AIR Drone Show Amsterdam

5:1 Odds the Amsterdam Drone Show will be the Launch of Skynet

Okay, so there's a chance that the odds might not be that close, but you never know. Amsterdam will be the home of the first drone air show, AIR, and the accompanying video is pretty breathtaking. Drones have been in the news more lately as an increased perception of privacy concerns puts many people off. Drones are used by the military to kill people. They're used by government agencies to spy on people. They're used by teen boys to get pictures of people at the beach or through their bedroom windows. … [Read More...]

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Captain America Ring Pop. Nailed it.

Captain America Ring Pop. Nailed it.

It's hard to tell whether this is just poor craftsmanship on behalf of the ring pop maker or a political statement about truth in advertising and the state of affairs in American politics. … [Read More...]

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Scientists may have found a way to combat antibiotic resistance

Scientists may have found a way to combat antibiotic resistance

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has almost reached Ceres

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has almost reached Ceres

NASA launched the Dawn spacecraft back in 2007 in order to study two separate asteroids so that we can better understand the building blocks of our solar system. After almost five years of travelling, during which the spacecraft voyaged more than 2.4 billion miles through space, Dawn is finally … [Read More...]

Facebook illegally scanned private messages of its users

Facebook illegally scanned private messages of its users

Facebook has been a constant target for privacy advocates for year and, despite some solid efforts on the company’s part to ensure that its more than a billion users are given adequate privacy options, it still seems to get into legal trouble every now and then. The most recent of these legal … [Read More...]

Unprecedented study shows how much of a melting pot the US really is

Unprecedented study shows how much of a melting pot the US really is

You’d be hard pressed to find someone in the United States who can trace their ancestry back to just one place. The country has long been known as the world’s melting pot, where different racial and ethnic groups from across the globe came together in decades past and melded into one another, thus … [Read More...]

IBM’s Watson could help veterans suffering from PTSD

IBM’s Watson could help veterans suffering from PTSD

IBM’s artificially intelligent computer system, which goes by the name of Watson, has been making waves across numerous fields since it first gained international attention by beating the odds on Jeopardy! back in 2011. The potential for this kind of technology in everything from enterprise to … [Read More...]

Russian Space Station

Russia is considering building its own space station

The International Space Station (ISS) was created thanks to a combined effort from the United States, Europe, and Russia. For years it has served as example of the amazing things that the nations of the world can achieve when they set aside their difference and work together. Unfortunately, growing … [Read More...]

Poisonous mushrooms could help create side effect-free drugs

Poisonous mushrooms could help create side effect-free drugs

While there are plenty of species of mushroom that are perfectly edible, there are even more that can make ill or even kill you if you eat one. In the process of studying how these fungi manage to be so poisonous, a team of researchers at Michigan State University may have discovered a way to create … [Read More...]

New calculations suggest aliens are most likely everywhere

New calculations suggest aliens are most likely everywhere

While it’s, statistically speaking, extremely unlikely that we aren’t the only intelligent life forms in the universe, the chances of us making contact with extra-terrestrials are slim. This according to the finding of the astrobiologist that provided a major update to the Drake equation, which is … [Read More...]

German police are testing out crime-predicting software

German police are testing out crime-predicting software

The spirit of Minority Report is alive and well inside the police of Berlin, who recently announced that they’re considering deploying advanced software that’s able to predict crime, according to the Daily Mail. The police have even dubbed the project “Precobs” in a nod to the term that was used in … [Read More...]

Discarded laptop batteries could bring power to impoverished homes

Discarded laptop batteries could bring power to impoverished homes

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