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.
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?
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.
Looking back at the technology of the 1960s and 1970s, it’s amazing what humanity was able to accomplish during the golden years of the Space Race. The Apollo capsules and space shuttles understandably got most of the attention — but the gear that actually kept the astronauts alive is just as interesting.