The Star Trek universe is a fairly optimistic vision of the future. It’s what we would like it to be – an adventure fueled by advanced technology. In the world of Star Trek technology makes life better and causes few problems.
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There have been many critical moments in the history of space exploration -- Sputnik in 1957, Yuri Gagarin in 1961, Neil Armstrong in 1969 -- but if you look back over the history of manned happenings outside of the atmosphere, almost all of these...
The creators of the new sci-fi movie "After Earth" have launched a competition to encourage creative teenagers to dream up visions to make the world a better place.
The creators of the new sci-fi movie "After Earth" have launched a competition to encourage creative teenagers to dream up visions to make the world a better place. The "After Earth" Challenge, sponsored in part by the X Prize Foundation, involves two...
Humanity took another small step forward yesterday: Virgin Galactic performed a successful powered test flight of its space plane, SpaceShipTwo (or SS2).
Each year, XPRIZE gathers global thought leaders for a multi-day Visioneering meetup to brainstorm, debate, and prioritize which of the world’s “Grand Challenges” might be solved through incentivized competition.
Our genes harbor many secrets to a long and healthy life. And now scientists are beginning to uncover them.
The future economic growth and competitiveness of the United States depends on our capacity to innovate. Many ideas have emerged from government, industry and academia regarding how best to inspire and support innovation. But nothing spurs creativity...
The car of the 21st century is an ultra-efficient, slippery sled on wheels that’s half plane, half pod, 1,400 pounds and capable of triple-digit fuel economy. At least, that’s what the crew at Edison2 believe.
We've had a few looks at Edison2's Very Light Car (VLC) project including its gasoline-powered X-Prize winning incarnation, but today's EV looked a bit different.