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Tactile soft sensor can turn anything into a controller

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a soft sensor toolkit that could pave the way for more tactile wearables. Tragically dubbed "iSoft," the thin, rubbery device reacts to continuous movement, including touch and stretch controls. With its accompanying software platform, you can …

Giant robot fighting is finally here as America and Japan do battle

The US and Japan will square-off in robot combat this Tuesday in a battle to determine who builds a better battle bot. The event will be streamed live on Twitch and will feature two giant robots clashing head-to-head in melee combat.<p>The American team created a 15 foot tall behemoth of steel and …

UK asks for ways to destroy contraband drones heading to prisons

The MOJ competition is asking for solutions to eradicate contraband delivery drones.<p>The UK Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has launched a competition …

Now involving Reddit and neo-Nazis, the spiraling Trump-CNN feud is 2017 in a nutshell

For any healthy American who hasn't irradiated his brain by consuming political news on Twitter: Here's a journalistic autopsy on how a wrestling video tweeted by President Trump last week spawned a national controversy involving Reddit, CNN, vengeful neo-Nazis — and a hashtag campaign that adds …

Donald Trump

The Wanderers is a beautiful take on the human cost of a mission to Mars

The biggest obstacles to overcome will be people, not hardware<p>With private companies such as SpaceX looking to visit Mars in the coming decades, science fiction is poised to become reality. In Meg Howrey’s latest novel, <i>The Wanderers</i>, she explores the run-up to such a mission, and the toll that it …

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria

UNITED NATIONS/MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have "extremely serious" consequences, as President Donald Trump's first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington.<p>The warships USS …

No one knows what to do with the International Space Station

Congress has only approved funding through 2024. What happens then?<p>In 2024 the clock will run out on the International Space Station. Maybe. That’s the arbitrary deadline that Congress imposed back in 2014, at which point they'll have to decide whether or not to keep funding the ISS. And yeah, …

Space Exploration

What Are These "Time Crystals" We Keep Hearing About?

Yes they exist. No you can't buy them from a mysterious shopkeeper.<p>This past week, science and technology blogs devoted a few hours and in some cases …

Army Unveils 3-D Printed Grenade Launcher

The U.S. Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) recently revealed that it had successfully 3-D printed almost all of the …

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

Facebook testing AI that helps spot suicidal users

Facebook has unveiled new tools to help prevent suicides, pointing out that they happen every 40 seconds worldwide and are the second leading cause of death for young people. While it already has self-harm prevention features, they rely on users to spot and report friends' problematic posts. Now, …