Seven Minutes of Terror: NASA's Curiosity Rover to Land on Mars This Weekend

On Sunday night, NASA will land a nuclear-powered six-wheeled rover the size of a Mini Cooper with a radioactive heart and rock-vaporizing laser to the surface of Mars. Here's how to follow along.

Missed the Venus Transit in 2012? Watch It Online Until 2117

There was a little black dot on the Sun yesterday as Venus passed between it and the Earth. If you missed it, watch the transit highlights here.

Thank You, Space! How NASA Tech Makes Life Better on Earth

For half of a percent of the US federal budget, what do you get from NASA? A lot. We look at some spinoff technology from space exploration in recent years that’s made its way into our everyday lives.

Biomimicry Robots Run Amok at Berkeley, Show How Insects Evolved to Fly

Engineers at UC Berkeley created a menagerie of running robots with wings to help them run, jump, climb, and even glide.

HTC's Bootloader Unlock Tool Inches Closer, Comes With a Catch

Eager to unlock your phone? Later in August, HTC HTC will provide a web app for unlocking your existing phone’s bootloader, with some strings attached.

Tau Day: An Even More Fundamental Holiday Than Pi Day

Did you miss Pi Day in March? Celebrate the truly fundamental Tau Day today instead!