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Different Wars Have Different Sounds

Changing weapons and technologies bring new sounds to the battlefield

A LEGO rover (not the one used in the experiment.)

NASA Uses Interplanetary Internet to Control Robot in Germany

We're not going to say these are the tools of the robot apocalypse. But, they're probably the tools of the robot apocalypse


A Four-Point Plan For Feeding Nine Billion People

The world is set for food shortages as the population continues to climb. Here are four things we can do to stop it


Mine-Hunting Humans And Dolphins To Be Replaced by Robots

Just like human jobs, mine-sniffing dolphins are being replaced by robots

Island Nation Now Runs Entirely On Solar Power

A one-megawatt solar power plant now provides150% of the electricity demand of a small Pacific island nation

New Jersey Will Be Able to Vote Online This Year, But You Probably Never Will

This week, the state is grappling with how to bring their citizens the vote

Cities, Bridges And Burning Man Don’t Build Themselves

As humankind expands into the far reaches of the world - we build things. Bridges, cities, buildings. How do those things get built?


Giant Paintball Gun Could Save the World From Death-by-Asteroid

A big asteroid will eventually hit the Earth. What can we do to push it out of the way?

Inside Google’s Top Secret Data Centers

It's the physical network of thousands of fiber miles and servers that create the multibillion-dollar infrastructure that makes Google Google

More Chocolate, More Nobels

Chocolate consumption statistically relates to Nobel Prizes

Rogue Ales is planning on brewing a new beer from beard yeast.

Brewmaster Makes Beer From His Beard Yeast

Most fermenting species of yeast are found on animals, insects and rotting fruit, so cultivating yeast from a person's body might not be that far-fetched

Are You an Expert? If Not, Forget the 4-Hour Work Week

The seemingly too-good-to-be-true 4-hour workweek has a few glaring caveats

British Architects Plan to Build a House Entirely From Waste

England will soon begin construction on its first building built entirely from waste

The lower on this gun was made with a 3D printer.

It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone 3D-Prints a Gun

The 3D printing gun idea has taken off, but Stratasys, the company who's printers are being used, isn't happy about it. They want their printers back


Isaac Newton’s Death Mask: Now Available in Digital 3D

Using a mask made upon the great physicist's death, scientists created a 3D scan of Newton's visage


If We Had Followed This Plan, We’d Be Living on Mars By Now

If you think Curiosity is exciting, imagine where we could have been if someone had put these guys in charge

A screenshot from the app.

New iPad App Lets You Noodle Around Einstein’s Noggin

iPad app sees Einstein's autopsied brain digitized

A Map of Every Passenger Plane in the Skies at This Instant

This site tracks thousands of passenger planes as they fly around the world

Don’t Trust Robots? The Pentagon Doesn’t Either

Not everyone at the Pentagon is ready to embrace the new robot army

The Brazilian wandering spider

Could Spider Venom Be the Next Viagra?

Researchers are studying the surprising side effects of the banana spider's bite

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