goes behind the reality of sci-fi tech
Aug 26, 2016

It’s hard to believe it’s been a full 50 years since Star Trek made its debut — but during that half-century — a fair bit of those unbelievable future-ideas have become real-life tech.