Big game hunter: Sociologist studies the subcultures of online gaming and the nascent world of online e-sports
The crowd stands and cheers. The exhausted, triumphant winning team is handed its trophy, which the captain lifts while the rest of the players raise their arms in victory.
'Hyperloop' travel idea gains fans, if not backers (Update)
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk released rough plans last week for a "Hyperloop" that would shoot capsules full of people at the speed of sound through elevated tubes connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco. ...
'Hyperloop' would link LA-SF in 30 mins, if built (Update 2)
Imagine strapping into a car-sized capsule and hurtling through a tube at more than 700 mph (1,126 kph)—not for the thrill of it, but to get where you need to go.
Inventor Musk to share plans for high-speed travel (Update)
Twice as fast as an airplane, cheaper than a bullet train and completely self-powered: that's the mysterious transportation system for which inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk is promising to reveal design ...
Space cadets in Washington for one-way ticket to Mars
Around 40 volunteers from thousands who applied for a one-way ticket to Mars gathered in the US capital Saturday to hear from the man behind plans to colonize the Red Planet.
Will robots take over the world?
Robots can do a lot for us: they can explore space or they can cut our toenails. But do advances in robotics and artificial intelligence hold hidden threats? Three leaders in their fields answer questions ...
Google superfast Internet service heads to Texas (Update)
Google announced Tuesday that its experimental superfast Internet service will spread to Austin, the Texas home of a South By Southwest festival beloved by technology trendsetters.
SpaceX Dragon capsule splash lands in Pacific
US company SpaceX's cargo vessel Thursday splash landed in the Pacific Ocean, capping a successful mission to the International Space Station that blazed a new path for private spaceflight.
SpaceX poised for high-stakes space station launch
SpaceX on Saturday aims to become the first private company to send its own cargo ship to the International Space Station, a feat that only a handful of world governments have pulled off.
SpaceX plans historic first flight on May 7
SpaceX confirmed it plans to launch a rocket and capsule on May 7 in a historic first flight of a private spaceship to the International Space Station.
SpaceX delays first private launch to space station
SpaceX has postponed by a week its bid to become the first private company to attempt to launch an unmanned cargo vessel to the International Space Station.
'Good chance' for SpaceX April 30 launch to ISS: NASA
NASA said Monday said there is a good chance SpaceX will soon become the first private company to attempt to launch its spacecraft to the International Space Station on an unmanned cargo mission.
Shooting for the moon -- to mine it
Most people don't take it literally when they're told to shoot for the moon - but thinking small isn't Naveen Jain's way. The 52-year-old Internet entrepreneur is a co-founder of Moon Express Inc., one of ...
SpaceX says 'reusable rocket' could help colonize Mars
The US company SpaceX is working on the first-ever reusable rocket to launch to space and back, with the goal of one day helping humans colonize Mars, founder Elon Musk said Thursday.