Articles by

Daniel Oberhaus

The Oldest Crewed Deep Sea Submarine Just Got a Big Makeover

The 60-year-old sub is preparing to take its deepest plunge yet. But in the age of autonomous...

SpaceX Launches—and Crashes—Its Starship Mars Rocket

The test flight didn’t come close to the edge of space, but the prototype was a big...

Did QuantumScape Just Solve a 40-Year-Old Battery Problem?

Earlier this year, the startup claimed to have a revolutionary solid-state lithium-ion cell that could change EVs...

For the Second Time Ever, an Asteroid Sample Returns to Earth

The Japanese Hayabusa2 mission to asteroid Ryugu marks a major milestone this weekend with the return of...

The Race To Crack Battery Recycling—Before It’s Too Late

Millions of EVs will soon hit the road, but the world isn’t ready for their old batteries....

A Solar-Powered Rocket Might Be Our Interstellar Ticket

The idea for solar thermal propulsion has been around for decades, but researchers tapped by NASA just...

SpaceX Is Ready to Launch Its First Official Crewed Mission

Saturday’s SpaceX launch will mark the return of regular crewed launches in the US after nearly a...

Fireball Is Werner Herzog’s Ode to Space Rocks

A new documentary from the German auteur examines the influence of meteorites on cultures around the world. The...