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

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

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.

Here's how we could actually get to that new, Earth-like planet just a star away
Aug 25, 2016

The scientific world is still buzzing from news that a potentially habitable planet has been discovered orbiting the nearest star to Earth (other than the sun, of course). But the real question is, how can we actually get there?

The International Space Station is officially ready for the private spaceflight era
Aug 23, 2016

At almost 20 years old, the International Space Station (ISS) might be showing its age these days — but that doesn’t mean it can’t have a few more tricks left up its sleeve.

This guy built a spot-on replica of the retro-future computer from Lost in Space
Aug 22, 2016

There’s just something about retro-future tech from 1950s and 1960s science fiction, so one intrepid fan decided to bring a little bit of it to life.

This is NASA's humanoid robot that will help humans explore Mars and beyond
Aug 18, 2016

It’s a staple of science fiction, and for good reason — robots can come in handy when you’re exploring the dangerous recesses of space. So meet the humanoid robot NASA wants to send along with future astronauts.

MIT has developed smart tattoos that can control technology
Aug 15, 2016

Talk about the ultimate in wearable technology — how about your own skin?

Scientists have discovered a new type of fire that could cut down on carbon emissions
Aug 10, 2016

A fire tornado is pretty much as terrifying as it sounds, but researchers think they might be able to use these “fire whirls” for good.

10,000 games and apps for the Amiga are available now on the Internet Archive
Aug 10, 2016

If you’re a nerd from a certain era, there’s something unforgettably nostalgic about the Amiga computer. So, want to relive the glory days with a veritable treasure trove of software for the long-defunct PC system?

Scientists want to use synthetic biology to light cities and build buildings
Aug 5, 2016

It’s not the most obvious technological advancement, but if we can ever truly master it, synthetic biology could literally reshape the world we live in.