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Japanese company plans space elevator by 2050

Japan's giant construction company, Obayashi Corporation, has announced that it plans to build an elevator into space by the year 2050.

By September 23, 2014


Three chapters in, CNET's crowdsourced sci-fi novel is coming to life

CNET's Crave blog has asked the world to help write a sci-fi novel, and the world has responded. Here's an update on our first week creating an alternate multiverse.

By November 7, 2015


I experienced five completely different takes on virtual worlds at Oculus Connect

The Oculus Connect Conference offered our first glimpse at new hardware, but there were quite a few games to try, too.

By September 25, 2015


Most cars autonomous by 2050: study

A study by industry data and consulting firm IHS predicts that, by 2050, nearly all road vehicles will be of the self-driving variety.

By January 5, 2014


Inflatable space elevator gets a lift

Space travel uses massive rockets to overcome gravity. We use elevators to do the same thing. A Canadian company has snagged a patent to make entering space more like a trip to the top floor.

By August 5, 2015


Could 'Harry Potter'-like invisibility cloaks really exist?

Scientists and researchers are actively working on ways to make cloaking devices reality. A new video from the American Chemical Society shows us how.

By July 24, 2015


Watch adorable humanoids battle for the robot soccer world cup

The annual RoboCup competition features humanoid robots trying, and sometimes failing, to play the beautiful game in a series of soccer tournaments.

By July 22, 2015


Wind-powered motorcycle for a Mad Max world

Forget the guzzoline. This motorcycle collects and stores wind and sun power for a time when fossil fuels will be scarce.

By June 25, 2015


What will recorded music sound like in 2050?

John La Grou, founder and CEO at Millennia Music & Media Systems, forecast how recorded sound will evolve over the coming decades.

By October 27, 2013


'The Martian' author is less optimistic about getting to Mars than NASA

His book about a colony on Mars is about to become a Hollywood blockbuster, but Andy Weir isn't quite as bullish as NASA about his fiction becoming fact within 25 years.

By May 5, 2015