Russia’s military now has an ATV-riding combat robot

Russia’s military now has an ATV-riding combat robot

When you think about “combat robots” you’re probably thinking of something along the lines of what you’d find in Fallout or Terminator, which is probably why President Vladimir Putin didn’t seem very impressed when the Russian military demonstrated its new combat robot prototype. Instead of an intimidating death machine, President Putin was presented with a scrawny and somewhat goofy looking robot riding on the back of a slow moving ATV, a video of which can be seen below. Russia’s own Sputnik News described the demonstration on its website: … [Read More...]

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Bill Belichick DeflateGate

The Real Reason New England Must Be Punished for #DeflateGate

Whether or not you believe that the deflated balls used by the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game is worth punishment or not relies on two factors: whether you have a passionate feeling (positive or negative) about the team and whether you believe in following rules strictly. Neither … [Read More...]

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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...]

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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

Researchers at IBM claim that 70% of the world’s discarded laptop batteries cold be used to power lighting in locations where electricity supplies are unreliable, such as slums and other impoverished areas. Their study suggests that these batteries could make LED lighting much more affordable than … [Read More...]

Researchers use ultrasound to create holograms that you can feel

Researchers use ultrasound to create holograms that you can feel

It wasn’t too long ago that virtual reality seemed like a sci-fi fantasy at worst and a far off dream at best, but at this point it seems like just a matter of time. New Scientist is reporting that a new company by the name of UltraHaptics has designed an advanced system of projected sound waves … [Read More...]

Lasers can help detect “peak edibleness” in certain fruits

Lasers can help detect “peak edibleness” in certain fruits

A new study published to Applied Optics on Wednesday reveals that team of researchers from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon and the Université de Bretagne Occidentale de Brest in France have developed a method that could enable farmers to harvest climacteric fruits, such as apples and bananas, at … [Read More...]

Europe greenlights its Extremely Large Telescope

Europe greenlights its Extremely Large Telescope

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has announced that its main governing body, the Council, has approved the organization’s planned construction project in Chile, meaning that humans will have access to the appropriately named "European Extremely Large Telescope" by 2024, according to … [Read More...]