The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Letter from the Editor

It's been a banner week for Nintendo fanboys and girls, what with the company's new console finally making its way into reviewers' hands — and giving Nintendophiles their first extended look at the Switch. Naturally, Engadget…

Arctic seed vault grows as defense against food crisis

In light of President Donald Trump's rise to power, some people are seriously worried about the planet's health. Count The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists among that group, since they recently pushed the Doomsday Clock to two and half minutes to mi…

Investors and employees aren’t buying Uber’s sexism ‘probe’

Nobody was terribly surprised by revelations from former engineer Susan Fowler about a sexist, bro-centric Uber culture that protects "high performer" employees. And many folks aren't impressed by CEO Travis Kalanick's investigation into the matter b…

Apollo 11’s crew capsule is going on tour

The Apollo 11 space capsule was displayed around the country in 1970 and 1971, shortly after it safely brought Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins back from their iconic 1969 moon trip. Since then, the command module has lived in the Smit…

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft successfully attaches to the ISS

nasakennedy_2017-feb-23 SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft, which launched on Sunday and is filled with 5,500 pounds of supplies and experiment materials for the crew of the International Space Station has successfully docked. The Dragon craft had missed its first attempt at meeting up with the station, due to a GPS error. It’s the first time since 2012 that SpaceX has had to abort an attempt to dock one of… Read More

The Morning After: Thursday, 23 February 2017

Good Morning After. NASA's big announcement could offer us a future among the stars, Apple's own 'spaceship' gets a boring name and another Instagram feature you might never notice.

Research heralds better and bidirectional brain-computer interfaces

stanford_bci_header A pair of studies, one from Stanford and another from the University of Geneva, exemplify the speed with which brain-computer interfaces are advancing; and while you won’t be using one instead of a mouse and keyboard any time soon, even in its nascent form the tech may prove transformative for the disabled. Read More

Watson can diagnose heart disease by looking at medical images

IBM's Watson technology has helped doctors before, but usually by poring through databases before offering its advice. Now, it's ready to look at the patients themselves — or rather, their body scans. It's following up on past promises by launching…