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Elon Musk and SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket is designed to be 16 stories tall, carry up to 100 people, and deliver 150 tons of cargo to Mars.

Elon Musk is building a spaceship that’s so ambitious that some experts are calling it ‘science fiction.’ Here’s what SpaceX a...

The SpaceX founder Elon Musk plans to blast a tourist around the moon in a new launch system called Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR: a giant spaceship and rocket. A prototype is being built out of carbon-fiber composites, which poses major challenges, according to some aerospace engineering experts.
Colin Creager works on the latest version of the shape-memory alloy spring tire designed for roving on Mars.

Mars destroys tires — so NASA reinvented the wheel by giving it a memory

Engineers at NASA have reinvented the wheel by making a nearly invincible woven-mesh design that "remembers" its ideal shape and springs back into form.

A Stanford engineer is making stretchable, flexible skin that’s straight out of Westworld

Zhenan Bao is developing skin that's flexible, stretchable, and can sense touch and temperature.

Earth entered a new epoch on July 16, 1945 — and that’s just the beginning of how humans have changed the planet

While nature is responsible for more than 5,000 of Earth's minerals, people are responsible for more than 200. That impact will be noticeable for many years.

Watch an incredible new discovery stop liquid from splattering

A messy new physics study has figured out the secret to preventing falling droplets of liquid from splattering all over the place.

This new synthetic fabric could keep you cooler than any other material

Stanford scientists have created a new plastic fabric called nanoPE, which mimics human skin to dispel infrared heat. No other fabric on the market can do that.

This high-tech material is so black it makes other black objects look grey

A video published to celebrate the release of a new version of Vantablack shows how shockingly not-black the super-black material makes other black things look.

Scientists made see-through wood that is cooler than glass

Watch them whack this stuff with a hammer as hard as they can.