moscow

space telescopes

Russia Has Lost Control of Its Only Space Telescope

Mission leads are trying to reestablish contact with the Spektr-R satellite, which carries a 10-meter wide radio dish.
Becky Ferreira
1.14.19
leaks

The International Space Station Just Sprung a Leak

The puncture may have been caused by a micrometeorite.
Becky Ferreira
8.30.18
russia

Russia’s ‘Batshit Crazy’ New Super-Weapons Are Mostly Hype

The power of the Kremlin's new supersonic and atomic missiles are exaggerated, experts say.
David Axe
7.23.18
Updates

See the Russian Vending Machine Selling Fake Instagram Likes in Action

The company behind them says the devices are coming to other countries in Europe soon.
Louise Matsakis
6.7.17
CAPITALISM

This Russian Vending Machine Will Sell You Fake Instagram Likes

100 likes will cost you just $.89.
Louise Matsakis
6.6.17
Culture

Meet the Urban Explorers Who Party in Moscow's Underground Tunnels

Having a cigarette underneath Red Square.
Max Hoppenstedt
8.18.15
Design

Architects to Putin: Save Shukhov Tower, Moscow's Futuristic Soviet 'Eiffel'!

Last month the tower's owners agreed to dismantle it, raising the ire of architects around the world.
ALEX PASTERNACK
3.19.14
Motherboard Blog

Finding Snowden

Dodging the surveillance state to visit its most wanted man.
Silkie Carlo
11.20.13
Motherboard Blog

Is Edward Snowden Going to Germany?

Sub-question: Who will the ex-NSA agent Skype with first?
Daniel Stuckey
11.1.13
depression

Sleep Disorders Are the Greatest Threat to Successful Space Travel

If the Mars500 project has taught us anything, it's that the human brain can't handle the sensory deprivation chamber-like conditions of space for more than just a few months at a time.
Greg Thomas
1.9.13
Motherboard Blog

A Modest Russian Proposal to Keep Kids Off Wi-Fi

As Russia prepares for a new SOPA-like Internet restriction law that comes into effect on Nov. 1, the country's communications ministry has gone a step further towards ensuring that the web doesn't harm child welfare: It has proposed banning anyone...
ALEX PASTERNACK
10.10.12