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Google's self-driving cars will need steering wheels, at least for now

Rules issued by the California DMV say the search giant's software-powered car prototypes still need physical controls during testing.<p>Google has been hard at work developing self-driving cars, but it looks like the company will need to wait before software is truly in the driver's seat.<p>The …

'Minority Report' TV series reportedly in development from Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is trying to bring back <i>Minority Report</i>, according to <i>The Wrap</i> and <i>Deadline</i>. The director is reportedly working to turn his classic sci-fi film into a television show, which would be produced by his company Amblin Entertainment. Amblin is reportedly looking toward Max Borenstein, …

India Has Human-Powered Ferris Wheels

The ferris wheels most westerners know and love are motor-powered contraptions. But some of their Indian counterparts utilize a slightly different …

It Nears: 1,000 Little Swarmbots Learn To Work Together To Form Shapes

Jerks at Harvard have created 1,024 little robots that can work together to form shapes. For reference, that makes them infinitely less dysfunctional …

Spielberg is developing a 'Minority Report' TV show, according to reports

According to reports from both <i>The Wrap</i> and <i>Deadline</i>, Steven Spielberg is trying to resurrect <i>Minority Report</i> as a TV series. The original movie was a science-fiction styled thriller set in the near-future - and its ideas on gesture-based interfaces have been referenced ever since. <i>Fast Company</i> even …

Chairless Chair: a wearable that lets you sit anywhere

We’ve seen a lot of interesting wearables, but none that are quite as interesting as the Chairless Chair. At first glance, the wearer appears to be …

Robot Draws Its Creator's Picture Using His Blood As Ink

In things that shouldn't exist news, this is 'Ghost In The Machine,' a robot programmed by artist Ted Lawson to draw a life-size picture of himself …

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3 1 hour ago Movie News<p>Doctor Strange co-writer C. Robert Cargill reveals that both he and director Scott Derrickson know which villain they want to …

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<b>Identity Disc ("Tron")</b><p>Imagine having something you carry with you at all times that holds all your personal information: your ID, your insurance …

New Stormtroopers Have These Sleek New Helmets They'll Be Shot In

Much like our local police, Stormtroopers must keep up with the most modern of military equipment--to protect themselves from, say, dark, unarmed …

What The?: Army Of Pikachus Prepare For Battle In Japan

This is a short video from Japan of an army of Pikachus preparing for battle in Akarenga Park, Yokohama. You think they're going to battle one of …

11 Years To Die: Sex Robots 'Commonplace By 2025'

Seen here hanging out with my uncle Wes the exact kind of guy I'd expect to be having sex with a robot, a synthetic sexbot poses with her owner. And …

Will Humans Still Be Humans in an Age of Artificial Intelligence?

PBS's OffBook series explores the future of robots.

‘Gaurdians of the Galaxy’ reviewed

Marvel films aren’t the best superhero films, and sometimes they’re not even the most entertaining superhero films. But there is a certain aura …

7 Ways Guardians of the Galaxy Reminds Us of the Star Wars Movies

<i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> may exist in the Marvel Universe, but its spiritual roots lie in a galaxy far, far away. Directed with wacko verve by James …

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Marvel Screened Guardians of the Galaxy for the Co-Creator of Rocket

Excuse us, there's something in our eyes. Bill Mantlo, who created Rocket Raccoon with artist Keith Giffen, suffered a traumatic brain injury from a …

Delta Aquarid meteor shower: How to watch it online

The Delta Aquarids peak on Monday and Tuesday night. If you can't catch the meteor shower in person, here are some ways to view it online.<p>The Delta …

Tara Reid says a sharknado could really happen. Is she right?

Actress and model Tara Reid chatted with GQ magazine about the likelihood of a sharknado, a hypothetical meteorological phenomenon in which a cyclone …

Siberian dinosaur spreads feathers around the dinosaur tree

For the last 20 years, huge numbers of fossils from China have dramatically demonstrated that large numbers of dinosaur species that were closely related to the birds had all manner of feathers on their bodies. However, a new find named <i>Kulindadromeus</i> from eastern Russia published today in <i>Science</i>, …

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: an evolutionary perspective

"Evolution" is emblazoned across the publicity for the rebooted Planet of the Apes prequels, but is that label justified by their plots? One challenge for screenwriter Mark Bomback was to show why the apes needed to develop the ability to speak. It has been theorised that speech evolved because of …

Flying spies: Surveillance planes after the Cold War

In the Cold War, the SR-71 and the U-2 flew miles-high to snoop on foreign powers. But what’s looking and listening now in the 21st Century? Angus Batey reports.<p>Ever since the first commander sent a scout up a tree to get a better view of enemy troops, the concept of aerial reconnaissance has been …

Summer's best meteor showers streak night skies

Just in time for the new moon, the Delta Aquarid showers peak on Monday and Tuesday and the Perseid showers start to get under way.<p>It's the time of year to head to the hills for some stargazing. The peak of one of summer's spectacular meteor showers is nicely timed with the new moon's dark …

Game of Drones

If it flies, it fights.<p>Most pilots enjoy keeping their drones airborne. Marque Cornblatt, who studied digital art before turning to robotics, has different pleasure centers in his brain. “Crash your drone,” he says. “Get your hands dirty fixing that thing. Come up with solutions to keep it …

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Misconceptions About Conception

<b>Modern women have taken sex education</b> since middle school, and can ask their friends, parents and the Internet for reproductive health advice. But when today's ladies want to try conceiving, it turns out, getting tips online and getting it on aren't always sufficient. There are still a lot of facts …