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Rocket Lab Test Flight Launches Three CubeSats to Orbit

The launch company Rocket Lab has amusing names for its missions. The first, in May, was called “It’s a Test” (it was). When...

Gadget Lab Podcast: Navigating Facebook's News-Free Future

With Facebook de-prioritizing news stories in its users feeds, some nearly two billion Facebook devotees are going to see big changes in their...

Gadget Lab Podcast: How 'Shine Theory' Improves Diversity in Design

If you’re designing a product intended for the masses, how do you make sure it reaches the widest possible audience? We answer that...

For the First Time, Physicists Accelerated Light Beams in Curved Space...

Curved Space Physicists have demonstrated accelerating light beams on flat surfaces, where acceleration has caused the beams to follow curved trajectories. However,...

Gadget Lab Podcast: The Smart Home Is Here. Are We Ready?

We’ve been at CES all week, and by now, we can paint a fairly accurate picture of what 2018 is going to look...

SuperMeat Raises $3 Million to Produce “Clean Meat” in the Lab

In Brief Israeli startup SuperMeat is progressing with its plans to produce chicken meat without killing a single animal. The company is kicking off...

Flight Lab: The Bizarre, Beautiful New Fliers of NASA’s Famed X-Plane...

Inside the NASA lab where the future of flight takes off. The post Flight Lab: The Bizarre, Beautiful New Fliers of NASA's Famed...

The Sting of Research Budget Cuts Extends Far Beyond the Science...

In Brief Scientific research gives more to the world than just knowledge. Research projects contribute significantly to local economies.Science funding is intended to...

Flight Lab: Inside the Model Plane Shop Where NASA Flies the...

You may think the phrase “Every big idea has to start small” is just a saying. NASA takes it literally. Engineers can’t just...

Flight Lab: Take a Ride in a 747 That NASA Turned...

At 48 years old, Boeing 747 is getting long in tooth. (For an aircraft, that is.) But over the years it’s proved itself to...

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