JoAnne Gilmore

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This cat has seen some serious sh*t

Most think of pets as our cuddly friends. Not this cat.<p>Sure, some animals are cuter than others, but this cat looks as if it's slowly plotting to …

Naughty Cat Knocks Everything Off The Table

In a world of uncertainty, there's one thing we can be sure about - cats can be jerks sometimes.<p>This cat, affectionately named Beavis, has absolutely …

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There, where the Sky touched the Water | Jakutien -Yakutia

Watch This Box Robot Swing A Knife With A Tentacle

Despite all my rage, I’m still just a bot in a cage<p>Will robots ever really understand the human condition? Is it possible, for example, for a machine to know both terrible purpose and utter futility at the same time? As an answer to that question, I present to you an Arduino-powered, knife-wielding …

Robotics

Scientists Create Electronic Circuits In Living Roses

A circuit by any other name would smell as sweet<p>Fusing machines and animals is a fairly common theme in both science and science fiction. You've heard of cyborg cockroaches, DIY cyborgs, and the Borg.<p>But what about melding plants and machines? That's something that hasn't been attempted as much. In …

Nanotech

‘Gabriel’ Is A New Artificial Intelligence Named After The Messenger Angel

It whispers instructions in your ear<p>If your conversations with digital personal assistants like Apple's Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, or Google Now haven’t been useful enough, a new challenger of Biblical proportions is about to arrive.<p>Gabriel, a project by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, …

Artificial Intelligence

Can A Smarter Gun Prevent A Massacre?

This one has been gathering dust for a decade<p>In the wake of another mass murder in the United States, which left 14 people dead at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, plenty of smart people are asking: What can we do to stop the shooting?<p>Any mention of gun control is met with Second …

The Hyperloop Will Begin Testing In Nevada In 2016

Full speed ahead!<p>The startup company Hyperloop Technologies — which takes its name from Elon Musk’s proposed invention but has no direct connection to him — announced today that it will build a test track for the ultra-fast transportation service in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Located within an …

High-speed Rail

Watch A Homemade TIE Fighter Drone Fly [Video]

Begun, the drone wars have<p>Last time we saw the handiwork of hobbyist YouTuber Olivier C, he was smuggling for the Rebel Alliance with a custom-built Millennium Falcon body for his drone. Now, it appears Olivier has turned over to the Dark Side, as he's built a custom-made TIE Interceptor body for a …

Drones

Big Idea: Internet For Everyone

In 2016, tech giants will launch the internet into the skies<p>By the end of 2016, Facebook plans to launch its own satellite. The AMOS-6—built and deployed with French firm Eutelsat—will provide Internet access to millions in sub-­Saharan­ Africa, where in several countries fewer than 2 percent of …

Brookings Institution

How Data Could Prevent The Next Ferguson

An algorithmic approach to eliminating police bias<p>The deaths of Oscar Grant III, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and scores of others at the hands of law enforcement over the past few years have shaken Americans’ faith in their police departments. According to a 2014 Gallup poll, 44 percent of …

Watch This Homemade, Gas-Powered Lightsaber Destroy Things

Looks cool, probably smells terrible<p>We’d like to share our condolences with all of the university laser research departments around the world who might have been trying to build a self-contained lightsaber for the first time — you’re already too late.<p>On the eve of the release of <i>Star Wars Episode …

Homemade

GM Just Gave Lyft $500 Million To Create A Fleet of Autonomous Cars

Watch out Über<p>General Motors announced a $500 milllion deal today with ride-sharing app Lyft to “deliver an on-demand network of autonomous vehicles.”<p>General Motors is already testing its own autonomous vehicles on its campuses, but the partnership puts the company in both the ride-sharing game and …

General Motors