Jeffrey Whitt

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Drones + X

Small drones are advancing quickly. They used to be little else but sophisticated remote-controlled toys and people love to complain when we call them ‘drones’ because that implies that they are at least semi-autonomous (and maybe able to bomb a terrorist (and a few innocent bystanders)). But …

3D printing helped solve an ancient musical mystery

These recreations range from the pre-Celtic British liturgical soundscapes of Stonehenge to the music of Ancient Greece.<p>Now, thanks to Billy Ó Foghlú of Australian National University's College of Asia and the Pacific, we can add Bronze Age Irish horns to the list of resurrected instruments.<p>Through …

Why We Can't Stop Seeing Aliens on Mars

A crab! A spoon! A crashed UFO! Clearly, the Curiosity Rover is busy excavating the remains of an alien luau, and NASA totally didn’t tell us. The …

BlackBerry memo marks the end of layoffs

Today, Reuters reported on the contents on an internal memo sent to BlackBerry employees on Aug. 1, specifying that the company is ending its three-year staff reduction process.<p>A BlackBerry representative declined to comment on the report when contacted by VentureBeat.<p>“We have completed the …

After a 'Year' on Mars, What's Next for Curiosity?

It takes Mars almost twice as long as Earth to rotate around the Sun.<p>Tuesday marks 687 days — one full <i>Martian</i> year — since NASA's Curiosity rover …

Black and Blue Report: May 23, 2014

New Saints Hall of Famers Aaron Brooks and John Carney on today's Black and Blue Report hosted by Sean Kelley (New Orleans Saints audio)

At Least 15 Dead as Tornadoes Rip Through Central, Southern US

Rescuers sifted through the rubble today looking for survivors after a powerful tornado carved out a path of destruction, flattening homes and …