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College Football Top 25, Ranked By Academics

<b>Correction appended</b>: Dec. 19, 2014.<p>Forgive fans of Texas Christian University’s football team for feeling blue over the holidays. After all, the …

Rise Of The Insect Drones

Nature spent millions of years perfecting flapping-wing flight. Now engineers can reproduce it with machines.<p>Five years ago, Richard Guiler and Tom Vaneck were sitting at a bar a few blocks from their office, trying to take their minds off work. For nearly a year, the two engineers had been …

Stephen Hawking Says Artificial Intelligence Could Be the 'Worst Thing to Happen to Humanity'

Maybe he just watched <i>The Matrix</i>.<p>Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s most famous scientists, is more than a little worried about the potential danger …

Singularity

For Good or Bad, Intelligent, Swarming Nanobots Are the Next Frontier of Drones

"Could be anything from delivering medicine to delivering munition."<p>Image: oogoody2000/Flickr<p>In the ongoing quest to shrink drones, engineers have built a flying robot so small it can sit in the palm of your hand. But don’t let its size fool you—these intelligent nanoquadrotors are far smarter than …

Robotics

Could Jibo Developer Cynthia Breazeal Be The Steve Wozniak Of Robots?

Bill Gates once predicted we would have a robot in every home to go with our personal computer. James Temple of <re/code> is calling Jibo—a new personal robot to be sold commercially in 2015—“one of the most ambitious and affordable robots for the home that [he has] seen.” I agree.<p>Developed by …

Drone seen hovering over massive blaze at L.A. high school

A mystery drone was seen hovering over the scene of a massive blaze as it tore through a South Los Angeles charter school Tuesday afternoon.<p>The small drone seen on KTLA-TV shows the craft flying above a plume of smoke and the curling flames at Animo South Los Angeles Charter High School.<p>Los Angeles …

Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi

Gallery: Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi<p>Gallery: Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi<p>+ 5<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>The latest …

Elon Musk warns against unleashing artificial intelligence 'demon'

Elon Musk has met a technology he doesn't like.<p>Musk, who promises to take humans to new heights with space and battery technologies, was especially grounded in his latest caution on artificial intelligence.<p>Elon Musk<p>He told an audience at MIT on Friday that "we should be very careful about …

Fly a drone near a stadium and the FAA could send you to jail

The new rule "clarifies" that it's illegal to navigate near racetracks or sports stadiums<p>Well before drones were a hobby, in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the FAA created a rule designating stadiums as "national defense airspace." Between an hour before and an hour after an event, the …

23 years later, mother charged in death of son, 5

SOUTH AMBOY, N.J. — More than two decades after the disappearance of Timothy Wiltsey, a 5-year-old boy with a sweet smile, his mother, was arrested and charged with his murder on Wednesday.<p>And in South Amboy, the small city where Wiltsey and his mother, Michelle Lodzinski lived in 1991, the news of …

Obama authorizes air strikes in Iraq | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday he has authorized air strikes against Islamist militants in Iraq to protect American personnel and launched humanitarian assistance to prevent a genocide of members of a religious minority who have fled their homes.<p>U.S. President …

Who Are the Yazidi, and Why Is ISIS Targeting Them?

Most of the 40,000 refugees stranded this week atop Mount Sinjar near Mosul, Iraq, are women and children who are Christians and members of a small religious sect called the Yazidi. Who are the Yazidi, why have Iraq's militant rebels threatened them with execution if they don't convert to Islam, …

Obama authorizes air strikes in Iraq, says 'America is coming to help'

President Obama announced Thursday night in a televised address that he has authorized the U.S. military to conduct airstrikes "if necessary" against Islamist militants in Iraq, and the military has conducted a mission to drop humanitarian aid there to help religious minorities stranded amid the …

Associated Press News

Greg Oden Arrested: Latest Details, Mugshot and More

<b>Updates from Wednesday, Aug. 13</b><p>Bill McCleery of the <i>Indy Star</i> provides an update on Greg Oden's trial:<p>Former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden is scheduled for an Oct. 22 jury trial on charges that he punched his ex-girlfriend in the face during a fight.The free-agent center appeared in Marion Superior …

Is this the NFL ref czar on Cowboys' party bus? Irate NFL execs say yes

NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino appeared to be partying with Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones, raising ire around the league.<p>Executives from several NFL …