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NASA project envisions space houses made out of fungus

NASA project envisions space houses made out of fungus

NASA's Ames Research Center in California is developing and testing prototype technologies that may enable future explorers to 'grow' their own houses for use in Moon and Mars colonies. The system would involve the mycelia produced by a fungus -- the white thread-like structures that grow underground before eventually producing the fruits we refer to as mushrooms. These technologies also have the potential for creating sustainable structures on Earth.

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Microsoft makes Carbon Negative pledge: Here’s what that means

Microsoft makes Carbon Negative pledge: Here’s what that means

It's overwhelmingly clear that we need to do something about emissions if we want to curb the worst effects of climate change, and a big part of getting on the right track will be getting massive corporations on board. We've seen plenty of corporations talk about their sustainability plans, but today, one of the biggest is detailing what it will do to help: Microsoft.

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Cyberpunk 2077 release date delayed right into Avengers

Cyberpunk 2077 release date delayed right into Avengers

This morning the folks at CD PROJEKT RED announced a slight delay in the release of their next major game Cyberpunk 2077. This game is massive, or so they've suggested, so they're going to need just a LITTLE more time to make sure it's up to the fidelity with which it should be delivered. No comment has yet been sent on the situation by one Keanu Reeves.

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Huawei Mate X 1st-gen foldable appears to break, too

Huawei Mate X 1st-gen foldable appears to break, too

In 2019, Samsung Galaxy Fold early review unit display-breaking issue got a lot of press. Other companies like Huawei seemed to delay their own foldable display-toting devices as a result - better to reinforce in the meantime than to have a first-gen disaster, right? Now, after originally delaying their release from a planned June 2019 to an ultimate November 2019 exclusively in China, the Huawei Mate X's launch is... also not so hot.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate is getting six more DLC fighters

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is getting six more DLC fighters

DLC fighters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were a reality from the moment the game was announced, but originally, Nintendo and Sora Ltd. only planned to release five DLC characters for the game. These characters comprise the Fighters Pass, which will be complete once Byleth is released at the end of the this month. That Fighters Pass was all the extra content that was initially planned for the game, but then Ultimate became one of Switch's best-selling titles.

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LEGO Education SPIKE Prime set released for $330

LEGO Education SPIKE Prime set released for $330

There's a next-level DIY robotics LEGO set out in the world starting this week, and it's called SPIKE Prime! This is a LEGO Education set, which means it's geared toward students - but you're not the sort of person to let a silly thing like that stop you from using the newest in LEGO power enhance the builds you've had brewing, right?

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This Mojo Vision smart contact lens is straight out of sci-fi

This Mojo Vision smart contact lens is straight out of sci-fi

Smart contact lenses that grant the wearer night vision as well as act as a private, super-discreet interface for your digital life could be coming to your eyeball, if startup Mojo Vision has its way. The company has clawed its way from stealth to reveal its early prototypes and the diminutive display technology that it promises will overlay everything from your calendar to urgent messages on top of the view around you.

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Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses is Smash Ultimate’s next DLC fighter

Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses is Smash Ultimate’s next DLC fighter

As promised, today Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai sat down for a deep dive into the game's next DLC character. Typically, we know who the fighter is before Sakurai does these deep dives, but this time around, the character's identity was a secret heading into the presentation. At the start of the livestream, Sakurai revealed that Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses will be the fifth DLC fighter for Ultimate, and the last one included in the Fighters Pass.

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A new class of objects discovered orbiting Sagittarius A black hole

A new class of objects discovered orbiting Sagittarius A black hole

Astronomers from the UCLA Galactic Center Orbits Initiative have discovered a new class of objects that are orbiting the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. That black hole is called Sagittarius A, and the team says that the bizarre objects look like gas and behave like stars.

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BMW i8 sports car gets the axe in April

BMW i8 sports car gets the axe in April

BMW has confirmed that the production of the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car will end in April. The car was produced for nearly six years and was intended as a Porsche 911 rival. The discontinuation of the model comes as BMW plans to shift its focus to a line of bespoke electric cars that include the iX3 compact SUV, i4, and iNext SUV.

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Asteroid discovered that orbits inside the orbit of Venus

Asteroid discovered that orbits inside the orbit of Venus

Astronomers at Caltech have made an interesting discovery using the Caltech Zwicky Transient Facility or ZTF. ZTF is a survey camera that is based at the Palomar observatory. What the researchers have discovered is a new asteroid, dubbed 2020 AV2, that orbits entirely within the orbit of Venus. The scientist say the only way the asteroid will ever get out of its orbit is if it is flung out via a gravitational encounter with Mercury or Venus.

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PinePhone Linux phone starts shipping Friday for the brave of heart

PinePhone Linux phone starts shipping Friday for the brave of heart

The dream of a truly free as in speech, open source smartphone running Linux has never truly died. It just took on various forms and suffered numerous setbacks along the way. Last year, however, it seemed that the dream is finally close to becoming reality, with both the Purism Librem 5 and the PINE64 PinePhone declaring shipping dates. The Librem 5 had a rocky head start and now it's the PinePhone BraveHeart edition's turn to try convincing the world that a Linux phone for consumers is not such a bad idea after all.

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