Technology

NASA Study in Hawaii Paving Way for Human Travel to Mars

By Caleb Jones | Jan 19
A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.

Facebook Introduces Measures to Tackle Fake News in Germany

Jan 18
Facebook says it's introducing measures to tackle the spread of fake news in Germany, months before the country holds a national election.

Gadget Mountain Rising in Asia Threatens Health, Environment

By Stephen Wright | Jan 18
The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless safe disposal becomes the norm.

Despite Skepticism, Teen Continues Developing Smart Gun Technology

Jan 17
An MIT freshman says he's developed a smart gun that, in theory, could save lives. But the firearms industry hasn't embraced the idea.

SpaceX Launches First Rocket Since Explosion in Florida

By John Antczak | Jan 17
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago.