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Life (and Near Death) in Space

With a continuous presence in space for nearly 17 years, humans have learned a lot about staying alive in the final frontier.
Daniel Martin
3.23.17
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Meet the Humans Debating Whether or Not We Should Contact Aliens

Going beyond SETI, the new organization METI plans to send a message intended for extraterrestrials. But leading scientists and experts including Stephen Hawking are not so sure this is a good idea.
Motherboard Staff
3.22.17
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This Scientist Is Using Subway DNA to Prepare For Life Beyond Earth

Chris Mason is one of 10 investigators on NASA's Twin Study—looking at the DNA of astronaut brothers Mark and Scott Kelly. But his group also surveyed the bacteria of NYC subways, finding a big surprise in the process.
Motherboard Staff
3.21.17
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How an Arctic Island in Canada is Preparing Humans for the First Journey to Mars

Every summer, dozens of would-be Martians gather in the Arctic to do research that will help take humans to the Red Planet.
Daniel Martin
3.16.17
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What Happens When We Find Unknown Life?

Lynn Rothschild is engineering microorganisms in her NASA lab to understand the potential for life on other planets. Watch the full video.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
3.15.17
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So You’ve Been Contacted By Aliens, Now What?

A beginner’s guide to extraterrestrial post-detection etiquette.
Daniel Martin
3.10.17
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Closer to Contact: The New Tech That’s Helping Us Hunt for Aliens

From rovers to telescopes the size of villages, we’re going to need some serious technology if we ever want to find life beyond Earth
Daniel Martin
3.7.17
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The Blade V8 Pro Shows a Premium Smartphone Doesn't Have to Be Expensive

Affordable smartphones are reshaping the world.
Neal Evertsen
2.12.17
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The Pageantry of Jillian Ogle's Livestreaming Robots

Motherboard spoke with Ogle about her adorable robots, the emergence of live-streaming services, and where we can take this technology from here.
Joseph Neighbor
1.16.17
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How Helios Is Using Intel 3D Cameras to Assist People with Vision Impairments

Helios uses Intel RealSense 3D cameras to give those with severe visual impairments a clearer view of the world.
Joseph Neighbor
1.4.17
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How 'Vapor Riders '99' Is Helping Cure Motion Sickness in VR Gaming

Vapor Riders ‘99, a multiplayer racing game where users cruise through what looks like the early internet to a very chill vaporwave soundtrack, seeks to mitigate the effects of motion sickness while maintaining immersiveness.
Joseph Neighbor
12.19.16
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The Impact of Affordable Smartphones

Affordable smartphones are reshaping the world.
Servo Jeffersen
11.10.16