A new propulsion system from MIT spinout Accion uses tiny chips and a salt solution to generate enough thrust to jostle satellites in space.
Satellites the size of a Rubik's Cube could explore distant planets, thanks to tiny ion thrusters that could help reduce the cost of space missions.
The original PlayStation's CPU is powering the New Horizons space probe.
Singapore-based Titans Creations has re-created the iconic Star Wars space freighter in exacting detail using Lego bricks, minifigs and custom LEDs.
The Planetary Society gets ready to launch its LightSail -- which travels via photon bombardment -- with the help of a Kickstarter campaign.
The space probe has spent the past four years collecting and beaming back data from the planet closest to the sun.
It looks like every single moment in movie and TV history can be improved with a blast of brass, as demonstrated in 12 new videos from Slate.
An Italian manufacturer is touting its "rapid prototyping" process, which may make it faster than ever for designers to create new looks and products. Based on the colorful samples, though, we think futuristic haute couture is still too weird for most shoppers.
On today's show, we discuss why tiny thrusters could be a big deal for satellites, how a group of Netflix employees got the service to work on an NES console and how future fashion might work via "rapid prototyping."
A phenomenon known as magnetic reconnection releases crazy amounts of energy around our planet. NASA now has a way to study it in more detail than ever.