Will Future Electric Vehicles Be Powered by Deep-Sea Metals?

Will Future Electric Vehicles Be Powered by Deep-Sea Metals?

“Our goal is to find out how much sediment the harvester will take off along with the nodules,” says Matthias Haeckel, a marine biochemist at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany, who is coordinating the environmental review of GSR’s activities for a project called MiningImpact.

What My Dialup Youth Taught Me About Sex and the Internet

What My Dialup Youth Taught Me About Sex and the Internet

When it comes to sex, the internet underscores the gap between what young people want to know and experience, and what adults are comfortable with them knowing and experiencing.

What Comes After the International Space Station?

What Comes After the International Space Station?

“NASA has been very open about the fact that in order to do exploration beyond low earth orbit, you have to have a platform there to test systems and get experience,” says Michael Suffredini, the cofounder and CEO of Axiom Space, a company that is poised to build the world’s first commercial space station.

The Pursuit of Creativity Can Make Algorithms Much Smarter

The Pursuit of Creativity Can Make Algorithms Much Smarter

Stanley is a pioneer in a field of artificial intelligence called neuroevolution, which co-opts the principles of biological evolution to design smarter algorithms.One day Stanley spotted something resembling an alien face on the site and began evolving it, selecting a child and grandchild and so on.

A Harrowing Journey Up the World's Fifth Highest Mountain

A Harrowing Journey Up the World's Fifth Highest Mountain

Tim Taylor had never climbed anything so big or challenging before he joined an expedition to reach Makalu's summit five years ago. "I think the process of photography is itself a form of exploration—an exploration of light, of place," Taylor says.

No Amount of Patches Could Make Anthem Fun to Play

No Amount of Patches Could Make Anthem Fun to Play

Anthem is reliant on the Javelins to succeed as a game: playing in those mechanical bodies has to feel empowering, and thrilling, and worth doing for hours and hours and hours.

Space Photos of the Week: A Cosmic Light Show Rings in 2019

Space Photos of the Week: A Cosmic Light Show Rings in 2019

This New Years’ Eve, the spacecraft flew past the object 2014 MU 69, marking another record of exploration: This 21-mile long icy rock is the most distant object that humankind has ever visited.