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A daily newsletter charting the future: From technology to the scientific breakthroughs changing our lives.
Mission: Impossible's futuristic gecko gloves and self-destructing messages are fast becoming possible
The Mission: Impossible franchise is one of the top grossing film series of all time – netting $2.7 billion even before the new movie Fallout -- the sixth in the franchise. In it, Tom Cruise is Ethan Hunt, an agent with the Impossible Missions Force, or IMF. To achieve the impossible, Hunt gets help from all manner of technology – from Spiderman gloves and exploding sunglasses, to shockingly realistic disguises. In real life, scientists are hard at work trying to make these seemingly impossible devices possible.
A mysterious particle from a distant galaxy made its way to an observatory in Antarctica01:12
Cheetah 3 is a blind robot that doesn’t need sensors to navigate01:16
'The Meg': Is the terrifying prehistoric shark from Jason Statham's new movie real?03:24
The human factor: What it will take to build the perfect team for traveling to Mars07:42
The devastating California wildfires from space01:07
The most incredible meteor shower of the year is about to light up the night sky01:31