Alan Mackinder

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"Metamaterial Mechanisms:" 3D Printing Singular Objects with Mechanical Function

Example: A one-piece doorknob and deadbolt<p>"Metamaterial Mechanisms" is a research project out of Germany's Hasso Plattner Institute. What they're …

Here's The Most Popular Taco Spot In Every State

Definitely something to taco 'bout.

Tacos

Robots will create a 'disruptive tidal wave' for human workers

Researcher Forrester expects 6 percent of all US jobs will cease to exist by 2021. Blame artificial intelligence.<p>Robots, self-driving cars and virtual assistants will eliminate 6 percent of all jobs in the US by 2021, according to a new report from Forrester Research.<p>Customer service …

Artificial Intelligence

7 outdoor activities you can use a drone for | Adventure Sports Network

Drones have certainly changed the landscape of the video world. While they are common place now in snowboarding, surfing, skateboarding, biking edits …

Now the Saudis Have Killer Drones, Too

Saudi Arabia has got a horrible human-rights record and a bloody war next door. And now it’s about to get its own fleet of flying, death-dealing …

Exclusive: Helen Greiner Is No Longer CEO of CyPhyWorks

Robotics pioneer Helen Greiner is no longer CEO of CyPhyWorks, the drone company she founded back in 2008, <i>Fortune</i> has learned.<p>She will move into a …

Robots can perform surgery inside your eyeballs

Doctors at Oxford University made medical history recently by successfully completing the first robot-assisted intraocular surgery. Robert MacLaren, Professor of Ophthalmology at the university, and his team managed to gently peel off a 1/1000th millimeter membrane from the <i>inside</i> of a patient's …

Why the number of jobs that will be replaced by robots is lower than you think

A recent report from research firm Forrester claims that AI tools and robots will have eliminated only 6% of jobs by 2021. But, that's just the …

This Robotic Tank Wants To Kill Mosquitoes With A Laser

Blows your puny bug zapper away<p>Flyswatters are a primitive tool from a more primitive age. Anyone wanting to go to war against mosquitoes in the 21st century needs lasers. No, really. Lasers. Even <i>lasers on tiny anti-mosquito tanks</i>.<p>Spotted by Shephard Media’s Max Rotor, the “the Laser Movable …

Mosquitoes

Dine in peace: The firms supporting lone female travellers

<b>If you've ever stood alone on the street of a foreign city at dinner time, with your stomach rumbling, you'll know this feeling.</b><p>You'd really love to sit down to a tasty meal in a comfortable restaurant, but everyone around you will be chatting merrily and exchanging glances over their glasses of …

Legal battle widens over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport

The legal battle over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport widened Tuesday when a major aviation tenant filed a federal complaint challenging the city's effort to reduce aircraft services and eventually shut down the historic facility.<p>Atlantic Aviation, which provides fuel, hangars and …

North Korea's Only 'Six-Star' Hotel Is Not Getting Great Reviews

A six-star rating typically signifies unparalleled luxury. However North Korea's Ryanggang Hotel in Pyongyang, the country's only six-star hotel, is …

Victoria Beckham Wears a Sophisticated Pleated Skirt for the Third Day in a Row

It's official: Victoria Beckham's New York Fashion Week uniform was an eye-catching pleated skirt.<p>She was spotted outside of her apartment in the Big …

Stop Mom-Shaming Chelsea Clinton for Missing Her Daughter’s First Day of School

This week, Chelsea Clinton’s daughter, Charlotte, had her first day of preschool in New York. Clinton was off campaigning for her mother, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in North Carolina, which meant that her husband, Mark Mezvinsky, dropped off Charlotte at school. This totally …

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A year ago, scientists cracked one of Einstein's greatest mysteries — now a bizarre new form of astronomy is emerging

It was the first evidence of gravitational waves— ripples in the fabric of space that careen across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Einstein first predicted their existence 100 years ago, yet the famous scientist doubted we'd ever find any.<p>However, scientists from the Laser …

According to science, ~this~ is the best cheat carb for your diet

We’ve all been there — we start a new diet or try to tweak the way we eat to be just a *little* bit healthier, and generally, we’re able to stick …

Photo: The caterpillar we can't get over

<b>The fancy beauty that could have served as muse to Victorian milliners.</b><p>We've seen plenty of curious caterpillars in our day, but this fancy beauty …

Was that climate change? Scientists are getting faster at linking extreme weather to warming

Attribution studies are letting researchers respond quickly to questions about human influence – before the news cycle turns elsewhere<p>Is it still true to say you can’t point to any single extreme weather event and claim you can’t link it to human-caused climate change?<p>Plenty of people seem to think …

Climate Change

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Internet access as important as food, water to refugees, UN says

In some cases, refugees are willing to give up 10 days worth of food just to afford their data plans.<p>Staying connected is just as important to refugees as food, water and shelter.<p>Data plans are so expensive that refugees spend about a third of their incomes to get online, according to a UN Refugee …

Refugees

Gmail get responsive design for prettier emails on your phone

Ever start to read an email on your desktop, only to pick it up on your phone later and find the formatting is all kinds of messed up? Thankfully, that will soon be largely a thing of the past.<p>Google says that later this month, Gmail will be able to support emails created with responsive design, …

Steve Jobs' widow is giving two L.A. teachers $10 million to start a school for homeless and foster youth

Instead of going to school, school will come to you.<p>That's the prize-winning idea behind RISE High, a proposed Los Angeles charter high school designed to serve homeless and foster children whose educations are frequently disrupted.<p>Los Angeles educators Kari Croft, 29, and Erin Whalen, 26, who came …

High School

The Latest: NY attorney general probing Trump's charity

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):<p>8:22 p.m.<p>New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office has been investigating Donald Trump's charity to determine whether the foundation has abided by state laws governing nonprofits.<p>Schneiderman disclosed the …