Dennis Robert Pereillo

8 Flips | 1 Magazine | @DennisPereillo | Keep up with Dennis Robert Pereillo on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Dennis Robert Pereillo”

Future Army helmets make for cooler soldiers, terrified enemies

It's hard to look at the US Army's latest helmet and not think of <i>Halo</i>, but the design does serve a purpose beyond gaming chic. Its latest "soldier of the future" concept would not only protect grunts in high heat and humidity, but also shield them from chemical and biological agents. While much …

Plastic, Heal Thyself

A new polymer can seal much bigger holes than previous self-repairing plastics.<p>Machines that can fix themselves are such staples in fantastic fiction that the concept has its own name at TV Tropes (the 'net's ultimate guide to fiction cliches): Self Healing Phlebotinum.<p>In reality, chemists and …

The Mathematics of Murder: Should a Robot Sacrifice Your Life to Save Two?

It happens quickly—more quickly than you, being human, can fully process.<p>A front tire blows, and your autonomous SUV swerves. But rather than veering left, into the opposing lane of traffic, the robotic vehicle steers right. Brakes engage, the system tries to correct itself, but there’s too much …

Autonomous Cars

Magnetars are the most powerful magnets in the universe

Magnetars are the bizarre super-dense remnants of supernova explosions and the strongest magnets known in the universe.<p>A team of European astronomers …

Tropical Storms Hitting Peak Strength Nearer Poles, Study Says

Tropical storms are migrating out of the tropics, reaching their peak intensity in higher latitudes, where larger populations are concentrated, a new NOAA-led study published in the journal Nature says.<p>Each decade for the past 30 years, tropical cyclones — which include hurricanes and typhoons — …

Big Bang Discovery Comes Under Fire

Rumors ripple about flaws in the discovery of gravitational waves in the big bang's aftermath.<p>An acclaimed "smoking gun" discovery explaining the unfolding of the early universe faces rumors of a cosmic misfire. (See: "Big Bang's 'Smoking Gun' Confirms Early Universe's Exponential Growth.")<p>In March …