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Jon Hamm on Possibly Joining THE WALKING DEAD as Villain Negan

Artificial Intelligence Could Have Prevented The Germanwings Crash

No level of security screening short of mind-reading could have prevented the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. But what can be done? The <i>New York Times</i> editorial today calls for the American standard that requires two crew members be in the cockpit at all times to be adopted by “all airlines.” This …

Artificial Intelligence

Hull City fined £30,000 for misconduct

The Football Association has served Hull City with a £30,000 fine for failure to control their players.<p>Hull City has been fined 30,000 pounds by the Football Association for failing to control its players during a Premier League clash at Leicester City earlier this month.<p>The FA charged Hull …

30 never-before-seen species of flies discovered in Los Angeles

Scientists have found 30 never-before-seen species of flies buzzing about in the city of Los Angeles.<p>The discovery suggests that we know less about the diversity of our winged neighbors than was previously thought.<p>The flies are all members of the phorid family, and were captured in 30 insect traps …

Zoology

Super Mario 64 comes to the PC, thanks to a developer experimenting in Unity

If you're in need of a quick <i>Super Mario 64</i> fix, look no further than this Unity remake of the game's first level, Bob-Omb Battlefield, playable on Linux, Mac and PC. The remake comes to us courtesy of developer Erik Roystan Ross, who built the project in Unity 3D.<p>"I originally built this to …

Super Mario

Festo unveils robotic ants, butterflies and chameleon tongue gripper

Festo sees the development of its BionicANTs, where the latter half of the name stands for Autonomous Networking Technologies, as an indication of …

Huge, Rare Vultures Make Impressive Flying Journeys

Changing Planet<p>Traveling 125 miles under your own power might take a human a week a more to complete. For an endangered Ruppell’s vulture with an epic wingspan of roughly 8 feet, it’s a mere day trip.<p>Ruppell’s vultures rise up on thermals of hot air and can easily travel 125 miles in a day. (Photo …

Facebook developing solar drones to deliver global web access

There are an estimated five billion people worldwide who lack reliable internet access but Facebook is reportedly "ready to spend billions" in order to change that. The Menlo Park-based company has recently announced plans to deliver global connectivity on the backs of enormous, solar-powered UAV, …

Valve and HTC will let developers apply for a free Vive VR headset 'soon'

HTC and Valve are being pretty aggressive with their VR headset timing — the recently announced Vive headset is supposed to be available to consumers by the end of the year. But <i>Ars Technica</i> reports that there's some good news and some not-so-good news for developers who wanted to play with it …

YouTube Is Experimenting With Ultra High Def, Ultra Smooth Video Playback — Here Are The Examples

Just a few months back, YouTube bumped up the quality of the videos it hosts by allowing for gorgeous, 60 FPS video playback.<p>Now they’re cranking things up to an almost absurd level. 60 FPS video, on YouTube… at <i>4K</i>.<p>The catch? It’s just something of an experiment, for now, and is limited to a <i>reaaally</i> …