Michaelangelo Parkinson (Miko)

52 Flips | 2 Magazines | 15 Likes | @Michaelange62ip | Loves technology and science, it's nice to look at flipboard and see new technology being announced and wanting it badly :P

Heartbreaking pictures show mother kangaroo reaching for joey one last time before dying in male companion's arms

A mother kangaroo has been captured reaching out to cuddle her joey one last time before she died.<p>The photographer, Evan Switzer, captured the moment on a bushland property in River Heads, Queensland, Australia.<p>He noticed what was going on while he was on a walk on the property on Monday …

Six ways nature has inspired tech innovations

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Deep Space Disco

New Shepard: Bezos claims success on second spaceship flight

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1209000/1209640_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534444543_7005e54eba22aad1bdd126328a086f84<p><b>The Amazon.com entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has claimed success on the second flight of his New Shepard spaceship.</b><p>Intended eventually to carry people just …

Paris massacre: At least 128 killed in gunfire and blasts, French officials say

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> On a night when thousands of Paris residents and tourists were reveling and fans were enjoying a soccer match between France and world champion Germany, horror struck in an unprecedented manner. Terrorists -- some with AK-47s, some reportedly with bombs strapped to them -- attacked …

Paris Attacks

Disney Research has a faster way to render realistic fabrics

Computer graphics have come a long way, but there are still a few aspects that are pretty time consuming to get right. Realistic fabric movement that reacts to gravity and other forces is one of 'em and the folks at Disney Research have found a way to make life-like cloth simulations by six to …

How to build a first-person-view drone

You mean you still haven't flown your own UAV? Systems engineer Dave Shevett, who has flown remote-controlled gliders and aeroplanes, and built his …

Fold A Paper Robot With An Arduino Brain

Origami action<p>Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, also shows up in modern science and engineering. By turning a two-dimensional sheet into a 3-D product, as origami artists do, engineers can make more-versatile versions of devices like space mirrors and heart stents. The same techniques can …

Arduino

‘Whalecopter’ drone swoops in for a shot and a shower

This drone’s-eye view captures two humpback whales blowing a net of bubbles around their prey. Yet portraiture is only half of what whale-watching …

Video: Soft Square Robot Is Ready To Roll

Where no cube has gone before<p>Sometimes, it's hip to be cubed. A new robot created by a group at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) may be a cube, but it's still very cool.<p>In a recent paper the researchers describe how the 3-inch, 7-ounce cube works. Equipped with sensors …

Robotics

Young man stunned by rare 'rainbow cloud' in Costa Rica

A so-called rainbow cloud formed over Costa Rica on Tuesday, leaving residents and tourists in awe as the natural phenomenon glided through the sunny skies.<p>The scientific name is cloud iridescence, which occurs when water droplets or ice crystals in the atmosphere scatter the light, according to …

Costa Rica

Drones vs. driverless cars: A tale of two robotics policies

When a 2-pound drone crashed on the White House lawn in January, the nation was thrown into drone hysteria.<p>That drone was a $1,000 model made by …

Will drone racing fly as a sport?

Imagine careening through the forest chasing Stormtroopers on speeder bikes as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia did in a famous scene from "Star Wars," flying around trees and ducking under branches.<p>A group of drone operators created that sensation for Internet viewers when they recently raced …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Amy Schumer: 'I Have a Belly and I Have Cellulite and I Still Deserve Love'

At the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in June, Amy Schumer was candid about her weight (“I’m probably like 160 lbs.”) – and her ability to …

This YouTube video of fireworks has been viewed over 8 million times

This video was posted to YouTube in 2013 by Media By JJ (who has an assortment of other fireworks videos available) and has been viewed over 8 million times. It was created with Fireworks simulation software FWsim.<p>Wishing you and yours a happy Fourth of July!

Is Greece doomed? These are the 3 questions everyone is asking

Greece is in the ugliest situation imaginable: dead broke, humiliated in front of its European partners, destined to make spending cuts that leaders …

White House predicts same-sex marriage win from the Supreme Court

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House press secretary Josh Earnest expressed guarded optimism that the Supreme Court would rule in favor of same-sex marriage in an upcoming decision.<p>"We have seen a rapid change all across the country, and the country is waiting to see if the Supreme Court has changed …

Meet the Man Who Lost $14 Billion in 30 Minutes

May 20th was a very bad day for Li Hejun.<p>Most of us would be dismayed at losing $14 in thirty minutes, much less $14 billion. One of China’s richest …

Charleston church shooting: Obama's 'hopeless' push for gun control

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1174000/1174741_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534402794_1e54e6647cedea4c7fc261df29a934c0<p><b>Another shooting, another sombre statement by President Barack Obama and another call for gun control.</b><p>But this time was different - and so was much of …

Nasa test out engine for world's most powerful rocket

Nasa has completed a test of an RS-25 engine, which will power the Space Launch System to make it the most powerful rocket ever built<p>Nasa calls it the Clark Kent of rocket engines because of its commonplace exterior yet ferocious power, and it hopes that one day the RS-25 engine will power its <b>Space</b> …

A Cosmic Ray Brought Bill Nye's Solar Sail Back Online

Yay for rays!<p>After suffering a worrying software glitch last week in lower Earth orbit, the ambitious solar sail spacecraft launched by Bill Nye and the Planetary Society is back online, and once again sending data to its scientist overlords.<p>On May 20, the non-profit organization helmed by “Science …

Could This Hydrogen-Powered Drone Work?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯<p>The biggest physical constraint on small drones is their power supply. Batteries can only hold so much energy, and as adding more batteries to a drone also increase the weight of that drone, there are finite limits on how long quadcopters can fly in a single flight. A new drone concept by …

16 Damaging Myths About Depression You Need To Stop Believing

"Can't you just snap out of it?"

Depression

Spectacular Milky Way Awes Photographers

In this inspiring short, Ian Norman and Diana Southern reflect on the process of capturing the incredible night sky through astrophotography. "It puts into perspective just how small ... and precious we are in a short time on this little rock slowly spinning through space," says Norman. Learn more …

Astrophotography

Hubble Scientists Map a Massive Halo of Gas Around Andromeda Galaxy

Space<p>Readings from the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed the extent of a massive, nearly invisible halo of gas surrounding the neighboring Andromeda Galaxy — and it's a doozy. The dark halo stretches out about a million light-years beyond the spiral galaxy's stars, which is roughly half the …

Spotify is reportedly considering a move into video

Spotify's business has always been centered around streaming <i>music</i>, but soon the company could start integrating video into its service. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> is reporting that Spotify "has been reaching out to companies that specialize in making content for YouTube." The company is said to be …