Plasma plumes help shield Earth from damaging solar storms

The Earth's magnetic field, or magnetosphere, stretches from the planet's core out into space, where it meets the solar wind, a stream of charged particles emitted by the sun. For the most part, the magnetosphere acts as a shield to protect the Earth from this high-energy solar activity.

Lady Sif is Coming to SHIELD

While SHIELD has had some struggles in the ratings, it’s now heading into the new year with a character from the Thor universe making a cameo, Lady Sif.

Revolution is Back...Will Audiences Be?

The last several years have been a remarkable time for genre TV with shows like Revolution, SHIELD, and Under the Dome. Revolution especially came on strong, but later in the year it faltered after going on a brief hiatus. So now that the show is back, will its audience come back to it as well?

Stan Lee Launches the Might 7, Gets Cameo on SHIELD

We just reported that late last year, Stan Lee hit the big 9-1, and it’s remarkable that he’s still here, and just as spirited as ever. He’s also been busier than ever, with a brand new TV show, Mighty 7, and an upcoming cameo on SHIELD. 

Has SHIELD Finally Found Its Groove?

A lot of shows aren’t brilliant right out of the gate. It can often take a while before a show settles into a comfortable rhythm. While SHIELD has gotten stellar ratings so far, some critics feel it hasn’t quite hit the mark just yet, and that there’s lots of room for improvement.

How to simulate spaceship shields

We know it's out there, debris from 50 years of space exploration — aluminum, steel, nylon, even liquid sodium from Russian satellites — orbiting around the Earth and posing a danger to manned and unmanned spacecraft.

Nvidia Shield to hit the streets for $299

Nvidia has lowered the price of Shield handheld gaming console to $299 a week before the device is slated to hits the streets.

Patent trolls could face stiff penalties

Patent trolls who fail to prove their case in court could be forced to pay legal costs, if a new bipartisan bill comes into law.

Nvidia adopts 2020 gaming model half a decade early

Of all the chip vendors, Nvidia took the biggest risks at CES this year, launching both a line of rack-mounted gaming servers and a hybrid handheld gaming device.

S.H.I.E.L.D. production is on the fast track

Two more cast in the rapidly approaching show.

Gregg and Ming-Na join S.H.I.E.L.D.

A pair of cast members have been announced for the upcoming Marvel television series.

Joss Whedon is stoked about S.H.I.E.L.D.

We recently confirmed that Joss Whedon is putting together a S.H.I.E.L.D. series for television under the auspices of a wider deal with Marvel. 



Joss Whedon moves ahead with S.H.I.E.L.D.

With the incredible success of The Avengers, Joss Whedon’s finally has an enormous hit at the box office, and he greatly helped improve Disney’s bottom line after the John Carter disaster. 



Solar system's cosmic ray shield weakens faster than expected

The 'force field' shielding our solar system from cosmic rays has declined in intensity by 10 to 15 percent over the last six months.

Firefox now protected against unstable plugins

Mozilla has equipped the latest iteration of its popular Firefox browser with a "crash protection" shield to guard against unstable third-party plugins.

Police raid Gizmodo reporter's home over lost iPhone prototype

Joseph McCarthy may be long dead, but his Cold War era scare tactics - namely fear and intimidation - seem to be alive and well in the sunny State of California.